What’s Up On Earth? News on Movies, TV, Sports
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Weekly podcast covering the top stories in movies, television, sports, online videos, and other topics that you may have missed during your busy week of working, shuttling the kids to their activities, or otherwise living your busy life. Spend your commute or your time on the treadmill with us, and we’ll get you up to speed. You’ll now be engaged in those conversations at the lunch table or in the coffee line.
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WUOE? 31: The Incredibles 2, TV Cancellations, Undateable, TV Musicals
May 12 15
Episode 31 of the What's Up On Earth? podcast for the week of May 11, 2015. The Incredibles 2 is up next, many TV shows are axed by the networks, NBC's Undateable will be live all next season, and also next season we'll have two live musicals on TV.
Captain America: Civil War has officially started production, and as that happened there was news of two new cast members. Paul Rudd joined in his Ant Man role, and William Hurt will return to the Marvel cinematic universe as General Ross, last seen in The Incredible Hulk. Ross is the man that tried to bring down the Hulk, and also the father of Bruce Banner’s love interest Betty. This film now contains so many of the MCU characters, it’s starting to feel like a junior version of The Avengers. Captain America: Civil War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and opens on May 6, 2016.
The Hollywood Reporter brings news that Dreamworks has won the bidding war for the sci-fi comedy “Alpha Squad Seven”, which already had Furious 7 star Dwayne Johnson attached. Details on the script are being kept quiet, but it is being compared to Independence Day and Armageddon.
Brad Bird, director of this month’s release Tomorrowland, has confirmed that his next film will be the sequel to the 2005 Pixar film The Incredibles. Bird wrote and directed the original, and is in the process of writing the sequel. After much conjecture about the story for The Incredibles 2, Bird took to twitter to try to calm the fans by sending quote "Reports" have been saying a LOT of nonsense about the plot of Incredibles 2. Just relax. I've got this.” Unquote.
Variety reports that Warner Bros. has acquired the spec script “The Infinite Horizon” written by Ryan Condal, which is based on the graphic novel series by Gerry Duggan. Greg Berlanti, Executive Producer on the CW’s Arrow and The Flash, is attached to produce. The graphic novel is the story of a soldier who ends up stranded halfway across the globe when a war ends, and his trek home.
A number of series were cancelled this week across all networks. Some of the notables getting the ax are:
The Mindy Project
Red Band Society
Hart of Dixie
About a Boy
State of Affairs
In the same announcements, NBC’s comedy Undateable was renewed for Season 3, and the new season will air all episodes live. Undateable aired