News Bits: Martian, Panda, Only, Heroes

The Martian
Two new stills have been released from Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic “The Martian” starring Matt Damon as an astronaut abandoned on Mars. Damon’s character must learn deal with the small matter of survival on a planet that can’t sustain human life. The film hits cinemas October 2nd. [Source: Empire]

Kung Fu Panda 3
DreamWorks Animation has released a new “Kung Fu Panda 3” TV spot that kicks off as a “Star Wars” parody. Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Bryan Cranston, and J.K. Simmons all return to voice characters in the new film which is currently slated for a January 29th release.

Only Yesterday
Just in time for its 25th anniversary, GKids has acquired North American rights from Studio Ghibli to the English-language version of Isao Takahata’s classic “Only Yesterday”. Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, Ashley Eckstein and Alison Fernandez lend their voices to this new dub which will be released early next year.

The story follows a 27-year-old unmarried woman in Tokyo who, while traveling by train to visit family in the country, experiences a flood of memories about her days as a schoolgirl in 1966. [Source: Variety]

Heroes Reborn
NBC has posted a new teaser for their upcoming event series revival “Heroes Reborn”. The new clip deals with actor Robbie Kay and his character of Tommy, an awkward teen who just wants to be normal and has the ability to teleport people. The series kicks off September 24th.