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Watch The Teaser Trailer For Shadow And Bone

Netflix surprised fans at IGN Fan Fest with the never before seen teaser trailer for the upcoming highly anticipated fantasy series Shadow and Bone. 

The panel featured Eric Heisserer (Showrunner / Writer / Executive Producer), Leigh Bardugo (Author / Executive Producer) and stars Jessie Mei Li (Alina), Archie Renaux (Mal), Freddy Carter (Kaz), Amita Suman (Inej), Kit Young (Jesper) and Ben Barnes (General Kirigan).

Based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive. 

Shadow And Bone will premiere on Netflix April 23, 2021.

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Cobra Kai Season 4 Starts Production & Adds New Cast Members

Netflix has offered the very first bits of information about the next installment of Cobra Kai. On Friday afternoon, the streaming service announced that production on Cobra Kai Season 4 had officially begun.

Netflix announced the beginning of filming with a tweet that featured an image of the script from the Season 4 premiere. The titled of the episode is called, “Let’s Begin,” which calls back to the reveal of Daniel and Johnny working together at the very end of Season 3.

In addition to revealing the start of production, Netflix also announced that some changes were being made to the cast of Cobra Kai. 

Recurring actors Peyton List and Vanessa Rubio are being promoted to series regulars in Season 4, which means you will see a lot more of their characters. List plays Tory on the series and has been appearing since the second season. Rubio plays Miguel’s mother, Carmen, who just began a romantic relationship with Johnny at the end of last season.

There are also two brand new members of the cast being added to the lineup for Season 4. Dallas Dupree Young and Oona O’Brien will be appearing in Season 4, though their roles have not been revealed.

All three seasons of Cobra Kai are currently streaming on Netflix.

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Matt Ferguson WandaVision Poster

Matt Ferguson (@Cakes_Comics) had the distinct pleasure of making this official WandaVision poster for DisneyPlus UK and Marvel UK.

Out of all of the posters I have seen for this exceptional program, Ferguson’s is my favorite. Matt can always artistically capture the tone of his subject in the most simple and powerful way.

Make sure to follow @MarvelUK on Twitter as they will be giving away some of these great posters!

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Paramount+ Subscription Pricing Revealed

Paramount+ will offer two pricing tiers for U.S. subscribers. The premium one, costing $9.99, will include “the full depth and breadth of live sports, around-the-clock news programming and world-class entertainment spanning Paramount+ originals to an expansive suite of current and library shows and movies.” This option will become available when CBS All Access relaunches as Paramount+ on March 4.

In June, Paramount+ will launch a second, ad-supported tier. This one, costing $4.99, will feature “Paramount+ originals, marquee sports content including championship-level soccer and NFL programming, breaking news through CBSN, and an extraordinary collection of content, including the full suite of current and library CBS shows available on demand.” The current $5.99 plan will no longer be available for new subscribers after that. However, existing CBS All-Access users can still maintain their “grandfathered access” if they remain subscribed.

Both Paramount+ subscription options will include “enhanced curation and discovery, personalized homepages, content categories, and central hubs for ViacomCBS’ brands.” They will also come with parental control capabilities and allow for as many as six individual profiles.

During its Investor Day event this week, Paramount+ announced it will debut new series adaptation of the films Fatal Attraction, Flashdance and The Italian Job, along with Love Story and The Parallax View. The streaming service is also working on a Grease prequel show titled Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies and The Offer, a drama series that will tell the behind-the-scenes story of the making of The Godfather.

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Watch The Army of The Dead Teaser Trailer

Netflix has shared the teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s Army of The Dead which will premiere on the streaming service May 21st.

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted. Army of The Dead stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Raúl Castillo, Michael Cassidy, and Garret Dillahunt.

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Disney+ Announces Premiere Dates For New Series ‘Big Shot,’ ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch,’ Marvel Studios’ ‘Loki,’ ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society,’ ‘Monsters At Work,’ ‘Chip ‘N’ Dale: Park Life,’ And ‘Turner & Hooch’

At today’s Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Disney+ paneled some of its upcoming series, including the Disney+ Original Series “Big Shot,” “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” and presented a Q&A with Kevin Feige, Producer, President of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel, in support of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”

The streaming service also unveiled Spring and Summer premiere dates for additional new scripted series including “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” “Monsters At Work,” “Chip ‘N’ Dale: Park Life” and “Turner & Hooch.” The fan favorite Disney+ Original series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” returns for its second season and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zenimation,” an animated soundscape experience, premieres its second season on the service this summer. The titles join the previously announced, highly anticipated scripted series “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” premiering on Friday, March 19, and “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” coming to the service on Friday, March 26.

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier (Series Premiere) – Friday, March 19

Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (Series Premiere) – Friday, March 26

In present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.

The series features a talented new team of up-and-coming young actors including Brady Noon, Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, and DJ Watts. “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. Steve Brill serves as executive producer with Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa as executive producers and showrunners. Michael Spiller is also an executive producer/director on the series, with James Griffiths serving as director/EP on the Pilot. Emilio Estevez is an executive producer and Lauren Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.

Big Shot (Series Premiere) – Friday, April 16

After getting ousted from the NCAA, a hothead men’s basketball coach must take a job at an all-girls high school. He soon learns that teenage girls are more than just X’s and O’s; they require empathy and vulnerability — foreign concepts for the stoic Coach Korn (John Stamos). By learning how to connect with his players, Marvyn starts to grow into the person he’s always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and off the court.

Series regulars include John Stamos, Jessalyn Gilsig, Richard Robichaux, Sophia Mitri Schloss, Nell Verlaque, Tiana Le, Monique Green, Tisha Eve Custodio, Cricket Wampler and Yvette Nicole Brown. Created and Executive Produced by David E. Kelley, Dean Lorey and Brad Garrett; Bill D’Elia also serves as Executive Producer. The series is a Disney+ Original produced by ABC Signature.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Series Premiere) – Tuesday, May 4

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army – each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Season 2) – Friday, May 14

In season two, the East High Wildcats, who are preparing to perform “Beauty and the Beast” as their spring musical, face off against rival school North High to win a prestigious and cutthroat student theater competition. Wigs are snatched, loyalties are tested, and ballads are belted. The season also features brand-new solos written by Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett.

The series stars Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Joe Serafini, Mark St. Cyr and Kate Reinders.  Guest-starring this season are Derek Hough, Olivia Rose Keegan, Roman Banks, Andrew Barth Feldman and Asher Angel. “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” is executive-produced by its creator Tim Federle (Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated “Ferdinand”) and is “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, and recently was awarded a GLAAD Media Award.  

Loki (Series Premiere) – Friday, June 11

“Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer.

Zenimation (Season 2) – Friday, June 11

“Zenimation,” the series that creates a mindfulness soundscape experience with scenes from the timeless films of Walt Disney Animation Studios returns for a second season June 11 with all-new episodes. Season 2 features moments from over eight decades of acclaimed films – including scenes from Disney’s first feature “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” all the way through to the Studios’ latest, anticipated animated film, “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Unplug, relax, and refresh your senses with an aural experience like no other as “Zenimation” pays tribute to both the visual and sound artists who have created Disney Animation’s legacy of films. Created and edited by David Bess. Executive produced by Amy Astley. From Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The Mysterious Benedict Society (Series Premiere) – Friday, June 25

Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, a group of orphans must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way. Based on the bestseller by Trenton Lee Stewart which Time Magazine called “one of the best young adult books of all time,” The Mysterious Benedict Society” stars Emmy® Award winner Tony Hale in the titular role and features a standout ensemble of young actors.

“The Mysterious Benedict Society” stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, Ryan Hurst, MaameYaa Boafo, Gia Sandhu, Seth Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, Mystic Inscho and Marta Kessler. The series is executive produced by Sonar Entertainment, 20th Television, Jamie Tarses, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Deepak Nayar, James Bobin, Matt Manfredi (writer/creator) and Phil Hay (writer/creator).  Showrunners for the series are Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin.

Monsters At Work (Series Premiere) – Friday, July 2

“Monsters At Work” takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer, until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in.

Ben Feldman stars as the voice of Tylor Tuskmon in the series, which introduces new monster characters alongside returning favorites, including Mike Wazowski  (Billy Crystal) and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman). Starring alongside Feldman as part of the MIFT crew are: Henry Winkler as Fritz, the scatterbrained boss; Lucas Neff as Duncan, an opportunistic plumber; and Alanna Ubach as Cutter, the officious rule follower.

In addition to Crystal and Goodman, returning cast members from the original movies include John Ratzenberger as Yeti and Tylor’s dad, Bernard; Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae; and Bob Peterson as Roze, twin sister to his original Monsters, Inc. character, Roz. Voicing additional characters are Stephen Stanton as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team at Monsters, Inc., and Aisha Tyler as Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon. Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series was developed and is executive produced by Disney animation veteran Bobs Gannaway.

Turner & Hooch (Series Premiere) – Friday, July 16

When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the dog he didn’t want may be the partner he needs. “Turner & Hooch” stars Josh Peck as Scott Turner, son of Detective Scott Turner portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 1989 film of the same name.

The series also stars Carra Patterson as Jessica Baxter, Scott’s brave, street-smart partner; Brandon Jay McLaren as Xavier Wilson, a cool, enigmatic marine-turned-US Marshal; Anthony Ruivivar as Chief James Mendez, Scott’s boss with a secret soft spot for Scott’s new dog, Hooch; Lyndsy Fonseca as Laura Turner, Scott’s sweet, animal-loving sister; Jeremy Maguire as Matthew Garland, Laura’s dog-loving son; and Vanessa Lengies as Erica Mouniere, the quirky head of the US Marshals dog training program. Five French Mastiffs also star as Hooch, Scott’s slobbery, loveable French Mastiff.

“Turner & Hooch” is a Disney+ original series produced by 20th Television. Matt Nix is creator, executive producer and writer on the series. McG is an executive producer and directed the series premiere. Michael Horowitz, Robert Duncan McNeill and Mary Viola also serve as executive producers, and Josh Levy serves as co-executive producer.

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life (Series Premiere) – Friday, July 23

“Chip ‘N’ Dale: Park Life” follows two tiny troublemakers trying to live the good life in a big city park while having giant-sized, sky-high adventures. Disney’s beloved chipmunks, nervous worrier Chip and laid-back dreamer Dale, make the perfect odd couple. They’re best buddies and they drive each other nuts! In their perpetual pursuit of acorns, these ultimate underdogs are joined by Pluto, Butch and other iconic Disney characters as they face down bullies great and small. Combining classic-style cartoon comedy with contemporary storytelling, the 36 seven-minute episodes are directed by Jean Cayrol and produced by Marc du Pontavice at Xilam Animation.

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Jupiter’s Legacy Lands May 7, 2021 On Netflix

Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty. 

After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards.

The series stars Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris,  Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter.  The eight episode season debuts Friday, May 7 on Netflix. 

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Watch The Irregulars Teaser Trailer

The Irregulars is a dark, mysterious eight-part drama that follows a gang of troubled street teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes. As the crimes take on a horrifying supernatural edge and a dark power emerges, the Irregulars (based on the Baker Street Irregulars gang from the original books by Sir Arther Conan Doyle) must come together to defeat larger than life forces. 

The series stars Thaddea Graham (Letter For The King, Us) as Bea; Darci Shaw (Judy, The Bay) as Jessie; Jojo Macari (Sex Education, Hard Sun) as Billy; Mckell David (Snatch, Damilola Our Loved Boy) as Spike and Harrison Osterfield  (Catch 22) as Leopold; Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve, The Inbetweeners, Indian Summers) as Sherlock Holmes; Royce Pierreson (Judy, The Witcher, Line of Duty) as John Watson and Clarke Peters (His Dark Materials, The Wire, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as The Linen Man.

Written and executive produced by Tom Bidwell (Watership Down, My Mad Fat Diary), the series will debut March 26, 2021 on Netflix. 

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Justice League: The Shocking, Exhilarating, Heartbreaking True Story of The Snyder Cut

Zack Snyder, the director of Justice League, has never seen Justice League. His name is in the credits as the filmmaker, but he’s never sat through the version released to the world three years ago. His wife, Deborah, who produced the movie, advised him not to.

In late 2017—months after the couple cut ties with the superhero epic amid an increasingly demoralizing battle with Warner Bros.—Deborah Snyder sat in a screening room on the studio lot alongside Christopher Nolan, one of the movie’s executive producers, as well as the director of the Dark Knight trilogy. She braced herself as the lights went down. “It was just…it’s a weird experience,” she says now. “I don’t know how many people have that experience. You’ve worked on something for a long time, and then you leave, and then you see what happened to it.”

What happened to Justice League was a crisis of infinite doubt: a team of executives who lost faith in the architect of their faltering comic book movie empire, and a director in the midst of a family tragedy that sapped him of the will to fight. Joss Whedon, a director from another universe, the Marvel Cinematic one, left the Avengers after two movies and crossed over to comics rival DC, picking up Justice League not where Snyder left off, but remaking it significantly with extensive rewrites and hurried reshoots, just as the studio demanded.

On November 17, 2017, the team-up between Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and The Flash didn’t so much debut in theaters as crash into them. It was sneered at by critics, shrugged at by baffled moviegoers, and all but disowned by those who created it. Whedon has since been accused of unprofessional and abusive behavior on set. (The director declined repeated requests for a comment.) He left his name off the movie except to claim a shared writing credit with Chris Terrio, who had written Snyder’s previous installment, 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Publicly, everyone close to the movie practiced their smiles and rehearsed their talking points in the hopes of doing no further damage to the project, not that it helped much. The movie earned $657 million globally, which sounds like a lot of money until you consider the nearly $300 million budget, including the reported $25 million for Whedon’s reworking, plus a conservative estimate of $100 million to $150 million in marketing costs. Factor in the sizable cut theaters take from the box office, and a return of only $657 million is a clear money loser. Six months later, Justice League’s box office was dwarfed by Marvel’s own all-star showcase Avengers: Infinity War, which flexed its muscles at $2 billion.

After their private screening of the Whedon cut, Nolan and Deborah Snyder emerged into the light with a shared mission. “They came and they just said, ‘You can never see that movie,’” Zack Snyder says during lunch at his Pasadena office, a modernist series of cubes jutting from a hillside that overlooks the Rose Bowl.

“Because I knew it would break his heart,” his wife adds.

That might seem overly dramatic. It’s just show business, after all. But the Snyders’ hearts had already been through a lot. The battle over Justice League was agonizing, but it wasn’t the worst thing to happen to their family that year. Not even close.

Read more from the Vanity Fair article HERE.

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These Muppet Show Posters Parody Disney+ Shows

To celebrate The Muppet Show’s long-awaited arrival, Disney+ has posted a series of posters featuring the Muppets in a parody of the streaming service’s original shows.

“It wasn’t enough to get The Muppet Show on Disney Plus, The Muppets also had to take over five of our Originals,” Disney+ wrote on Twitter. 

The posters include Baby Kermit in “The Frogdalorian” instead of The Mandalorian, and Gonzo and his chicken Camilla in “CamillaGonzo” instead of WandaVision. Rounding out the posters are The World According to Chef Guldbluom with the Swedish Chef and High School Mayhem. Each poster features the tongue-in-cheek tagline, “Original Series Never Streaming.”

All five seasons of The Muppet Show are currently available to stream on Disney+.

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