Netflix’s upcoming Voltron reboot Legendary Defender has formed plenty of new details around a star-studded cast and first photos, but what of the combined hero himself? See the new Voltron form in our first official footage teaser of the new Netflix series!
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Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender reboot has thus far formed a first look in bits and pieces, but the full details have finally assembled. Find out who’s in the cast, from Walking Dead to Arrow stars, when the new Voltron will premiere, and a host of other details!
For those of you who might not be familiar with it, Voltron is a giant robot made up of robot lions, probably best known for being compared to the Wu-Tang Clan on their classic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). But --- and this might surprise you --- it seems that there was also a television series in the mid-80s, and now, it's set to be revived by Dreamworks Animation for a thirteen-episode Netflix Original.
The series has been in development for a while and is scheduled for a release later this year, but if you can't wait, get to Anaheim for WonderCon tomorrow to see some new footage.
Early last month, we learned that Netflix had begun development of a new Voltron series under its renewed agreement with DreamWorks, and before any major details have emerged, we already have our first look at the new Legendary Defender series, accompanied by an official logo and glimpse of the new Voltron.
Between its 6" articulated Voltron action figure, deluxe Voltron Force toys and massive 23" tall Voltron assembled from five sizable robotic lions and their 3.75" pilots, Mattel covered a number of toy bases while holding the brand's toy license through 2012. And yet, there was always a sweet spot defined by the Shogun Warriors and Trendmasters toys of the past that only Toynami ever seemed to truly rekindle. Now following up a 25th anniversary Voltron set from a few years ago, Toynami has returned to held defend the universe with an 11" tall diecast Voltron 30th Anniversary Collectors Set.
Just as Comic-Con International is getting going, Dynamite Entertainment has announced it acquired a slew of high-profile TV licenses that will turn into comics in the near future. NBC's Heroes will be making its return as a comic with writer Cullen Bunn, The Twilight Zone will get a new series written by J. Michael Straczynski, and Robotech will cross over with Voltron. But the one I'm really excited about? The Fox animated series Bob's Burgers is coming to comics.
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