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!
Sweet Tooth for Your Sweet Stream
Today Netflix dropped the first trailer for the Robert Downey Jr. produced Sweet Tooth series:
Based on the beloved DC Comic, and Executive Produced by Susan Downey & Robert Downey Jr., Sweet Tooth is a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer-bo…
Sweet Tooth is based on the 2009 Jeff Lemire series from Vertigo and as a television show has been famously plagued by Covid delays. The series stars Will Forte and follows the events of a fictional pandemic where human-animal hybrids are the surviving result.
“Sweet Tooth” refers to the cute little deer boy (a.k.a. Gus), we see throughout the trailer. It hits Netflix on June 4th, 2021 and promises to be “Bambi meets Mad Max” – like the comic book series before it.
Will you be tuning in? Sound off in the comments below!
Invincible Wraps Up and Continues
Speaking of indie comics in the world of the streaming giants, Amazon Prime was not to be outdone by Netflix and Image Comics was not to be outdone by Vertigo when just after the Sweet Tooth trailer it was announced that not only would the season 1 finale of Invincible be dropping a day early of #InvincibleFriday on Prime, but the series has been renewed for seasons 2 and 3.
Steven Yeun (Academy Award nominee and the voice of Mark Grayson) …
And Invincible creator, Robert Kirkman took to their official Twitter accounts to break the good news to the world:
Robert Kirkman on Twitter: “Hey @InvincibleHQ fans! @steveyeun & I have some potentially exciting news to share about season 2 and… pic.twitter.com/1rgEQCTwxR / Twitter”
Hey @InvincibleHQ fans! @steveyeun & I have some potentially exciting news to share about season 2 and… pic.twitter.com/1rgEQCTwxR
Based on how the first season ended comic book fans can probably make some good guesses at where season 2 and 3 will be going. The continuation of Invincible on Prime bodes well for adult animated superhero content – particularly when taken in conjunction with the success of the Harley Quinn series on HBO Max.
The Oscars are for the Supers
There were many victories at this years Academy Awards. Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland swept Best Picture, Best Director, and more with a slough of accolades now adjacent to the MCU’s upcoming Eternals movie (which Zhao is directing). She beat Watchmen star Regina King out for her work on One Night in Miami (which stars another future superhero – Black Adam’s Hawkman, Aldis Hodge!). Invincible’s Steven Yeun did not win for his work in Minari and was instead beat out by Thor alum Anthony Hopkins – who also beat out T’Challa, himself, Chadwick Boseman who was nominated for his work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Boseman’s fellow Black Panther star Daniel Kaluuya nabbed Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah.
There is so much to be said about the amount of diverse stories, creators, and winners this year and, as a geek, it’s very cool to see so many creatives who sit in the venn diagram of Awards Season darlings and genre stars.
While this year’s Oscars were very different from those which came before the showing was incredibly strong for the “year without movies” 2020 has been touted as by some critics. This is all to say, if you have been sleeping on any of the contenders, I encourage you to check them out in the coming weeks.
Who was robbed? I want everyone’s hot takes below!