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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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    CS Unboxed: McFarlane DC Figures, Plus Spawn, Witcher & More!

    McFarlane Toys has provided ComingSoon.net with the chance to unbox their February through March lineup of new toys, including many DC Comics figures just in time to celebrate the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League! Check out our figure unboxing in the gallery below, along with buy links for each toy!RELATED: CS Unboxed: McFarlane Toys’ New Batman Figure Line! Click links below to purchase!DC MULTIVERSE 7″ FIGURES – RED SON SUPERMANDC MULTIVERSE 7″ FIGURES – DEATH METAL BATMANDC MULTIVERSE 7″ FIGURES – THE DROWNEDDC MULTIVERSE 7″ FIGURES – DAMIEN WAYNE ROBINDC BUILD-A 7″ FIGURES WV3 – LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH – BRUCE WAYNEDC BUILD-A 7″ FIGURES WV3 – LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH – WONDER WOMANDC BUILD-A 7″ FIGURES WV3 – LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH – SCARECROWDC BUILD-A 7″ FIGURES WV3 – LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH – OMEGAWITCHER GAMING 7IN FIGURES 1 – GERALT OF RIVIA – GOLD LABEL SERIESSPAWN 7″ FIGURES – MANDARIN SPAWN – GOLD LABEL SERIESWITCHER GAMING 7IN FIGURES WV1 – GERALT OF RIVIAWITCHER GAMING 12″ FIGURES – GERALT OF RIVIADC MULTIVERSE VEHICLES – BATMAN DEATH METAL BATCYCLERELATED: CS Video: Zack Snyder on Introducing The New Gods in Justice League!Zack Snyder’s Justice League reportedly cost around $70 million in order to properly finish the editing and visual effects of the director’s original vision, as well as additional photography. The original post-production crew also returned along with cast members to record additional dialogue for the cut.With his faith in humanity restored following the sacrifice of Superman, Justice League centers on Bruce Wayne as he uses this emotional fuel to band together with Diana Prince to build a team of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash — to prepare to stand together against the world-destroying threat of Steppenwolf and his maniacal master Darkseid.The new cut of the film is based on a screenplay by Chris Terrio from an original story by Terrio, Snyder and Will Beall, and features as cast led by Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman. Also included in the ensemble roster is Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf and Ray Porter as Darkseid.Released in November 2017, the film earned mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, praising the action and performances from Gadot and Miller while criticizing every other aspect of the film, namely the inconsistent tone that many fault Joss Whedon (The Avengers) for after taking over directorial duties from Snyder. With a large budget of $300 million and a break-even point of $750 million, the film is considered a box office bomb having grossed only $658 million.

    McFarlane Toys’ New Batman Figure Line!

    CS Unboxed: McFarlane Toys’ New Batman Figure Line! McFarlane Toys has provided ComingSoon.net with a chance to unbox their new Dark Metals Earth figures featuring various alternate iterations of Batman as well as a limited bronze Joker figure. Check out our unboxing in the gallery below! RELATED: DC Multiverse Batman Figure by Todd McFarlane Revealed! McFarlane Toys’ Dark Metals Earth line includes Earth 32-Batman, The Grim Knight, Earth-44 Batman, and Earth – 1 Batman. The entire line is currently on pre-order at Walmart and Amazon, and it will be in Walmart in October and then in retailers internationally and nationwide in November. The McFarlane Platinum Edition’s first figure to release is the Arkham Asylum Joker Bronze. This figure is limited to 3,000 production run worldwide and has been randomly packed into DC Multiverse cases shipping to retailers globally. There are several more McFarlane Special Edition figures from several brands releasing in 2020. RELATED: McFarlane Unboxing With Mortal Kombat, Cyberpunk 2077 & More! In 2021, all chase figures released in the McFarlane Platinum Edition program will feature rare variation paint and will be showcased in limited-edition packaging with a McFarlane Toys special edition platinum label printed in foil. Every McFarlane Special Edition figure will be highly limited in quantity and will extend across all of McFarlane Toys’ lines to bring the “chase” of collecting back to fan everywhere!

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