Y: The Last Man Canceled at FX as Its First Season Nearly Ends

Y: The Last Man Canceled by FX on Hulu

With three episodes left to go of Y’s first (and currently only) season, Clark insists that fans should continue to watch the remaining episodes. “They’re epic, I promise,” she tweeted, adding that viewers should tell their friends to watch the show to increase its chances of returning. With the hashtag of #YLivesOn, Clark wants to spur the audience the show has to keep it alive. It’s a tactic that’s worked in the past for shows shows cut down before their prime like Young Justice, the excellent Warrior, and The Expanse. Time will tell if she gets a second chance with her series, or if Yorick’s journey will end with an abrupt cliffhanger.

Y: The Last Man has three more episodes to go of its first and currently only season. The newest episode will premiere on Monday, October 18.


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Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Trailer is Pretty Good as a 1960s Cartoon

Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Remixed with 1967 Spidey Show

It’s debatable as to whether or not the ‘67 cartoon, was actually any good. As the first animated go at the hero, voiced by the late Paul Soles, it’s primarily lived on through many, many memes that you’ve seen on social media recently. Its three-season run had some episodes were absurd as hell at best and a total snooze at worst. It makes trailers like this one fascinating glimpses into history that may inspire younger viewers to check the show out and see how the hero has evolved in animation…y’know, assuming the show ever actually comes to Disney+.

Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters on December 17.


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The Batman: Caped Crusader Takes the Dark Knight to His Noir Roots

Batman Caped Crusader: Bruce Timm New Cartoon First Look

When the show was announced back in May, the three co-executive producers issued a joint statement: “We are beyond excited to be working together to bring this character back, to tell engrossing new stories in Gotham City. The series will be thrilling, cinematic, and evocative of Batman’s noir roots, while diving deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters. We cannot wait to share this new world.”

Right now, Batman: Caped Crusader is scheduled to air on both HBO Max and Cartoon Network, so it’s presumably going to be at least somewhat kid-friendly—however, the producers stressed repeatedly how much of a psychological dram the show is going to be, so who knows? We’ll fine out in 2022, presumably.


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Young Justice: Phantoms Looks Like a Crisis on Animated Youths

Young Justice Phantoms Trailer, Episode Premiere DC Fandome 2021

Each season of Young Justice carries a subtitle with a double meaning, and Phantoms is no different. The trailer shows Beast Boy and Artemis (Stephanie Lemelin) at odds with their tragic pasts, and it wouldn’t be surprising if other characters are similarly going through it as well. We’re sure to find out when the season starts…today? Yes! The first two episodes are available right now on HBO Max, with a new episode every Thursday beginning on October 21. That’s a pretty sweet drop, and the season’s sure to be a lot of well-animated (and sometimes convoluted for its own good) fun.

But what about that poster revealed earlier this month, showing multiple earths arranged in a multiverse-like fashion? That’ll surely play out over the rest of the season, but the imagery wouldn’t exist for no reason. Given the show’s tendency to remix old and new comics concepts, it’ll be interesting to see how they potentially handle the larger cosmic mythology that’s been going through it in the comics over the last couple of years. 

Young Justice: Phantoms' first poster showing the primary heroes of the season in action.

Image: Warner Bros. Animation


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The Flash Movie Teases Our Entry Into the DC Multiverse

The Flash Movie—Tease, New Details Revealed at DC Fandome 2021

While we’ve long known that the movie was set to bring together two iconic cinematic Batmen together, Miller and the rest of the crew are staying quiet on just what other multiversal shenanigans we can expect, but there have been rumors of visits to the classic Batcave (and Keaton’s old Batmobile), and of course, the arrival of Sasha Calle as Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, before her own adventures in the DC multiverse. A lot of set up is resting on Barry’s shoulders, as is a slick new suit first teased earlier this year.

The Flash, written by Batgirl and Birds of Prey’s Christina Hodson, also stars Ron Livingston as Barry’s father, Henry Allen (replacing Justice League’s Billy Crudup), Zack Snyders Justice League’s Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, and Rudy Mancuso in an undisclosed role. It’s currently set to hit theaters on November 4, 2022.


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Peacemaker’s First Trailer is Superhero Patriotism at Its Dumbest

Peacemaker: John Cena’s First Trailer, DC Fandome 2021

With the help of Economos (Steve Agee) and Harcourt (Jennifer Holland), plus new team member Adebayo (Danielle Brooks), Peacemaker will presumably save the world, but in his own goofy way. As is the case with Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies, the show will certainly delve into the mindset of its big misfit, mainly by bringing in Robert Patrick as his father Auggie Smith and opening up those childhood wounds. After all, you’re not a superhero if you don’t get emotional closure by yelling at your dad. The whole trailer looks very silly and very stupid, in a good way; Cena’s got great comedy chops, and this looks very much like a thing Gunn would do with some Warner Bros. money. There’s even a little bit of Deadpool energy from Vigilante, who gives some not so helpful advice about the different kinds of killers.

Also, John Cena gets hugged by an eagle. It’s just stupid enough to be charming. Peacemaker makes its way to HBO Max on January 13.


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The New Suicide Squad Game Shows Us How We’ll Kill the Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Trailer at DC Fandome

Kill the Justice League, unlike fellow DC Fandome video game pal Gotham Knights by Warner Bros. Montreal, is actually set in the same continuity as Rocksteady’s aforementioned Arkham game trilogy, which concluded with Batman himself seemingly perishing after a blast at Wayne Manor (confusingly, Gotham Knights opens with a similar premise, despite not being technically related). Bringing in trailer stars Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark as playable characters, the footage shows off how the Squad’s mission to take out members of world’s finest superhero team isn’t just a whole other level of nefarious, even for a cast of villains. It turns out that Braniac’s latest invasion has netted the sinister cybernetic being quite the asset: he’s managed to possess the Justice League and bend them to his will, leaving Earth’s first and last line of defence to Belle Reve’s finest.

Hope you’re prepared for a tough one, because I think the Man of Steel and friends aren’t exactly going to take what you can throw at them lightly. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set to release in 2022.


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Doctor Who’s Trailer Promises a Dramatic End to Jodie Whittaker’s Final Run

Doctor Who: Flux Jodie Whittaker Season 13 First Trailer

As an earlier teaser promised, the Flux is bringing “the Sontarans, the Weeping Angels, creatures known as the Ravagers, and enemies from across the universe,” and indeed it looks like our heroes are in for a hell of a battle… Cybermen, too? It’s an all-star array of villains!

Whittaker’s not the only one departing from Doctor Who after season 13; as previously announced, showrunner Chris Chibnall will also be leaving the show—and series veteran Russell T. Davies, who shepherded the modern Doctor Who revival in 2005, will be coming back aboard for season 14. His 2023 return coincides with the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who, and the BBC promises his return will be “explosive,” the implications of which probably depends on which Doctor Who fan you happen to be asking.

At any rate, Doctor Who: Flux is being billed as an “event serial,” which means it’ll follow one story throughout those six episodes, and Whittaker’s Time Lord will be joined once again by Yaz (Mandip Gill), as well as series newcomer John Bishop. The season is almost entirely written by Chibnall, with one co-writing credit for Maxine Alderton, and it’s directed by Jamie Magnus Stone and Azhur Saleem. It premieres Halloween night on BBC America.


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Revisit Day of the Dead for a Reminder That Sometimes Zombies Deserve to Win

Day of the Dead Review: Revisiting George A. Romero Zombie Classic

Sarah’s also the most level-headed among the science team, which is led by the increasingly unhinged Dr. Logan (Richard Liberty). He’s earned the nickname “Frankenstein” with good reason—again, all praise to Savini and his creatively disgusting ways with dripping entrails, exposed brains, and severed heads—but his quest to figure out why zombies become zombies gets sidetracked when he realizes one of the undead in his care, dubbed “Bub” (Sherman Howard), is more self-aware than the rest. A scrap of civility and normalcy comes in the form of helicopter pilot John (Terry Alexander) and radio operator Bill (Jarlath Conroy), who mostly keep to themselves—John’s point of view is that maybe humans aren’t supposed to understand what’s happening, except that it might have to do with punishment from an angry god—but become Sarah’s allies when all-out chaos descends on their makeshift community.

As Day of the Dead progresses, it becomes clear that the clashing points of view (kill the zombies; study, cure, and/or train the zombies; flee to an island and escape the zombies) are what’s going to tear the group apart—at least, until the zombies themselves get a chance to handle that in a more literal sense. Sarah tries to reason with everybody—“Maybe if we tried working together we could ease some of the tensions!”—but the only creatures in Day of the Dead who are truly working together are the ones trying to devour human flesh. It’s no new revelation that the movie is about humans losing their humanity as zombies discover theirs; “civil behavior is what distinguishes us from the lower forms” is one of the last lucid things that Dr. Logan says.

There’s no doubt what Romero’s meaning is—and his movie remains potent not just because of the loving attention it gives to special effects involving throats being ripped out and heads being ripped off, but because of the question at its core: is humanity even worth saving? Should it step aside for these new apex predators, who are obviously thriving? Though Sarah, John, and Bill make it difficult to declare that total extinction is the right answer, the rest of the characters suggest that maybe the zombies are doing us a favor. It seems unlikely that the Day of the Dead TV show, which appears to be a bit lighter in tone (though it’s worth noting it doesn’t look like it skimps on the gore), will follow that same path. But considering the state of the real world in 2021, maybe it’ll stay true to Day of the Dead’s not-so-subtle implication that humankind is getting precisely what it deserves.


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Big Mouth’s New Season Looks Buggy as Hell

Netflix Big Mouth Season 5 Trailer Adds Lovebugs and Hate Worms

Yep, a Big Mouth Christmas special is on the way, complete with an impressively realized Maury the Hormone Monster puppet and, apparently, a Santa Claus with full-frontal nudity. Well, I assume. His red pants could just take a tumble and briefly expose his candy cane and sleigh bells.

Here’s the official synopsis for the show’s fifth season, via Deadline:

“Starting with ‘No Nut November’ and continuing through New Year’s Eve, Big Mouth Season 5 takes on the theme of Love & Hate with the introduction of lovebugs and hate worms, amorphous creatures that can shift between the two forms (like caterpillars and butterflies). Nick’s lovebug, Walter (Brandon Kyle Goodman), pushes Nick to pursue his feelings for Jessi until she publicly rejects him, turning Walter into a hate worm who leads Nick down a dark, rancorous path. Meanwhile, Jessi’s lovebug, Sonya (Pamela Adlon), appears as Jessi gets closer with Ali and eventually wonders if she loves her as more than a friend. Jessi and Ali’s new close bond, and joint co-opting of Missy’s affinity group, sends Missy into her own hate spiral, fueled by hate worm Rochelle (Keke Palmer). Jealousy, unrequited love, and newfound crushes abound in this new form-breaking season as the Big Mouth teens navigate 8th grade.”

Big Mouth season five premieres on November 5 on Netflix.


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