Link Tank: The Beef Between Lebron James and the Creator of Squid Game

The NBA superstar wasn't happy with the ending of Squid Game, Captain Janeway is back in Star Trek, the best zombie movies of all time, and more in Link Tank!

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The creator of Squid Game doesn’t think Los Angeles Lakers star Lebron James should be criticizing artist pieces.

Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk has had his profile raised to an almost unimaginable degree over the last month or so. A 50-year-old writer and director who spent years trying to get his hyper-violent satire of capitalism off the ground, Hwang is now the creator of one of the biggest shows on the planet. That’s a step up in fame that comes with some major perks, presumably—including getting to hear the thoughts and opinions of a far more famous class of critics.”

Read more at The A.V. Club

Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager is back! She appears as a hologram in Star Trek: Prodigy, with Kate Mulgrew reprising her role.

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“With the launch of the animated Nickelodeon series Star Trek: Prodigy, Captain Kathryn Janeway — Captain of the Starship Voyager — has been duplicated, this time, like a hologram. While Trek fans are used to doppelgängers crashing the Final Frontier, the latest Janeway isn’t evil and likely won’t ever cross paths with the original version. Still, in our universe, hologram duplicate or not, Janeway will always be the actress Kate Mulgrew.”

Read more at Inverse

Apparently, the female characters’ team-up in Avengers: Endgame was changed because it tested poorly with test audiences.

“Marvel producer Trinh Tran revealed in the new book, The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry, that the moment the women of the MCU came together in Avengers: Endgame was seen as ‘pandering’ from test audiences. This interview was one of many in the book that shows behind-the-scenes decisions for the first few phases of the MCU.”

Read more at Inverse

The creators of South Park tease an upcoming movie titled South Park: Post Covid coming to Paramount+ this November.

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“Let’s face facts. The 1999 South Park movie, Bigger, Longer, and Uncut is one of the best movie musicals ever. And in the 22 years since its release, while its creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have made plenty of South Park, they haven’t made another movie. But that changes later this year, in a weird sort of way.”

Read more at Gizmodo

The new trailer for Pixar’s Lightyear teases a dark and grittier look at everyone’s favorite space ranger, who apparently has hair now?

“When I woke up today, I expected my kitchen to be a mess because I binged The Morning Show instead of cleaning it last night. Despite it already being Wednesday, I was also prepared to be overwhelmed by the truckload of tasks I have yet to cross off my to-do list this week. What I was not ready for was Pixar releasing a trailer for a Buzz Lightyear movie that would make the internet stop in its tracks and collectively gasp.”

Read more at Kotaku

Check out Train to Busan, 28 Days Later, and more of the greatest zombie movies ever made.

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“It’s been 89 years since zombies first shambled onto the big screen, and our fascination with them is still going strong. They’ve changed dramatically since Bela Lugosi zombified his victims in 1932’s White Zombie, which was largely inspired by a 1929 book about Haitian folklore. But maybe their mutability is the secret of their appeal.”

Read more at Mental Floss