Stranger Things Season 2 and News You May Have Missed…

Before I go into the news of the day, I wanted to briefly go over the second season of Stranger Things.

While everyone, but Lucas and Dustin, are still dealing with the repercussions of what happened last year. We get new people in town that add a lot to the show. Some we love and some we hate:

  • Maxine and Billy. Maxine is the object of desire for Dustin and Lucas. She is a headstrong tom boy that wants to be a part of something, especially because her home life is a little erratic due to her stepbrother. His name is Billy and we hate him. Billy is full of himself, likes to one up everyone, is racist, and loves to physically and mentally abuse his stepsister as well as anyone else he feels is beneath him.
  • Bob is Joyce’s new love. He has known her since forever and is the one person that treats Will like a kid. He is sweet, funny, and genuinely loves Joyce.
  • Dr. Owens is a government stooge that is responsible for getting rid of the gate, but he genuinely cares for Will and wants to do what is best for Will and his family.
  • Murray is hired to investigate the death of Barbara.
  • Kali is the girl that Eleven knew when she was being kept at the lab. Kali has the power to make people perceive things that are not really there.

The reason we are back in Indiana is that there are things happening that are putting this town in danger again. The gate is spreading it’s evil through vines throughout the town, Dustin found a baby demogorgon and it is like a gremlin when you feed it, Will is still connected to the upside down and there is a sentient creature that has attached itself to Will.

Stealing aspects of Lord of  the Rings, The Exorcist, Jurassic Park, Aliens, Cthulu, and every John Hughes movie from the 80’s, we see these three stories converge in the second half of the 9 episode season and it is a mad dash to figure out how to keep Will alive as they try to close the Gate, with the help of Eleven.

Eleven had her own journey, as we watched her act like any teen who is trying to find where she came from and what her path in life is, and that led her to her Mom, her “Sister”, and back to Hopper and her friends. Which happened in the nick of time.

Of course, these characters succeed because they work together even when hope is almost lost. Does this mean that they are in the clear? There is a season 3.

Things I loved, Bob the Superhero for valiantly doing what he had to do to save Joyce and Will, Steve and Dustin brought out the best in each other, when Eleven and Mike saw one another after so much time, Maxine retaliating against Billy, the Exorcist -like scene with Will getting rid of his virus, and the Ball!

This season did not have to compete with the first season, it stood on it’s own two feet and was wonderful.

Now onto news…

CNBC – It is happening. The Marvel Universe may end up being housed under one umbrella, Disney! Do you know what that means, Deadpool may end up at Disneyland with Darth Vader and Mickey Mouse. It’s like a sign of the apocalypse.

Casting News –

  • ComicBook – Jesse Rath has been tapped to play Brainiac on the CW’s Supergirl. This is kind of funny because Krypton cast Blake Ritson to play Brainiac. This character is so popular.
  • Asher Angel will play Billy Batson in Shazam!Shazam
  • We learned that Wentworth Miller is bowing out of the Arrowverse:No more captain cold

One last thing…

There are personal things going on in my life that may make my posting a little sporadic.

Keep good thoughts out in the universe!

 

 

News You May Have Missed…

So many little news bites today.

  1. I know that many of you love Jason Momoa, so here is something to keep top of mind in 2018 and 2019. Production will begin on the remake of The Crow.  In The Crow Reborn, Eric, a poetic guitarist, is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancé are murdered. the script was written by Nick Cave and will be directed by Corin Hardy. Jason Momoa will play Eric Draven. Watch the original if you are intrigued. Great movie. Production will begin in February 2018 and the movie will hopefully be out in 2019. (Movieweb)
  2. If you are a fan of General Hospital, The Originals and Once Upon a Time, you are in luck. Nathan Parson will be playing a charismatic attorney who will be the love interest to someone. Our guess it will be Robin, as they just mentioned that they character has been cast. Nathan played Ethan on General Hospital and he played Jackson on The Originals. NathanParsons
  3. The Orville has been renewed for a second season.
  4. In Good Omens, A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist and a doom-saying witch, the character of Williams Shakespeare has been cast. GoodOmensWS
  5. In “I am surprised that this did not happen earlier” news, The Blair Witch Project is being adapted for a tv series. This is all in the infancy stage as the project still does not have a home. Would you watch it? (TV Web)
  6. Mark Strong may end up portraying Doctor Sivana, the archenemy of Shazam! Also, Grace Fulton has been cast as a friend of Batson in the same movie that is slated to be released in 2019. (THR)
  7. Finally, in odd character development. John Diggle of the CW’s Arrow, no longer trusts his team. Which is evident in all of his poor decision making in this current season. Once his wing was clipped, he started to spiral. We can all see that things will not turn out well and it will take a miracle, aka Oliver Queen, to sort out John and whatever mess he gets them in. Do you like this year’s John-centric storyline? (Variety)
  8. Finally, We caught wind (via everyone in Twitter) that the final season of the Originals will focus on the Mikaelsons and some people will return, but no crossovers…barring Klaroline. This makes sense as we are all sure that the team want to send this show off with a lot of HEAs and all the fans happy. (EW)

News You May Have Missed…

The Hollywood Reporter – Zachary Levi has been cast to play Shazam! This superhero tale is that of a young boy named Billy Batson. Billy can transform into the adult superhero. This is a character from the DCverse.

Joe Manganiello may be Deathstroke, if you believe the picture that he posted on Instagram:

Deathstroke

Digital Spy – A Discovery of Witches is rounding out it’s cast with Alex Kingston playing Sarah Bishop and Lindsay Duncan cast as Ysabeau de Clermont. The rest of the cast, that we know of are as follows:

Valarie Pettiford will play and Tanya Moodie is Agatha Wilson. The leads are Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop and Matthew Goode as Matthew Clairmont. These two characters work together to keep evil at bay by decoding a book.

The show is based on the popular book series by Deborah Harkness. I read it and my favorite was the first book. Check it out!

Melissa Joan Hart has been talking of the darker Sabrina reboot. If you are interested, check out the Chilling Tales of Sabrina. It is a series by Archie Comics’s Horror division, that is what I call it. It is a fun read for you and your kids that are in to comics.

Preacher was renewed for a third gloriously bloody season.

Preacher

If you loved Littlefinger, you’ll love the fact that Aiden Gillen has been cast to play Dr. J. Allen Hynek in the History Channel’s Blue Book. His character is an astrophysicist and UFO skeptic recruited by the Air Force “to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of supposed UFO cases, many of which were never solved.

Here a new trailer from the Runaways via Marvel:

We’ll end the recap of the news you can use with Marvel‘s announcement that Kingpin will be back in the next season of Daredevil! The show will be back in 2018 and I cannot wait!