Hi Fandom Fans! It’s Friday! Remember when that meant something? As we find ourselves just trying to make it through each day, it’s hard to stay current with all the happenings in the world of fandom. Never fear, Fandom Spotlite has got you covered with some of the news you might have missed! Grab a cup of coffee and a snack and let’s talk news.
The Voice of Our Youth Passes Away
Canadian Voice Actor/Actor Kirby Morrow passed away on November 19, 2020. Morrow is best known for his voice work on shows like Inuyasha, X-Men: Evolution, and Dragon Ball Z, as well as live-action work on Stargate: Atlantis. Nothing has been stated on how Kirby Morrow died. Recently, the 47-year-old actor was announced to be reprising his role as Miroku on the Inuyasha spin-off, Yashahime. We here at Fandom Spotlite would like to send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fans.
A New Journey to Middle Earth
Lord of The Rings and Hobbit fans can rejoice as another journey to Middle Earth awaits them. According to EW, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced they will be publishing what they describe as a “previously unseen” collection by Tolkien titled The Nature of Middle-earth. The Nature of Middle-earth is set to be published in the U.S. on June 24, 2021.
The Return of The Walking Dead
If you been waiting to know when the extended season 10 was returning, you can stop now. In a press release from AMC, they announced that the show will return on February 28, 2021. All six episodes will also debut early on AMC+, the premium streaming bundle, every Thursday prior to the episodes’ linear premieres on Sundays, beginning February 25.
Michael B. Jordan is the King of 2020
Actor, producer, and activist, Michael B. Jordan has been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2020. Personally, I agree with the choice. Fandom fans will recognize Jordan from his work on Black Panther, Creed, and Fantastic 4. The sexiest man alive told People, “It’s a cool feeling,” […]”You know, everybody always made that joke, like, ‘Mike, this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get.’ But it’s a good club to be a part of.”
Batman: Soul of The Dragon Trailer is Unleashed
Set in the midst of the swinging 1970s, this Elseworlds adventure finds Bruce Wayne training under a master sensei. It is here that Bruce, along with other elite students, is forged in the fire of the martial arts discipline. The lifelong bonds they form will be put to the test when a deadly menace arises from their past. It will take the combined efforts of Batman, world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner, Lady Shiva, and their mentor O-Sensei to battle the monsters of this world and beyond!
A New Wonder Girl Blooms
The CW adds a new hero to its CWVerse; Yara Flor, also known as Wonder Girl. Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God, learns that she is Wonder Girl. With her newfound power, she must fight the evil forces that would seek to destroy the world. Queen of the South executive producer/co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez and Greg Berlanti of Berlanti Productions will be working to bring Yara Flor to our TV screens.
Jaden Smith & Miles Morales are Ready
Catch the official music video for “I’m Ready”, featuring gameplay from Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This song was created for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales soundtrack in collaboration with Marvel Games and PlayStation. The game is currently available for PS4 and PS5. You can also purchase the song on iTunes.
Pre-Order Your Butter Robot…Seriously.
On last week’s Fandom News Roundup, I told you about the Pickle Rick hard seltzer. Well, the Rick & Morty merchandise train does not appear to be stopping anytime soon. Now you can preorder your very own Butter Robot straight from the show. The real, working robot will pass you the butter, so you can smear the yellowy goodness on toast, pancakes, cornbread, and more. The Butter Robot is now available for pre-order with delivery anticipated as early as May 15, 2021. Reserve your Butter Robot today before the introductory offers end on November 30. This limited edition robot costs $147 and will not be sold in stores!
We have reached our conclusion of the highlights from the world of Fandom. Share with us which stories caught your interest in the comments and online. We’ll see you next week. Take care and stay safe.