Last Week’s Episode: Hollywood Diversity Report Card & Callout

Last Week's Episode

Hey team, can you believe it hasn’t even been a week since Endgame dropped? I’ve probably maxed out on thinkpieces so here, instead, are some Hollywood updates on everything else you can catch up on.


These Jen Bartel kicks are almost certainly sold-out in every way possible (see: her Captain Marvel collab) but they’re extremely good, so I thought it would be a nice way to kick off.

Christian Hoffer over at CB has interviews with Kelly Sue Deconnick and Andy Lanning about their involvement in shaping the MCU []

Students at MIT (Tony Stark’s alma mater) converted the ‘Great Dome’ on campus into Captain America’s shield (I’m sure Chris Evans, Bostonian, was thrilled). [Boston Globe]

Ghost Rider series has been announced at Hulu, and Gabriel Luna, who plays Robbie Reyes currently on Agents of SHIELD, will be keep his flaming skull mantle. [TVLine]

(More) Superheroes 

The trailer for DCU’s Swamp Thing dropped, promising atmospheric tentacles. Produced by James Wan and starring Crystal Reed (Allison Argent on Teen Wolf) as Abby Arcane, the show is going to air despite a troubled production schedule. Between this and Colton Haynes returning to Arrow as a regular (and Tyler Posey in Gregg Araki’s Now Apocalypse) my teen wolves are thriving! [EW]

Director Simon Kinberg talked about how he re-shot the third act of Dark Phoenix to make it on a train, instead of space, which makes me even more dubious about the existence of a complete film. [The Playlist]

Hollywood Diversity

Let’s start this section on a high note with Noelle Stevenson’s It Gets Better video.

Whitney Davis, former director of entertainment diversity and inclusion for CBS, writes a detailing her reason to leave the network, covering the Leslie Moonves sexual misconduct investigation and citing CBS’ “white problem.” [Variety]

A WGA study recently released found, unsurprisingly, that 88% of showrunners are white. [THR]

Grab Bag

Bojack Horseman animation house Shadow Machine is reportedly resisting efforts to unionize. [THR]

Kat Overland

Kat Overland

Small press editor Kat Overland is a displaced Texan now living in Washington, DC, where she is perpetually behind on reading her pull list. She's a millennial, Latina, exhausted, and can often be spotted casually cosplaying America Chavez and complaining.