Chef Green’s Choice Cuts is a little series that I use to talk about all of the great things coming in pop culture that I am excited about. This Choice Cuts has been in the making for awhile. As we get into blockbuster season, so to comes the rumour mill in full swing. In other words, big things are coming.
It’s official, FXX has ordered ten episodes of a Deadpool animated series. This may feel like a cash grab, like the Avengers and Guardian’s of the Galaxy cartoons that followed their respected hit movies. However, two things put this series in a potential winners column. 1) The untitled show is intended for adult audiences, possibly with an R rating. 2) One of the co-creators is Donald Glover. I like that guy, especially after his role as Purnell in The Martian. Other than that, he happens to be the next Lando Calrissian. So there’s that. Planned for a 2018 release, this is worth getting excited about.
Space Balls 2
These rumours have been circling for a while now. Since the resurgance of Star Wars popularity, and the success of Disney’s new ventures into the galaxy far, far away, a fresh Space Balls has been on many of our minds. Recently 90-year-old Mel Brooks admitted that he was in talks for a Space Balls reboot. I just… I just want this to happen so bad.
Squirrel Girl and the New Warriors series
Of all the potential television series that could come from the house of ideas, I don’t think any of us expected this. Squirrel Girl, and the New Warriors are teaming up for a new live action TV show. Squirrel Girl who was treated as mostly a joke for decades has seen a surge in popularity with her latest title. Not traditionally part of the New Warriors, it makes sense for the young character to join there likes. Word is still out on who else will be part of the line up, but could, should, include the likes of: Nova, Firestar, Speedball, Darkhawk, Scarlet Spider, and others.
Bad Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 date
If you haven’t had a bad date, you haven’t lived. I would get into some of my more terrible dating history, but I like to keep things light. However, one fellow does not agree that bad dates are part of the search for love. A man from Austin, Texas took his date to Guardian’s of the Galaxy vol.2 (great movie, but everyone knows you don’t have a first date at a movie) during the film his date repeatedly checked her phone and texted “10 to 20 times”. Appalled, he requested that she pay him for her ticket. Of course she denied him, for he did take her out. But now, he is taking her to court for $17.31. Good for you man, nobody shoulda been texting during that great film.
New Mutants movie
The X-Men spin-off franchise New Mutants is heading to the big screen. Starting filming in July, the crew is an a-list of stars aimed at the YA genre. What could be a knock-off Teen Titans, or a repeat of the Suicide Squad disaster, recent reports say there’s a twist. Not only will the film be in the YA genre and superhero genre, it will also be a horror. Now we are talking.
Dark Crystal prequel series
Dark Crystal has always brought mixed feelings for me. On one hand, the movie was what nightmares were made of for a young Green Chive. On the other, it’s Jim Henson. Not any Jim Henson, but Jim Henson’s baby, his self proclaimed magnum opus. And it is that, the creation of that world is beyond imagination. I think as an adult I should be able to handle the creepy imagery a little better… I hope, as Netflix has ordered a prequel series.
Thanks booknerds, stay tuned.