Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
As you’ve surely noticed by now, today is May the 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Normally, this would have absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming premiere of a made-for-TV B-movie about improbable weather events. But the geniuses at Syfy and The Asylum snuck onto the Star Wars bandwagon last month by revealing the title of their sharks-in-tornadoes sequel to be Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. And so they’re celebrating today with the first Sharknado 4 poster, which is an endearing homage (or a infuriating ripoff, depending on how you feel about this series) of that now-iconic Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster.
See the first Sharknado: The 4th Awakens poster, and get the full Sharknado: The 4th Awakens cameo list, after the jump. Read More »
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Netflix may rule the streaming scene with an iron fist at the moment, but you’ve got to hand it to the competition – they’re doing everything in their power to level the playing field. Hot on the heels of Hulu announcing its brand new documentary film arm with the purchase of Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes the news that the streaming service has renewed The Mindy Project for a fifth season and is planning a second election year special from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
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I rolled my eyes harder than anyone when it was revealed that MTV was making a new television series based on the Scream movies. However, a few trusted friends and colleagues have told me that my negativity was misplaced. I have yet to actually eat my words, but enough serious horror fans have informed me that my decision to not watch the first season of this show was a poor one and that the negative early reviews were off-base. With the new season arriving later this month, it seems that I officially have a fire lit under me to actually watch this show, even if it’s just an excuse for me to tell everyone that they’re wrong.
Igniting that fire is the new trailer for the show’s second season, which gives away some of the first season’s biggest plot twists. Tread carefully if spoilers matter to you and you haven’t caught up with season one quite yet.
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After finishing up its second season earlier this year, fans have been wondering if Agent Carter would return for a third season, especially since lead actress Hayley Atwell had landed another lead role in the courtroom drama Conviction, also on ABC. Reports said that the production schedule for each shows would have allowed her to do both, however, a new update indicates that Agent Carter may be retired after all.
In addition, there may be more bad news for fans hoping to see Marvel’s TV roster expand on network television as Marvel’s Most Wanted doesn’t sound like it’s guaranteed to get a series order as was once thought.
Find out about what’s going on with Agent Carter season three and Marvel’s Most Wanted after the jump. Read More »
Even though legendary comedian John Belushi died back in 1982, that didn’t stop The Blue Brothers from getting revived for the unnecessary sequel Blues Brothers 2000. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a lack of John Belushi isn’t stopping his partner in comedy crime, Dan Aykroyd, from developing a Blues Brothers animated series for primetime television. Thankfully, he’s collaborating with the right people to potentially make it work.
Get details on The Blues Brothers animated series after the jump. Read More »
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Another blow is coming to overpriced cable providers, from one of the most popular streaming services available today. A new report indicates that Hulu is planning to provide a service that will allow users to live stream broadcast and cable channels along with the library of movies and TV shows that they already provide. Find out more about this potential new Hulu TV streaming option after the jump. Read More »
After last week’s patient season premiere, Game of Thrones launched itself into action with “Home,” a truly tremendous hour of television that reacted to last week’s careful table-setting by overturning the table entirely. Major characters died. Power structures were radically changed. And Jon Snow…well, that would be a spoiler. Let’s run down the most important stuff that happened, shall we?
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In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:
- Watch new TV spot for Finding Dory.
- Fast 8 celebrates the start of production in Cuba.
- Guillermo del Toro confirms that he’s still writing The Haunted Mansion.
- Legendary and Warner Bros. face a lawsuit over Kong: Skull Island.
- A Chinese company is suing Paramount over some Transformers product placement.
- Watch a new trailer for the Uncle Buck series, if that’s your thing.
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Not too long after Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opened in theaters, Chris Pine confirmed that was his first and last time playing Tom Clancy’s hero. Since Kenneth Branagh’s film was the lowest grossing Jack Ryan picture to date, that news didn’t come as a shock to anyone. Shadow Recruit performed well overseas, but the thriller only made around $50 million in the states. The movie itself is a fine thriller, it just wasn’t exciting enough to leave audiences craving more adventures with Jack Ryan.
However, the character will soon return in an Amazon series. Last September, Amazon won the bidding war for the Jack Ryan show, and now they’ve found their star, John Krasinski (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi).
Learn more about the Jack Ryan TV series below.
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