Friends, one of the things about returning to the theater that I’ve had to come to terms with is a strict no cell phone policy. While we of course are allowed to use our phones during our breaks and such, it understandable why they wouldn’t want a patron to walk up to the concession stand and see someone tapping on their phone. I bring all of this up because it does mean that I manage to miss out on some pretty important pop culture news, such as the fact that Netflix released an incredible trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation a few days ago. One that like that quite impressive fan made montage trailer we shared last year featuring ‘80s cartoon heroes, makes great use of Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out For a Hero”. Executive Produced an co-created by Kevin Smith, prepare yourself for the first look at Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation, which as I understand it is a continuation of the iconic Filmation series.
Man-At-Arms punching Trap Jaw in the side of the head, He-Man riding Stridor, Tri-Klops causing havoc while flying what looks like a Sky Sled, and an older Orko wielding far more powerful magic than we’ve seen him cast before. There is a lot to take in with that trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, but I have to say that it looks quite epic as well as fun.
You might be very interested to know that there is an embarrassment of riches in regards to the voice actors that have been tapped for the new animated series. He-Man will be voiced by Chris Wood (Supergirl) with the legendary Mark Hamill providing the voice for the infamous Skeletor. It seems to be something of an animated Batman voice actor reunion as Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) will voice Mer-Man, Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is Trap Jaw, Henry Rollins (Batman Beyond) portrays Tri-Klops, and Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman) is Beast Man to point out just a few.
In all fairness, that is just the tip of the iceberg with the cast of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, but I am happy to share that Alan Oppenheimer who was the original voice of Skeletor in the Filmation series, has been included in the show as the heroic Moss Man. Thankfully we do not have too long to wait before we get to see the series itself, at least the first half of the first season. In fact while the trailer reveals that the animated show will debut on July 23rd, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kevin Smith let it slip that an aftershow will be also be produced featuring many of the cast from the series.
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Friends, it appears it is a day for writing articles about Batman – I shared that Power Records offering earlier today and now DC Comics has announced that Kevin Conroy is going to do a live reading of Batman: The Adventures Continue on their Instagram page tomorrow morning at 10am Pacific time/ 1pm Eastern time. On this site and elsewhere I have shared how much I love the character of Batman – a lot of that has to do with the comic books and the likes of the Super Friends and the numerous spin-off series on Saturday mornings featuring the Caped Crusader. In addition I was the perfect age when Batman was released in ’89 and I have no qualms admitting that I personally love Michael Keaton’s take on both Bruce Wayne as well as the Dark Knight – even if I know that Christian Bale has done a far better job overall portraying the comic book character in films. Having said all of that though for my money, there is no one who has done a better job portraying the character than Kevin Conroy – thanks of course to the numerous animated series and films – starting with Batman: The Animated Series back in 1992.
“Who better to introduce fans to the world of Batman: The Adventures Continue than the voice of Bruce Wayne (and Batman!) himself! This Thursday, April 9, at 10am PT on DC’s Instagram, Kevin Conroy will dramatically read a chapter from Batman: The Adventures Continue, DC’s new, digital-first comic, written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini. Conroy originated the role of Batman in the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, which Burnett and Dini both produced, and has portrayed the Dark Knight more times than any other actor.
Download your digital copy of the first chapter before the event and read along, live, with Kevin Conroy this Thursday! Batman: The Adventures Continue Chapter One, written by Alan Burnett and Paul Dini with art by Ty Templeton and color by Monica Kubina, featuring a cover by Dave Johnson, is available now. Batman: The Adventures Continue Chapter Two will hit digital platforms on Wednesday April 15.”
That first issue of Batman: The Adventures Continue is only .99 cents by the way – it looks like the second issue is dropping next week on the 15th.
If I could jump into a time machine and safely navigate the timelines until I reached my youth to tell my younger self that in 2019 – not only would there be Star Wars films still being made but Marvel and DC Comics would be producing both feature films and television series – one of them being 1985’s Crisis on Infinite Earths… I’d get shot in the face. Because Dark Future Vic Sage has already traveled back in that timeline and warned my younger self – instructing me if this day came I was to take the PKD gun beneath the bed and empty it into this future interloper. Since I don’t have access to a time machine I will just have to share how absolutely exciting the final trailer for the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths is with you – the network certainly appears to be pulling out all the stops with this television crossover event. In fact it begins in just four more days and will give us DC Comics fans the opportunity to see the likes of John Wesley Shipp playing his version of Barry Allen from CBS’ The Flash from back in 1990 once again. In addition to Burt Ward who it sounds like will be playing his character of Robin from the Batman ’66 TV series… and then there is LEGENDARY Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy… getting to play Kingdom Come‘s Bruce Wayne!
That is FAR from the only guest star that will be showing up to try and stop Anti-Monitor from wiping out the multiverse – you also have Brandon Routh who is playing the Superman from Kingdom Come. There are more two more actors playing the Man of Steel – Tom Welling and Erica Durance from Smallville will be showing up as Superman and Lois Lane. Of course you also have Tyler Hoechlin who will be playing Superman too – since that is his role on the Supergirl CW series. In fact I saw a photograph online the other day that shows Routh’s Man of Steel choking Hoechlin’s Superman… considering the Kingdom Come timeline – that is par for the course.
There is even more, like a cameo from Ashley Scott as Huntress from the short-lived Birds of Prey television series. Honestly, I bet there will be more than a few surprises in store when the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover starts on Sunday night – until then we can enjoy this final trailer!