George R.R. Martin

Friday November 23rd 2018

01 The Satanic Temple Settles Case Against Netflix

It looks like The Satanic Temple has settled their case against Netflix.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina used a Baphomet throughout season one, that looked almost exactly like the Baphomet used by The Satanic Temple.

Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple has announced that the lawsuit has been “amicably settled.”

The temple will be acknowledged in the credits for episodes of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” that have already been filmed.

All other details of the settlement are confidential and will not be released at this time.


02 Stranger Things actress UNICEF’s Youngest Goodwill Ambassador

Millie Bobby Brown (who plays Eleven on Stranger Things) is now the youngest UNICEF's goodwill ambassador.

The internationally known actress is currently 14 years old.

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund made the announcement recently.

"Given UNICEF's global role as the world's leading voice for children and young people, to be the

youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF is more than an honor. It's a powerful privilege."

The third season of Stranger Things began production in April 2018, but will not be released until mid-2019 sometime.


03 George R.R. Martin Harassed by Stephen Colbert

George R.R. Martin was recently on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where the host harassed him a little about his lack of focus on finishing The Winds Of Winter.

Martin just released his 700 page Fire and Blood with the acknowledgement that it's only the first half of his prequel story.

He promised Colbert that he would release The Winds Of Winter before working on the second half of Fire And Blood.

Martin has hinted several times that The Winds Of Winter will be the darkest of the books in the series.


04 Hugh Jackman Is Done With Wolverine

Most of us understand that Hugh Jackman is finished playing the role of Wolverine.

Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds has been trying to convince him to return to the role.

But the actor has stayed firm that no matter how much he enjoyed it, he is done.

"When I saw Deadpool, I was like, wow that's cool. It's just a matter of time. It's a

bit like you're at the greatest party you've ever been at, you've been dancing for an hour

and a half, and then you're just like 'It's time, ok. If I stay any longer, it's gonna get

ugly.' It's like, it's time."


05 The Crimes of Grindelwald rakes in $300M

Fantastic Beasts 2 has raked in $300M total so far!

This means that it has already passed its budget of $200 million.

It's six-day domestic total is up to $81m.

This is still well below the $814 million total for the first Fantastic Beasts movie.

In October 2016, Rowling announced that the Fantastic Beasts film series would be comprised of five films.


06 Wreck It Ralph On Fortnite

Fortnite has never been above a little bit of a crossover tie in.

In May they made Thanos a playable character.

This being a Wreck it Ralph weekend, it's not shocking that he has been seen in the game.

A Reddit user going by the tag MozzzyyTwitch saw the big guy on a movie screen at the Risky Reels location.

Of course Ralph Breaks the Internet has enough pop culture references to give Ready Player One a run for its money.


07 Is Venom Sequel Confirmed?

While we hold out hope that Jared Leto's Morbius won't be as disappointing as his Joker, Sony has confirmed a Venom sequel.

The first Venom has raked in $780.2 million so far world wide, so it's not shocking that a sequel is being made.

Morbius will be released on July 10th of 2020, while Spider-Man: Far From Home is scheduled for release on July 5th of 2019.

So the “untitled Sony-Marvel sequel” coming on October 2nd could only be the sequel to Venom.

So we have less time to wait until we see Woody Harrelson devour some scenery as Carnage.

Friday November 16th 2018

So Disney World in Florida is getting a Guardians of the Galaxy ride. If you are wondering why they don't have other Marvel related rides, it's because of a licensing deal made in the 90's with Universal.

Guardians of the Galaxy wasn't the sensation it is today, so that highly valuable intellectual property wasn't included in that deal.

It will be what some are calling a "storytelling coaster" where instead of the emphasis being on gnarly turns, dips, and chiropractic appointment inducing corners, this ride will be about guiding you on an adventure.

The ride will open within Epcot in 2021,  as part of the resort’s 50th anniversary celebration.

For tons more information on this ride, including an exclusive video presentation, click the link in the show notes to the Inside The Magic blog link.

In case you haven't heard, James Cameron has been filming four sequels for the Avatar series all at once.

Well, he just announced that the filming for all four sequels has wrapped.

There is still tons of post production left to do, but the main cast is finished with their part.

September of last year is when it all started, but that's still impressive for four massive productions being completed.

It took several months for the cast just to be trained on the underwater motion capture technology.

The first of these sequels will be released on December 18th of 2020, but officially the only title we have is Avatar 2.

Although they have filmed four sequels, the 4th and 5th movies will only be released if the first two are hits at the box office.

The highly rumored titles for the movies are Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider and Avatar 5 - Avatar: The Quest for Eywa.

The new Firefly comic series has begun!

This series will sit right between when the show ended, and when the movie started.

The first issue has a heist that goes wrong, a fabled Traitor of Serenity Valley, and Mal’s quest for revenge putting him at odds with his own crew.

So everything you might expect if we ever got a season 2 of Firefly.

Issue number one is available now.

For several years now I have cracked jokes about George R.R. Martin being an unfocused writer who has lost control of his world building.

Well, recently he spoke with The Guardian and pretty much confirmed everything I have been saying.

"I've been struggling with it for a few years. 'The Winds of Winter' is not so much a novel as a dozen novels, each with a different protagonist, each having a different cast of supporting players and antagonists and allies and lovers around them, and all of these weaving together in an extremely complex fashion. So it's very, very challenging."

Although a book on the history of the Targaryens called Fire and Blood will be released on Tuesday November 20th, it is not recommended that fans hold their breath for The Winds Of Winter.