We knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it hurt any less: Warner Bros and Paramount confirmed the plan to sell off their jointly-owned broadcast network The CW to nationwide station owner Nexstar is a go. Nexstar will take 75 percent ownership of the network, while WB and CBS will take 12.5% shares each, allowing them to continue producing original scripted content for the thing, though not nearly as much. CEO Mark Pedowitz will remain in his position as head of CW for now.
Secret Headquarters is a family-friendly adventure film starring Owen Wilson and Walker Scobell. This film is Walker Scobell‘s follow-up after his Netflix hit Adam Project. Adam Project is one of the biggest original films on Netflix because of its ratings. That movie earned 233,150,000 American households in its first month.
As weird as this sounds, Jim Carrey’s portrayal of the villain Robotnik in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (opening in one week!) could be the very last appearance from him in an acting role. Mr. Carrey implied as much during an interview with Access Hollywood that aired this week.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 released a new trailer that reveals too many details but only if your eyes are fast. I had to watch it several times before realizing what was going on. I’m not going to describe it all because you deserve to see it yourself. A regular speed will be released tomorrow and I will add it as an update later. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be coming to theater in the 8th of April.
Last month a full trailer for the Halo TV adaption was released during the NFL AFC Championship game. At the time, we made the comment “We suppose the most controversial thing they could do would be to have MC remove his helmet. There’s no indication they will show his face from this trailer alone, but you never know.”
Had enough Star Trek yet? Paramount will tell you when you’ve had enough! The corporation’s relationship to this brand has been interesting to observe over the decades. Whenever Paramount is doing fine, and doesn’t need to take any risks, it treats Trekkies like they barely exist. But whenever they’re launching something that costs billions of dollars to maintain and can’t afford to have it fail, suddenly Trek is BACK and being produced by the truckload. We saw it with the launch of UPN in the 90s and we’re seeing it now with Paramount+.
“Halo” is the one mega-popular game franchise I haven’t played a single installment of, mostly due to never owning an XBox console. But through cultural osmosis I think I have the basic idea: there’s this super-soldier in the future whose face you never see, he has this blue AI companion who talks to him, and he has to fight a race of evil aliens who belong to a crazy cult. That’s the gist, right?
In the spring of 2013, the heads of Microsoft Studios walked onstage at E3 to deliver what would go down in history as one of their worst presentations. Their job was to convince gamers to buy the XBox One, but as they were still at this time enthralled by the temporary success of the 360’s Kinect, they spent a good chunk of time explaining how a Kinect would be a built-in, unavoidable part of the XBox One experience. The XBox’s traditional hardcore audience didn’t care for the Kinect at all. But it got worse.
It’s been a frustrating last few years for fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend Of Korra and all things related. The rich world Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino created has limitless potential, but it’s only been added to lately through comic books. Ever since Nickelodeon banished Korra to their website for the last two seasons, they haven’t expressed any interest in a third series, a spinoff or anything else. The most we’ve gotten is a deal with Netflix for a live-action remake of ATLA that, ominously, the creators have walked away from.
After spending some time apart, CBS/Paramount and Viacom got remarried in a lavish ceremony last year. Now there’s a new/old boss in charge….and what does every entertainment conglomerate want these days, more than anything? Their own successful streaming service, of course. Only one problem: CBS sort of already has that, in the form of CBS All Access.