Walker Stalker Con 2017 at the New Jersey Expo and Convention Center had plenty for the fans of The Walking Dead to chew on. However, in addition to the zombie extravaganza, the convention brought together some of our SAMCRO faves – Ron Perlman (Clay), Tommy Flanagan (Chibbs), Mark Boone Junior (Bobby), Kim Coates (Tig), and Ryan Hurst (Opie) from the hit series Sons of Anarchy.
Trollhunters, the Guillermo del Toro animated adventure based on his novel of the same name, has gotten the Stranger Things treatment. We have been seeing quite a few other memes of titles using the Stranger Things logo (which comes from Stephen King’s favorite font), and now Trollhunters gets one, complete with a mashup video that is not such a far reach.
The animated Trollhunters project from Guillermo del Toro has been in the works for quite some time now. It began as a movie project set up at Disney way back in 2009—when del Toro was still attached to direct a then two-part adaptation of The Hobbit. In 2010 the movie moved over to DreamWorks Animation, where it remains to this day. However, it was eventually changed from a movie into an animated series coming to Netflix.
The series arrives on Netflix next week, and a new trailer and featurette have been released. The trailer does what trailers do, while the featurette includes some words from del Toro and cast Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Charlie Saxton (Betas), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead). You can give them a watch below.
When news broke that Johnny Depp would not only cameo in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them but also appear in its sequel, it led to the speculation that he would be playing Grindelwald. A majority of social media were unhappy with this idea, but the die had already been cast. With four more sequels on the way, we know that Grindelwald’s relationship with Dumbledore, who is being cast as we speak, will play a key role in Fantastic Beasts 2.
Now there is confirmation that Depp will, in fact, be playing as Grindelwald. Check out the full story below.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be the first Harry Potter spinoff to be released since the film series came to an end in 2011. The adventures of the spinoff will continue for at least four more films as Warner Bros announced that Fantastic Beasts will be part one of a five-part series. Announcements like those are not entirely uncommon as studios have a tendency to confirm sequels and larger franchises based on how the film is testing.
Another good measurement of success is how well the film tracks, and according to new reports, the Harry Potter-spinoff is on course to have a $75 million opening in the US. Check out the full story below.