Last Week’s Episode: Counting Down to Endgame

Last Week’s Episode: Counting Down to Endgame

Like everyone else who continues to hand Disney their money, I too am eagerly anticipating the release of Avengers: Endgame this week, and I'm handling it by carefully planning which MCU movies to rewatch and then giving up. Fox Chopping Block Mouse Guard has turned out to be a casualty in the Disney/Fox merger, scrapped two weeks

Like everyone else who continues to hand Disney their money, I too am eagerly anticipating the release of Avengers: Endgame this week, and I’m handling it by carefully planning which MCU movies to rewatch and then giving up.

Fox Chopping Block

Mouse Guard has turned out to be a casualty in the Disney/Fox merger, scrapped two weeks before production was scheduled to start. An adaptation of David Peterson’s series at Archaia/Boom! Studios, Mouse Guard is still potentially being shopped around. Wes Ball, of the Maze Runner films, is still attached, for better or for worse. [THR]

The Gifted has been cancelled, surely to fuel more rumors about what it could mean for X-Men in the future and leaving fans with a forever unresolved cliffhanger. [io9]

Indies

The live-action show based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys is finally here, with a teaser trailer. [Polygon]

Season 2 of Christopher Meloni fever-dream Happy! (based on the comic by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, who’s having a good round-up) kicks off next Wednesday, so I figured I’d throw in a reminder today.

Channel 4/Netflix’s End of the F**king World (based on Charles Forsman’s comic End of the Fucking World), won an Entertainment Peabody.

Animation

And Steven Universe is the 2018 Children’s Winner! [Peabody Awards]

Viz Media has teamed up with Tubi TV to be the Canadian streaming service for three! Naruto films and the first season of One-Punch Man. (Tubi TV is an ad-supported video-on-demand network, for those of us not Canadian). [Anime News Network]

The Bojack Horseman production team is organizing for better benefits. [Bubble Blather]

And Netflix has ordered an adult animated series, Inside Job, from showrunner Shion Takeuchi (Gravity Falls), set in a world where every conspiracy theory…is true! So it seems pretty spooky already. [THR]

Those Actors You Like

Chaos Walking, an adaptation of book The Knife of Never Letting Go, is currently an “unreleasable” nightmare dressed as a $100 million production. Starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars), this Doug Linman joint is currently deep into reshoots, according to Holland’s Instagram. Expect me to keep tabs on this because there’s nothing I love more than extremely expensive disasters. [The Playlist]

Tessa Thompson wrote a very nice piece on Brie Larson for Time’s 100 Most Influential People list for 2019. (Other good features: Shonda Rhimes on Sandra Oh, Janet Mock on Indya Moore, Viola Davis on Regina King, and Gal Gadot on The Rock (?)) [TIME]

Then these two actresses continued continue their charm offensive at the Endgame premiere and look…just ride that wave of sapphic energy into Phase IV or whatever and let them kiss, YES I am 100% the person being targeted by this kind of fanservice and I’ve come to terms with it.

Grab Bag

Mati Diop will be the first Black woman director competing at Cannes Film Festival, with her debut film Atlantiques. [Shadow & Act]

Fast Color, which made the festival rounds last year, is out in theatres. Directed by Julia Hart, Fast Color stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a superpowered woman in a long lineage of powered women. If you like heroes but are burnt out on Marvel/DC, this might be the flick to catch this weekend!

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