Fandom News Roundup 11/21-11/27/21

Happy Holidays, Fandom Fans! How was your holiday? If you’re anything like me, you are eating leftovers, doing a little bit of shopping, and making arrangements for the upcoming Holidays.  Since this is a busy time for most, you may have missed some Fandom News. We at Fandom Spotlite are grateful for you, so we do this roundup just for you. You know, to share we care and appreciate you.  so, cut a slice of pie, grab a cup of joe, and let’s indulge in a little bit of news.

Here is what we covered this week:

Actress Maggie Grace, who plays Althea on Fear the Walking Dead, will not be appearing in the series for the remainder of season 7.

The popular gaming franchise, Mass Effect, may be getting a live-action series through Amazon Prime Video.

New posters for Matrix Resurrections give us a better look at the warriors of Zion.

Netflix’s plans to morph the Power Rangers into a Cinematic Universe.

Disney World’s new ride takes us back to Xandar.

The Strawhats will face off against Shanks in the new One Piece film.

Universal Pictures has released the prologue for Jurassic World: Dominion that displays a whole host of dinosaurs, including a franchise debuting Giganatosauras!

The new trailer for the DC League of Super-Pets introduces the Justice League.

A new Blade Runner live-action series is coming to television.

Speaking of Super-Pets, The Office star goes from paper salesman to Superman!

The colossus of clout actor from the Sandlot passed away this week.

Natasha Liu Bordizzo has been cast as fan-favorite, Sabine Wren for Ahsoka Series.

Veteran actor, Delroy Lindo has been cast in an unknown role for the MCU’s Blade.

Beary Cute WandaVision Variants 

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The make-your-own stuffed animal retailer, Build A Bear, has released a new exclusive collection that’s perfect for holiday gift-giving. The WandaVision collection features Wanda and Vision as adorable bears dressed in their “Halloween” costumes. The Marvelous bears are an online exclusive. They are currently available for purchase on the website, with each retailing for $35. Wanda and Viz are limited edition so buy them now while you have the chance.

Footage of Momoa’s Crow Unearthed 

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Hollywood has been trying for decades to reboot The Crow. More specifically, the story of Eric Draven, which was perfectly performed by the late Brandon Lee. In one of its many attempts, Aquaman star Jason Momoa had signed on for the film but later dropped out of the project. This week we got a look at what Momoa’s crow would have looked like.

The footage is hauntingly beautiful.  It makes us wonder why Momoa decided to not proceed with the role. What do you think of Jason Momoa as the Crow?

Kamala Khan Gets an Upgrade in Upcoming Film 

Production is well on its way for the Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels. The Marvels will feature Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau (Photon, Daystar, Spectre), and Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel).  A photo of Vellani’s Ms. Marvel was leaked on the internet showing the young actress in her new suit.  This suit is very similar to the version in the Square Enix Avengers game.  Well… the one you get later in the game. Do you like Kamala Khan’s new look?

Bloody Roar but for Kids? 

WWE's "Rumble" Movie to Premiere on Paramount+
The trailer for a new animated film titled Rumble was released this week. Let’s take a look at the trailer!

The Bloody Roar makes sense now, right? RIGHT?

The Paramount+ Original Movie Rumble shows a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes! Teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion.  Rumble will stream exclusively on Paramount+ on December 15, 2021!

Mama Mia! More Chris Pratt Mario News! 

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Many fans were not thrilled about Chris Pratt’s casting as the voice of Mario.  The CEO of  Illumination, Chris Meledandri, offered his opinion on why the casting is “ok.”

According to Meledandri Pratt’s casting is ok for these reasons:

All I can tell you is the voice that he’s doing for us, and Mario is phenomenal,”

“Charlie Day, who’s playing Luigi, actually comes from Italian heritage. Yeah, so that’s our nod.”

The accent issue would be a self-referential joke within the film.

“Well, as an Italian American myself, I understand,” Meledandri conceded. “You know, I understand the comments.”

To sum it up: the CEO of the studio producing the film is Italian and they have one actor of Italian descent.  Plus we are going to make the accent a running gag. So, it’s fine!

Something tells us he is going to have to retract his statement soon.

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Hey, that completes this roundup for this week! It’s also our last one for November! What would you rate it? We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Fandom News Roundup. Remember to stay safe, stay warm, and come back next week for 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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