Kevin Feige Talks T'Challa
As we inch closer to the big premiere of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed what was behind the decision to not recast the role of T'Challa, previously played by the late Chadwick Boseman, saying that it was much too soon to bring in another on the heels of Boseman's death. "And we 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," he said.
Rihanna Takes the Super Bowl
It's been over four years since the world last saw Rihanna perform when she gave a medley of hits at the 2018 Grammy Awards. It's been even longer since the billionaire singer released a project after the success of her 2016 Anti. But she's gearing up to make a major comeback on perhaps one of the most watched stages in the world during the NFL Super Bowl LVII halftime show. She made the announcement in a single Instagram post that show her tattooed hand holding a football without a caption. That was all the confirmation fans needed as social media lit up in a blaze about the news.
NFL Pro Bowl Revamped
Speaking of the NFL, its annual Pro Bowl celebrating its top stars of the year will have a new look. First, the typical game that we're all used to watching with the league's most premiere players is no more. Instead of a regular tackle football game, there will be a week's worth of skills challenges that players will compete, culminated in flag football. The week is being dubbed "The Pro Bowl Games," possibly in a nod to the Olympics as the NFL continues to strive for flag football to be approved for the world games. It all goes down in Las Vegas at the Raiders' Allegiant Stadium in February 2023.