Thanks for joining me for this week's YA Onscreen. Let's jump right in:
In "who asked for this?" news, Amazon is thinking about a TV series of Lord of the Rings. Now, listen, I loved those movies like Gollum loved the One Ring, but this article at Book Riot perfectly encapsulates why I don't need to see this done AGAIN.
Who else is excited for Fify Shades Freed to come out just so we never have to (hopefully) hear the words Christian Gray again? Show of hands? Check out the trailer:
Netflix is adapting Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House as a ten-episode miniseries, release date unknown. It's going to star Michael Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, and more. I'm always up for a creepy story!
If you watched Rugrats as a child, I bet you never thought about how old their parents were. This author did some digging and was shocked to realize they were all in their early thirties. That honestly seems about right, to me, if not a bit surprising that they weren't younger, considering it feels more like a recent trend to delay having children until your thirties.
Sean Astin thinks the possibility of an eventual sequel to The Goonies is high.
Let's collectively roll our eyes at certain Hollywood idiots who suggested the movie Crazy Rich Asians needed a white protagonist instead of an Asian one, because heaven forbid a white person not be lead in a movie (why would you not want the delightful Constance Wu as your lead?).
A super serious, super scientific ranking of all the shirtless scenes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. (Do you agree with the findings, readers?)
Who saw Thor: Ragnarok this weekend? It was extremely entertaining! Here's some info on how they finagled those secret cameos during that especially hilarious scene (you know the one).
Seven new clips from the Justice League movie.
I found this clip of Jennifer Lawrence quizzing people on the street about her movies on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to be very amusing:
Wentworth Miller is leaving DC's Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash.
The Mindy Project is ending soon, so Mindy Kaling is already on the hunt for her next project, and rumors are hinting it will be a TV adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu.
The final trailer for Disney and Pixar's latest, Coco, is out, and this movie looks really cute and SO pretty and colorful:
Netflix's Alias Grace came out a few days ago and the buzz has been positive. Have you watched it yet?
Watch the trailer for the second season of The Crown, premiering on Netflix on December 8:
That's all for the week! Let us know what we missed below.