The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for July 17, 2018
Rugrats is coming back to Nickelodeon. The popular animated series about a ragtag group of babies will return with 26 new episodes at a date to be announced later, as well as a live-action film featuring CGI characters, to come in November 2020. According to Brian Robbins, president of Paramount Players, “Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the ‘Rugrats’ crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.” Original creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain will return as executive producers. Rugrats premiered on Nickelodeon in 1991 and ran for nine seasons over 13 years. It also inspired a spin-off called All Grown Up!, which focused on the beloved characters’ preteen years. That series ran from 2002 to 2008.
DC Comics has announced the next round of their one-shot specials featuring crossovers between DC Comics and Hanna-Barbera characters. The new batch will be released this Halloween. TO READ ABOUT ALL 4, CLICK HERE.
— The Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound mashup will be set during the Vietnam War as veteran John Stewart returns to the United States and has become a member of the Green Lantern Corps. Meanwhile, Huckleberry Hound has been making vocal statements against the war and the public has turned on him.
— Superman must deal with the dangers of super food in Superman/Top Cat #1 by Dan Didio and Shane Davis. It appears as though there is a new villain who seems to be a sentient pile of… kale? Top Cat and Superman must team-up to stop this new threat, dubbed Kalien.
If you haven’t seen Marvel’s Ant-Man & The Wasp yet, you’re missing out on a movie that’s just straight-out FUN!
A British university professor says he’s found a long-lost screenplay by the iconic director Stanley Kubrick. The play is titled Burning Secret, and is an adaptation of a 1913 novel of the same name by Stefan Zweig. The story follows an insurance salesman who befriends a boy at a spa resort in order to seduce his married mother. Kubrick wrote the play in 1956 with Calder Willingham (The Graduate). Nathan Abrams told The Guardian of finding the late director’s play: “Kubrick aficionados know he wanted to do it, [but] no one ever thought it was completed. We now have a copy and this proves that he had done a full screenplay.” MGM gave the play the greenlight, but it was never made. TBD if the long-lost play will be resuscitated.
Marvel and Disney XD have released a trailer for Marvel Rising: Initiation, a new series of animated shorts. You can check it out above!
Our first trailer for the upcoming DC movie Aquaman is hitting Saturday. Yesterday, we were hit with our first official poster:
— Aquaman Movie (@aquamanmovie) July 16, 2018