The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for April 10, 2018
The latest trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has dropped, with the focus on Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian, who seems as villainous and glam as previously rumored. Plus, we find out Chewie’s 190 years old, and yep, he still does look great. The film is set to drop May 25th.
American Horror Story plans to kick it old school for Season 8. The hit FX show will be “fantasy inspired” and “heightened. We’re sort of getting back to the Asylum, Coven feeling. That’s the tone of it,” creator Ryan Murphy told Variety, referencing Seasons 2 and 3. The future season takes place 18 months in the future and will star Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Joan Collins, Billy Eichner and several others. Anjelica Huston is also reportedly in talks to appear. American Horror Story is expected to return to FX in October.
The creators of HBO’s Westworld have come up with a way to stop the upcoming second season from being spoiled. They want to spoil the entire thing ahead of the premiere. Yesterday the co-creators released a statement on the Westworld on Reddit to stop fans theories from spoiling the new season by posting a video that rivals everything that happens in season 2. The creators released the video because their post received 1000 upvotes on Reddit. Westworld returns to HBO on April 22.
Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons took on the controversy over the character of Apu, which was launched by comedian Hari Kondabolu’s documentary The Problem with Apu, which considered whether the representation is negative and racist. (Apu is an Indian-American character who operated a convenience store in the fictional town of Springfield). In a reference to a book her mom was reading, but was clearly aimed at the character of Apu, Lisa said on the show: “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?”
“Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect… What can you do?” pic.twitter.com/Bj7qE2FXWN
— Soham (@soham_burger) April 9, 2018