Harmony Gold Does Something NOT Awful.

Watching Robotech Academy fail has been the most entertaining thing I’ve seen Harmony Gold do in so long. That said, it looks like they’re finally willing to release the “hostages.”

That’s right, while it will be called the Robotech Classic Collection,  the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross will finally be back in print for US audiences. And the price point is incredibly low. (So much so I almost regret shelling out as much as I did for my Animeigo Macross set.)

Since HG seems to want to sell this on the basis of “compare and contrast with the original,” lets hope that Southern Cross and Mospeada will get the same treatment.

So yeah. Harmony Gold news and I’m not pissed.  This is nice.

Via: Robotech.com

First Community Season 6 details emerge from San Diego Comic Con

So San Diego Comic Con is currently in full force, and thanks to the eleventh hour save by Yahoo Screen, Community is there.

The rest of us are kind of amazed too.

Anyway, we’re now just getting early details about this upcoming sixth season, which begins filming later this summer. Screenrant reports that while the principle cast from the end of season 5 will be returning, Donald Glover’s Troy likely won’t (although creator Dan Harmon hinted that rescuing an endangered Troy would make a great movie). John Oliver does remain a possibility, but it depends in part on whether or not he’d be available.

It also looks like the show won’t be stretching the limits of “standards” now that it’s online, as Harmon is fully aware that the fans of Community like the show the way it is, and including anything particularly obscene would likely make the show not feel like itself.

Personally, I’m excited.

Via Screenrant

Nickelodeon yanks Legend of Korra from schedule, show is going online only

Most likely due to lower than expected ratings, Avatar: The Last Airbender spinoff Legend of Korra has been yanked from the Nickelodeon schedules.

The remaining five episodes that won’t be aired will be available to view online though, and the show appears to be moving to a digital distribution model.

Is the show cancelled? When something gets yanked from the air and has the rest of the season put online, that’s usually what’s happening. But Nickelodeon has already renewed Korra for a fourth season… so lord knows what the heck is going on with this one.

Via IGN

First Look at Roy Harper’s Arsenal Costume for ‘Arrow’

So Entertainment Weekly has posted the first official image of actor Colton Haynes dressed in Roy Harper’s full Arsenal costume in the upcoming season 3 of the CW’s Arrow. Click the image to see the full size version:

image

Honestly, I think it looks pretty cool. Frankly, it looks a heck of a lot better than what Roy Harper is wearing in the current DC Comics.

Via EW

Sinister Six and Amazing Spider-Man 3 Get Release Dates

Sony has annouced release dates for both the upcoming Sinister Six and Amazing Spider-Man 3 in their Spider-Man film franchise.

Sinister Six will hit theaters November 11th, 2016 and Amazing Spider-Man 3 will follow in May of 2018.

I’ve seen blog entries surprised by Sinister Six happening prior to ASM3, but based on everything Sony has said about the Sinister Six film I’m not. There have been rumors about troubles in the Spider-Man film franchise, with formerly key people like Robert Orci seemingly out of the loop, but from what I’ve been able to find, most seem fairly unfounded.

The real question is, will Spider-Man appear in Sinister Six? Andrew Garfield is only contracted for three films, and one would assume that the third film is ASM3. If Spider-Man doesn’t appear, one questions the structure of a villain centric film with no clear hero.

I guess we’ll find out in 2016.

Via Screenrant

Anthony Hopkins joins cast of HBO’s “Westworld” Pilot

Falling under the category of “remakes that don’t bother Trae,” some of you may know that there is a pilot in production for HBO based off the 1973 film “Westworld.”

Well, TVLine reports that the latest addition to the Westworld pilot’s cast is none other than Academy Award winning actor Anthony Hopkins.

Hopkins will reportedly play the owner of the robot themed amusement park (where robots end up turning on guests and killing them) that is Westworld’s setting. Hopkins is an amazing actor who hasn’t been afraid to work in genre productions, so this in my mind bodes well for the remake’s production.

Via TVLine

“Manimal” Getting Remade Because We Really Needed Another 80s Property Remade as a Comedy

So I know you were saying to yourself “We definitely haven’t remade enough things from the eighties as dumb action comedies.” Or maybe you have good taste and weren’t.

Either way, that’s what you’re getting!

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are remaking Manimal. Now, some of you may not know what Manimal even is, but apparently you can remake stuff these days that only had the cultural significance of a mayfly. Manimal, at its most basic, was a short lived TV show about a guy who had the power to turn into Animals and fought crime. Only eight episodes aired ever, and it faded into the past.

Where it belonged.

But as Starsky and Hutch and 21 Jump Street proved, making dumb jokes about our dated past sells tickets. And as apparently every good property had been torn apart, the ones no one liked in the first place are fair game.

What’s next, the inevitable “Super Train” remake?

Via IGN

“The Spirit” moves from DC to Dynamite

In a move that surprised at least me, Dynamite Entertainment announced that they’re acquiring the rights to Will Eisner’s “The Spirit.”

Comics Alliance wrote:

Dynamite plans to publish new stories starring the character, but has not yet announced creative teams or indicated when these comics might see print. Whether Dynamite has the rights to any archive material or plans to do anything with it remains to be seen. Dynamite Entertainment publisher and CEO Nick Barrucci called the acquisition, “a lifelong dream come true.”

The rights to The Spirit have had several homes over the years, most recently at DC Comics. Dynamite publishes quite a few different licensed works, so I look forward to following the character’s adventures at its new home.

Via Comics Alliance

All the nerd news and convention scene updates you can handle. Featuring a fornightly podcast and fueled by a lot of caffeine. Lots and lots of caffeine