Welcome back to your weekly roundup of fandom news! The world of fandom never sleeps, so we have a lot to cover!
Emily Blunt as Black Widow?
Rumor has it that Emily Blunt is in talks to play Black Widow in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Blunt will play the Russian assassin but in a different universe. Emily Blunt was originally offered the role that Scarlett Johansson ended up with. Doctor Strange 2 may also feature other actors who were once offered Marvel roles.
Designer Naruto & Boruto Watches
Recently, anime and fashion have been collaborating more often. Seiko 5 Sports has collaborated with Naruto and his son Boruto for a limited edition watch collection. The collection features designer watches inspired by Naruto, Boruto, Sasuke, Rock Lee, Shikamaru, Gaara, and Sarada. There will be only 6,500 of each watch available; once they are gone they are gone. This special collection officially drops in December of 2020.
Netflix dulls the shine of Glow
Glow, a show about female wrestlers in the ’80s, has been canceled by Netflix. A strange move since the show was renewed for a 4th season. This was also to be the series’ final season. Netflix said the decision was made due to COVID-19 and complications of filming a show where the actors have to be in close proximity to each other.
Clark Middleton Passes Away
American actor Clark Middleton passed away at 63. Middleton was no stranger to the world of fandom. Some of his most notable works included Twin Peaks, The Blacklist, Gotham, Fringe, Snowpiecer, and American Gods. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Lovecraft Country Chocolates
HBO’s new horror series Lovecraft Country can now be enjoyed with delicious chocolates. The designer chocolate company Phillip Ashely Chocolates has created chocolates inspired by the hit HBO series, Lovecraft Country. The designer chocolates come with 6 distinct flavors based on Ruby, Leti, Tic, Travel Guide, Voodoo, and Spellbound. You can purchase on the chocolates on their website for $35.00.
Batman’s cars get their own show
HBO Max has announced their new show for preschoolers, Batwheels. Think of it like Pixar’s Cars but with Batman’s cars. This team of Batwheels includes Bam (The Batmobile), Bibi (The Batgirl Cycle), Red (The Redbird), Jett (The Batwing), and Buff (The Bat Truck). The bat cars will deal with growing pains and teamwork.
Rambo in Mortal Kombat 11
John Rambo joins the Mortal Kombat Tournament! Rambo will be a new playable character for Mortal Kombat 11 for PS5, PS4, and Xbox Series X on November 17, 2020. Sylvester Stallone will be voicing the character for the video game.
Invincible is Flying in to Save the Day
INVINCIBLE is an adult animated superhero series that revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems. From Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead. Coming to Prime Video in 2021.
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