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Super Mario movie coming in 2022, with creator Shigeru Miyamoto on board

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First came Detective Pikachu. Then the Sonic movie wasn’t quite a bad as everyone though. And then lo, the king came to claim his crown:

HBO is making a Last of Us show. Tom Holland is starring in an Uncharted movie. They made a movie about Sonic the Hedgehog and it wasn’t as godawful as everyone feared. After decades of not getting taken seriously, video game adaptations are finally getting some respect, and it was only a matter of time before the king of video games, Super Mario himself, got in on the fun.

We’ve known that a Super Mario movie has been in the pipeline for a while, but Nintendo’s new Corporate Management Policy Briefing for this fiscal year confirms it. Buried deep in the text, the document clarifies that Illumination Entertainment head Chris Meledandri (the guy behind Despicable Me and Minions) is working on a CGI-animated movie about the iconic plumber/go-kart racer/tennis champion/etc, with original creator Shigeru Miyamoto as a co-producer. What’s more, production is apparently “moving ahead smoothly” and the whole thing is on track for a theatrical release in 2022, which hopefully after this whole coronavirus thing is over and we can all go to the theater without fear.

Mario has made it to the big screen before, played by Bob Hoskins in the legendary what-the-hell-am-I-watching movie Super Mario Bros. from 1993. This would be one of those movies made before Hollywood started taking video games seriously:

Honestly, I kind of appreciate how off-the-wall stonking BIZARRE that movie is, but it’s definitely not good.

And things might not end with the new movie. The briefing explains that Nintendo has “already embarked on multiple other visual content expansion projects.” That means we could see TV shows, YouTube videos…maybe Mario will get a TikTok? Anything’s possible.

This strategy is consistent with Nintendo spinning out their brands in new ways. They’re still a game developer first, but between the movies and the new Super Nintendo World theme park in Japan (with plans to bring it over to Orlando and Hollywood down the line), they’re clearly trying some new stuff. And I think they’re doing it at the right time.

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‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Dante Escapes from WSB After Release Denied?

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General Hospital spoiler’s new promo reveals Dante Falconeri‘s (Dominic Zamprogna) release from the WSB gets denied so he may take matters into his own hands. Also, several shockers are in store that are game-changers on GH. Check out what lies ahead this week on the ABC sudser.

General Hospital Spoilers: Dante Falconeri Hits Road Block

Coming up on General Hospital, Dante Falconeri gets terrible news. Soon, Dr. Kirk (Christopher Cousins) tells Dante his release from the facility’s denied. Now that Dante Falconeri wants to get cured and return to his life, the WSB holds Dante back. However, Dante just learned that his grandfather Mike Corbin (Max Gail) was on his deathbed.

So, Dante Falconeri may not take no for an answer and gets home any way he can. Soon, Dante may break out of the treatment center and try to get back to Port Chuck to see his family. Of course, there is a chance the authorities may relent and let Dante go. But, if they don’t, Dante Falconeri may break out to get to Mike’s funeral on General Hospital.

Valentin Attacked on GH

This week on General Hospital, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) finds himself on the wrong end of someone’s fist. Soon, it looks like it’s Ned Quartermaine (Wally Kurth) that punches Valentin square in the mouth. Currently, nothing is going right for Ned in terms of business or his personal life.

Indeed, Val is to blame for Ned losing ELQ. So, it looks like Ned loses his temper and lashes out at Valentin. Elsewhere, Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) gets the news that she has Osteoporosis. And, Alexis might break down soon. Also, Sasha Gilmore (Sofia Mattsson) gets more reckless and risks losing anything good in her life on General Hospital.

General Hospital Spoilers: Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart)

Ava Falling for Nikolas on General Hospital

Soon to come on General Hospital, Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) calls Ava Jerome (Maura West) out on her feelings for Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Coloma). Clearly, it looks like Ava is falling in love with Nikolas. And, Nikolas seems to be falling for Ava as well. Hopefully, they can both let their guard down and let each other into their hearts. No doubt, Nikolas and Ava could be a force to be reckoned with.

If only, they can admit their feelings and pursue a real marriage. Meanwhile, Ethan Lovett (Nathan Parsons) is still around. Hopefully, he and Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) will realize they were given false information. And Holly Sutton (Emma Samms) is still very much alive. Don’t miss this explosive week on GH as Dante Falconeri suffers a setback now that he’s finally ready to get home to his family on ABC daytime.

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Kung Fu Panda 4: Is A Fourth Installment Possible?

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Kung Fu Panda is a popular animated movie series that has got so much love from the audiences and also got appreciation from the critics, especially for the animation quality. Total three movies released in the franchise that was super hit at the box office globally. The films set in ancient China in which anthropomorphic animals live, and mainly centers on a Panda named Po Ping, who is a Dragon Warrior.

It’s been four years when the third part of Kung Fu Panda land in the theaters. Now fans are still hoping for Kung Fu Panda 4. They want to know if it is happening or not. So below is everything which you should know about it:

Status On Kung Fu Panda 4

Unfortunately, DreamWorks Animation still not officially announced Kung Fu Panda 4. Now its has been a very long time and the fans just still demanding it. The studio is also focusing on its other projects like The Croods: A New Age, The Boss Baby: Family Business, Spirit Riding Free, and The Bad Guys. So they have a very hectic schedule.

But that does not mean Kung Fu Panda will not happen. The officials are also planning for the fourth part for a long time. It will take a long time but the fourth part will surely happen in the future because all the three parts were very much successful. The story can continue after the third part, so Kung Fu Panda 4 is still possible.

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Potential Release Date For Kung Fu Panda 4

It is tough to tell a release date for the fourth part of the animated movie. If it gets the green light from Dreamworks, then the new Kung Fu Panda movie still takes a long time to release. The animation process will take plenty of time to complete. If Kung Fu Panda 4 happens, then it can release in 2022. But still nothing is officially confirmed about it.

Other Updates For Kung Fu Panda 4

The great thing is earlier CEO of DreamWorks Animation named Jeffrey Katzenberg teased the possibility for more sequels of Kung Fu Panda. After the release of Kung Fu Panda 3, he said that we can get three more sequels. So that’s a very great thing for the fans. Reportedly the directors are finding the perfect story for Kung Fu Panda 4 and that’s the reason it is taking a long time to happen.

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Filthy Rich: Kim Cattrall and Tate Taylor Preview FOX’s New Primetime Soap

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Filthy Rich has a lot going for it. 


The new FOX primetime drama debuts tonight, and it’s the perfect TV series for this uncertain time in our lives. 


If you’re looking for something to take your mind off everything, then Filthy Rich should be on your list. 


Earlier this year, TV Fanatic’s Carissa Pavlica caught up with series star Kim Cattrall and showrunner, Tate Taylor, to speak about the series. 


When asked about what fans can look forward to in the series, Kim said the following:


“It’s fun,” Cattrall said during the chat. 

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“I think that’s what I’m missing in what I’m watching.”


“There is a lot of darkness in our story, but there’s a black humor also. It’s like the audience is in on what’s going on, which really leads to a lot of escapades, and unlikely ones.”


“But the show is just a lot of fun to watch,” the former Sex and the City actress adds. 


“It reminds me, in the best possible way, of those shows that I grew up with, which I loved. Characters bigger than life doing outrageous things. And doing it in the very filthy, rich kind of way.”

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As for how the series came to mind for Taylor, he said the following. 


“I had a lot of friends in the South, strong Christian women especially, who were very moderate, if not, in some people’s mind, barely practicing their so-called Christian faiths.”


“But their faith is important to them. It’s very strong. It’s very admirable, which is true love and acceptance.”


“In Christianity, like most religions, it’s been hijacked by extremists, and it’s a voice for them. It’s a voice for the decisions they have to make and obstacles that they face, and they’re only human in the end.”

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“It also represents what I think is an underserved market. I call them the flyover states of America.”


“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. It is in no way pro-religious at all. It’s one of seven different facets of the show.”


Have a look at the full interview below, and be sure to tune into the series premiere at 9/8c on FOX. 


Be sure to return to TV Fanatic after the east coast airing for a full review. 


Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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