*updated 11/6/20 at 5:35pm*
This election is a nail bitter...well, here's a nice distraction from it all. Let's geek out!
On October 31, 1992 the world was introduced to mutants....on television. Just like Spider-Man the animated series, X-Men was a hit and gave another generation a look into the battle between Charles Xavier's X-Men and Magneto's Brotherhood of Mutants.
Disney is now able to give this series another chance to shine when Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in March of 2019. The iconic series is now streaming on Disney+. Go watch it!
Back To Acme Acres
Another reboot/revival? It's what all the cool kids are doing these days. HBO Max is bringing back Tiny Toon Adventures. Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny (not related), Plucky Duck, Hamton J. Pig, Elmyra, and the rest of the toons are heading back to Acme Loonaversity to get their toon degree. Maybe some credits didn't carry over from the 90's? No release date has been announced.
Now, before you go off and try to look up the theme song for this show to remember the lyrics, way a head of you! Enjoy.
No Love (or Thunder) For Darcy?
Kat Dennings, who graced us with her presence as Jane Foster's assistant Darcy in both Thor and Thor: The Dark World, may miss out on returning to the MCU in Thor: Love and Thunder. Is there some sort of scheduling conflict? Bad blood between actors or crew members? Nope. Then why? Simple reason...no one has asked her yet. Maybe she'll be a surprise cameo or become Jane's ass-kicking sidekick after Jane wields Thor's hammer.
Who You Gunna Call? Lego Ghost Busters!
If you ever wanted to showcase your very own ECTO-1 from Ghost Busters...now you can! In LEGO form that is. This iconic car will be released on November 15, just in time for the holidays!
New Grindelwald, Who Dis?
Johnny Depp has stepped down as the villainous Gellert Grindelwald from the Fantastic Beast series. After losing the domestic abuse lawsuit filed by his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, Warner Brothers and the actor have parted ways. Will this departure bring back Colin Ferrell to reprise the role? Warner Brothers stated that they will recast the role. You can't exactly get rid of the character of Grindelwald...he's sort of the main villain.
As a result, the third installment of Fantastic Beasts has been delayed and is now scheduled to be released sometime in 2022.
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