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'WandaVision' writer opens up about that cameo
And why Craig Ferguson was trending
What to know
WandaVision ep 5 SPOILERS: WandaVision shook the comic book movie world last Friday by bringing in Evan Peters to play Pietro. What his appearance means for the greater canon is still unclear. Does this signal the actual arrival of mutants in the MCU? Wanda showrunner Jac Schaeffer isn’t saying, but she did reveal that they thought long and hard about Peters’ cameo and how they would justify it.
Marvel spoilers are everywhere these days — including novelty tees. A new shirt from Hot Topic seemingly reveals why we haven’t seen Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter in the MCU lately. If you’d like to know what’s going on with her ahead of her return in Falcon and the Winter Soldier, click the above link … or go to Hot Topic?
Judd Apatow’s upcoming Netflix movie about making a movie during a pandemic has cast Karen Gillian, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, Pedro Pascal and Peter Serafinowicz! Mando! Tutar! Keegan-Michael Key! What a cast! It’s apparently inspired by the chaos on the recent Jurassic World set. Also, THR has a great new interview with Apatow where he teases This Is 50 saying, “I need to do my version of Boyhood.” The only problem is that Paul Rudd still looks 22.
Why was former Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson trending on Twitter Tuesday? Britney Spears. Let me explain. The new New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears has a lot of people reconsidering what the pop star went through in the mid 2000s. In 2007, Ferguson delivered a monologue explaining why he wouldn’t make fun of her. And now 14 years later, people are finally appreciating it.
Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, and Harold Perrineau are returning to the The Best Man franchise, but this time it’s a 10-episode series on Peacock. Kudos to Peacock for reviving something I didn’t know I wanted and getting them all to return.
Cory and Topanga are back in a Panera commercial … come get your bread bowls and OTPs ❤️
Brett Ratner has acquired the rights to r/WallStreetBets founder’s life story … this would be the 5th GameStop adaptation? I’ve lost count 📉
Disney is closing Fox’s Blue Sky animation studios … the Ice Age has finally thawed ❄️
JK Simmons and Nina Arianda will be Aaron Sorkin’s Fred and Ethel … you could have worse neighbors 📺
What to watch
This guy recreated The Simpsons opening theme with just stock footage. It’s a mighty impressive feat of editing and clip curation. I’m shocked it only “took a day” as he says.
New notables this week:
Clarice s1(Feb 11) — CBS drama series prequel series to Silence of the Lambs, starring Rebecca Breeds and Kal Penn| 46% RT
There’s No “I” in Threesome (Feb 11) — HBO Max documentary feature about love and open relationships | No RT
Judas and the Black Messiah (Feb 12) — HBO Max movie about Black Panther party Chairman Fred Hampton and the FBI, starring Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemmons, and Martin Sheen | 98% RT
To All The Boys: Always And Forever (Feb 12) — Netflix romantic teen comedy threequel, starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo | No RT
The Great North s1 (Feb 14) — Fox animated comedy series a la Bob’s Burgers, starring Will Forte, Megan Mullaly, Jenny Slate, and Nick Offerman | 100% RT
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