Most of us were sad that Voltron: Legendary Defender season three was only half the episodes of seasons one and two when it hit this last August, but the promise that season four would quickly follow in October held us over. Well, we’re getting closer to the show’s return, so Dreamworks and Netflix have put out the first trailer for the season.
It’s not much, but it definitely whets the appetite.
We’ve said it before, but Voltron: Legendary Defender is a pretty amazing. It took a butchered anime series and turned it into one of the best animated science fiction franchises out there. It’s hard to believe that Legendary Defender has only been around for a couple of years.
All six episodes of Season Four hit Netflix October 13th.
One of the most surprising hits of the last year is the Dreamworks animatated reboot of Voltron on Netflix. And while Voltron: Legendary Defender season two came out just a month ago, thanks to information that came out of Toy Fair, we now know season three will arrive this fall.
Den of Geek has the news, and not only are we going to get a third season as early as September, but it turns out that Voltron: Legendary Defender has a whopping seventy-eight episode commitment from Netflix. This means we should be getting episodes at least through a sixth season.
Honestly, this is pretty exciting news. Voltron: Legendary Defender has been a fresh take on what a Voltron series could be. While there have been other attempts to create sequels and reboots to the series before, this is the one that got it completely right and has greatly expanded what a Voltron show can be.
One of last year’s biggest surprises was how Netflix and DreamWorks managed to reboot the old Voltron cartoon and turn it into something pretty amazing. I mean, that’s a pretty significant thing to do, especially since it’s the second reboot of the franchise in the last six years.
The second season is coming later this month, and Netflix has released a trailer accordingly. In it, our heroes can’t seem to escape the evil Zarkon no matter where they run. If they follow through with this (beyond a couple of episodes), it sets up a much tenser second season than the first. Of course, it’s also clear they’re not messing with the comedy (which is part of what made the first season so beloved).
Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 2 hits Netflix on January 20th.
Guys, I know that we haven’t talked about for a while, but that terrible live action remake of the very Japanese Ghost in the Shell starring a bunch of white people is still happening. I know we all tried to forget about it, but it’s still going forward.
The latest news on this atrocity is that the Scarlett Johansson led film is moving studios — from Disney to Paramount.
I don’t know the film industry well enough to know whether this is good or bad for the film, but I know it is a thing that has happened. I hope it’s a bad thing, because as much as I love Scarlett Johansson, she should not be playing the Major.
Right now Ghost in the Shell is scheduled to come out March 31, 2017.
On this installment of Nerd & Tie, we talk about Daredevil getting a release date, Ant-Man’s teaser trailer, the Amazing Spider-Man 3 rumors, the Batman v Superman two movie baloney, both Arrowverse shows getting renewed, Vixen coming to CW Seed, Scarlett Johansson’s casting in Ghost in the Shell, and Masters of the Universe getting a new script.
We also talk about Nick’s experiences at Evercon this weekend, along with Nezumi Con getting absorbed into Anime Milwaukee’s parent organization.
Look, don’t get me wrong – I like Scarlett Johansson quite a bit. She’s an excellent actress with a talent for action. I personally would run around with sparklers screaming “HOORAY FOR EVERYTHING” if Marvel announced a stand alone Black Widow movie starring her.
But that’s not what’s happening.
What is happening is that Variety is reporting Johansson has been cast to star in the forthcoming DreamWorks’ adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Ghost in the Shell is also something that I love — but it’s a distinctly Japanese property.
With a distinctly Japanese protagonist.
Who should not be played by a distinctly white person.
So yeah, everything is now distinctly terrible, thank you very much. I now hate everything.