Sept. 26, 2022

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Not a big news day, but still some gems, Thomas reveals a return of a different Constantine, Black Panther gets a cheesy tie-in, James Earl Jones retires from voicing evil and we remember Actress Louise Fletcher, all that and more on this episode of Multiverse Tonight from the Multiverse Tonight Studio!

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Tonight! The return of the other Constantine,Mac and Cheese Panther, synthesize Vader, Strange New Worlds The Comic and we remember Louise Fletcher. 

All that and more on this edition of Multiverse Tonight!


Keanu Reeves will be returning to the role of John Constantine nearly 20 years after he last played the role in 2005’s  maligned Constantine movie. Reeves will return alongside Francis Lawrence with Akivia Goldsman writing the script adn produce alongside producers JJ Abrams, Hanna Minghella and Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Erwin Stoff doing Executive Producing.  THe 2005 movie was successful and considered among some to be a fan favorite, however die hard fans dismissed it because it was a rather loose adaptation.

Variety also reports that HBOMax’s Madame X and the JJ Abrams Constantine series for the streamer are now dead. There had been early talks with a lead actor and four scripts written, but those will now be written off. Warner Bros Discovery will have a huge tax writeoff coming.

On the subject of Warner bros DC movies that were successfully released, DC League of Super-pets is coming to HBO Max this week. THe movie was released in theaters back at the end of July.

The Orville’s Chad Coleman has become Superman & Lois’ big bad for season three. The actor will be playing the role of  Bruno Mannheim. Per the official description, "Bruno Mannheim is known to most of Metropolis as a local hero, a philanthropist who's revived the struggling neighborhoods of the city. For years, Lois Lane has worked to prove that behind that facade is a career criminal and the head of the notorious organization Intergang. With some new leads, she might be closer than ever."

Twin Peaks veteran Madeline Zima will play Casey Brinke, the superhero known as Space Case, in the upcoming season of Doom Patrol. The character of Casey was a key part of the Gerard Way/Nick Derington run on Doom Patrol, suggesting that it's possible the final season will mirror some of the events of the "Young Animal" run of the series, which began in 2016. In the comics, Casey was an in-universe comic book character, who was brought to real life by Danny the Street, whose powers were growing out of control. Danny didn't mean to bring her to life, and later let her go live her life, unaware of how she was "born."

Later, when Danny was targeted by a group of aliens known as Vectra, he called on Casey, revealed her true origin, and asked her to join the Doom Patrol to fight them off. There's also an evil version of Casey in the comics, named DoodleBug, who came to life after Danny wondered what Casey would be like in the "real world," given her dysfunctional upbringing by a mad scientist.

"Casey is so beloved both by our writers on staff, and by fans of Doom Patrol in general," showrunner Jeremy Carver told EW, who debuted a first look at Casey in action. "We finally found a way to bring her into the story in a way that feels wholly organic to us, even though to someone who's never seen Doom Patrol, it might seem a little bats--- insane. To us, it fits perfectly! And it's not just a cameo."

DC Comics is going all-out to celebrate Harley Quinn's 30th anniversary. In addition to this week's 30th anniversary oversized one-shot, which celebrates Harley's first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, the publisher announced further plans to honor the Clown Princess of Crime. This includes news of the newest Harley Quinn creative team, who are set to take over the title beginning with March 2023's Harley Quinn #28. The new book will be written by current Catwoman writer Tini Howard, with art by Batman: Urban Legends' Sweeney Boo. This serves as the first major creative change for Harley in several years, with Stephanie Phillips operating as writer since early 2021 alongside a rotating group of artists.


A new Iron Man game is in the works from Electronic Arts with Motive Studio selected to work on the game.  The game will be a single player game and is now in early development. According to the announcement quote the game will feature an original narrative that taps into the rich history of Iron Man, channeling the complexity, charisma, and creative genius of Tony Stark, and enabling players to feel what it's like to truly play as Iron Man."

Loki season two is getting more  Casey from Eugene Cordero. Deadline has learned that he’s been made a series regular. In addition to Cordero, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Tom Hiddleston are all returning for the second season of Loki. Rafael Casal has been cast for Season 2 and it was announced at D23 Expo earlier this month that Ke Huy Quan has joined the cast as well. Oh, and yes, Tara Strong is returning as Miss Minutes.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever is getting a Kraft Mac & Cheese tie-in. With limited edition Black Panther inspired boxes. According to Kraft, the shapes include the iconic Wakanda shield, and the Kimoyo Blue Bead bracelet worn by various characters. The beads, which are made from Vibranium in the Marvel films, are an example of Wakanda's advanced communication technologies and are given to Wakandans at birth to wear throughout their lives. The new limited-edition Kraft Mac & Cheese Black Panther boxes are set to be available on grocery shelves nationwide this fall with a suggested retail price of $1.49 and will be available while supplies last. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to open in theaters on November 11, 2022.

So the question has come up, why not recast the role of T-Challa for the MCU? IN an interview with Empire Magazine, Marvel head Kevin Feige said quote "It just felt like it was much too soon to recast," He later said how the plan is to follow the comics that inspired much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "Stan Lee always said that Marvel represents the world outside your window. And we had talked about how, as extraordinary and fantastical as our characters and stories are, there's a relatable and human element to everything we do. The world is still processing the loss of Chad. And Ryan poured that into the story." Black Panther: Wakanda Forever lands in theaters on November 11th.

Star Wars

Asmodee and Z-Man Games have revealed Star Wars: The Clone Wars – A Pandemic System Game. As the title suggests, the new game is set during Star Wars: The Clone Wars and has players defending the Republic as some of the world's most legendary Jedis. You'll need to work as a team to complete missions across the galaxy and stop the Separatists, and you'll cross lightsabers with villains with Darth Maul and General Grievous along the way. The new game launches in the United States exclusively online at Target today for $59.99, and then hits all stores in the U.S. and worldwide on October 1st.

Charlie Barnett, best known for his role in Netflix's Russian Doll, is reportedly in talks to appear in Star Wars: The Acolyte, Amandla Stenberg's upcoming Disney+ series. As with basically any character in a high-profile franchise series like this, details on the character are under wraps, with The Hollywood Reporter saying only that it's a supporting role.

A new Star Wars Tamagotchi virtual pet has been announced

Introducing the NEW Star Wars™ Grogu™ Tamagotchi!

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

Hey Tamagotchi Friends!

If you’ve already trained R2-D2 to learn all 19 skills, you’ll be thrilled to know that another beloved Star Wars character is coming to your palm, Grogu! 😍 The latest Tamagotchi Nano collaboration puts Grogu under your care with the Star Wars™ Grogu™ Tamagotchi! 🪐

Depending on how you nurture Grogu, he will change into one of 12 different appearances, including three secret ones. Feed Grogu macaron and squid chowder (but not too much or the squid will jump on him)! There are 2 mini-games available anytime to play, or additional mini-games will alternate depending on how you interact with him, with 10 playable outcomes. 💫

Ready to expand your Star Wars Tamagotchi galaxy? ✨ Fans can pre-order the Star Wars™ Grogu™ Tamagotchi soon on, available in Blue version or the “Using the Force” version, which comes with an included silicone case that is removable.

Star Wars™ Grogu™ Tamagotchi Features:

Take care of Grogu in the Tamagotchi Nano device to change into one of 12 different appearances.

Play mini-games that alternate with 10 playable outcomes depending on how you interact with him. Plus includes 2 additional mini-games available anytime to play.

The Tamagotchi Nano device allows you to feed Grogu squid chowder and macaron to nurture. If you feed the Tamagotchi Grogu too much squid chowder, the squid will jump on him.

Special guests come and visit every hour

Age grade: 8+Battery included (2 x LR44)

No Wi-Fi needed

James Earl Jones is retiring from the role of Darth Vader’s voice after nearly fifty years. According to Vanity Fair, the 91 year old actor has signed off on archival voice recordings being used by young filmmakers, who plan to utilize artificial intelligence synthetic speech technology to recreate Jones’ younger voice from his previous films for future Lucasfilm projects.

The company has enlisted the assistance of Respeecher, a Ukrainian startup that uses AI technology to craft new conversations from revitalized old voice recordings. Respeecher’s relationship with Lucasfilm began with the Disney+ series “The Book of Boba Fett,” for which they recreated the voice of young Luke Skywalker. The two also teamed for the voice performance of Darth Vader on the series “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” which debuted on Disney’s streamer this summer.

Star Trek

The Paramount Plus era of Star Trek is Five Years Old this week.

Star Trek Discovery is coming to physical media this December. The fourth season which saw the newly promoted Michael Burnham and the Discovery somehow being the only hope to save the galaxy will include quote STAR TREK DISCOVERY: THE VOYAGE OF SEASON 4 – A continuation of the series,

this behind-the-scenes featurette includes writers and producers as they discuss how their

visions were realized by the cast, sets, costumes and props in Season Four.

BEING MICHAEL BURNHAM: THE CAPTAIN’S LOG – From Sonequa Martin-Green, fans

are taken through her personal journey as Captain Michael Burnham. Follow Martin-Green,

as she sits in the Captain’s chair and shares intimate videos taken throughout the season,

behind-the-scenes moments and interviews.

CREATING SPACE – Fans can explore the VFX department to see their use of an AR wall

for the immersive on-screen experience created for The Holodeck, which utilizes the largest

AR wall to date.

THE TOLL IT TOOK – From the writer’s room and prop building to costume fittings, the

production stage and post, the cast and crew discuss the toll COVID took during the

development of Season Four.




Discovery season 4 will be released internationally on the following dates:

United Kingdom – December 5, 2022

France – December 7, 2022

Japan – December 7, 2022

Australia – December 7, 2022

Germany – December 8, 2022

Italy – December 15, 2022

Spain – December 15, 2022

Nordics – January 9, 2023

Star Trek fans are eagerly waiting for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2, but IDW Publishing has announced a new comic book series that will help tide them over until then. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will make its comics debut (though its versions of Pike, Spock, and Number One appeared in Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath previously) in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – The Illyrian Enigma, a new series set between the show's first and second seasons. Picking up where Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' first season finale left off, with Una arrested for her genetic modifications, The Illyrian Enigma sees Capt. Pike pursuing proof of Una's innocence. 

The series comes from the writing team of Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, who have together helmed all of the tie-ins to the current Star Trek live-action series, and artist Megan Levens, who recently drew Star Trek: The Mirror Wars – Troi. Here's the synopsis for the first issue, releasing in December:

"Journey to new reaches in this exclusive comic tie-in set between seasons one and two of fan-favorite Paramount+ series Strange New Worlds! With Una accused of unlawful genetic modification by Starfleet, Captain Pike sets out in search of evidence that could prove her innocence. From the mighty pens of Trek duo Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson (Picard-Stargazer, Discovery-Adventures in the 32nd Century, Light of Kahless, and more!) with art by Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Trek: The Mirror War-Troi).

The Illyrian Enigma is the second announced piece of tie-in media for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, though it will be the first published. It precedes Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: The High Country, the upcoming novel written by John Jackson Miller, who previously wrote the Star Trek: Discovery novel The Enterprise War, also featuring Strange New Worlds' Pike, Spock, and Number One.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – The Illyrian Enigma goes on sale on December 21st.


Netflix today revealed that Wednesday, the upcoming Addams Family spinoff series from producer Tim Burton, will debut on the streaming service on November 23. Netflix describes the anticipated horror series as a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams' years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday's attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.

Legendary actress Louise Fletcher has passed away. Fletcher was known for several roles including Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Louise Fletcher. (2022, September 24). In Wikipedia. ) Which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress as well as a Bafta and a Golden Globe. She was also known to Star Trek fans in the recurring role of Win Adami, the lustful leader of the Bajoran religion. 

Fletcher was born on July 22, 1934 in Birmingham Alabama to deaf parents. Her father was an Episcolaian missionary and founded over fourty churches for the deaf in Alabama. She started acting in television, appearing in shows like Bat MAsterson, Maverick, The Untouchables, Wagon Train, Perry Mason, The Muppets Go Hollywood,In the Heat of the Night, Tales from the Crypt, VR5 and many, many more. SHe acted in movies like THe Lady in Red, Exorcist II THe Heretic, Brainstorm, Strange Invaders, Firestarter, Cruel Intentions, The Genesis Code and many others. 

Fletcher died at her home in Montdurausse, France, on September 23, 2022, at the age of 88.


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