The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for November 7, 2017
There are lots and lots of rumors going around that Disney has recently expressed interest in purchasing 20th Century Fox. Fox has stated they want to focus more on their News & Sports branches, meaning their film & television divisions could be up-in-the-air. Disney is reported to be interested in the character rights for the X-Men properties, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four so the Marvel characters can all (finally) reunite on-screen under the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Additionally, Fox still owns some materials (like the soundtrack/score) from the original Star Wars trilogy that Disney would love to have the rights to. Even as a huge geek, I didn’t realize Fox still owned Star Wars property!
Seasons one and two of Stranger Things saw a time jump of about a year. Expect another time jump when season 3 begins. The reason for all these time jumps? The kids!
“It will have to be somewhat of a time gap, because the kids are, I mean, they already look so much older,” co-creator Ross Duffer explained to Yahoo. “No matter what we want to do, I remember when we were originally talking about Season 2, we wanted to just start it in Christmas and just go from there, but then we realized the kids are just too old, so we had to jump forward. Even the latest trailer, we had to loop a line with [Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Lucas]. He sounds like a man now. It creeps me out. He’s going to be driving to set next year.”
Before his molestation scandals broke, Kevin Spacey was allegedly planning to launch a line of merchandise based on his House of Cards character Frank Underwood. Oops!
Speaking of Kevin Spacey, a change.org petition has been started to have Kevin James replace Kevin Spacey on House of Cards. 19,000 people have signed the online petition. (No, I will not link you. I can not support Kevin James in anything.)
The man who started the petition writes: “However with hardship come the opportunity for a great show to become one of the greatest television shows of all time. I think Kevin James can elevate ‘House of Cards’ to a globally adored franchise like ‘Game of Thrones’ and make the entire world focus on one of the most important Netfix Original series there is.”