Just recently we heard that Tim Curry was joining the cast of Cartoon Network’s animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. But alas, things often change…and change quickly.
Lucasfilm has announced that their acquisition by Disney and the focus on the new trilogy of movies starting with Star Wars Episode VII has led them to the decision that they will no longer be producing new episodes of The Clone Wars for Cartoon Network. They are, however, working on a brand new animated series that will be set in uncharted waters.
Continue on below now for more and to see a video with Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni talking about the decision and what’s next.
Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 is probably one of the ripest animated series that could be adapted into a feature-length film. Since its debut back in 2005, the show would eventually spawn three spinoff series, five made-for-TV films, and hoards of merchandise that is not limited to toys, video games, and t-shirts. Now it has reached the peak: a full-length feature film. The franchise has finally found its screenwriter to adapt a screenplay for its first ever film.
THR reports that Ryan Engle has been tasked with adapting the screenplay for the film. He’ll be working on a draft that was previously written by Albert Torres (Henry Poole Is Here). Engle’s name may sound unfamiliar due to the fact that his script On A Clear Day was on the infamous Black List. That was his ticket into some bigger titles as he has since been penning the scripts for New Line’s adaptation of the Rampage video game and New Regency’s The New West, based on a comic from Black Bull Media.
A couple of weeks ago it was announced that BOOM! Studios would be releasing a comic book series based on Cartoon Network’s Regular Show through their KaBOOM! Studios imprint. Well, now we can say who will be working on the comic when it comes out in April.
The series will be written by K.C. Green (who writes and draws the webcomic Gunshow) and will feature art by Allison Strejlau.
Regular Show follows Mordecai and Rigby on their daily adventures working in a city park.
DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network have released a first look at Beware The Batman in the form of a short teaser trailer, which you can see in its entirety here below.
The trailer, which showcases a Batmobile speeding through a tunnel (Batcave maybe?), gives us a better look at the animation style of the new series. While we knew that this was going to be a CG series, we have yet to see the actual product yet. Well, there’s a couple of things to note here, which we’ll get to after you watch the video.
On Wednesday, Cartoon Network officially announced the arrival of Beware The Batman, a CG-animated show to air later this year.
Alongside the sad passing away of Batman: The Brave and The Bold, rumblings began to arise of a CG-animated Batman show coming to fill the animated Batman void that was left as a result of Brave and The Bold‘s cancellation. Rumors arose during the Brave and The Bold panel from San Diego Comic Con a couple of years ago; the news was out that the all ages Batman cartoon would be coming to an end and while some of the crew would be moving on to other projects, it was subtly announced that others would be working on a brand new, darker Batman series. In fact, in Brave and The Bold‘s finale episode, this talk was teased and mocked during Bat-Mite’s desire to see a darker take on the character. Rumors were confirmed when a short teaser trailer was released around the announcement of Cartoon Network and DC Entertainment’s DC Nation cartoon block on the network.