Pop culture is a never-ending world of updates, teases, trailers, and hopefully releases. What’s New Wednesday is Dorkaholics’ way to keep us all up to date with what’s new across comics, tv, film, games, and more! This week, the focus is on Elemental at Cannes, Black Knight and Black Mirror season 6 on Netflix, and the newest release of Beyblade, Burst QuadStrike.
- Pixar’s Elemental Selected as Closing Film for Cannes Film Festival
Pixar’s upcoming feature film Elemental has been selected as the closing film for the 76th Cannes Film Festival, which is set to premiere on May 27, 2023. Pete Docter, Pixar’s chief creative officer, noted that returning to Cannes this year is particularly special for the studio.
“As we all emerge from our pandemic cocoons and come together in story rooms, animation dailies and impromptu brainstorming sessions, it’s a joy and honor to have Pixar back on La Croisette,” said Docter. “Directed by the extraordinary storyteller Peter Sohn, Elemental is so funny, full of heart and, frankly, stunning to see. It was created for audiences to experience on the big screen and I love that it’ll make its world premiere at Cannes.”
This will be the fourth film from Pixar to be part of Cannes, with past projects being Up, Inside Out, and Soul.
“For many years, the Cannes Film Festival has welcomed animated films from around the world,” said Thierry Frémaux, general delegate, Cannes Film Festival. “Pixar Animation Studios, with Up —directed by Pete Docter—made Cannes history by opening the 62nd edition of the Festival in 2009. It was a wonderful event! This is another great opportunity to present the amazing Elemental on the closing of this 76th Cannes Film Festival and to think about our lives in such a powerful way.”
Elemental will be in theaters beginning June 16, 2023.
- Netflix’s Black Knight Releases Main Poster
With the premiere of Netflix’s upcoming Black Knight series quickly arriving with a release date of May 12th, the main poster for the webtoon adaptation has been released.
This poster highlights the role of delivery men going above and beyond the role of transporting necessities such as oxygen by becoming Black Knights who are ensuring mankind’s survival. At the center is the main character known as 5-8, played by the iconic Kim Woo-bin, who is surroiunded by his fellow Black Knights, all matching with face masks and all black uniforms.
“During the day, they deliver parcels. But at night, they aid refugees and collaborate to create a harmonious existence for all,” Kim Woo-bin explains.
Director Cho Ui-seok doubled down on how this group stands out.
“Among everyday deliverymen, only a select few join this organization, making ‘Black Knight’ the perfect moniker for them,” Cho Ui-seok adds.
Catch Black Knight on Netflix starting May 12, 2023.
- Netflix Announces 6th Season of Black Mirror
After four years, Netflix announces a new season of its sci-fi anthology series, Black Mirror.
The season, fans can expects to see the cast to include:
- Aaron Paul
- Anjana Vasan
- Annie Murphy
- Auden Thornton
- Ben Barnes
- Clara Rugaard
- Daniel Portman
- Danny Ramirez
- Himesh Patel
- John Hannah
- Josh Hartnett
- Kate Mara
- Michael Cera
- Monica Dolan
- Myha’la Herrold
- Paapa Essiedu
- Rob Delaney
- Rory Culkin
- Salma Hayek Pinault
- Samuel Blenkin
- Zazie Beetz
Black Mirror Season 6 will be out in June 2023.
- Beyblade Burst QuadStrike Top Toys Launching in May 2023
The seventh season of the Beyblade Burst anime series, Beyblade Burst QuadStrike, debuted on Disney XD earlier this month with a debut on Hulu scheduled for May 8. As an anime that promotes the sales of the spinning top toys called Beyblades, the ship date for those products quickly follows with an expected release shortly thereafter.
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- Komet Helios H8 and Tidal Pandora Epic P8 Spinning Top Dual Pack
- Ultimate Evo Valtryek V8 and Divine Xcalius X8 Spinning Top Dual Pack
- Whirl Knight K8 Spinning Top
- Stellar Hyperion H8 Spinning Top
Anime Synopsis: The stage is set for a masquerade tournament, but the Dark Prince isn’t the only belle at this ball! Enter: the masked Blader known as ‘Quadra.’ Wielding her elemental Bey, Lightning Pandora, Quadra has defeated every foe to come her way. Meanwhile, Quadra’s brother, Pax, is busy studying the elemental powers radiating from a series of mysterious ruins nearby. Bel might be the Dark Prince, but this adventure is full of even darker secrets!
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