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Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is the latest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to line up his own Disney+ series.
Disney’s upcoming streaming service is officially developing a limited series based on the archery ace Marvel character with Renner attached to star. The project is said to be an adventure series in which Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye, will pass the torch to Kate Bishop. Bishop is a Marvel Comics character who took up the Hawkeye mantle after Barton. She is also a member of the group known as the Young Avengers.
Renner has been a part of the MCU since he first appeared as Hawkeye in an uncredited cameo in “Thor.” He has since played the role in “Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “Captain America: Civil War.” He will next appear in “Avengers: Endgame,” which hits theaters on April 26. Renner is also known for his Oscar-nominated roles in “The Hurt Locker” and “The Town” as well as films such as “American Hustle,” “Arrival,” and “Wind River.”
As previously reported, there are also Disney+ limited series in the works that will focus on MCU characters like Falcon and Winter Soldier, as well as Loki, Vision, and Scarlet Witch. The series are expected to be six to eight episodes. The series on the Disney+ will be produced by Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, who has headed up the MCU for years. The shows are also expected to have large budgets compared to other television projects.
Netflix previously had its own Marvel TV universe, consisting of the shows “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” (which all fed into “The Defenders” miniseries) and “The Punisher.” However, with the imminent launch of Disney+, all of those shows have been canceled within the past few months.
Hulu’s Future Man will be coming to an end after a third and final season, which will consist of eight episodes. A premiere date is to be determined.
The high-concept comedy, from the Sausage Party quartet of Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and Sony Pictures TV, stars Josh Hutcherson as Josh Futturman, a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity.
Hutcherson and co-stars Eliza Coupe and Derek Wilson will return to reprise their roles in the final season.
After a hot start backed by a significant marketing push, Future Man had a harder time standing out in a very crowded premium content universe with its second season. But the comedy has continued to do great creatively, with Season 2 earning 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, up from 82% for Season 1, earning a third season and a chance to wrap the story. More and more, two-three-season runs are becoming the norm on digital platforms.
Future Man was created by Hunter and Shaffir and directed by Rogen and Goldberg. Matt Tolmach, James Weaver and Ben Karlin executive produce alongside Hunter, Shaffir, Rogen and Goldberg.
Season two, which premiered on January 11, picks up in 2162 with Josh (Hutcherson), Wolf (Wilson), and Tiger (Coupe) learning that their season one mission to stop the cure from getting out didn’t work. Josh unites the team in an epic plan to save the world, but their time-traveling catches up to them, and they must reckon with their choices and what to do next.
Future Man is produced by Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions and Turkeyfoot Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Hulu’s announcement follows yesterday’s news that Preacher, also from Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures and Sony TV, will be ending its run on AMC after four seasons. It was unveiled last week that, after a lengthy tenure under a deal at Sony TV, Point Grey is moving to Lionsgate with a multi-platform pact.
The 12th and final episode of Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) aired on Friday ended with an announcement that a second season for the anime series is in production. The new season is planned for a 2020 premiere.
Yakusoku no Neverland adapts Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's fantasy thriller manga of the same title, which began its serialization in Weekly Shounen Jump in August 2016. Shueisha published the 13th volume on March 4. The manga has a cumulative 10 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation worldwide.
VIZ Media released the first three chapters of the manga in English in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, at the same time as Japan, as a part its Jump Start initiative before adding the series to its regular lineup. The company's new Shounen Jump service now publishes the manga simultaneously with its Japanese release digitally. The eighth volume went on sale on February 5, with the ninth volume scheduled for an April 2 release.
Yakusoku no Neverland was nominated consecutively in the 10th and 11th editions of the annual Manga Taisho award, as well as the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, and won the 63rd Shogakukan manga award for shounen manga last January. The series also placed first in male readers category in the 2018 Kono Manga ga Sugoi rankings.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the One Piece TV anime broadcast, the franchise's official website announced on Saturday that the Romance Dawn one-shot manga, which is considered to be the origin of the One Piece franchise, will get an anime adaptation to broadcast on the anime's birthday, October 20.
Romance Dawn was released by Eiichiro Oda in two versions in 1996: one was in WJ Summer Special magazine which was later included in One Piece Red. Another was in Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, which was later included as one of the short stories in the Wanted! collection. It describes a different Monkey D. Luffy from the One Piece franchise. The WJ Summer Special version previously received an OVA adaptation in 2008. The news described that it will be the first anime adaptation for the one-shot, which refers to the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine version.
Source: One Piece.com
The 13th and final episode of the second season of Mob Psycho 100 ended with an announcement on Monday that the anime series is receiving a completely new original video animation. The original creator of the series, ONE, will provide the concept for the new episode. Yuzuru Tachikawa is reprising his role as the director for the episode at Bones.
The "Mob Psycho 100 II Psycho Helmet-kyou no Tsudoi Special 2019 Natsu" event will hold an advance screening for the episode on July 7. The second season's first two Blu-ray and DVD volumes, shipping on April 3 and 24, will bundle applications to enter advance tickets lotteries for the event. Cast members Setsuo Itou, Takahiro Sakurai, and Takanori Hoshino, as well as theme song performers, sajou no hana, will make an appearance at the event.
Mob Psycho 100 adapts ONE's supernatural comedy manga of the same title, which ran in Ura Sunday between April 2012 and December 2017. Shogakukan published the 16th and last volume last July. The manga has over 1.2 million copies of its compiled volumes in print.
The first anime season aired in Summer 2016 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll. The one-hour Mob Psycho 100: Reigen - Shirarezaru Kiseki no Reinouryokusha special, summarizing the first season and featuring commentaries by Reigen Arataka (CV: Takahiro Sakurai), debuted in March 18. The second season began airing this past January.
Funimation licensed the anime series in North America and shipped the first season in December 2017. Dark Horse Comics licensed the manga in English last April and will publish the second volume on Tuesday.
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