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Netflix has unveiled the full cast for the upcoming Master of the Universe: Revelation. The new series will serve as a direct follow-up to the beloved 80s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, with Kevin Smith Clerks heading up the creative side. It's been revealed that none other than Mark Hamill will be leading the way as the evil Skeletor.
The cast is full of standouts, including the likes of Batman: The Animated Series star Kevin Conroy, who is on board as Mer-Man. But Mark Hamill, in particular, feels like a huge get. Hamill also starred alongside Conroy on BTAS as Joker, and has reprised the role in several projects over the years. While Hamill will always be known best as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, he's become an incredible voice after over the years and having him on board adds something to the series.
Kevin Smith, taking to Instagram, shared several behind-the-scenes photos from the recording process, including one with Mark Hamill. The show was initially announced in August of last year and it seems they wasted no time in getting production underway. Smith had this to say about the casting announcement in his post.'Happy Valentines Day from the palace of Eternia! We have cast some true masters of their craft for our Masters cartoon that's coming to Netflix, including 2 Batmans, a Buffy, and a Joker! Rob David from Mattel and Ted Biaselli gifted #mastersoftheuniverse with a gifted voice cast, which includes Chris Wood, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Tiffany Smith, Diedrich Bader, Justin Long, Alicia Silverstone, Liam Cunningham, Griffin Newman, Henry Rollins and Jason Mewes as Stinkor!RELATED: Laughing He-Man Meme Gets Comic Con Exclusive Figure
Mark Hamill, outside of his work as the Clown Prince of Crime, has lent his voice to shows such as Regular Show, Trollhunters and Justice League Action. He was also the voice of Chucky in last year's Child's Play reboot. Hamill has also worked with Kevin Smith several times in the past, most notably in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Speaking further, Smith talked a bit about where they are in the process.'We've recorded lots of episodes and the cast sounds brilliant together! I am Eternia-Ly grateful to Rob, Teddy and Melanie for pulling out all the stops on the road to Revelations! The world of #motu is incredibly rich with fantastic characters, and this cast including original #skeletor #alanopenheimer as #mossman is an indication of how seriously we treat this return to #castlegrayskull! I can't wait for you to hear and see our show!'
Another nice touch is that Alan Oppenheimer, who was the original voice of Skeletor, will be back for the new show as well as Moss Man. The series does not yet have a release date set, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details are made available. Be sure to check out the post from Kevin Smith's Instagram as well as the full Masters of the Universe: Revelation cast list for...
It’s a rough time for big and small-screen adaptations of video game characters. Specifically, video characters who are being adapted to film and TV by Constantin Film. The Resident Evil production company has offered updates on its current projects: ScreenGems’ Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich, and the Netflix Resident Evil series which was meant to start production in June.
In an interview with Deadline, Constantin Film chief Martin Moszkowicz revealed that the Milla Jovovich-led Monster Hunter movie directed by Paul W.S. Anderson has been completed as Netflix’s Resident Evil series remains in limbo amid shutdowns due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
The Resident Evil series, which was picked up by Netflix in January 2019, was set to begin shooting in June 2020. The series would tell new stories set in the Resident Evil universe established in the six films also led by Jovovich. Based on Capcom’s wildly popular video game series, the films were critically derided but box office successes, raking in $1.2 billion worldwide. The show’s production hub is based in South Africa and on-location prep work was scheduled to begin in April, but work has stalled as productions across the world have shut down in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Moszkowicz said that Constantin is in discussions with the streamer over when to reschedule the series.
But despite the indefinite delays for the Resident Evil series, Constantin finished the work on Monster Hunter in time for its planned September 4, 2020 release. They are “delivering it this week” to Screen Gems, Moszkowicz said.
Monster Hunter is the only major release Screen Gems still has set for 2020, but with studios starting to push their tentpoles into 2021 as the coronavirus crisis wears on, it’s uncertain whether it will stay that way. Directed by master of trash Paul W.S. Anderson Alien vs. Predator, Death Race, Pompeii, Monster Hunter isn’t necessarily fated to be a box office bomb, but Screen Gems may want to play it safe with the action film, which stars Jovovich and Ong-Bak star Tony Jaa as monster hunters with giant swords, as the immediate future of the movie-going industry remains uncertain.
For a sizable number of DC fans in the world, there is no better adaptation of Batman in any medium than Batman: The Animated Series. The show is beloved to this day even though it went off the air 25 years ago. However, Kevin Conroy, the voice actor who played the Caped Crusader in the series, is interested in bringing back the show with the original creators, as well as Mark Hamill as the Joker.
Kevin Conroy has played Batman in various projects over the years and has even earned the nickname 'the one true Batman' in some circles. That speaks volumes about how impactful Batman: The Animated Series proved to be. Recently, a fan asked Conroy on Twitter if he would be game for a reboot, assuming co-creators Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, as well as Mark Hamill, were all on board. Conroy didn't mince words in his response.'I would love that.'
Now the question becomes, is this something that could truly happen? Theoretically, yes. DC has continued the adventures of BTAS in several comics over the years, but no true revival or reboot ever came about. During the show's run, there was a theatrically released animated movie in the form of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, but that's it outside of the show itself.
When the Blu-ray release of Batman: The Animated Series arrived in 2018, it instantly became a best-seller. With nostalgia being what it is, there is almost no question demand would be there. Mark Hamill has returned to voice the Joker a number of times over the years, so he would certainly sign on. As for Paul Dini and Bruce Timm? That's unknown, but it's hard to imagine they would pass up on the opportunity, assuming they had stories to tell. And that could be the sticking point, Kevin Conroy, speaking at MCM Comic Con in London in 2018, had this to say.'They didn't stop making the shows because the audience wasn't there or the actors weren't there. They stopped, really, because the creators ran out of ideas for stories. And they didn't want to compromise on the quality of what they had and start creating kind of silly stories... All the actors would love to have done more of them. You could get all those actors back today, in a booth, to do more animated series shows because everyone loved it that much.'
Batman: The Animated Series debuted in 1992 and ran through 1995, airing a total of 85 episodes. Bruce Timm would later go on to co-create the Justice League animated series, which also featured Kevin Conroy. With the HBO Max streaming service set to launch later this year, now could be the perfect time to announce a revival, as it would undoubtedly attract subscribers. There's also the DC Universe streaming service, which could make for a logical destination. Be sure to check out the post from Kevin Conroy's Twitter for yourself.
I would love that https://t.co/3I1LI5GZrg— Kevin Conroy @RealKevinConroy March 19, 2020
Mark Hamill says one of his 2020 goals is to meet Natalie Portman. The two Star Wars actors have never met each other, which is rather surprising. Portman famously first played Luke Skywalker's mother Padme Amidala in 1999's The Phantom Menace. In 2018, Hamill revealed that he had never met Portman, which was brought up by Stephen Colbert when he was interviewing the actress around the same time. Portman also admitted that they had not met, but that she would 'love' to meet him.
A Star Wars fan brought up Natalie Portman's 2018 comments to Mark Hamill on social media over the weekend and asked if they had been able to meet yet. Hamill, said 'Not yet, but it's very high on my 2020 To-Do List.' While it would be nice to see the two actors meetup, it will more than likely be in the future since everybody is practicing social distancing. Everybody, including Hamill and Portman are staying inside their homes and away from the outside world.
Hopefully 2020 will be able to turn around and allow Mark Hamill and Natalie Portman to meet up. Portman was able to briefly meet her Star Wars daughter, Carrie Fisher, before she passed away. Fans were hoping that Portman was going to show up in the sequel trilogy, but that was not to be. Anakin Skywalker actor Hayden Christensen provided his voice for The Rise of Skywalker, which raised excitement. Christensen had been rumored to be a part of the sequel trilogy for just as long as Portman was.
The Skywalker Saga Blu-ray boxed set was recently released and it features a Farwell letter from Mark Hamill. The Luke Skywalker actor posted his note to fans on social media, which served as a heartfelt goodbye to the Star Wars franchise. He indicated that everybody in the movies and the fans have become a large family over the past 40+ years, which is pretty much true, even though it gets to be a bit dysfunctional at times. The letter from Hamill got a lot of attention from fans and made people realize how much they love the franchise. Now is a perfect time to go back and watch all of the movies from all three trilogies since we have so much free time on our hands now.
For now, Mark Hamill and Natalie Portman might have to meet via Zoom or facetime since we're not really allowed to leave the house unless it's to go to the grocery store or pharmacy. As for where the Star Wars franchise goes next, that is a mystery on the big screen. For now, the next movie is still on schedule to be released in December 2022. As for the small screen, we'll hopefully see The Mandalorian season 2 in October, with the Rogue One prequel and Obi-Wan Kenobi shows in current development. You can check out Mark Hamill's Twitter response below.
Not yet, but it's very high on my 2020 To-Do List.#MeetingMyMovieMamahttps://t.co/d0tCwE3y8i— Mark Hamill @HamillHimself April 6, 2020