News Shotgun 12/4

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  • RIP Robert LoggiaLegendary character actor Robert Loggia passed away today at age 85.  He received an Oscar nomination for Jagged Edge and appeared in movies like Independence Day, Over the Top, Big and Scarface.
  • Telltale announces two new gamesAt this week’s Game Awards (formerly the VGAs), Telltale announced that Walking Dead: Michonne, a three episode mini-series, will arrive in February next year and they are working on a Batman adventure game that will arrive sometime next year.
  • Wolf Man reboot coming in 2018Universal is picking up the pace and announcements regarding their Monster Cinematic Universe and this week they announced The Wolf Man is coming on March 30, 2018.  The first movie in the universe, The Mummy, will arrive in March 2017.
  • Fargo Season 3 going back to present dayAfter spending some time in 1979 for this current second season, FX’s Fargo is returning to the present day Midwest for it’s third season.  Characters from season 1, like Molly and Gus, could return, as it takes place a few years after the first season.
  • Harrow County coming to SyFyDark Horse’s horror series is being turned into a TV show for SyFy.  The comic follows an 18 year old girl who turns out to be the reincarnation of a witch and has a strange connection to to the various monsters and spirits of her southern home.
  • Mortal Kombat X announces new charactersAt the Game Awards, four new characters coming next year to Mortal Kombat X were announced including cyber ninja Cyrax, drunken brawler Bo Rai Cho, Leatherface and the Xenomorph of Alien.
  • CW orders TV show TransylvaniaThe CW is increasing their nerdy catalog with a new horror show, Transylvania.  Set in the 1880’s, the show follows a woman and her detective partner as they search for the woman’s missing father and battle the various monsters of the region.  It’s coming from the producers and writers behind CBS’ “All Animals vs All Humans” show, Zoo.
  • Friday the 13th reboot loses director, gets new writerThe latest Friday the 13th may have hit a slight snag again as director David Bruckner left the project but writer Aaron Guzikowski has come on the write a new script. Guzikowski wrote Prisoners for Denis Villeneuve.
  • Samurai Jack returning in 2016Adult Swim announced that Samurai Jack is returning in 2016 with brand new episodes airing during the Saturday night Toonami block.  Creator Genndy Tartakovsky is returning to pick the story up from where it left off.
  • Universal Orlando might get a third parkThere’s a rumor that Universal is interested in a 474 acre parcel of land just above the Orange County Convention center that, if they purchased it, could be a retail area, hotels or even a whole new park. Universal is planning a new water park for 2017 and a $300 million hotel for the current park.
  • Rambo series coming to FoxStallone will executive produce and possibly co-star in a TV show based on the Rambo series, which will feature Rambo and his son J.R., who is an ex-Navy SEAL.
  • Platinum Games working on a TMNT gameThe studio behind Metal Gear Rising, Bayonetta and the recent (and excellent) Transformers: Devastation is apparently working on a TMNT game, based on a recent rating from the Australian Classification Board.  Platinum is working on the game for Activision and it’s apparently called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan and if it’s half as good as Transformers: Devastation, it could be the best TMNT game ever.
  • Star Wars Rebels renewed for a third seasonThe crew of the Ghost will return to keep battling the Empire on Disney XD for a third season.
  • Supergirl gets a full season orderCBS’ foray into the superhero genre has gotten an order for seven new episodes, which brings the first season up to a full 20 episodes.  The show apparently brings in an average of 11.24 million viewers each episode.

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