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    Two New SPAWN Animated Series Planned After the Movie Reboot

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    Todd McFarlane is gearing up for a new wave of Spawn media soon, and he’s aiming for a surprising market: kids.

    The Image Comics co-founder dropped a slew of Spawn news on fans at Fan Expo Canada and announced he would be developing two new animated series related to the property, one of which will be aimed at adults, the other at children.

    "We’re talking right now," McFarlane explained. "I just had a couple meetings this weekend about a couple different animation looks, both something that we can get kids in at a younger age and then get them into the sort of crack cocaine version of Spawn. And then do the adult one. So we’re talking about that. I think both of those come after the movie."

    Despite the incredibly adult tones of the Spawn comics, the franchise has always been marketed at teenagers. 1997's Todd McFarlane’s Spawn, was an HBO-exclusive animated series aimed at adults. However, the feature film released at the same time was marketed with a softer PG-13 rating and toned down the more mature elements of the character. McFarlane has also toyed with a Spawn geared at kids before with The Adventures of Spawn, a 2008 webcomic spin-off that reimagined the character and his allies as an all-ages adventure book.

    Still, these announcements hinge on a preceding factor: the movie's release. With a script by McFarlane and having already cast Jamie Foxx as Al Simmons/Spawn and Jeremy Renner as Detective Twitch Williams, the film has languished in development hell since it's 2015 announcement. Shooting was expected to begin in early 2019 with McFarlane making his directorial debut but appears to have been delayed.

    The news is coming at the end of a pretty big year for the character. Spawn#300 is set to be a massive celebration, and he's making his long-awaited fighting game return as a Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character in March 2020, with Keith David reportedly returning to voice the character.

    https://www.cbr.com/spawn-two-new-animated-series-development-mcfarlane/
     
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    i like it. i did actually cringe at caras acting at parts, especially when shes supposed to be very emotional. she does well when shes not in an emotionally charged scene though. the plot gets much more interesting than i expected, despite the heavy handed racial themes, though i guess thats what they wanted the show to be built around.
     
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    LORD OF THE RINGS TV Series at Amazon Casts Will Poulter in a Lead Role

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    Amazon has found of the leads for its big-budget Lord of the Rings series. Will Poulter (Midsommar) will star in the show based on J.R.R. Tolkien's iconic fantasy novels. Details of his role are being kept under wraps. He will join Australian actress Markella Kavenagh, who was the first person to be cast in the project.

    The tech and retail giant acquired rights to LOTR in a $250 million deal that includes a multi-season commitment for the series. Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay (Star Trek 4) are adapting the story, which is set in Middle-Earth's Second Age, before the events of Tolkien's primary trilogy — The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

    J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) is set to direct the first two episodes and will executive produce along with his producing partner Belén Atienza. Writers Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad), Jason Cahill (The Sopranos) and Justin Doble (Stranger Things) are also EPs, as are Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly and former Amazon head of genre Sharon Tal Yguado.

    Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said in August that the creative team has been "working for months" on breaking the first season of the show. Production is slated to begin in 2020.

    Once production budgets, casting, writers, producers and visual effects are factored in, the total cost for the LOTR series could reach as high $1 billion.

    Poulter's credits also include Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Detroit, The Revenant and the Maze Runner series.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/will-poulter-star-lord-rings-series-at-amazon-1236683
     
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    New Image and Details on Gina Carano's Character in THE MANDALORIAN

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    The Mandalorian teams with Cara Dune in an exclusive new photo from the upcoming Disney+ series. Here Pedro Pascal (Narcos) and Gina Carano (Haywire) are in action together.

    Pascal plays a Mandalorian bounty hunter and Carano is a former Shock Trooper turned mercenary in the Star Wars live-action series.

    “She’s gone from planet to planet,” Carano telles EW. “She’s a loner. She’s strong. She runs into the Mandalorian on one of these planets that she’s hiding out on and thinks that he’s there to take her in and then their relationship escalates from there.”

    The Mandalorian is the first live-action Star Wars TV series and it’s set between the events in Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The drama from showrunner Jon Favreau (The Lion King) and Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars) follows a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy as he sets out to collect a particularly difficult prize. The show also stars Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Taika Waititi, and Ming-Na Wen (read more about their roles).

    The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on Nov. 12.

    https://ew.com/tv/2019/09/04/pedro-...utm_term=68FE7D8A-CF62-11E9-AF5F-14F74744363C
     
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    I'm really liking this. I actually don't think Cara's bad in this at all, either.
     
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    She looks fat
     
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    Iirc she became a little fat a while back, around the time she actually landed a few bigger roles. Not sure, but her face isn't what it used to be lol
     
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    Im watching this old show called House. Its the most terrifying show ever.
     
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    Can Disney make a movie without a chick?
     
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    This House?

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    First few seasons of Community was awesome. The last few not so much.
     
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    THE MANDALORIAN Unmasked: "We Did Things No Star Wars Fan Has Ever Seen"

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    The Mandalorian stealthily enters the safe house. Two stormtroopers stand guard. The soldiers have become freelance mercenaries since the Empire has collapsed, their once-pristine armor now grimy with dirt. The bounty hunter creeps up behind them and fires his blaster, gunning them down.

    So, yes: The Mandalorian shoots first — and shoots his enemies in the back.

    This is the brutal, lawless world of this new Disney+ Star Wars series — which brings a galaxy far, far away to the small screen as a live-action series for the first time. The show is set after the downfall of the Galactic Empire in Return of the Jedi but before the events of The Force Awakens. For now, chaos reigns across the universe, especially in the outer reaches of the galaxy where a Mandalorian bounty hunter stalks his prey for diminishing returns.

    “It’s like after the Roman Empire falls, or when you don’t have a centralized shogun in Japan — and, of course, the Old West, when there wasn’t any government in the areas that had not yet been settled,” says showrunner Jon Favreau (The Lion King), who spearheads the series along with longtime Star Wars animated-series producer Dave Filoni. “Those are also cinematic tropes in films that originally inspired George Lucas to make Star Wars.”

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    Indeed, The Mandalorian’s clearest inspiration is the first act of A New Hope, which played like a Western set in space: exotic creatures, smugglers, soldiers, and bounty hunters leading rough lives in an overlooked outlaw territory. (Conversely, the show is perhaps the furthest from the Star Wars prequels and the aristocratic poshness of their Jedi council meetings on Coruscant.) Expect The Mandalorian to travel from system to system in a very “boots on the ground” tale without any major legacy characters… at least, not in the first season.

    “I’ve always been curious what the other people in the cantina are up to,” Favreau says. “We’re digging really deep in the toy chest and pulling out the action figures that people were always curious about and were not quite in the center frame, but have a lot of potential.”

    Or as Filoni puts it: “These are the [action figures] you got. Your older brothers have had ‘good’ ones. Somehow you got Boba Fett. And if you have Boba Fett, you could always tell a good story.”

    The Mandalorian represents a crucial asset for Disney and Lucasfilm. The show (with a reported budget of $100 million for the eight-episode debut season) is the highest-profile series to launch with Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ on Nov. 12. And at a time when Disney has said it plans to slow its roll on making new Star Wars movies, The Mandalorian will be the first test of whether the iconic 42-year-old sci-fi brand can work in the live-action TV space, with more live-action titles such as an Obi-Wan series starring Ewan McGregor and a Rogue One prequel starring Diego Luna also in the works.

    At first glance, the lead character on The Mandalorian is just Boba Fett by another name. But look closer. Boba Fett, despite that armor, wasn’t actually Mandalorian (he was a clone who culturally appropriated the look). “And unlike Boba, he’s operating in a much more unforgiving landscape where survival is difficult enough, let alone flourishing,” Favreau says. Plus, as star Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) puts it, the Mandalorian would prefer to do the right thing, “but his duties could very much be in conflict with that — and doing the right thing has many faces.”

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    Speaking of faces, don’t expect to see Pascal’s very often. The Mandalorian — or “Mando,” as he’s called on set — is pretty fond of keeping that helmet on. (Pascal, not so much. The actor spent a bit of time bumping into things around the set before he got the hang of it.)

    Centering a TV series on a character obscured by a mask is perhaps the show’s boldest move, but if anybody can make the premise work it’s Favreau, who also directed a little masked-man movie called Iron Man. Assisted by Pascal’s laconic line delivery and terse physicality, along with expressive choices in camera work and editing, Favreau manages to infuse the character with a surprising amount of personality. “What’s remarkable is when you see the whole stretch of the first season how engaging the character is,” Favreau says. “It’s amazing how many Star Wars characters are emotionally engaging that aren’t even anthropomorphic. R2-D2 is my favorite character and he barely has an eye.”

    Another faceless character is IG-11, an assassin droid voiced by director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). The Kiwi, who also helmed the season 1 finale, labored on finding the perfect voice for the role before landing on a tone that he says is somewhere between Siri and HAL 9000. “[IG-11 is] very innocent and naive and direct and doesn’t know about sarcasm and doesn’t know how to lie,” Waititi says. “It’s like a child with a gun.”

    Rounding out the world of The Mandalorian are Haywire’s Gina Carano as Cara Dune, a Rebel Shock Trooper-turned-mercenary, and Rocky’s Carl Weathers as Greef Carga, the leader of a bounty hunters’ guild. “In the Star Wars world, you find yourself walking a different way, you behave differently, you relate to what’s around you differently, because it’s not a contemporary world,” notes Weathers.

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    Arguably the most powerful of the bunch are Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon, a former governor under the Galactic Empire whose world fell apart when those pesky Rebels blew up the second Death Star.

    “He’s an Imperial remnant of a very fine officer who then switches to become sort of the guardian of the people,” says Esposito, who had his favorite Star Wars geek-out moment when he got to climb into a TIE fighter. “But what does [Moff Gideon] really want? This guy is going to be a big player because he has an idea of how to keep order.”

    Ah yes, order. Eventually this time period gives rise to the First Order, whose origins are still mysterious. The Mandalorian team expects to ultimately explore those formative roots. In fact, filling in the mythology of Star Wars with new canon content on a TV series is a specialty of producer Filoni, who has quietly become the most prolific storyteller in the Star Wars universe, having crafted hundreds of animated episodes across a trio of series such as The Clone Wars.

    “I’ve seen a lot of Star Wars,” Filoni says. “And what’s most exciting to me is that I am very confident we did some things — and fans will see things — that have never been seen before.”

    https://ew.com/tv/2019/09/05/inside-the-mandalorian-star-wars/
     
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    Honestly, I'm down for any SW property that doesn't feature anyone with the surname "Skywalker"....

    It's like... c'mon. The setting is a whole goddamn galaxy. Surely there are other stories to be told that don't feature that goddamn family, right?
     
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    Marvel's HAWKEYE Series Finds Its Writer in Mad Men Scribe Jonathan Igla

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    Hawkeye has found his writing bull's-eye. The Marvel series, being developed for the upcoming streaming service Disney+, has tapped Jonathan Igla to act as writer and executive producer. Igla cut his teeth, or sharpened his arrowhead, as it were, as a writer and executive story editor on Mad Men, the award-winning drama that helped establish AMC as a go-to place for critically acclaimed TV.

    Jeremy Renner is due to reprise his titular role as the bow-and-arrow wielding Avengers superhero. The story is due to focus on Clint Barton, a non-superpowered hero, trying to teach another hero with an affinity for the bow, Kate Bishop, how to be a hero with no super powers.

    The series is tentatively set for a fall 2021 debut and is part of Marvel’s Phase Four round of releases. Phase Four includes the debut of Marvel shows on Disney+, the first one being The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, set for a fall 2020 unveiling. That is to be followed by WandaVision (spring 2021), Loki (also spring 2021), then Hawkeye. At D23, Marvel chief Kevin Feige announced that shows featuring She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight were also in the works.

    Igla’s boarding completes most of the key creative hiring for the Phase Four shows. Malcolm Spellman (Empire) is penning Winter Soldier, with Kari Scogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) directing; WandaVision has Jac Schaeffer (Captain Marvel) as showrunner; and Loki has Michael Waldron (Rick & Morty) writing and exec producing.

    In addition to working on Mad Men, Igla was a writer-co-producer on Fox’s short-lived sports drama Pitch and writer-supervising producer on Sorry for Your Loss, Facebook’s drama that starred Elizabeth Olsen.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/marvels-hawkeye-series-finds-showrunner-1237432
     
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    i am currently touching myself
     
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    Still my go to show for background TV so I can drop in any time I decide to look up. I've seen it so many times I know exactly where I'm at, at any given time in the show
     
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