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YA Onscreen: Behind Every BLACK PANTHER There’s A Bunch Of Awesome Ladies

How great are these women? Plus lots of Sabrina casting news, Roswell finds its lead actress, and Superman makes a quick change into something a little more plastic. 

YA Onscreen: Behind Every BLACK PANTHER There’s A Bunch Of Awesome Ladies

Welcome to another week of YA Onscreen! There are so many YA-related movies coming out in March, y’all. Is February over yet? I think my MoviePass is going to be getting its workout next month. But first let’s talk about a relatively unknown movie that just hit theaters this weekend…

It’s no surprise Black Panther is killing it out in the box office this past weekend. Did you see it? There were so, so many good things about it, I can’t even begin to list them all (but if I was, I would start with the badass ladies and the fact that Chadwick Boseman is 41(!!) and still lookin’ fine). Let’s dissect its most impactful moments and check out what people are already asking to see from the sequel. Also, just some really cute photos of the women of Black Panther, plus you can read a snippet of their round-table discussion.

Black Panther’s thirstiest moments

More casting news from Sabrina the Teenage Witch! Doctor Who alum Michelle Gomez will be playing Sabrina’s school mentor possessed by the Devil’s handmaiden and newcomer Chance Perdomo will be Ambrose, Sabrina’s pan-sexual and witty cousin. Lucy Davis will be playing Sabrina’s aunt Hilda, the more "fun" aunt.       

Cole Sprouse won’t be warming up his vocal cords for Riverdale’s upcoming April 18 musical episode. He basically said if I wouldn’t do it for Disney, I’m not gonna do it for you, which, props, dude. Know your limits (of comfortability. He could have the voice of an angel for all we know.). 

I’m going to one-up myself from last week’s pictures of Timeless’ new season and give you the trailer:

J.J. Abrams isn’t bothered by criticism that Star Wars is becoming too female-centric. “Their problem isn’t Star Wars, their problem is being threatened.” 

Jeanine Mason, former winner of season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance turned actress (currently in a small role on Grey’s Anatomy) has been cast as the lead role in the reboot of Roswell. I haven’t been overly impressed with her turn on Grey’s but I haven’t seen her in anything else, so let’s hope she’ll make Liz Parker proud.

Speaking of So You Think You Can Dance, it’s been officially renewed for it’s fifteenth season for this summer. Much like Grey’s, no matter the (questionable) changes, this is another show I just can’t quit. 

Get your Smallville Funkos here:

Rosamund Pike is teaming up with Amazon Prime Video to do a biopic of Marie Curie called Radioactive. I somehow managed to see Rosamund in two period pieces this month (Hostiles and A United Kingdom, if you were interested, and I know you were) and she really does have the perfect face for historical films. 

Now that Bad Wolf Productions has finished working on A Discovery of Witches, it seems like their previously announced tv adaptation of His Dark Materials will finally hopefully get its due. 

That’s all we’ve got for the week! Let us know what we missed below.

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Stephanie Johnston's photo About the Author: Stephanie is an avid reader who moonlights as a college Educational Advisor. Though she now calls Orlando home, she grew up all over the U.S. Aside from her obsession with YA books and book-related activities, Stephanie loves watching way too much television, reading organizational/DIY blogs, planning awesome parties, Halloween decorating, and playing live-action escape games.