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How many of you have seen the anime movie Weathering With You last week? To those who missed it, GKIDS released the anime movie Weathering With You in select theaters for limited time. Wednesday brought fans the English Dub while the Thursday gave us the Subbed version; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday weekend gave us both versions. Weathering With You is an anime movie directed by Your Name director Makoto Shinkai. According to Crunchyroll and Box Office Mojo, the anime movie Weathering With You became the most highest grossing movie within two days after Wednesday and made over $3 million dollars. During the holiday weekend (Dr. MLK Jr. Day), this movie was also premiered again and it earned an additional $2 million dollars. In results, Weathering With You has made more money than 2018 anime movie Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Unfortunately, according to Crunchyroll, the movie didn’t reach top 10 movies in the weekend due to its limited running.
Greetings Marvel fans! If you been hearing the buzz online, I got some exciting news to share with you. As we enter 2020, Marvel has some plans with movies from different companies. Disney is planning to do the solo Black Widow movie and Fox will finally release New Mutants in April of this year. Sony on the other hand is planning to expand its universe. Coming from the same company that did the MCU Spider-Man movies Homecoming and Far From Home and Venom, we have the vampire antihero Morbius. Sony released a teaser trailer showing Jared Leto as Michael Morbius as he becomes the vampire antihero. There is no official release date yet but this movie will be released in theaters in summer 2020. The movie may also be a tie-in to the MCU Spider-Man movies. Even though it’s a teaser, what do you guys think about this movie?
Get ready for not one but two anime movies in 2020. It’s not Dragon Ball Super Broly again like last year but this time it’s about My Hero Academia and Violet Evergarden. Announced today in Twitter, Funimation announced that they will be premiering the second movie of My Hero Academia in theaters. The movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will be in English Dubbed and Subbed on February 26th.
Even though this movie won’t be in English Dubbed, you can still enjoy this beautiful anime in subtitles. At Ohayocon 2020, Funimation announced that they will be premiering the anime spin-off Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll. This is a side story version not the upcoming movie Kyoto Animation announced. This movie will be in subtitles only and it will be premiering in early 2020.
Which one are you looking forward too?
My Hero Academia
It looks DC is packing in some heat and ready to give us a comic book film ride this year in 2020. If you like Harley Quinn, you are going to like this movie focusing on her and other deadliest women in DC comics. Returning to play as the harlequin criminal, Margot Robbie leaves the Joker and causes trouble in Gotham in DCEU’s first rated-R movie. Warner Bros and DC has just released a trailer for the upcoming movie of Birds of Prey. Birds of Prey will feature Harley Quinn along with some powerhouse women as they take on Gotham’s ruthless gangs such as Black Mask. This movie will be released on February 7th, 2020.
Not to be confused, Birds of Prey is the first rated-R movie of the DCEU movies. The DCEu includes movies like Shazam, Wonder Women, Batman v Superman and the upcoming soft reboot movie The Suicide Squad. Todd Philips Joker movie is its own stand alone movie that is not connected to any DC movie universe and that movie is also rated-R. This movie is also called Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
If you want to take a break from Disney’s Marvel movies like Avengers, I got some interesting news from 20th Century Fox. 20th Century Fox is a movie company well-known for creating movies focusing on the X-Men, Wolverine and Deadpool. With years of delay, it looks Fox is finally going to be giving us the spin-off movie New Mutants. Unlike the past movies, New Mutants will be focusing in the world same place as the X-Men, but the setting will be more action and horror. Revealed in a trailer, New Mutants will be in theaters in April 3rd, 2020. Even after being bought by Disney, this movie is still happening.
In my old post, I mentioned that My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will be i Japanese theaters in December 20, 2019. I got good news from the company who does the English Dub. It’s been announced by Funimation that they are planning to release the movie in theaters in early 2020 for people in the United States and Canada.
Heroes Rising follows Class 1-A as they work to build their own legacy after All Might’s retirement. A new group of villains have a different plan for them, however, kicking off another intense showdown.
2021 is going to be a busy month for new movies. We have upcoming movies such as The Flash, John Wick 4, Matrix 4 and even Thor: Love and Thunder. However, it appears that the supposedly live-action Akira movie is not mentioned at all. According to Crunchyroll, Taika Waititi (well-known for directing Thor: Ragnarok) stated that he is going to put the Akira live-action movie on hold so it would not interfere with his other movie Thor: Love and Thunder which is another title coming in 2021. So far, the only news reported is that the Akira movie is going to happen but for now, it is not the main priority. It was going to be out on May 21st, 2021, but not anymore due to change of plans.
How long have you been a Keanu Reeves fan? Keanu Reeves is well-known for his acting in movies such as John Wick and The Matrix. He is also planned to be in a video game called Cyberpunk 2077 and he is also appearing as a guest in the third cartoon movie SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge on the Run. According to IGN, news broke out in regards to the release dates for Keanu’s next movies. John Wick 4 and Matrix 4 will be both released on May 21, 2021. After hearing this news, fans are requesting this day as Keanu Day in dedication to this coincidence.
If you are a My Hero Academia fan, you probably enjoying season 4 of the anime as we speak. You may have also know that there is a second movie that is about to be released. Unfortunately, Funimation hasn’t confirmed any English Dub news. However, in Japan this movie will be coming out on December 20th this year. To hype the fans, the animation studio behind the anime TOHO Animation shared on its YouTube channel two previews of the movie My Hero Academia The Movie Heroes: Rising. There are only two videos but it shows the movie’s antagonist, a new setting for the main cast and scenes focusing on Midoriya and Bakugo.
You might as well as call this a nightmare before Christmas because a movie company who made live action movies will be shutting down. The company is called Motion Picture Company and they are owned by Vancouver. M.I.P. is a motion picture company well known for being involved with CGI animation in movies like Detective Pikachu, live action The Lion King and the redesign of Sonic the Hedgehog movie and even the Oscar winning movie Life of Pi. According to an email sent to the animators and anyone in this job, it is closing down business due to “increasing external market pressures”.