To be or not to be, that is the question! This week the world lost an icon of stage and screen. Christopher Plummer has gone to the undiscovered country. This week’s episode has the usual mix of trailers and celebrity deaths, but we have added a new segment. Come join us for all the pop culture you can handle.
Stacy Osei-Kuffour has been hired by Marvel Studios to write Blade. She’s a playwright turned TV writer who was a story editor and writer on HBO’s Watchmen, as well as a writer on Hulu’s Pen15 and story editor on Amazon’s Hunters andHBO’s Run. She was hired after a six-month search. Reportedly, Black writers were the only ones seriously considered and Osei-Kuffour’s hiring makes her the first Black woman to write a Marvel movie.
Eight for Silver, the new film by writer-director Sean Ellis, is an attempt to tell a brand new werewolf story, one that’s set in the past, is delightfully disgusting, and even tries to tug at your heartstrings. There is no current release date, but by all accounts the film is something to behold.
Saban Films has unveiled a trailer for Cosmic Sin, the new sci-fi adventure starring Bruce Willis and Frank Grillo, which arrives later this month. It hails from director and co-writer Edward Drake (Animals) and represents his second feature. It follows a group of rogue soldiers who launch a preemptive strike against a newly discovered alien civilization.
Legendary and Netflix’s Pacific Rim: The Black is the continuation of the franchise co-created by Guillermo del Toro where evil Kaiju try to destroy the Earth but humanity meets them with massive robot warriors, called Jaegers, that require two humans to control. We already knew the show was coming to Netflix March 4—and now, we’ve got the first trailer, where we meet Hayley and Taylor, two kids who commandeer an old Jaeger in an attempt to survive and find their missing parents.
Also this week, we are discussing recent television viewing. We are talking about WandaVision, The Boys, and Resident Alien. This year’s cancelled TV shows are also discussed. Finally, we talk Shin Ultraman, Godzilla toys, and Sir Patrick Stewart’s recent Covid vaccination.
Celebrity deaths include Christopher Plummer (91), Dustin Diamond (44), Hal Holbrook (95), Joanne Rogers (92), and Butch Reed (66).
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