What’s up, Fandom Fans! We hope you had a great weekend. And to our fans in Philly…our hearts are with you. While the worlds of professional sports have had a chokehold on mainstream media, there was still some exciting news released in the World of Fandom. Before we share what’s new, let’s recap what’s old with our RAPIDFIRE!
After four seasons, HBO has decided to cancel the sci-fi drama Westworld. This series was one of HBO’s biggest tentpole series, so this seems to come as a surprise to a lot of people.
The upcoming HBO Max Penguin series has found its female lead, with Cristin Milioti joining the cast of The Batman spin-off as the ruthless daughter of Carmine Falcone, Sofia.
What could real parents learn from the relationship between Kratos and Atreus? Whether you’re a famous celebrity or a troubled god, parenting is always a work in progress.
A leaked Twitter post seemingly confirmed that the highly anticipated HBO series, The Last of Us, would premiere on January 15th.
James Cameron’s Avatar became a historical and global phenomenon; a visual masterpiece that wowed audiences. Now after a decade the trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water is here.
After a 13-year absence, we are finally returning to the world on Friday the 13th. Variety reports today that Peacock has landed the rights to an upcoming prequel series titled “Crystal Lake.”
I Shoes You
We are all living in a Pokemon world and now you can dress like it too. Pokemon partnered with fashion brand Puma to create a new line of limited-edition sneakers. The Puma x Pokemon collection gives its Pikachu shoes two styles: the RS-X and Rider FV. As for the other starters, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander have other silhouettes. These Pokemon sneakers are to run between $80 – $120 USD and are going live on November 12th in-store and online.
International Superstar Puts Fire to the Fuse for L.O.L.
You don’t wield the power of the Foreglow—it wields you. Global artist and member of Got7, Jackson Wang, provides his charismatic vocals to League of Legends’ latest musical collaboration. “Fire to the Fuse,” is the official Empyrean Music Theme. Wang also performed the song live at the Worlds 2022 Finals Opening Ceremony Presented by Mastercard.
The Whoville Market has its Grand Opening
The Holiday Season is here! No story is more synonymous with this time of year than Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Now you can purchase splendid wares from Whoville with the grand opening of the Whoville Market. The Whoville Market sells hot cocoa, coffee, matcha tea, and hot sauce. You can purchase these items individually or in perfectly curated sets. We are definitely tempted to steal…we mean buy them all. What will you be adding to your cart?
From Black Manta to Dr. Manhattan to Wonder Man?
There have been many rumors that Marvel’s Wonder Man would be making his MCU debut very soon. Now reports are claiming that the role has already been cast. Aquaman and Watchmen star, Yahya Abdul-Mateen ii is reported to be playing the role of Wonder Man.
Wonder Man aka Simon Williams is the son of rich industrialist Sanford Williams, owner of Williams Innovations. Williams gained his superhuman powers due to chemical and radiation treatments with “ionic” energy by Baron Zemo, giving him superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes. Simon is an exceptional hand-to-hand combatant, having received Avengers training in unarmed combat from Captain America. He has an advanced degree in electrical engineering, is an experienced stuntman, and is a talented actor. He is also exceptionally wealthy, being the owner of his own private weapons company as well as a successful movie star.
That concludes this week’s Fandom News Roundup. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Remember to stay hydrated and to stay safe. We will see you next week for even more pop culture news.