Ryan Gosling to the MCU?
If you were hoping to see Ryan Gosling appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have heart-breaking news for you. As he does press rounds for The Gray Man, he revealed that he isn't being considered for the role of Nova, a character first introduced in comics in 1976 and reported to be joining the MCU in the future. Gosling, however, did make a joke that he would consider taking up the role of Captain Canada. While not actually a character in the MCU, Captain Canada was created in 1979 for a comic published in the Newfoundland Herald.
Mo'Nique Gets Her Netflix Special
After battling for more than two years, Mo'Nique is finally bringing an exclusive stand-up comedy special to Netflix. She had sued the streaming giant for racial and gender discrimination, alleging that the company lowballed her with a $500,000 offer for a potential 2017 special in comparison to multi-million-dollar payouts to comedians like Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, and Ellen DeGeneres. She also called the company's refusal to negotiate blatant retaliation for her speaking out on social media. Still, Mo'Nique and Netflix were able to settle the dispute last month out of court with the terms of the deal not made public.
'Halloween' Franchise Wrap
How would you feel about another Halloween movie? After 13 films featuring the infamous Michael Meyers, Universal Pictures and Jamie Lee Curtis are finally calling it quits. The final film, Halloween Ends, is slated for an October release. Whether or not this is the actual end of the series remains to be seen as fans have been down this road before. But after Jamie Lee Curtis revealed a "Laurie Stroder 4 Ever" tattoo after wrapping up the last film, maybe it really is the end — at least for Curtis. Then again, Michael Myers cannot die. In Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, it was revealed that a curse, the cult of thorn curse placed on him as a child, makes it impossible for him to croak. So, I'm willing to bet we get another film in a few years.
San Diego Comic-Con
After two years of hosting virtual conventions, San Diego Comic-Con is back in its full glory. The in-person pop culture convention will take place over four days at the San Diego Convention Center starting Thursday. So what can fans expect? Major film announcements, star-studded panels from Warner Brothers and Marvel Studios, and an exclusive sneak peek at content like HBO's House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones. More than 130,000 people are expected to attend.