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Rumor: Resident Evil TV Show Coming to Netflix

Back in 2017, we heard rumors that Constantin Film was planning to reboot the Resident Evil film franchise. Little materialized from this project until a year later when we reported that Constantin was shifting gears and planning a Resident Evil TV show instead. It’s been nearly a year since that report, but now we finally have another update, courtesy of Deadline.

According to their exclusive scoop, Constantin now intends to bring their planned Resident Evil show to Netflix. It’s expected to follow the basic premise of the games while expanding the universe and deepening its mythology. The Umbrella Corporation (and the chaos they cause) will be a major focus, and it is said to feature “action sequences and Easter eggs.”

Constantin has reportedly chosen Johannes Roberts to write and direct the series. The project is apparently still in the early planning stages, so don’t expect an official reveal any time soon. That said, the hype surrounding the Resident Evil 2 remake is certainly motivation for Capcom to get this rebooted TV series rolling!

Source: Deadline

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Devil May Cry is Getting an Animated Show From the Producer of Netflix’s Castlevania

Though recently it’s been a disappointing time to be a Devil May Cry fan, that may be changing soon. The next Devil May Cry game was announced at E3, and now even more is on the way! Adi Shankar, producer of the Castlevania animated Netflix series, announced today that he has acquired the rights to make a Devil May Cry animated series. This new show will be set in the same multiverse as Castlevania, which could lead to some interesting crossovers down the line.

Speaking with IGN’s Jacki Jing, Shankar revealed that he has “acquired these (Devil May Cry) rights myself so the jabronis in Hollywood don’t f*** this one up too.” Shankar continued to say that this announcement was only possible because Castlevaniareally over-performed.”

There is no news right now on a release network or date, but if Castlevania is anything to go by, I already can’t wait for this one!

Source: IGN

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Geralt’s Voice Actor Supports Henry Cavill’s Casting in Netflix’s The Witcher Series

Yesterday, it was announced that Henry Cavill has been officially cast as Geralt in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher. This reveal was met with pretty divisive feedback from fans, but there is a pretty big personality lending his support to this casting decision. Doug Cockle, the voice actor for Geralt in the games (as well as in the upcoming Soul Calibur VI), took to Twitter to endorse Cavill’s selection, saying that Cavill will do a great job as the supernatural monster hunter.

I’m personally excited to see what Cavill brings to the table. I’ve loved his past performances (especially his role in the recent
Mission: Impossible – Fallout) and am anxious to see how he makes Geralt his own. Unfortunately, it looks like it’ll be a little while before we’re able to find out. The Witcher isn’t scheduled to launch until at least 2020.

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Henry Cavill Cast as Geralt in The Witcher Netflix Series

Over the past decade, CD Projekt Red has transformed Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series, The Witcher, into one of the most beloved video game franchise in the world. The Witcher will soon be evolving once again, as plans are in motion for a live-action Netflix series. The show’s debut is still a long way off, but today a major step was taken. We have our Geralt.

Henry Cavill, best known as the DC Universe’s Superman, recently expressed his interest in playing the show’s main character, and it looks like his wish has been granted! The actor just took to Instagram minutes ago to announce that he has landed the role by posting an image of his Netflix account with his name changed to Geralt of Rivia.

Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher is currently planned to release sometime in 2020. The show has been approved for an initial run of eight episodes, and the writing team is aiming for it to “be tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season.”

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Henry Cavill Wants to Play Geralt in The Witcher TV Show

Last May we learned that Netflix is developing a TV series based on The Witcher. The upcoming show will follow the original novels by Andrzej Sapkowski (rather than the CD Projekt Red games they inspired), and it’s planned for an eight-episode run in 2020. No casting announcements have been made at this time, but at least one famous actor is interested in the lead role.

Speaking with IGN, Henry Cavill (best known for playing Superman in the current DC film universe) revealed that he wants to play Geralt. Cavill called it an “amazing role,” praised the book series, and revealed that he recently replayed The Witcher 3 all the way through. Is his love of the series enough to secure his role as Geralt? We’ll probably have to wait a little longer to find out.

Source: IGN

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Mega Man Battles Fire Man in New Fully Charged footage


After three years in development, Man of Action’s Mega Man cartoon is finally set to launch on August 5th. Mega Man: Fully Charged is a new take on the Blue Bomber from the team that created Ben 10. We recently got a look at the show’s first trailer, and today we have about five minutes of new footage in the form of two trailers for the show’s first episode. Both clips feature Mega Man battling against a rampaging Fire Man.

Click below to watch them both!

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Sly Cooper is Getting a TV Series

Back in 2014, a Sly Cooper movie was announced with a teaser trailer that promised a 2016 release. In the four years since then, we’ve heard virtually nothing new about the project, but it recently resurfaced…as a TV show. A listing from PGS Entertainment reveals that the planned movie has been re-purposed as a TV show produced by Technicolor Animation Productions.

During the lengthy silence, it appears the vision for the movie has shifted drastically. Instead of a single film, it’s now planned for a 52 episode run. However, the general feel of the movie will apparently still be present, as the TV show is being advertised with the exact same trailer from 2014. The show’s synopsis states that it “follows the adventures of an irresistibly charismatic raccoon, a modern-day Robin Hood, who restores justice to his city one theft at a time.”

The show is said to blend humor and action together with a remarkable cast of characters. The target audience for the show is listed as children age 6-10. You can expect Sly Cooper to begin airing episodes next October, according to Eurogamer.

Source: PGS Entertainment

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Here’s the First Trailer for Mega Man: Fully Charged


The Blue Bomber is all set to return to TV. Capcom and Man of Action have been working together for three years to create a new cartoon series based on the classic action-platforming franchise. Mega Man: Fully Charged will make its Cartoon Network debut on August 5th, and it will be released on the Cartoon Network app two days early. Ahead of the inaugural episode, the first official trailer was shown off at San Diego Comic-Con.

Mega Man: Fully Charged stars Aki Light, a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot with nano-core technology that allows him to transform into the mega-powered hero Mega Man. With his Mega Buster arm cannon and iconic helmet, Mega Man battles the wickedest villains Silicon City has to offer. Beloved characters, such as Mega Man’s robotic dog, Rush, will return—while new characters, like Mega Mini and Suna Light, will make their debut.

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Mega Man: Fully Charged Debuts Next Month

The Blue Bomber is making a major comeback. The Mega Man X Legacy Collection releases in just a few days, there’s a brand new Mega Man game on the way, and possibly a new Mega Man X as well. Outside of the realm of video games, Capcom has also paired up with Ben 10 creators Man of Action for a cartoon series called Mega Man: Fully Charged.

We’ll get our first real look at the show tomorrow, but some big news has already dropped ahead of the planned San Diego Comic-Con panel. According to a report from Deadline, the first episode of Fully Charged has officially been scheduled to air on August 5th. You can catch the debut episode on Cartoon Network, although we don’t yet have an airtime.

Source: Deadline

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New Pokémon Episode Skips US Airing Over Blackface

Throughout the years there have been a handful of episodes of the Pokémon anime that never saw the light of day outside of Japan. This includes episode 250, The Ice Cave!, which was banned due to the fact that Jynx’s appearance was reminiscent of a racial stereotype. No episodes have been banned since the Jynx controversy in 2002, but that could be changing.

Episode 64 of the Sun and Moon anime, Touchdown of Friendship!!, will not be aired during its regularly scheduled slot on July 16th. We don’t yet have confirmation that the episode will be permanently banned in the US, but The Pokémon Company appears to be holding it back for now for reasons that invoke feelings of déjà vu.

In the new episode, Ash Ketchum befriends a tribe of Passimian, a species of Pokémon inspired by lemurs. Ash eventually begins dressing and behaving like a Passimian, and that includes painting his face black to better resemble them. As with the Jynx episode, it appears that The Pokémon Company wishes to avoid being associated with what could be seen as a racial stereotype. Polygon has reached out to The Pokémon Company and Disney XD for clarification, but they have not yet heard back.

Source: Polygon

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Mega Man: Fully Charged Gets its First Footage Next Week

It’s been over three years since we first learned that the team behind
Ben 10 is making a Mega Man cartoon. The show was originally planned to launch in 2017 before getting pushed back to a late 2018 release. We still haven’t seen a full trailer for Mega Man: Fully Charged yet, but that’s changing soon.

Capcom and Man of Action will be holding a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, giving us lots of new details and our first real look at the show. The panel will be held on Friday, July 20th at 6:00 PM Pacific Time / 9:00 PM Eastern. Here’s the official breakdown of what you can expect:

“Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (CAPCOM, video game producer, Mega Man, Asura’s Wrath), Man of Action (creators of
Ben 10 and the team and characters of Big Hero 6), and Logan McPherson (DHX Studios, VP, creative and animated production, Slugterra, The Deep, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2D series)) give a behind-the-scenes peek into the production of this new animated show, aimed at kids 5 to11. Celebrating the 30-year legacy of this iconic, game-based character, the panelists will discuss the background and creative evolution of the new series, followed by screening of never-before-seen footage from the show, coming soon to Cartoon Network.”

Mega Man: Fully Charged follows the journey of Aki Light and his alter-ego, Mega Man, as he strives to balance life as an ordinary robot boy and an amazing superhero. The show is set in Silicon City, and a new villain named Sgt. Night will apparently replace Dr. Wiley as the primary antagonist. You can catch the series later this year on Cartoon Network.

Source: Comic-Con

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Which Video Game TV Series Are You Most Excited to See?

As video games become increasingly more popular we’re seeing a rise in game-related video content in recent years. Video games movies have been a mixed bag in recent years, and now there’s a push for more game-based TV shows, including Street Fighter, The Witcher, Halo, and Resident Evil. There’s even talk of potential for a God of War show. With so many projects to choose from, which one has you most excited?

As a fan of Resident Evil, I’d love to be able to say I’m thrilled at the prospect of a TV show. Unfortunately, the live action movies (minus the first two) have me more than a little wary of how they may bastardize the franchise. I have higher hopes that franchises like
Halo and The Witcher will hold more true to the quality of the games, but neither franchise is one I’ve played extensively. The second season of Netflix’s Castlevania anime is probably the safest bet to be a hit, given the high quality of the first season, brief as it was.

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Halo TV Series Officially Enters Production Next Year

Microsoft has been teasing the possibility of a future
Halo TV series for years, and today we finally have a major update on the project. The video game giant has officially reached an agreement with Showtime for a live-action adaptation of one of the most iconic franchises in gaming. Awake creator Kyle Killen has been chosen as executive producer, and the show will enter production early next year.

A first season of ten episodes, each an hour long, has been approved.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt will lend his talents to multiple episodes and will serve alongside Killen as an executive producer. Showtime will partner with Microsoft, 343 Industries, and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television on the project, and distribution will be handled by CBS Studios International.

Showtime’s adaptation of the popular game series “will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.”

“Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded. In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision of Halo will enthrall fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe.”
— David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks

There’s no word yet on when the first season will make its debut, but with production beginning early next year we could potentially see it release later in 2019.

Source: IGN

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The Super Mario Bros. Super Show is Now Available on Netflix

Recently there’s been a lot of talk about Nintendo expanding beyond video games to create video content like TV shows and movies. If you lived through the late 80s and early 90s, you know this isn’t the first time Nintendo has dabbled in this arena. Nintendo used to have a handful of animated properties, including the 1989 Super Mario Bros. Super Show.

Whether your nostalgia is urging you to revisit this zany classic or you’ve never been introduced to it in the first place, we’ve got some great news! The Super Mario Bros. Super Show has just been uploaded to Netflix in its entirety. Starting today, you can stream all 52 episodes of the classic show, including Butch Mario & The Luigi Kid, Two Plumbers and a Baby, Mario and Juliet, and The Adventures of Sherlock Mario.

This isn’t the first time Nintendo has brought the Super Show to Netflix. It originally hit the streaming service in 2012, but was later removed. Hopefully it’s here to stay this time.

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Dragon Ball is Getting a New Anime This Summer

Dragon Ball Super‘s run has come to a close after 131 episodes (though we’re certain it won’t really be gone for long), but there’s already another Dragon Ball anime officially on the way. The new anime will be based off of the Super Dragon Ball Heroes game and is meant as a promotion for it, so it’s not here to replace Dragon Ball Super on any kind of a permanent basis, but it’s something to hold us over while we wait for news on a revival.

The plot of the Heroes anime will be based on two existing story arcs from the game: The Universe Survival arc and the Prison Planet arc. The first is Heroes‘ take on the story from the final season of Super, but with some changes. The second sees Fu (Dabura’s successor to the throne of Demon King) kidnapping and imprisoning Future Trunks and using the Dragon Balls to summon an evil Saiyan.

It’s unclear at this point how many episodes are planned, but details will likely surface soon. The first episode has an early screening planned for July 1st, and the show should make its public debut soon after.

Source: Yonkou Productions

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Netflix’s “The Witcher” Series Planned for 8 Episodes in 2020

The Witcher began its life as a series of novels by Andrzej Sapkowski before becoming a hit video game franchise developed by CD Projekt Red, and soon it will evolve again. About a year ago we learned that Netflix is turning The Witcher into a TV series. Little was revealed in the months that followed, but we got a big update this week from showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich.

In a series of tweets, Hissrich shared that Netflix is currently aiming to launch their adaptation of The Witcher in 2020. The show is initially planned for an eight episode run. Hissrich has plotted out ideas for all eight episodes, and the script for the pilot is complete. New writers will be joining the team soon to help make the other seven scripts a reality.

Hissrich knows that some fans might be upset that the season is only eight episodes long, but she assures fans that the short length of the season allows for each episode to “be tight, action-packed, rich in character and story, without lagging in the middle of the season.” Hissrich also revealed that The Witcher will be filmed in Eastern Europe, as “This show couldn’t exist anyplace else. Period.”

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The Upcoming Mega Man Cartoon Has a New Main Villain

Capcom is showing a lot of love to one of their oldest and most successful franchises this year. In addition to the upcoming launch of Mega Man 11, a new cartoon take on Mega Man is slated to drop on Cartoon Network later this year. We recently got a look at some of the show’s robot masters, and today we have more information on the plot, straight from distributor DHX Media.

Here’s what you can expect from this new iteration of the Blue Bomber:

“Aki Light is a regular, upbeat, robot schoolboy. He lives in the futuristic world of Silicon City, co-inhabited by robots and humans. But this robot boy has a secret… Deep within his programming lies protocols that can transform him into the powerful hero, Mega Man! When the villainous Sgt. Night and his evil team of Robot Masters emerge with ill-intentions, Mega Man dedicates himself to protecting the citizens of Silicon City. Equipped with his Mega Buster arm cannon and the ability to absorb the powers of his opponents, he bravely battles the wickedest of villains. In this brand new series inspired by the iconic Mega Man video game, comical, action-packed adventures abound as we follow the journey of Aki Light and his alter-ego, Mega Man, as he strives to balance life as an ordinary robot boy AND an amazing superhero.”

It looks like Dr. Wily will be sitting this one out, unless “Sgt. Night” ends up being a false identity. It’s not clear if Dr. Light will be involved, although previous press releases have confirmed the inclusion of Rush and a new character named Mega Mini.

Source: DHX Media

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See What Some of Your Favorite Robot Masters Look Like in the New Mega Man Series

In case you forgot, a brand new Mega Man show is debuting later this year on Cartoon Network. The series is currently being made at Man of Action Studios, who’ve created some well-known cartoons in the past, such as Ben 10 and Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man.

Since we’re getting closer to the premiere of this new series, promotional material has started to show up. Most recently, a piece of art surfaced that depicts Mega Man himself, as well as a few robot masters.

The overall reception of this artwork has been mixed. Some fans are really digging the new art style. Others are calling it out for looking too much like Ben 10 or for changing design features on the characters, such as making Mega Man’s eyes too small.

Personally, I’m not totally digging this new style, but I’ll reserve judgment for when I can see it in motion. What do you guys think? Are you liking the new art style? Do you think it needs work? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Rockman Corner

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The Second Season of Netflix’s Castlevania Series is Coming This Summer

Last summer (geez, it’s already been that long?), the long-awaited animated Castlevania series launched on Netflix. Despite the initial hesitation by many, the series garnered a lot of praise, including from myself. It’s no surprise then, that shortly after the series launched, Netflix announced that the series was already booked for a second, longer season. Fans won’t have to wait too long for it, however, as writer Warren Ellis has now confirmed that the eight-episode season will be premiering this summer!

Given how well the first series turned out, I’m thrilled that the new season is coming out so soon!

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Netflix’s Castlevania Cartoon is Getting a Second Season

Though Netflix’s Castlevania series premiered only a few short days ago, the company has already ordered a second season. This continuation will run for eight episodes (double the length of Season 1) and will continue to be produced by Frederator Studios. It is unclear whether Warren Ellis, who penned the first season, will return to write the second. Ellis will at least remain on board as an executive producer alongside Adi Shankar, Kevin Kolde, and Fred Seibert.

I’m glad that not only are we getting a second season, but that it’s twice as long. If you want to read my impressions of Season 1, you can find that here. If you’ve seen it already, feel free to let me know what you thought as well!

Source: GameSpot

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