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Media Watch: Ryan Reynolds Might Be Daring, ‘Castlevania’ Renewed, ‘Impractical Jokers’ Heads Home & More!

 

AMC Cannot Complete The Walking Dead Season 10

 

With just under three weeks left until the planned season 10 finale of The Walking Dead, AMC has taken to the hit show’s Twitter account to break the news to fans that due to concerns of the coronavirus outbreak, post-production on the season finale can not be completed and therefore will need to wrap the season early with plans to air the finale at a later date.

 

 

CBS All Access is Free for One Month

 


Star Trek: Picard lead Patrick Stewart has taken to Instagram to offer some words of comfort for fans currently stuck in isolation, as well as a special code for his hit new series’ home CBS All Access for a free month of streaming.

 

 

Wonder Woman 1984, In the Heights, Scoob, and Malignant Delayed

 

More films have bit the delay dust as Warner Bros. has elected to postpone the theatrical releases of Wonder Woman 1984, In the Heights, Scoob and Malignant, with the former being pushed to an August release while the latter three remain undated until after the coronavirus pandemic has passed.

“When we greenlit Wonder Woman 1984, it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on Aug. 14,” Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, said in a statement. “We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then.”

 

 

Netflix is Renewing Three Series and Greenlighting a Spinoff

 
Netflix has chosen to grant two-season renewals to reality series Love is Blind and The Circle, as well as the music competition series, Rhythm + Flow.

In addition to this news, Netflix is continuing its partnership with organizing consultant Marie Kondo for a new series, Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo, which will follow the host and her team as the set out to tidy up one small town in America. Viewers of the series are being asked to nominate a town for her “joy-sparking” mission via her website, TidyMyTown.com.

 

 

Disney+ Comes to the UK and France

 

Disney+ has officially launched in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. The streaming platform will launch in France on April 7. Disney+ can be accessed through a range of platforms, including iOS, Android, Amazon, gaming consoles such as Xbox One and via smart TVs including LG and Samsung. In the UK, Sky users can access the Disney+ app through Sky Q.

 

 

DC Kids Camp: DC Launches Online At-Home Activity Program

 

DC has launched an at-home activity program called DC Kids Camp. The program was curated by creators behind DC’s middle grade and YA graphic novels through DC’s social media channels to help parents self-quarantining with their kids at home.

Videos are scheduled to post at 10 a.m. PT on the @dccomicskids Twitter account and @dckids Instagram accounts. The videos began with Wednesday’s “Make a Green Lantern Ring with Minh Lê” which featured Green Lantern: Legacy writer Lê. Thursday’s video was “Superman Origami With Gene Luen Yang,” and Friday’s video was “Make Your Own Superhero With Dustin Hansen.”

Creators that will be featured as part of DC Kids Camp will include Shannon and Dean Hale (Diana: Princess of the Amazons), Ridley Pearson of the Super Sons trilogy of graphic novels, and artist Brittney Williams (Lois Lane and the Friendship Challenge).

The program will also include activity sheets, coloring pages, and additional content that will be available on Twitter and Instagram accounts. A newsletter will be sent twice a week on Mondays and Fridays for those who sign up.

 

 

Ryan Reynolds To Possibly Star in Dragon’s Lair Adaptation

 

Ryan Reynolds he has entered talks to star in and produce the streaming service’s upcoming live-action film adaptation of the classic arcade game Dragon’s Lair.

An adaptation of the classic game has been in the works for nearly 40 years now, with Alan Dean Foster working on the first attempt that eventually fell apart due to low interest from studios and a second attempt being made in 2015 and ’16 when co-creator Don Bluth and Gary Goldman created an Indiegogo campaign for a teaser to get studios interested once more. After doubling their budget and nearly a year’s worth of negotiation, Netflix has picked up the project, with Bluth and Goldman producing alongside Roy Lee through his Vertigo Entertainment Banner, Trevor Engelson for Underground Films and Reynolds through his Maximum Effort banner.

 

 

Hulu’s Future Man Season 3 Trailer

 

Hulu has debuted the full trailer for the highly-anticipated third and final season of its hit time-traveling comedy Future Man seeing its three main heroes taking on one final mission to save the broken timeline.

Convicted of time crimes and sentenced to death by entertainment, Josh, Tiger, and Wolf become fugitives, on the run through time, trying desperately to evade capture while clearing their names and fixing the big mess of history they’ve made along the way.

Future Man Season 3 will consist of eight episodes and will begin streaming on April 3 only on Hulu.

 

 

Castlevania Renewed for Fourth Season

 

Castlevania appears to be an exception as Netflix has already ordered a fourth season. Netflix’s Twitter account shared the announcement with a clip of Isaac, the Devil Forgemaster, getting the news straight from Sir Mirror.

Castlevania was adapted by comic book scribe Warren Ellis, who has written all 22 episodes to date. Richard Armitage headlines the series as Trevor Belmont, with James Callis as Alucard, and Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades. Jaime Murray also stars as the vampire Carmilla, with Adetokumboh M’Cormack as Isaac, and Theo James as Hector. Additionally, the third season introduced Bill Nighy as Saint Germain, as well as Toru Uchikado and Rila Fukushima as Taka and Sumi.

 

 

Disney+’s Loki to Struggle with Identity

 

Loki series creator Michael Waldron shared that the upcoming Disney+ series, featuring Tom Hiddleston reprising his iconic MCU role, will deal with the Trickster’s identity struggles.

I think it’s the struggle with identity. Who you are, who you want to be,” Waldron said. “I’m really drawn to characters who are fighting for control. Certainly, you see that with Loki over the first 10 years of movies. He’s out of control at pivotal parts of his life. He was adopted and everything and that manifests itself through anger and spite towards his family.”

Loki will premiere on Disney+ in spring 2021.

 

 

Impractical Jokers: The Movie Gets Early Digital Release on 4/1

 

Just five weeks after its successful theatrical debut, Impractical Jokers: The Movie will receive a digital release on Wednesday, April 1st.

Impractical Jokers: The Movie stars James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulvano, also known as the comedy troupe The Tenderloins, playing themselves in a fictional story of a humiliating high school mishap from the early nineties. Featuring appearances from Paula Abdul, Jaden Smith, and Joey Fatone, the movie combines the fictional narrative with real life footage of over-the-top punishments and callbacks to classic moments from the series. Once the Impractical Jokers hit the road, they compete in hidden camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and find redemption.

 

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