Paul W.S. Anderson’s Monster Hunter Pushed Seven Months

by Grant Hermanns

Paul W.S. Anderson's Monster Hunter Pushed Seven Months

Paul W.S. Anderson’s Monster Hunter pushed seven months

Another film has bit the release delay dust as Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming film adaptation of the hit Capcom video game franchise Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) has been pushed back seven months from September 2020 to April 23, 2021, according to The Wrap.

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Monster Hunter centers on the leader of a UN military team named Artemis, played by Jovovich, who is transported to another realm populated by monsters. There she meets the Hunter (Jaa), with the two teaming up to close a portal to prevent monsters from attacking earth. The movie will be a highly stylish big-screen adaptation of the video game.

The film adaptation will be led by Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise) and Tony Jaa. It will also star Ron Perlman (HellboyDrive), T.I. Harris (Ant-Man and The Wasp), Diego Boneta (Luis MiguelRock of Ages), Meagan Good (Code Black), and Josh Helman (X-Men: Days of Future Past).

RELATED: Monster Hunter Film to Stay Faithful to the Video Game’s Creatures

Monster Hunter is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. The film is a production by Sony Pictures, Constantin Film and Impact Pictures with Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz, and Dennis Berardi serving as producers.

Pick up your copy of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition here!

The video game series consists of action role-playing games where players and their friends work together to take down larger-than-life beasts in a living, breathing ecosystem. Since the first Monster Hunter title made its debut 14 years ago in 2004, the series has attracted a dedicated fan base, and grown into a global mega-hit with Monster Hunter: World, the latest title in the series, shipping 10 million units worldwide, with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 49 million units as of August 20, 2018.

Starz Unveils Power Book II: Ghost Images & Premiere Date

by Grant Hermanns

Starz Unveils Power Book II: Ghost Images & Premiere Date

Starz unveils Power Book II: Ghost images & premiere date

Nearly six months after the original acclaimed series came to an end, Starz has unveiled a slew of images and the premiere date for the upcoming sequel series Power Book II: Ghost, as well as announcing a special teaser for the first installment of the expanded Power Universe will debut on Sunday, July 12 at 9 p.m. EST! The images can be viewed in the gallery below! (Via VitalThrills)

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Created once again by original showrunner Courtney A. Kemp, the series picks up shortly after the original series as Tariq St. Patrick finds himself on his own for the first time in his life as his father is dead and his mother, Tasha, is facing charges for the murder Tariq committed, all while attending an Ivy League to earn his inheritance. Tariq finds himself splitting his time between school and hustling to pay for his mother’s defense attorney Davis McLean, turning to the drug game and becoming intertwined with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada.

The series for the cast sees the returns of Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq and Naturi Naughton as Tasha, as well as Mary J. Blige (The Umbrella Academy) as Monet, Shane Johnson returning as Cooper Saxe, Gani Paolo (The Fosters), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ray Donovan), Daniel Bellomy, Paige Hurd (Hawaii Five-O), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (The Deuce) and Melanie Liburd (This is Us).

Kemp acts as creator, showrunner and executive producer via her banner End of Episode alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson via his G-Unit Film and Television company, with Mark Canton executive producing for Atmosphere Entertainment MM and End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle De Jesus also attached.

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Power Book II: Ghost is set to premiere on Starz this September.

David Ayer Reveals Original Enchantress Design for Suicide Squad

by Grant Hermanns

David Ayer Reveals Original Enchantress Design for Suicide Squad

David Ayer reveals original Enchantress design for Suicide Squad

Much like Zack Snyder’s Justice League before him, the internet rabbit hole surrounding David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad continues to deepen further as one fan on Twitter unveiled a treasure trove of character concept art, namely for Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress showing a completely new look the writer/director originally wanted.

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As a director who clearly adores and appreciates his fan base, Ayer has been pretty responsive and open when it comes to a variety of questions surrounding the various cuts and changes made to his project, from the original designs and motivations of the Parademons to more Jared Leto Joker footage. His last social media revelation showed that one big Parademon was originally supposed to be the final “boss fight” of sorts in the film before Warner Bros. nixed the idea and they went with the barely expanded-upon brother of Enchantress, Incubus.

The ball is firmly in Warner Bros. court on this one. It certainly bodes well that Ayer doesn’t seem to harbor any ill will toward the studio, nor with Gunn and vice versa. Ayer has also said that there’s a lot more footage of Jared Leto’s Joker nestled somewhere in the WB archives. Regardless, there’s the matter of what kind of resources the studio is willing to give Ayer to realize his true vision of the film. Warner Bros. is reportedly giving Snyder an estimated $20-30 million to properly finish his Justice League cut, but with Ayer recently confirming he wouldn’t need anywhere close to that to finish his version, many are questioning why not just allow him to go for it.

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Would you like to see a proper director’s cut of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad down the line? Let us know in the comment section below!

Recommended Reading: Justice League vs. Suicide Squad

Roswell, New Mexico Loses Co-Showrunner Ahead of New Season

by Maggie Dela Paz

Roswell, New Mexico Loses Co-Showrunner Ahead of New Season

Roswell, New Mexico loses co-showrunner ahead of new season

Roswell, New Mexico co-showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie announced on Twitter that she will officially be departing The CW’s sci-fi drama series ahead of its upcoming third season. MacKenzie says she made the decision to leave the show because of “fundamental differences.”

“I have made the difficult decision to resign from my role on Roswell, New Mexico,” MacKenzie said in her statement which you can check out below. I do not take this decision lightly, but ultimately due to fundamental differences, I must depart and entrust Roswell, New Mexico to capable hands. I am so proud of what we built over the last two years, and I believe in the heart and soul of the show: asking tough questions, striving to make the world better, amplifying marginalized voices, and fighting the good fight.”

 

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In Roswell, New Mexico,  after reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.

Based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz, the series was developed by Carina Adly MacKenzie, who has been an executive producer and showrunner for the show for the past two seasons. The executive producers also include Julie Plec, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Lawrence Bender, and Kevin Kelly Brown, who was an executive producer on the original series.

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The series stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Trevino, Michael Vlamis, Heather Hemmens, and Tyler Blackburn. Season 3 is expected to sometime in 2021 as a part of the network’s midseason line-up.

Monster Hunter Director Teases Action Film’s 50-60 Feet Tall Monsters

by Maggie Dela Paz

Monster Hunter Director Teases Action Film's 50-60 Feet Tall Monsters

Monster Hunter: Paul W.S. Anderson teases action film’s 50-60 feet tall Monsters

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine (via Syfy Wire), director Paul W.S. Anderson revealed new details about Sony Pictures’ forthcoming film adaptation of Monster Hunter, teasing the 50-60 ft. tall monsters that action star Milla Jovovich will have to face in the film.

“All our monsters are 50-60 feet tall. They’re really amazing. We’re building them in even more detail than the dinosaurs of Jurassic World,” Anderson said. “And they look even better, because we shot on real locations in South Africa and Namibia, which gives the animators something to really match into: real wind, real dust, real sun-flare. The monsters are the only CG thing in there.”

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Monster Hunter centers on the leader of a UN military team named Artemis, played by Jovovich, who is transported to another realm populated by monsters. There she meets the Hunter (Jaa), with the two teaming up to close a portal to prevent monsters from attacking earth. The movie will be a highly stylish big-screen adaptation of the video game.

The film adaptation will be led by Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise) and Tony Jaa. It will also star Ron Perlman (HellboyDrive), T.I. Harris (Ant-Man and The Wasp), Diego Boneta (Luis MiguelRock of Ages), Meagan Good (Code Black), and Josh Helman (X-Men: Days of Future Past).

RELATED: Monster Hunter Film to Stay Faithful to the Video Game’s Creatures

Monster Hunter is written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. The film is a production by Sony Pictures, Constantin Film and Impact Pictures with Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, Martin Moszkowicz, and Dennis Berardi serving as producers.

Pick up your copy of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition here!

The video game series consists of action role-playing games where players and their friends work together to take down larger-than-life beasts in a living, breathing ecosystem. Since the first Monster Hunter title made its debut 14 years ago in 2004, the series has attracted a dedicated fan base, and grown into a global mega-hit with Monster Hunter: World, the latest title in the series, shipping 10 million units worldwide, with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 49 million units as of August 20, 2018.

Cate Blanchett Inks First-Look TV Deal at FX

by Grant Hermanns

Cate Blanchett Inks First-Look TV Deal at FX

Cate Blanchett inks first-look TV deal at FX

After making her first major return to television earlier this year with the network’s critically acclaimed historical drama, Mrs. America star Cate Blanchett and her production banner Dirty Films have inked a first-look TV deal with FX Productions, according to Variety.

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Formed over 20 years ago, Dirty Films is headed by the two-time Oscar winner alongside her husband Andrew Upton and Coco Francini, with the new deal coming on the heels of the banner entering a first-look film production deal with New Republic Pictures.

Cate Blanchett is a legendary talent and it was little surprise that her first role as an Executive Producer and star in an American television program – Mrs. America – was such an overwhelming success,” Gina Balian, president of original programming for FX Entertainment, said in a statement. “Cate, Andrew and Coco are equally talented at crafting and producing incredible stories and we welcome this opportunity to support their future television projects under this overall agreement.

In addition to having starred in the Dahvi Waller-created miniseries, Blanchett acted as executive producer alongside Waller, Francini, Stacey Sher (Reno 911!) and Captain Marvel filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. The nine-episode series debuted in April on Hulu under the FX on Hulu label and received rave reviews from critics, currently maintaining a 95 percent “Certified Fresh” rating on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes.

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We are excited to continue working with John (Landgraf), Eric (Schrier), Gina and the entire brilliant team at FX,” the Dirty Films partners said in a joint statement. “Through our collaboration on ‘Mrs. America,’ we’ve experienced firsthand their enthusiasm for robust conversations, and their unwavering support for bold and ambitious entertainment.

(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Burberry)

Hasbro Unveils First-Ever Marvel Legends HasLab Project!

by Grant Hermanns

Hasbro Unveils First-Ever Marvel Legends HasLab Project!

Hasbro unveils first-ever Marvel Legends HasLab project!

Today brought some exciting news from Hasbro Pulse as the toy company has unveiled its first-ever Marvel Legends HasLab project with a figure of one of the X-Men’s most iconic antagonists, the Sentinel! The first look at the figure can be viewed in the gallery below!

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The HasLab Marvel Legends Series X-Men Marvel’s Sentinel figure is the first ever Marvel HasLab project and the largest Marvel Legends figure to date! Standing at 26.3-inches tall, this figure’s frame is comprised of 260 individual pieces and features LED lights in the head and chest areas and 72 points of articulation – 20 in each hand alone. Requires 2 AAA batteries, not included. Includes 18-inch Sentinel tentacle accessory and a Marvel Legends Series six-inch Bastion Figure with six-inch alternate Sentinel Prime head.

The HasLab project is a Hasbro Pulse crowdfunding platform that aims to put dream products into the hands of fans and that with fan support, the goal is to make highly-coveted products that they have been clamoring for, with the Sentinel figure was previously teased at the New York Toy Fair earlier this year as the first in this initiative.

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The HasLab Marvel Legends Series X-Men Marvel’s Sentinel Figure is now open and available for purchase and crowdfunding for $350, with a minimum of 6,000 backers required for this figure to go into production, with the campaign ending on August 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST!

Luke Evans Gives Update on Beauty and the Beast Prequel Series

by Maggie Dela Paz

Luke Evans Gives Update on Beauty and the Beast Prequel Series

Luke Evans gives update on Beauty and the Beast prequel series

Last March, it was announced that Disney+ was developing an untitled Beauty and the Beast prequel series which will center around Gaston and LeFou with Luke Evans (The Hobbit trilogy) and Josh Gad (Frozen) attached to reprise their villain roles from the 2017 live-action film. In a recent interview with Collider, Evans has finally opened up about the project by revealing the status of the series’ current development, while also confirming that scripts for some episodes have already been completed as well as some new music from award-winning composer Alan Menken.

“Now, we’re in fully fledged development. The second and third episodes have been written and we’ve heard some of the music by Alan Menken,” Evans said. “We’re just so honored to have him on board, writing the music, which is extraordinary, in itself. We feel so lucky to have this talented group of people creating a story about two much loved and much hated characters, but that’s the excitement. There are a lot of questions about, where we will start? What we will tell? Who are these people? When you visit them, where will they be? So, it’s going to be a really fun experience. Me and Josh are literally vibrating with excitement to shoot it.”

In addition, he also shared that the idea for a Gaston and Lefou series came from his and Gad’s desire to be able to work together again. Following their stint on Beauty and the Beast, the duo tried for a long time to search for other projects they could work on. “In the back of our minds, we definitely had thoughts about revisiting Gaston and LeFou in a different story, obviously. So, when the idea really came to fruition and we got on board some incredible writers, and Josh, especially, had an incredible idea that, once it was born, it just flew itself. And when we pitched the idea to Disney+, they were very excited about it.”

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The series, which is being penned by Once Upon a Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, will be a six-episode limited series musical event with composer Alan Menken also in talks to return to craft music for the series. The project is currently in early development, with no other stars currently attached, but sources are reporting that there is a possibility they could appear in guest spots.

Horowitz and Kitsis are going to partner with Gad to serve as showrunners on the series, with the trio writing all six scripts and executive producing alongside Evans, while ABC Signature Studios is funding the project.

This prequel series will mark the second extension from a live-action Disney remake for the streaming service as a spin-off film focusing on Billy Magnussen’s Prince Anders from last year’s Aladdin is currently in development, while reboots of The Mighty Ducks and Tucker and Hooch are also in development.

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Beauty and the Beast starred Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; and Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp. The film also featured Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Audra McDonald as Garderobe and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.

Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast hit theaters in March 2017 to generally positive reviews from critics and audiences, who praised the visual effects and faithfulness to the original while also receiving some criticisms for its lack of doing anything new with the material. It went on to be a major box office success, grossing over $1.25 billion worldwide on a production budget estimated between $160-255 million.

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Neil Gaiman Teases Changes for Netflix’s Sandman Series

by Kylie Hemmert

Neil Gaiman Teases Changes for Netflix’s Sandman Series

Neil Gaiman Teases Changes for Netflix’s Sandman Series

After decades of failed attempts to bring the Sandman saga to the big or small screen, Neil Gaiman sounds confident that the series will finally come to life on Netflix in the near future. But when the show finally premieres, fans might notice a few key differences. While speaking with ComicBook.com, Gaiman described how he and the series’ producers are approaching the story. Among other details, they’re rethinking how to portray certain characters (via SuperHeroHype).

During the interview, Gaiman discussed both the upcoming Netflix series as well as the Sandman audiobook drama debuting next Wednesday. He explained that turning the story into an audiobook is easier, since it only requires actors to give a dramatic reading of the original comics. However, adapting the series for live-action presents its own set of challenges.

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“But the idea is that we tell the whole thing,” said Gaiman. “We also get to do something that I think is kind of special, which is treat it as an audiobook, because doing the Netflix TV series, we’re very much looking at that as going, ‘Okay, it is 2020, let’s say that I was doing Sandman starting in 2020, what would we do? How would we change things? What gender would this character be? Who would this person be? What would be happening?’”

Honestly, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. Gender-swapping has become something of a norm in the realm of comic adaptations, especially those that make it to TV. We’ve seen it happen everywhere from The Walking Dead to The Boys and beyond. Not only does this make the show more inclusive, but it also subverts audience expectations and makes the story more exciting.

The Sandman audiobook hits digital platforms on July 15. The Netflix series is still without a release date.

Which characters do you think could be changed for the TV show? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!

Recommended Reading: The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition

Matt Reeves & Terence Winter Making HBO Max Gotham City Police Series

by Grant Hermanns

Matt Reeves & Terence Winter Making HBO Max Gotham City Police Series

Matt Reeves & Terence Winter making HBO Max Gotham City Police series

Fans may still have over a year to wait until he delivers his highly-anticipated Robert Pattinson-starring reboot, Matt Reeves is already planning to expand his world of The Batman with a series focused on the Gotham City Police Department at HBO Max in association with Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter (via SuperHeroHype)!

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The new series, being penned by Winter, will be set in the world Reeves is currently creating for the 2021 DC Extended Universe installment and will build upon the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City, ultimately launching a new Dark Knight universe across multiple platforms. The series provides an unprecedented opportunity to extend the world established in the movie and further explore the myriad of compelling and complex characters of Gotham.

“This is an amazing opportunity, not only to expand the vision of the world I am creating in the film, but to explore it in the kind of depth and detail that only a longform format can afford — and getting to work with the incredibly talented Terence Winter, who has written so insightfully and powerfully about worlds of crime and corruption, is an absolute dream,” Reeves said in a statement.

The project comes on the heels of Reeves’ overall deal with the Warner Bros. Television Group, under which he will help develop and produce various series across WarnerMedia’s multiple platforms including fresh streaming service HBO Max.

“We are so fortunate to have such great partners in Matt, Dylan, and Terry and unprecedented access to a wealth of IP from our partners at Warner Bros. and DC,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, said in a statement.

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Reeves’ 6th & Idaho production company will produce the series in association with Warner Bros. Television. Reeves and Emmy winner/Oscar nominee Winter (The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street) will executive produce with Dylan Clark (Bird Box, Rise, Dawn, and War for Planet of the Apes). The drama, which is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, will also be executive produced by 6th & Idaho’s Daniel Pipski (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and Adam Kassan (Tales from the Loop) while Rafi Crohn (Tales from the Loop) will co-executive produce. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.

“Our collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC allows us to elaborate and grow fan connections across these powerful brands for years to come,” Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and President of TNT, TBS and TruTV, said in a statement. “This is Batman as most audiences have never seen before and we know fans will want to spend more time in this new world inspired by the film.”

(Photos by GP Images/WireImage and Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Jurassic World 3: Universal Denies Claims of Another Filming Shutdown

by Maggie Dela Paz

Jurassic World 3: Universal Denies Claims of Another Filming Shutdown

Jurassic World 3: Universal denies claims of another filming shutdown

Yesterday, rumors circulated online that production on Jurassic World: Dominion has reportedly suffered another shut down after recently restarting its filming in the UK due to a crew member testing positive for COVID-19. However, Universal Pictures immediately responded by reassuring fans that the rumors aren’t at all true. Speaking with Comic Book, the studio also confirmed that the highly-anticipated third installment is now on its fifth day of shooting.

“Any reports indicating that Jurassic World: Dominion has halted production are categorically untrue,” Universal Pictures said in a statement. “The production is headed into its fifth day of shooting tomorrow, and we’re thrilled to be back in front of the camera on this incredible project.”

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Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow return to executive produce Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Dominion, with Trevorrow once again directing the next chapter in one of the biggest franchises in the history of cinema. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this installment.

The upcoming threequel will be starring returning cast members from the first two Jurassic World films include Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith as well as original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Campbell Scott. It will also feature Mamoudou Athie (Sorry for You Loss), DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Dichen Lachman (Animal Kingdom, Altered Carbon), Scott Haze (VenomAntlers).

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Joining the Jurassic team for the first time is Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim UprisingThe Black Hole), who will craft the Jurassic World 3 screenplay with Trevorrow. They will work off a story by Derek Connolly and Trevorrow, who together co-wrote Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Jurassic World: Dominion is currently set to debut in theaters on June 11, 2021.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Creator Reveals Previous Plan for Cancelled Part 5

by Maggie Dela Paz

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Creator Reveals Previous Plan for Cancelled Part 5

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina creator reveals previous plan for cancelled Part 5

Recently, it was announced that Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will, unfortunately, be ending its run on Netflix after the upcoming premiere of Part 4 which will be available for streaming later this year. Yesterday, creator Robert Aguirre-Sacasa took to Twitter to share a new detail from their previous plans for the show, revealing that Part 5 would have featured the long-awaited Riverdale crossover. Because of this revelation, CAOS fans were even more heartbroken by the show’s cancellation with some even launching an online petition to save the Kiernan Shipka-led series.

Over the course of Part 4’s eight episodes, The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale. The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to…The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of The Fright Club, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but will it be too late?

RELATED: Riverdale Spinoff Katy Keene Cancelled at The CW

The series, which stars Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) in the titular role, was ordered to series by Netflix after initial development began at The CW in a two-season deal, with an agreement set to film both seasons back-to-back. The first season premiered on the streaming service on October 26 to rave reviews from critics and audiences for its dark visuals, creepy tone, and Shipka’s lead performance.

Buy the horror comics the Netflix adaptation is based on here.

Shipka is joined by Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman) as Hilda Spellman, Miranda Otto (Annabelle: Creation) as Zelda Spellman, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who) as Mary Wardell/ Lilith, Chance Perdomo as Ambrose Spellman, Jaz Sinclair as Roz Walker, Richard Coyle as Father Blackwood, Tati Gabrielle as Prudence, Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle, Gavin Leatherwood as Nick Scratch, Lachlan Watson as Susie/Theo Putnam, and Luke Cook as the Dark Lord.

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale) is writing the adaptation (the comic book basis for which he also wrote) and will executive produce. Lee Toland Krieger will direct and executive produce with Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. The drama hails from the Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions.

Parts 1, 2, and 3 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are streaming now on Netflix.

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of July 3

by Jeff Ames

Watched at Home: Top 20 Streaming Films for the Week of July 3

Welcome back, couch potatoes! And welcome back Trolls! The DreamWorks Animated comedy jumped back to number one, silencing last week’s champ, Yellowstone Season 3. Fans need not worry about Kevin Costner, though, as his dramatic series took up the next three spots.

Screen Media Films’ The Outpost followed in the No. 5 spot, while long-running champ Sonic the Hedgehog and The Invisible Man rounded out the Top 7.

Not surprisingly, Roland Emmerich’s 1996 blockbuster Independence Day snuck its way on the list over the Fourth of July weekend. I watched the film again this weekend and, surprisingly, the alien invasion flick holds up pretty well. Aside from all the Randy Quaid bits and a rather lackluster third act, that is.

Mad props to you Harry Potter fans for keeping the film floating around the Top 20. Truly astounding stuff for an increasingly aging franchise.

1 Trolls World Tour (Universal)
2 Yellowstone: SSN 3 (Paramount)
3 Yellowstone: SSN 1 (Paramount)
4 Yellowstone: SSN 2 (Paramount)
5 The Outpost (Screen Media Films)
6 Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
7 The Invisible Man (Universal, 2020)
8 Independence Day (Fox)
9 Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
10 Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
11 Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (WB)
12 The Call of the Wild (Disney, 2020)
13 Jungle Beat: The Movie (Sandcastle Studios & Sunrise Productions)
14 The Gentlemen (STX/Universal, 2019)
15 1917 (Universal)
16 The Hunt (Universal)
17 Force Of Nature (Lionsgate)
18 Bloodshot (Sony, 2020)
19 Harry Potter (WB, complete 8-film Collection)
20 Onward (Disney)

New Wonder Woman 1984 Promo Image Offers New Look at Cheetah

by Maggie Dela Paz

New Wonder Woman 1984 Promo Image Offers Best Look at Cheetah

New Wonder Woman 1984 promo image offers new look at Cheetah

A brand new promo image for Patty Jenkins’ highly-anticipated film Wonder Woman 1984 has surfaced online (via CBM) which you can check out below, providing us with our best look at Kristen Wiig in her full transformation as Cheetah. Ahead of its theatrical release on October 2, fans have been speculating that we might get new footage from the sequel at the upcoming DC FanDome virtual event on August 22.

RELATED: Patty Jenkins Offers New Details on Wonder Woman 1984 & Future

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big-screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah. As previously announced, the film stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal. Chris Pine also returns as Steve Trevor.

Patty Jenkins (Wonder WomanMonster) returns to direct the sequel, while Jenkins, Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Stephen Jones, and Gal Gadot are producing the film. Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns, and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.

Haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet? Check out our Amazon link to the original.

RELATED: Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer!

Originally set to open in theaters on December 13, 2019, Wonder Woman 1984, which is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment, was moved up to November 1 before being delayed to June 5 and a fourth time to August 14 before its current date of October 2. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Comedy Series Ramy Renewed for a Third Season at Hulu

by Maggie Dela Paz

Comedy Series Ramy Renewed for a Third Season at Hulu

Comedy Series Ramy renewed for a third season at Hulu

Hulu has announced that they’ve officially decided to renew actor and creator Ramy Youssef’s Golden Globe-winning dramedy series Ramy for a 10-episode third season! This renewal comes over a month since the series debuted its second season in May.

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The series, co-created by Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher, and Ryan Welch, follows a first-generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. The series looks to bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.

Youssef also stars in the series alongside Mohammed Amer (Crashing), Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner 2049), Amr Waked (Lucy), May Calamawy (The Long Road Home), Dave Merheje (We Are Disorderly), Laith Nakli (24: Legacy) and Steve Way. Season 2 also featured Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in a guest-starring role as Sheikh Ali.

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Ramy‘ Seasons 1 & 2 are now available for streaming on Hulu. The first one had earned Youssef a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

Lord of the Rings Series: Elijah Wood Open to Return for a Cameo

by Maggie Dela Paz

Lord of the Rings Series: Elijah Wood Open to Return for a Cameo

Lord of the Rings series: Elijah Wood Open to Return for a Cameo

It has already been nearly 8 years since Elijah Wood made his last appearance as Frodo Baggins in 2012’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In a recent interview with IndieWire, Wood finally commented on Amazon Studios’ highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings series. When asked about the possibility of returning to the beloved epic franchise, he immediately answered that he’s “absolutely” open to reprising his iconic role as long as his cameo would make sense to the whole story.

“If there was a world where that made sense and was organic to what they’re doing then yes,” Wood said. “Look, any excuse to get to go to New Zealand to work on something I am absolutely there.”

In addition, he also gave out some criticism about the upcoming show’s potential title, revealing it would be very misleading if the producers would continue to with “The Lord of the Rings” title. “They’re calling it The Lord of the Rings, but I think that’s slightly misleading. From what I understand, the material they are working on exists chronologically further back in history in the lore of Lord of the Rings or Middle-earth than any characters represented in Lord of the Rings. It sounds more ‘Silmarillion’ era. Not to get nerdy, but it’s the Second Age of Middle-earth.”

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The highly-anticipated Lord of the Rings series will be set in the Second Age. That places approximately 3,000 years of history between the series and the beginning of The Lord of the Rings. Casual fans may not realize it, but Jackson’s Fellowship of the Rings actually depicted the end of the Second Age, when the last alliance of elves and men confronted Sauron’s forces. The Second Age covered nearly 3,441 years, and it began after the banishment of Morgoth, the dark lord before Sauron. There’s a lot of story potential in that time, including the rise of Sauron, the creation of the One Ring, and the emergence of the Ringwraiths.

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The series will star Robert Aramayo (Game of Thrones) Joseph Mawle (Game of Thrones), Maxim Baldry (Years and Years), Markella Kavenagh, Ema Horvath and Morfydd Clark (Saint Maud), who will portray the role of a young Galadriel which the first confirmed major character that will be featured in the series. It will also feature Tom Budge, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, and Charlie Vickers.

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Juan Antonio (J.A.) Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomThe OrphanageThe Impossible) will direct the first two episodes of Amazon Studios’ The Lord of the Rings TV series and also executive produce alongside his producing partner Belén Atienza. JD Payne and Patrick McKay are showrunning and executive producing the series alongside Lindsey Weber (10 Cloverfield Lane), Bruce Richmond (Game of Thrones), Gene Kelly (Boardwalk Empire), Sharon Tal Yguado, Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad), Jason Cahill (The Sopranos), and Justin Doble (Stranger Things).

The Lord of the Rings series is produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema. It is expected to debut in 2021.

FX Inks Overall Deal with Pamela Adlon & Better Things Renewed!

by Grant Hermanns

FX Inks Overall Deal with Pamela Adlon & Better Things Renewed!

FX inks overall deal with Pamela Adlon & Better Things renewed!

FX made one of the best decisions in the network’s history when they first helped bring Better Things to life with co-creator, director and star Pamela Adlon and after four highly acclaimed seasons it has officially greenlit a fifth season and inked an overall deal with the Emmy winner at the center of it all, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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We are truly honored to work with Pamela,” FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier said in a statement. “She is one of the most talented artists in the business, which is exemplified through her work as a producer/showrunner, actor, writer and director. The most recent season of Better Things was its best yet and we’re excited about what’s to come in season five, as well as all of the future projects we are working on together.

Much like the three seasons that came before it, the fourth season of Better Things continued to receive even higher praise than its predecessors, currently maintaining a 100 percent fresh rating from critics on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes. The first season currently maintains a 95 percent “Certified Fresh” from critics with the second sitting with a 96 percent “Certified Fresh” and the third with a 100 percent “Certified Fresh” rating.

It was previously announced in May that the series had been renewed for a fifth season along with other hit series for FX and FXX including Dave and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, though Adlon noted in an interview with TVLine that she wasn’t interested in developing a fifth season of the series until after the global pandemic had passed as it would be “heartbreaking” should she not be able to bring it to life after. With the renewal now official, the network hopes to bring back the series for its fifth season in 2021.

Better Things centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother as well, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also – just maybe – squeeze in some private time once in a while.

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The show’s first two seasons were produced by produced by Louis C.K.’s production company Pig Newton for FX. However, the network severed all ties with the comedian and Pig Newton in late 2017 after troubling allegations about him surfaced.

All four seasons of Better Things are available to stream now on Hulu!

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Box Art Unveiled!

by Grant Hermanns

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Box Art Unveiled!

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales box art unveiled!

After giving fans the exciting announcement of the title’s existence just last month, Sony and Insomniac Games have unveiled the box art for the highly-anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which is set to hit shelves this holiday season alongside the release of the PlayStation 5! The box art can be viewed in the gallery below! (Via PlayStation Lifestyle)

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The Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli-created character originally appeared in Insomniac’s 2018 game as a playable character, though it wasn’t until the end of the primary story mode of the game in which Morales was bitten by a radioactive spider, therein setting up the long-rumored sequel.

Insomniac’s 2018 game was a surprise smash hit upon release, earning praise for its dynamic narrative and character development alongside its combat and web-swinging traversal mechanics, with only mild criticisms being directed at the open-world design of the game. It was compared favorably to Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham game series and has been frequently named one of the best superhero games ever made and became one of the fastest-selling games of the year and one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games of all time.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is set to hit shelves sometime in holiday 2020, seemingly tied to the release of the new Sony gaming system.

Sony Reveals Outlander Season 5 Blu-ray & DVD Details!

by Grant Hermanns

Sony Reveals Outlander Season 5 Blu-ray & DVD Details!

Sony reveals Outlander season 5 Blu-ray & DVD details!

Just two months after its conclusion, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has revealed the details for the Blu-ray and DVD digital release of the fifth season of its acclaimed period fantasy romantic drama Outlander, which will hit shelves on September 15 alongside a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set! (Via VitalThrills)

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The Blu-ray and DVD sets will both feature loads of bonus features including four new “Outlander Untold” scenes that follow the stories of fan-favorite characters, a blooper reel, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, a lyric video and a glimpse of life at home with the Frasers’ cat Adso.

The Blu-ray itself will come with exclusive special features including 15 deleted scenes, writer and producer commentaries and two behind-the-scenes featurettes, “The Heart of the Frasers” exploring Jamie and Claire’s relationship as well as their family bond and “Expanding the World: Sets & Costumes.” The Collector’s Edition will include the fifth season’s soundtrack on CD, a 28-page special digibook and an excerpt from the upcoming ninth novel in the source material franchise, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.

Season 5 of Outlander finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection – while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill. With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself. Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place – as well as Jamie’s respect – in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee – and those they can’t.

The Outlander television series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, Andy Harries and Jim Kohlberg, is inspired by Gabaldon’s Outlander series that has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide, with all the books having graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale.

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Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures, and Story Mining & Supply Co., in association with Sony Pictures Television. The series was recently renewed through its sixth and forthcoming season.

Pre-order your copy of the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray here and regular Blu-ray here!

Sony Reveals Outlander Season 5 Blu-ray & DVD Details!

HBO Unveils Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection Details!

by Grant Hermanns

HBO Unveils Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection Details!

HBO unveils Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection details!

Game of Thrones remains the No. 1 selling home entertainment TV series of all time and most-watched series in HBO history and now, for the first time ever, the entire series can be owned in spectacular 4K Ultra HD with the brand-new Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection, which is set to hit shelves on November 3! Check out the special collection in the gallery below!

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Featuring all 73 episodes along with over 15 hours of bonus content, plus Digital Copy (US only), this must-have set is priced to own at $254.99 and $289.99 in Canada, while all eight seasons are currently available to purchase on Digital HD through digital platforms. The Complete Collection will also be available in an exclusive limited-edition version at Best Buy for $285.43 and $320.43 in Canada, containing the same episode and bonus content though being featured in special individual steelbooks and housed in a striking individually numbered metal case.

Based on the best-selling novel series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones has earned a total of 161 Emmy nominations and 59 wins, which are the most nominations and wins of any Comedy or Drama series in Emmy history. The Cultural Phenomenon also stands as HBO’s most-viewed program ever, with the final season averaging a record-setting 44 million viewers in the U.S.

The ensemble cast includes Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont).

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“We are thrilled to offer Game of Thrones fans an in-home viewing experience worthy of the groundbreaking show with the long-awaited release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Series on 4K Ultra HD,” Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing, said in a statement.  “For the first time ever and unavailable anywhere else, loyal fans and collectors will be able to enjoy every extraordinary moment of this iconic show in eye-popping 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision HDR.  Packed with over 15 hours of special features spanning all 8 seasons and a digital copy of every episode, this collectable set also makes a perfect holiday gift!”

The 4K Ultra HD discs of Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection will feature Dolby Vision HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. Also, the 4K Ultra HD discs of the collection will feature Dolby Atmos soundtracks remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

The 4K Ultra HD release includes over 15 hours of bonus features originally released on the 2019 Game of Thrones: The Complete Series and The Complete Collection (Limited Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray sets.

Special Features Included on the Set:

  • Game of Thrones: Reunion Special: A two-part reunion show shot live in Belfast with the cast, both past and present, hosted by Conan O’Brien and available exclusively on these complete series collections. The reunion special is assembled in segments focused on Houses Lannister, Stark, & Targaryen and concludes with the key players all onstage for their final reflections on the years they shared in Westeros and Essos.
  • Game of Thrones: The Last Watch: A documentary by filmmaker Jeanie Finlay chronicling the making of the final season.
  • Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of Seven Kingdoms
  • Audio CommentariesDeleted and Extended Scenes, Behind-the-scenes featurettes and much more from all 8 seasons!
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