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The Last of Us: Season Two
- The Last of Us showrunner, Craig Mazin, claims that the show should be around for a while. Mazin has said that Part Two (the video game) is more than a season’s worth of television. This really excites me. I loved season one. I loved Part Two and I loved the storytelling. I loved the way that they did it. I only hope that they can do it justice when they bring it to the show. So I’m very excited for this news.
Jonathan Majors’s Uncertain MCU Future
- Jonathan Majors has reportedly been dropped by his talent manager and his PR firm following his arrest on domestic violence charges last month. This is really unfortunate. I thought that he was incredible in Loki, and I have only heard great things about him in Creed 3. I’ve heard incredible things about him in the new Ant-Man movie. And if these accusations are found out to be true, then who knows what that’s going to do to the MCU as it seems that they are making out Major’s character, Kang of Conquerer, to be that next Thanos-level big bad. So we’ll see what happens.
MCU’s Scarlet Scarab Coming to Comics
- For the third time, Marvel would be bringing one of its MCU characters, the Moon Knight series version of the Scarlet Scarab, into its comics. There have been two characters in the comics to wear the Scarlet Scarab mantle, and the Disney Plus version of the character was loosely inspired by those two heroes. You can actually check out her debut in Moon Knight #25. I think this is really cool that the MCU has now become so big that it is actually influencing the comic book universe. And I think we’ll start to see more of this as the MCU continues.
Netflix Nixes DVDs
- And finally, after 25 years, Netflix will stop its DVD-by-mail service. As the old guy here at Moviga, I remember getting DVDs from Netflix, but honestly, I can’t believe that this didn’t happen sooner. While I love physical DVDs and Blu-rays, I very rarely buy them anymore. I buy almost everything digitally now. So it’s not surprising that Netflix is letting go of this thing that is just a dying breed.
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