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“Mr. President.  Welcome back.”

I can’t wait to watch that later today!!

Wayne Knight has reprised his role as Newman from Seinfeld to give some advice on mail-in voting and the importance of making a plan to VOTE:

Moving on to less-serious news… here’s a trailer for the Amazon Prime animated series, adapting the comic book series Invincible:

It’s cool to see the comic’s designs so faithfully recreated on-screen!  And the voice cast looks to be amazing: J. K. Simmons, Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh, Mark Hamill, Seth Rogen, Gillian Anderson, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Wakton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Zachary Quinto, Mahershala Ali, Kevin Michael Richardson, Lauren Cohan, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, and more!!  The comic book series, created by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker and illustrated by artist Ryan Ottley, is actually a lot more interesting than the set-up originally appears.  I’ve been curious to see if this new show’s marketing would spoil any of those twists.  So far they haven’t.  I’m thankful they’re preserving the series’ fun secrets (at least, so far), though that also presents a challenge in how to convey to people that this show is different from all the other super-hero stories people have already seen on-screen…

Here’s our first full trailer for the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, coming to CBS All Access:

I really hope this is good.  I love the novel so much.  The trailer is decent, though it looks sort of “TV” to me, without the breadth I hope this epic tale will receive.  I also don’t think the trailer does a good job of explaining anything about this story to anyone who’s not already familiar with it.  (I’m assuming the way the trailer glosses over the plague that mostly destroys humanity is because, in a world with COVID, they thought that’d be too on the nose.  But focusing on the weird supernatural stuff does a disservice to the story, in my opinion…)

Here’s a trailer for Mank, the new film from David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) about screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz (played by Gary Oldman) and the making of Citizen Kane:

A new film from David Fincher is always exciting, and I love Citizen Kane, so I can’t wait for this one.  I’m thankful it’ll be available to watch on Netflix in December.

I am very excited to learn that Benedict Cumberbatch will reportedly be appearing as Doctor Strange in the third MCU Spider-Man film!  I’m also slightly concerned, though cautiously optimistic, to read that Jamie Foxx will be reprising his role as Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  I strongly disliked that film, and so it’s a movie I’d prefer to forget about.  Still, I’m curious to see how a character from that Amazing Spider-Man film series, which is set in a different continuity than Tom Holland’s appearances as Spider-Man in these Marvel Cinematic Universe films, will be involved in this story.  Will we be returning to the multiverse concept introduced in the fantastic Spider-Man: Into-the Spider-Verse?  (I suspect we will, because the title of the Doctor Strange sequel is Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness.  So clearly Marvel wants to continue playing with these ideas.  That Doctor Strange will reportedly appear in this film only strengthens that suspicion!)

Click here for a fun look at the best Star Wars movie posters of all time.

I’m intrigued to see that Kate Mulgrew will be reprising her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway in the in-the-works Star Trek animated series, Star Trek: Prodigy:

I’m a little dubious about the idea of this show, which has been described as a Star Trek kids show.  The best of Trek has always been appropriate for both kids and adults.  Even the Animated Series from the seventies, which was more kid-friendly than the Original Series, was still a serious sci-fi show that could be enjoyed by adults.  So creating a Trek show intended for kids is not an idea I’m excited about, and seems like one more example of Alex Kurtzman and the current team overseeing Star Trek not really understanding what to do with this franchise.  But I do love the idea of involving Kate Mulgrew as Janeway…!

A few weeks ago Disney was sticking to the plan of releasing the latest Pixar film, Soul, to theaters in November.  Now comes great news that, instead, the film will be available on Disney+ on December 25.  And, unlike Mulan, you won’t have to pay anything extra to see it!  That’s fantastic.  I can’t wait to see this film.

Is George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road prequel film, Furiosa, ever actually going to happen?  These latest casting rumors are intriguing.  I’d love to see George Miller make lots more films (whether in the Mad Max universe or not), though I must admit I have a hard time getting too excited about prequels…

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