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So, I Guess We’re Getting a NICK FURY Series on Disney+

Variety:

Samuel L. Jackson is set to reprise the role of Nick Fury in a new Marvel series currently in development at Disney Plus, Variety has learned exclusively from sources.

The exact plot details of the show are being kept under wraps, but multiple sources say Jackson is attached to star with Kyle Bradstreet attached to write and executive produce. Like all the other Marvel shows at Disney Plus, Marvel Studios will produce.

Of all the characters from the cinematic Marvel Universe, Nick Fury makes the most sense to make a transition from the big screen to the smaller screen – minus those which have already started their transition in Wandavision and The Falcon & Winter Soldier.

I do wonder, however, with Samuel L. Jackson being 71 years young, if this will be a scenario where he films wraparounds for each episode, and a younger actor plays Fury in the bulk of the show, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles-style.

Coincidentally, this now makes me wonder if the rumors about the Mace Windu / Star Wars series on Disney+ were a series of crossed wires.

Nintendo Reveals Halloween-themed ANIMAL CROSSING Update

I know many of us have been waiting for this one.

At the same time, good news – if you’ve been spending money on eBay or Etsy for Amiibo cards, they’re getting reprinted too.

I wanna meet that Thanksgiving Turkey.

Artist Tyler Stout Releases a Timed TERMINATOR Print

io9:

The release of a new Tyler Stout poster is an event. In the pop culture art world, few artists command as much anticipation and excitement as the one behind some of the best posters ever for Akira, Kill Bill, The Thing, and Star Wars.

Well, today is just such an event. io9 is beyond excited to exclusively reveal Stout’s latest poster, for James Cameron’s The Terminator.

The 24 x 36-inch screenprint will be available in both timed regular and limited variant editions. The blue regular will be available from 11:59 p.m PT tonight, September 24, through 11:59 a.m. PT tomorrow, September 25. 12 hours only!!! It costs $60. The silver variant, an edition of 350, will cost $100. Those will go on sale a few times randomly between those hours. “Some at the beginning, then some in the middle, and some towards the end,” Stout said. The sale will be posted on tstout.com.

The standard edition is at the top of the post, with the variant just below this sentence.

Very awesome print, and as someone who owns one of Stout’s first pop-culture prints (Blade Runner), it’s so rad to see his artwork progress.

If you want one, grab one here.

Disney Shuffles Release Dates Again: BLACK WIDOW and WEST SIDE STORY Head to 2021

The Hollywood Reporter:

In another major reshuffling of its release calendar, Disney is pushing 2020 event pics Black Widow and West Side Story to next year amid challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Marvel’s female superhero pic, starring Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, had been set to hit the big screen on Nov. 6. It will now open on May 7, 2021. In turn, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is being pushed from the May 7 date to July 9, 2021. (Marvel’s The Eternals also has a new date.)

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, from 20th Century and Amblin, is being delayed almost an entire year, and is moving from Dec. 18 to Dec. 10, 2021. Disney isn’t giving up its seat at the 2020 Christmas table entirely and is relocating Death on the Nile from Oct. 23 to Dec. 18.

Black Widow’s exit from the early November calendar is bad news for exhibitors who need tentpoles as they reopen. One bit of good news for theater owners: Pixar’s Soul is sticking to its Nov. 20, 2020 theatrical release date, while 20th Century’s Free Guy is keeping its Dec. 11, 2020 date. Nor are any of the film’s mentioned in Tuesday’s announcement being sent to Disney+, as Mulan was.

Remember when everyone (myself included) was wondering if there would be as much fervor for a Marvel movie after Avengers: Endgame was such a perfect “ending” for long-time fans?

With this year+ off, people will be frothing at the mouth to see a Marvel movie. Black Widow could be huge.

…provided of course we have a vaccine or something like it by the time the movie does eventually hit theaters…

James Gunn to Write and Direct 8-Episode SUICIDE SQUAD Prequel Series, Starring John Cena’s PEACEMAKER for HBO Max

The Hollywood Reporter:

The Suicide Squad isn’t due out until August 2021, but it’s already getting a prequel series spinoff.

James Gunn, the writer-director behind the movie, is re-teaming with actor John Cena for Peacemaker, an action-adventure-comedy series for HBO Max.

HBO Max has given a straight-to-series order for an eight-episode first season with Gunn writing all eight and directing several episodes, including the first. Cena will reprise his role from the upcoming movie for what will explore the origins of the character.

Awesome news for both Gunn and Cena alike.

Warner Bros must be pretty confident about how The Suicide Squad turned out to dish out this order.

Aside: HBO Max really is becoming a killer little service, isn’t it? Now, if they just leaned in to owning TNT and brought the AEW Dynamite archive over…