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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sequel Announced, No One Is Shell-Shocked.

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Source- Variety.com

When a film premieres to a $65 million opening weekend, it’s not shocking to find out a sequel is planned.

Paramount Pictures announced plans for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 with a June 3, 2016 release. Director Jonathan Liebesman and producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form spoke to Screenrant.com about things that they had to drop for the first film that may show up in the sequel.

Form: We’re just finishing the movie but we all wish that we could put everything into the movie. We all have other characters that we wish we could have had in this movie.

Liebesman: Casey Jones.

Form: Casey Jones. Bebop and Rocksteady. We had those conversations throughout development of this movie but we’re launching this movie now in two weeks. Hopefully everybody feels the same way we do [about it]. We love them [Bebop and Rocksteady].

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the new Turtles offering, but the prospects of Bebop and Rocksteady in a live action film peaks my interest.

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The Lonely Island Movie Coming Soon

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Source- Hollywoodreporter.com

Lonely Island members Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone will be starring in a upcoming musical comedy based on there island counterparts. Teaming up with Universal Studios, the project will be co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone with Judd Apatow producing.

The Lonely Island gained fame on Saturday Night Live with there series of Digital Short songs including Lazy Sunday which quickly became an overnight internet hit. The group has produced three albums: Incredibad, Turtleneck and Chain and The Wack Album, spawning hits with artists and actors like Justin Timberlake and  Seth Rogan. No release date has been announced.

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Power Rangers Film Reboot Has a Date

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Source- Screenrant.com

Looks like this is actually happening.

Liongates Pictures has pinned July 22, 2016 as the release date for the upcoming reboot of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. As it is now, it will be going head to head with a new version of King Arthur directed by Guy Ritchie. No teenagers with attitude have been announced yet with only producer Roberto Orci and writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz attached.

What is interesting is that Orci spoke to IGN and a said that the new film would exist in the same continuity as the world that was set up in the show with cameos of past characters as a possibility. With Jason David Frank, former Green Ranger, expressing interest at returning, this is looking to be pretty promising as something for new and old fans.

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New Terminator Film raps filming, reveal title

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What?

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TV

 

Venture Bros. Season 6 Trailer 

That man looks familiar.

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Arrested Development Season 5 coming at sometime

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Source- Slashfilm.com

Season five is coming! I mean, it will be coming when they get the cast together. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told USA Today that its only a matter of when, not if. The only thing standing in the way is getting the entire cast back together.

Now, we wait.

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New Digimon Series Based on Original Cast Coming Early 2015

As a boy growing up in the ’90s, the battle lines were drawn. On one side you had fans of Nintendo’s Pokemon series, and on the other you had Bandai’s Digimon series. Me, I crossed lines. For as much love as I had for Pokemon, I was also a big fan of Digimon when it was originally played on Fox mornings.

With the 15th anniversary coming up, Toei animation has announced plans for a sequel to the original series. From the video, it looks like it will feature the high school adventures of the original kids and I assume dealing with high school problems. Not sure if there going to include the cast from season two but seriously, less Davis the better.

The release plans are for Spring 2015.

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Games

Gamescon News Roundup
This week in Cologne, Germany saw one of gamings biggest shows of the year, Gamescon. The yearly event brings all the biggest names in gaming to Germany as they announce big plans for the upcoming year in gaming. This week saw several announcements so here were some of the biggest stories.

Microsoft

  • Upcoming Tomb Raider sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, is now an Xbox One timed Exclusive. This is strange considering that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was exclusively released earlier this year for Sony’s PS4. It’s not known when that Raider will be hitting the PS4, but I assume that Definitive Edition will be hitting the Xbox One soon.
  • Quantam Break Demo was shown and it looks pretty good. None of the TV integration was shown off or talked about.
  • Goat Simulator is coming to Xbox One along with other indie titles that were shown during an indie spotlight video. Pretty stoked for Cuphead, Inside and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.
  • The Halo Channel was announced as a channel for all things Halo

Sony

  • New Bloodborne trailer shown and that game looks hot
  •  Murder/Mystery game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter announced.
  • New Ninja Theory game, Hellblade, announced. Besides the bad name, I’m a big fan of Ninja Theory and there previous games Enslaved and Devil May Cry remake, so I’ll look forward to whatever they do.
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  • Thomas Was Alone Developers announce new game, Volumes. Looks like a game about stealing and sneaking around. I’ve heard great things about Thomas and love the ascetic.
  • Zombie apocalypse and social experiment, DayZ, is coming to PS4.
  • Horror game, P.T., announced with interactive teaser demo on PSN now. I’ve played this and it’s terrifying. That’s all I’m saying, besides this is now on my list of things I’m looking forward to next year.
  • Hunter Gather Monster Hunter style game, WiLD, from Rayman creator announced.
  • Housemarque, developers of Resogun, show off new game, Alienation.
  • PS4 Fall update will allow friends to play games with friends even if they don’t own it. Some of the examples were shown were Child of Light, NBA2K and Towerfall: Ascension. Also will be the video broadcast, share functions and YouTube support.