News You May Have Missed…

If you are a politically savvy adult, it was an interesting week.

But, let’s focus on some intriguing and interesting news that may shape what you will be looking forward to in entertainment in the foreseeable future.

Marvel fans, prepare yourself for the continued onslaught of movies in the Marvel Movie Universe. Vanity Fair recently interviewed the man with the plan, Kevin Feige, and we learned the following:

“Both Iger and Feige hinted at how the franchise (whose studio has rights to 7,000 characters) will expand into different realms, with James Gunn working in close collaboration to possibly spin off some characters from the extraterrestrial world of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel is “22 movies in, and we’ve got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before—intentionally,” Feige said.”

Who will be next? What will the stories entail? Does Disney’s re-engaging in talks with 21st Century Fox change these plans…like add more to the docket? Or does the docket include some of the properties owned by 21st Century Fox? We shall see.

The Anime that introduced me to Anime, Cowboy Bebop, will be adapted into a live action show by Tomorrow Studios.  Honestly, I understand why you would want to adapt it, but you will not get the feel of the show with an American adaptation. Casting should be interesting. But, I think the corgi from Dirk Gently should be perfect as Ein! For more about this adaptation, go to Deadline.

It took a year, but Disney’s live action version of Mulan has found it’s Mulan! Chinese actress Liu Yifei will portray the brave warrior. THR.

Margot Robbie is working on a standalone Harley Quinn movie that has nothing to do with any of the other slated movies that revolve around Harley. THR.

Kevin Williamson’s psychological thriller Tell Me a Story to series, has found a home on CBS All Access. The show is based on a Spanish series by Marcos Osorio Vital. It takes place in present-day New York City. It will turn classic fairy tales into dark tales of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. TVGuide.

Stranger Things was renewed for a third season! Netflix.

Netflix has also picked up the untitled Sabrina the Teenage Witch series that revolves around Archie Comics’ The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which is a horror/supernatural series. I picked up volume one at New York Comic Con and I loved it and I am now very intrigued at what this adaptation will look like.

Casting News:

Dove

Popular Disney actress Dove Cameron has joined ABC’s Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Titans has it’s Robin. Warner Bros. released the first image of Brenton Thwaites as the Boy Wonder. The show follows Dick Grayson as he tries to corral and lead a young group of Superheroes. The live action series will debut in 2018 on the WB.To view the image, click on EW.

Saïd Taghmaoui, from Wonder Woman, has left FX’s Legion before the upcoming second season, but FX stated that the character was recast. He was supposed to portray the Shadow King. Variety.

Good Omens

Have a great week!

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