The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for June 26, 2018
Spider-Man: Far From Home is gearing up for production but Jake Gyllenhaal has not officially been cast as its villain just yet. Speaking to ComicBook.com in an exclusive interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed Gyllenhaal has not yet been confirmed for the role of Mysterio (or any part, for that matter) in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Of course, this is not to say it will not happen, but Feige was not ready to say it’s a sure-thing just yet.
AMC has cancelled pop culture-centric reality TV series Comic Book Men after seven seasons and 96 episodes, Kevin Smith confirmed in SModcast episode ‘AMC-Ya! Comic Book Men Gets Canceled.’ While Smith said that AMC reached out to him, informing him of the decision to cancel the show, there were no specific reasons given for it getting the axe.
Underappreciated Mario antogonist Waluigi meets West World in this awesome mash-up.
Deadpool 2 eclipsed the $700-million mark worldwide this weekend, which makes it the No. 3 R-Rated movie of all time, behind Deadpool and The Matrix Reloaded. The Ryan Reynolds-starring vehicle also became Fox International’s biggest opening of all time, with $176.31 million in 71 markets, beating previous record holder X-Men: Days of Future Past.
YouTube finalized a deal for a 10-episode series starring (and executive produced by) Kirsten Dunst, called On Becoming A God In Central Florida. The dark comedy series will stream on YouTube Premium in 2019, and it centers around a water-park employee who begins an ascent up a multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme.
STAR WARS GOSSIP – -A new rumor claims that Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kinobi, for a brief appearance in Star Wars: Episode IX. This would mark his first portrayal of the character since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. “Ewan will secretly film for the next Star Wars movie,” an unnamed source shared with The Sun. With Luke Skywalker having died in The Last Jedi, it’s difficult to theorize an organic way to bring McGregor back at the character, unless the final film were to depict Luke’s Force ghost, possibly alongside his former mentor.
Hayden Christensen debuted in the Star Wars saga as Anakin Skywalker with 2002’s Attack of the Clones, only going on to reprise his role once for 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. The actor himself has been absent from Star Wars stories for more than a decade, though his likeness was revived for a special edition cover for the novel Thrawn: Alliances from Del Rey Books. The new novel will be available on July 24th.