IT Gets a Prequel / E3 Canceled – FNR

Hey, Fandom Fans! We are moving right along with these roundups! Also, welcome to April 2022! We hope you have been enjoying 2022 so far. This week was a bit slow, but we still have plenty of news to read.

Here are the stories we shared earlier this week!

Netflix, The CW, and HBO Max shared casting updates this week.

Minions: The Rise of Gru’s theatrical trailer showcases how the little yellow fellows first met Gru!

Many fans of the anime convention were looking forward to returning to AnimeNext in 2022. On March 29, 2022, fans learned that AnimeNext was being called off.

Actor and activist Ezra Miller was arrested in Hawaii on Monday, March 28, 2022. According to reports, Miller was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment offenses.

Trippie Redd, the artist, recently released a capsule collection with his brand 1400.

Now learn the actual man’s story who went to infinity and beyond. Disney & Pixar released a new TV spot for Lightyear during this year’s Academy Awards.

One Piece Odyssey allows players to experience the world of One Piece like never before.

The Ultimate Digital Comic Book Subscription Service, DC Universe Infinite, is currently live in Canada and will be rolling out in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Mexico!

Pennywise to Return for Prequel 

IT 2017 Version
Everyone’s favorite alien clown will be returning for their very own series via HBO Max. “Welcome to Derry,” will be set in the 1960s and then move forward in time leading up to IT(2017). The series will also dive into the origins of Pennywise. Andy Muschietti, who worked on IT part 1 and part 2, is attached to the prequel series along with Barbara Muschietti and Jason Fuchs.  We are excited to see what IT can look like as a series, but what we really want to see is the turtle!

she speaks the bullshit — What We Do in the Shadows | 3.04 – “The Casino“
He gets it.  

Netflix to Stream One Piece Film: Z

Netflix is will be bringing One Piece Film: Z to the states. ONE PIECE FILM: Z finds Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates in the New World – facing off against the powerful, former Marine Admiral “Z.” As per the previous ONE PIECE FILM: STRONG WORLD, series creator Eiichiro Oda worked closely with the director on the Z to ensure its authenticity.  The film will be released on Netflix on Friday, Apr. 15 at 3:01 a.m. ET/12:01 a.m. PT.

E3 Canceled this Year 

All the E3 Events and How to Watch Them - Nerdist

Surprising news was announced this week that sent the gaming spinning. The E3  convention, a staple in the gaming community announced there will be no convention this year. The ESA has released an official statement about the cancelation.

“We will devote all our energy and resources to delivering a revitalized physical and digital E3 experience next summer. Whether enjoyed from the show floor or your favorite devices, the 2023 showcase will bring the community, media, and industry back together in an all-new format and interactive experience.

“We look forward to presenting E3 to fans around the world live from Los Angeles in 2023.”

Dragons will Rise Again

HBO Max revealed the streaming date for the highly anticipated prequel to Game of Thrones–House of the Dragon. The series will make its grand debut on August 21, 2022. House of the Dragon is set two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones the series chronicles the beginning of the end of House Targaryen, the events leading up to the Targaryen civil war, known as the “Dance of the Dragons”, and the war itself. The first season will consist of ten episodes.

A Crow Left at the Murder 

Bill Skarsgard and a crow comic
The Crow reboot/remake seemed to have a curse on it, as the film has been in limbo for over a decade. Many stars have been attached to play the crow, including Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, and Jason Momoa. The Crow rises up again and this time it will be in the form of IT actor, Bill Skarsgard. Director Rupert Sanders, best known for helming Snow White and the Huntsman and Ghost in the Shell, will helm the film. Skarsgard will be playing Eric Draven, the same version of the Crow that the late Brandon Lee played.  James O. Barr, the creator of the Crow, has many different versions/stories about the Crow, leaving many fans to wonder why not tell another story, instead of the one so synonymous with Lee and his legacy? The project is well into preproduction ahead of a June start date, with shooting to take place in Prague and Munich.

An Ultimate Team Up in New Dr. Strange 2 Trailer 

Wanda and Wong team up in the epic trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The fate of the Multiverse awaits. Tickets for Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness go on sale on April 6. Experience it only in theaters on May 6.

That concludes our first roundup for April 2022! We hope everyone has had a fun weekend and we will see you again. Stay safe and follow your fandom.

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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