The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for December 22, 2017
The Jim Henson Company is going all-in on female superheroes. The Muppets creators are planning an animated TV series and related action-figure line built around seven female superheroes with names like Courage, Mastery, Honesty and Wisdom.
”Every day in the news, women are coming out with their stories of feeling harassed or persecuted,” said Halle Stanford, president of television for Jim Henson. ”Everyone is saying MeToo and, we are talking about how we can heal the situation.” The Muppets creator inked a deal to develop the series with IAmElemental, the New York toy company that created the 4-inch action figures.
Each of the characters is imbued with a unique special power.
Cult-favorite Bubba Ho-Tep, starring the incomparable Bruce Campbell as Elvis (well sort of) is getting a prequel.. in comic form. Click here to learn more.
Adding to an already-crowded box office, new movies opening this weekend:
Pitch Perfect 3 – Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson
Downsizing – Matt Damon, Christopher Waltz
Hostiles – Christian Bale, Scott Shepherd
Father Figures – Owen Wilson, Ed Helms
Finally for the week, the hit CW show Arrow will soon be unable to use the character of Deathstroke thanks to his movie counterpart. Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim explained there are limitations put in place regarding what DC characters Arrow can use and not use, saying “These are DC’s characters; we’re just renting them you know, so we use the characters that they tell us we can use when we can use them, and we work around whatever limitations that places us.”
“For a time they were saying ‘you can’t use Deathstroke’, and that changed and we were able to have Slade Wilson back on the show, and now we’re back to ‘you can’t use him.‘”