Adult Swim Announces ‘Metalocalypse’ Feature-Length Movie

After a lengthy hiatus, Dethklok is finally making their long-awaited return.

Adult Swim has announced that it has greenlit an original film for Metalocalypse, as well as movies for Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and The Venture Bros.

Helmed by show creators Brendon Small and Tommy Blanch, the movie will pick up where the series left off – with the heroic rescue of rhythm guitarist Toki Wartooth. Once again, the band will have to face the evil Tribunal, the villains out to control the world’s most famous metal band. A press release states:

“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?”

In addition, the movie soundtrack will be released via WaterTower Music.

“Leveraging the power of WarnerMedia allows us to deliver original content to our amazingly dedicated and not-shy fans, while also giving our talented series creators an opportunity to tell stories in new and interesting ways,” said Adult Swim president Michael Ouweleen in a press announcement.

The Metalocalypse, Venture Brothers, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force movies will be released on Blu-ray/DVD and on video on demand (VOD) and electronic sell through (EST) for a 90-day exclusive window, followed by premieres on HBO Max and Adult Swim.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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