Fandom News Roundup 9/11-9/17/21

How are you doing, Fandom Fans? We are halfway through September, and before you know it, we’ll be ringing in a new year. While life continues to move unusually fast, the world of fandom is moving equally so. We at Fandom Spotlite have managed to keep up, and now we can bring you the hottest news from this week. So, let’s slow down and do some reading.

A Twisted Return 

Fan-favorite video game, Twisted Metal, is making its return but as a TV show.  Falcon and The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie has been cast as the lead, John Doe.  The TV show adaptation is being developed by Sony and Playstation collectively.  There are no other details about the show yet, but we hope we also get a new Twisted Metal game along with the show.

A Big Riverdale Spin-off 
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The Queen B.E.E. is getting her own spin-off comic on Webtoon! Ethel Muggs’s new comic, “Big Ethel Energy,” finds the beloved character all grown up and fabulous! The synopsis for the new comic gives more details:

“After graduating from Riverdale High, Ethel couldn’t get away from her hometown — and onto her chosen career path — fast enough. When the Mayor of Riverdale pays her handsomely to write a history of the city, she can’t wait to return to take down Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who made her life hell all those years ago. The only thing she forgets to consider is… maybe they’ve all changed, too.”

The series debuts with three episodes on WEBTOON starting September 21, 2021,  with new episodes rolling out weekly on the webcomic platform.

Star Wars: Hunters – Welcome to the Arena 

Join the greatest Hunters from the Star Wars galaxy in grand arenas inspired by iconic Star Wars locales. Use skill and tactics, mix and match teams to find winning strategies, customize your Hunters, and engage in thrilling third-person cross-play battles. Star Wars fans can pre-register and help reach new milestones to unlock exclusive in-game content when the game launches in 2022.

From Shield Agent to Tomb Raider

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Actress Hayley Atwell continues her streak of portraying badass women! The Agent Carter star will be voicing video game icon Lara Croft.  Netflix’s upcoming TOMB RAIDER anime series from Powerhouse Animation picks up after the event of Square Enix’s video game reboot trilogy.  Atwell did an amazing job in Marvel’s What If as Captain Carter. So, we know she’s going to do great as Lara Croft.

The Princess of Power is Coming to Amazon 

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The Princess of Etheria, Adora, will be getting a live-action adaptation thanks to Amazon Prime Video.  The animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix was top-rated, so capturing that same action with a live-action series makes sense. The project is still in the early stages. No creative team has been put in place yet, but DreamWorks Animation will produce the potential series.

Filming of Season 3 of The Boys Wraps Up

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Filming for season 3 of the hit series, The Boys has wrapped up! Erin Moriarty, the actress who plays Starlight, snapped a photo for Instagram to celebrate the occasion.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Erin Moriarty (@erinelairmoriarty)

 

The caption reads A labor of love, blood, sweat, tears, tequila, laughs, nose swabs, and so many 🖕🏻’s. There is no group I would rather go through it all with. WRAPPEDIGGITY on season THREEEEE @theboystv 💥💥💥

The Boys season 3 will introduce new “superheroes” from comic books, including Crimson Countess, Soldier Boy, and some original characters such as Gunpowder, Blue Hawk, and Supersonic. Recently, the cast of The Boys shared information about season 3 at Dragon Con 2021. Laz Alonso, aka Mother’s Milk, described the danger Soldier Boy brings to the upcoming season. 

We’ve made it to the end of this week’s edition of the Fandom News Roundup! We definitely have a lot to look forward to. What stood out to you the most this week? Let us know in the comments and online. We hope you have a safe weekend and we’ll see you next week.


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