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The second episode of the fifth season of Rick and Morty season five has just dropped, and Adult Swim has already teased the next episode.
The above promotional appears on the Swimpedia YouTube channel and shows acid rain burning Rick and Morty before they rush into the car. We then see Diesel Weasel appear, followed by what appears to be a character reference to Captain Planet. Rick then says, "Yikes, who's the chick in need of a dialogue pass?".
Captain Planet's dialogue and the character's voice also seem to be a reference to late 1980s cartoons, which was around when Captain Planet was released (1990). The next episode of Rick and Morty will air next Sunday at 11:00 pm on Adult Swim. If you like Rick and Morty, you should definitely check out Solar Opposites, which was created by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland. More information on Solar Opposites and a trailer can be found here.
Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy has yet to experience a competitor, but that time has come to an end, as a new Lord of the Rings movie will be coming out.
The new movie will focus on Helm's Deep, and more importantly, Rohan, or more accurately put, the Rohirrim. The announcement for the new film comes from Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema, and it will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama, who has previously directed titles such as Ultraman and Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045. It should be noted that this new LOTR movie won't be live-action. Instead, it will be anime.
The new movie will key in on Helm Hammerhand, a legendary king of Rohan, and according to Warner Bros. Animation head Sam Register, while the movie will be a standalone story, it will feature stylistic elements from Peter Jackson's trilogy, as well as deep lore from Tolkiens books. The studios have said that the anime film is a "companion piece" to the original movie trilogy. Additionally, the animation will be done by Sola Entertainment.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused movie studios to delay several releases of their movies as people weren't allowed to gather indoors.
Despite Marvel's size and influence, the goliath arm of Disney was no exception to the rule. Recently, Disney announced the MCU's release schedule for its upcoming films, and while we aren't sure if it's COVID-19-related, Disney has delayed the release of one of its key MCU movies by an entire year. The roadmap for new MCU movies between 2021 and 2023 was announced by Disney back in March, but now the movie that was expected to release on October 7, 2021, will now release on October 6, 2023.
At the moment, it's not confirmed what MCU movie was delayed, but suspicions are leading fans to believe it was Mahershala Ali's Blade reboot. ComicBook speculates that Blade reboot having an October release date is fitting as it would coincide with Halloween celebrations around the United States. As for production on the film, the project was slated to begin production later this year but was unfortunately pushed back as the studio continues to look for a suitable director.
Zack Snyder has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, in quite a funny skit where he takes a huge jab at Warner Bros. over their total cluterfu*k handling of Zack Snyder's Justice League (and before that, when they screwed him once he was finished directing Jusice League). Check it out:
The Late Show: The Snyder Cut has everything you want... epic cinematography, huge use of green screen and CG teams, a ton of slow-mo, and so much more... everything you'd expect from The Late Show done the Snyder Way. But the best bit has to come when Colbert says "suck it, Warner Bros." to which Snyder backs that up with "yeah, suck it, Warner Bros."
Snyder is doing the press rounds for his new Netflix exclusive Army of the Dead, which dropped on Netflix a few days ago -- a fantastic follow-up to the 4-hour epic Zack Snyder's Justice League on HBO Max. I haven't watched Army of the Dead just yet as I've been moving around my office and home theater, but I can't wait. For now, I'll keep myself content with the fact Snyder got away with saying "suck it, Warner Bros." on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Henry Cavill himself has confirmed that he's in talks to star in the reboot of the Highlander series with John Wick director Chad Stahelski.
Stahelski has been developing the Highlander reboot since 2016, and has been making John Wick movies in between. Stahleski said to The Hollywood Reporter in a previous interview: "I've been a huge fan of the original property since I saw it in high school. Such great themes of immortality, love and identity are all wrapped up in such colorful mythology. I can't think of a better property that gives the opportunity to create interesting characters, mythic themes and action set pieces".
In the original Highlander from 1986, the immortal beings who hunted each other down for an epic decapitation were Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown. We should expect Cavill to play in the role of Lambert, who played Scottish swordsman Connor MacLeod.
The time has come to get super excited for a brand new season of Rick and Morty, and to kick things off, we have a brand new trailer from Adult Swim.
The trailer has been posted to the Adult Swim YouTube channel and shows Rick, Morty, Beth, Jerry, and Summer all going on intergalactic adventures. From looking at the trailer, you can see that the scale of the show's animation is being pushed to new heights in this new season, as we can see massive robot battles, space fights, and Jerry getting a job interview?
Another cool factor to note is that the song being played behind the trailer is Sabotage by Beastie Boys. Adult Swim reveals that fans can expect the 10 new episodes of Rick and Morty to begin on Sunday, June 20th at 11:00 pm ET. For more information on the new season of Rick and Morty, check out this linkhere.
Friends fans will scream with joy at knowing the highly-anticipated Friends reunion is real, as HBO has just debuted the official trailer.
The trailer definitely pulls on some heart strings if you are a Friends fan as you can see the main cast sitting back on the couch at Monica and Rachel's apartment reminescing on some of the greatest moments of the series.
All of the cast is back doing what they do best, Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) are seen in their classic arm chairs in their apparent, Monica (Courteney Cox) is seen trying to win a competition, and Jennifer Anniston talking about if Ross and Rachael were in fact on a "break". HBO Max will be exclusively streaming Friends: The Reunion on May 27. For more information on this story, check out this link here.
A new Resident Evil anime is on its way to Netflix, and now an official release date for the series titled "Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness".
The official trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness has been released on the Netflix YouTube channel. Netflix states that the show is based on Capcom's classic video game series 'Resident Evil' that's shipped more than 110 million copies worldwide.
As for the series, it's based on the characters Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, who are characters in the original 1998 Resident Evil game and Resident Evil: Remake. Netflix says that Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will begin streaming worldwide on July 8, 2021, exclusively on Netflix. If you are interested in reading more about this story, check out this link here.
Fox made a surprise announcement on Monday, telling advertisers that it will be creating a new animated TV series that is fundamentally tie-in NFT's and the Blockchain.
According to what Fox told advertisers, the new TV show is called Krapopolis and is an animated comedy show that is set in mythical ancient Greece that follows greek gods, mythical creatures, and human learning to coexist. The backbone storyline of Krapopolis sounds very similar to Solar Opposites, a Hulu animated TV series by Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland that follows a family of aliens attempting to fit into human society.
So, how is the Blockchain and NFT's involved? Essentially, the NFT's for the show would act as digital collectibles for fans, as fans would be able to purchase and sell digital goods on a dedicated marketplace for the show. According to Fox, "The company will launch a dedicated marketplace for KRAPOPOLIS that will curate and sell digital goods, ranging from NFTs of one-of-a-kind character and background art and GIFs, as well as tokens that provide exclusive social experiences to engage and reward super fans."
Netflix has just thrown three of its TV shows onto the chopping block. Each of the shows have been canceled with no further seasons to be renewed.
Cinemablend has reported that two newcomer TV shows and one fan-favorite of the platform won't be getting renewed for new seasons. The shows that have sadly been canceled by the network are; The Irregulars, The Last Kingdom, and The Duchess. Netflix has renewed The Last Kingdom a few times, and now the platform has said that season 5 will be the last season of the show.
As for The Irregulars, when the show was released, it made it #1 on Netflix for an entire day and placed in the Top 18 for 18 days. However, Netflix has found that the show isn't performing as it would have liked versus similar shows such as Bridgerton. Netflix has made the decision not to fund production costs for the second season of the show. The Duchess is in a similar boat to The Irregulars, as the streaming platform has now canceled season 2 of the show.