Last Week’s Episode: Skipping the 2022 Golden Globes

Last Week's Episode

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.

Movies

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]

Rian Johnson continues to pander to film Twitter with his Knives Out 2 casting announcements. We’ve now got WandaVision’s Kathryn Hahn [Deadline] and the archandroid herself, Janelle Monae. [THR]

The Furiosa prequel that, I think, very few people asked for after the disastrous Mad Max: Fury Road prequel comics, has found its Furiosa: Anya Taylor-Joy (New Mutants, Queen’s Gambit). [Indiewire]

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]

Television

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]

Animation

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]

Castlevania‘s last season just dropped, but a non-Warren Ellis related spinoff allegedly being eyed, with a new set of characters. We’ll see if the rumor pans out.  [Monsters&Critics][Bustle]

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]

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.

Bong Joon Ho’s next-next project is a CGI animated feature set in the ocean, because of course it is. [IndieWire]

Random

Michael Jai White has opened his very own Jaigantic Studios, and what more do I need to add? [Variety]

Happy Anniversary Mr. Ratburn and Patrick!

Lola Watson

Lola Watson

I'm a community college professor, nerd, and mom who collects comics, knits, and procrastinates a whole host of other hobbies in my lack of spare time. My research focuses on using technology in the classroom, pop culture, children's literature, and comics.

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