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Pop-Culture Ephemera and Effluvia: ... In Case You Didn't Already Adore Aubrey Plaza

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 3, 2017 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 3, 2017 |

— Despite being offered $20 million for the next installment of the Expendables — the biggest paycheck in Sylvester Stallone’s career — Rambo has opted to quit the franchise, citing creative disagreements with studio boss Avi Lerner. It doesn’t necessarily mean that there will not be a fourth Expendables franchise, however.

— FX continues to move ahead with Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy spin-off centered on the Mayans (God help me, I’m going to end up covering that for Uproxx). Raymond Cruz — better known as Tuco from Breaking Bad — has been added to the cast, joining J. D. Pardo, Edward James Olmos, Jacqueline Obradors, John Ortiz, Antonio Jaramillo, Richard Cabral, Clayton Cardenas, Sarah Bolger and Emilio Rivera.

— For those of you who have forgotten what a fantastic fucking show Preacher is, here’s a teaser trailer for its second season, which premieres in June.

— “Donald Trump” is getting his own late-night talk show on Comedy Central. The President Show premieres at the end of the month. That’s not Darrell Hammond in the title role. It’s Anthony Atamanuik.

— The position of Sonequa Martin-Green on CBS’s new Star Trek series has been revealed. She will play First Officer Michael Burnham, second in command on a starship Enterprise. Jason Isaacs will play the captain. Rainn Wilson (The Office) has been added as the classic original series character Harry Mudd. Discovery will debut sometime in the late summer/early fall.

— Darren Aronofsky’s next film is called mother!. It stars Jennifer Lawrence. Details have been kept under wraps, but now we know it’s going to be a horror film along the lines of Black Swan.

— They’re rebooting G.I. Joe already. This time, for Millennials.

— Finally, if you didn’t already love Aubrey Plaza, you will after watching the first 40 seconds of the trailer for Ingrid Goes West.

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