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A new Superman & Lois season 2 image has provided the first look at the return of Lucy Lane to the Arrowverse. The sophomore run of The CW’s newest superhero drama follows a premiere season that was met with much critical and audience praise. With the return of Lucy Lane, it looks like the second season is looking to bridge the gap with the main Arrowverse, which season 1 remained largely removed from.

Jenna Dewan first appeared as Lucy Lane on Supergirl in 2016, back when the series was still in its first season on CBS. She disappeared before the Arrowverse introduced Elizabeth Tulloch as her sister, Lois Lane, during the Elseworlds crossover in 2018. Despite seeing two different versions of their father throughout the years, fans have yet to see the two Lane sisters on-screen together in the Arrowverse.

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https://screenrant.com/superman-lois-season-2-lucy-lane-image/

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The sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings needs the original movie’s director, at least according to star Simu Liu. The original film has scored big with critics and audiences, making it arguably the MCU’s biggest hit of 2021 so far. And with Disney and Marvel still collecting box-office profits, it is no wonder they are looking to the future and how to continue the franchise.

Shang-Chi stars Liu as the titular hero, thrust back into the drama of his past as his father and the Ten Rings organization return, and his family is forced to reunite. The film was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, who also wrote the screenplay alongside Dave Callaham and Andrew Lanham. From all accounts, Cretton’s vision is what made Shang-Chi­ the box-office hit it is, and why so many can relate to the characters and find aspects to enjoy in the movie.

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https://screenrant.com/shang-chi-2-simu-liu-director-sequel-response/

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Marc Shaiman, the composer of South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, recently shared his thoughts on the film’s music over 20 years after its release. While audience demand for another epic South Park film may still be there, the folks in charge of the cult series are aware how high the bar was set by the original. Shaiman in particular, working with series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, was responsible for a lot of what made the film great.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut premiered in 1999 after a lot of controversy, almost getting an NC-17 rating from the MPAA for its content. The film deftly poked fun at themes of censorship and scapegoating, while also paying homage (by way of satire) to many well-known Disney films from their “renaissance” era. One of the most beloved aspects of the movie was the twelve original songs, which were the work of Shaiman as well as Parker and Stone.

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https://screenrant.com/south-park-movie-music-marc-shaiman-reaction/

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Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen were somewhat emotional while on the set for Obi-Wan Kenobi. The upcoming Disney+ series would have had a lot of hype behind it even if it was not reuniting the stars of the prequel trilogy, mainly due to fascination with the period before the original Star Wars trilogy. But for McGregor and Christensen, it likely feels like things have come full circle.

McGregor’s first Star Wars movie was 1999’s The Phantom Menace, where Obi-Wan was a padawan to Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn and first met young Anakin Skywalker, played by Jake Lloyd. Christensen joined him as a teenage Anakin Skywalker in 2002’s Attack of the Clones, where the pair first established their on-screen dynamic as teacher and student. The relationship adapted to more equal partners/ brothers status by 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, before completely deteriorating in the climactic battle that sent Obi-Wan into exile on Tatooine and left Anakin in the life-support device known as his Darth Vader armor.

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https://screenrant.com/obi-wan-kenobi-ewan-mcgregor-hayden-christensen-reunion/

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Spider-Man: No Way Home star Tom Holland reveals his MCU co-star Elizabeth Olsen gave him some good advice about saying no. The star of Marvel and Sony’s current Spider-Man franchise has frequently been in the spotlight since first putting on the mask and is beloved by his fanbase. So, it’s not that hard to imagine that he might have had trouble saying no to requests from creatives and fans during his rise to fame.

Holland beat out thousands of actors auditioning for the role of Spider-Man/Peter Parker for the Russo Brothers’ Captain America: Civil War, and has been onscreen non-stop since. In the MCU alone, he has appeared in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame and has starred in three Spider-Man solo-films: Homecoming, Far From Home, and the upcoming No Way Home. He is known for being full of enthusiasm and being game for anything on-set and off, though it seems as he has grown accustomed to stardom, he has learned some important lessons about taking time for himself.

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https://screenrant.com/no-way-home-tom-holland-elizabeth-olsen-advice/

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It turns out that because of the Marvel Television/ABC Studios series, Inhumans, Marvel had to put one specific restriction on the writers of Eternals. While the newest entry in the MCU is being met with mixed reviews from both critics and fans, the final product is vastly superior to Marvel’s first attempt at a heroic group of ancient aliens living in secret on Earth. Perhaps it was even those similarities that reminded Marvel to enforce one specific rule with the writers of Eternals.

The Inhumans TV series debuted in IMAX theaters in September of 2017, before moving to its home on ABC 2 weeks later. Despite a talented cast, the series struggled to find its way as critics were unhappy with many aspects such as the low budget forcing limited special effects and superpower usage and a story that felt overlong long and drawn out. The series lasted only one 8-episode season before it was cancelled by ABC.

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https://screenrant.com/eternals-movie-inhumans-show-restriction-effect-response/

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Will Smith recently revealed his opinion that The Fresh Prince of Bel Air started going downhill after the storyline involving Carlton buying a gun. Fans of the beloved series have long wondered what drove Smith to cancel the series and move on to his burgeoning film career back in the ’90s. Now, perhaps this explanation can help them understand what happened.

The Fresh Prince premiered on NBC on September 10, 1990, and ended its six year run on May 20, 1996. In that time, the series launched Smith’s acting career. Before the series came around, Smith was mainly known for his music. The series also became a cult-favorite with audiences tuning in every week to see the antics of Will and Carlton and the rest of the family living their not-so-ordinary lives in their wealthy Bel Air neighborhood in Los Angeles.

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https://screenrant.com/fresh-prince-bel-air-will-smith-decline-opinion/

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Tom Holland has finally confirmed that Jamie Foxx will be reprising his Electro role in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film is building a lot of hype with its promise of bringing back so many characters from past Spidey films, though the studio and stars have kept a pretty tight lid so far on the details. Luckily, Holland has now confirmed at least one more major return.

Foxx first appeared as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014. He played a mild-mannered employee at Oscorp who turns into an electricity charged super-villain after an accident with genetically mutated eels. By the movie’s end, Electro had met his demise after battling Spider-Man in a power station, ending the villain’s reign of terror.

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https://screenrant.com/spiderman-no-way-home-jamie-foxx-return-confirmed/

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A recent announcement has set the Superman & Lois season 2 release date to January of 2022. This news comes following the show’s first season ending just a few months ago. With production schedules and premiere dates still recovering from Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns, the series’ quick return is testament to its popularity among audiences.

Premiering in February of 2021, the series followed in the footsteps of both the Arrowverse and CW’s original superhero drama, Smallville. Telling the story of Lois Lane and Clark Kent deciding to move their family back to Clark’s hometown, season one revolved around Superman’s estranged brother and his attempts to rebuild Krypton on Earth. All the while, Lois and Clark attempt to give their kids a normal life, which proves even more difficult as their son Jordan begins to develop powers similar to his father.

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https://screenrant.com/superman-lois-season-2-release-date-2022-when/

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Billy Crystal recently admitted that he still regrets turning down the opportunity to voice Buzz Lightyear in the original Toy Story. While Crystal’s career has been going just fine ever since, there is no denying the cultural impact of Pixar’s first feature-length film. Not to mention all the opportunities for sequels and spin-offs that Crystal missed out on.

The original Toy Story hit theaters on November 19, 1995 and has been heralded as one of the best animated films ever made. To this day, the film still holds onto a rare 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is beloved by generations of moviegoers. It is no surprise the film spawned 3 sequels, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, and Toy Story 4, all of which have been deemed critical and commercial successes.

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https://screenrant.com/toy-story-billy-crystal-buzz-lightyear-role-regret/