ABC Is Reportedly in Talks for Another Female-Focused Marvel Project

Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in Thor (2011).
Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth in Thor (2011).
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Marvel Studios' upcoming slate of films is expected to continue the company’s trend toward more diverse projects: while Shang-Chi will be the company's first outing for an Asian superhero, Natalie Portman is returning to the MCU to take on the title role in Thor: Love and Thunder. Given the success of Captain Marvel and Scarlett Johansson's upcoming Black Widow standalone movie, shifting the focus to badass women is a strategy that's paying off for the comic book company.

And now it appears that Marvel with take that focus on female characters to the small screen as well, as the studio is reportedly in talks with ABC about a new project.

According to Deadline, ABC—which, like Marvel, is owned by Disney—is set to develop a series based on a female Marvel superhero. While the exact character is not yet clear, ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke shared that she has "spoken to Marvel and we are in active talks about one project in particular.” Not many details beyond that are known, but Burke did clarify that the project would be about "something brand new, mostly."

This series, as Deadline points out, will fill the niche currently occupied by Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is set to conclude in 2020 with its seventh season.

Previously, ABC has committed to another female-focused, hour-long series from Allan Heinberg, writer of DC’s Wonder Woman (2017). As a result, ABC could be mining from any number of properties, either with existing Marvel Cinematic Universe characters such as Misty Knight of Luke Cage, or as-yet-untapped heroes.

[h/t Deadline]

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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