The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for March 30, 2018
The new footage from Incredibles 2 (above) gives us a great look at the Underminer, a new villain that seems to be tearing up the city from underground. The Incredibles are there to stop him.. but they’ll have to do it while keeping Jack-Jack from destroying everything around him.
Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit against the publisher of the Grand Theft Auto video game series is over… and she didn’t win. Lohan was accusing the game company of violating her privacy rights by using her likeness for a character in Grand Theft Auto V. In the game, the character, Lacey Jonas, calls herself “really famous” and an “actress slash singer.” Lohan claimed the game included references to Mean Girls and the hotel where she lived. The court ruling read: ”The Jonas character simply is not recognizable as plaintiff inasmuch as it merely is a generic artistic depiction of a ‘twenty something’ woman without any particular identifying physical characteristics. The ambiguous representations in question are nothing more than cultural comment that is not recognizable as plaintiff and therefore is not actionable.”
Ooooh, Westworld Season 2 trailer. “Chaos takes control.” Westworld Season 2 premieres 4/22 at 9PM on HBO
Rumor has it, FOX has Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing on top of their reboot list. WGN America has already pounced on the show. They picked up the existing episodes of Last Man Standing. The network will begin airing reruns of the show beginning Monday, April 30.
AMC is rounding out its cast for Dietland, a 10-episode straight-to-series dark comedy based on Sarai Walker’s novel of the same name. Campbell Scott (House of Cards), Alanna Ubach (Coco, Girlfriends Guide To Divorce), Kelly Hu (Arrow), Marc Blucas(Underground), Ami Sheth (Blindspot) and Jen Ponton (30 Rock) are set in recurring roles opposite leads Julianna Margulies and Joy Nash.
I’ve enjoyed FOX’s Gotham from the beginning, but this whole “Jerome isn’t the Joker” talk disappoints. Next week, we finally get answers how/why producers are heading a different direction for the iconic villain.
Executive Producers for The Walking Dead promise the upcoming work will bring the show back to vibes from some of its best seasons. Heading into the filming of season 9, Angela Kang will step into the showrunner role previously held by Scott Gimple. Kang’s focus will be on making the show feel like it did when it was at its best: “Especially looking back at where our show succeeds the most — in terms of the characters that have the best chemistry together and the locations that [worked well]. It’s always kind of nice to be on the road a little bit. Any time we’re sort of situated in one place for too long… I feel like the show is kind of morphing back into a Season 4, Season 5 kind of vibe.”
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston will reunite for the Netflix comedy Murder Mystery. Sandler and Aniston costarred in the 2011 hit film, Just Go With It. Murder Mystery follows a New York cop (Sandler) and his wife (Aniston), who become prime suspects in the murder of an elderly billionaire while vacationing in Europe.