Fandom News Roundup 10/2-10/8/21

What’s up, Fandom Fans? How has the first week of October been for you? As many of us start thinking about what costume we’ll wear for Halloween, picking the perfect pumpkin, or even started Christmas shopping, we at Fandom Spotlite have been keeping up with the news. This week’s roundup feels particularly perfect for Spooky Season. There is an unintentional theme. Let us know at the end of the roundup if you figured it out.

A Cult Classic Preserved! 

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The Tim Burton film, Edward Scissorhands, has been a beloved cult classic for generations. Now fans of the gothic fairytale will be able to visit a part of Edward’s world.  Superfan Joey Klops is the owner of the home used in the film. Klops and his wife have turned the suburban home into a museum. The Edward Scissorhands Museum is filled with the Klops’ vast collection of memorabilia and authentic props. Joey Klops worked on the film as a dishwasher for the cast and crew! Fans can schedule an appointment to visit the museum for free. The catch? They have to be respectful of the neighborhood and those who reside in it.

Halo High-Fashion

Gaming and High-Fashion come together with new merchandise for the upcoming Halo: Infinite game. Online retailer, Super Groupies, has collaborated with Microsoft for a luxury line of apparel and accessories. The Halo Infinite collection includes a jacket, backpack, wallet, and watch inspired by the world and characters of Halo. The items are currently available for pre-order, but the items will ship out in February and March of next year. It is important to remember that with high fashion comes high prices. Prices for the Halo Infinite merch run from $110-$240, so prepare to spend a pretty penny. But who can put a price on Fandom, right?

A Tribute Befitting a King

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Streaming giant, Netflix, made a befitting tribute to honor the late actor’s legacy, Chadwick Boseman. Netflix established a scholarship in Boseman’s name at the actor’s alma mater, Howard University. The Boseman Memorial Scholarship will provide incoming students in the College of Fine Arts with a four-year scholarship to cover the total cost of university tuition. Netflix has already contributed 5.4 million dollars to the scholarship.

Kirk in Space! 

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William Shatner will boldly go where he has boldly gone before-Space! The Star Trek legend will be on board Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin spaceship on October 12, 2021. The ship will launch from Texas with Shatner, a former NASA engineer, an employee of Blue Origin, and a co-founder of a software company. If the “mission” is successful, Shatner will become the oldest person to go to space at 90 years old. “I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle,” said the actor in a statement. We wish him a safe trip and a safe return.

A Fighter at Heart

After years of speculation, the last fighter of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been revealed.  Much to many fans’ delight, it was announced during Nintendo Direct that Sora from Kingdom Hearts is the last challenger. Sora has been a fan-favorite and popular guess since the announcement of the game’s DLC season passes.  Other Square Enix IP Cloud and Sephiroth were DLC characters in the previous season passes. Cloud and Sephiroth also appear in many of the Kingdom Hearts games. Sora will be available for purchase on October 18, 2021, for $5.99 individually or $29.99 as part of the season pass.

Bailey Bass Earns her Fangs

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Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire tv-series finds its Claudia in Bailey Bass. Bailey Bass is a relative newcomer on the scene, though she will likely become a household name with her role as the young vampire. Bass joins Game of Thrones actor Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid as Louie and Lestat respectfully. Filming for the series will begin in December of this year. Bailey Bass will also be starring as Tsireya in the upcoming Avatar sequels.

To Cry Nevermore, Once More

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Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy, the creative minds behind Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Haunting of Bly Manor, will be working on another horror series. The Fall of the House of Usher is their next project and follows the literary works of Edgar Allan Poe. The series will have eight episodes, but there is no word yet on which of Poe’s works will be adapted. Additionally, there is no news on casting or when the show will begin production. We will do due diligence to update as more information about The Fall of the House of Usher comes in.

A Hellraising Choice?

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Hulu’s Hellraiser movie recently wrapped up production.  To celebrate the end of filming, information about the film was shared; and it is exciting stuff. According to reports, the project is projected to be released in 2022. David Bruckner directed the 11th movie in the popular franchise with Spyglass  Media handling production.  The most exciting news is the casting choice for Pinhead; Sense8 actress Jamie Clayton will be playing the famed movie monster.  We can dig it.

That Escalated Quickly

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After only being released for one month, the Batman: Wayne Family Adventures Webtoon is already getting a live-action series. The adaptation will be exclusively on Ismahawk’s YouTube Channel.  The three-part miniseries will begin streaming on October 11, 2021.

Here is the cast list for the Batfamily: 

  • Yoshi Sudarso as Dick Grayson/Nightwing
  • Jonathan Bentley as Bruce Wayne/Batman
  • Lisa Foiles as Barbara Gordon/ Oracle
  • Tim Neff as Jason Todd/Red Hood
  • Peter Sudarso as Tim Drake/Red Robin
  • Meghan Camarena as Stephanie Brown/Spoiler
  • Gemma Nguyen as Cassandra Cain/Orphan
  • Carter Rockwood as Damien Wayne/Robin
  • Du-Shaunt ‘Fik-Shun’ Stegall as Duke Thomas/Signal
  • Marcus Weiss as Alfred Pennyworth 

What do you think of our roundup for this week? A very exciting spooky-themed news week. You know what they say, ‘Tis the season’! What news story was your favorite this week? Share with us your thoughts in the comments and online via our socials. We hope you have a safe weekend, and remember to come right back for even more Fandom News.

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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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