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 [Comicbook.com]
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]
A 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]
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]
🌈New Video Alert 🌈@DreamWorksSheRa showrunner and executive producer @Gingerhazing talks about coming out, finding identity, and writing #SheRa. For the full video, click here: https://t.co/VnsY8xVyYF pic.twitter.com/uDyizVbLeP
— It Gets Better (@ItGetsBetter) April 30, 2019
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]
Bojack Horseman animation house Shadow Machine is reportedly resisting efforts to unionize. [THR]