Last Week’s Episode: The Folly of Men

Last Week's Episode

Somewhat light news week (at least for me, a person who did not attend NYCC), which is good because all the real news this week has already given me an immense headache. This week, there’s more gay space rocks in your future, David Simon stands by his man, and Marvel hires another symmetrical white man.


Because Todd Phillips’ pre-Joker press tour wasn’t enough, convicted pedophile and musician Gary Glitter will reportedly earn both a lump sum and royalties off the use of Rock and Roll Part 2 in the film. [CNN]

The John Wick screenwriter  Derek Kolstad will adapt V.E. Schwab’s hit book series A Darker Shade of Magic for Sony. [Variety]

Fight alongside your favorite MCU characters in a virtual reality experience at various locations of The Void? Not really sure this is attainable for most but it does look pretty fun.

Producer Amy Pascal continues her reign of terror by possibly, maybe hinting at a Sinister Six film on a Blu-Ray extra for Spider-Man: Far From Home. [ScreenRant]


The cast has been revealed for Hulu’s upcoming Marvel’s Helstrom: Tom Austen will be playing Daimon Helstrom and Sydney Lemmon will be playing his sister, Ana. The pair have to deal with the fact that their father is a notorious serial killer…who I hope turns out to be Satan because otherwise why make a show about the Son of Satan? Anyway, they fight demons but at least neither is a cop (Daimon is an ethics professor, which feels very weird to me, someone who just consumed the entirity of The Good Place last month).  [Marvel]

Rachel Maddow, who wrote the intro for the trade paperback of Greg Rucka and JH Williams III’s Batwoman: Elegy, is now a citizen of Gotham in the CW’s Batwoman as the voice of Vesper Fairchild. Comics-Vesper had a dalliance with Bruce, so maybe this Vesper will get a little flirtation with her own Bats…at least on AO3. [THR]

Grab Bag

On Friday, State District Judge John Chupp dismissed voice actor Vic Mignogna’s remaining claims of defamation and conspiracy against Monica Rial and her partner Ronald Toye. Next up: how much of the GoFundMe fans set up for Mignonga will go toward the defendants’ legal fees. [DallasNews]

Diahann Carroll, the first Black woman to star in her own TV show — the sitcom Julia in 1968 — passed away.  [Variety]

Two former students of James Franco’s now-defunct acting school have filed a lawsuit alleging that Franco and others “engaged in widespread inappropriate and sexually charged behavior towards female students by sexualizing their power as a teacher and an employer by dangling the opportunity for roles in their projects.” [NYTimes]

On Twitter, The Deuce co-creator David Simon (The Wire) responded to a fan asking about the lawsuit with:

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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.