Fandom News Roundup 10/16-10/22/21

Hi, Fandom Friends. I feel like it is safe to say we are all friends.  This week was a slow one in the world of fandom. Honestly, we are all still obsessed with the Squid Game.  Can you blame them? It is so good! This week’s roundup will be like Halloween candy–Fun Sized!  So, enjoy a little news as a treat.

A New Look at an Old Diary

The first book in Jeff Kinney’s worldwide bestselling series comes to Disney+ in the all-new animated adventure “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” The film is as detailed as his journal. Each scene is like a page filled with his hilarious and often disastrous attempts to fit in.  Greg learns to appreciate true friends and the satisfaction that comes from standing up for what is right. Diary of a Wimpy Kid” features the voices of Brady Noon as Greg Heffley, Ethan William Childress as Rowley Jefferson, and Chris Diamantopoulos as Frank Heffley. The all-new Original Movie on December 3, 2021,  on Disney+

Marvel Announces Major Delays

Marvel fans have been looking forward to diving deeper into Phase 4 of the MCU.  Fans will have to wait just a little bit longer. Marvel Entertainment that many of their upcoming films would be delayed.  No particular reason was given for the delays, but many suspect it is due to reshoots.

Here is the list of films with their tentative release dates:

THE MARVELS February 17, 2023
UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney), previously dated 7/28/23, is removed from the schedule
UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney), previously dated 10/6/23, is removed from the schedule
UNTITLED MARVEL (Disney), dated November 10, 2023, moves to November 3, 2023.

We believe that the Untitled films are Blade, Fantastic 4, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.  There are also rumors that one of the untitled films will be replaced by World War Hulk. What do you believe to be the reason behind the delays? Is it reshoots, covid, or lawsuit drama?

Paizo Workers’ Roll for a Union is Successful!

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The workers of Paizo, the makers of the tabletop games Pathfinder and Starfinder, were able to create the United Paizo Workers (UPW).  This marks the first union in the tabletop gaming industry.

The workers stated: “Paizo is one of the largest tabletop roleplaying publishers in the world, producing more than ten hardcover books annually, along with numerous digital adventures and gaming accessories,” Paizo also runs some of the most successful living campaigns in tabletop gaming history, with regular players in more than 36 countries. However, despite this success, Paizo’s workers are underpaid for their labor, required to live in one of the most expensive cities in the United States, and subjected to untenable crunch conditions on a regular basis.

Paizo Publishing decided to recognize the union.

A Thorny Rose

Former Batwoman Ruby Rose has finally spoken out about why she left the show. According to the actor, their exit was anything but amiable. Rose went on their social media to share their experience as Batwoman on the CW series.  Rose alleged that there was an abuse of power by Peter Roth, the former Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman.  The actor alleges that Roth had private investigators follow the star and that he forced female staffers to “team your pants, around your crotch while you were still wearing said pants.” 

Ruby Rose shared footage of them in the hospital, talked about suffering a neck and rib injury, and was treated for a tumor. Rose says they didn’t get proper time to heal from these severe injuries.

The actor also shared their experience with the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con and having to cancel: “Imagine having to take a pay cut to play a passion project and being so excited about Comic-Con and then being told they would not adjust the schedule so I could attend… but then saying ‘we won’t announce it, you have to.”

The former Batwoman ended by clarifying on quitting the show, “I DO NOT QUIT; they ruined Kate Kane and they destroyed Batwoman, not me. I followed orders, and if I wanted to stay I was going to have to sign my rights away[…] A crew member got 3rd degree burns over his whole body, and we were given no therapy after witnessing his skin fall off his face but I was the only one who sent him flowers and cards and then were told we had to do a sex scene without a minute to process, we lost 2 stunt doubles, I got cut in the face so close to my eye in a stunt I could have been blind. A woman was left quadriplegic and they tried to blame it on her being on her phone, so much so CW didn’t even help her to start with because they needed to ‘investigate’ so she had to do a go fund me… she’s a PA, they work via phones. Her accident occurred because our show refused to shut down when everyone else did because of Covid.[…]” 

After Ruby Rose shared their truth, Warner Brothers released their statement in response.

In their statement, they accuse Rose of “revisionist history” and say she was not asked back due to workplace complaints made about Ruby Rose.

A production assistant who worked on season one of Batwoman, Alexander J. Baxter, released a lengthy statement about working with Ruby Rose. In the statement released online, Baxter called Rose a dictator. In addition, the PA shared, “If this was the industry I was going to get into, I sure as hell wasn’t going to work for entitled tyrants. Living downtown, I met one of her close friends on a dating app, and he shared with me stories of them partying and getting high on all assortments of drugs, and funnily enough, the days where she showed up 8 hours late to set, were the days he spoke about. She didn’t care how long we waited for her and made sure everything was perfect and ready, she just cared about her personal party lifestyle.

We worked countless long days, always going into overtime because she was either late or not off book, or some other reason relating to her not wanting to be there. From the moment we started the show, she made every new person that came on uneasy and unsupported. She was a horrible star and made so many of us feel like we were helping make a show for a dictator.”

What do you believe? Share with us in the comments below.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The teaser trailer for season 6 of Riverdale hit the internet this week. At the tail-end of the video, fans get a hint about a wickedly delightful guest. That’s right, Sabrina Spellman will be visiting Riverdale in season 6! Kiernan Shipka will appear on Season 6 of Riverdale in a five-episode event that premieres on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. In Episode 4, “The Witching Hour,” Sabrina where she helps Blossom with a dangerous spell.

A Bright Light Gone Too Soon

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Director of Photography, cinematographer, and actress Halyna Hutchins was killed in an accident during filming for the film Rust. Actor Alec Baldwin was filming a scene using a prop firearm when it discharged and struck Hutchins and the director, Joel Souza.  Hutchins was pronounced dead by the University of New Mexico Hospital. The veteran Cinematographer was 42 years old when she passed away.

An investigation is being conducted by authorities but no charges have been made as of yet.

The family of the late actor, Brandon Lee, took to social media to share their condolences.

Lee was killed in a similar incident while he was filming the now cult classic, The Crow.

Baldwin made a statement online: ” My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna[…]There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred.”

We at Fandom Spotlite would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the families, friends, and fans of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza during this difficult time.

That completes this mini-sized roundup. Did it pack enough punch for you? Tell us which story was your favorite in the comments and online.  Have a safe and fun weekend, Fandom Fans. We’ll see you next week for even more news.

About Yali Perez

When she's not writing about pop culture for Fandom Spotlite, curating social media for the*gameHERS, or helping to produce the DB4L podcast, she is a single mom to the coolest kid in the world. In Yali's free time she likes to bake, exercise, watch horror films, and play Mario Kart. Yali's goal as a writer is to share her nontraditional and colorful view of the world with readers everywhere.

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