Monthly Archives: March 2019

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 Trailer Revealed

Etheria's fearless savior returns for a second season of DreamWorks Animation's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Premiering on Netflix on April 26, the Princess Alliance prepares to take on Hordak and his evil Horde.

The first trailer for the new season was revealed at WonderCon 2019. "Firmly at the lead of the Princess Alliance, Adora embarks on a quest of self-discovery to learn more about her past and her future as She-Ra. With Catra rising the ranks of the Horde, the Rebellion must fight to thwart her next attack," according to a synopsis from DreamWorks. For the first look at Season 2, check out the trailer below:

In our Season 1 review, we said that "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power successfully reboots the 30-year-old franchise for a new generation." Hordark appears to have a larger role this time around, and Catra is becoming more dangerous. Now that She-Ra has so many new allies, she should be able to defeat any opponent... Right?

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Netflix’s The Dragon Prince Renewed for a Third Season

Warning! Dragon Prince Season 2 spoilers below.

Rejoice Dragon Prince fans! The adventures of Ezran, Callum, and Rayla will continue for another season on Netflix. The announcement was made today at WonderCon 2019 in Anaheim, CA.

"Season 3 finds Rayla and Callum finally at the cusp of entering Xadia, while young Ezran returns home to take his place on the throne. Meanwhile, Lord Viren begins to realize the influence and power of his new ally – the mysterious Startouch elf, Aaravos. As several storylines unfold in big ways, this season will be massively epic," according to a synopsis from Wonderstorm and Netflix.

While no official release date or trailer was revealed, creators Justin Richmond and Aaron Ehasz did tease the audience with a very cool poster featuring Zym and Soul Regan. Check out the Season 3 poster below:

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Game of Thrones Season 8: Everything We Know

Each new season of Game of Thrones is met with a huge amount of anticipation and excitement. But the excitement is hitting a whole new level with Season 8, as HBO is finally bringing this epic fantasy saga to an end.

The final battle between the living and the dead in Westeros is looming! So to help prepare you for what's coming, we've broken down everything you need to know about Season 8, from the release date to the structure to the plot.

And if you need a more in-depth plot refresher, check out our videos breaking down each season's plot in five minutes.

The Release Date

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Sega Announces Four New Games Based on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Sega has announced four new games based on the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The first of these is titled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game, which will be released in Japan and Asia this summer for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and worldwide in 2020. Sega describes this as “a fun-filled sports action game where you can create your own avatar and compete in Olympic Games events with people around the world.” Rather than featuring Sonic or other characters, it appears to have a more realistic – if simplistic – art style.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will then hit Nintendo Switch during winter 2019. From the footage and screenshots released, it appears to be similar to previous Mario & Sonic titles release by Sega at previous Olympics, with a collection of mini games themed around different sports, and will make use of the Joy-Con features. As with the Rio Olympics title, there will also be an Arcade Edition launching at a similar time, which will use physical inputs such as jumping.

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Genesis Mini Release Date, Price and Initial Games Lineup Revealed

Sega has announced that the Genesis Mini and Mega Drive Mini will be released September 19, 2019, containing 40 classic games including Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin and Castlevania: Bloodlines. It will be priced at $79.99 USD/£69.99/€79.99/ $139.95 AUD.

The unit is approximately 55% of the size of the original Model 1 Genesis or Mega Drive, and comes with two replica three-button USB controllers, a USB to Micro-B power cable and an HDMI cable.

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The Suicide Squad: Courtney Says He’ll Return as Boomerang

Jai Courtney, who played Captain Boomerang in 2016’s Suicide Squad, claims he’ll be returning for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

In an interview with Business Insider, Courtney said "We're getting ready to shoot in a few months’ time. There's not much else I can reveal about it but, yeah, you'll be seeing Boomerang back for sure... I'm happy, it's going to be fun. It will be different, for sure, but it's going to be great."

In the first film, Captain Boomerang was captured by The Flash after a diamond heist, as forced into the Suicide Squad, and had a notable love for pink unicorns.

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Tolkien Movie Cast Reveals Which Lord of the Rings Characters They Would Be

Warning! Some spoilers for what we saw at the presentation. 

J.R.R. Tolkien is probably the best-known fantasy author of all-time. His sprawling stories include The Lord of the Rings trilogy and its prequel, The Hobbit, both of which have defined much of the fantasy genre. In a new film from Fox Searchlight, the writer's origin story will be explored with Nicholas Hoult playing the iconic creator. During a panel at WonderCon, the cast and crew shared their thoughts about bringing the story to the screen.

Moderated by Cliff Broadway, the panel began with a rousing round of applause for J.R.R. Tolkien led by the man behind the fansite who was clearly ecstatic to be in the Anaheim Convention Center celebrating the writer who has had such a profound impact on his life. After playing the teaser trailer which was released earlier this year, the room was introduced to the director, Dome Karukoski, and cast members Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Nicholas Hoult, who was fresh off the Dark Phoenix panel.

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Swamp Thing Sets Premiere Date, Reveals First Look at WonderCon

DC Universe revealed the premiere date for James Wan's upcoming adaptation of Swamp Thing at WonderCon - along with a first look at the series that was shown exclusively to the room and (for now) won't be released wide. The teaser trailer features a lot of quick, creepy shots that establish the horrific, southern gothic vibe of the series, with rotting corpses being reanimated through creeping vines, and plenty of jump scares. The final shot of the teaser features Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) wading through the swamp, before she turns to see something lumpy, slimy, and definitely not human beginning to rise from the water - but the camera cuts away before we can see Swamp Thing in all its glory.

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The DC Universe App Is Getting a Huge Content Boost

DC is making good on the promise to expand the lineup of comics available in the DC Universe streaming app. Following several significant content updates in January and February, DC will be making its full comic book catalog available to DC Universe subscribers.

As revealed at WonderCon this evening, DC will add thousands more classic comics to the service in April 2019 (the specific date is still TBD). Essentially, any DC digital comic older than 12 months will be available to read on the app, making DC Universe a much more direct competitor to Marvel's Digital Comics Unlimited service.

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