Fandom News Roundup 1/22-1/28/22

Hey, Fandom Fans! Can you believe we are already at the end of January? That means this will be our last guide for the month. Since it is the final one for January we’ll make this special…just for you! Now, let us send off January in style.

Here is what we covered so far this week: 
Showtime officially ordered a Let the Right One In series back in September and the show has begun fleshing out its cast.

We Rise actress Ivory Aquino has landed the role of Barbara’s friend and roommate, bringing one of Batgirl’s most storied characters to the screen.

Blumhouse Television has landed the rights to Stephen King’s Later. The company will adapt the best-selling novel, described as a “pulpy crime-thriller”, into a limited series.

IDW Publishing has lost the publishing rights to Transformers and G.I. Joe and will conclude its run with both series in 2022.

Marvel Comics has announced a new Daredevil series relaunch which will follow the climax of the Devil’s Reign event.

Boom Studios has announced a brand new series that will be set in the Buffyverse. Titled, ‘The Vampire Slayer, the series will launch after the release of Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s 25th Anniversary Special.

Visionary writer and director Guillermo Del Toro is bringing his gothic romantic aesthetic to a literary classic – Pinocchio.

The horror survival game Dead by Daylight is known for its horrifying fun! A new trailer announces the debut of a new villain coming to the game.

Actor, comedian, game show host, and overall legend in comedic circles Louie Anderson passed away January 21st, 2022 at the age of 68.

A new clip for Matt Reeves’s The Batman has found its way to the internet and you can watch it on our website.

The Dawn of a New Sequel 

Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to the successful- Horizon Zero Dawn. The trailer provides a look at what’s in store for our main protagonist, Aloy. You’ll get to explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon. Horizon Forbidden West is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles on 18 February 2022.

Round 2- FIGHT 

If you were disappointed that 2021’s Mortal Kombat didn’t feature the tournament or actual combat; perhaps the sequel will bring sweet satisfaction? New Line Cinema has greenlit the sequel to Mortal Kombat. A surprising decision since the film was widely unloved. The studio has secured Jeremy Slater, who most recently wrote for Marvel’s and Disney Plus’s Moon Knight. There has been no word if the original cast will be returning for the sequel. If you want to hear our thoughts on the film, watch the panel below.

Skiing Dinosaurs?

A new commercial has Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin coming face-to-face with iconic dinosaurs from Jurassic World: Dominion, the new film hitting theaters worldwide on June 10, 2022.  Dominion is set four years after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in which genetically engineered dinosaurs were auctioned to companies around the world while others were released on the U.S. mainland. The story takes place around the world and depicts humans dealing with invasive dinosaur species.  If you enjoyed all the running in the first two films, you are gonna love all the running happening globally in this film!

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Oh, My Darling, Clementine 

It’s a new beginning for Clementine, the star of the bestselling video game franchise TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD in Clementine Book One, as she’s back on the road and looking to put her traumatic past behind her. She encounters an Amish teenager named Amos and the pair journey north to an abandoned ski resort in Vermont, where they meet up with a small group of teenagers attempting to build a new, walker-free settlement. As friendship, rivalry, and romance begin to blossom amongst the group, the harsh winter soon reveals that the biggest threat to their survival…might be each other. Clementine Book One will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 22, and everywhere books are sold on June 28, 2022.

Dinklage vs Disney 

Peter Dinklage
Superstar Peter Dinklage recently shared his opinions on Disney’s live-action remake of Snow White.  When asked about the remake of Disney’s first animated film, the Game of Thrones actor said the following, “Literally no offense to anyone, but I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White. But you’re still telling the story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me. You’re progressive in one way but then you’re still making that fucking backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the fuck are you doing, man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soap box? I guess I’m not loud enough. I don’t know which studio that is but they were so proud of it. All love and respect to the actress and all the people who thought they were doing the right thing. But I’m just like, what are you doing?”

The Latina actress Dinklage is referring to is Rachel Zegler, who recently starred in West Side Story.

After a few days, Disney released a response to the criticism, “To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community. We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”

Disney’s remake of Snow White is slated to be released in 2023.

That completes our final Fandom News Roundup for January 2022! Did we do good or what? Share with us your favorite story in the comments below. Don’t forget to stay safe and we’ll see you next week for even more Fandom New!

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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