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#CountdownToLoki is Over

Wednesday this week saw the pilot episode of Disney+ and Marvel Studio’s latest streaming television offering – Loki.

Marvel Studios’ Loki | Official Trailer | Disney+

Loki’s time has come. Watch the brand-new trailer for “Loki,” and start streaming the Marvel Studios Original Series June 11 on Disney+.► Watch Marvel on Dis…

The first episode, titled Glorious Purpose, dropped at midnight in the middle of the week in what is likely an effort to beat Lupin Partie 2 coming to Netflix today (this theory brought to you by boss guy Stephen Schleicher during this week’s Major Spoilers Podcast preshow). The episode reminds us of when exactly in the hyper-confusing MCU timeline this series is set, introduces the concept of the TVA to those who may not be familiar with the organization, and brings along a Fantastic Four character leaving yours truly to wonder if he will be appearing in the inevitable Fantastic Four movie in future?

Fan reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, with an average review of Loki sitting at around 7/10. Of course the health of the series depends on the entire run, but this marks another (somewhat unsurprising), auspicious start to the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment.

Lord of the Rings Anime?

The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday the world of Middle-Earth would be given the anime treatment. As a fan of all things Tolkien you can consider me immediately intrigued. Plus, the currently titled The War of the Rohirrim is being helmed by Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance creators Will Matthews and Jeffrey Adiss who successfully created a beautiful complex world to life for an all-ages audiences based on a decades old original film.

Seems pretty good on paper to me!

Titled The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, the standalone feature will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama, an anime veteran who last directed Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV series, and produced by Joseph Chou. The two have worked on some of the biggest anime franchises over the years including Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, Ultraman, Appleseed, on top of Ghost in the Shell.

Where the film will debut and all other details are being kept hush-hugh, but it is no coincidence more Tolkien content is being produced as the Amazon Prime Lord of the Rings series is on the horizon.

Bets on whether this series stars Theoden or Eomer? Sound off in the comments!

Masters of the Universe: Revelation Trailer Released

As part of the much discussed Netflix Geeked Week (listeners of the Major Spoilers Podcast know what I mean!), the first trailer for Kevin Smith’s highly anticipated Masters of the Universe: Revelation animated series dropped.

Masters of the Universe: Revelation | Official Teaser | Netflix

From Executive Producer Kevin Smith, comes an epic story that picks up where the 80’s series left off and brings the power of Grayskull back to the world.Par…

While very little of the series plot is revealed, the animation style is absolute fire! It looks both true to the preceding series fans of Eternia are familiar with while being slick and updated for a contemporary sensibility.

As specified in the video’s description: “Part 1 of Masters of the Universe: Revelation premieres July 23, only on Netflix.”

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Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian girl by day and Robin by night. She lives in Los Angeles now and stars as Ensign Williams in THE RED SHIRT DIARIES, co-hosts the GEEK HISTORY LESSON podcast and writes for Top Cow.

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