Get ready Go-Lion and Voltron fans, as DreamWorks Animation’s latest project, Voltron: Legendary Defender, is almost here. And unlike that last Voltron series which I won’t mention because it was, well…. let’s just say it was lacking. This one, however, looks to be what we’ve all been waiting on.
Though from the recent trailer that Netflix released, it does look like there are some changes that fans of the original series will quickly take note of. For example, it seems that Shiro is in charge of the team and not Keith. It also looks like Princess Allura will not be piloting a Lion. And yes, that means there is no Sven here, Shiro is replacing him. Finally, we also get a glimpse of King Zarkon and not his whiny brat of a son, Prince Lotor, though I’m sure he’ll make an appearance during the series as well. I’m already pretty sure that that is Witch Haggar who is talking to King Zarkon, but not sure why she’s talking to him like they’re equal. Maybe this is the Queen instead?
However, what really has me excited is the art direction. We really haven’t seen a lot of the series until this recent trailer and during the entire 50 times that I’ve watched this, my mind keep asking “Hey, doesn’t this remind you of another show?”. That show being both The Legend of Avatar and The Legend of Korra. However that makes sense as both Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos, who also worked on the Avatar series are also onboard for Voltron: Legendary Defender.
If you aren’t excited yet, then just check out the recent trailer for Voltron: Legendary Defender. And no, I won’t hold it against you if you watch it a few more times. Go head, just get your fill.
Voltron: Legendary Defender will be released on Netflix as of June 10, 2016, and you can bet I’ll be on my couch and binge-watching the entire series. Here’s to hoping that the series is a success and maybe, just maybe we’ll get the other half of the Voltron force.