Did You Hear? is a weekly examination of headlines in the entertainment industry and a take on what they could mean for the future of the industry and (often), the little geeky bubble that we occupy.
Avenge the Fallen
Entertainment news this week has been pretty minimal in the wake of WonderCon where some big comic book-type announcements are anticipated with the exception of Marvel Studios releasing Avengers: Endgame posts which unequivocally let us know which characters live and die … at least when the movie begins!
For my money, there are no surprises in these posters. Some fans were taken aback to learn that Valkyrie was still alive following the events at the beginning of Infinity War and some hardcore Loki stans on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram have wild theories about how his black-and-white poster actually means the God of Mischief and Lies is still alive and perhaps by the end of the 3 hours + movie they will be right after all.
Hanna Premiers on Amazon Prime
Hanna premiered on Amazon Prime today to much fanfare within the geek sphere if trending Twitter hashtags are to be believed:
HANNA follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.
The television series is based on the 2011 movie on the same name with the same concept (although no crossover above or below-the-line talent), and appears to have captured the same fanbase that loved The Hunger Games and are looking for something with a more Game of Thrones aesthetic.
While reviews are scarce, the series is enjoying a ⅘ star reviews on IMDB which likely speaks to high viewership and critical acclaim. I find it fascinating that Hanna transmuted from film to television series in the wake of last week’s news of the Deadwood trailer which is currently in the process of transmuting from television series to film. While it is not unheard of for movies to enjoy a second life as tv shows (hey, Buffy!), the upward trend in this Hanna is helming (hey, Amazon Prime’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series, Netflix’s Chronicles of Narnia series, et al), cements the equal footing movies and television have evolved into in terms of production quality.