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 Love in Taipei, One Piece on Netflix, Gen V, and The Marvels.
- Love in Taipei: Trailer
The trailer for Paramount+’s original movie Love in Taipei, based on the best-selling book “Loveboat, Taipei” by Abigail Hing Wen, is out now and makes it clear that the film will feature a “who will she pick” type of plot. Personally, I’m Team Rick Woo (played by Ross Butler). Love in Taipei will be available on Paramount+ beginning August 10, 2023.
- Netflix’s One Piece: Official Trailer
The trailer for Netflix’s highly anticipated adaptation of One Piece appears to be a likely contender for finally breaking the streamer’s lackluster track record of adapting anime series from Japan to live-action. What can be agreed upon is that the series captures the grandness and vastness of being a pirate on the open waters and going on adventures for treasure, which are vital ingredients for adapting Japan’s highest selling manga series, One Piece.
Catch the first episode of One Piece on Netflix starting August 31, 2023.
- Gen V: Teaser Trailer
The official teaser trailer for Gen V really paints the series as Disney’s superhero film Sky High meets the world of The Boys. It’s what one would expect from any college campus such as drinking and parties mixed with the diabolical, gorey violence we’ve come to expect from the supes of The Boys. The first 3 episodes of Gen V will debut on Friday, September 29 with new episodes each week on Prime Video, leading up to the season finale on November 3.
- The Marvels: Official Trailer
Brie Larson is back as Captain Marvel as she teams up with her biggest fan Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) and her niece Monica Rambeau, who played a major role in WandaVision. If my memory and comprehension of the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe are correct, then The Marvels is going to be an astounding test for Marvel Studios as we’ll see if the past efforts of introducing characters in television series on Disney+ will lead to benefits on the film end of things.
For me, most of the Disney+ series have felt like follow up to major developments in the films such as Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Secret Invasion dealing with the aftermath of the The Avengers both within the American government’s relationship with superheroes as well as the presence of Skrulls on earth.
However, The Marvels is the opportunity for characters who have been in series to appear in the silver screen, slightly different from how Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson made his cinematic appearance as The Falcon and underwent a journey to become Captain America in his series with the Winter Soldier, and will lead Cap in 2024’s Captain America: Brave New World.
Catch The Marvels in theaters November 10, 2023.
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