Link Tank: Should James McAvoy Play a Young Captain Picard?

James McAvoy would like to tackle another Patrick Stewart character, we have our first look at The Last of Us, Alan Taylor wants another shot at Thor, and more in Link Tank!

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, sitting in a chair on the bridge of a ship
Photo: CBS

James McAvoy has already nailed playing a younger version of one of Patrick Stewart’s characters, so why not tackle Jean-Luc Picard next?

“Yeah, definitely. I’ve successfully been Patrick, actually, and balded up, although maybe again, the young Jean-Luc wouldn’t be bald. But yeah, no, maybe I’m overqualified for it, though. That’s the other thing. Do you know what I mean? It’s too easy, it’s too obvious a choice. So maybe that turns people off from it.”

Read more at Collider

Release the Taylor Cut? The director of Thor: The Dark World wants another stab at his installment in the MCU.

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“For me, the process was not fun,” the director tells Inverse of his 2013 film, Thor: The Dark World. But with almost a decade of hindsight, Taylor now has a clear perspective on what went wrong and how he’d go about fixing it if given the chance. After coming off a successful run working on golden-age TV shows like The Sopranos and Game of Thrones, Taylor signed up with Marvel to deliver what is arguably the most flawed entry in the MCU’s 25-movie run.”

Read more at Inverse

Sometimes, a TV show is the best way to go, and Netflix’s Sandman adaptation will be proof of that.

“The more I hear about Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Sandman, the more excited I get to see Neil Gaiman’s magnum opus unfold on the small screen. Originally published from 1989-1996, the beloved DC comic has been stuck in development for quite some time. I have to say, I’m so grateful it’s no longer intended to be a film or even a series of films. Television is a far superior medium to tell this particular story.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

The OLED update to the Nintendo Switch is what the console should have been like since the beginning.

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“The Nintendo Switch has never been the most cutting-edge console on the market. But after seeing the impact of what a handful of calculated upgrades has done for the new OLED Switch, it feels like Nintendo has finally created the hybrid console I wanted from the start. The new OLED Switch is priced at $350, $50 more than the baseline model, and for that dough, you get the following features (ranked by what I think are the most important additions first):”

Read more at Gizmodo

We finally have our first look at Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in the live-action adaptation of The Last of Us, and it’s glorious.

“HBO’s The Last Of Us adaptation, which is scheduled to premiere in 2022, is already shaping up to be one of the most expensive TV series ever made. In July, an Alberta CTV news organization reported that an eight-figure price tag per episode, putting it firmly in the range of later seasons of Game Of Thrones.”

Read more at The A.V. Club

The show could still be a bust, but the live-action intro for Netflix’s new Cowboy Bebop is about as perfect as it gets.

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“I’m still not sure how I feel about this upcoming Netflix adaptation of the classic Cowboy Bebop series, but thanks in large part to the show’s classic “Tank!” theme song, the intro is a banger at least. The live-action intro was revealed during Netflix’s fan event named TUDUM. (I guess that sounds like the annoying bong noise that plays when you open Netflix. Is that clever? I don’t know.)”

Read more at Kotaku