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Jordan Vogt-Roberts to Helm Netflix’s Live-Action Gundam Movie

(Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)Jordan Vogt-Roberts to helm Netflix’s live-action Gundam movieIt has been four years since the successful release of Kong: Skull Island, and now director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has finally found his next big project with Legendary. Vogt-Roberts has officially signed on to direct the studio’s first-ever live-action feature film version of Gundam for Netflix, which will be based on the universe of Sunrise’s iconic Japanese robot franchise.This marks Legendary and Netflix’s latest collaboration together, the two companies previously worked on films such as 2016’s Spectral and last year’s Enola Holmes as well as shows like Lost in Space and Pacific Rim: The Black. They are also currently working on the anime series adaptation of Skull Island and Tom Raider.RELATED: Netflix’s Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Series Wraps Production!Plot details for the Netflix film are being kept under wraps but the original Gundam series is set in the Universal Century, an era in which humanity’s growing population has led people to emigrate to space colonies. Eventually, the people living in the colonies seek their autonomy and launch a war of independence against the people living on Earth. Through the tragedies and discord arising from this human conflict, not only the maturation of the main character but also the intentions of enemies and the surrounding people are sensitively depicted. The battles in the story, in which the characters pilot robots known as mobile suits, are wildly popular. The Gundam universe is replete with numerous storylines of love and conflict along with the popular Gundam battles, in which the characters operate robot suits called Mobile Suits.The live-action Gundam film will be penned by Brian K Vaughan. It will be produced by Vogt-Roberts with Vaughan set as executive producer. Legendary’s Cale Boyter will oversee the project along with the Sunrise creative team. The project was actually first announced in 2018 at the Anime Expo.RELATED: Sony & Netflix Ink First-Pay Streaming Licensing DealCreated by Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino, the franchise first started in 1979 with the TV series titled Mobile Suit Gundam. The massively popular Mecha anime and science fiction media franchise is Sunrise’s multi-billion-dollar property that has spawned a multi-platform universe encompassing televised anime, manga, animated films, video games, plastic models, toys, and novels among other media. Gundam continues to dominate Bandai Namco’s earnings almost forty years after its inception.

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    Sound Like An Orc With The New Yeti World Of Warcraft Mic Voice And Voice Settings

    Ever wanted to sound like an orc? Don’t let those dreams be dreams, kids, because the new Blue Yeti World of Warcraft mic allows gamers to do just that. The special edition Yeti X mic is a collaborative effort to celebrate the release of Shadowlands, the MMORPG’s latest expansion, and it does more than just look cool. 

    The mic itself is a slate gray with a gold overlay and it offers a few different audio samples from World of Warcraft: Shadowlands as well as some voice special effects to sound like various races in-game. Want to sound like an orc? Do it! Imp more your style? Weird, but alright! These sound effects are available for mic users to utilize to have a little more fun with their voice work when using the new mic. 

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    As for the Yeti X mic itself, it’s another USB setup that is aimed towards streamers and similar content creators. It utilizes a newly designed four-capsule condenser as well as a promise for a more clarifying sound experience due to the four pickup patterns. It’s pretty standard tech when you start getting into higher-scaled microphones, and Yeti was a pioneer when it came to being the go-to setup for YouTubers and influencers alike.

    The World of Warcraft Yeti X mic comes in at $199.99 and orders will go live later this October. You can learn more about the new mic, as well as set up email alerts for when the ability to purchase goes live, right here through the Blue Mic website. 

    Thoughts on the voice modulators seen in the World of Warcraft Yeti mic? Sound off in the comment section below! Feel free to also drop those hot takes on what you’re feeling about the upcoming Shadowlands release! 

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