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Robert Schwentke in Talks to Direct ‘Snake Eyes’ Film

Variety has reported that Robert Schwentke is in early talks to direct a G.I.Joe spin-off film based on the character Snake Eyes at Paramount. For those who are not aware Snake Eyes is one of the main characters featured within the G.I.Joe franchise. Similar to the other live-action adaptations based on Hasbro’s properties, Brian Goldner is set to produce this film. It was reported earlier this year that Evan Spiliotopoulos was set to write the script of the film. Variety provided a description of the character. Snake Eyes is a silent ninja commando who dresses in all black, never revealsRead More


Marvel Studios to Produce “Shang-Chi” Live-Action Film

Deadline has reported that Marvel Studios is producing a live-action film based on the character Shang-Chi. For those who are not aware, the character is a Martial Artist of an Asian-American descent. He was created by Steve Engleheart and Jim Starlin. The character made his debut in Special Marvel Edition #15, which was released in December, 1973. Dave Callaham is set to write the screenplay for the film and it has also been reported that Marvel Studios is in the process of finding a director of an Asian/ Asian-American descent to direct the project. Deadline provided a descriptionRead More


Reki Kawahara to Write Original Short Story for Sword Art Online: Alicization Home Video Release

The official Sword Art Online: Alicization anime website has updated with a summary of a brand new short story that will be released with the first Blu-ray/ DVD volume of the series. Franchise creator, Reki Kawahara, will be written the story titled, “Sword Art Online Distant Journey.” The official website provided the summary of the short story. In order to save their kidnapped childhood friend Alice, Kirito and Eugeo set out from Rulid Village for the capital, Centoria. As the entrance exam for the Imperial Sword Mastery Academy draws near, the pair stumble into theRead More


Fairy Tail Alvarez Empire Military Cast Members Announced

The official Fairy Tail anime website has updated with some new casting announcements. The website revealed the cast members and official character visuals for the Alvarez Empire Military.  The new cast members include: Yoshito Yasuhara: August – “the Magic King and one of the Alvarez Empire military’s Spriggan 12” Tomoaki Maeno: Invel – “the Winter General and one of the Alvarez Empire military’s Spriggan 12” Manami Numakura: Brandish μ – “the Country Demolisher and one of the Alvarez Empire military’s Spriggan 12” Natsumi Fujiwara: Dimaria Yesta – “the Valkyrie and one of theRead More


Andy Muschietti to Direct Hollywood Attack on Titan Live-Action Film Adaptation

Various news outlets have reported that Andy Mushietti will be directing the live-action film adaptation of the Attack on Titan franchise. David Heyman will be working as the producer for the film alongside Masi Oka and Babara Mushietti. Andy will be directing the film at Warner Bros., who has recently finalized the deal with Kodansha, the publisher for the manga series. For those who are not aware the “Attack on Titan” franchise was created by Hajime Isayama in 2009. The manga series later received an anime adaptation in 2013 produced by Wit Studio & Production I.G. The series was previously adapted into several live-action filmsRead More


James Gunn to Write Suicide Squad Sequel

Several news outlets have reported that Warner Bros. has hired James Gunn to be one of the main script writers for the next Suicide Squad film. It has also been reported that Warner Bros. will also potentially add him on as a director of the project, however nothing has been concretely stated at this time. Previously Gavin O’ Conner was set as the director for the sequel, however due to scheduling complications, he had to step away from the project. No other details about the Suicide Squad film sequel has been revealed at this time soRead More


MEGA MAN Live-Action Film in the Works

According to IGN, Capcom has announced that the Mega Man video game franchise will be adapted into a live-action Hollywood movie to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise. Currently the film’s tentative title is MEGA MAN and is being produced by 20th Century Fox. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman will be writing and directing the project. Capcom has stated that that the film will “appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production andRead More


Funimation Reveals Streaming Premiere Dates for Final Fairy Tail Season

Funimation revealed the streaming premiere dates for both the Subbed and English dub versions of final season for Fairy Tail. The subtitled version of the season will be available on October 6 at 5 P.M. CT and the English dub will be available on October 29 at 3 P.M. CT.  Oh, did we mention that Fairy Tail will be available in both Sub and Dub on FunimationNow? ✨ Catch the Sub on 10/6 @ 5 p.m. CT and the Dub on 10/29 @ 3 p.m. CT! pic.twitter.com/SaceSUzgQm — Funimation (@FUNimation) October 1, 2018 Funimation provided a description for the series. WhenRead More


More Details Revealed For Gray Cherry Blossoms: Garo Anime Film

Recently the official Gray Cherry Blossoms: Garo (Usuzumizakura -Garo-) website has updated with some new details for the upcoming anime film. First, a new trailer was revealed. The new trailer features another look at the film’s setting as well as a look at several of the characters. The trailer also reveals that the film will premiere in Japanese theaters on October 6.   Next, the website revealed a new key visual, which is illustrated by Masakazu Katsura, the character designer for the film.   Thirdly, some new cast members were revealed. The main cast membersRead More


Beverly & “lol” to Perform Final Fairy Tail TV Anime Season Theme Songs

The official Fairy Tail anime website has updated with the announcement that lol and Beverly will be performing theme songs for the final season of the anime series. lol will be performing the new opening theme song titled, “power of the dream,” while Beverly will be performing the new ending theme song titled, “Endless Harmony.” As reported earlier, the season will be receiving an advance screening event this September, which will feature the members as host for the event. The season will premiere on October 7 in Japan and new episodes will premiere on Sundays on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido,Read More


LiSA & Eir Aoi to Perform Sword Art Online: Alicization Anime’s Theme Songs

The official Sword Art Online: Alicization anime website has updated with the announcement that LiSA will be performing the theme song for the series titled, “Adamas.” The website also revealed that Eir Aoi will be performing the ending theme song titled, “Iris.” The song Iris will be available as a single, which will be released on October 24.  The hour long premiere for the series will air in Japan on September 15, and will also be featured at the premiere event in Los Angeles on the same date. Premiere events for the series will also be featured in Australia, France, Germany, Russia, and South Korea. TheRead More


Final Fairy Tail TV Anime Season Details Revealed

Avex Pictures recently revealed new details for the final season of the Fairy Tail anime. The season will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliated networks this October. First, Avex Pictures revealed a new visual for the upcoming season. Next staff and casting details for the season were revealed. The main staff of the previous seasons will return to work on the final season. The staff includes: Shinji Ishihira: Director Masashi Sogo: Series Composition Shinji Takeuchi, Toshihiko Sano: Character Designers Shoji Hata: Sound Designer Yasuhara Takanashi: Music Composer A-1 Pictures, Bridge: Production  The returningRead More


Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind Anime Adaptation Announced

Hirohiko Araki, creator of the Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure franchise announced during the JoJo Exhibition: Ripples of Adventure press conference that his JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind (JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken: Ōgon no Kaze) manga series will be receiving an anime adaption.  The first episode will debut at the Anyerri Hall in Tokyo and at th Japan Expo in Paris, France, which will coincide on July 5.  The episode will also be shown at Anime Expo 2018, which will be held on July 7. The full press conference can be viewed at the video listed below. The official website for the “HirohikoRead More


Gray Cherry Blossoms: Garo Anime Film Details Revealed

The official website for the Gray Cherry Blossoms: Garo (Usuzumizakura -Garo-) film has updated with details about the film. First, the cast for the film was revealed. The cast includes: Masei Nakayama: Raikou Romi Park: Seimei Akiko Yajima: Kintoki Kenyuu Horiuchi: Fujiwarano Michinaga Daisuke Namikawa: Fujiwarano Yasusuke Katsuhito Nomura: Fujiwarano Yorinobu Mayu Udono: Inari Jouji Nakata: Tenko Tomokazu Seki: Takeru Next, the production team for the film was announced. The staff includes: Keita Amemiya: Original Work Satoshi Nishimura: Director Yasuko Kobayashi: Script Writer Masakura Katsura: Character Designer Ai Yokoyama, Masao Ebihara: AnimationRead More