THE GOOD, THE BAD & NERDY FOR OCTOBER 25, 2017
Hugh Jackman might have called it a career as it relates to playing Wolverine in the X-Universe, but “Laura” herself (X-23 to comic fans) – played by Dafne Keen – is expected to return to the big screen sooner than later. Logan director James Mangold has confirmed that he is currently writing a script for this, but does not confirm it’ll actually be greenlit to production:
“Patty [Jenkins]’s success with that film only solidifies more for studios that there’s less to fear with a female protagonist,” Mangold says. “The more that keeps getting hit home, that ends up giving me more space turning around and going, ‘Well here we are with a female protagonist. That’s incredible. And what are we going to do with her?’ And that’s where we are with that [the Laura script] right now, dreaming.”
A Saved by the Bell restaurant is opening in Los Angeles. Saved by the Max will serve menu items that are inspired by the show’s characters, locations and episodes. A mac and cheese dish called Mac and Screech will sell for $8 while a Bayside Burger will go for $14. The Kelly Kapowski Monte Cristo and Tori’s Fried Chicken will both sell for $14.
For Halloween, Chicago’s Replay Lincoln bar will transform into Moe’s Tavern from The Simpsons. The bar will feature Simpsons-inspired drinks like the “Flaming Moe” and “Frozen Squishee.” Customers will also be able to enjoy Duff Beer Coozies, a cardboard cutout of Moe Szyslak, the bar’s owner and take photos with Duff’s mascot Duffman. The Moe’s Tavern pop-up theme will last now through Halloween.
While still one of TV’s top-rated shows, The Walking Dead saw a massive hit in viewers for Sunday’s season premiere. 11.4 million people tuned in for the Season 8 premiere, down 33% from last year. It also marks the series’ lowest premiere since Season 3, which “only” garnered 10.9 million viewers.