Hello there Fandom Fans! Today is a special Friday because it is also Hanukkah! So Happy Hanukkah to all you who celebrate this special holiday. Most of the news this week came from Disney’s Investor Day, which you can read our roundup of right here on Fandom Spotlite. Still, when Disney wasn’t breaking the internet, other fandom news was happening. Here are some of the headlines from this week you may have missed.
Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister Passes Away
Veteran Actor Tommy “Tiny” Lister passed away on December 10, 2020. Lister was found unconscious in his home and later pronounced dead at the scene. He was 62 years old. Lister is most known for his roles as Deebo from the Friday franchise, and President Linberg from the Fifth Element.
The One-Winged Angel Appears
A new challenger appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate; and it is none other than Cloud’s revival, Sephiroth! The Final Fantasy villain has followed Cloud into another game, and from the trailer, Cloud isn’t too happy about it. Sephiroth will officially join the roster later this month and will be available as DLC on the Nintendo Eshop.
The Silence of the Lambs Series
CBS has announced their newest original “Clarice.” Clarice will be a sequel series to the film Silence of the Lambs. Viewers will get to watch Clarice take on other disturbing cases. The show will premiere on CBS on February 11, 2021.
Anime Giants Combine Forces
Funimation, a popular source for anime, has acquired Crunchyroll, another popular site for anime. These two anime giants coming together means fans will have more variety to enjoy. “The union of Funimation and Crunchyroll is a win for anime fans around the world that will elevate the art and culture of this medium for decades to come,” said Colin Decker, CEO of Funimation Global Group. “Combining these two great companies will be a win for fans and enable us to compete at a truly global scale. I am honored to welcome the wonderful Crunchyroll team to a shared mission—to help everyone belong to the extraordinary world of anime.”
Everyone Confirmed/Rumored for Spider-Man 3
When I say Disney was busy this week, I mean they were REALLY busy. First, it was confirmed that Alfred Molina would be reprising his role as Dr. Octopus. Then the rumors swung in about who else would be joining Tom Holland in Spider-Man. Here is a list of everyone confirmed and rumored to be in Spider-Man 3.
~Jamie Fox – Electro (Confirmed)
~Emma Stone -Gwen Stacy/Ghost-Spider (Rumored)
~Charlie Cox – Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Rumored)
~Toby Maguire – Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Rumored)
~Andrew Garfield – Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Rumored)
~Tom Hardy – Eddie Brock/Venom (Rumored)
Does this mean that Spider-Man 3 will be a live-action Into the Spiderverse?
House of Dragons
This week we got our first look at the Game of Thrones spin-off, “House of Dragons.” The spin-off will tell the history of House Targaryen. HBO released concept photos of the dragons that will be in the show. House of Dragons will begin production in 2021.
Morbius Takes Tokyo Comic-Con
A new trailer for Morbius, starring Jared Leto, was revealed at Tokyo Comic-Con. Leto himself introduces the trailer and we get another look at how the man becomes the vampire. Morbius is scheduled to open in theaters on March 19, 2021.
A Singer Returns One Last Time
The official website for Studio Khara‘s new Evangelion films announced on Wednesday that Hikaru Utada is performing the song “One Last Kiss” for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||). The song will launch digitally on January 24, before its EP release ships on January 27. Utada performed the theme songs for all three previous films in the series.
That completes this week’s Fandom New Roundup. What story was your favorite? Feel free to tell us in the comments or online via our socials. Have a Happy Hanukkah and Stay Safe! We’ll see you next Friday!