Welcome back, Fandom Fans! How was your work week? Are you already dreaming of Summer? I know I am! The world of fandom is also looking towards warm days and beyond because this week the news mostly focused on the future. Luckily for you, you don’t need a crystal ball- you have us. Come closer and gaze at these words to learn what Fandom News happened this week!
The Broken Heart of the Cards
The trading card game and anime series Yu-Gi-Oh is all about relying on the heart of the cards. What happens when that heart is broken? They get auctioned off to the highest bidder. Auctioneer dnlay04438 posted 26 multi-pack boxes of Yu-Gi-Oh cards on Yahoo! Auctions Japan, most of which were unopened. The reason wasn’t to make a few quick bucks. It was because her husband cheated on her. I guess he didn’t see her trap card. “While I don’t know much about this card game,” dnlay04438 wrote, “there doesn’t appear to be any damage or tears, but as I’m no expert, please don’t take issue with them.” The bidding started at one cent U.S. but the auction appears to have been suspended earlier than planned, with the card bundle bidding going up to 20,503,000 yen or $188,220.
It’s All About Family…in Space!
You heard the rumors, you’ve seen the memes, but it’s finally real- the Fast franchise is going to space! The trailer for Fast 9 blasted its way onto the web this week and it did not disappoint. Dom now must face his little brother (who neither he nor Mia ever mentioned) and stop him from… using magnets… to hurt people. Listen. Han is back, the guys from Tokyo Drift are back, explosions are back, what more could you want?
The Girls are All Grown Up
As we reported before, The CW is working on a live-action Powerpuff Girls series, featuring the girls all grown up. The CW has released an official photo of the girls out of their superhero attire. The Powerpuff Women look chic and more modern than the previous photos we have seen. What do you think of their new look?
A Goddess Plays a Goddess
Shazam! Fury of the Gods adds another God to its grandiose roster! Lucy Liu will play the villain Kalypso. Kalypso is the sister of Dame Helen Mirren’s Hespera, both daughters of the Greek God Atlas, one of the many gods Shazam gets his powers from. “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” is scheduled to open on June 2, 2023.
Gundams to Make Their Live-Action Debut with Netflix
Ever since Pacific Rim came out, anime fans have wondered when a Gundam film would be released. The answer is: soon! Netflix is making a live-action Gundam film and they have already assembled a team to get to work. Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will be directing the Gundam film. He will be working with screenplay writer and executive producer Brian K. Vaughn. Jason Young will also be helping oversee this massive project. The Gundam franchise has many stories and variations so it will be interesting to see which ones will be selected for the film. I’m hoping it’s the Gundam Wing series.
The Summer of Snake Eyes
During the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest, they revealed that Snake Eyes’ solo film is being released this summer. The film which was originally slated for March 2020 will now be released July 23, 2021. Henry Golding will be playing the title role. He will be joined by Andrew Koji (Storm Shadow), Samara Weaving (Scarlett), and Ursula Cobero (The Baroness). Robert Schwentke was the director for the G.I. Joe spin-off film. Some of the merchandise for the film was also revealed during Pulse Fan Fest.
The Moon Knight is Dark and Full of Terror
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This week, a video surfaced online of Oscar Isaac “seemingly” preparing for his role as Marvel’s Moon Knight. The video shows Isaac practicing combat choreography and it looks brutal. It is very reminiscent of the style of fighting we saw in Netflix’s Daredevil. Could this be the MCU’s most violent series?
A Veteran Actor Takes his Final Bow
Veteran actor of screen and Broadway, Joseph Siravo passed away this week at 64 years of age after a long battle with colon cancer. Siravo is most notable for his role on HBO’s The Sopranos. We at Fandom Spotlite would like to send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fans.
Iconic Actor behind Cousin Itt and Twiki Loses Battle with Cancer
Also, Felix Silla, the actor behind Cousin Itt on the Addams Family, Twiki on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and a Dink Dink on Spaceballs, to name a few roles, passed away at age 84. Longtime friend and co-star Gil Gerard, reported Silla’s passing from pancreatic cancer on April 16th, 2021. Our thoughts and condolences are with his friends, family and fans. He will be missed.
Well, Fandom Fans, how do you like your future? Anything you are very excited about? As always feel free to chat with us in the comments and online! We hope you have a safe and fun weekend. Come back next week for even more news. We’ll be waiting for you.