The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Wakanda, I love you
You know those awesome Captain America PSAs we got on Spider-Man: Homecoming? We are getting more on the Blu-ray. YAS! Director Jon Watts confirmed to Collider that Chris Evans filmed at least ten PSAs in the limited time he was on the set.
I just wrote pages of them ’cause I had Chris Evans for however amount of time, so I just feed him … I think we had a teleprompter actually, so he was just… It was like Captain America just showed up and had to do this stuff for the government… He’s just reading it off the scrolling thing and being like, ‘Are you sure you want me to say this?
Lucy Liu will direct the premiere episode of the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage. Girl has directorial experience what with her debut in 2011’s short film, Meena, and directing 4 episodes of the Elementary. Here are her words about her new gig:
What a thrill to collaborate with Marvel and Netflix, two industry titans, who paint our world with inspiring stories and beguiling characters. It is such an honor to work with such a passionate and fearless team.
Damn, check out the teaser and poster for Stranger Things season 2! And yep, now we have the official premiere date of October 27th. So, check out this poster because… WTF is that thing in the horizon!?!?
Seems Netflix won’t just stay on the Marvel lane as far a live-action adaptations of comicbooks is concerned. Yep, now we’ll get Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy! Here’s a synopsis:
The Umbrella Academy follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes called he Umbrella Academy — the Monocle, Spaceboy, the Kraken, the Rumor, the Séance, Number Five, the Horror and the White Violin — as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities. Published by Dark Horse Comics, the comic series garnered praise from fans and critics for its alternate and twisted take on the superhero genre.
Behold the beauty tht is EW’s Comic-Con double issue featuring the three main characters of Black Panther in all its black excellence glory! And isn’t it cute that is says Entertainment “Geekly” on the cover?
But of course EW also gave us a bunch of pictures (20 to be exact) depicting the whole cast, along with more details on each of the supporting characters. There’s also a high-res group shot, which EW has broken down in its own article with new details on each character: main character T’Challa, his mother Ramonda, undercover operative Nakia, princess Shuri, head of the Dora Milaje Okoye, villain and exiled Wakandan Erik Killmonger, T’Challa’s bestie W’Kabi, and advisor Zuri:
And executive producer Nate Moore said the film paid tribute to two cinematic classics:
What I think we landed on was sort of a cross between James Bond and The Godfather. A big, operatic family drama centered on a world of international espionage. So hopefully we’re getting the best of both worlds.
Chadwick Boseman also revealed some Black Panther plot details, including T’Challa’s mindset at the beginning of the movie:
It’s shortly after Civil War has ended so he’s still in mourning. There’s a guilt in terms of taking the throne. There’s a feeling that he wishes that his father would have been alive to see it, if he would have given up the thrown for being too old. […] Just because a person was elected doesn’t mean everybody agrees with the things he’s going to do. Having to make the first decisions… what do you do first? What do you choose to do that’s going to get everybody on your side? It’s a political drama essentially.
EW also regaled us with our first look at Disney’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, which includes Oprah Winfrey with bedazzled eyebrows: