Well Ms. Rona, you had to go and ruin one more thing I cared about. You closed all of the New Public Libraries, shut down Broadway, moved Coachella to October, and now you've messed with one of the movies I was most excited about this summer.
I’m beyond excited to hear and share this news! Since Spiderman: Far From Home‘s massive cliffhanger, I have been dying to hear more about the future for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. With Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio exposing Peter and making him seem like the bad guy in front of the ENTIRE city?! I left the theater with nothing but shock and the need to know what was happening next.
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We don’t have much about the film story wise as Marvel is always so tight lipped when it comes to projects, especially one as big as this one and even more especially when Holland is involved because we know he can’t really keep a secret. But we do have confirmation of when shooting will FINALLY begin. Holland confirmed it himself that Spiderman 3 will start shooting in Atlanta, this July! But he has no idea what Parker’s involvement will be in any other MCEU movie after that.
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It’s a bit of bittersweet news but sweet all the same. Oh and yes! Ms. Zendaya is back playing MJ! If she wasn’t we were going to have a serious problem, just saying! Are any of you guys MCEU trash like I am? I’m stoked for 2021 Marvel. We’ve got Spiderman 3, Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder. And not to mention all of the Disney + shows. It’s going to be crazy.
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The John Newbery Medal, popularly known as the Newbery, is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), which is a division of the American Library Association (ALA). It’s awarded to the author of “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”, and for the first time ever, the recipient was a graphic novel.
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Jerry Craft’s New Kid, which is about an African-American boy adjusting to a new middle school, took away the Newbery this time.
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Undefeated, illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written in verse by Kwame Alexander, won both the Caldecott Medal (given to picture books) and a Newbery Honor.
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Only a few years ago, librarians were debating whether a graphic novel would qualify to win a Newbery Medal, because the prize description says, in part:
“The committee is to make its decision primarily on the text. Other components of a book, such as illustrations, overall design of the book, etc. may be considered when they make the book less effective.”
It’s great to see unconventional books take away prizes which are normally stringent with their distribution, and when the representative authors are discussing relevant issues alongside immense talent, it makes it all the more inspiring to see them win.
Even though it’s been mentioned that the description seemed to weigh against graphic novels, New Kid apparently was judged to have both the text and illustrations work together to tell the incredible story of young Jordan and won the hearts of the judges to eventually claim the well deserved title.
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer may be over, but the series does live on as part of a rebooted comic book series by BOOM! Studios. The comic book is a reimagining of the series featuring the same characters but in a modern day setting.
Fans of the series are in for a treat next week: the return of fan-favorite Angel.
Buffy #4, coming out on April 17th, will introduce the character popularized by David Boreanaz to the new series. In addition, a new spin off series of comics centered around the character will release on the same day.
The official description for Angel #0 reads:
“Meet Angel – a vampire cursed with a soul who has spent centuries protecting humanity from the monsters that lurk in the dark…including himself. Now, looking for redemption for the atrocities committed by the monster he was when he was first turned at the age of 18, Angel stumbles upon a new demon uprising and a shocking truth: The restoration of his humanity can only come if he takes one more life: a certain Slayer from Sunnydale who he’s never met…but may now be his greatest enemy.”
The new issue will be released exclusively in print, which BOOM! Studios VP of Marketing Arune Singh wants to use to drive interest:
“We looked at this as a natural story point where we could launch an Angel series from Buffy #4, so let’s create that excitement purely as a comic book store event,”
Any Buffy fans here excited for this news?
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Screen Rant reports that an adaptation of Kyle Stark’s Kill Them All is currently in development!
The film will be produced by Paramount Pictures with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles producers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Memec at the helm. James Coyne (Treasure Island and Sherlock Holmes 3) will direct.
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Kill Them All follows a vengeful murderess and a hard-drinking former cop who team up to take down a crime lord. The duo must climb a fifteen-flight Miami high-rise to reach him, and kill all assassins, Luchador gang bosses, ex-boyfriends, and office workers they encounter along the way.
The hit graphic novel was initially published as a Kickstarter project back in 2017. After successfully reaching its funding goal with over 600 backers and $23,000, Oni Press decided to pick up the publishing and distribution rights.
The popular comic is very much described as a “love letter to ‘90s action movies.”
A release date has yet to be announced.
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