For fans of Supernatural, the news that Richard Speight, Jr. and Rob Benedict are working together again should immediately put their newest project Kings of Con, squarely on their radar. An original comedy series where the behind-the-scenes misadventures at conventions are greater and crazier than the cons themselves, Kings of Con is part buddy comedy and part zany reality TV, where Rob and Rich are at their comedic finest.
In just a few months, we’ll see the first major expansion of the cinematic Star Wars universe with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which follows the exploits of a rebel faction as they plot to steal the blueprints for the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star. But there’s another spinoff film in the works, with Alden Ehrenreich recently being confirmed to headline a solo adventure featuring a younger version of the galaxy’s most notorious smuggler, Han Solo.
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Moana ever since last August, when my wife and I were fortunate enough to be in the audience at the D23 Expo when the first public footage was screened. I would’ve been sold based solely on the visuals alone, but the fact that Moana is directed by Ron Clements and John Musker – the team behind two of my all-time favorite Disney films, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid – immediately catapulted this to the top of my “must see” list.
Spencer Grammer voices Summer on Adult Swim’s brilliant and warped animated series Rick and Morty. Summer is Morty’s older sister and has seen her character become more and more intertwined with the main duo’s dangerous intergalactic adventures.
Kevin Conroy is easily everyone’s favorite voice of Batman, and The Dark Knight will be returning to weekly television in the Cartoon Network animated series Justice League Action. The series will see Booster Gold (Diedrich Bader) and The Caped Crusader team up with numerous members of the Justice League in an action-heavy show with a dash comedy thrown in for good measure.
After grossing out audiences with his gore-drenched 2013 remake of Evil Dead, director Fede Alvarez returned earlier this year at the SXSW Film Festival with Don’t Breathe, a frenetic and terrifying thriller which finds three would-be burglars relentlessly stalked by their intended victim: a blind US Army veteran.
Teen Titans Go! is about to get shipwrecked in a special event airing next week on Cartoon Network titled Island Adventures, and voice actor Greg Cipes (Beast Boy) is ready for some beach time. The five-night/five-episode event will the see the team of young superheroes stuck on an island with only themselves to stay sane – so obviously things do not go well.
Based on a chilling three-minute short film that became a viral sensation, Lights Out opened to strong reviews and an impressive $21.6 million – more than four times its reported production budget, and the second-largest opening this year for a horror film. Following closely on the heels of The Conjuring 2, it’s another success story for New Line Cinema, and should instantly mark director David F. Sandberg as one of the genre’s biggest rising stars.
Warner Bros. wasn’t the only film studio to showcase their upcoming slate of comic book movies on Saturday, as Marvel closed out a long day of Hall H presentations with new footage from Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man Homecoming.
After more than two hours of footage and celebrity appearances, Warner Bros. closed out their annual Hall H panel at Comic-Con with a little bit of magic. Moments after being introduced, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne left the stage and began distributing wands to the audience, before directing them to cast “lumos maxima” to light up the room.