Exclusive The Obituary of Tunde Johnson Clip From Stanley Kalu’s Timely Drama
ComingSoon.net has an exclusive clip from the new drama The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, available now on PVOD and Digital from Wolfe Releasing. You can check out the clip in the player below and rent or buy your copy of the movie here!
This timely film is directed by Ali LeRoi from a screenplay written by Stanley Kalu and stars Steven Silver (13 Reasons Why), Spencer Neville (Ozark), and Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction). It follows a wealthy, Nigerian-American teen (Silver) who is pulled over by police, shot to death, and immediately awakens – reliving the same day over and over, trapped in a terrifying time loop that forces him to confront difficult truths about his life and himself. The film tackles a number of issues prevalent in American society including racism, police brutality, LGBTQ acceptance, mental health, and addiction.
Written four years ago by Nigerian-born Stanley Kalu when he was a student at USC, the screenplay for The Obituary of Tunde Johnson was the winner of 2018 THE LAUNCH: Million Dollar Screenplay Competition co-founded by producers Zachary Green and Jason Shuman, to find the next generation of great screenwriters from around the world. Winning the competition came with a $50,000 education grant, literary representation, and the promise his screenplay would be produced as a feature film with a budget of at least $1 million. Kalu was announced the winner on August 8th, 2018, and principal photography started on October 25th, 2018.
This bold, piercing drama had its World Premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019, was one of eight films awarded the prestigious Next Wave designation, opened the Austin Film Festival a month later, and won the Audience Award for the best Debut Narrative Feature at the 2020 L.A. Outfest. Produced by Zachary Green p.g.a., Jason Shuman p.g.a., Chuck Bond, and Marni Bond, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson is the directorial feature debut for LeRoi and feature screenplay debut for Kalu.
New Shadow and Bone Teaser & Photos: Prepare to Enter the Fold
Today, Netflix surprised fans at IGN Fan Fest with the never-before-seen teaser trailer for the upcoming highly anticipated fantasy series Shadow and Bone. The panel featured Eric Heisserer (Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer), Leigh Bardugo (Author / Executive Producer) and stars Jessie Mei Li (Alina), Archie Renaux (Mal), Freddy Carter (Kaz), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper), and Ben Barnes (General Kirigan). You can check out the teaser now in the player below along with new photos and key art in the gallery!
Based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.
Shadow and Bone stars Jessie Mei Li (Alina Starkov), Archie Renaux (Malyen Oretsev), Freddy Carter (Kaz Brekker), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper Fahey), and Ben Barnes (General Kirigan).
The rest of the cast includes Sujaya Dasgupta (Zoya Nazyalensky), Danielle Galligan (Nina Zenik), Daisy Head (Genya Safin), Simon Sears (Ivan), Calahan Skogman (Matthias Helvar), Zoë Wanamaker (Baghra), Kevin Eldon (The Apparat), Julian Kostov (Fedyor), Luke Pasqualino (David), Jasmine Blackborow (Marie) and Gabrielle Brooks (Nadia).
Shadow and Bone is a Netflix production from 21 Laps Entertainment. Eric Heisserer is the showrunner, executive producer, and writer for the series. Author Leigh Bardugo is executive producing. Lee Toland Krieger will direct and executive produce. Other executive producers include Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Dan Cohen, and Josh Barry for 21 Laps Entertainment and Pouya Shahbazian.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 teaser sets April premiere date
Two months after the series landed an early fifth season renewal from the streaming platform, Hulu has unveiled a new teaser for the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale revealing an April 28 return date for the Emmy-winning drama. The teaser can be viewed below!
The series stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. New additions for season 3 included Christopher Meloni & Elizabeth Reaser. Sam Jaeger was upped to a series regular in Season 4. The series is adapted from the award-winning, best-selling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood.
The Handmaid’s Tale comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller. The show is executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken. Margaret Atwood serves as a co-executive producer for season three of the series. MGM serves as the international distributor for the series.
Since its premiere in April 2017, The Handmaid’s Tale has gone on to become the first series ever on a streaming video-on-demand service to take both the Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Best Drama Series. The Handmaid’s Tale is an eight-time Emmy Award-winning drama series and has garnered more than 30 prestigious awards to date, including a 2018 Peabody Award. The series has gone on to become the streaming service’s most-viewed series debut and it’s most critically successful to date.
Seasons 1, 2, and 3 are already available for streaming on Hulu, while Season 4 is set to premiere on April 28.
M.O.D.O.K. teaser sets premiere date for Patton Oswalt-led Marvel series
After months of radio silence regarding the animated Marvel series, Hulu has unveiled a new teaser for the Patton Oswalt-starring M.O.D.O.K. announcing a May 21 premiere date on the streaming service. The new teaser can be viewed in the player below!
In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Patton Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet: a midlife crisis!
The cast also includes Aimee Garcia (Lucifer), Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Beck Bennet (Saturday Night Live, Bill & Ted Face The Music), Sam Richardson (Werewolves Within) and Jon Daly (The Kroll Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm).
Garcia will play Jodie, M.O.D.O.K.’s wife and mother to his children, who has had a late-in-life awakening — excited to pursue her mommy-blog turned lifestyle-brand empire and discover who she is as an independent woman in her forties. There are just too many things to do in this world and not enough time to waste being held back by negativity. And unfortunately for M.O.D.O.K., the thing weighing her down the most… is him.
Schwartz will voice Lou. To be honest, M.O.D.O.K. doesn’t really “get” his twelve-year-old son Lou. Not athletic enough to be a jock. Not smart enough to be a nerd. Lou is… well, Lou — a kid who clearly marches to the beat of his own drum. Lou’s lack of friends, ambition, and hygiene is a constant worry for M.O.D.O.K., who often projects his own insecurities onto his overly confident son.
Fumero is Melissa. Even with her father’s “features,” seventeen-year-old Melissa has risen the ranks to become the Heathers-like queen bee of her school and a star in the world of teen figure skating. Every popular kid either wants to date her or avoid her terrifying wrath. But for all of her success, Melissa secretly yearns for her father’s approval.
McLendon-Covey will play Monica Rappaccini, a brilliant mad-scientist at A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K.’s rival at work. Clearly more competent and qualified than M.O.D.O.K., Monica believes she should be running the organization. After GRUMBL acquires A.I.M., Monica relishes in M.O.D.O.K.’s suffering until the new management begins to infringe on her ungodly experiments. With a common enemy in Austin, M.O.D.O.K. and Monica are finally able to put aside their differences and work together… when they aren’t constantly betraying each other.
Bennet will voice Austin Dan Der Sleet. After M.O.D.O.K.’s evil organization A.I.M. is run into the ground, he’s forced to sell it to silicon valley tech-giant GRUMBL. GRUMBL sends slick, twenty-something Austin as a “post-merger-integration-consultant” and M.O.D.O.K.’s new boss. Though M.O.D.O.K. wishes he could just zap Austin to the Negative Zone, M.O.D.O.K. must find new solutions to confront Austin’s corporate jargon-speak and frequent mandatory HR meetings, if he’s ever going to reclaim A.I.M. from Austin’s grip.
Daly is Super Adaptoid, a snarky android with ambitions to live, feel and create, but is instead forced to spend his days massaging the hoverchair sores on his creator M.O.D.O.K.’s scalp. Although the Adaptoid dreams of overwriting his programming and turning on M.O.D.O.K., there is also a begrudging friendship between these two.
Richardson is Gary, a henchman or “beekeeper” at A.I.M. who is fiercely loyal to his boss M.O.D.O.K., even if M.O.D.O.K. struggles to remember his name. As M.O.D.O.K. continues to get demoted within his own organization, Gary is there by his side, always offering his help and unshakeable optimism whether M.O.D.O.K. wants it or not.
M.O.D.O.K. is set around the character of the same name. He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in 1967. As well as providing the voice, the series will be co-created and executive produced by Oswalt. Jordan Blum (Community) and Jeph Loeb (Legion) will also be executive producing, with the latter serving as co-creator with Oswalt.
Exclusive The Rookies trailer for Milla Jovovich action thriller!
Shout! Studios has provided ComingSoon.net with the exclusive trailer debut of The Rookies, a new action thriller starring Milla Jovovich, Sandrine Pinna and Talu Wang. Check out The Rookies trailer in the player below, and catch the film when it premieres in Select Theaters and Home Theaters Everywhere on April 16!
From the screenwriter of New Police Story and director Alan Yuen (Firestorm) comes the exhilarating, high-tech action epic The Rookies. An electrifying, globe-trotting thriller about an extreme sport enthusiast who joins an elite group of special agents after accidently getting involved in an illegal trade deal, The Rookies stars Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise, The Fifth Element), Sandrine Pinna (Touch of Light) and Talu Wang (The Last Wish).
Daredevil and extreme sport lover Zhao Feng (Alu Wang) has always lived life on the edge. But when he gets caught up in an illegal trade scheme, he realized he is in way over his head. When he crosses paths with deadly and mysterious Special Agent Bruce (Milla Jovovich), she recruits him into the shadowy Order of the Phantom Knighthood, which is dedicated to fighting evil in all its manifestations. Fleshed out by a scrappy police officer, a scientist and an unemployed doctor, this ragtag outfit becomes the Order’s newest and most unlikely crime-fighting unit. Led by Agent Bruce, these four rookies are charged with defeating die-hard terrorists in this action-packed adventure.
Disney & Pixar’s Luca teaser promises a summer like never before
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have officially released the first Luca teaser trailer for their newest animated film following last December’s acclaimed Jamie Foxx-led Soul. The video features two seemingly normal kids who are having the best summer of their lives while also trying their best to keep their secret identities. The film is currently slated for a theatrical release this coming summer on June 18. Check out the video in the player below along with the first poster!
Set in Italy, Luca is a fun and heartwarming story about friendship, stepping out of your comfort zone and two teenage sea monsters who experience a life-changing summer. This coming-of-age adventure will tell the story of a young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer with his newfound best friend in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface.
The animated film will feature the voices of: Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Little Mermaid) as Luca Paguro, a bright and inventive 13-year-old sea monster with endless curiosity—especially when it comes to the mysterious world above the sea; Jack Dylan Grazer (Shazam!) as Alberto Scorfano, an independent, free-spirited teenage sea monster with unbridled enthusiasm for the human world.; and Emma Berman as Giulia, an outgoing and charming adventurer who befriends Luca and Alberto.
Joining them are Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6, The Willoughbys) as Luca’s mother Daniela, Marco Barricelli as Giulia’s father Massimo, and Jim Gaffigan as Luca’s father’s Lorenzo.
Luca will be the feature-length directorial debut of Italian filmmaker Enrico Casarosa, who has been working as a storyboard artist and writer with Pixar since 2006 on popular animated films such as Cars, Ratatouille, Up, The Good Dinosaur, Coco and Incredibles 2. The film will also be produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3)
Army of the Dead teaser: Survivors take all in Zack Snyder zombie heist pic
While fans are still anxiously awaiting the arrival of his infamous director’s cut of the DC Extended Universe team-up Justice League, Netflix has unveiled the first teaser for Zack Snyder’s ensemble zombie heist pic, Army of the Dead, which can be viewed in the player below!
Army of the Dead will follow the story of a man who recruits a group of mercenaries to pull off the ultimate heist amidst a zombie apocalypse. It is consists of an ensemble cast, including Dave Bautista (Stuber), Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass), Tig Notaro (Instant Family), Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld), Raul Castillo (Vida), Nora Arnezeder (Origin), Matthias Schweighöfer (The Manny), Samantha Win (Wonder Woman), Rich Cetrone (Thor) and Garrett Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead).
Snyder has been working on the main movie since 2007, originally having it in development at Warner Bros. Now, the project is in development at Netflix. Word is the streaming service is sparing no expense with a budget reportedly in the $70 million to $90 million range. The Justice League director will produce alongside his wife Deborah Snyder for The Stone Quarry with Wesley Collar. Ori Marmu and Andrew Norman will oversee for Netflix.
Army of the Dead: The Prequel is directed by and stars Grimme Award winner Matthias Schweighöfer and will follow his Army of the Dead character “Ludwig Dieter”. Also starring Game of Thrones alum Nathalie Emmanuel, the multi-language movie was produced out of Germany by Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Wesley Coller of The Stone Quarry and Matthias Schweighöfer and Dan Maag of PANTALEON Films.
Solar Opposites Season 2 trailer teases more sci-fi hijinks & BDE
With just a month left until the return of the hit animated series, Hulu has unveiled the full trailer for the second season of Mike McMahan, Justin Roiland and Josh Bycel’s Solar Opposites teasing more of the outlandish sci-fi hijinks that made the freshman outing a laugh riot. The trailer can be viewed below!
Solar Opposites centers around a team of four aliens who have escaped their exploding home world, only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty, while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love humans and all their TV, junk food, and fun stuff. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living supercomputer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth.
Series regulars include Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Mary Mack, and Sean Giambrone. Season 1 guest actors include Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Amanda Leighton, Andrew Matarazzo, Andy Daly, Calum Worthy, Chris Cox, Christina Hendricks, Echo Kellum, Eric Bauza, Gary Anthony Williams, Gideon Adlon, Jacob Vargus, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeannie Elias, Jesse Mendel, Jon Barinholtz, Karan Brar, Kari Wahlgren, Ken Marino, Liam Cunningham, Maurice LaMarche, Miguel Sandoval, Nat Faxon, Natalie Morales, Neil Flynn, Phil LaMarr, Rainn Wilson, Rob Schrab, Ryan Ridley, Sagan McMahan, Thomas Barbusca, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Vargus Mason, Wendi McLendon-Covey.
Solar Opposites is executive produced by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland, Mike McMahan, and Josh Bycel. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Since its debut, the animated has already become Hulu’s most-watched Original comedy premiere to date and was Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes and will return to the streaming platform on March 26!
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers trailer and key art debut!
During Disney+’s first TCA today, the service revealed the official trailer and Key Art for The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, the Original Series premiering Friday, March 26. Check out The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers trailer in the player below, along with key art in the gallery!
In the 10-episode season set in present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
The series features a talented new team of up-and-coming young actors including Brady Noon, Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, and DJ Watts.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (The King of Queens, 13 Going On 30) are co-creators and will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Michael Spiller serves as executive producer/director on the series, with James Griffiths serving as director/EP on the Pilot. Emilio Estevez is an executive producer and Lauren Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.
Are you excited for The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers? Let us know in the comments below!
Exclusive Sound of Violence clip from SXSW Midnighters slasher
Ahead of the film’s world premiere at next month’s South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in the Midnighters lineup, ComingSoon.net has received an exclusive clip from the Jasmin Savoy Brown-starring auditory slasher Sound of Violence. The clip can be viewed in the player below!
Written and directed by previous SXSW alum Alex Noyer (808), the story centers on Alexis, who recovered her hearing after witnessing the brutal murder of her family when she was ten. The visceral experience awakened synesthetic abilities in her and started her on an orphaned path of self-discovery through the healing tones of brutal violence. She goes on to pursue a career teaching and experimenting to find new sounds and is supported and loved by her roommate Marie, who is unaware of the dark secrets behind Alexis’ unique music and the part she unknowingly plays. Faced with the likelihood of losing her hearing again, Alexis escalates her pursuit of her masterpiece through gruesome sound experiments and devastating designs. She won’t let anything stop her, not even love.
Alongside Brown (Scream), the cast for the film includes Lili Simmons (Ray Donovan, Bone Tomahawk), James Jagger (Vinyl, The Outpost) and Tessa Munro (S.W.A.T.). The film was produced by Hannu Aukia (Somewhere Somewhere) and Noyer with Mike Micari (The Ring) executive producing and Gravitas acquiring the North American rights for a May release with sales being handled by VMI Worldwide.
“I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by people who believed in my idea of an artist in lieu of a killer,” Noyer said in a statement. “From our amazing lead Jasmin Savoy Brown to my producing partner Hannu Aukia, to our cast and crew, this movie came together because of confidence in that vision. Gravitas showed us that same confidence. I am delighted for them to bring it to North American audiences so soon after our World premiere at SXSW.”
New Superman & Lois promo reveals footage from upcoming episodes
Following Superman & Lois‘ series debut last night, The CW has released a brand new promo for their newest Arrowverse series, featuring new footage from upcoming episodes as Clark tries to balance his superhero duties with his family responsibilities. Superman & Lois is scheduled to return on March 2, 2021 with the second episode titled “There’s No Place Like Home.” Check out the video in the player below!
Directed by Lee Toland Krieger from a screenplay written by Todd Helbing, the upcoming episode’s official synopsis reads: “While adjusting to their new lives in Smallville, Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) and Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) make an important decision concerning one of their sons. Meanwhile, tensions begin to rise between Lois and Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner). Lastly, Lana Lang Cushing (Emmanuelle Chriqui) invites the Kent family over for a barbecue.”
After years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane, come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society. Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan and Jordan could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older.
Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang, a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark’s first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing. The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah. Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice. Meanwhile, Superman and Lois’ return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
Joining Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch in Superman & Lois are previously announced cast members Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin, portraying the roles of Jonathan and Jordan Kent, respectively. The series will also feature Dylan Walsh as General Lane, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang-Cushing, Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Inde Navarette as Sarah Cushing, and Wolé Parks as The Stranger.
Hoechlin first appeared as the Man of Steel in the first two episodes of Supergirl Season 2 and has reprised the role in 2018’s crossover event Elseworlds with Tulloch debuting as Lois. Both of them appeared in the most recent Arrowverse crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Superman & Lois is created and written by The Flash executive producer Todd Helbing. It will be executive produced by DC TV universe creator Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns through their Berlanti Productions banner.
The CW’s Stargirl Season 2 teases summer 2021 return
The CW has released a new brief teaser for the upcoming second season of Stargirl, confirming that the popular superhero series is scheduled to make its highly-anticipated return this coming summer. Starring Brec Bassinger, the new season will feature Jim Gaffigan and Arrowverse alum John Wesley Shipp, who will reprise his role as Jay Garrick which will signal the series’ integration into the Arrowverse following its official move from DC Universe to The CW.
Stargirl follows the story of Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) who is a smart, athletic, and above all else kind girl. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. “Borrowing” the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.
Season 2 will feature new villains with the addition of Nick Tarabay (The Expanse, Pacific Rim: Uprising) as Eclipso and Jonathan Cake (The Affair) as The Shade along with Jim Gaffigan as the voice of the CGI character Thunderbolt. Up-and-coming young actress Ysa Penarejo (Project Mc2) has also joined the new season for a mystery role.
John Wesley Shipp will also be guest-starring in the second season, reprising his Arrowverse role as Jay Garrick. This mini crossover will officially bring the series into the Arrowverse, following the events of the Crisis of the Infinite Earth event.
Stargirl also stars Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect), Trae Romano (Robbie), Anjelika Washington (Shameless, Young Sheldon), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Joel McHale (Community) as Starman, Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) as Rex Tyler/Hourman, Brian Stapf as Wildcat, Luke Wilson (Charlie’s Angels), as Pat Dugan, Henry Thomas as Dr. Mid-Nite, Joy Osmanski (The Santa Clarita Diet) as Tigress, Neil Hopkins (Matador) as Sportsmaster, and Nelson Lee (Mulan) as Dragon King.
Character creator Geoff Johns writes and produces the series through his Mad Ghost Productions banner alongside Greg Berlanti and Berlanti Productions. The first season debuted on DC Universe but was then granted a second season renewal at The CW.
The epic action-adventure Godzilla vs. Kong will pit two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another — the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong — with humanity caught in the balance.
The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, The Little Drummer Girl), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Rebecca Hall (Christine, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Widows), Shun Oguri (Gintama), Eiza González (Baby Driver), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist), and Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2). Also starring in the highly-anticipated movie are Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea) and Demián Bichir (The Nun, The Hateful Eight).
The fourth installment in Warner Bros.’ Pictures and Legendary’s Monsterverse is directed by Adam Wingard from a script written by Oscar nominee Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean, Deja Vu, Shrek). The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, and Brian Rogers, with Kenji Okuhira, Yoshimitsu Banno, Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. Jay Ashenfelter, Jen Conroy and Tamara Kent are co-producers.
The most recent film in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, hit theaters last summer. It ended with Godzilla taking his rightful place as the ruler of all Titans. Unfortunately, the movie was a financial disappointment, grossing only $385.9 million against a budget estimated to be as high as $200 million.
Godzilla vs. Kong was originally set to hit theaters in May 2020 (before the global pandemic) and then on November 20, 2020. Now, the film is set to hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously on March 31.
The Walking Dead 10c Featurette Teases Intimate Storytelling
AMC has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming extended tenth season of The Walking Dead. The video features executive producers Angela Kang and Scott M. Gimple along with the main cast as they talk about how the pandemic impacted the way they created the stories. The series is scheduled to make its return with six new episodes, starting on Sunday, February 28. Check out the video in the player below!
The Walking Dead is a story that started 10 years ago with one man trying to find his family. That family grew and gradually communities took shape. They fought and survived, thrived, and gave birth to a new generation. It is a tale of humankind and there are more stories to tell.
Last on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for the final battle. Our survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde.
In these six new episodes, we find our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?
The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Cailey Fleming, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Cooper Andrews, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Lauren Ridloff, Angel Theory, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, and Ryan Hurst. Thora Birch and Kevin Carroll joined the cast for Season 10.
Jupiter’s Legacy teaser sets debut date for new Netflix superhero series
Netflix has finally released the first Jupiter’s Legacy teaser for their newest superhero series adaptation, based on Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s comic book series of the same name. Starring Josh Duhamel, the series is scheduled to make its debut on May 7, 2021. Check out the video in the player below!
Jupiter’s Legacy is a multigenerational drama that follows the world’s first generation of superheroes, who received their powers in the 1930s. In the present day, they’re the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.
The series will star Josh Duhamel (Transformers) as Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian, Ben Daniels as Walter Sampson/Brainwave, Leslie Bibb as Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty, Elena Kampouris as Chloe Sampson, Andrew Horton as Brandon Sampson/Paragon, Mike Wade as Fitz Small and Matt Lanter as George Hutchene/Skyfox.
The project was created and executive produced by Steven S. DeKnight, best known for showrunning Daredevil’s inaugural season. He was previously attached to serve as the showrunner. However, due to creative differences, he exited the series with Sang Kyu Kim taking over as the showrunner. Additionally, Kim will executive produce the series alongside Millar, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, and Dan McDermott.
The Jupiter’s Legacy comic series was first published by Image Comics in 2013. It followed The Utopian and Lady Liberty, who are the costumed aliases of Sheldon and Grace Sampson. After venturing to a mysterious island with a handful of their friends in 1932, they gained superhuman abilities and established themselves as the first generation of superheroes. They soon formed the Union of Justice. Years later, Sheldon and Grace had two children, Chloe and Brandon, who inherited their own set of powers. However, Chloe and Brandon also developed a cynical attitude toward superheroes and struggled to find their places in the shadow of their famous parents.
Exclusive The Croods: A New Age deleted scene with Ryan Reynolds!
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have provided ComingSoon.net with an exclusive The Croods: A New Age deleted scene from the animated hit’s upcoming Blu-ray and digital release. The film is now available on digital platforms, and on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD on February 23. In the clip the hilarious Ryan Reynolds gives us a top notch depiction of a teenage boy in love and in distress. Check out the animatic clip in the player below!
It’s bonus features will include: two exclusive animated shorts, a gag reel, deleted scenes and activities the whole family can enjoy together, this fun and entertaining adventure is the must-own family movie of the new year! The full art for the Blu-ray copy can be seen in the gallery below!
Bonus Materials on digital, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD:
>DEAR DIARY: WORLD’S FIRST PRANKS – In this exclusive original short film, Eep reveals how a comical accident led her and Dawn to discover the joys of tricking their families and set about performing “the world’s first pranks”
>FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: LITTLE RED BRONANA BREAD – In another exclusive original short, join the Croods as they settle down for a very prehistoric family movie night experience. With shadowy figures around every corner, Eep must keep Gran and her delicious Bronana Bread safe from punch monkeys.
>TO: GERARD – In this original DreamWorks animated short, an elderly man brightens the day of a little girl through magic.
>THE CROODS’ FAMILY ALBUM – Meet the actors who portray the Croods and their new cast members, the Bettermans. What makes them tick, how do they resemble their characters and what lessons have they learned from making the film.
>THE EVOLUTION OF… – In this fun making of, we hear from the filmmakers and stars of THE CROODS: A NEW AGE about the evolution of the Croods franchise.
>HOW TO DRAW: CAVEMAN STYLE – Join one of DreamWorks talented illustrators inside the cave as they demonstrate how to draw our favorite characters.
>FAMILEAF ALBUM – Inspired by the prehistoric family album given to guy by the Betterman’s, we create a fun video showing you how to make your own using real leaves or green construction paper for pages and string (or even dental floss!) to hold it all together.
>STONE AGE ATTACK – A three-part featurette highlighting fun, easy to make recipes that kids and parents can make together.
>FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR JOEL CRAWFORD, PRODUCER MARK SWIFT, HEAD OF STORY JANUEL MERCADO AND EDITOR JIM RYAN
The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family. The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved … except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”)—with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family. Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.
DreamWorks Animation invites you on an all-new adventure back in time with The Croods: A New Age. The sequel sees the return of the first film’s voice cast consists of Nicolas Cage (Mandy), Emma Stone (Maniac), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2), Catherine Keener (Kidding), Cloris Leachman (American Gods) and Clark Duke (I’m Dying Up Here) as The Croods face their biggest threat since leaving the cave: another family.
New voice cast members include Star Wars alum Kelly Marie Tran as the only child of the Bettermans named Dawn with Leslie Mann (Blockers) and four-time Emmy winner Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as Dawn’s parents. The sequel is directed by Joel Crawford with Mark Swift set to produce.
Exclusive The Vigil clip from Keith Thomas’ horror-thriller debut
As the film gears up for its select theatrical and digital debut, IFC Midnight has shared an exclusive clip from debuting writer/director Keith Thomas’ horror-thriller The Vigil teasing the supernatural chiller steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology. The clip can be viewed in the player below!
The Vigil is a supernatural horror film set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Borough Park neighborhood. Low on funds and having recently left his insular religious community, Yakov reluctantly accepts an offer from his former rabbi and confidante to take on the responsibility of an overnight “shomer,” fulfilling the Jewish practice of watching over the body of a deceased community member. Shortly after arriving at the recently departed’s dilapidated house to sit the vigil, Yakov begins to realize that something is very, very wrong.
The cast for the film includes Dave Davis (The Big Short, The Walking Dead), Malky Goldman (Unorthodox, God of Vengeance), Menashe Lustig (Menashe) and Lynn Cohen (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Affair).
“This sequence comes at a pivotal moment in the film, the sort of horror movie “turning point” when our main character, Yakov, realizes that the house is no longer safe to be inside,” Thomas wrote in a statement to ComingSoon.net. “And while he’s desperate to get Mrs. Litvak to join him in leaving this doomed place, she has lived there long enough to know there is no easy escape…Both Lynn Cohen and Dave Davis turn in great, tense performances in this scene, and I especially love the way Lynn breaks into that sinister and yet empathetic smile.”
Mayans M.C. Season 3 trailer: one wrong move could start a war
FX has released the full trailer for the upcoming third season of their Sons of Anarchy spinoff series Mayans M.C., providing us a preview of what to expect in the new season as EZ Reyes and the gang deal with the border shutdown. The series is scheduled to make its return on March 16, 2021. Check out the Mayans M.C. Season 3 trailer in the player below!
Mayans MC is the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga, Kurt Sutter’s award-winning series that was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history for seven seasons. The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show’s seven-year run.
The spinoff series is set in a post-Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, fresh out of prison, is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy who had the American Dream within his grasp.
Mayans M.C. stars JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Danny Pino, Carla Baratta, Michael Irby, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Emilio Rivera, Sarah Bolger and Sulem Calderon. The series was co-created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, and is executive produced by James, Michael Dinner and Sutter. It is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions.
HBO 2021 Promo: first look at Scenes From a Marriage, Succession Season 3 & more
HBO has released a brand new promo reel for their upcoming shows that are set to premiere this year, including our first look at Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain’s upcoming limited series Scenes From a Marriage as well as a preview of the highly-anticipated third season of Succession. Check out the video in the player below!
The video also offers a new look at HBO’s other 2021 shows such as Kate Winslet’s Mare of Easttown, The Nevers, The White Lotus and Beartown along with the new seasons of Insecure, In Treatment, Betty and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Starring Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain along with Sunita Mani (GLOW), HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage is an English-language adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic Swedish series and is expected to re-examine the original show’s depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage, and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple.
The limited series will be written and directed by The Affair co-creator Hagai Levi. On top of starring, both Isaac and Chastain are also executive producing along with Levi, Lars Blomgren, Daniel Bergman, Blair Breard, and Media Res’ Michael Ellenberg. Media Res and Endeavor Content will produce.
The Mare of Easttown is a seven-part miniseries that will center on Winslet’s Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as her life crumbles around her, and is described as “an exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our past.” I
The series is scheduled to debut on April 18 on HBO.
Apple TV+ 2021 featurette offers look at new & returning originals
As part of the Television Critics Association Winter 2021 Press Tour, Apple TV+ unveiled a featurette offering fans look at new and returning original titles to the streaming platform, including the limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story, Rose Byrne-led dramedy Physical and more. The featurette can be viewed in the player below!
Coming soon to Apple TV+, The Mosquito Coast will premiere on Friday, April 30 as well as the critically acclaimed comedy series Mythic Quest, returning for its second on Friday, May 7. New series set to debut this summer are Schmigadoon!, a star-studded musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key; Physical, a new dramedy starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Byrne and created by Annie Weisman; and Lisey’s Story, a new limited series from creator and executive producer King, executive producer J.J. Abrams and starring Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Dane DeHaan.
Schmigadoon!, a parody of iconic musicals, stars Strong and Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.” The first season of the six-episode series also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada.
Based on the best-selling novel by King and adapted by the author himself, Lisey’s Story is a deeply personal thriller that follows Lisey Landon (played by Moore) two years after the death of her husband, famous novelist Scott Landon (played by Clive Owen). A series of unsettling events causes Lisey to face memories of her marriage to Scott that she has deliberately blocked out of her mind. Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dane DeHaan, Sung Kang and Ron Cephas Jones star alongside Moore and Owen.
Set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego, Physical is a half-hour dark comedy following Sheila Rubin (played by Byrne), a quietly tortured, seemingly dutiful housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly. But behind closed doors, Sheila has her own darkly funny take on life she rarely lets the world see. She’s also battling a complex set of personal demons relating to her self-image… that is, until she finds release through the unlikeliest source: the world of aerobics.
At first hooked on the exercise itself, Sheila’s real road to empowerment comes when she discovers a way to merge this newfound passion with the burgeoning technology of videotape to start a revolutionary business. The series tracks her epic journey from a stifled, overlooked enabler to a powerful, confident economic force, as Sheila transforms into someone we take for granted today (but was entirely radical at the time) – the female lifestyle guru.
In addition to Byrne, Physical stars Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Della Saba, Lou Taylor Pucci, Paul Sparks and Ashley Liao.
Apple TV+ also revealed a glimpse at buzz-worthy, upcoming Apple Original series including Foundation, Mr. Corman and The Shrink Next Door, as well as the upcoming second seasons of award-winning series The Morning Show, Truth Be Told, Central Park and See.
All these titles and more will make their global premieres, in over 100 countries, on the platform and will stream alongside a growing lineup of critically lauded films, including the Golden Globe Award-nominated Wolfwalkers and OntheRocks, Critics Choice Award-nominated Palmer and upcoming features Cherry and Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.