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DC Showcase Returns with Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, Phantom Stranger

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Burbank, CA – Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in partnership with DC, are currently in production on five new DC Showcase animated shorts for release in 2019-2020.

Inspired by characters and stories from DC’s robust portfolio, the all-new series of shorts will be included on upcoming DC Universe Movies releases, with exception of an innovative Batman: Death in the Family long-form animated short, which will anchor a compilation set for distribution in late 2020.

Each of the five shorts – entitled Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger and Batman: Death in the Family – opens with a new, live-action branding sequence that features a few Easter Eggs specially added for observant fans.

Sgt. Rock is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) from a script by award-winning comics writers Louise Simonson & Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen). The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt.
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‘Voltron’ Final Season Review: The Series’ Biggest Bad Is Revealed at Long Last

Spoilers ahead if you aren't caught up with the final season of Voltron Legendary Defender. With seven seasons of intense, high-flying, space-based action already on the books, DreamWorks Animation's Netflix series Voltron Legendary Defender had a tough task ahead of it going into the eighth and final season. Granted, showrunners Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery have proven themselves up to the challenge throughout their careers and over the series' run, but iconic antagonists like the Galra's generals, Emperors Zarkon and Lotor, and the witch Haggar and her Robeasts would presumably be hard to top. …
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Sony’s ‘Spider-Verse’ heading for sequel and spin-off

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Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse‘ may have only just hit cinema screens but off the back of the amazing reviews and its jaw-dropping opening weekend figures across the UK and Us, the animation is now set for a sequel and spin-off.

The producer behind one of the best Spider-Man films to hit screens, Amy Pascal, has confirmed due to its popularity Sony have moved their plans forward regarding sequels and spin-offs sooner rather than later she has told Vanity Fair.

While few details of a spin-off have been given, Pascal has stated that the first follow-up will focus heavily on Hailee Stanfield’s Gwen Stacy aka Spider-Gwen which will open up a route for a spin-off for ‘Spider-Women’.

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Spider-Woman’ is set to star Spider-Gwen, Cindy Moon a.
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Amy Pascal talks Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel and female-led spinoff

Even before Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse debuted to stellar reviews, Sony Pictures had announced that it will be fleshing out its new animated Spider-Verse with both a sequel and a Spider-Women spinoff, and now producer Amy Pascal has revealed some brief details about both projects.

During an interview with Vanity Fair, former Sony chief Pascal said that the Into the Spider-Verse sequel will explore a romance between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy, something which was originally planned for the first movie, but was ultimately cut from Phil Lord’s script.

Meanwhile, Pascal also went on to reveal that the three Spider-Women character set to feature in the female-led spinoff will be Spider-Gwen, Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, and Cindy Moon/Silk – the latter of whom is also set to receive a live-action solo movie as part of ‘Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters’.

The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel is being directed
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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 To Focus On Miles Morales And Gwen Stacy Romance

Over in the McU, the romance between Peter Parker and Michelle “Mj” Jones is set to finally get going with next year’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, but in the planned Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2, the pair to ship will be Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy.

In a new interview from Vanity Fair with Sony’s Amy Pascal, the producer elaborated a little on what’s to come in the recently announced sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and it seems that Phil Lord’s script for the first movie was originally intended to include a romance between Spider-Gwen and Shameik Moore’s character. But while Lord was ultimately advised by producer Christina Steinberg to trim this subplot, the story has apparently been saved for the Joaquim Dos Santos-helmed follow-up.

Though the details pretty much end there, the current speculation is that the sequel might take some inspiration
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Voltron: What To Watch Next?

Shamus Kelley Dec 14, 2018

What do you do with your life now that Voltron is over? Try one of these shows!

Voltron: Legendary Defender season 8 just arrived on Netflix, ending its incredible eight-season run and leaving fans with a great hole in their hearts. While the ending was extraordinary, that also means it’s over. What do you do with your life without Voltron? How can you go on?

Fear not, fans! We have some recommendations for shows that may fill your heart the same way Voltron has. Shows that will make you laugh, cry, and cheer. Shows that, perhaps, can capture some of the same magic of the series we all love. You might even find a new favorite!

We’re not including any of the previous Voltron series here because hey, that’s way too obvious!


Robotech had a huge effect on Voltron’s showrunners Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos.
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Voltron: Will There Be A Sequel or Spinoff?

Shamus Kelley Dec 14, 2018

Voltron: Legendary Defender’s ending was pretty conclusive, but could there be more stories to tell?

This article contains spoilers for Voltron Legendary Defender season 8.

The ending for season 8 of Voltron seemingly tied up all loose ends. The galaxy was saved and the characters are all moving on with their lives. There was no hook that any great evil was still out there, so it seems like the Voltron Legendary Defender story is at its end.

Or is it? After all, there was that line about the Holt family establishing the next generation of Legendary Defenders along with imagery tied to Vehicle Voltron. Could fans hope to see a sequel or spinoff?

In previous interviews with Den of Geek, showrunners Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery have discussed the possibility of a sequel or spinoff but nothing has ever been confirmed or given serious discussion (as far
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Voltron Legendary Defender gets a final season trailer

With just two weeks to go until the eighth and final season of Voltron: Legendary Defender arrives on Netflix, DreamWorks has released a new trailer for the hit animated series; check it out here…

“We are incredibly proud to bring the story of Voltron Legendary defender to a close with the 8th and final season,” said executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery. “It has been an absolute honor to work alongside such a talented and dedicated crew these past 4 years over 78 episodes. Witnessing the fandom grow and evolve alongside the show has been nothing short of amazing and saying goodbye to these characters, the amazing worlds they inhabit and the crazy vehicles they pilot will be truly bittersweet. We can only hope that this series will be looked back on fondly in the years to come and stoke the creative flame inside all of us, the same way
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First Trailer for ‘Voltron Legendary Defender’s Final Season Brings Audiences Up to Speed

After seven seasons of Netflix's excellent animated series Voltron Legendary Defender, there's just one more batch of episodes left before the story (so far) comes to a close. Showrunners Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, both of whom have had a huge impact in the field of animation in their career (and both of whom are heading on to big things to come in the animated Spider-verse) will get to bid farewell to their creations along with the fans in the upcoming final season, which is teased in a newly released trailer. And while the trailer itself …
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Gets Rare 100% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Gets Rare 100% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes
If these critics are to be believed, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse might be the best Spider-Man movie of all time. Set to release in theaters next month, the movie is now seeing its early reviews from professional critics rolling in. The consensus between them all is that the movie is fantastic, and there wasn't very much negative to say about it. With 33 official ratings now in, the movie is sitting on a perfect score of 100% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes. Generally, the reviews praise the film for its story, animation style, and humor. While that score may fall as more reviews are added, it's not likely to go down very far, and this is a great sign for fans eager to see it for themselves.

This is obviously far from the first Spider-Man story to hit theaters, but Into the Spider-Verse will be the first animated Spider-Man movie to premiere on the big screen.
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Sony developing Spider-Women spin-off and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel

Though we’re still a few weeks away from the release of the animated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse film, Sony is already planning ahead for the future of their animated Spider-Verse. According to Deadline, Sony is not only developing a sequel to Into The Spider-Verse, but are also working on a spin-off titled Spider-Women from a script by Bek Smith (Zoo).

Spider-Women will reportedly follow three different generations of women with Spidey’s abilities. Presumably Spider-Gwen, who has become a fan-favourite character among the Spider-Verse heroes, will play a central part in the film. While Smith is writing the script for the spin-off, The Hollywood Reporter notes negotiations have begun with Lauren Montgomery to direct the film. Montgomery has had extensive work in animation, having directed the Wonder Woman animated film Batman/Superman: Apocalypse,and serves as a co-showrunner for Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Meanwhile, Sony will moved forward
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Movie Talk: ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel & All-Female Spinoff in the Works

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Jeff Sneider and John Rocha discuss the following: Jordan Peele reveals the plot synopsis for the Candyman sequel at MGM and announces that Nia DaCosta will be directing with a script from Peele and Win Rosenfield. THR reports that a Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel and a spinoff have been green lit by Sony. Joaquim Dos Santos will direct the sequel with Lauren Montgomery in talks to direct an all female heroes in Spider-Man universe spinoff. Disney released a teaser trailer for Artemis Fowl starring Ferdia Shaw
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Spider-Woman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 Planned at Sony

Sony is getting back into the comic book game in a big way, as it's been revealed that the studio is developing an animated Spider-Woman movie alongside Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2. This comes ahead of the release of the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which has been getting very positive early buzz and looks to do big business at the box office. As such, the studio isn't wasting any time in planning out the future of their animated slate centered around Marvel's various webslingers.

According to a new report, the Spider-Woman animated movie is already being worked on, with Bek Smith set to pen the screenplay. The story is said to center on three different generations of women gifted with Spidey powers. It's expected that one of these women will be Spider-Gwen, who is set to appear in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as voiced by Hailee Steinfeld. Should that come to pass,
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‘Spider-Woman’ and Other ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Follow-Ups in the Works at Sony

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‘Spider-Woman’ and Other ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Follow-Ups in the Works at Sony
Building on the buzz surrounding the upcoming “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Sony Pictures is looking at ways to continue its expansion of the animated franchise. The studio is planning a Spider-Verse sequel that will continue Miles Morales’ story, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Joaquim Dos Santos, whose recent credits include Netflix’s “Voltron” series, has been tapped to direct the sequel.

The studio is also looking for other spin-offs, and one that is gaining traction is a Spider-Women film that will focus on three generations of women with Spidey powers. Though no decisions have been made, one of these characters could very well be Spider-Gwen, a breakout character from the Spider-Verse. Bek Smith will write the screenplay.

Amy Pascal will produce, and it’s likely that Avi Arad and filmmaking duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will also be involved.

Also Read: 'Marvel's Spider-Man'
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There's a Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse Sequel in The Works and an All-Female Spinoff Film

Sony Pictures has big plans for their Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animated film franchise! The first movie has yet to be released, but the studio is obviously feeling confident in the future of the franchise.

According to THR, they are already developing a sequel to the film along with a spinoff that will focus on a team of female characters!

The studio has hired Joaquim Dos Santos to direct the sequel. He is best known for his work on animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and Netflix’s Voltron series. Then there’s Lauren Montgomery, who has also worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender and Netflix’s Voltron. She is currently in talks to direct the all-female spinoff movie that it said to “gather the female heroes in the Spider-Man universe of characters in one adventure.” Bek Smith, who wrote episodes of the CBS show Zoo, will write the script.
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Sony Announces Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Sequel

Ever since the dazzling first bit of footage from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse made its way online and caught us all off guard, the upcoming spinoff’s felt like a project with real potential, and after those glowing early reactions emerged on social media last week, there’s now reason to think that Miles Morales’ big screen debut might live up to all the hype.

Some folks are even calling it one of the best comic book movies ever made, and though pre-release buzz doesn’t always translate into box office glory, Sony’s clearly feeling confident about how Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will perform, as they’ve just announced a sequel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joaquim Dos Santos, known for cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and more recently, Netflix’s Voltron, will step behind the camera. No further details were disclosed – other than it’ll once again
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Sony Already Working On Sequel & Female-Centric Spin-Off For ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” hasn’t even been released yet, and Sony is already banking on the film’s ultimate success by beginning work on a sequel and a brand-new spin-off.

According to THR, Joaquim Dos Santos has been hired to direct the sequel to ‘Into the Spider-Verse.’ Dos Santos is probably best known for his animated work on series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and Netflix’s “Voltron.” Both of those shows have been fan-favorites and universally acclaimed.

Continue reading Sony Already Working On Sequel & Female-Centric Spin-Off For ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ at The Playlist.
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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel and Spinoff in the Works at Sony Animation

Sony Pictures Animation is feeling confident as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse prepares to swing into theaters. Joaquim Dos Santos (Avatar: The Last Airbender) has been tapped to direct a sequel to the animated superhero movie, while Lauren Montgomery (Batman: Year One) is in negotiations to direct a spinoff led by the female heroes in Spider-Man universe. THR and Deadline report that Bek Smith, a writer on the CBS series Zoo, has been tapped to write the female-centric spinoff, which is expected to focus on three generations of women (likely including Spider-Gwen) with Spidey powers. Other …
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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Sequel and All-Female Spinoff in the Works From Sony (Exclusive)

With just weeks to go before Sony unveils the buzzy animated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony Pictures Animation is already putting the pieces together for not just a sequel but a spinoff as well.

Joaquim Dos Santos, known for his work on cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender and, more recently, Netflix’s Voltron series, has been tapped to direct the sequel. David Callaham, who penned The Expendables and worked on Wonder Woman 1984 as well as Zombieland 2, is writing.

At the same time, Lauren Montgomery, who also worked on Voltron and co-directed animated movies Batman: Year One and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse for DC, is in negotiations ...
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‘Voltron’ Season 7 Finale Explained: One Epic Victory, One Major Misstep

Major spoilers ahead if you aren't caught up with the latest season of Netflix's Voltron Legendary Defender. The showrunners of DreamWorks Animation Television's hit Netflix series Voltron Legendary Defender have just delivered an epic seventh season that managed to wrap up the overall story so far, tie off just about every major plot point, and even introduce the beginning of all new adventures. But despite Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery's inclusion of characters from throughout the Lgbtq+ spectrum in the series--which has come to be a hallmark of their writing--there's a serious …
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