Fandom News Roundup 1/29-2/4/22

Hey, Fandom Fans! Welcome to February! This will be our first guide for the month. This month is known for celebrating Black Excellence, the spirit of love and friendship, and when studios drop lots of news. Also, where movies go to die. So they say. For now, we’ll focus on the information because that’s what you are here for.

Here is what we covered this week: 
Ahead of the film X’s release, a set of character posters have been released, and you check them out.

Actor Moses J. Moseley, known for his role on The Walking Dead, has died. He was 31 years old.

Fear The Walking Dead and World Beyond have already told stories set in the same world, and more spin-offs are on the way. One show already confirmed is Tales of The Walking Dead and casting for the series is well underway.

2022 has been a whirlwind of events for the video game industry. In mid-January, Microsoft announced it was buying Activision/Blizzard in a deal that cost them $68.7B. Now Sony has announced that it will be purchasing the game development company Bungie.

Rumor has it that Ma Dong Suk’s Gilgamesh May Appear in Another MCU Film.

The official trailer for Killing Eve’s fourth and final season has arrived and teases one last game of cat and mouse.

20th Century Studios and Hulu have released a chilling first trailer for their latest release, ‘No Exit.’ Based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Taylor Adams, the film will be released this

Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot.

This week  Flash star Ezra Miller took to Instagram posted a cryptic video threatening the hate group. Specifically a North Carolina chapter of the organization.

A famous actor from the 80s, Morgan Stevens, passed away on January 27, 2022.

Actor Kyle Allen will be taking over for To All the Boys’ Noah Centineo for the role of He-Man/Prince Adam.

Halo, the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future. The official trailer gives us an inside look into this wartorn world, and fans of the classic series get to see some familiar faces.

Paramount and Spyglass have officially greenlit Scream 6, with the creative team behind the previous entry returning in the news that will delight many horror fans.

Sony has the rights to Spider-Man characters, and they are not afraid to use them! Now they have their sights on one of Spider-Man’s mentors- Madame Web.

We got a closer look at the potential ringbearers for LOTR: The Rings of Power with new posters.

Move Over Paw Patrol; Swat Katz is Back 

Swat Kats 08 15 by coreylandis on DeviantArt

Studios have been pandering to Millenial nostalgia to make a few billion dollars. Some attempts were successful, like Sonic: The Hedgehog and making Champions cool again. We could think of more if we tried! The original creators of the 90s classic cartoon, Swat Katz, are rebooting the series. Swat Katz may arrive sooner than anticipated as the show is already pre-production. This show could also be directly linked to why many Millenials are also furries.

Choking with Fear 

Aphasia follows Sarah after a failed hanging due to the stress of her work. During the suicide attempt, Sarah watches herself leave her body as she becomes an empty vessel for ANYTHING to crawl in. She re-enters her body but isn’t alone. With the help of an ex-priest and rouge exorcist, they fight to expel what has taken over Sarah’s body and save her soul.

Snow White Responds  

snow white surrounded by animals
Rachel Zegler, playing Snow White in the upcoming Disney remake, responded to Peter Dinklage’s criticism of the film. More specifically, the representation of the seven dwarves. The Game of Thrones star was quoted as saying, “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 made her statement in response, “Never in a million years did I imagine that this would be a possibility for me. You don’t normally see Snow Whites that are of Latin descent. Even though Snow White is really a big deal in Spanish-speaking countries. Blanca Nieves is a huge icon whether you’re talking about the Disney cartoon or just different iterations and the Grimm fairy tale and all the stories that come with it. But you don’t particularly see people who look like me or are me playing roles like that. When it was announced, it was a huge thing that was trending on Twitter for days, because all of the people were angry. We need to love them in the right direction. At the end of the day, I have a job to do that I’m really excited to do. I get to be a Latina princess.”

Zegler focused more on the importance of her role for herself and the Latin community instead of addressing Dinklage’s comments directly. Zegler did receive backlash for her casting, a similar experience to actress Halle Bailey when her Ariel casting was revealed.

Titans adds More Blood

Season 4 of Titans might take us all to church—the Church of Blood. Recent casting news reveals that is the direction season 4 is going. Joseph Morgan will play Sebastian Blood/ Brother Blood. Franka Potente will play May Bennett/ Mother Mayhem. Both characters are founding members of the Church of Blood. Also joining the cast is Lisa Ambalavanar; Ambalavanar will play Jinx. Many DC fans will know Jinx from the Teen Titans tv-series and films. Do you think the Church of Blood will have Nunja’s?

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5 More Dark Stories to Tell

The Dark Pictures Anthology series has grown in popularity since its first game debuted. Each game is like a choose your adventure but with dire consequences. The latest entry was The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, and the next game will be The Devil in Me. It looks like Supermassive or Bandai Namco has plans for five more titles in the franchise. Savvy Twitter user @the_marmolade, discover that Supermassive has now registered the following names with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, complete with logos:

These titles have our minds racing with ideas and possibilities. What can you infer from the titles?

Alice in Horrorland? 

alice and the mad hatter having tea
Alice is getting a tv series, but it will be nothing like the Disney version, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. American McGee’s Alice is being developed into a TV show by Ted Field’s Radar Pictures and Abandon Entertainment with David Hayter set to write, produce, and showrun the adaptation.

David Hayter is best known for writing X-Men and  X2 X-Men United films. Fans of video games know him best for voicing Metal Gear’s protagonist, Solid Snake. American McGee’s Alice series is a macabre unauthorized continuation of the two surreal classic children’s novels written by Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Alice in catatonia in the asylum. The series focuses on Alice struggling with her mental illness, her recovery from her insanity, and her dealing with the border between reality and a corrupted nightmarish Wonderland.

We covered a lot today! Did we understand the assignment? Share with us your favorite story. Chat with us in the comments and online via our socials. Remember to stay safe, and we’ll see you next week.

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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