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What We’re Talking About

David Ayer’s stealth campaign to rescue his vision of Suicide Squad continues with the release of two unseen photos from the deleted Joker scenes. He’s been openly supportive of James Gunn’s take, but he must know the horror he’s fueling on socials.

Proving that bad behavior isn’t exclusively a DC phenomenon, Dune director Denis Villeneuve criticized some movies in Marvel Cinematic Universe as “cut and paste” in an interview with Spanish paper El Mundo. Google Translate is the real criminal here. Nonetheless, retaliatory review bombing apparently hit Letterboxd.

Following the massive success of the VERY ASIAN Shang Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings which has inspired the mother of all bad takes from Forbes, Parasite star Park Seo-joon has pitched up in London for the filming of The Marvels. His role in the Captain Marvel sequel is still under wraps, but Twitter has its heart set on Marvel Boy

More good news, Stargate SG-1 is coming back to the MMO mobile RTS Astrokings for a special month-long event. Set just after Season 10, the storyline is written by bestselling SF authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

What We’re Watching

Check out the juicy cinematic for Star Wars: Hunters, the new arena combat game coming 2022 to Nintendo Switch and featuring all-new characters.
Isaac Asimov’s Foundation drops on Apple TV this week and the new trailer is filled with fresh footage (Jared Harris! Lee Pace!) and hype-laden soundbites from writer/producer David S. Goyer.

What We’re Buying*

*These aren’t sponsored, we don’t get a cut, and nobody sends us freebies. It’s just some cool stuff we’re lusting over hard.

Since we’re talking about James Gunn, how about some love for his first entry into the superhero movie market with this 5-color screen printed art poster for ultra-violent dark comedy Super

Pre-order yours for $50 US (approx £37 UK)

Okay, I dunno if Tiki mugs are cultural appropriation or not but bone-colored badass Skeletor makes for a great example of the art. 

Pre-order from Mondo for $55 US (approx £40 UK)

The lavishly illustrated Space: 1999 Moonbase Alpha Technical Operations Manual celebrates the most involving and intense of Gerry Anderson’s many sci-fi worlds. 

Pre-order yours for £34.99 UK (approx $48 US).

Whilst we’re on the subject of coffee-table conquerors, the luscious new Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 has your name on it (as well as Doug Chiang’s, given he contributed the cover).

Preorder it for £28.49 UK and $40 US.

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