Fandom News Roundup July 10-16/21

Hey out there in Fandom Space! It’s that time again for the news of the past week! There’s a lot to cover, so let’s dive right in, shall we?

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Superhero Shenanigans

In an act of chaotic good this week, Marvel heroes(?) Korg and Deadpool teamed up to share some random Canadian actor’s new movie or something. Check out the duo’s reaction video as they peel apart this movie trailer. Is this actually Deadpool’s first appearance in the MCU?

Superman -Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (… | Flickr

Going from the inner-Marvel crossover to an odd Marvel/DC crossover, Dean Cain has incited the internet to dub him the worst Superman. Mr. Cain was on Fox & Friends and spoke about Captain America, a character he claimed to “love the idea of,” suggesting that Marvel was cashing in on “wokeness and anti-Americanism.”  Fans of both Cap and Superman came out of the woodwork to respond with some Kryptonite-forged snark on Twitter.

Scrappers of All Kinds

Disney Is Getting Daredevil Back From Netflix Soon, But Will They Use Him?

It’s fighting galore in this week’s news as we start with rumors of more hallways in Marvel’s immediate future. This news comes to us via Grace Randolph and according to the YouTuber, Charlie Cox is donning the Devil’s Dome again. Apparently, he will be appearing in the upcoming She-Hulk series as Daredevil, not just Matt Murdock.  Here’s hoping the rumors are true!

The Witcher | Netflix Official Site

From fighting mobsters to fighting monsters, this week we got some news from The Continent. The Witcher returns for season 2 on December 17th. Since the streaming event Witchercon, news has been trickling out, including a trailer, commentary, and now this release announcement. Save a few coins from your holiday shopping this season and be ready to give it to your Witcher as he’s got a kid to feed now.

Fans of a SMASHing good time are in for a treat, as Ludosity, Fair Play Labs, and publisher GameMill Entertainment announced Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl! In the grand tradition of the Smash Bros.-adjacent games, All-Star Brawl follows in the footsteps of a myriad of brawlers that combine more franchises than Marvel Vs. Capcom could ever dream of. What may set this one apart from the others is the sheer strangeness of the roster, featuring the likes of Spongebob, the Ninja Turtles, Powdered Toast Man, and even Nigel Thornberry! Set to release fall 2021 on all major consoles, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is looking to bring your childhood together- to beat the crap out of each other.

Movie Movements

This past week gave us some pretty fantastic news on the movie front. First up in our triple feature is Turning Red, a relatable piece from Pixar about a kid who transforms into a gigantic red panda when she gets embarrassed, You know, something we can all relate to. The trailer is an exciting, energetic race featuring “Larger Than Life” from The Backstreet Boys, with trademark Pixar energy. 

First look at Halle Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid remake

From city streets to under the sea, we have a gorgeous first look at Halle Bailey as Ariel from the upcoming live-action Little Mermaid. The movie, originally set to come out this month before all the Covid disruptions, has wrapped filming already, though its release date is still up in the air. If this set photo is any indication, the upcoming movie will be visually stunning!

Barbie Greta Gerwig

Hot off of her Little Women success, Greta Gerwig has been tapped to bring the iconic Barbie to life in her first live-action movie. Starring Margot Robbie and Adam Driver, it may be more satire than serious. With Gerwig at the wheel, it’ll be interesting to see the direction this piece is going!

And that’s the news for this week! Which announcement are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments and on social media, and come right back here next week for more fandom news. 


About Joseph Davis

Joseph “Joe” Davis has love for all things in pop culture. From Alignment charts to Zombies, he’s always up to chat about the weird, wonderful world of geekdom. When not indulging his inner nerd, Joe is a husband and has far too many cats, living in a suburb southeast of Houston, where he almost constantly plays video games, board games and tabletop roleplaying games, which he’s done for almost his whole life.

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