Nov. 20, 2020

Pass The Butter Robot

Pass The Butter Robot

On the comic book edition, WandaVison coming soon, Suicide Squad gets a Sly costar, the Venture Bros has hope and remembering Ken Spears.  All that and more on this edition of multiverse tonight.

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Tonight! WandaVison has a release date, The Suicide Squad gets a Sly new star, hope for Venture Bros fans and we remember one of Scooby Doo’s creators, all that and more on the comic edition of Multiverse Tongiht!




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Marvel

Chris Claremont and Fabian Nicieza are returning to the X-Men to finally tell the story about the fabled third Summers brother. The series, called X-Men Legends is a series that will bring back some of the biggest writers in X-Men history to tell stories related to the time periods and stories in which they were writing the characters Fabian in a statement said quote"It's incredibly exciting to finally tell the story of the infamous 'third' Summers brother. Twenty-five years in the making, to see the truth about Adam-X revealed -- and drawn so magnificently by Brett Booth -- is one of the most surreal experiences of my career!" "Getting the opportunity to tell this tale while kicking off the new X-Men Legends series is a x-tremely x-citing!" unquote  Future issues of the series will feature work by Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Larry Hama, Peter David among others.


New Marvel Disney Plus series WandaVison will debut on the service on January fifteenth, it was expected that the series would debut in December. This makes the final season of Agents of Shield the only MCU series or movie during 2020.  And here’s a fun fact, WandaVision was filmed like an actual sitcom, in front of a live studio audience. The audience had to sign very strict NDAs to keep them from leaking spoilers about the show. Star Elizabeth Olsen told Entertainment Weekly quote “It was insanity,” “There was something very meta for my own life because I would visit those tapings as a kid, where my sisters were working [on Full House].”

Paul Bettany added quote “We were all so high by the end of it, we wanted to keep on running the show,”  “Maybe take it out on tour or something. WandaVision on ice.”


Disney Plus By the Way just passed it’s first anniversary with nearly 74 million subscribers.


Marvel has laid off publisher John Nee, according to sources telling The Hollywood Reporter. Nee joined the house of ideas in January 2018 taking over for Dan Buckley after he was promoted to president of Marvel Entertainment. Before this Nee had worked for DC and co-founded and ran gaming company Cryptozoic Entertainment. When asked for comments, Marvel did not respond.


Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have reignited their feud, this time for a good cause. In this case, it’s a sales contest. From November tenth to December twentieth, anyone will have the ability to purchase Aviation Gin or Laughing Man coffee at Sam’s Club locations in the US. Each purchase will count as a vote for either star, Aviation for Team Ryan and Laughing Man for Team Hugh. You can also vote online as well https://samsclub.promo.eprize.com/thefeud/

An entry there will also put you in the running for a virtual party with Hugh and Ryan. The ultimate winner gets bragging rights and Sam’s has pledged to donate equally to both the laughing man foundation and the SickKids Foundation on December twentieth.


The estate of Marvel artist John Busecema has been robbed. According to the late artist's daughter, Dianne Buscema-Gerogianis reported pieces of comic art stolen. The 45 pieces range from an original Mephisto to original art from Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Superman. In a post on facebook she wrote qutoe "I am reaching out to you all as 45 pieces of Dad's original artwork was stolen from our family this morning," "I cannot go into detail as the police and authorities have been notified. I am asking to please contact me if you hear or see anything for sale. I cannot post photos of everything that has been taken, but I am posting some." John Buscema passed away in 2002 and was really big in Marvel back in the sixties and seventies.





DC

DC Comics has named Marie Javins as the new Editor in Chief. IN a statement DC Senior Vice President and General Manager Daniel Cherry III said quote "Marie intrinsically understands the power of comics and their unique ability to entertain and empower, which makes her a perfect choice to be DC’s next Editor-in-Chief, "In addition to her many creative talents, she’s also incredibly committed to increasing access to this amazing industry by mentoring the next generation of comic book creators and helping them find their voices. I look forward to working with her in her new role." She will now be the sole EIC, Marie and Michelle Wells were named co-editors in chief in August after the departure of Bob Harras and the restructuring caused by parent company AT&T. Javins will spearhead  the company's publishing schedule with an eye on growing imprints and expanding the brands reach worldwide, as well as providing editorial and creative guidance.


The Batman’s Robert Pattinson is trying to make his own version of Batman. IN an interview with Vanity Fair France Patinson said quote “To start, The Batman, I’m using things at the moment that seem fragile compared to the importance of the project," Pattinson told Vanity Fair France (h/t Battinsonverse on IG for the translation). "Conversations I’ve had with close friends, embryos of dreams. This is the secret and sensitive part of the actor facing the heaviness of the project... On The Batman, on Tenet, a gigantic team of technicians surrounds you and when you say, 'Let’s go Robert…Action!' You have to forget this mass of people and play in front of your own thoughts, your own demons. "Yes, I have an actor’s excitement to face the tension of the set, the inordinate expectation of all these people and to transform it into a dialogue between me and myself. It’s an exciting and horrible feeling to be that 'little shit' who risks planting all the heavy artillery, all that war infrastructure, because she wasn’t able to go and get it… I think about that, a few days before a shoot." "I look first at the character and what I have to do with it, how I’m going to have to invent nuances in this shell, making it more complex, more complex all the time," Pattinson said. "Batman is a role in which I have to learn how to play ambiguity better. It’s out of the question to interpret a character of a single color. It’s beautiful, people who seem to live in two states at the same time." unquote The Batman is due in theaters on March fourth, 2022.


Superman and Lois is set to debut on the CW in February and series star Elizabeth Tulloch has been giving regular updates and teases on social media. Lately, she’s promised to keep plenty of purple in Loi’s wardrobe, afer fans told her that Lois wore lots of purple. Saying quote "I just want everyone who said that they want to see Lois in a lot of purple to know that I heard you loud and clear," "There'll be a lot of purple." unquote The series revolves around Lois and Clark as they deal with the stress, pressures and complexities that come from being working parents in today’s society. 



James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has added one more to the roster, Sylvester Satallone. Sly’s involvement was part of an instagram post of Funn and Stallone with the caption quote Always love working with my friend @officialslystallone & our work today on #THESUICIDESQUAD was no exception. Despite Sly being an iconic movie star, most people still don’t have any idea what an amazing actor this guy is. Unquote 


Speaking of The Squad, The Peacemaker spinoff series with John Cena has a working title. According to The Ronin, it’s going under the name The Scriptures. The site also says that the show will film from JAnuary eighteenth to June eighteenth. This jives with a recent tweet from James Gunn saying that shooting would begin after a two week quarantine. The spinoff series is planned for HBO Max with James Gunn writing all eight episodes and directing some of them.


The election here in the US is over, despite what the current occupant of the White House says and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the winners. Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter celebrated the win on social media by noting the date that the win was finally announced was a very special date for her in another way, she tweeted quote "On this day 45 years ago, I appeared on television as Wonder Woman for the very first time. I am honored to be a part of this legacy and everything that it represents, and so thrilled to celebrate the power of women on such an auspicious day!" unquote the Wonder Woman series ran for three seasons between 1975 and 1979, one season on ABC and two  on CBS. 


Geek

A throwaway joke from the first season of Rick and Morty is getting realized. The Butter Robot as seen in the episode Something Ricked This Way Comes was unveiled during the Rick and Morty Global Celebration panel during the Adult Swim virtual festival. The Butter Robot according to it’s website The Butter Robot dot com has An assortment of audio / visual sensors and lifelike mechanical movements give the Butter Robot the ability to relay its unique, human-like personality while performing complex commands. It has Text to voice that will allow users to enjoy the robot interacting with its surroundings or parroting what you tell it to say through it’s app. An emotion engine that will allow the robot to quote "reacts" to influences from its environment and adapts to become more "self-aware" over time while choosing to "rebel" against commands. You can preorder the Butter Robot now for the introductory price of 147 dollars , it comes numbered and has Justin roiland’s Embossed Signature. Order yours at https://thebutterrobot.com/


Lego has announced thier biggest Lego kit yet. The Roman Colosseum, this set has a total of nine thousand thirty six pieces that fit together to recreate the world famous concrete structure. The finished structure will be 10.5 inches high, 20.5 inches wide and 23.5 inches deep. The set will be availiable starting on Black Friday as part of the Lego stores and Lego dot com Black Friday Deals. The list price for the set is $549.99. If you buy me one, I’ll build it on a livestream.


Geoff Johns will be creating a new comic at Image Comics with artist Gary Frank. The comic called Geiger takes place on a post apocalyptic Earth. Here’s the synopsis quote "Who are the scavengers of a dying earth? Geiger is set in the years since a nuclear war ravaged the planet, desperate outlaws battle for survival in a world of radioactive chaos. Out past the poisoned wasteland lives a man even the Nightcrawlers and Organ People fear. Some name him Joe Glow, others call him The Meltdown Man. But his name…is Geiger." Geiger number one will be out in april.


Netflix is gonna try something new, a programmed channel, ya know, like network tv. I know, novel concept right. Netflix started testing the concept in France with a handful of users and then will release it to the rest of France. No word on if they’ll try it in the US or other countries.


The People’s choice awards happened and there were a few genre winners, Mulan won Action Movie of the Year, Disney’s Onward won Family Movie, Riverdale won Drama Show, Cole Sprouse from Riverdale won Male tv star or 2020, and  Wynonna Earp got Sci-Fi Fantasy Show.


The Venture Bros might have found a new home, av club dot com reports that a tweet from HBO MAx head Andy Forssell might be the answer Venture fans have been waiting for. QuoteThe Venture Bros fans are passionate, but incredibly civil. I've received tons of emails, all of which are short very well written notes, oozing with politeness. Class fans. Nothing imminent, but know that we're working on it.

#SaveTheVentureBros unquote 

So keep politely reaching out Venture Bros fans! We may save Rusty yet! 


The house from the show Full House has sold for Five  point Three Million Dollars. The Victorian style home located at 1709 Broderick in the Postcard Row neighborhood of San Francisco has been listed on the market since May 2019 for six million dollars, the price ws cut to five and a half million this past February. 


Remember the movie Bloodshot that opened just as movie theaters worldwide shut down? Yeah, probably not. After theaters shut down, it quickly went to Video on Demand release, now Vailent’s parent company DMG has confirmed plans for a sequel with Vin Diesel reprising the role.

DMG Entertainment Creative Head and Filmmaker Dan Mintz told CBR dot com quote "I think [Bloodshot] was very successful in that respect, a lot of people saw it and it did very well in the post-release rollout but you can't use the same evaluation process, pre-COVID, to this," Mintz told CBR. "[Are] Vin Diesel and all those people going to still continue? Yes, because it did so well and the response to it has been so well, it's just that the response has been in a non-transparent environment, as opposed to a transparent environment like box office numbers." unquote No concrete details about a new Bloodshot movie has surfaced.




The other half of Scooby Doo’s creators, Ken Spears has passed away. According to Spear’ sson, Kevin his dad died from complications related to Lewy Body Dementia, a degenerative condition similar to Alzheimer's disease. 


Ken was born Charles Kenneth Spears on March twelfth, 1938. He grew up in LA where he befriended the son of William Hanna, in 1959, he was hired at Hanna Barbera Productions. While working in the editing department he met Joe Ruby and began a writing partnership. Spears and Ruby would create such memorable shows as “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” “Dynomutt,” “Dog Wonder” and “Jabberjaw” for Hanna-Barbera and The Barkleys and The Houndcats for Depatie-Freleng. They would then be hired to supervise CBS’ Saturday morning cartoon lineup and later ABC’s. Spears also was a story consultant for the 1974 Plant of the Apes cartoon series. In 77, Spears and Ruby created their own Ruby Spears Productions where they produced shows like Superman,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Fangface,” “Mister T,” “The Plastic Man Comedy-Adventure Hour,” “Thundarr the Barbarian” and “Saturday Supercade.” In 1981, they sold the company to the parent company of Hanna Barbera. Joe Ruby died back on August twenty-seventh of this year at the age of 87  In a statement Kevin said quote “Ken will forever be remembered for his wit, his story-telling, his loyalty to family, and his strong work ethic,” Kevin Spears says. “Ken has not only made a lasting impression on his family, but he has touched the lives of many as co-creator of ‘Scooby-Doo.’ Ken has been a role model for us throughout his life and he will continue to live on in our hearts.” unquote  Ken Spears passed away at the age of 82, he is survived by his sons Kevin and Chris,their wives and his five granchildren and three great grandchildren.


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