Amazon Prime Video’s Invincible animated series based on the Robert Kirkman comic series of the same name has officially cast Mark Hamill, Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Seth Rogen and more, and will premiere in 2020.
This eight-episode series follows 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Yeun), the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (Simmons). As he develops his own powers, Mark finds that his father’s legacy isn’t what it seems.
Though which characters they’ll be playing haven’t been revealed, other actors cast in the series include Sandra Oh, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Melise, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin, Max Burkholder and more.
Eleven Arts has announced that A Silent Voice is finally getting a physical disc set release in North America. The anime movie is releasing in a deluxe package that includes the Blu-ray, DVD, and digital versions.
First premiering in Japanese theaters in 2016, the home release of A Silent Voice will be available for purchase in North America on April 2, according to Crunchyroll. The disc set includes both the original Japanese version of the film and the English dubbed version.
A Silent Voice rapidly gained popularity in Japan when it first released, and its emotional story captured American audiences when the film released internationally the following year. The movie is a condensed version of the story told in the seven volume manga of the same name–titled Koe no Katachi in Japan–that was created by Yoshitoki Oima. A Silent Voice follows the changing relationship between Shoko and Shoya, a girl who’s deaf and the male peer who used to cruelly bully her in elementary school. Shoya reaches out to Shoko when the two are in high school in an effort to make amends, as well as come to terms with his own guilt, and the two eventually spark an unlikely friendship that begins to grow into something more.
While you wait for A Silent Voice to come out, there are plenty of other options for anime you can watch. If you’re looking for something new, we’ve put together a guide of series to both watch and keep an eye on during the current Winter 2019 season. For older titles, consider looking at our guide for anime series from the Fall 2018 season or a list of our favorite anime from 2018. Sentai Filmworks also released several new home release disc sets in January 2019, including a cool-looking special steelbook collection for Land of the Lustrous–one of 2017’s best anime.
While there are plenty of people excited to see the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams go head-to-head in the final NFL game of the 2018 season, there are also lots of folks who can’t wait to see what’s going to happen during the commercial breaks of the Super Bowl.
The big game is now known for trailer reveals just as much as its known for American football. When you have the eyes of the nation glued to the TV for over three hours in one sitting, it’s easy to see why movie studios would drop trailers for their biggest upcoming releases.
Last year, we got a trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and Netflix released The Cloverfield Paradox, which was pretty terrible. With the Super Bowl airing on CBS on Sunday, February 3, we’re breaking down some of the biggest film studios’ upcoming slates and speculating what movie trailers we could see during the big game.
If you’re looking for more on the Super Bowl, check out all the commercials that have been released so far, other halftime options for this year, and the best and worst commercials from past Super Bowls.
With Marvel’s buyout of Fox coming to a close, the comic book studio has five movies releasing in 2019. While we got a bit more in-depth about what’s going on with the movie giant here, we could expect a couple trailers during the big game.
Because Captain Marvel’s release is right around the corner, chances are we’ll see at least one trailer for March’s next chapter of the MCU. Don’t expect anything new, though. Additionally, with Avengers: Endgame coming out in April, there is a very good chance we’ll get a brand-new trailer for the latest Avengers movie. Considering all the hype for the movie, look for it early on in the game.
2019 will be a big year for Lucasfilm, even with only one theatrical release. Star Wars: Episode IX–the final installment in this trilogy–is coming out in December. Additionally, there is a new season of Clone Wars and a TV show called The Mandalorian coming to Disney+ this fall.
However, don’t get too excited that we’ll be seeing ANYTHING from Lucasfilm during the Super Bowl. Sure, there are numerous, high-profile movies and TV shows coming out, but Chicago is also hosting the convention Star Wars Celebration in April, where we will for sure see a trailer for Episode IX and probably a sneak peek at both Disney+ series. More than likely, there won’t be any Star Wars commercials at the Super Bowl.
While so much of Disney is taken up with the likes of Marvel and Star Wars, it’s important to remember the House of Mouse has more going on than the companies it’s purchased. Disney has a massive film slate in 2019, as well as the launch of a new streaming service.
While it’s hard to know exactly what the company will promote during the Super Bowl, contenders include Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, Tim Burton’s Dumbo, and, of course, the sequel to Frozen, which hits theaters in November. It would also be surprising if we got away from game day without some mention of the Disney+ service, which will be launching later in the year.
One thing we know for sure is new Toy Story 4 footage will arrive Sunday after the game is finished.
It’s a bit of a grab bag with Warner Bros. possibilities. Obviously, the studio could release another trailer for Shazam. With so many spots for the movie already out, though, it seems like it might be a waste of ad dollars. There are two more major releases coming later in the year, however, that might be a great fit for the game.
The first is Joker, the upcoming standalone DC Entertainment movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime. WB and DC are taking big leaps in expanding their roster of movie heroes and villains and giving the world its first true glimpse at Joker could be very exciting. At the other end of the spectrum is It: Chapter 2. The sequel to the Stephen King horror film has finished production and will be in theaters in September. Given the massive success of the first movie, a Super Bowl debut could be in order.
Paramount has two big movies coming this fall. But is it too early to start showing off footage? First is the Sonic the Hedgehog movie starring Ben Schwartz as the blue hedgehog and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik. Chances are pretty slim of us seeing anything from the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, but it’s not out of the question.
Additionally, there’s the Terminator sequel/reboot, coming out in November. Of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger will return, and while the plot is unknown, Linda Hamilton is also returning as Sarah Connor. Because this is Paramount’s most high-profile movie of the year, there is a good chance we’ll get at least a teaser for the movie during the Super Bowl.
It’s entirely possibly Dwayne Johnson tipped his hand a bit early. The Hobbs & Shaw star teased that the first trailer for the Fast & Furious spin-off would arrive the Friday before the Super Bowl. Could we instead be getting a teaser for a full ad that will run during the big game? If Universal was going to buy Super Bowl ad time for anything, it’s definitely that movie.
Netflix is a true wild card when it comes to the Super Bowl. Their highest-profile upcoming series has to be Stranger Things 3, which will debut on July 4. The big game would be a perfect time to release the first trailer. However, it’s also possible Netflix is going to throw everyone for a loop like they did in 2018.
The streaming service announced during their Super Bowl commercial that they were releasing The Cloverfield Paradox as soon as the game was over, with no prior warning. Of course, that turned out to be one of the worst movies of 2018, but the streamer certainly made an impact.
CBS All Access
Given that the game is airing on CBS, it only makes sense that CBS All Access will have some kind of presence during commercial breaks, right? If that’s the case, the most exciting options are trailers for the upcoming streaming shows The Twilight Zone and Picard, which will focus on Patrick Stewart’s character from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Picard series won’t arrive until late 2019, but The Twilight Zone premieres on April 1, so it’s time to get promoting!
One of the biggest pop culture moments of 2019 is sure to be the final season of Game of Thrones, so don’t be too surprised if HBO buys up some valuable Super Bowl commercial real estate to showcase some footage from the show’s final season. Thus far, we have yet to see a proper trailer for the show’s new episodes and with the season premiere arriving in April, it’s time.
There are two movies with set release dates for Blumhouse right now. Happy Death Day 2U is coming out on February 14 and Jordan Peele’s Us will hit theaters on March 15. We’ve already seen the first trailer for Us, and it looks outstanding. If Blumhouse is planning anything during the Super Bowl, it will be new trailers for both of these movies.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth has been confirmed for a western release, heading to the US and Europe on June 4, 2019. The 3DS exclusive will cost $40 at launch, and like its predecessor, it crosses over the casts of various Persona games.
Persona Q2 is a spin-off featuring the Phantom Thieves of Persona 5. The heroes have to battle their way out of dungeons, each themed after a movie genre with its own set of tropes. They’ll join up with both original characters and notable names from the Persona series along the way. Those will include characters from Persona 3, Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4, and Persona 5. Clever team-ups between characters will grant special rewards through a new “Unison” battle system. It will be Japanese-only with subtitles.
Atlus paired the announcement with word of a special “Showtime Premium Edition” for $70. That will include a Koromaru plush, art book, four buttons featuring the four protagonists, and a deck of playing cards with characters across the Persona series. Pre-orders also include the buttons set.
“It’s an ambitious crossover that unites my favorite games, characters, and soundtracks in one place,” wrote Michael Higham. “It’s as if I had different groups of dearly beloved friends somehow meet each other, get along, and band together in a stylish fight for what’s right. This might be the 3DS’s swan song, and it’d be a hell of way for the storied handheld to end its tenure when it comes to the West on June 4, 2019.”
Nintendo has indicated that we may not have long to wait before beloved RPG Final Fantasy VII is available on the Switch. In a new, rather short commercial, the game is shown on the handheld hybrid console, with the video’s description reading: “Final Fantasy VII coming soon!”
Final Fantasy developer and publisher Square Enix originally revealed its intention to bring the game to the Switch in September 2018, when it was announced for the platform alongside Final Fantasy IX, the X and X-2 remaster, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. However, they only gave a vague “2019” release window. While “coming soon” doesn’t exactly give us a specific release date, at least we know we won’t be waiting until the end of the year for it.
Square Enix previously confirmed that these versions of the Final Fantasy games will be based on recent ports either to other consoles or PC–obviously, this is not the in-development Final Fantasy VII remake. Final Fantasy VII was released for PC in 2013, with the game also available on the PlayStation Store digitally. Along with the Switch release, these games will also be making the jump to Xbox One, which is a first for a number of them.