What’s happening, y’all? We’ve just had another week pass in here nerdom, so you already know what I’m here for. I’m sure y’all were out watching Black Panther for the fifty-eleventh time, helping it become the highest-grossing superhero film in US history, so I’m going to give you the rundown on everything else that happened while you were sitting in theaters. Leh’go!
Ni no Kuni II came out last week, and it set Twitter and Twitch streams abuzz. The long-awaited sequel wowed audiences once again with its whimsical style of animation and charming storyline(s). If you’re looking to get into RPGs, Ni no Kuni II could be a great place to start! Or maybe you could start with the first one, I don’t know. It was the first one, after all…Point is, you can’t go wrong with either, so check them out if you have the time and a PC/PS4!
In movie news, Netflix just acquired the rights to Jenny Han’s bestselling YA novel, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. The book is about 16-year-old Lara Jean Song and her love letters. Sounds pretty typical, right? Wrong. Lara keeps a box of love letters written TO all of the boys she’s ever loved, and not the other way around. In the letters, she says all the things she could never say in real life. But things get interesting when someone mails out the letters without Lara’s knowledge. If that sounds like something you’d love to have a girls night in to and watch, the movie will be out this summer, so hang in there!
The Spice Girls announced last week that they would be releasing a new movie as well. I know, right? #SpiceisLife! And not only will the movie be animated, but it’s also about them kicking ass as superheroes. Marvel, are you reading this? They’ve always been our (or at least my) heroes, but now they’re bringing that action to the big screen too. The girls will be doing the voice acting for their characters and saving the day with their own unique powers somewhere on some screen quite soon, hopefully…
And speaking of girls kicking ass, La Borinqueña, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez’s newest Puerto Rican heroine, is teaming up with Wonder Woman and other DC heroes for the betterment of Puerto Rico. In an effort to raise money for Hurricane Maria relief efforts, the anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing and Rebuilding Puerto Rico features stories from a variety of Latinx writers, including Rosario Dawson and Esmerelda Santiago. Miranda-Rodriquez was quoted saying about the book, “I wanted to inspire people, to share stories about the island and to help rebuild.” All the profits from the book will benefit relief efforts, so check it out if that sounds like a cause you’re down to support. It drops May 23!
Comics were crushing it last week to be quite honest. Freeform released a trailer for Cloak & Dagger, its newest Marvel-adapted TV series, and it was amazing! The story has been changed and rearranged for today’s audiences, including references to police brutality and our current feminist movement, but the premise of the “divine duo” still holds true at the show’s core. The series is set to start airing on June 7. Will you be watching? I know I will!
Finally, another dynamic duo has joined forces in the comic book world once again: Marvel and The Weeknd. After previously lending his vocals to the Black Panther soundtrack, The Weeknd is back, but this time he’s focusing on his own story. The self-proclaimed “starboy” will be collaborating with Marvel for a comic book series also titled Starboy. The series will be about a city called Alphatron that is being terrorized by a kingpin called The Chef who likes to eat the people he kills. The first issue drops June 13 for those of you interested. I know I am!
Well folks, that’s all I have for you, but I feel like that’s more than enough to get you through the week. Marvel is really crushing it this year! I feel like half of this post was about them. Anyway, have fun with the topics in this post, and don’t use them all in one conversation. Or do, because I’m not your mama! Until next time, stay alive guys~