The roster of animated programming at Netflix and Hulu is about to expand in an exciting way.
Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch has landed an overall multi-year deal at Netflix to exclusively develop new series and feature films for the streaming platform. Meanwhile, Rick and Morty creator and executive producer Justin Roiland is taking a new series called Solar Opposites over to Hulu, and he’s bringing one of the writers assistants from Rick and Morty with him. Read More »
Detective Pikachu, a real movie that’s really being made, just cast its lead. Justice Smith, who appeared in the Netflix series The Get Down, has just joined the cast of the upcoming Pokémon movie. I’m assuming he’s not playing Pikachu, but rather the human character who assists the intrepid monster detective on his quest to solve mysteries.
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An actor has yet to be cast (or officially announced) as the voice of Miles Morales, but Ice Cube is possibly under consideration for the film. Apparently, Sony is eyeing him to voice the character’s dad, Jefferson Davis, in Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey‘s animated Spider-Man movie. We’ll see what happens, but someone who’s officially joined the film is Disney XD’s Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch.
Below, learn more about the untitled animated Spider-Man movie cast.
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Almost a month ago, we learned that Legendary Pictures had officially acquired the rights to Pokémon for a live-action adaptation of the popular video game franchise. Recently there has been a lot of chatter surrounding Pokémon because of the massive popularity of Pokémon Go, so Legendary wants to strike while the iron is hot. However, the studio isn’t using that game as inspiration, but instead the recent Japanese title Great Detective Pikachu. And now two writers have been hired to adapt it.
Find out who the Pokémon movie writers are after the jump. Read More »