The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for April 27, 2018
Star Wars Resistance is coming to the Disney Channel this fall, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Thursday. The animated series will take place prior to The Force Awakens. The animation style will be influenced by Japanese anime and center on a young pilot recruited by the Resistance, Kazuda Xiono. “The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots,” says creator Dave Filoni, the supervising director of the previous animated series Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in a statement.
With the war between the survivors and the Saviors over, The Walking Dead will next set its sights on rebuilding civilization. “From the things said in the finale, there’s a bigger ambition now, a bigger thing that they’re chasing. It isn’t just regular, everyday survival, which they’ve become quite adept at. It’s what to do with that. Now they’re going after civilization,” according to Executive Producer Scott Gimple. Now that Rick Grimes has taken his first steps towards the new world by sparing Negan and dissolving the conflict with the Saviors, his community of survivors are setting sights on achieving the “very ambitious dream” of a more peaceful future envisioned by a dying Carl.
Hahahahaha.. “Is there any full frontal Hulk nudity?” Conan begs the cast of The Avengers for spoilers in the video above.
Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update co-anchors and co-head writers, Michael Che and Colin Jost, are set to host this year’s Emmy Awards. SNL honcho Lorne Michaels will exec produce. The show will include “surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live.”
David Letterman is going to interview Jerry Seinfeld on Netflix on May 7th. The interview will be shown live and is a part of Letterman’s series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
Tom Cruise brought death-defying action to CinemaCon, where he was promoting Mission: Impossible—Fallout, his sixth installation in the franchise. He detailed a skydiving scene that required 106 takes to complete, and an oxygen mask (the height meant he needed extra O2). “We had to decide how much we could do that is physically possible without killing Tom,” said Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie. “One of the requests that Tom made was that he not catch on fire.”