Live-Action Bleach Film Encore Screening Announced

The Japan Society website has updated with the announcement that the live-action film adaptation for the Bleach franchise will be receiving an encore screening at the Japan Cuts: Festival of New Japanese Film. The film’s first screening is set for 7:45 P.M., which is currently sold out. The second screening will be set at 11:00 P.M. on the same day. The event will be co-presented by Anime NYC and Japan Cuts. Shinsuke Satō, the director the film, will be making an appearance in the first screening to introduce the event and will also participate in a Q&A. More details including ticket…

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Billy Dee Williams to Reprise Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode IX

The Hollywood Reporter has recently reported that Billy Dee Williams will be returning to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX.  Currently it is unknown how much of a significance his character will play in the story especially since the film is still quite early in development.  He will be joining alongside Keri Russell, who’s role has not been confirmed at this time. For those who aren’t familiar with the character, Lando Calrissian is an old friend of Han Solo, who made his debut appearance in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. He would later…

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Anime Expo 2018: Live-Action Gundam Film Announced

ANN has recently reported about their coverage at the Sunrise panel at Anime Expo 2018, which revealed that Yasuo Miyakawa, Sunrise’s president and CEO, has recently announced that a live-action adaptation of the Gundam franchise is in the works. The film will be produced by Sunrise with the help of Legendary Pictures.  According to the teaser trailer that was reveal at the panel it is stated that “co-production has begun” from both sides of the production. At this point in time the trailer has not been officially released outside of the panel, however hopefully a trailer for the film will…

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Jim Carrey in Negotiations to Portray Doctor Robotnik in Live-Action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Film

Variety has reported that Jim Carrey is in negotiations to portray Doctor Robotnik in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. At this point in time it is unknown if he would be voicing a CGI representation of the character or if he will be playing the character on screen in costume. For those who are unaware, Doctor Robotnik (also known as Eggman or Dr. Eggman) is the main villain of the Sonic the Hedgehog game franchise. Earlier this May, it was revealed that James Marsden will be playing a currently unknown character in the…

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SDCC 2018: Vol.1 Retro Rock Garage Transformers Box Set Announced

iO9 has revealed the first look at one of Hasbro’s Transformers exclusives they will be offering at San Diego Comic Con 2018.  One of the Transformers exclusives will be the Vol.1 Retro Rock Garage box set that will include a “retro gold” colored 1977 Camaro version of Bumblebee as well as a set of Transformers G1 Dinocassettes named Dial and Zaur. For those who aren’t familiar with the two Dinocassetes, both were released exclusively in Japan in 1987 under the names Dairu and Zauru; although the originals featured different paint schemes.  Since they were released only in Japan, this set will be a great opportunity for long time fans…

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SDCC 2018: Marvel Legends Series Defenders Rail Authority 5-Pack Announced

The Hollywood Reporter has updated with reveal of one of Hasbro’s Marvel exclusives at San Diego Comic Con 2018. Hasbro will be offering a Marvel Legends Series Defenders Rail Authority 5-Pack that includes the stars of the Netflix original Marvel shows. The set will include: Colleen Wing Daredevil Luke Cage Jessica Jones  Iron Fist The set will retail for $124.99 and will be sold exclusively at San Diego Comic Con 2018 and Fan Expo Canada 2018. Expect limited quantities to be sold at Hasbrotoyshop after the convention. San Diego Comic Con 2018 will be held at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday, July 19 to…

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DC Universe Launch Trailer

Good morning heroes and happy Thursday. We have the first trailer for DC Universe, which is DC Comics upcoming streaming service and I have to say I’m impressed. Most of us guessed it would have their older movies and animated films but I was surprised to see them putting comics on this service as well. DC Comics has such a backlog of comics and linking it to their streaming service is a smart move. At first I thought I wouldn’t want to spend money just to see some exclusive shows…

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Live-Action Bleach Film Preview Streamed

Warner Bros. Japan has updated their official Youtube channel with a new trailer for the live-action film adaptation of the Bleach franchise.  The latest trailer features the film’s theme song titled, “Mosquito Bite,” which is performed by ALEXANDROS. The trailer also features some battle scenes involving Ichigo Kurosaki (Sōta Fukushi), Renji Abarai (Taichi Saotome), and Byakuya Kuchiki (MIYAVI). Last week, several character trailers featuring a look at some of the main characters were also posted to the official Warner Bros. Japan Youtube channel. The live-action Bleach film will premiere in Japanese theaters on July 20 and will later premiere at the Japan Cuts Festival in…

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Live-Action Bleach Film Character Trailers Streamed

Warner Bros. Japan has updated their official Youtube channel with three character trailers for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of the Bleach franchise. For those who are unaware, the film is based on Tite Kubo’s manga of the same name. The trailers feature a look at Ichigo Kurosaki (Sōta Fukushi), Rukia Kuchiki (Hana Sugisaki), and Uryū Ishida (Ryō Yoshizawa).  The first character trailer that features Ichigo Kurosaki also previews the film’s theme song titled, “Mosquito Bite,” which is performed by ALEXANDROS. The cast for the film includes: Sōta Fukushi: Ichigo Kurosaki Hana Sugisaki : Rukia Kuchiki Ryō Yoshizawa: Uryū Ishida…

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First Look at Live-Action Aquaman’s Black Manta

Entertainment Weekly has revealed a first look at Black Manta in the upcoming live-action Aquaman film. While a full look of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in costume has not been shown, the photo reveals David Kane aka Black Manta working on his armor. For those who have not been following, the film’s main antagonist will be King Orm aka Ocean Master, who will be portrayed by Patrick Wilson. The film also stars Amber Heard who will return to portray her role as Princess Mera, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, and Dolph Lundgren who is portraying King Nereus.  James Wan, director of the Aquaman film had this to say about Black Manta. “He’s…

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