The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for September 19, 2018
Marvel Studios has shared the first look at Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as pilot-turned-superhero Carol Danvers. Set in the 1990s, she has already acquired alien powers and is working with the Krees against shape-shifting baddies the Skrulls. Also appearing: Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy stars Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou, among many others. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck direct. Captain Marvel is set to bow March 8, 2019.
Variety is reporting that Disney is planning out their cinematic TV Universe as it relates to their upcoming streaming service. Marvel characters Loki and Scarlet Witch will both be receiving their own anthology series, 6-8 episodes each, with Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olson both set to reprise their roles. No word if the series is set in the present, past, or future. All the same, does this get you closer to ordering the Disney streaming service when it launches next year?
Bradley Cooper is going to produce the new Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro.
Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin tells Variety magazine that the show could have gone on longer if HBO wanted it to. “We could have gone to 11, 12, 13 seasons, but I guess they wanted a life. They made certain cuts, but that’s fine. If you’ve read my novels, you know there was enough material for more seasons. We have five other shows, five prequels, in development, that are based on other periods in the history of Westeros, some of them just 100 years before Game of Thrones, some of them 5000 years before Game of Thrones.”
Down, down, down. Even after moving the party from Sunday to Monday, the Emmys continued to hemorrhage viewers, according to reports. The NBC ceremony, hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost, garnered just a 7.4/13 result, an all-time low. Observers believe viewership was down 10% from last year’sStephen Colbert-hosted ceremony. Did you tune in?
Sylvester Stallone tells Radar Online that he is looking forward to starring in Creed 2 because he gets to punch Dolph Lundgren in the face. “Rocky IV was the most popular of the [original series]. Dolph Lundgren, the villain, became a cult hero. I thought wouldn’t it be great to bring it back 30-years later, but his son is the one who’s going to wreak havoc. He’s literally raised his son in a culture of hatred, like some societies do. They take their children and turn them into weapons. It has some nice twists and turns from it – and I get to punch Dolph in the face again, which is wonderful.”