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There’s no shortage of weirdness when it comes to Marvel’s new series “WandaVision.” In the quaint, almost too perfect world of Westview, there are tons of bizarre clues to pour over and questions that need to be answered. But one of the weirdest things so far is also the most ominous. In the second episode, Wanda becomes more involved in neighborhood life. She joins the planning committee for a magic show fundraiser, which is headed by a woman named Dottie (Emma Caulfield). During a speech to the group, Dottie specifically says the fundraiser is “for the children” — a line that everyone else repeats in unison. The response is almost cult-like, and considering the fact that there aren’t, actually, any children we’ve seen in Westview at all so far…yeah. It’s creepy. Just to make things weirder, Wanda and Vision both repeat the line later that night after getting home from the magic show — and immediately after they say it, Wanda appears to be visibly pregnant. Wanda’s pregnancy comes with its own set of questions, but is it possible that it’s related to the mantra that’s been repeated throughout the episode? Also Read: 'WandaVision': What You Need to Know About That Sword Logo Is there someone who wants her to have children for future superhero purposes, and is therefore attempting to make it happen? Someone like…Mephisto? A demon who convinces people to sell their souls and manipulates humankind, Mephisto can warp reality the same way Wanda can. He has a significant comic history with Wanda, as he’s the way she creates her two children, Tommy and Billy. Wanda unknowingly uses Mephisto’s disassembled soul to magically become pregnant (what with Vision being an android and all) and when Mephisto’s soul is reassembled, she loses her twins — hence how the “House of M” storyline comes into being. Wanda’s witch mentor, Agatha Harkness, wipes her memory of having children to avoid her spiraling into cataclysmic grief, which basically backfires when those memories resurface years later, leading Wanda to rewrite reality to mold the world to her own happiness. Look, artificial insemination for a hero who’s already been pretty traumatized and is currently living out that trauma through this world seems a little dark, even for Marvel. But we already know from promotional material that Wanda will have twins, who, it’s fair to assume, will be Tommy and Billy. Not only is that a potential groundwork for “Young Avengers,” but Kevin Feige has specifically noted that “WandaVision” will directly set up “Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness.” There’s been a lot of rumors that “WandaVision” will do that via the official introduction of the multiverse, something Mephisto could definitely factor into. Also Read: 'WandaVision' Reviews: MCU's 1st Disney+ Series Is 'Weird as Hell (in a Good Way)' As with anything Marvel teases, we have to wait and see where this is all headed. But one thing’s for sure: “WandaVision” is about to get weirder. Read original story ‘WandaVision': What’s Up With That Creepy ‘For the Children’ Chant? At TheWrap
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Entertainment One (eOne) has tapped “John Wick” writer Derek Kolstad to develop a “Dungeons & Dragons” TV-series pitch. Dungeons & Dragons, which has been adapted for the big-screen before, is a popular board game from Wizards of the Coast. Following a $3.8 billion acquisition, Entertainment One is now part of Hasbro, which knows a thing or two about board games. In addition to this small-screen development project, which we are told by an insider is in the “very early stages,” eOne is also working with other writers on other D&D projects. One of those is a new “Dungeons & Dragons” film, which is being directed by Jonathan Goldstein and Jonathan Francis Daley. Also Read: 'The Falcon and Winter Soldier' Trailer: Sam and Bucky Team Up, With 'No Plan' (Video) As first reported by TheWrap, Kolstad co-wrote “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” series for Disney+. He is represented by APA, Circle of Confusion and Behr Abramson Levy. The “Dungeons & Dragons” movie in 2000, directed by Courtney Solomon and written by Topper Lilien and Carroll Cartwright, does not inspire much confidence in another go at the franchise. That D&D adaptation has just a 10% rating with the critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience has the film at 20%. That movie starred Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans, among others. Also Read: Bryan Edward Hill to Write 'Power Rangers' Reboot for eOne and Hasbro The Dungeons & Dragons board game is the stuff of legend in nerd culture. It has often crossed-over onto TV and film countless times, most recently as the go-to game for the kids in Netflix series “Stranger Things.” THR first reported the news of Kolstad developing a “Dungeons & Dragons” show for Entertainment One. More to come… Read original story ‘John Wick’ Writer Is Developing a ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ TV Series for Entertainment One At TheWrap
Netflix’s chilling true-crime documentary series “Night Stalker” debuted Jan. 13, and tells the story of the law-enforcement officers who caught and apprehended Richard Ramirez, a serial killer and rapist who was active in California during the 1980s. Los Angeles Sheriff’s detectives Frank Salerno and Gil Carrillo were the two agents responsible for cracking the case and bringing Ramirez to justice. Salerno was a coordinator of the task force created to find and arrest Ramirez. Salerno is now retired, but he served on the Sheriff’s Department force for over three decades. Ramirez was eventually caught and brought to justice in August 1985, and convicted of 13 counts of murder, five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries. He was sentenced to death in the gas chamber, after what was one of the most expensive trials in California history (second to the O.J. Simpson murder case which took place later in 1994). Ramirez later died of Lymphoma on Death Row in San Quentin Prison awaiting the death penalty; he was 53 years old. Also Read: 'TheWrap-Up' Podcast: 'Perry Mason' Star Matthew Rhys Salerno was a detective for 32 years and during that time he was a detective supervisor in the L.A. Sheriff’s juvenile and narcotic bureaus, before moving to homicide, for which he worked for more than 17 years. Prior to solving the Ramirez case with Carrillo, Salerno was the lead investigator in the “Hillside Strangler” case, which he worked from 1977 to 1978. Originally thought to be only one killer, Salerno eventually discovered that the “Hillside Strangler” was actually two men; cousins Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono Jr., who kidnapped, raped and tortured 10 women and girls, ranging from 12 to 28 years of age and dumped their bodies in the hills surrounding Los Angeles County. Salerno led the task force which arrested and imprisoned the cousins for their crimes, nearly a decade before capturing Ramirez. In addition to his resume catching serial killers in California, Salerno was a member of a National Planning Committee that helped establish the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. and served on the National Committee that created a manual for inter-agency investigation work called the Multiple Agency Investigative Team (MAIT) concept. Salerno taught homicide investigation and officer involved shooting investigation courses for San Jose State University and the California Department of Justice, and is also an experienced lecturer on serial murders and homicide investigation. Read original story ‘Night Stalker': Who Was Frank Salerno, the Detective Who Helped Catch Richard Ramirez? At TheWrap
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” executive producer Sharon Hoffman is exiting the late-night show, TheWrap has confirmed. News of Hoffman’s exit comes less than a year after she was named as the successor to longtime “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” lead producer Jill Leiderman last May. No new replacement has been named. Kimmel remains an executive producer on the talk show alongside co-executive producers David Craig, Douglas DeLuca, Erin Irwin, Molly McNearney and Jennifer Sharron. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is produced by 1205 AM Productions in association with Kimmelot and ABC Signature. Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel Thinks Trump Might Be Looting the White House on His Way Out (Video) Prior to joining the late-night show, Hoffman was executive producer for “Entertainment Tonight” from 2016 to 2019. She is also a veteran of weekend news at CBS News, and has served as a senior producer at both “CBS This Morning” and “Good Morning America.” Kimmel, like other Los Angeles-based talk show hosts, is taping shows from home as Southern California continues to see high numbers of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Upcoming guests include pop star Dua Lipa, “The Outsider” star Cynthia Erivo, Congressman Adam Schiff and “Last Week Tonight’s” John Oliver. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of Hoffman’s exit. Read original story ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Executive Producer Sharon Hoffman Exits ABC Late-Night Show At TheWrap
A version of this story about Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and “Mank” first appeared in the Race Begins issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. Director David Fincher has said that “Mank” was meant to look and feel as if it were found on the shelf of a studio vault where it had sat unnoticed since the 1940s — so when a song comes on the radio in the film about “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, it figures that the tune might be a number straight from that era. But that’s not the case with “(If Only You Could) Save Me,” a big-band ballad with a sultry vocal by Adryon de León, which was written not by a mid-20th-century tunesmith but by Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and his regular soundtrack collaborator Atticus Ross. Also Read: 'Mank' Film Review: David Fincher Sumptuously Spins the 'Citizen Kane' Origin Story The decision to let Reznor and Ross write the music that would be heard coming from radios and bandstands in the movie came, Reznor said, because Fincher was so happy with the period-style score they were writing, which ranged from Bernard Hermann-style orchestral passages to what Reznor called “big-band, hustle-bustle type music.” “Our camp and his camp knew we were in good shape, and we felt like there was an abundance of ideas,” he said. “There were three or four or five incidences where they would have licensed a song, and Fincher said, ‘What if you guys just did all that stuff, too?'” He laughed. “I wrote the word down, because I didn’t know it – diegetic music, source music, things playing on the radio.” Netflix “Save Me” plays on the radio during a scene in which a drunken Mank has made a fool of himself and passed out on the bed, a predicament echoed in lines like “I did it all my way / Now what am I to do?” “I wrote a set of lyrics with Mank as the inspiration,” Reznor said, “but it felt a little on the nose if you were just listening to it. It would have been a little too obvious — but knowing that just a short segment was going to play, I thought it might be cool for the astute watcher or repeat viewer to tune into those lyrics and realize, ‘Oh, that’s about Mank.'” Also Read: How 'Mank' Got in the Middle of a 50-Year-Old Feud Between Pauline Kael and Peter Bodganovich The song also underwent adjustments with the input of the famously exacting Fincher. “It wasn’t a question of the piece not being right, it was a question of the details,” Ross said. The original arrangement, Reznor added, used a male vocalist singing in a high register, like the Ink Spots vocal group of the era, but they tinkered with it, changing it to a female vocalist and then speeding up the track. “It was a lot of David tuning into it and honing into it,” he said. “There was a lot of revising to get to where it wound up, in a good way.” When Reznor and Ross began to work on “Mank,” they were also finishing music for the Pixar movie “Soul” and the HBO miniseries “Watchmen” – but collaborating with Fincher, Reznor said, is “always a priority.” The director, he added, never micromanages them. “He’ll never say, ‘Just do it like this,’ but if it’s not what it’s he wants, he won’t settle for that. Working with him, you end up feeling a great sense of trust because he’s thought this through. That’s not to say that he’s not open to accidents and other things, but it’s not a free-for-all. “When you compare that to how Atticus and I work on Nine Inch Nails, where we’re in charge of everything, there’s a freedom that comes from being able to just work on this thing we have to do, and trusting that he’s thinking about it at a level higher than we are.” Read more from the Race Begins issue here. Photo: TheWrap Read original story How Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Became 1930s-Style Tunesmiths for ‘Mank’ At TheWrap
The National Rifle Association voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to reincorporate in Texas as a nonprofit, the association announced on Friday. In its bankruptcy petition, the NRA said its assets and liabilities were as high as $500 million, according to Bloomberg. The association has been registered as a nonprofit in New York since 1871. But last August, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA, accusing the association of reallocating money to its executives and creating no-show contracts to buy “silence” and encourage “loyalty.” Also Read: New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Dissolve National Rifle Association In its Friday announcement, the NRA said it was taking these new measures to “exit what it believes is a corrupt political and regulatory environment in New York.” “This strategic plan represents a pathway to opportunity, growth and progress,” NRA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, who is a defendant in the New York A.G.’s suit, said in a statement. “Obviously, an important part of this plan is ‘dumping New York.’ The NRA is pursuing reincorporating in a state that values the contributions of the NRA, celebrates our law-abiding members, and will join us as a partner in upholding constitutional freedom. This is a transformational moment in the history of the NRA.” James responded to the news in her own statement, saying, “The NRA’s claimed financial status has finally met its moral status: bankrupt. While we review this filing, we will not allow the NRA to use this or any other tactic to evade accountability and my office’s oversight.” Read original story National Rifle Association Files for Bankruptcy At TheWrap
The UN aviation agency on Friday predicted "prolonged depressed demand" for air travel and more financial woes for airlines, following a year of fewer flights and big losses blamed on the pandemic
Marvel Studios has found its villain for “Moon Knight.” Ethan Hawke will square off against Oscar Isaac’s Marc Spector on the Disney+ series, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. There are no details as to which character Hawke will play. In the comics, Moon Knight’s nemesis is Bushman, a fellow mercenary-turned-terrorist. The cast for the Marvel series also includes “Ramy” star May Calamawy. The series expects to start shooting in March in Budapest. Marvel Studios declined to comment. Also Read: There's a Very Specific Reason Monica Rambeau Is in 'WandaVision,' Kevin Feige Says Moon Knight, aka Spector, is a former CIA agent who was almost killed by Bushman before his life was saved by the Moon God Khonshu. Four different personalities all fight for control over his body. “Moon Knight” will be led by Jeremy Slater, who co-created Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.” Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead serve as the show’s directors. “Moon Knight” is among 11 different series that Marvel Studios is producing for Disney+ over the next few years. The first, “WandaVision,” debuted on Friday. That will be followed by “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” in March and “Loki” in May. Three more series — the animated “What If…,” “Ms. Marvel” and “Hawkeye” — will also premiere on the streaming service later this year. Those series will be followed by “Moon Knight,” “She-Hulk,” “Secret Invasion,” “Ironheart” and “Armor Wars.” Hawke is most recently coming off his starring role in Showtime’s adaptation of “The Good Lord Bird.” The Hollywood Reporter first reported the casting of Hawke. Read original story Ethan Hawke to Play Villain in Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’ At TheWrap
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A Friday opinion piece published on Dan Abrams’ Mediaite website quickly became the subject of online mockery for describing CNN host Don Lemon as “openly Black.” The piece, written by Tommy Christopher and titled “Don Lemon’s Remarks About Trump Voters and The Klan and Nazis Are a Slap in the Face to 74 Million Americans,” praised Lemon for saying that Trump supporters were “on the same side” as Nazis, Klansmen and other “alt-right” supporters, despite a headline that appeared as if Christopher was criticizing Lemon. Lemon himself shared the Mediaite piece on Twitter without commentary, but other journalists and Twitter users quickly zeroed in on Christopher’s repeated use of the phrase “openly Black” to describe Lemon and soon piled on with the confused responses — and jokes. Also Read: CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota: It's Time to Stop Putting 'Delusional' Trump Supporters on Air “What is ‘openly black’ …??” Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott tweeted. “Good for Don Lemon for being ‘openly Black.’ I still haven’t decided when to tell my parents,” writer and social media professional Ashley Smalls tweeted. “This is hard for me to say, but I’m sick and tired of shutting out a huge part of my life. Today I am announcing that I am openly Black. These years of silence and reflection have made me stronger and taught me that acceptance must come from within,” Manny Fidel, a columnist and editor for Business Insider, joked. In a statement sent to TheWrap, Mediaite’s founding editor Colby Hall said that the phrase was meant to be “satirical” and noted that Lemon had shown his support for the piece. “The phrase ‘openly Black’ was satirical, and was explained later in the piece. Tommy Christopher argued that Don Lemon’s perspective as a Black man gives weight to his perspective on this issue. The piece was written in support of Don Lemon, who I should note posted it on Twitter approvingly,” Hall said. (It should be noted that Lemon has also been publicly gay since coming out in his 2011 memoir “Transparent.”) A representative for CNN did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Take a look at more of the responses below. “I, too, am openly Black” https://t.co/5EgmW7mQg7 pic.twitter.com/byqUZXxKkE — philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 15, 2021 I have an announcement to make today… I, too, am “Openly Black” pic.twitter.com/0HNQMuqQHm — Erin Ashley Simon (@erinasimon) January 15, 2021 I'm gonna put "Openly Black" in my social media profiles lol. — Karen "Openly Black" Attiah (@KarenAttiah) January 15, 2021 How are all my openly Black people doing today pic.twitter.com/KyMFo99Rxx — Fiona Applebum says block Shaun King! (@WrittenByHanna) January 15, 2021 Kahlief "Openly Black" Adams https://t.co/Fd3o1S8Pkt — Kahlief “Openly Black” Adams (@Kahjahkins) January 15, 2021 please stop asking me if i am "openly black." even if i was, coming out is a personal process and shouldn't be rushed. — Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 15, 2021 I am here as an ally for my Black friends, those who happen to be Openly Black & those who are clandestinely Black, intermittently Black, occasionally Black, persistently Black, and notoriously Black. Sincerely, Your consistently Brown friend who happens to be openly Muslim. — Wajahat "Openly Brown" Ali (@WajahatAli) January 15, 2021 I, too, am a homosexual man in journalism who is also openly black, and I, for one, am glad to be represented. — Lil Uzi Hurt 🥺 (@lostblackboy) January 15, 2021 I, too, am #openlyblack pic.twitter.com/zYJnCfI8x0 — Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) January 15, 2021 We're really just openly black out here — Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) January 15, 2021 Can we get a Openly Black History Month? — Phillip “Openly Black” Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) January 15, 2021 Read original story Dan Abrams’ Mediaite Mocked for Calling CNN’s Don Lemon ‘Openly Black’ At TheWrap
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