Fandom News Roundup 11/28-12/4/21

Hey, Fandom Fans! Welcome to the last level of 2021; level 12. What a journey it has been so far and we still have a little way left to go. And, a lot more fandom news to share.  Without further ado, let’s get into some news.

Here’s What We Covered This Week 
This week we learned there is a glitch in the Matrix with a new teaser trailer.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure started its new journey with Stone Ocean, which is streaming now on Netflix.

A global sensation, Squid Game, debuted its capsule collection with fashion brand–BlackMilk.

Charlie Brown and his friends celebrate New Year’s Eve in a brand new holiday special.

The new Vikings spin-off, Vikings: Valhalla, will land on Netflix in February 2022!

The cancer may come back with a possible Malignant sequel.

This week Sony announced there will be 3 more Spider-Man films starring Tom Hollands.  No one was more surprised to hear that news than Holland himself.

Halo goes IRL with a live-action trailer for the new game, Halo Infinite.

The Book of Boba Fett orders a second trailer just a few days after the first trailer.

Walt Disney World offers an experience of a lifetime in a galaxy far far away.

Nicolas Cage is confirmed to play Dracula in Universal’s upcoming film Renfield, a monster movie that will focus on Dracula’s sidekick.

You can travel to the Grinch’s fully functional cave home just north of Who-ville located in Boulder, Utah, and stay the night in the Grinch’s home!

If you thought we have seen the end of John Cena’s Peacemaker, you’re wrong.  The trailer for Peacemaker dropped this week!

The Biggest Boy Gets a Bigger Sequel 

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Clifford must have made a big impression and big bucks because Paramount is already developing a sequel.  According to Deadline, Clifford The Big Red Dog has grossed $34.6M stateside to date. Not much else is known about the sequel, as Paramount is in the early stages of development. Perhaps, Clifford’s success will pave a way for more children’s classics to become feature films.

Chucky wants to Play Again

Viewers must have had a good time playing with Chucky because the possessed doll is getting a second season. The executive producer of Chucky,  Don Mancini gave the following statement, “We’re thrilled to start pulling the strings on a second season of puppet mayhem with Chucky[…]Many thanks to our partners at USA, Syfy, and UCP for their incredible support and guidance bringing Chucky to the small screen, bigger than ever.[…]And to the fans, Chucky sends his still-undying thanks, and a message: ‘This isn’t over, not by a long shot. You better watch your backs in 2022!”

Actress, Arlene Dahl Passed Away at 96

Lorenzo Lamas, son of Arlene Dahl, announced on Monday, that his mother had passed away.  The model and actress was 96 when she passed away. Arlene Dahl is most known for her roles in Journey to the Center of the Earth and Love Boat. Dahl also had notable roles in One Life to Live, All My Children, The Deadly Dream, and She Played with Fire. We at Fandom Spotlite offer our condolences to Arlene’s family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.

Ahsoka Tano Series Cast a New Character 

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The Mandalorian spin-off is making many strides before production on the series begins.  The Spy Who Dumped Me actress Ivanna Sahkno has been cast as a new character for the series. Sahkno joins Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Hayden Christensen, and the unofficially confirmed Mena Massoud and  Lars Mikkelsen.

Actor Tommy Lane Dies at 83

Veteran Actor, Tommy Lane, also passed away this week. Lane was 83 when he died. His daughter, Kamala Lane, confirmed the news on her personal Twitter account.

Tommy Lane is most known for his work on Shaft and the Bond film, Live and Let Die. We also extend our condolences to Lane’s family, friends, and fans.

First Vampires and now Witches

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AMC had previously announced that they would be bringing Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles to live as a series.  Now, Rice’s, Mayfair Witches will also be getting the TV treatment. AMC shared this week that they have greenlit Lives of the Mayfair Witches for AMC and AMC+.  AMC provided a synopsis for the Witches series, “The series will focus on an intuitive young neurosurgeon who discovers that she is the unlikely heir to a family of witches. As she grapples with her newfound powers, she must contend with a sinister presence that has haunted her family for generations.” The Lives of the Mayfair Witches will follow after the Vampire Chronicles end their first season. Both shows are scheduled to premiere in 2022.

That completes our first roundup of December 2021! How did we do? Share with us your favorite story from this week in the comments below or online! Have a safe weekend and we’ll see your next week.

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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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