Black Panther Director Detained/New Alien vs Predator Book — FNR

It’s the end of the work week! Hopefully, you fandom fans don’t have to work on the weekends. However, there are no days off when you work in the world of fandom. Before you decide to either sleep in or go for brunch, why not read some of the hottest stories from this week?

Here are the stories we have covered so far:

Major castings for big projects were announced this week. We covered it all from Dune 2, Kraven the Hunter, Blue Beetle, and more.

DMZ is a graphic novel from DC Comics. This epic story is about a world in peril and the power of a mother’s love. HBO Max recently released the trailer for the live-action adaptation.

HBO Max
has made an official straight-to-series order for The Penguin. The spin-off show will focus on the iconic villain and expand on the world created in The Batman.

In this trailer for Evil Dead: The Game, Bruce Campbell breaks down what to expect when playing as a Kandarian Demon.

We recently shared photos from Disney Plus’s upcoming series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Disney surprised fans when they released the first trailer for the Star Wars spin-off.

New first-look images, released exclusively via Entertainment Weekly, have given us our first glimpse at the upcoming Disney+ series, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Gaming industry giant Sega has recently said that they will listen to their most significant stakeholders, the gamers, to decide to introduce NFTs into their upcoming titles.

Hit franchise God of War could be next on Amazon’s list of video games to turn into a TV series.

Batman works alone, or does he? A new trailer for  DC League of Super-Pets shows a dramatic introduction between Batman and Ace.

Warner Bros. has faith in its new Batman world as they put  Gotham City PD spin-off into production.

The world of The Walking Dead continues to grow with yet another spin-off announced. Titled Isle of The Dead, the new series will be set in New York City and envision a Manhattan “long ago cut off from the mainland” filled with the living and dead alike.

A New Bizzare Video Game Adventure 

All JOJOs Unite! Fight for Your Destiny! JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R has 𝟱𝟬 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 from all arcs of JOJO available with customization options for outfits, poses, and dialogue. Character styling inspired by manga artist 𝗛𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗵𝗶𝗸𝗼 𝗔𝗿𝗮𝗸𝗶 and featuring VO by actors from the current anime series.  𝗘𝗻𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 fighting game mechanic tuning and 𝗻𝗲𝘄 battle system features. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R is approaching Fall 2022 on PlayStation, Switch, Xbox & PC.

A Peek at Pinocchio 
Pinocchio and Tom Hanks
Pinocchio is another Disney classic getting the live-action treatment. This week the House of Mouse shared the first look at the upcoming feature film. This might be one of their most impressive remakes. Pinocchio stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto, and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voices the famous puppet. Pinocchio is scheduled to be released on Disney Plus in September of this year.

Black Panther Director Detained, Body Cam Photage Revealed 

The director of Black Panther and Creed, Ryan Coogler, was mistaken by Atlanta police for a bank robber. Coogler’s exchange with the bank teller was misinterpreted when he handed a note. The director attempted to withdraw $10,000 from his account, but the bank’s system alerted the teller causing the teller to believe that Coogler’s actions were suspicious. The bank teller reported the information to their manager, who contacted authorities. The body com video shows Coogler’s reaction to the police, including the police drawing a gun on the director. Police determined the whole thing was a mistake by the teller, and Coogler “was never in the wrong,” the report says. The handcuffs were immediately removed, and the other two people were released from the back of the patrol vehicle.

New Stories from the Aliens vs. Predators Universe
predator and alien face to face
Aliens vs. Predators: Ultimate Prey from Titan Books will be a series of anthologies around horror icons. The book features “fifteen new and original stories for a first-of-its-kind anthology,” and it’s just been released in the United States. The book is currently available on Amazon.

Deadpool 3 Finds its Director 
Disney/Marvel is ready to bring fan-favorite Deadpool into the MCU fold. It was announced that the director of Disney’s Free Guy, Shawn Levy, will helm Deadpool 3. Reynolds and Levy had great chemistry working together on Free Guy. Disney is banking on creating that same chemistry again, only a bit more “stabby.” Shawn Levy also worked with the Deadpool actor on Netflix’s The Adam Project.

New Final Fantasy 7 Novel Focuses on Cloud’s Love Interests 
Tifa and Aerith
Real fans of Final Fantasy 7 know that the best ship is between Tifa and Aerith. Square Enix Manga & Books announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake: Traces of Two Pasts novel and other titles will be licensed and released stateside. Final Fantasy VII Remake: Traces of Two Pasts novel follows the two tales of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE’s heroines, Tifa and Aerith, as they tell the stories of their lives leading up to the events of the game. The novel will be released on December 13, 2022.

That completes this week’s roundup! It’s been an exciting week for casting news and video game news! What story stood out to you? Please share with us in the comments and online. We hope you have a safe and fun weekend. We’ll see you next time.


About Yali Perez

When she's not writing about pop culture for Fandom Spotlite, curating social media for the*gameHERS, or helping to produce the DB4L podcast, she is a single mom to the coolest kid in the world. In Yali's free time she likes to bake, exercise, watch horror films, and play Mario Kart. Yali's goal as a writer is to share her nontraditional and colorful view of the world with readers everywhere.

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