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New Loki Winter Soldier Wandavision Trailers
Disney’s investor day conference didn’t mince words when it comes to its Marvel series, the company offering clips or trailers for all four of the shows expected to arrive in the next few months along with a sizzle reel for the “Ms. Marvel” series currently in production.
Things kick off with “WandaVision” on January 15th followed by “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” in March, then “Loki” in May and “What If?” later in the Summer – each coming one after the other.

The trailers aren’t half-assed either, all of them (bar “Ms. Marvel”) are full on trailers with plenty of footage and reveals including a few shots that seem like potential spoilers.

Source: New “Loki,” “Winter Soldier,” “Wandavision” Trailers – Dark Horizons

Sw Gets New Lando Series

It was Lucasfilm’s turn at the Disney investor day conference and there was more news and reveals than you could throw a lightsaber at.

First up, they confirmed that Hayden Christensen will reprise the role of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader for the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” limited series for the Disney+ service. That series takes place a decade after the events of “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”.

Next up, two new series were announced with both taking place in around the same time period as “The Mandalorian” (several years after “Return of the Jedi”). One is “Ahsoka,” a series starring Rosario Dawson as fan favorite character Ahsoka Tano which Dawson brought into live-action form recently on “The Mandalorian”. The other is “Rangers of the New Republic” – an original series but specifics there are unknown. Both new series will be overseen by Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau.

That’s not all though. Another new series announcement was “Lando,” a series about Lando Calrissian with “Dear White People” creator Justin Simien in early development of the show.

Then there’s the new series “The Acolyte,” a female led mystery-thriller that will “take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.” That hails from “Russian Doll” creator Leslye Headland.

There’s also “Star Wars: Visions,” an original series of animated short films celebrating this universe through the lens of the world’s best Japanese anime creators with that coming in 2021.

Next comes “A Droid Story”, an adventure film with Lucasfilm Animation and Industrial Light & Magic teaming to create that. The “epic journey will introduce us to a new hero guided by R2-D2 and C-3PO”.

Finally two clips were shown with first looks at the animated “The Bad Batch” series and “Andor,” and a featurette on the Cassian Andor TV series on the way.

Source: “Star Wars” Gets New “Ahsoka,” “Lando” Series – Dark Horizons

A Boba Fett Series To Film Shortly

The second season premiere of “The Mandalorian” last week ended on a surprise appearance, not unlike the series premiere with its first Baby Yoda appearance.

While Timothy Olyphant’s character Cobb Vanth sported Boba Fett’s armor for much of the episode, it looks like Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett himself pops up in the final moments – having seemingly escaped an apparent death in a Sarlacc Pit in “Return of the Jedi”.

Today, Deadline reports that no matter what happens across the rest of this season, a “Boba Fett” TV series may not only be in the works but could be coming sooner than you think – in fact it might be shooting as early as next week.

The trade claims there’s confusion over shooting dates on the third season of “The Mandalorian” due to the level of secrecy in the Lucasfilm camp. One explanation is another Mandalorian-related project like a possible Boba Fett miniseries, is coming first with a late November/early December start while the third season of “Mandalorian” will begin filming early next year.

It’s not clear how Fett’s involvement will play out on the second season of “The Mandalorian” as yet so what the series could cover is not clear.

Source: A Boba Fett Series Might Film Shortly? – Dark Horizons

Batman Long Halloween Becomes Dcau Film

Warner Bros. Animation has revealed its lineup of DC animated features for 2021 as part of a panel for their newest title “Superman: Man of Tomorrow” which was released digitally this past weekend.

The already announced “Batman: Soul of the Dragon” will kick things off in early 2021, but at DC FanDome over the weekend it was revealed that the next film after that will be “Justice Society: World War II” – a movie looking at the Justice Society of America, the first-ever superhero team.

Then, spread across the back half of 2021, will come a two-part animated adaptation of one of the most celebrated Batman storylines of all time – “Batman: The Long Halloween”.

Each part will be released a few months apart (one in the Summer, one in the Fall) and nicely service the launch of Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” in October 2021, a film which seems to take a bit of influence from that comic story and its follow-up “Dark Victory”.

Source: Superhero Hype

Source: “Batman: Long Halloween” Becomes DCAU Film – Dark Horizons

Sony Adapting The Kaiju Score For Film

Sony Pictures has acquired the film rights to AfterShock Comics’ new title “The Kaiju Score” with plans to adapt it into a feature film to be co-produced with Escape Artists.

The story follows the most dangerous heist ever attempted where four desperate criminals are going all-in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around.

The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton kaiju. And a giant monster might just be the least of their problems.

Writer James Patrick (“Death Comes to Dillinger,” “The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb”) and artist Rem Broo (“The End Times of Bram and Ben”) created the comic while Tony Shaw, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Lee Kramer and Jon Kramer will produce the film.

Source: Sony Adapting “The Kaiju Score” To Film – Dark Horizons

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes “The Batman,” with director Matt Reeves (the “Planet of the Apes” films) at the helm and with Robert Pattinson (“Tenet,” “The Lighthouse,” “Good Time”) starring as Gotham City’s vigilante detective, Batman, and billionaire Bruce Wayne.

Also in the star-studded ensemble as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the “Hunger Games” films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the “Transformers” films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Black Mass”) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Barry Keoghan (“Dunkirk”) as Officer Stanley Merkel; Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Dumbo”) as Oswald Cobblepot.

“The Batman” was written by Matt Reeves & Peter Craig. Reeves and Dylan Clark (the “Planet of the Apes” films) are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers. Reeves’ behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (“Lion,” upcoming “Dune”); his “Planet of the Apes” production designer, James Chinlund; editors William Hoy (the “Planet of the Apes” films) and Tyler Nelson (“Rememory”); Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Dan Lemmon (“The Jungle Book”); Oscar-nominated SFX supervisor Dominic Tuohy (“1917,” “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”); Oscar-nominated sound mixer Stuart Wilson (“1917,” the “Star Wars” franchise); Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“1917,” “Little Women,” “Anna Karenina”) and costume designers Glyn Dillon (the “Star Wars” franchise) and David Crossman (“1917,” the “Star Wars” franchise); hair designer Zoe Tahir (upcoming “No Time to Die,” “Spectre”); and Oscar-nominated makeup designer Naomi Donne (“1917”).

Based on characters from DC. Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. “The Batman” is set to open in theaters October 1, 2021 in select 3D and 2D and IMAX theaters and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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