HBO Max Greenlights Season 2 of PEACEMAKER

The Hollywood Reporter:

HBO Max cherishes Peacemaker with all its heart.

The streamer has renewed James Gunn’s DC Extended Universe action comedy for a second season.

Gunn and star John Cena announced the news on social media Wednesday.

The Suicide Squad spin-off series launched in January to strong reviews, with Cena reprising his role as the brutish-yet-charming government assassin Chris Smith/Peacemaker who’s paired with a team of fellow agents on a mission to save the world from an alien invasion.

“Creating Peacemaker has been one of the true highlights of my life, both professionally and otherwise, with John Cena and the incredible creative team around me, as well as our partners at HBO Max,” Gunn said in a statement. “To have something we all love so much be loved by the audience in turn has been a wonderful experience. I can’t wait for folks to see where team Peacemaker goes in season two!”

Peacemaker has been fantastic, folks, and I cannot wait both to see the season finale tomorrow, but now, also, where Season 2 takes the team.

I Can’t Believe I’m Going to Watch This: CHIP ’N DALE RESCUE RANGERS Trailer

In “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers,” Chip and Dale are living amongst cartoons and humans in modern-day Los Angeles, but their lives are quite different now. It has been decades since their successful television series was canceled, and Chip (voice of Mulaney) has succumbed to a life of suburban domesticity as an insurance salesman. Dale (voice of Sandberg), meanwhile, has had CGI surgery and works the nostalgia convention circuit, desperate to relive his glory days. When a former cast mate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and take on their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save their friend’s life.

All this time, I wondered — what on Earth would be the pitch for a Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers movie which would make The Lonely Island and John Mulaney sign on.

And lo, here it is. I’m stunned.

Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers hits Disney+ on May 20, 2022.

LEGO Unveils HORIZON FORBIDDEN WEST Tallneck Set!

LEGO:

The LEGO Group and PlayStation, join forces to delight fans of both brands with the very first LEGO® set inspired by the world of Horizon Forbidden West. Working with acclaimed developer Guerrilla, the collaboration – recreates the authentic features within the Horizon Forbidden West videogame and transforms the experience into LEGO brick form for fans around the world. Designed as a build and display model, this 1,222-piece set is sure to invite builders into the 31st century and encourage imaginations to flow freely through the process of building out the Horizon universe.

This LEGO set for adults will take builders into an adventure world through Aloy, a fierce machine hunter and the Tallneck, the iconic and awe-inspiring machine Aloy uses to explore nearby areas in her mission to restore order and balance in Horizon Forbidden West. Included in this set is a brand-new headpiece for Aloy, the Watcher machine that comes with a choice of blue, yellow or red eyes and her bow and brick-built spear, alongside the authentic Tallneck machine, with a smooth, disc-shaped head and long slim legs to add striking features within the model. Fans can finish their build by adding the beautiful landscape details like the brick-built birch tree, tall grass and a rusty stoplight, completing the centerpiece for its display moment.

Love it! This just adds to my hype for Horizon Forbidden West this weekend.

A cool $80 gets it for you on May 1st, 2022.

Long-Lost Debut Godspeed You! Black Emperor Album Officially Released on Bandcamp

Brooklyn Vegan:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s 1994 debut release All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling had basically become a lost artifact of underground rock lore. The band apparently mentioned in a 1998 interview that it got a cassette release limited to 33 copies, though none of those copies ever seemed to resurface after the band’s career took off and neither the band nor their label Constellation Records ever reissued it. In 2013, one fan claimed to have purchased a copy and leaked it online, though its authenticity was never confirmed. It leaked again earlier this month, and now, ten days after that leak, the band has finally officially released the record on their Bandcamp for the first time since its initial 1994 release.

Gosh, I remember this being the #1 most requested release on What.cd for ages.

Now, I can’t say, upon listening to it, that this is really “good” by any means — it’s very different from that came of GY!BE after — but at least the completionists have it, and the money’s going to a great cause.

Grab yourself a copy here.