Last Week’s Episode: Nostalgia Trips

Last Week's Episode

Hey team, it’s the week before the US election and my brain is leaking out my ears, I’m getting into Twitter fights, and I finished season seven of Clone Wars so I can’t even soothe myself with clone shenanigans. I hope you’re all going well, going to vote if you’re American and haven’t already, and that you’re ready to dig in to some entertainment news!

First, if you’re American and haven’t mailed a ballot, then you’re stuck with in-person voting or dropping it off at a ballot box (not mailbox). But on the flip side, Paul Rudd MIGHT show up and hand out cookies, so…it’s worth the hustle!

Movies

KA Applegate and husband Michael Grant have pulled out of the upcoming planned Animorphs film, which is a real bummer. (I’m holding out hope for an animated series, myself?)

Speaking of Justice League, Ray Fisher spoke with Forbes about his on-going grievances about a toxic and racist set environment under Joss Whedon and Geoff Johns. Fisher alleged that Whedon “had ordered that the complexion of an actor of color be changed in post-production because he didn’t like the color of their skin tone,” and this decision was the tipping point in motivating him to speak out. His allegations are extremely grim and worth reading. [Forbes]

In non-superhero news, Patrick Wilson is going to direct Insidious 5 and we’re hoping he sings. [Variety]

Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is working with Lance Bass (hearthrob) on a movie about *NSYNC superfans, and I am THERE (probably figuratively). This one will definitely have singing, right? [Variety]

Television

Moon Knight might be showing up in your small screens on, inexplicably, Disney+ (I guess it’ll be roommates with The Mandalorian?). Oscar Isaac is ‘in talks’ to star as Marc Spector [THR], which has already kicked off a discussion of Jewish representation on the show (Isaac has some Jewish heritage but was raised as an evangelical Christian). Egyptian director and screenwriter Mohamed Diab (Eshteback [Clash], Cairo 678, and El Gezeira) is attached to direct — a savvy move for a show about the avatar of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu — but Jeremy Slater (the current showrunner on Umbrella Academy, but also the screenwriter for The Lazarus Effect, FANT4STIC (2015) and Death Note (2017)) is lead writer and showrunner. Slater’s involvement might also raise some eyebrows, as there has been criticism of Umbrella Academy for antisemitism. [Deadline]

Animation

Y’all, CLAMP is here with new a Tokyo Babylon anime and I am here to say, hell yes but also please god finish X/1999!!! Yes I am an old fandom hag, please just let me have these problematic magicians. [CrunchyRoll]

For another nostalgia trip, Cartoon Network and HBO Max are rebooting Tiny Toon Adventures. Tiny Toons: Loonveristy, has Steven Spielberg as an executive producer (he was EP for the original series), and Erin Gibson (of the podcast Throwing Shade and Gay of Thrones) as showrunner and co-producer with Nate Cash (Adventure Time) [Deadline]

Genndy Tartakovsky’s (Samurai Jack, Primal) new project, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, has been picked up by Cartoon Network and HBO Max. [Variety]

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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