The biggest news that started off this week was NBC’s announcement they would break with years of tradition and not host the Golden Globes in 2022. WarnerMedia is the latest in a string of entertainment companies (including Netflix and Amazon) to cut ties with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) because of their lack of inclusion and diversity. Back in February, it was revealed that there are zero Black members of their organization. HFPA quickly approved and announced a plan to increase that to 13%, but as NBC said in their statement “change of this magnitude takes time and work.” So the eyes of the entertainment industry will be watching the HFPA closely in the future. It’s heartening to see the studios using their powers for good (for once). Maybe this is a good omen for lasting change in the industry? Too early to tell.
Gal Gadot confirms to Israeli Channel 12 that Joss Whedon threatened to end her career.
"He threatened my career and told me that if I'll do something, he'll make sure my career will be miserable and I just took care of it on the spot". https://t.co/fGle6seUQx
— All Things Zack Snyder (@AllThingsSnyder) May 8, 2021
I’m honestly not sure what to make of this news item. I admit to being a little perturbed that Gal Gadot waited until now to bring this up instead of speaking out last month when it would have helped support Ray Fisher. But at least this interview corroborates Fisher’s mention that Gadot and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins also had problems with Whedon. Better late than never? *all the side eye* [N12]
Margot Robbie says she wants Poison Ivy to join the DCEU. We all agree!!! Robbie says she constantly brings it up and would love to portray their relationship on screen. Come on, just #letharleyhavehermilf! [Den of Geek]
Fresh from One Night in Miami, Regina King will be directing the adaptation of Chuck Brown, Sanford Greene, and David F. Walker’s comic Bitter Root for Legendary Pictures. [Deadline]
A sequel is afoot! Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill will return in ENOLA HOLMES 2 🔍 pic.twitter.com/cMx2x9sTwx
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) May 13, 2021
Take a look at new promo photos for the upcoming Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, featuring star Henry Golding as Snake Eyes and Úrsula Corberó as The Baroness. [EW]
— New #Venom: Let There Be Carnage Trailer Out Now (@VenomMovie) May 10, 2021
— The Green Knight (@TheGreenKnight) May 11, 2021
There’s a third Psych movie on the horizon for Peacock — Psych 3: This is Gus. It surrounds wedding shenanigans and the whole gang is reprising their roles. [Deadline]
Seth Rogen is not planning on working with former collaborator James Franco, following numerous allegations of sexual harassment, and admits remorse for standing by him and treating the allegations lightly. [Indiewire]
LeVar Burton will be voicing Tom Swift’s robot companion Barclay in an upcoming episode of Nancy Drew/backdoor spin-off. I with I knew anything about this franchise so I could decode this for y’all but alas. [Deadline]
Ellen Degeneres is ending her daytime talk show Ellen, which is kind of about time after reports of staff mistreatment and poor handling of the COVID pandemic broke last year. Thanks to Dakota Johnson! [THR]
Legendary actress and Howard alum Phylicia Rashad is the new dean of university’s College of Fine Arts, which is pretty incredible! [Howard University]
This is Us will cap its multi-generational drama at five seasons, ending in 2022. [Vulture]
— Hayleau (@hayleau) May 14, 2021
The Jamaican animation industry just wrapped it’s (virtual) annual conference, Kingstoon Animation Conference and Film Festival — check out the winners and highlights over at [Cartoon Brew]
In a new interview promoting her newest comic, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, Alison Bechdel also mentioned working on a potential Dykes to Watch Out For animated series, which would truly be a treat to see. [Vulture]
— adult swim (@adultswim) May 12, 2021
The upcoming Proud Family revival now has two gay dads voiced by Zachary Quinto and Billy Porter, the fathers of new character Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins (Keke Palmer). Michael Collins has a fierce new look and a new VA — influence EJ Johnson. [EW]
Kevin Smith’s new He-Man cartoon has some RRRRIPPED ladies so I guess I’m gonna watch it.
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) May 13, 2021
Bong Joon Ho’s next-next project is a CGI animated feature set in the ocean, because of course it is. [IndieWire]
Michael Jai White has opened his very own Jaigantic Studios, and what more do I need to add? [Variety]
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) May 13, 2021
Happy Anniversary Mr. Ratburn and Patrick!
— Arthur Read (@arthurpbs) May 13, 2021