Last Week’s Episode: Nostalgia in Space

Last Week's Episode

Slow news week IMO, but at least there’s always something happening on The Walking Dead.

Comic Book Movies

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Joker director Todd Phillips dreamed of having Joaquin Phoenix play the titular clown, but also tells Empire, “We didn’t follow anything from the comic-books.” Sounds extremely edgy to me. [Empire]

Television

There’s gonna be a third Walking Dead series, and the three leads have been cast: Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, and Hal Cumpston. Though there’s no title to the show yet, it’s focusing on a group of teens who I guess have to deal with teen things AND zombies. [Variety]

Friends has departed Netflix and will now live on a brand new streaming service, HBO Max, which will also host CW shows Batwoman and Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene. [TechCrunch]

Animation

Footage from Evangelion  3.0+1.0, a real thing that is actually happening, debuted at Japan Expo. [io9 + Kotaku]

Musician Sturgill Simpson will be at SDCC to promote the animated film Sound & Fury, an anime from Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) and Junpei Mizusaki that will apparently feature American rock. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Video Game Adaptations

I normally leave this to SideQuest, but I’m really stoked on these two pieces of news. First, Joe Taslim (The Raid: Redemption, Warrior, Indonesia’s judo team) has been cast as Sub-Zero in James Wan’s upcoming Mortal Kombat film. [THR]

Second, the film and TV rights to Myst have been purchased by Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, who will adapt the game with its co-creator Rand Miller and others. [Deadline]

Grab Bag

Reggie Ugwu interviewed black directors who had hits in the ’90s—Julie Dash, Matty Rich, Darnell Martin, Ernest Dickerson, Leslie Harris, and Theodore Witcher—about working in an industry that worked to see them hit a sophomore slump. [NYTs]

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.
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