The summer as been saved. After a hilarious April Fools prank episode, Rick and Morty's season 3 date has been officially announced! The series which has received critical acclaim on Adult Swim will return to TV July 30th. The season will consist of 10 brand new episodes of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon's insanely popular series. If the April Fool's episode was nay indication, this upcoming season of Rick and Morty will be one of the best they've done so far.
ABC's next Marvel series has finally given us our first look. The series, set to launch in Imax theaters as well, will feature the superhero royal family and their plans to resuce themselves and save the earth. Take a look at the new trailer below and get excited for the series, which it debuts in Imax September 1st, before debuting on TV September 29th.
Luc Besson's beautiful space epic might have a lot riding on its success at the end of next month. Just a few weeks away from the release of Valerian, Europacorp has posted a loss of 136 million in the last fiscal year, due to a small handful of under performing films. The company is reportedly hoping to franchise the series, based on french graphic novels, and is hoping for a mid-summer blockbuster hit. The early reviews are praising the visuals elements of Valerian while the story seems a bit more on the so-so side. Valerian isn't set to hit North American theaters until July 21st but we can hope that the famed director of The Fifth Element and Lucy, can find his footing this summer with his latest adventure.
(Minor spoilers ahead) Shaun of the Dead director, Edgar Wright's, latest film opens in theaters this week and it is living up to the already critical acclaim it has earned from early reviews. Baby Drive is Wright at his absolute best. Driving off a classic heist formula, the movie finds the central character, Baby (Ansel Elgort), caught in a world of crime in order to pay off a debt to a seedy criminal (Kevin Spacey), and his changing gangs of robbers. The movie's casting is absolutely fantastic but where Wright really comes in strong is his signature style. Few films lack the parallels and small moments of brilliant editing work that Wright can work in. From Bats (Jamie Foxx) repeatedly wearing red, to the vinyls placement and plenty of others, Wrights work style of visual comedy is better than ever. Baby Driver, like the character Baby, is helped by the music choices, that pair with certain scenes in entertaining ways. Not only does Wright use bullet shots to play into certain tracks, but he's smart enough to push some of the slower scenes, keeping the movie flowing from start to finish. Baby Driver is one of 2017's most fun and stylish films and one you absolutely want to catch, dance, sing along to, and tap your feet with long after the ride.
A lot of people were left scratching their heads after this years Nintendo E3 tree house when the popular series, Animal Crossing, was missing from the roster. This grew in concern because a lot of fans have been anticipating Nintendo's next mobile title that is supposed to be centered around the series itself. With no news on the switch or mobile platforms, many fans were disappointed but we finally have an idea why that decision was made. In an interview with Waypoint, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Amié answered those questions. In the interview, Reggie assures fans that the game will still launch this year. As for the Switch, there was no mention of it. It was also an odd move to not announce or mention any titles from indie developers but that could be due to the fact that the Switch launched just this spring and has a small catalog of titles to date.
Things are beginning to shape up for the Dark Pheonix film and it looks like our first, new mutant hero, has been announced. Dazzler, the energy beam wielding mutant, was referenced and slated to appear in last years X Men: Apocalypse. The character was heavily rumored to be portrayed by pop singer Taylor Swift, after an image surfaced of Swift and cast from the film hanging out. While this wasn't the case, fans can look forward to seeing her appear in the next big screen, X Men film, due out next year.
In as little as 48 hours, Disney has had the controversial firing of the former Han Solo film directors and found their replacement in Academy Award winning, Ron Howard. Granted, it seems like there wasn't much work left to be done, so Howard has his work cut out for him but this is still great news for the fans that were worried that this swap in directors could cause a delay in production schedule. In other interesting news, it's been reported that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had met with DC sometime ago over leading one of their projects, The Flash. Considering that the film is currently without a directorial lead and given the comedic elements of the characters itself, they would actually make a perfect fit for leading the title. While nothing has been said by either party, it's good to hear that Lord and Miller will hopefully be back behind the chair sometime in the near future.
THR has written up a lengthy piece on some of the history surrounding next months Spider-man: Homecoming including some surprising news about the villain of the film. The article states that the film, which stars Tom Hardy, "will also feature the villain Carnage." This will the first live action debut for the iconic Spidey-verse villain. You can read more about the deal and the plans ahead for Spider-man here and get excited for Spider-man: Homecoming, when it hits theaters July 7th, 2017.
It looks like the plot thickens in a galaxy far, far away. After the shocking news this morning that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had left the Han Solo film, many fans were left scratching their heads but according to a report by Variety, the departure wasn't as smooth as it initially seems. Apparently, the directing found themselves at odds with various members of the Lucasfilms studios, including Kathleen Kennedy and executive producer of the film, Lawrence Kasdan. The duo apparently weren't fans of the tightly run production. Kennedy has assured fans that a replacement director will arrive shortly but until then, we'll just have to keep an eye out of the untitled Han Solo film that is due out next May.
It's been a little while since we heard any news of HBO's plans to turn the iconic Watchman series into a TV show and it looks like they have finally found their front runner. Keeping it in house, HBO has reportedly been eyeing Damon Lindelof, to develop the series for the network. Lindelof, also known for his work on Lost, Prometheus, and Star Trek: Into Darkness, has just finished his run with HBO's Leftovers, which just recently aired it's series finale. This will be the first time we've seen any on screen Watchmen content since Zack Snyder's 2009 film. While the series is in the early stages of planning, one can only hope that it'll get the adaptation and leg room it needs on HBO when we see the series sometime in the future. Keep posted for more Watchmen news as it comes!