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Roku is celebrating the beginning of 2021 with its gigantic and record year in 2020 -- boasting 50+ million active accounts and an insane 58.7 billion streaming hours in 2020.
The company took to its own blog where it said that they're announcing "announced preliminary estimated data for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2020, of 51.2 million active accounts - up by approximately 14 million accounts in 2020. Additionally, viewers streamed an estimated 17 billion hours in the fourth quarter for a total of 58.7 billion hours in 2020, an increase of 55% year over year for the quarter and the full year".
Better yet, the company is celebrating the milestone by giving away 50 Roku Ultras -- you can enter that by checking out Roku's 50+ Million sweepstakes page. Below, I've got a huge Infographic that detail's Roku and its journey up to 50+ million active users.
I was scrolling through my personal Twitter feed and came across a picture that was uploaded by @UberKyptonian that showed the concept art of Wonder Woman before it was handed over to Patty Jenkins.
As @UberKryptonian says so perfectly: "While I love the first Wonder Woman film and what Patty did, the energy of the image on the left is so f*cking metal" and I totally agree. I love the style of what Jenkins did with Wonder Woman, but man if the Amazonian herself was going go around with a samurai, Sikh warrior, Native American, British soldier, and African warrior and then beat bad guys up, decapitate them, and collect their heads?
Uh, yeah I want that -- and Zack Snyder, I think he'd handle this style of Wonder Woman perfectly. A mix of Wonder Woman with 300, as well as that visual Snyder flair and some epic slow mo? I'm in.
Wonder Woman 1984 has been enough of a success on HBO Max that Warner Bros. has green-lit Wonder Woman 3.
Warner Bros. announced the news right after WW84 debuted on HBO Max and in theaters on Christmas Day, and will be directed once again by Patty Jenkins and will star Gal Gadot in the role of Diana Prince and Wonder Woman.
Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. chairman, explains: "As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of 'Wonder Woman 1984,' we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real life Wonder Women - Gal and Patty - who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy".
Warner Bros. has some big plans for 2021 but the COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked havoc on the cinema industry, forcing WB to push all 2021 movies to debut on its streaming service HBO Max as well as in theaters where it can.
But now there are reports that Furiosa, The Color Purple, and Coyote vs. Acme will debut in theaters in 2023, while WB will debut their 2021 movies like The Matrix 4, Dune, The Suicide Squad on HBO Max and in theaters, while Zack Snyder's Justice League will be an exclusive to HBO Max but I see it being big enough that a cinema release will happen.
Variety reports that Warner Bros. "called the unprecedented release strategy, one that drew criticism from all corners of Hollywood, a "unique one-year" model in response to the pandemic. Wednesday's announcement suggests that Warner Bros. intends to continue its commitment to theatrical releases".
Celebrate, fellow jabronis: TV's most dysfunctional and rambunctious group of misfits will grace our televisions for four more seasons.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia might not ever end. Today Disney announced FX Networks has renewed the landmark show for four more seasons, which will push the show up to season 18. Patty's Pub isn't going anywhere any time soon.
"I'm delighted to announce four more seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, taking the show to season 18, four seasons longer than the prior record-holder for longest-running live-action sitcom in television history, Ozzie and Harriet,"said FX CEO John Landgraf.
Today Disney announced a ton of new Star Wars content, and confirmed Episode II and III's Hayden Christensen will be playing Darth Vader opposite Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Set 10 years after the Revenge of the Sith, the Obi-Wan show chronicles the early years of Vader's campaign of terror and destruction across the galaxy. The series will be directed by Deborah Chow, who directed episodes The Mandalorian and other shows like Shut Eye, Mr. Robot, The Man in the High Castle, and Better Call Saul. Production isn't set to begin until March 2021 so don't expect the show any time soon. It will premiere on Disney+.
Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy promises the Vader vs Kenobi showdown will be the "biggest rematch of the century".
If you're stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or settling in for the holidays -- then you'll be glad to know that you can watch the first 19 movies in the James Bond franchise for free right now.
Out of nowhere, the first 19 James Bond movies have been bundled into YouTube's "Free to Watch" section in the US. This means only US viewers can watch a bunch of different James Bond movies -- pretty much every single one without Daniel Craig -- for free right now.
You can go back and watch Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye, living out the nostalgia of that movie and memories of playing Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64. You could go back further and watch the older James Bond movies with Sean Connery in them as well, but if you want some of the newer James Bond movies starring Daniel Craig -- they aren't included.
Warner Bros. today announced a new hybrid distribution model for its films: Simultaneous release on HBO Max and in theaters.
Warner Bros. Pictures plans to premiere its entire 2021 movie slate on HBO Max as well as theaters. The slate consists of 17 movies including The Matrix 4, Denis Villeneuve's Dune remake, the new Space Jam starring LeBron James, the Mortal Kombat adaption, and the Suicide Squad remake.
New movies will be available on HBO Max streaming for a month after they're released, and will be pulled after the month is over.
Amazon Studios has just announced early renewal for Season 6, which will be its last season -- just on the edge of Season 5 debuting on Amazon Prime in December 16.
Deadline reports that production on Season 6 of The Expanse will begin on January 20, 2021 -- but the start date could change given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic affecting shooting schedules. The Expanse started off on Syfy, but was cancelled in 2018 -- after which fans launched a huge Save Our Show campaign and Amazon bought the show.
The Expanse Season 4 was released in December 2019 as an Amazon Original Series, with Season 5 debuting on December 16 -- not too far away now!
I wrote an article just under a week ago, saying Wonder Woman 1984 debuting on HBO Max could be just what we need -- and it seems I was right.
Warner Bros. Pictures have just announced that Wonder Woman 1984, after many delays related to COVID-19, we have a new release date: Christmas Day, or December 25, 2020. Overseas, Wonder Woman 1984 will debut in cinemas on December 16 in markets where HBO Max isn't available.
Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins explains: "The time has come. At some point you have to choose to share any love and joy you have to give, over everything else. We love our move as we love our fans, so we truly hope that our film brings a little bit of joy and reprieve to all of you this holiday season".