Happy Halloween, witches and wizards! Thanks for joining me for a mystical YA Onscreen. It's been quite a spooky week--and not just because it was almost Halloween. Let's get on with the treats!
Did Adam Driver give away a key piece of The Last Jedi? (Probably not.)
Thor: Ragnarok had a great opening in 52% of the world, boasting an international take-home of $109 million. I'm trying not to raise my hopes too high, but they're making it difficult.
Will The Greatest Showman usher in a new age of the original musical?
Zachary Levi has been cast as the title character in a comic book superhero movie called Shazam! I have zero understanding of what this is, and this article doesn't seem to have much confidence in this casting choice, but Zachary Levi is a national treasure and he can play charming or goofy or sing his heart out while dancing on Broadway with Laura freaking Benanti, so I have every confidence that he can pull off a...kid superhero named Shazam?
Clea Duvall has been cast as a certain handmaid's wife for season two of The Handmaid's Tale.
I know last week we discussed what is coming to Netflix in November, but this one tells us what's arriving at Hulu and Amazon Prime, too; score.
The cast of Sabrina The Teenage Witch took some photos together, and it reminded me how much Melissa Joan Hart was my childhood (between this and Clarissa).
Peaky Blinders season four is returning after a 17-month wait on November 15, but only for you lucky UK people for now.
First look at Odette Annable as the new baddie in Supergirl.
Chantal Thuy (you may have seen her on Pretty Little Liars) has been cast as a recurring love interest on Black Lightning for Anissa Pierce.
So Stranger Things 2 came out this past weekend (I know you haven't heard about this AT ALL). Did anyone watch? I really liked it! The reviews were mostly positive and it's spawned what feels like dozens of articles picking apart every little moment. I think we need to change that maxim "If you love something, let it go" to "If you love something, obsess over it religiously on the internet until you begin to hate it". If you've already finished all nine episodes, here's 11 questions we still need answered; did you catch all the '80s references?; was that one character just a jerk or a racist jerk?; and an ode to positive male friendships like Mike and Will's.
The CW bought a dramedy from Black-ish writer Devanshi Patel about an Indian-American woman cracking under the pressure of her traditional family while simulaneously trying to clear her name in her ex-fiance's death. Intriguing.
It was Harrison Ford who (lightly) pressured Mark Hamill to sign on to the latest Star Wars movies.
That's all for the week! Did you dress up today? Did you see Gwyneth's awesome costume? Just when she gets all GOOP'd up she does something like this and reminds us why we sorta liked her once.