Last Week’s Episode: Hurricane Season

Last Week's Episode

It’s rainy where I am but I’m hoping it’s nicer where you are. But if not, don’t worry, there’s a plethora of entertainment here (and also, Leverage: Redemption just dropped).

Animation

Star Wars meets anime in Star Wars Visions, an upcoming anthology of Star Wars tales from Japanese creators like director Hiroyuki Imaishi, and  studios like Trigger and Kamikaze Douga. [Gizmodo]

Movies

Something is Killing the Children, the Boom! hit from James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera, has been picked up for a Netflix series by Trevor Macy and Mike Flanagan, the creative team behind Doctor Sleep, the two Hill House series, and Gerald’s Game. [THR]

Greta Gerwig will be directing Margot Robbie’s Barbie and I have no idea what type of film it’ll be. Deconstruction? Irony poison? A heart-felt movie for girls and Barbie-lovers everywhere? [IndieWire]

Mary J. Blige gives credit to Black stuntwomen she’s worked with in this [Shadow & Act] interview.

Megan Fox should absolutely be in a superhero film, please someone get her on the phone.

Shoutout to Phil Yu, aka blogger Angry Asian Man, on this Entertainment Weekly cover story on Simu Liu (Shang-Chi). [EW]

Dee Rees’ Pariah is the first work by a Black American woman director to join the Criterion Collection, which is pretty ridiculous. [Variety]

Indian skateboarder Asha Gond has alleged that the film Skater Girl, from director Manjari Makijany, was based on her life but gave her no credit. [Vice]

Okay I’m seeing a potential collab here with Megan Fox…

Jamie Chung talks about her upcoming heist comedy The Misfits, but also about her character in Lovecraft County, working with Zack Snyder, and more. [THR]

Zack Snyder will be doing a sci-fi movie called Rebel Moon which seems pretty self-explanatory. [THR]

Marvel swears that they’ll have more LGBTQ content soon, this time from Marvel Studio’s executive vice president of film production Victoria Alonso. [Variety]

Speaking of gay shit, Legally Blonde had a potential ending which hinted at a romance between Elle and Vivian??

Tom Hardy is getting a story credit for Venom 2 because, “He’s married to Venom,” according to screenwriter Kelly Marcel. [IndieWire]

Television

Bong Joon Ho hopeful about Bong Joon Ho project (his American Parasite series with Adam McKay). [AVClub]

Robin Givens is a new regular for season 3 of Batwoman, playing Jada Jet, the CEO of Jett Industries. Perhaps an update on Batman love interest/super model Jezebel Jet? [CBR]

Lovecraft County showrunner Misha Green took to Twitter to layout her plans for the now-cancelled season 2. [Shadow & Act]

Did you know there was a Netflix show called Cursed, based on the book by Frank Miller (Sin City) and Tom Wheeler? I didn’t either, and it’s been cancelled after one season. [Deadline]

Michelle Yeoh is coming to The Witcher: Blood Origins as Scían. [THR]

Etc.

Legendary director of Superman, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon and more Richard Donner passed away at age 91. [Deadline]

Peter Capaldi, one of the Doctors Who and former member of a punk band (with Craig Ferguson) has recorded a solo album during lockdown. [NME]

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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