Link Tank: A Rick and Morty Anime Is Coming

Rick and Morty will have a new look, Thor: Love and Thunder might have some Black Panther connections, the legacy of Battleship, and more in Link Tank!

For news you probably didn’t expect to hear today, Adult Swim has greenlit a 10-episode run of Rick and Morty that’s entirely anime.

“Adult Swim has announced a new spinoff series from its flagship comedy Rick and Morty. Takashi Sano (Tower of God) will direct Rick and Morty: The Anime, which will air on Adult Swim and HBO Max. Sano previously directed two anime shorts, Rick and Morty vs. Genocider and Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil), which earned over 10 million combined views on Adult Swim digital platforms.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

A new image from Thor: Love and Thunder tease a potential connection to the Black Panther series.

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“Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is fully underway, but many titles such as Shang-Chi and Eternals have focused mainly on introducing its new superheroes without much reference to the rest of the MCU. Luckily, some of the original Avengers such as Spider-Man and Doctor Strange have contributed to this aspect, and now Thor: Love and Thunder are looking to bring the interconnectedness of the massive superhero franchise even further.”

Read more at HypeBeast

Ten years later and the legacy of the film Battleship is a complicated one, to say the least.

Battleship is a bad movie. There’s really no way to beat around the bush — or the grid — about a summer blockbuster so lousy that not even Rihanna could keep it from sinking. The 2012 board game adaptation had an abundance of compelling actors and impressive alien vessels, but none of that was enough to keep its anemic dialogue and lousy story afloat.”

Read more at Inverse

Even though we thought Avengers: Endgame would be the final appearance for Stan Lee in a Marvel movie, perhaps we were mistaken as the legendary comic book creator’s likeness was just sold.

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“Genius Brands International and POW! Entertainment have signed a 20-year deal with Marvel to bring Stan Lee back into the MCU and beyond, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The comics legend passed away in 2018, and his last in-person cameos were in 2019, for Captain Marvel, where he was digitally de-aged to fit the 1990s setting, and Avengers: Endgame. With this new licensing deal, however, it seems like that might not be the last time we see Lee on-screen.”

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Samuel L. Jackson and Lorne Michaels are having a dispute over whether or not the famous actor is banned from returning to Saturday Night Live.

Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels has set the record straight on Samuel L. Jackson’s alleged ban from the iconic sketch show. The actor apparently assumed he was blacklisted after cursing on air back in 2012, but Michaels assured him that wasn’t the case.”

Read more at The A.V Club

You know his movies, but how well do you know the man? Here are some interesting tidbits about the icon, George Lucas.

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“You don’t have to be a Star Wars superfan to know who George Lucas is. The acclaimed filmmaker, who is also famous for creating the story behind the Indiana Jones series, has been one of Hollywood’s biggest names for more than 40 years now. But here are some fascinating facts you might not know about George Lucas.”

Read more at Mental Floss