TV, Movies & Home Theatre News - Page 12
The Matrix 4 will soon be adding another cast member to its roster, with Priyanka Chopra reportedly in final talks to join the case of the movie alongside Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Neil Patrick Harris, and more. Unfortunately, one of my favorite actors from the movie and fellow Aussie -- Hugo Weaving, will not be returning to his role of Agent Smith in The Matrix 4.
Priyanka Chopra has been previously spotted on the recent Baywatch movie, as well as ABC's Quantico. Chopra hasn't talked about whether she's got any formal involvement with The Matrix 4 on any of her social media feeds, but I'm sure that will change once ink hits paper and she can come out and confirm the news.
Warner Bros. is close to starting official production on The Matrix 4, with Variety reporting that production is to "begin imminently" in northern California. It has been reported that Keanu Reeves began training for both The Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 in December 2019, with Variety also adding that the rest of the cast started fight training recently.
Netflix will be taking another leap into making another live-action TV show, this time around they will be adopting the anime show One Piece.
According to the One Piece Netflix Twitter account, Netflix will be bringing the beloved manga series over to the big-boy streaming platform as a live-action show. Originally, the show was announced back in 2017, but as you can expect, these things take some time to get the ball rolling, and now it has finally happened.
The official description for the show is, "A live-action adventure story based on the bestselling manga by Eiichiro Oda." Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami) and Matt Owens will be taking the reins as the new TV shows showrunners. At the moment, there is no word of who will be cast for the show, but we do know that the first season will consist of ten episodes. There's also no known release date as of yet.
Netflix and other streaming platforms will eventually adopt some game series' that are almost bigger than life and turn them into TV shows. What game series do you think would be good enough to be made into a TV show?
Cory Barlog, the director behind the God of War series, thinks that his story of Kratos would be a perfect fit. Barlog took to Twitter in a re-tweet of GamesIndustry asking the question I asked above. Barlog said, "God of War. (At least, I think so). Personally, I think Barlog is right on the money with this one, a God of War Netflix-style TV show would be incredible for not only the over-the-top fight scenes but also character development, environments, story-arcs and everything else in between.
Before the internet could take what Barlog said as a hint towards Netflix prospecting the God of War games series into a TV show, Barlog clarified "By the way, this is not a hint or anything. I just believe that games would make great TV shows because you spend so much time with the characters in fantastic worlds. Games, like TV, are like relationships with the characters, where movies are more like a date. Both can be great."
As expected, Pringles have taken over Rick and Morty in a new advertisement that recommends and a new flavor of Pringles.
The above ad has been released on the official Rick and Morty Twitter page and showcases Rick and Summer sitting in their house watching TV. On TV a Pringles ad just finishes showing off a triple-layer-dip-stick, Summer then asks Rick "how much do you think Pringles paid these people?", Rick then replies, "hardly anything". This is a tongue-in-cheek dig at Pringles not paying Adult Swim enough money for this advertisement.
Morty then enters the room, asking Summer and Rick if they want to combine some Pringles flavors to create a whole new flavor. Rick then realizes that Morty is, in fact, a robot and that everyone is trapped in a Pringles commercial. A bunch of more robot Morty's then enter the room chanting "stack Pringles and make endless new flavors".
The creators behind the hit show Rick and Morty have announced that a brand new show will be arriving exclusively on Hulu this May.
The new show is called 'Solar Opposites' and its about a family of four aliens that are from an advanced planet and are forced into living in America. Craig Erwich, who is the senior vice president of Hulu originals announced the new series at the Television Critics Association 2020 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena just this past Friday.
The show is being created by Rick and Morty star Justin Roiland and Mike McMahn who is a producer for Rick and Morty. Judging by the creative drive put behind Solar Opposites I would say that the new TV show will have the same ridiculous comedic sense that Rick and Morty does. I'd expect the same type of brilliant humour but portrayed in a different way since the characters are now all aliens. On May 8th this year, all eight episodes of the first season of Solar Opposites will be released on Hulu. (There is also season 2 in production).
It seems like every time I write about the upcoming Uncharted movie, its bad news, and this time is no different. Uncharted fans, I apologize, but I have to inform you that the movie has been delayed.
The Uncharted movie has been in development for over a decade now, and just when you would probably think things are looking up, they aren't. The movie has suffered many production delays, which have then caused the hired director to leave the movie. This has happened six times already, the following directors were hired by Sony and then left on their own merit; David O. Russell, Seth Gordon, Neil Burger, Dan Trachtenberg, Shawn Levy, and Travis Knight.
According to Deadline, the movie will now officially be delayed until March 5th, 2021. Originally the film was meant to be released at the end of this year (December 2020), but after the sixth director, Travis Knight, left the film back in late December 2019 that release date was put into question. Tom Holland is set to play a young Nathan Drake, and Mark Wahlberg is cast as Victor "Sully" Sullivan. Holland is shooting the new Spider-Man movie at the moment, and the colliding scheduling has no doubt caused some issues with filming the Uncharted movie.
Marvel fans have started a new petition to replace Captain Marvel actress, Brie Larson, with a "woman of color". The petition has got more traction than you'd think.
The petition which has been started on ThePetitionSite details that Brie Larson must step down from her role as Captain Marvel to prove that she is an ally of social justice. The description for the petition also states that if Larson stepped down, she should be replaced with "Monica, the original female & BLACK Captain Marvel instead of white-washing characters for the benefit of the straight, white men running Disney."
At the time of writing this, the petition has already gathered 27,897 signatures and is well on its way to its goal of 30,000. Kevin Feige, the head of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), has stated that Captain Marvel will be an extremely important part of the MCU moving forward. This makes me think that this petition won't be changing anything, especially since Larson has established herself in the role of Captain Marvel in several MCU movies.
Disney hasn't outright cancelled its ambitious and massively anticipated Obi-Wan show, but it has put the project in stasis.
As of right now, Disney's new Obi-Wan show starring Ewan McGregor currently doesn't have a script. The project has been paused until new screenwriters are conscripted, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
The show's scripts and overall story have been cut, leaving the series currently without any direction. Ewan McGregor is still firmly attached and Disney still plans to launch the show, albeit next year in 2021. Sources say early storylines would bridge the period between the prequels and original trilogy with Obi-Wan transporting baby Luke and Leia Skywalker.
Netflix undoubtedly wants to continue riding that Witcher hype train for as long as possible. One way to make sure that train never stops is just releasing as much Witcher content as possible.
Instead of making a Netflix original Witcher movie, rumors have begun flying and have since been confirmed about a new Witcher story. Netflix has decided to move towards an animated film, which makes sense as the development studio behind the TV show is already working on future seasons, and no doubt has a heavy workload. But an animated Witcher film can be done alongside the new seasons, and it's called The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
According to the above Twitter post, showrunner for Netflix's The Witcher, Lauren S. Hissrich will be working on the project alongside Beau DeMayo. The post also mentions that the studio behind Legend of Korra will also be working on the film. Hissrich also mentioned that she is interested in Mark Hamill playing Vesemir in the new season of The Witcher, check out that story here.
It has been a very long and anxious wait for more Rick and Morty, and unfortunately, this article isn't going to be telling you when the rest of season 4 will be coming out. What it will tell you is that Morty's are going to be taking over the Super Bowl...
Yes, that's right. A legion of Morty's who have learned what a three-layer dip stack means will be taking over this year's Super Bowl. So, what exactly is a three-layer dip stack? If you watch the above video, you will learn that the chip company Pringles has partnered up with Rick and Morty for an advertisement about a new flavor of Pringles.
This new chip will combine three flavors; cheddar, BBQ wavy, and sour cream & onion. This new flavor creates what the Morty's call "3 layer dip stack". Funnily enough, this isn't the first time Rick and Morty have crossed over with Pringles, back in late December last year Pringles announced a new "Pickle Rick" flavor. In that teaser, they say that a new flavor will be revealed on 2/2, which is the date of the Big Game. Check out more information on that new flavor here.