The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for December 12, 2017
Netflix confirmed that a Season 3 of Stranger Things is in the works, but they didn’t say when it would be ready. David Harbour, who plays Sheriff Jim Hopper on the show, says the Duffer brothers will probably need a ton of time to actually write the next season, so there could be a longer wait than last year. “I mean, one of the things that’s annoying for fans is that it takes us a long time to do them. Like, you probably won’t get Season 3 until sometime in 2019. But also part of the thing is, like any good thing, they need time. And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day.”
Seth Rogen is going to play CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite in a new movie called Newsflash. The film takes place on the day President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Texas. Bryan Cranston and Mark Ruffalo may also star in the film.
Above is a suggested order of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to watch before May 4’s debut of Avengers: Infinity War. One a week leading up to the movie sounds rather fun. Who’s in? (I’d put GOTG2 earlier in the queue though, since it takes place right after the 1st.)
Speaking of Marvel, for 17 years, Hugh Jackman played Wolverine (Logan) for rival 20th Century Fox. With Marvel’s higher-ups, Disney, expected to buyout the film/TV properties from Fox any day now, Hugh was again asked if he would un-retire from the role to help an X-Men/Avengers crossover happen. He replied:
“It’s interesting because for the whole 17 years I kept thinking that would be so great, like I would love to see, particularly, Iron Man and the Hulk and Wolverine together. And every time I saw an Avengers movie I could just see Wolverine in the middle of all of them like punching them all on the head. But it was like, “Oh well, that’s not gonna happen,” and it was interesting just when I first saw that headline — it was just the possibility of it and who knows what’s gonna happen, obviously — I was like, “Hang on!” But I think, unfortunately, the ship has sailed for me, but for someone else I would like to see Wolverine in there.”
WALKING DEAD **SPOILERS** (FROM THE MIDSEASON FINALE BELOW THE IMAGE)
The man behind Rick Grimes, Andrew Lincoln, explains how he found out about Chandler Riggs’ character, Carl Grimes, was passing in Sunday’s mid-season finale:
“This was the hardest… Losing Steven was… the thought of the journey without Steven in the cast was unbearable but this is… I didn’t see it coming,” Lincoln said in an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com.
Based on The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple’s approach to telling Lincoln, the actor initially thought it was his time to go. “I had no idea,” Lincoln said. “Scott called me up and said, ‘You’re gonna hate this one. I want to just forewarn you.’ Even then, I was waiting to say, ‘This is a really cool way of telling me that I’m off the show, you know that?’ That’s what I thought he was about to say. He said, ‘It’s the kid.’ I couldn’t even say, ‘No.’ I was silent for a minute. He said, twice, ‘Are you still there?’ I just didn’t see it coming.”
Did the Walking Dead make the right move by killing off one of the original survivors?
Here’s the scene that did Carl in: