Fandom News Roundup 11/28 – 12/4/2020

Hi Fandom Fans! It is the first Friday in December, which moves us closer to the end of 2020. This is also a time when the entertainment world starts to reveal their plans for the new year. We got some interesting stories to share with you today. Let’s just right into it!

A Chance to Relive Your Childhood

Nintendo’s Super Mario has been a part of our lives for generations! Now fans will be able to visit the colorful world of the Mushroom Kingdom and beyond. Universal Studios Japan released an official trailer of their newest attraction based on the cult game. The Super Nintendo World will officially open on February 4, 2021.

Gotta Collect’em All

Photo via Zavvi

Another childhood favorite, Pokemon has been loved for years! The show’s array of colorful creatures are the highlight of the show and everyone has a favorite. However, the Poke Ball is just as iconic as the Pokemon themselves. Zavvi has opened pre-0rders for a Wand Company Pokémon Die-Cast Poké Ball Replica. The replica costs $99.99 and will ship out on April 30, 2021. Just don’t throw it.

HBO Max is Announces a Blockbuster 2021

Photo via IGN

Streaming service HBO Max has announced their 2021 releases and it is a game-changer. All of Warner Bros’ 2021 theatrical releases will also be available on HBO Max on the same day they hit theaters. It is a bold move and one that will change the way the film industry operates for years to come. Do you have HBO Max? If not, will you be signing up for the service?

The Gods are at War

Destiny waits for no god. Starz released the trailer for season 3 of American Gods, the series based on Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name. Shadow Moon & Mr. Wednesday must continue to find allies in the Old Gods to take on the New Gods. As always, nothing will be easy for the duo. Season 3 of American Gods will premiere on January 10, 2021.

Vampires Beware! Van Helsing is Back in Business 

Photo via Empire

Recently there has been a resurgence in cinema with more films about Monsters hitting theaters, like The Invisible Man and The Mummy reboot. The adversary of Dracula, Van Helsing, will be returning to the big screen. Director James Wan, who is most known for Aquaman and several horror films, has been tapped as the Van Helsing film’s project producer. Julius Avery from Overlord will direct the new film and write the script.

The Fellowship Grows Larger

Photo via The Mary Sue

Amazon Studios has been working on their prequel series for Lord of The Rings since it was announced in November of 2017. According to Variety, the show gained 20 more actors to its already large production.

“The new additions are Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Thusitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan, Lloyd Owen, Augustus Prew, Peter Tait, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, and Sara Zwangobani. The show is currently filming in New Zealand. ”

The Princess Returns

Photo via Variety

The original Princess of Themyscira, Lynda Carter, will reprise her role as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Flashpoint film. There have already been reports that the Flash’s solo film debut would bring back past incarnations of the Justice League; like George Clooney and Val Kilmer as Batman. So it would be foolish not to include the OG Wonder Woman herself. However, fans are starting to worry. Will this star-studded cast prevent Ezra Miller’s Flash from shinning in his own film?

Richonne Films?

Photo via Fangirlish

Everyone’s favorite post-apocalyptic couple, Richonne, might make their return in the Rick Grimes films. The Walking Dead’s chief content officer, Scott Gimple, told in an exclusive interview “We are still working on the movie.” Alluding to fans that it is possible they might get to see the happy couple again.

That’s all the Fandom News we have for you guys this week. If you don’t want to miss out on stories like these make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Have a safe weekend and we will see you next Friday!

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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