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I loved the first look at WandaVision that played during the Emmys.  I’m excited for the Marvel shows on Disney+ to start rolling out…!

Here’s a trailer for the sequel to Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, called Death on the Nile:

I liked the first film.  I’m interested to see what they’ve done with the sequel.  Once again they’ve assembled a stellar ensemble cast of suspects.  But, holy cow, this is supposed to be released to theaters in October??  I had no idea it was supposed to come out so soon.  That release date is going to get pushed, right??  I guess we’ll see…  (UPDATE: They just pushed it back until December…)

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have a new TV show, coming to Amazon!  It’s called Truth Seekers and here’s a trailer:

This is cool: the 45 minute documentary Going Mad: The Battle of Fury Road is now available to watch on YouTube.  This is a documentary on the making of Mad Max: Fury Road.  I just watched this and it is phenomenal:

This is wild: they made a thirty-minute Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish), written and directed by Nancy Meyers, with the original cast reunited — Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kieran Culkin, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Martin Short and George Newbern — and joined by Ben Platt, Florence Pugh, Alexandra Shipp and Robert De Niro.  The project was made to raise money for World Central Kitchen.  You can watch it on YouTube right now (and if you do, please donate):

I was intrigued to read of the new book Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas by Glenn Kenny.  Click here to read several interesting anecdotes from the book!  And click here if you’re interested in purchasing the book.

This is sad news: Michael Hogan, who played Colonel Tigh on Battlestar Galactica, has suffered a traumatic head injury.  To raise money for his treatment, a GoFundMe page has been set up.  I just made a small donation, and I suspect other Battlestar fans reading this might want to do the same.

I also just made a small donation to this GoFundMe for Bob Wiacek.  Mr. Wiacek is a phenomenal comic book artist and inker.  I grew up reading comic books that he’d inked.  He worked with John Romita Jr. on The Uncanny X-Men, John Byrne on Sensational She-Hulk, Walter Simonson on X-Factor, and so much more.  He now has an eye condition that is preventing him from working.  If any readers out there enjoyed his work, as I did, then perhaps you’ll want to help.

In my last News Around the Net update, I posted the trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming film The Trial of the Chicago 7.  The Hollywood Reporter has a wonderfully in-depth article on the film, with interviews with many of the major players.  It’s worth a read.

Also!  Here’s a new (longer) trailer for the film:

James Gunn (Guardians and the Galaxy) is writing and directing the Suicide Squad sequel for DC/Warner Brothers.  Now it seems he’s also going to be overseeing a TV show spin-off for HBO Max, featuring John Cena’s character the Peacemaker.  (It’s a sarcastic name.)  Wow, I didn’t see that coming!  I’m really hoping Mr. Gunn’s Suicide Squad film is good!

And in Marvel TV news, in addition to all of the Marvel shows in the works for Disney+ comes news of yet another cool-sounding show: a Nick Fury series starring Samuel L. Jackson!  I’d love to see that; I hope it actually happens.

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