Comic Talk Headlines For February 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019    00:33:57

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The first of which comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who is saying that there is going to be another animated Star Trek series on
television. No show details have been worked out, though it is likely to be something along the lines of the original animated series
from the 70s. Alex Kurtzman, exec producer on Discovery and writer/producer on Into Darkness, is going to be showrunner and exec
producer for the show.

Next in reboot news, Variety is reporting that the children's network is going to be bringing back All That, their sketch comedy 
show that ran for 10 years in the 90s and early 00s. The reboot is the brain child of Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins, who is
bringing Keenan Thompson, original cast member of the series and currently the longest running cast member on SNL, on to exec 
produce. The plan is to bring in the original cast, as well as many cast members through the years, to pass the torch as it were to
a new generation.

And our last Nickelodeon piece comes directly from the channel itself, via a press release from a few days ago. Also in reboot news
they are bringing back Are You Afraid of the Dark? as a limited series. It seems this series will coincide with the movie to hit 
theaters this October. Though, if the 2 versions of the anthology horror show will share any cast members remains to be seen.

Now let's hit the movies!

In animated news, the popular DC IDW crossover series, Batman VS TMNT, is getting the WB animated movie treatment. And it looks like of all the movies currently in the works at WB animation studios, this one will be the first to find a release date, though one has
yet to be announced. Though we DO have the casting announcement:
  • Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Origins) as both Batman and The Joker
  • Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) as Raphael
  • Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo
  • Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as Donatello
  • Eric Bauza (The Woody Woodpecker Show) as Leonardo.
  • Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Batgirl
  • Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants) as The Penguin
  • John DiMaggio (Adventure Time, Futurama, Gears of War) as Mr. Freeze
  • Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls, Rugrats) as both Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy
  • Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!) as Bane
  • Cas Anvar (The Expanse) as Ra's al Ghul.

In Quickie movie news, Junkie XL has been brought in to score the live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie set to be released this Nov 8.
If that name sounds familiar its because he scored BvS, Deadpool 1, and Alita: Battle Angel, amongst others.

Next is new Dune casting announcements. THR is reporting that Josh Brolin has been brought in as master swordsman and
trainer to Paul Muad d'ib Atreides, Gurney Halleck. Javier Bardem is cast as the leader of the Fremen, the indigenous tribe to the
Dune world of Arrakis, and Oscar Issac has been cast as the Duke Leto Atreides. Also being added to the cast list just moments before
recording today's episode is Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho. This last announcement seems more in line with being a marketing move than a great casting choice.

And our final piece is a pretty big one coming from Forbes about the future of the DCEU. It seems the 2 planned Joker movies have 
been cancelled. That's right Joker VS Harley and Leto's solo Joker movie are no more. No reason was given, though it could be
partially due to the poor reception of Leto in the role in the first Suicide Squad movie, or DC's new focus on a non-centralized
universe. The other half of this announcement has to do with Harley herself. It seems that she will NOT be in the next Suicide
Squad movie set to be helmed by James Gunn. With Gunn saying that he is doing a reboot on the series that will utilize little to none
of the original cast of characters. AND the Harley trilogy is less than a sure thing, which means there is ALOT riding on the 
success of that Birds of Prey movie. Which by the way, will NOT include Batgirl as previously reported. Likely so DC can focus 
attention onto her solo movie due soon.

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