Last Week’s Episode: No Disguise For That Wandavision

Last Week's Episode

The Oscars are this weekend and I’m glad to soon be free of the burden of reading takes on any of the best picture nominees. #Bonghive baby.


Sam Raimi (Spider-Mans 1-3) is eyeing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It’s now confirmed that Benedict Wong and Chiwetel Ejiofor will return but Rachel McAdams will not, and that Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch will appear. Her storyline is supposed to tie into WandaVision as well, creating ~brand synergy. [Variety]

Owen Wilson has been cast in an unknown role for Disney+’s Loki series. [Vanity Fair]

One of my guiltiest pleasures of Oscars season is the Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot series and this year’s does not disappoint.  [THR]

Joaquin Phoenix took home the BAFTA for Joker and also made an compassionate and articulate speech about racism in the film industry, saying actors had “to do the hard work to truly understand systemic racism.” Hopefully he takes his own advice to heart — he’s made only two films with a director of color, M. Night Shyamalan. [WaPo]

1917 went big at the BAFTAs, winning both Best Film and Best British Film and Sam Mendes taking home Best Director. [BBC]

At the WGA Awards, Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won won best Original Screenplay for Parasite, and Taika Waititi won best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit. [Slashfilm]

If you want to go in totally unspoiled for #Fast9, then I recommend you avoid the trailer and also stop reading this sentence right now. If you’ve watched the trailer, then check this interview with Sung Kang. [LA Times]

Hamilton will be coming to a theatre near you in 2021. Disney paid $75 million for the global rights to the “live capture” of the original Broadway cast’s performances from 2016. Please remember to save your karaoke for the inevitable singalong showings. [THR]

Netflix is developing a live-action adaptation of One Piece. [Hypable]

Seth Rogan (and Point Grey Productions) is looking to adapt James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan’s Boom! book Memetic. Mattson Tomlin (the upcoming The Batman) will be writing the script, about a killer sloth meme. Point Grey also recently nabbed Rick Remender, Tony Moore, and Jerome Opena’s Fear Agent for Amazon. [THR]


The supersons of Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch’s Clark Kent and Lois Lane have been cast — Jordan Elsass and Alexander Garfin (The Peanuts Movie) will play Jonathan and Jordan, respectively. [Deadline]

In response to heavy Twitter criticism after the announcement that she would be MC and a judge for Legendary, an upcoming HBO competition series centered around Ballroom, Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) came out as queer on Twitter. (For clarity, most of the complaints centered around how Jamil was connected to the Ballroom community, but some included the criticism she was straight and I am sad she felt pressured to do this). HBO Max then updated their announcement, clarifying that vogue-r Dashaun Wesley (currently Shadow Wintour on Pose) is the actual host of the show, and Jamil will be part of a panel of judges. Dancer Leiomy Maldonado (America’s Best Dance Crew, the Pose choreographer) and New York Ballroom DJ Mike Q will also be regular features on the show. Jamil also received support from Wesley and Pose star Indya Moore on Twitter. [Entertainment Weekly]

Bob Iger wants to make some The Mandalorian spin-offs and one better star Ming-Na Wen?  [SyFy]

Dorothy Spinner has been cast for season 2 of Doom Patrol. Abigail Shapiro will be playing The Chief’s presumably ape-faced daughter. [TVLine]

Grab Bag

Another writers’ strike could be looming on the horizon as the WGA gears up to fight for streaming revenue. The current contract expires May 1st. [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.