Link Tank: James Wan Promises a More Mature Aquaman Sequel

The Aquaman sequel will be a little more serious than the first, Dune is coming to HBO Max a day early, Ryan Reynold is taking a break from acting, and more in Link Tank!

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom director James Wan promises the sequel will be a more mature outing for the character, but won’t lose the fun aspect that made the original the most successful DC movie of all time.

“2018’s Aquaman was surprising in so many ways. Formerly a superhero punchline, Aquaman shocked audiences with an ambitious, balls-to-the-wall action-adventure. The film had everything: deep-sea monsters? Check. Octopus playing drums? Check. Julie Andrews voicing an ancient sea creature? Check. After Nolan’s self-serious Batman trilogy and Snyder’s humorless time helming the DC universe, Aquaman was a breath of fresh air. A colorful, silly romp that never took itself too seriously and provided enough CGI dazzle and actor charisma for a genuinely entertaining family-friendly time at the movies.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

Dune is no longer premiering day-and-day on HBO Max, it’s actually coming to the streaming service an entire day early.

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“Technically, director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is scheduled to drop into theaters and on HBO Max next Friday, October 22. In reality, the movie will be open for Thursday night screenings on October 21. And now, according to Decider, HBO has announced that the movie will also be available to stream on HBO Max on October 21 starting at 6:00 p.m. EST.”

Read more at Mental Floss

Are you looking for a spooky story to read this Halloween season? Look no further than this collection of horrifying ghost books.

“Spooky season is finally here, which means it’s the perfect time to curl up inside a blanket with a flashlight and read ghost stories way past midnight. But ghostly tales do more than send chills down our spine. The best ones also make us question our past—the secrets we’ve buried, the memories that still haunt us, and the fears we dare not confront. The world of the dead is alive with stories of unsolved mysteries and unfinished business. And sometimes a ghost is just that: a voice in the dark, begging to be heard.”

Read more at The Portalist

Before the first season has even concluded, Y: The Last Man has been canceled at FX.

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“FX’s adaptation of Y: The Last Man, based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s 2005 comic, has been canceled. The announcement was made today by showrunner Eliza Clark, who said that FX on Hulu wouldn’t be going forward with a second season.”

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Ryan Reynold is taking a break from acting for the time being, until Kevin Feige calls about Deadpool 3 joining the MCU, we suppose.

“Reynolds made the announcement on his Instagram as part of a celebratory announcement about the end of filming on his upcoming Will Ferrell-Octavia Spencer holiday movie Spirited. He doesn’t offer any other details about why he’s doing this sabbatical or how long it will go for, but at some point, Kevin Feige is going to break the glass on the Deadpool phone that he got when Disney bought 20th Century Fox and make The Call.”

Read more at The A.V. Club

It’s only been a matter of weeks, but no one seems to be playing Aliens: Fireteam Elite anymore.

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Aliens: Fireteam Elite was released on August 23 to mixed reviews, but on Steam it averaged around or above 10k players for the first few weeks after release. But a lack of content, small updates, and possibly the release of the popular Back 4 Blood recently have killed the player base on PC, with only 792 players online at the time of writing.”

Read more at Kotaku