Next Club Meeting: November 21, 2020, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Animatrix Network is an anime & manga fan club located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We usually meet on the fourth Saturday of each month (except when holidays or conventions coincide). The meetings are free and open to the public. Join us for a day filled with anime.

This site provides news, reviews, commentaries, and previews of the world of anime and everything it inspires, such as live-action films, comics, music, art, and other weird things to enjoy and contemplate.

Friday, July 31, 2020

San Diego Comic-Con @ Home 2020 Cosplay Video

Missing San Diego Comic-Con in 2020?
So did we... so we made a remix of some of our favorite cosplays from our videos in 2017, 2018, and 2019!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

They're back to Save or Destroy the World AGAIN!

Same weird family. New weird problems.
The Umbrella Academy
The Second Season
Coming to NETFLIX on July 31
The Umbrella Academy is an American superhero web television series based on the comic book series of the same name published by Dark Horse Comics. Created for Netflix by Steve Blackman and developed by Jeremy Slater, it revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mystery of their father's death and the threat of an impending apocalypse. The series is produced by Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Universal Cable Productions. The ensemble cast features Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige. The adaptation began development as a film optioned by Universal Pictures in 2011. It was eventually shelved in favor of a television series in 2015, before being officially greenlit by Netflix in July 2017. The series is filmed in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

News Just Dropped For Spider-Man 3

Spider-man 3 Postponed?
On July 23, 2020, it was announced that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures' upcoming third Spider-Man movie — the yet-untitled sequel to the Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home — has been kicked out of its November 5, 2021 release window. According to MCUCosmic, Spider-Man 3 will now swing into theaters on December 17, 2021.

That launch date previously belonged to Avatar 2, which is one of a number of Disney-backed films that are now officially delayed. The Mouse House took a sledgehammer to its release schedule, removing the live-action Mulan from the lineup entirely, pushing back the release of the next Star Wars movie, and rearranging the release dates of all the planned Avatar franchise sequels.

Disappointing as the delay may be, there's an advantage to a December debut. With Spider-Man 3 now hanging out in the proverbial web Avatar 2 was once wrapped up in, the film is primed to rake in huge box office bucks as a holiday-season release. Tentpole films that have been released in late December tend to perform exceptionally well financially, even if they aren't universally loved. Holland's Spidey flicks haven't had trouble winning over fans and critics alike, but the added bonus of debuting during such a festive time should boost its potential for revenue even further.

A December debut is also a first for the Holland-led Spider-Man franchise. In 2017, Spider-Man: Homecoming launched to rave reviews on July 7. A little less than two years later, Spider-Man: Far From Home wall-crawled into cinemas on July 2, 2019. Even when Spider-Man 3 was slated to drop on November 5, 2021, it would have shaken up the intra-franchise status quo. Pushing the flick to December not only buys a bit more time between the end of filming and the scheduled debut, but also makes Spider-Man 3 the must-see movie of the 2021 holiday season.

Another upshot of all this is that the wait for Spider-Man 3 will certainly be worth it. While little is known about what exactly Peter Parker and his pals will get up to in the three-quel, based on the mid-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the friendly neighborhood hero is going to have to do a lot of work to prove that he's both friendly and a hero who can now protect the neighborhood — and not, you know, a villain like everyone now thinks he is.

As fans will recall, after the main action of Far From Home, a post-credits scene revealed that Mysterio had manipulated footage captured during a battle between himself and Spider-Man to make it look like Spidey was a ruthless killer.

Mysterio — who was actually a disgruntled ex-Stark Industries employee who used his mastery of optical illusions to self-stylize as a vigilante – then sent that fake clip to TheDailyBugle.net, the online version of the famous New York City tabloid. In a video that was broadcast to the entire Big Apple, J. Jonah Jameson plays the doctored footage ... which ends with Mysterio disclosing that Spider-Man's true identity is Peter Parker.

It's safe to say that Spidey's world is going to be upside-down at the start of Spider-Man 3. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has teased that the end of Far From Home establishes an exciting foundation from which the Spider-Man 3 team can build a totally unprecedented cinematic Spider-Man story. Chatting with Fandango in July 2019, Feige likened the reveal of Spidey's identity in Far From Home to Tony Stark's admission that he was Iron Man during the hero's first solo film. Feige told the outlet,

"At the end of Iron Man, it was a hero publicly outing himself so that in the next movies and all subsequent movies, we couldn't fall back on the secret identity trope, which had been part of Iron Man's story for decades in the comics. And now people know Peter's identity. People now think he's a villain. [...] Where it goes, we'll see. But it's exciting that it once again sets us up for a Peter Parker story that has never been done before on film."

Even though a few more weeks have been tacked on to the wait for Spider-Man 3, it's difficult to be totally bummed about it when the film has all the potential in the world to be the best Tom Holland-led Spider-Man movie thus far. We'll find out December 17, 2021. Watch the video to learn about the Disappointing News That Just Dropped For Spider-Man 3!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A Special Rick and Morty Anime Short

Rick and Morty vs. Genocider
Directed by ‘Tower of God’ director, Takashi Sano, Morty goes on an adventure to Tokyo, Japan to try and help stop “The Genocider”. Nothing weird happens. Produced by Sola Entertainment and animated at Telecom Animation Film.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Batman: The Animated Series Documentary

B   A   T   M   A   N
THE ANIMATED SERIES
When animators Paul Dini and Bruce Timm were tasked with creating an animated Batman cartoon, no one knew whether the team would be able to reinvent the character away from his campy television roots. But what came out of their collaboration was "Batman: The Animated Series", an award-winning new chapter in the story of the Caped Crusader. Explore the complex, nuanced world and exceptional characters created #BehindTheScenes by the designers, composers, and directors of this groundbreaking series.
The Heart of Batman Documentary
This Emmy-winning series has defined Batman for legions of fans with its gripping plots, multidimensional characters and superb voice talent. Amidst all the terror one man walks the fine line between vengeance and justice as often as he balances his crime fighting persona and his billionaire playboy public life. This is the Batman series that introduced a new kind of super hero: cool, composed, uncompromising.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

First Look at Rick and Morty Season 5

Rick and Morty return to cheat
Death in first Season 5 footage
[Source: GameSpot] While it's not part of the official Comic-Con@Home lineup, Rick and Morty had its own panel as part of Adult Swim's own convention, streamed live on Twitch. For the most part, the panel was a look back on Season 4, but that didn't stop co-creator Dan Harmon from teasing what's to come by showing the first footage of Season 5.
Fans got a look at a cold open for an upcoming episode. While the animation was unfinished, it looked as though Morty was carrying a wounded Rick back to their ship, before escaping through a rapidly closing portal that sends them on a crash course toward the earth. Facing his own doom, Morty calls up his crush Jessica to confess his feelings, only to be shocked when it turns out she likes him back and asks him out to watch a movie.

That's all it takes to convince Morty he needs to live and he manages to land the craft without killing himself and Rick, crashing it into the ocean. That, however, opens up a whole new problem as it puts Rick face-to-face with his nemesis Mr. Nimbus, who appears via a giant clamshell from underwater and carries a trident. There's little you find out about him, other than he likes to say his name a lot.

That's where the cold open ends. While it doesn't necessarily give away anything about the new season, Harmon noted that for practically the first time ever, the show is ahead of schedule.

"We're basically done writing it. The only exception is I get on these Zoom edit sessions where we're kind of finalizing the finale of Season 5," he explained. "It's a crazy situation to be in because this show has notoriously kept everyone behind schedule."

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Star Wars Leak - Lucasfilm Upheaval

Is Lucas About to Return?
A new Star Wars leak from a secret source suggests that the situation at Lucasfilm is volatile and big changes may be coming to the company George Lucas founded. Could Lucas be returning in an official capacity to save Star Wars as President of Lucasfilm? Does this mean Kathleen Kennedy is out, or will they be working together? Here are the latest rumors from our sources, although as always please take them with a grain of salt.

Friday, July 24, 2020

The New Mutants are Finally Here...

X-MEN: The New Mutants
Comic-con trailer for Xmen: The New Mutants starring Maisie Williams. To be released August 28, 2020. We hope. Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.


  • Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane: A Scottish mutant who can turn into a wolf and is struggling to reconcile this with her religious beliefs. Williams was convinced to join the film after discussing the character's religious background with director Josh Boone, who identified with the comic book character due to his own strict religious upbringing.
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin / Magik: A Russian mutant with sorcery powers, she can manifest the Soulsword and use teleportation discs to travel. Illyana is the sister of Colossus, a member of the X-Men seen in previous films in the series. She has a purple dragon companion, Lockheed, in the film.
  • Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie / Cannonball: An American mutant who can propel himself into the air, and is invulnerable while doing so.
  • Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes: A mentor to the group and a medical doctor who can generate protective fields around herself.
  • Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar / Mirage: A Native American mutant who can create illusions based on the fears and desires of other people. The film includes a love story between Rahne and Dani which Williams felt was a natural extension of the comic book characters having a telepathic connection. Boone described this as "the spine and focus" of the film's "character-driven stuff".
  • Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot: A Brazilian mutant who can manipulate solar energy.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

EVERY Gundam Timeline Explained

Gundam. Gundamn Gundam!
From Mobile Suit Gundam to Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin with Iron Blooded Orphans, Builders, SEED, and so many more in between Tim Lyu is here to break down ALL of the timelines. We got your rx-78-2 , your Zaku, your unicorn, we got it ALL!
This video is part of an every other week video series where Tim dives deep into the world of anime.

Gundam (ガンダム, Gandamu), also known as the Gundam series (ガンダムシリーズ, Gandamu Shirīzu), is a Japanese military science fiction media franchise/media mix created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise and, as of March 2020, indirectly fully owned by Bandai Namco Holdings through subsidiaries Sotsu and Sunrise. The franchise features giant robots (mecha) with the name "Gundam" (after the original titular mecha). The franchise began on April 7, 1979 with Mobile Suit Gundam, a TV series that defined the "real robot" mecha anime genre by featuring giant robots called mobile suits in a militaristic setting. The popularity of the series and its merchandise spawned a franchise that includes television series, OVAs, films, manga, novels and video games, as well as a whole industry of model robots known as Gunpla (plastic Gundam model).

Gunpla makes up 90 percent of the Japanese character plastic-model market. Academics in Japan have viewed the series as inspiration; in 2008, the virtual Gundam Academy was planned as the first academic institution based on an animated TV series.

The Gundam franchise had grossed over $5 billion in retail sales by 2000. By 2014, annual revenue of the Gundam franchise reached ¥80 billion per year, ¥18.4 billion of which was retail sales of toys and hobby items. As of 2018, Gundam is one of the top 15 highest-grossing media franchises of all time, estimated to have generated more than $20 billion in total revenue.

Mobile Suit Gundam was developed by animator Yoshiyuki Tomino and a changing group of Sunrise creators with the collective pseudonym of Hajime Yatate. The series was originally entitled Freedom Fighter Gunboy (or Gunboy) for the robot's gun, with teen boys the primary target demographic. Early production had a number of references to freedom: the White Base was originally "Freedom's Fortress", the Core Fighter was the "Freedom Wing" and the Gunperry was the "Freedom Cruiser". The Yatate team combined the English word "gun" with the last syllable of the word "freedom" to form the portmanteau Gundom. Tomino changed it to Gundam, suggesting a unit wielding a gun powerful enough to hold back enemies like a hydroelectric dam holding back water. In keeping with the concept, Gundams are depicted as prototypes or limited-production, with higher capabilities than mass-produced units.

Most Gundams are large, bipedal, humanoid vehicles controlled from a cockpit by a human pilot. The cockpit is located in the torso, while the head serves as a camera to transmit images back to the cockpit. Most of the series protagonists are Newtypes, genetically advanced humans adapted for space. Newtypes have psychic abilities that enable them to sense each other across space and to utilize special mobile suits.

The series itself has been described as a space opera.

Most of the Gundam animation (including the earliest series) is set in what is known as the Universal Century (UC) calendar era, with later series set in alternate calendars or timelines. Although many new Gundam stories are told in their parallel universe with independent timelines (giving them greater creative freedom), the original UC storyline continues to be popular. It established the series, setting the standard for hard science fiction in anime; the original Gundam marked the maturing of the giant-robot genre. Nostalgia for the oldest Gundam shows (and its status as a pop-culture icon in Japan) is a factor in its continuing success.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Comic-Con @ Home Schedule Now Available


COMIC-CON @ HOME
Although the physical gathering of San Diego Comic-Con has been cancelled due to the coronavirus, pop culture fans can still get their annual fix with Comic-Con @ Home. Taking place between July 22-26, the virtual nerd Mecca is totally FREE and set to feature all the panels, sneak peeks, interviews, Q&As, and more that fans have come to expect from SDCC and cons like it.

With the exception of Warner Bros., which is hosting its own online jamboree, all the usual studios, networks, creatives, and actors have signed up for the three-day digital bonanza. To help you navigate these unprecedented waters, SYFY WIRE has put together a list of everything you need to know about the content coming to Comic-Con@Home.

The general con schedule of events can be found right here. All times are PT. Starts today, July 22, at 3:00 PM. Don't miss the fun!

Here are some highlights:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Remember the Movie Everyone Loves to Hate?

The Last Airbender Pitch Meeting
Step inside the pitch meeting that led to Avatar: The Last Airbender Live-Action! Witness where everything went so wrong.
For a brief moment in the early 2000’s, people were referring to M Night Shyamalan as “The Next Spielberg.” With popular hits like The Sixth Sense and Signs, it seemed like the director was going to churn out classic after classic. But then came The VillageLady in the WaterThe Happening… Opinions started to change. Then came “The Last Airbender” in 2010, which not only solidified the new, negative public opinion of Shyamalan, but also enraged fans of the animated series around the world.

The Last Airbender definitely raises a lot of questions. Like why rush through twenty episodes in ninety minutes? Why is there so much narration and exposition? Why are everybody’s names being pronounced wrong? Why doesn’t anyone have any personality? Why does bending look so weird? What was up with that Earth Tribe scene? Who thought this was a good idea?!

To answer all these questions and more, step inside the pitch meeting that led to The Last Airbender! It’ll be super easy, barely an inconvenience.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Frozen 2 DELETED SCENES You Never Got To See

Amazing FROZEN 2 Deleted Scenes
The Frozen 2 Blu-ray release is stuffed with incredible deleted scenes and songs we never go to see in the movie! These are the top 14 cut scenes and songs from Disney's Frozen 2.
Elsa's Dream 0:17
Secret Room 1:36
"Home" Anna Song 3:50
"Unmeltable Me" Olaf Song 5:30
Anna's Sword Attack 6:02
Lord Kristoff & The Nokk 6:37
Alternate Opening Scene 9:00
Mattias Deleted Scenes 10:02
Wind Spirit Deleted Scene 10:26
Iduna & Reindeer Deleted Scene 10:48
Kristoff & Charging Reindeer 10:56
Elsa & Olaf vs Fire Spirit 11:01
Iduna Northern Lights Deleted Scene 11:11
Arendelle Flooded & Elsa's Death 11:21
In “Frozen 2,” the answer to why Elsa was born with magical powers is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she sets out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In the highly anticipated sequel, she must hope they are enough. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—“Frozen 2” features the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

What did early 1900's Japan look like?

Amazing Views of Tokyo, Japan, 1913-1915
By Denis Shiryaev
  • FPS boosted to 60 frames per second, I have also fixed some playback speed issues;
  • Faces are enhanced too – I have added to the pipeline of algorithms a neural network which is specially designed for facial restoration.
  • Image resolution boosted up to 4k – with digital artifacts, but some parts are improved noticeably;
  • Removed noise and fixed some damaged parts.
  • Colorized – please, be aware that colorization colors are not real and fake, colorization was made only for the ambiance and do not represent real historical data.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

If Mortal Engines were an Anime....

DECA-DENCE
Many years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000m-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat.
Denizens of Deca-dence fall into two categories: Gears, warriors who fight the Gadoll daily, and Tankers, those without the skills to fight. One day, Natsume, a Tanker girl who dreams of becoming a Gear meets surly Kaburagi, an armor repairman of Deca-dence.

This chance meeting between the seemingly two opposites, the girl with a positive attitude who never gives up on her dreams and the realist who has given up on his, will eventually shake the future course of this world.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Watch the First Episode of CLOSE ENOUGH


CLOSE ENOUGH
This one’s for Candice! Take a look at the full first episode of Close Enough, from Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel.

"Quilty Pleasures": After Candice fails to turn in a quilt she was supposed to make as a class project, Emily and Josh enlist the help of British street urchins at the local fashion district to make one.

"Open House": Emily enjoys going to open houses to escape from the stress of her life, and forms a fake family with a stressed father and a pre-teen pop star so they can go to open houses for the same reason. However, they wind up trapped inside a sitcom. Meanwhile, Josh buys a family bike.
Cast:
  • J. G. Quintel as Josh Singleton, Emily's husband and Candice's father who is a video game developer and works for a company based on Geek Squad. He is modeled and based after his voice actor.
  • Gabrielle Walsh as Emily Ramirez, Josh's wife and Candice's mother who works as an assistant for a food corporation and is part of a Guitar duo with Bridgette.
  • Jessica DiCicco as Candice, Josh and Emily's five-year-old daughter.
  • Jason Mantzoukas as Alex Dorpenberger, Josh's best friend and Bridgette's ex-husband who works as a community college professor and is a Viking enthusiast.
  • Kimiko Glenn as Bridgette, Emily's best friend and Alex's ex-wife who is a Japanese-American social media influencer that often gets frequently arrested by the LAPD.
  • Danielle Brooks as Pearle, a retired LAPD cop who is the landlord of the duplex and the adopted mother of Randy.
  • James Adomian as Randy, Pearle's adopted son and the building's property manager.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The George Lucas Cut of Rise of Skywalker EXISTS!

The George Lucas Cut is Best
Version of Rise of Skywalker
There is a civil war going on behind-the-scenes at Disney and Lucasfilm. Kathleen Kennedy's extreme feminist activities may have purposely destroyed the Star Wars franchise. New Star Wars leaks have surfaced regarding the George Lucas cut of Rise of Skywalker, rumors that not only provide new details about this fabled version of Episode IX, but also suggest that Kathleen Kennedy may be about to pay a price for suppressing it.

"The only chance to see Han, Luke, and Leia together again...
if only to say good-bye."

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Grant Imahara from Mythbusters Has Died...


GRANT IMAHARA
[Oct 23, 1970 – July 13, 2020]
Worked on Mythbusters and Lucasfilm
[Source: AVClub] As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, former MythBusters host Grant Imahara has died. The news was confirmed by a statement from a Discovery representative, referring to Imahara as an “important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man.” A cause of death was not given, but THR’s sources say he died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. Imahara was 49.

Grant Imahara was born in 1970 and studied electrical engineering and robotics at the University Of Southern California, which he managed to turn into a visual effects career by landing a job with Lucasfilm after college. He worked with the THX and Industrial Light And Magic, working on effects for major movies like the Star Wars prequels (where he somewhat famously updated and operated the R2-D2 robots used in filming), the Matrix sequels, and cult classic Star Trek homage Galaxy Quest. He was also a competitor on BattleBots, helped design the modern Energizer Bunny, and built Craig Ferguson’s robot sidekick Geoff for The Late Late Show.
It was through ILM that Imahara met Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, who invited Imahara to join them on the MythBusters team in the show’s third season. Along with co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, Imahara was part of the “Build Team” and constructed machines and robots to test myths and—in a nod to his other career—recreate stunts and effects from movies and TV to see how viable or realistic they were. The playful banter and bickering between Hyneman and Savage was the highlight of the MythBusters segments they hosted, but Imahara, Byron, and Belleci brought an infectious enthusiasm and passion to everything they touched on the show. The three of them left MythBusters in 2014, shortly before the show itself came to an end. In 2016, Imahara reunited with Byron and Belleci for the one-season White Rabbit Project on Netflix.

On Twitter, Savage said that Imahara was a “truly brilliant engineer, artist, and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle person.” Earlier today, possibly coincidentally, Kari Byron posted a photo of herself with Imahara and Belleci along with the caption “somedays I wish I had a time machine.” She has since shared several other photos of Imahara from the MythBusters days.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Return to the World of Horizon Zero Dawn...

HORIZON II - FORBIDDEN WEST
Horizon Forbidden West is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 5. It is the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn (2017), and is played in a post-apocalyptic open world with a third-person perspective. Players control protagonist Aloy, a machine hunter, as she travels to a thirty-first century California ravaged by massive storms and deadly machines. It is set to be released in 2021.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Meet the Heroes in the Lower Decks...

STAR TREK: Lower Decks
"Star Trek: Lower Decks" premieres August 6, only on CBS All Access. Developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan ("Rick and Morty," "Solar Opposites"), "Star Trek: Lower Decks", a new half-hour animated comedy series, focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Superman: Man of Tomorrow - Official Trailer

SUPERMAN: Man of Tomorrow
Daily Planet intern Clark Kent takes learning-on-the-job to new extremes when Lobo and Parasite set their sights on Metropolis in Superman: Man of Tomorrow, available later in summer 2020 on Digital, 4K, Blu-ray & DVD.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Superman: Man of Tomorrow is the 41st film in the popular series of DC Universe Movies.

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Darren Criss (Glee, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace) and Emmy nominee Zachary Quinto (Star Trek franchise, Heroes) lead a star-studded cast as the voices of Superman/Clark Kent and Lex Luthor, respectively. The cast also includes Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas, Baywatch, All My Children) as Lois Lane, Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Parasite/Rudy Jones, Ryan Hurst (The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Remember the Titans) as Lobo, Ike Amadi (Mass Effect 3, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge) as Martian Manhunter, Neil Flynn (The Middle, Scrubs) as Jonathan Kent, Bellamy Young (Scandal, Prodigal Son) as Martha Kent, Cristina Milizia (DC Super Hero Girls) as Maya, Petey & Kaylie, Eugene Byrd (Bones, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures) as Ron Troupe, April Stewart (South Park) as Mrs. Ross, and Piotr Michael (The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle) as Perry White, as well as Cissy Jones (Firewatch) and David Chen (Gotham).

Chris Palmer (Voltron: Legendary Defender) is the director of Superman: Man of Tomorrow, utilizing a script by Tim Sheridan (The Death of Superman). Supervising Producer is Butch Lukic.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Amphibia Season 2 Trailer

Return to Amphibia!
S E A S O N   T W O
The adventures continue as the Plantars head to Newtopia! New episodes start July 11th on Disney Channel!

Friday, July 10, 2020

Is Kathleen Kennedy's Reign Coming to an END?

Kathleen Kennedy's
Empire Strikes Out
As Big Changes Loom for Lucasfilm
Star Wars under Kathleen Kennedy has been a disappointment for Disney, dividing the fandom and alienating longtime fans, but recent rumors now suggest Disney seeks to start over and bring fans back to the franchise. What does this mean for the management of Lucasfilm? And what will we see at Star Wars Celebration in 2022?

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Being Immortal is Never Easy...

THE OLD GUARD
Forever is harder than it looks.
Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (LOVE & BASKETBALL, BEYOND THE LIGHTS), THE OLD GUARD is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks. Coming to Netflix on July 10.