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Starfleet Academy Star Trek Series in Development at Paramount+

During an interview with The New York Times, filmmaker and producer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Clarice) revealed that Paramount+ is developing a series centered on the Starfleet Academy.RELATED: Paramount+’s Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Trailer ReleasedEmmy-nominated Kurtzman has produced five shows in the Star Trek universe for Paramount+, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the adult animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, the upcoming Paramount/Nickelodeon animated series Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, debuting in 2022. The outlet confirmed that another project, Section 31 starring Michelle Yeoh in her reprised role as Captain Philippa Georgiou is also in the works along with a “show built around the Starfleet Academy, which will be aimed at a younger audience.”It has not yet been confirmed if the Starfleet Academy project will be a live-action or animated series.“I think we’re just getting started,” said Kurtzman about the ever-expanding Star Trek universe. “There’s just so much more to be had.”President of CBS Studios David Stapf added: “Anything goes, as long as it can fit into the Star Trek ethos of inspiration, optimism, and the general idea that humankind is good. So comedy, adult animation, kids’ animation — you name the genre, and there’s probably a Star Trek version of it.”RELATED: Star Trek: Prodigy Teaser For Nickelodeon & Paramount+’s Animated SeriesKurtzman, who revealed to the outlet that he “wants to get much weirder with the franchise,” said if it were up to him, he would be “pushing the boundaries much further than I think most people would want. I think we might get there. Marvel has actually proven that you can. But you have to build a certain foundation in order to get there and we’re still building our foundation.”
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    Fortnite Adds DC’s Beast Boy to Crossover Lineup

    Another member of the Teen Titans is joining the growing number of crossover characters in Fortnite. Joining Raven from this season’s Battle Pass is the always jovial Beast Boy.The transformative teen will be available in the game’s item shop for purchase on May 13. Alongside both a casual and super-suited version of the characters, purchasers receive an emote that transforms him into a gorilla, a color-appropriate baseball bat, and a pizza box to strap on his back.RELATED: Xbox Reveals Plans for Free Online Multiplayer for Free-to-Play GamesOn Wednesday, May 12, Fortnite will host the Teen Titans Cup, a Duos tournament for players that includes the Beast Boy skin as one of its top prizes. This will be the first opportunity for players to grab the skin, and there are also Beast Boy-themed cosmetics to earn as they climb the ladder. Players need to have Two-Factor Authentication enabled and reach account level 30 to participate in the tournament.Shapeshifter and self-proclaimed "cutest" of the Teen Titans, @DCComics Beast Boy is coming to the Island 🦍Learn about his Set and the Teen Titans Cup where you can earn his Outfit and exclusive Beast Boy & Raven rewards created by @_gabrielpicolo!🔗: https://t.co/qdSplo89Aa pic.twitter.com/INMl4Ai1It— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 10, 2021DC artist Gabriel Picolo is a name that’s already familiar with Beast Boy fans, as he’s working on the upcoming graphic novel, Beast Boy Loves Raven. It only makes sense that Fortnite would reach out to him to create a few comic panels for the event as well as the cosmetic icons and loading screens for the Teen Titans Cup.RELATED: Walmart’s Unannounced Game Streaming Service Leaked Via Epic TrialFortnite‘s current season is Primal, running from now until June 7. In addition to Beast Boy and Raven, several other DC characters are making their way into the game, tying into a currently running Batman/Fortnite comic.

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