Netflix will this week be live-streaming their inaugural Geeked Week, bringing news and first looks at various projects just around the corner. The five-day event follows the smash success of DC’s Fandome and will be running from June 7 to June 11. We’ll be covering its entirety live, both on Twitter and with daily recaps right here on DiscussingFilm. Now onto Geeked Week Day 4, featuring Zack Snyder, ‘Holding Out For a Hero’, Transformers, and Godzilla!
Each day of Netflix’s Geeked Week has a different theme, with yesterday’s Stranger Things and Fear Street reveals focused on the theme of Fantasy and Young Adult and today’s being all things Animation. We’ve already been told that we will receive the first details of Zack Snyder’s Norse Mythology based project, as well as a first look at Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation. Add to that a new look at Netflix’s upcoming Godzilla anime and day 4 is an unmissable day for all corners of fandom.
Zack Snyder’s Twilight of the Gods
Following the massive success of Army of the Dead, Netflix announced the first details on Zack Snyder’s upcoming series focused on Norse Mythology, Twilight of the Gods.
The cast is absolutely stacked, with John Noble and Paterson Joseph appearing to be the top billed as Odin and Loki. With Zack Snyder’s previous works being heavily influenced by legends and myths, his take on Norse mythology is hotly anticipated, and the cast only increases the hype for the upcoming series.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation
Geeked Week Day 4 provided a huge exclusive in the release of the first trailer for Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The animated reboot is a continuation of the ’80s classic, with Mark Hamill voicing the iconic Skeletor and Sarah Michelle Gellar playing Teela.
The voice cast is packed to the brim with talent, comparable to Invincible in acclaim but involving Mark Hamill in a bigger role than his relatively small role in Prime Video’s show. With the trailer using ‘Holding out for a Hero’, the synth and 80s style of the show is incredibly fun and one to watch out for.
Godzilla: Singular Point
Netflix additionally revealed the first look at the English Dub for Godzilla: Singular Point. The anime series has already debuted in Japan for some months now, leaving Godzilla fans in the West as eager as they can be for new content. The show is not related to Netflix’s previous Godzilla ‘Earth’ entries, instead, it is a more grounded yet still futuristic take on the King of the Monsters. Singular Point features classic foes from Godzilla’s past, but with alternate designs, some more drastic/modernized than others.
The Loud House Movie
Following the tradition of Netflix giving a platform to fan-favored Nickelodeon series, a sneak peek at The Loud House Movie was revealed. The hit show has already birthed a spin-off (The Casagrandes), been approved for a sixth season, and is even getting the live-action movie treatment on TV. The Loud House Movie is just the next step of an entire new era for the show.
An idea that first came in the form of highly beloved video-games, then on to two seasons of a just as favored show, the War for Cybertron trilogy will be coming to a close this July on Netflix. Kingdom will be borrowing characters and threads from Beast Wars, another very popular Transformers run from the late ’90s. So to put it simple, Transformers fans will be eating very well this Summer on Netflix.
Additional New Anime
To cap off Day 4 of Geeked Week, Netflix revealed a slew of new anime shows and films. The streaming service has been hard at work building their repertoire in the anime field, and their upcoming slate proves no different. Among these titles are Shaman King premiering this August 9, Edens Zero coming August 26, and the next chapter in the Gundam saga, simply subtitled Hathaway. A new trailer was shown, though a release date is still unknown.
Finally, Netflix unveiled 3 new original anime concepts. Exception will be a new space horror series with designs by Final Fantasy’s Yoshitaka Amano. Make My Day will be a new film set on an snow and ice planet where its inhabitants fight off mysterious monsters from beneath the surface. Based on the Netflix film, Bright: Samurai Soul will follow a Ronin and Orc duo on their quest to return a young elf to her sacred land.