Header Ads

The Venture Bros, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Metalocalypse Movies Greenlit


We're living through an unprecedented boom in animation production as a result of the rise of streaming services. As the number of streamers grows, their owners are on a constant quest to find shows and movies to fill them with. One recent way that producers have hit upon to attract subscribers is to resurrect properties that have an already proven track record.

As one of the newer kids on the streaming block, HBO Max found itself up against some pretty formidable competition in Netflix and Disney Plus. But with the massive resource of the WarnerMedia portfolio to draw upon (including Warner Bros, DC, Cartoon Network and more) they are more than capable of holding their own. 

HBO Max's very first wave of originals included TV specials based on the beloved Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. Now a trio of Adult Swim faves are also being brought back in movie form.

The one likely to earn most attention of the three is The Venture Bros.  Doc Hammer and Jackson Public's satirical boys-own adventure is the most recently cancelled of the three, the announcement only coming last September. The possibility of a movie was mooted at the time, but it feels a little bit of a surprise for it to happen quite so soon. The Venture Bros ran for seven seasons between 2003 and 2018 and was notorious for lengthy breaks between series. It was Adult Swim's most prestigious series until Rick and Morty came along, notable for much higher production values and longer running time in comparison to the rest of the programming commissioned by the network at the time. It should definitely be able to take advantage of the longer running time of a movie.

Much more typical Adult Swim fare was Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the "adventures" of a talking trio of food items that somehow became one of the network's longest-running series. The Aqua Teens will actually be getting their second film, as 2007's Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters was Adult Swim's first movie, getting a proper cinema release and everything.

Lastly, the third series to get a movie is Brendan Small's Metalocalypse, starring fictional heavy metal band Dethlok. The new movie will be a direct continuation, picking up straight after the 2013 half-hour special series finale Doomstar Requiem.

All three movies will be debut internationally on Blu-Ray and DVD, digital and On-demand. Subsequently, they will also air on Adult Swim and stream on HBO Max (where available)

WarnerMedia has released a synopsis for each film, which you can check out below. No release date or window has been announced at this time.

The power-hungry TRIBUNAL unveils their secret and deadly "Falconback Project" as the world grows in embattled chaos and the menacing Doomstar breaches the Earth’s atmosphere while the mysterious and twisted dissent of a band member threatens the future of Dethklok. Picking up directly after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth: Can Dethklok choose between their egos and the greater good of the world to embark on a gauntlet of dangers that will try their very souls and finally write the song that will be their salvation? The new movie is created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blancha. The movie soundtrack will be released on WaterTower Music.

The Venture Bros.
Doc’s latest invention will either bankrupt the Ventures or launch them to new heights, as Hank searches for himself, Dean searches for Hank, The Monarch searches for answers, and a mysterious woman from their pasts threatens to bring their entire world crashing down on them. The Venture Bros. is created, written and executive produced by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force
A continuation of the hit animated series, fans will find out what happens next with Frylock, Meatwad and Master Shake, who consider themselves crime fighters, but the truth is they never fight crime. Aqua Teen Hunger Force is created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis and follows the strange everyday lives of three human-sized food products living in New Jersey.