Wandavision Spoiler Talk - Rumors & Specs - Ep. 167
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for WandaVision episodes 1 & 2, now streaming on Disney+. After the premier fans of the show have flooded social media with more speculations as to where it all is heading. Another way of saying it, “What The Hell Is Going On”? Bursts of color repeatedly intrude on the town's black-and-white existence, like a toy helicopter falling from the sky or a splash of red blood on a housewife's hand. Beekeepers are crawling from the sewers, mysterious voices on the radio reach out to Wanda, and, oh right, episode 2 ends with Wanda miraculously a few months pregnant as the entire world turns to technicolor. How Is S.W.O.R.D. (stands for Sentient Weapon Observation Response Division) involved In All This? And finally what’s up with "Geraldine," played by Teyonah Parris. She was cast as Monica Rambeau, a name that should sound mighty familiar to anyone who saw Captain Marvel. Last we saw she was the eleven-year-old girl whose mother was Carole Danvers's best friend. So What Is Going On?
Variety: Josh Duhamel is in talks to star opposite Jennifer Lopez in the Lionsgate romantic adventure “Shotgun Wedding,” replacing Armie Hammer in the lead role. Hammer dropped out of the project last Wednesday, with a representative for the production explaining, “Given the imminent start date, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision.” Duhamel would star as Tom, opposite Lopez’s Darcy, in the film about a couple who gathers their families together for a destination wedding. Things start to go south, however, after the pair gets cold feet. But it really takes a turn for the worst when the entire wedding party is taken, hostage. Hammer began trending on social media last week after direct Instagram messages were posted sharing graphic sexual fantasies that appeared to be written by Hammer — which has not been verified. “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that,” Hammer said in a statement.
Los Angeles Times: Are you familiar with a new phenomenon called Churn? Data suggests it’s becoming harder for media and entertainment companies to retain subscribers as competition increases. The problem is that, because they are so easy to cancel, those services are seeing a lot of people leave after they finish watching the shows that convinced them to sign up in the first place. That phenomenon, known in the industry as “churn,”. According to a survey of 1,100 people in October, 46% of respondents canceled at least one streaming service in the last six months. That’s a dramatic increase from the 20% who said in a similar January survey that they’d canceled service in the previous year. Of the people surveyed who canceled a streaming subscription, 62% did so because they finished the show.