Last Week’s Episode: Star Wars & Sontag

Last Week’s Episode: Star Wars & Sontag

Howdy, and welcome back to Last Week's Episode. Right now I'm riding a Star Wars high, so you're getting some Star Wars news along with your comics-adjacent news. Star Wars  Star Wars Celebration just wrapped up, and a two-minute trailer dropped last week. I'm still excited about it so I'm kicking off this week with

Howdy, and welcome back to Last Week’s Episode. Right now I’m riding a Star Wars high, so you’re getting some Star Wars news along with your comics-adjacent news.

Star Wars 

Star Wars Celebration just wrapped up, and a two-minute trailer dropped last week. I’m still excited about it so I’m kicking off this week with my favorite franchise. Let’s just all take a moment.

Pedro Pascal vehicle, The Mandalorian, also had some footage shown at SWCC. Gina Carano (below, and also happy birthday!) looks amazing, and in case you forgot, Werner Herzog is also gonna be in this. [io9]

Alan Tudyk is set to join dreamboat Diego Luna in the Cassian Andor solo series. [Newsarama]

There’s gonna be new seasons of Clone Wars, because why not just go totally apeshit with your new streaming service? [The Verge]

Speaking of Disney+, for all the deets on Star Wars’ new, home check out this roundup. [TVGuide]

And maybe this is cheating, but Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits) just got announced for the theatrical version of Lin-Manual Miranda’s In the Heights. The cast is stacked: Anthony Ramos, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, and more have already been cast.  [Remezcla]

DC/Marvel

The CW’s Kid Flash, Keiynan Lonsdale, and  Justice League‘s Flash, Ezra Miller, are in this month’s Vogue for a feature on the current Met exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion. Hope they slay at the Met Gala in May. [Vogue]

Some fans made a Ms. Marvel short film and it is extremely cute.  [ComicsBeat]

Apparently Kevin Feige and other Marvel Studio execs are super into transcendental meditation, which includes certification. Honestly the healthiest rich dude affectation I’ve heard about this week. [Variety]

The Russo Bros. wrote a letter requesting fans don’t spoil Avengers: Endgame for other fans, ending with “Remember, Thanos still demands your silence.”

Swamp Thing, another show filming for the DCU streaming service, abruptly halted production and is now only going to be 10 episodes vs. 13. The news broke first in an instagram post from actress Virginia Madsen, now deleted. [Den of Geek]

Grab Bag

The CW released promo photos for iZombie’s fifth (& final!) season. [TV Insider]

Netflix announced its first African animated series, Mama K’s Team 4, about four superheroic teen girls in futuristic Zambia. [Shadow and Act]

Showrunners Michael Green and Aida Mashaka Croal tweeted out a farewell to the nascent Y: The Last Man show, but it turns out it’s not actually cancelled.  FX is instead just replacing the showrunners for the adaptation of the Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra comic. [Entertainment Weekly]

Director Rachel Talalay, best known for directing Tank Girl (1995), will be adapting the book series A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting for Netflix. [Deadline]

Nostalgia has finally come for me, friends.

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