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The upcoming Halo TV show will be streamed on Paramount Plus in Q1 2022, the new service from Viacom CBS
The Halo TV series has hopped from Showtime over to Paramount Plus, and will go live on the small screen a few months after Halo: Infinite's launch. Paramount Plus includes CBS All Access and a plethora of content produced from other labels like Showtime.
Pablo Scrheier (Orange is the New Black) stars as Master Chief in the show, and the series will chronicle the adventures of Blue Team, a group of elite Spartan warriors in the Human-Covenant War. Showtime promises the show will be character driven and spin a dramatic and personal story
"It is a very different genre, it's futuristic, space-based science fiction, it's not fantasy. It took us a long time to get the script but we felt like we had something that was really interesting and felt like it belonged on Showtime in terms of its character depth, and it's gonna be a big show," Showtime CEO David Nevins said in 2018.
Can you believe it's barely a month until Zack Snyder's Justice League is streaming on HBO Max, and we see what Snyder's original vision of the movie would've been -- and some more. Well, now we can listen to some of the score from the movie, listen to this:
This is the track "The Crew at Warpower" from Zack Snyder's Justice League, with Junkie XL handling the score to the movie. Junkie XL or Tom Holkenborg, worked with Hans Zimmer on Snyder's previous movie in the DCEU with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
I've listened to it a few times before writing this post and I'm really enjoying what Junkie XL has here so far with his score to Zack Snyder's Justice League. The movie is a lengthy 4 hours long so it'll be interesting to see how long and how many tracks there are for the soundtrack for Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Zack Snyder himself introduces the first official trailer to Zack Snyder's Justice League, opening the trailer up with "Hey everyone, I'm excited to show you the first official trailer for Zack's Snyder's Justice League". Check it out:
The trailer opens up with the events at the end of Batman v Superman, where Superman dies in the battle with Doomsday. His scream is so loud that it traverses the galaxy and acts as a bell, that in the words of Lex Luthor at the end of Batman v Superman "cannot be unrung".
I don't want to spoil the official Zack Snyder's Justice League trailer so you should watch it for yourself, but if you want some SPOILER details from me, you'll get those below.
Disney announced that its streaming service Disney+ now has over 94.9 million subscribers, with another 39.4 million Hulu subscribers and another 12.1 million ESPN+ subscribers.
The company had 86 million subscribers on its Disney+ stream service in December 2020, something the company announced during its investor day. But between December 2020 and now we've seen the very last episodes of the second season of The Mandalorian and the debut of Pixar's Soul.
Disney had goals of reaching 90 million subscribers in the fourth year of Disney+ being out, which would land it in 2023 -- but it has reached those goals rather quick indeed. Disney had to push its goals out and far away, with the company expecting Disney+ subscribers to reach 230 million to 260 million by the end of fiscal year 2024 according to Disney CFO Christine McCarthy.
- Disney+ price hikes in March 2021: Disney will be increasing the cost of Disney+ pricing in the US on March 26, 2021 -- increasing from $6.99 per month to $7.99 per month or $69.99 per year up to $79.99 per year.
Borderlands is being turned into a movie, with Hostel director Eli Roth behind the camera for the movie adaption of Gearbox Software's super-successful Borderland franchise.
The new Borderlands movie is being written by Craig Mazin who was behind the Chernobyl miniseries on HBO, as well as working with HBO again on the upcoming Last of Us miniseries. The press release from Gearbox Software also said that the Borderlands franchise has sold over 66 million copies worldwide.
Borderlands 2 is the most-sold in the franchise so far, with 24 million copies sold while Borderlands 3 has sold over 11 million copies so far. The movie stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart and Jamie Lee Curtis.
HBO Max is getting close to pushing the hype engines to the max for Zack Snyder's Justice League, before its full trailer drops on February 14 we have another teaser that shows off the true Superman of this movie. Superman in all his black suit glory, check it out:
The clip of black suit Superman is just a second but it's enough to see the major differences in the suit between the garbage used in Joss Whedon's what-the-F-happened Josstice League movie and the true vision shown in Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Superman is blasting someone or something with his heat vision here, which should be the final battle with Steppenwolf at the new end of the movie. The teaser trailer here teases "The bell's been rung" which is for Darkseid, who we should see at the end of Zack Snyder's Justice League.
The team went back to the drawing board on the design of Sonic and the CGI for the movie, and Sonic the Hedhehog released months later to much success. So much so that a sequel was quickly greenlit (not the Green Zone) and now a firm release date for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has been teased: April 8, 2022.
Sonic the Hedgehog broke video game movie records, hauling $100 million after release with $57 million in box office receipts just in its 3-day opening weekend. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has a new movie, and Tails will be joining Sonic in his new adventures in 2022.
Zack Snyder's Justice League now has a firm release date: March 18, 2021 where it will debut exclusively on HBO Max and surely pumping the streaming service as high as GameStop and DOGE are right now.
The movie was originally announced back in May 2020 for sometime in 2021, where it was thought to be a 4-part series that would debut on HBO Max. But it was confirmed just a couple of weeks ago that Zack Snyder's Justice League would not be a 4-part series, but instead a full-fledged 4-hour movie.
The new post on HBO Max's official Twitter account also teases 3 new teaser posters for Zack Snyder's Justice League. For anyone who thinks this is just a re-edit of Justice League, you'd be flat wrong -- Joss Whedon came in and replaced Snyder during a family tragedy and re-shot 80% of the movie.
NVIDIA has just pushed out new SHIELD firmware, with v8.2.2 firmware for the SHIELD adding next-gen controller support.
NVIDIA SHIELD update v8.2.2 adds support for Sony's next-gen DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5, or one of Microsoft's new controllers from either the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S consoles. NVIDIA explains: "Connect next-gen console controllers to your SHIELD and enjoy playing Android or GeForce NOW gaming with your favorite controller. To begin, start Bluetooth pairing on your SHIELD and start pairing mode on your controller".
- DualSense: Hold PlayStation and Share/Clip button until light pulses blue.
- Xbox Series X/S: Hold the pairing button until the Xbox button blinks.
Zack Snyder himself has confirmed that his own Zack Snyder's Justice League will be an epic 4-hour movie, and not a 4-episode miniseries airing on HBO Max.
Vero user @bethebeast asked Snyder if Zack Snyder's Justice League would be a "series or a one shot watch of a movie" to which Snyder simply replied "one shot". The movie was originally teased as a 4-part series for HBO Max with a runtime of 4 hours -- but now Snyder has confirmed it'll be one continuous epic saga that goes for 4 hours instead.
There's no release date for Zack Snyder's Justice League other than rumors of March 2021, which isn't far away -- but there's also rumors of a cinema release and even IMAX release of Zack Snyder's Justice League for later this year.