The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for August 22, 2018
Veronica Mars is reportedly returning as an 8 episode limited series on Hulu. Sources say the revival is in the works, with Kirsten Bell returning and series creator Rob Thomas will direct the series. Both Thomas and Bell have long said that the show would be back if they had their way.
The Trainspotting director Danny Boyle has left the helm of James Bond 25. Production was due to begin in early December, but in a statement posted to the official James Bond Twitter account, producers revealed he’d quit. The tweet stated simply: “Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25.” Followers of the account piped up immediately with suggested replacements for the Oscar-winning director, including David Arnold, Martin Campbell, Christopher Nolan and Patty Jenkins.
The sequel to the surprise hit that has everyone saying “yeah sure this one is fine” – it’s Honest Trailers for Deadpool 2.
While Avengers: Infinity War seemed to have erased certain characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, at least one character is confirmed to return. Marvel Studios announced July 2019 to be the release window for the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home.
A diving trip goes awry in Man of Medan, a new horror game from the makers of Until Dawn and the first entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology.
For the second straight year, the MTV Video Music Awards were watched by its smallest audience ever. Monday’s show drew 2.25 million viewers on MTV. That number was less than the 2017 VMAs, which set the previous low. Even when you add in the simulcast on 9 other Viacom channels, they didn’t clear 5 million viewers. In 2017, the awards show drew a total of 5.36 million viewers, and it was up against a huge Game of Thrones finale on HBO. Monday, there wasn’t much competition, outside on an NFL preseason game that grabbed 2.6 million viewers.