Netflix Announces “Ultraman” Animated Film

The Tsuburaya Productions website has announced that a new animated film based on “Ultraman” is currently being developed by Netflix. Additionally, the website provided a synopsis and the current staff listing for the film. Synopsis: Baseball superstar Ken Sato returns to his home country of Japan to pick up the mantle of Earth-defending superhero Ultraman, but quickly finds more than he bargained for when he’s forced to raise the offspring of his greatest foe, a newborn Kaiju. Struggling to balance the roles of teammate and new father, Ken must confront…

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“Masters of the Universe: Revelation” Premiere Date Announced

Collider recently reported new details about the upcoming Netflix “Masters of the Universe: Revelation” series. The series will be split into two parts. The first five episodes of the series will premiere on the service on July 23. For those who are not aware, the series will serve as a sequel to the original 80s show. Collider also provided a description for the series. The war for Eternia culminates in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION, an innovative and action-packed animated series that picks up where the iconic characters left off…

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Japan’s New Paraplegic Tokusatsu Hero, Chosoku Parahero Gandine

Today, NHK announced an all-new tokusatsu inspired drama series, Chosoku Parahero Gandine (Super Speed ParaHero Gandine). The series features a groundbreaking premise that combines disabled sports with transforming heroes. The series will heavily focus on wheelchair related combat and action, as the protagonist is paraplegic. In addition, the series’ paraplegic protagonist will transform into a typical ‘henshin hero,’ who uses a superpowered wheelchair. However, Chosoku Parahero Gandine is special mini-series that will span three episodes rather than having 12 or more episodes. Furthermore, the main cast features several actors, previously…

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Finn Wittrock Cast as Guy Gardner in HBO Max “Green Lantern” Series

Deadline has reported that Finn Wittrock has been cast as Guy Gardner in the upcoming Green Lantern series that is being produced for HBO Max. The series will be written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Seth Grahame-Smith. The team will also serve as executive producers on the project. Sarah Schechter, David Madden, David Katzenberg, Elizabeth Hunter, and Sara Saedi will serve as co-executive producers. The series will feature the various Green Lanterns throughout the history of DC comics including the first Green Lantern, Alan Scott, Guy Gardner, a half…

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Adam Wingard in Early Talks to Direct Next “MonsterVerse” Film

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Adam Wingard is in talks to return as the director for the next “MonsterVerse” film. In addition, the next project’s working title is “Son of Kong,” while negotiations for the Godzilla license occur. For those who are not aware, the MonsterVerse is a series of films that started with the 2014 Legendary Godzilla film. Whereas, the recent film in the series, “Godzilla vs. Kong,” premiered in theaters and HBO Max on March 31. Additionally, according to reports the next film may receive one or…

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Tsuburaya Productions Officially Announces Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga Series

Today, Tsuburaya Productions officially unveiled the next installment in the Ultra Series, Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga. The upcoming series is a homage to the 90s classic installment Ultraman Tiga, which was the first part of the Heisei Trilogy. However, Tsuburaya Productions refers to the trilogy simply as the TDG series for Ultraman Tiga, Dyna, and Gaia.   Now, as the subtitle New Generation Tiga indicates, Ultraman Trigger is a reimagination of Ultraman Tiga for the modern era. The series will attempt to emulate various story elements from Tiga like…

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Legendary “Gundam” Film to Stream on Netflix

Netflix has recently announcement on their official Twitter page that they will be streaming the live-action Hollywood film adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam. Additionally, Netflix announced that Jordan Vogt-Roberts will be working as the director/ producer on the project. Kaiju fans should recognize Jordan Vogt-Roberts as he was the director of the 2017 Kong Skull Island film. Jason Young and Cale Boyter have also been hired on the project as overseers. As reported several years ago, Brian K. Vaughan was confirmed to the be the head writer on the project. The…

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Toei Announces Third Kamen Rider Project: Hideaki Anno’s Shin Kamen Rider

Toei’s final announcement regarding the three Kamen Rider 50th anniversary projects is none other than Shin Kamen Rider. For some time now, fans knew about this upcoming project through the title’s trademark being filed in Japan. However, no other details were confirmed besides fan assumptions that Hideaki Anno would be involved. Now, it is confirmed the project is a feature length film, and Hideaki Anno is apart of the production. Accompanying the announcement for the project, Toei revealed the following teaser trailer and promotional visuals: The poster for Shin Kamen…

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Toei Announces Kamen Rider Black Sun Reboot Series

Today, Toei is announcing three upcoming Kamen Rider projects for the franchise’s 50th anniversary. The first project Toei announced is the anime adaptation of the Kamen Rider W manga Futo Detective. However, they have announced the second project is a reboot of the classic Showa Era installment Kamen Rider Black. Titled, Kamen Rider Black Sun, the series will reboot the 1987 series, with its intended release for 2022 for the show’s 35th anniversary.   Kamen Rider Black Sun’s main director will be Kazuya Shiraishi, who intends to enhance the tragic…

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Thundercats Film Adaptation in the Works

Deadline has reported that Adam Wingard has been hired to direct a Thundercats film adaptation for Warner Bros. According to Deadline, the film was originally being developed by Rideback’s Dan Lin with the help of Vertigo’s Roy Lee. The new script for the film will be written by Wingard alongside Simon Barett. Additionally, it has been reported that this film be a CGI animated film. No other details have been confirmed at this time, so please stay tuned for all updates.   For those who are unaware, the film is…

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