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Netflix gives us our first look at their new Voltron: Legendary Defender UPDATED: New poster added

March 24th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Get ready Voltron fans because the lions are coming back!

Netflix have revealed your first look at the giant robot from their upcoming reboot and he looks spot-on, doesn’t he?

The series, Voltron: Legendary Defender, is produced by DreamWorks Animation and we can expect the first 13 22-minute episodes later this year with footage to be revealed this friday at WonderCon in Anaheim.

The original 1984-85 series, adapted from Japanese anime, focused on five men and the princess of the planet Arus who piloted lions and, to take down monster villains, would form Voltron and use his signature blazing sword. While the new show will have some modern tweaks, including more serialized storytelling, much will be the same to older fans.”

And we have to say, while we haven’t seen any footage, the robot himself is a fantastic nod to the 80s cartoon: “We’re trying to keep as much of that classic feel to it as we can, because ultimately we have huge amounts of nostalgia for (the original) show,” says co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery.

Legendary Defender centers on five Earth teenagers — Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro — who are thrown into the middle of an intergalactic battle and become the last line of defense for Arus and other planets against an evil alien force led by King Zarkon.

Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos says: “Voltron is nowhere near the scale of a Star Wars in terms of mythology, but it has managed to stick around in pop culture and became this representation of teamwork.”

We’ll keep you posted on breaking news, images or footage folks. Meanwhile, any Voltron fans in the house? What do you all think?

Source: USAToday

UPDATE: Check out the new Voltron poster from WonderCon

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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