The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for March 16, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time filmmaker Ava Duvernay will make her (DC) superhero debut with an adaptation of Jack Kirby’s epic The New Gods, Deadline reports. Set after Ragnarok and the birth of a new generation of gods, The New Gods was part of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World cycle of storytelling, along with Mister Miracle and The Forever People. DuVernay’s New Gods will be unrelated to the existing DC movies, and will presumably either omit Steppenwolf (already used in Justice League) or use a more comics-accurate version of the character.
Amazon has kept the size of its viewership under wraps after its multibillion investment in video programming, but Reuters recently obtained internal documents that shed some light on the numbers. Amazon’s 19 original series as well as acquired series and films drew a total U.S. audience of 26 million as of 2017, per Reuters. Estimates by outside analysts claim Prime’s total membership hovers around 79 million, meaning a third of its Prime members are active video watchers.
Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of the highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, released a teaser trailer yesterday to hype today’s release of the new, official Avengers trailer. The trailer is expected around 8am our time. Once that badboy is posted, make sure to check my page and watch it on it’s own page.
Before Kratos conquers his enemies in next month’s God of War, he’ll be making his way towards some familiar territory – network television. According to Adweek, Sony has confirmed that it will be sponsoring this Sunday’s episode of Family Guy on Fox, with a 60-second “Arrow” ad for God of War running before and after it runs. It will be completely ad-free otherwise, as Sony will serve as the sole sponsor for the episode. This will be the first time in the show’s 15-year run that it will not have ads.
AMC has announced Survival Sunday, teasing a major event for all things Walking Dead: flagship series The Walking Dead will air its action-packed season 8 finale Sunday, April 15, immediately followed by the season 4 premiere of spinoff Fear The Walking Dead. Fathom Events will screen both episodes, accompanied by 30 minutes of pre-show exclusive content, as a one-night-only event in select theaters nationwide on April 15.