As Tori noted in her recap of the Loki Season 2 finale, contrary to Variety’s reporting, the final episode did not strap Marvel to a Jonathan Majors bomb by going big on setting up Kang the Conqueror as a multiversal threat. In fact, it did just the opposite. The finale made it easier than ever for Marvel to just forget about the character, and that’s reportedly the road it’s taking. According to former Pajiba writer and best-selling MCU expert Joanna Robinson, screenwriter Jeff Loveness has reportedly been removed from Avengers: Kang Dynasty because Marvel is “moving away from the Kang story.” If that is the case, expect Marvel to sweep a lot of its problems under the rug by announcing Doctor Doom as the big bad for Avengers: Secret Wars and distracting everyone with the X-Men. To quote Don Draper, “It will shock you how much this never happened.” (The Mary Sue)
Are Brad Pitt’s planted PEOPLE stories about his relationship with Ines de Ramon an attempt to test the waters? (Lainey Gossip)
From Seth: Don’t threaten me with a good time. “Sitting down is so bad for you, even sleeping is better.” (ScienceAlert)
Speaking of science you can use, remember that whole anal bead chess cheating debacle? Well, someone tested it out. (Kotaku)
Damn, Christopher Nolan really hates streaming services. (IndieWire)
Looking for a fantasy adventure with middle-aged pirates? Narfna has zero complaints about Shannon Chakraborty’s The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi. “This book implanted itself firmly in my mind and it was a fun time from beginning to end, with my preferred cocktail of hybrid tones.” (Cannonball Read 15)
Earlier today, Petr shared the chef kiss of a video, “Frank Reynolds in The Last of Us,” and then Andrew dropped this beautiful gem into the Slack. If you put a gun to my head and told me to pick a favorite, I’m dead. How do you choose?!
Incredible documentary filmmaking pic.twitter.com/6dJjLsmP1O— Braaains Bro Ben! 🧠 (@BasementBros69) November 14, 2023