Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn was more popular than Suicide Squad, but do we need four more movies about her? We answered how much Harley Quinn is too much on today’s loaded Nerdist News Talks Back, along with the latest on a Masters of the Universe live-action film, Stranger Things renewal, the comic value of porgs, and the latest on the Riverdale spin-off Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Host Jessica Chobot was joined by her Bizarre States partner Andrew Bowser along with producers Kate Meyers and Jason Nguyen today. They started with Margot Robbie’s comments she’s developing a fourth, standalone Harley Quinn movie. We already know about Gotham City Sirens, the Joker and Harley film, and Suicide Squad 2, so is this too much of a good thing? If we’re getting all of them what do we hope to see from each? And what does this mean for Jared Leto’s Joker? Could this be a way to give us even more versions of the character like in the current comics?
There’s also word the live-action Masters of the Universe reboot is back on, with Man of Steel writer and Blade: Trinity director David S. Goyer taking over. Is he a good choice? Do we want a straight live-action He-Man or a campy one? How much should the film lean into fan’s nostalgia for the show? And how successful can something based on a cartoon designed to sell toys really be?
In the least surprising news of the day, Stranger Things has officially been renewed for a third season? Why the wait? What do we want from the third installment? Would a dramatic time jump help? Can the show really sustain its momentum for five seasons? And should shows like this and Big Little Lies that were supposed to only be one season stick to their plans?
With only two weeks to go before we head back to the galaxy far, far away, we also got a new commercial for The Last Jedi featuring a certain little creature going for a ride. It’s funny, but are we worried porgs could go down the Jar Jar comic relief path? How does this influence the great porg/vulptex debate?
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Finally, the Riverdale spin-off Sabrina the Teenage Witch is heading to Netflix with a two season order and will be based on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics. Is this the right home and story for the show? And who do we hope to see play Sabrina?
Remember Nerdist News Talks Back airs live weekdays at 1:00 p.m. PT on our YouTube and Alpha channels, so tune in and be a part of the conversation with us. With so much to discuss today, we really could have used your help during this show. But we still want to here from you, so talk back to us in the comments below.
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