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Month: July 2020

The Clone Wars To Continue, as ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Hits Disney+ in 2021!

StarWars.com:

Today, Disney+ ordered its next animated series from Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Fresh off of the critically-acclaimed series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Disney+ original series will premiere on the streaming service in 2021.

The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill, which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.

Pretty cool. I really need to catch up on the rest of The Clone Wars

Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo Re-Team for ‘BFF’ Show for Gallery 1988

Germain Lussier, IO9:

Great art might come from conflict, but friendship is important too. That’s why for their latest gallery show Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo have decided to focus on pop culture’s most famous BFFs.

BFF is the title of the new exhibit presented by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. It’s online right now and features over 40 brand new pop culture best friend sets by the two artists, all 4×4 inches, and sold in sets of two, three or four. We’re talking Gremlins, Goonies, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spongebob Squarepants, Space Jam, Star Wars, Harry Potter, there’s something for everyone. Plus, because the prints are only 4×4, you can basically put them anywhere.

Really fun show. If I didn’t have an entire stack of art to hang right now, I’d consider it myself. I have a strong love for the Perillo “Alex vs. Aaron” pin set and the “Party Time! Excellent!” print set.

Check out the full show here.

Hasbro Unveils a 26-Inch, $350 Sentinel from X-Men Figure

David Brooke, AIPT!:

Hasbro’s Pulse Fan First Friday revealed on Facebook a much teased Sentinel action figure.

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Teased back in May, the Hasbro team revealed a giant-sized Sentinel figure which stands 26.3-inches tall. You can preorder it today. Careful on your wallet though as the Sentinel will cost you $349.99!

The Sentinel features an 18-inch Sentinel “tentacle” accessory and LED lights on the head and chest. The Sentinel also comes with a standard-sized Bastion action figure. The figure isn’t a done deal though as it must reach 6,000 sales to be made. Hasbro is giving fans 45 days to back the project.

This is the third major “HasLab” crowd-funded release for Hasbro, following Jabba’s Barge from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Unicron from Transformers.

If you want one, you can back it — and see all the details — here.

’John Mulaney & The Sack Bunch Lunch’ To Return…For Comedy Central!

Joseph Otterson, Variety:

John Mulaney is bringing the “Sack Lunch Bunch” to Comedy Central.

Variety has confirmed that Mulaney has signed a deal with the cabler to host and executive produce two new “John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch” specials. The first special debuted on Netflix this past December.

“I was an intern at Comedy Central when I was barely older than the kids in the ‘Sack Lunch Bunch.,’” Mulaney said. “I wasn’t a very good intern, so I am psyched they hired me again. We are thrilled to bring these specials to Comedy Central: a place where I have had so many good times.”

I absolutely adored the original special, but I am shocked to see the shift from Netflix to Comedy Central.

I guess I’m going to have to watch a show when it airs?

HBO Max Signs Matt Reeves and Terrance Winter to Launch ‘The Batman’-connected Gotham Police Series

Joseph Otterson, Variety:

HBO Max has given a series commitment to a drama set in the Gotham police department from Matt Reeves and Terrence Winter, Variety has learned.

The untitled series will be set in the world Reeves is creating for the feature film “The Batman,” with the intent being to launch a new Batman universe across multiple platforms. It is said to build on the film’s examination of the anatomy of corruption in Gotham City. It is the first project announced under Reeves’ new overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

Reeves is the writer and director of the 2021 release of The Batman, and Winter is best known for his work on The Sopranos and working on Boardwalk Empire.

This could be an amazing series if done right, god knows the Ed Brubaker-written Gotham Central comic was freaking great.

The Batman is current set for an October 2021 release. I wouldn’t be shocked to see this series hit HBO Max around the same time.