There were a lot of major happenings in the fandom world this week! Everything from show cancellations, show announcements, birth, a passing and so much more. Fandom News Roundup is your weekly guide to all the news you may have missed.
On August 22, DC Comics’ DC Fandome, a 24-hour virtual convention took place online. This global experience provided fans with trailers for The Batman, Wonder Woman 1984, and Justice League: The Snyder Cut- just to name a few. We got our first look at the cast for The Suicide Squad and were introduced to Black Adam’s origin story. For more on DC FanDome, you can check out their YouTube Channel or our write-up on the things we’re most excited about right here on Fandom Spotlite.
The Powerpuff Girls are Getting a Live-Action Series
According to Variety, there is a live-action Powerpuff Girls show in development for The CW. The show will feature the sisters as twenty-somethings who resent missing out on a normal childhood because they were busy being superheroes. Diablo Cody and Heather Regnier will be writing and executive producing this project.
Netflix Cancels ‘Altered Carbon’ After Two Seasons
The sci-fi series Altered Carbon has been canceled after two seasons on streaming service Netflix. The Hollywood Reporter says the decision is based on “circumstances created by the pandemic.”
Scooby-Doo Co-Creator Passes Away at 87
Joe Ruby, the co-creator of the American cartoon Scooby-Doo, passed away from natural causes at his home in Westlake Village, California. Along with working on Scooby-Doo, Ruby worked on Dynomutt, Jabberjaw, Space Ghost, and Punky Brewster. (Source: Comicbook.com)
Pirates of the Caribbean & Carnival Row Star Orlando Bloom Welcomed a Baby Girl
Orlando Bloom and his Fiance, pop star Katy Perry, welcomed a baby Girl: Daisy Dove Bloom. Bloom has a son, Flynn, with former wife Miranda Kerr. Mom and baby are doing well according to an Instagram post announcing the birth on August 27.
Star Wars Star Voices Lead Character in Disney’s New Animated Film
Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran will voice the titular character Raya in Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. Tran is taking over for Degrassi alum Cassie Steele. Raya and The Last Dragon tells the story of Sisu, a dragon stuck in human form looking to regain her power, and it’s up to Raya to help her do it. The film is slated to release in theaters March 12, 2021. (source: Entertainment Weekly)
Netflix’s Resident Evil Series is Confirmed
Entertainment Weekly reported that Netflix has confirmed a live-action Resident Evil series based on the hit game of the same name. The series will have 8 hour-long episodes. Bronwen Huges, whose previous work includes AMC’s The Walking Dead, will be executive producing the show. The live-action show will follow Wesker Siblings Billie and Jade as they deal with Raccoon City and the T-Virus.
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