Link Tank: Ralph McQuarrie’s Concept Art Could Become an Animated Star Wars Movie

Legendary Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie could have some of his original visions brought to life, Daniel Craig is now aware he's a meme, Disney settled the Black Widow lawsuit, and more in Link Tank!

Stormtrooper with Lightsaber concept art

Star Wars could be developing an animated trilogy based on Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept art from the 1970s.

“According to a report from scooper Nick Santos at The Hashtag Show, Lucasfilm is currently developing a trilogy of animated movies inspired by the original concept art for Star Wars. Drawn by Ralph McQuarrie, who helped shape much of the franchise, these illustrations represent some of the earliest ideas that would become one of the greatest science fiction stories ever told. However, a lot of McQuarrie’s concepts never made it into the movies.”

Read more at Inverse

Ahead of his return to Marvel in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, director Sam Raimi opens up about his subpar experiences with Spider-Man 3.

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Spider-Man 3 is a highly contentious point in the world of Spider-Man. The third entry Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man film series was met with harsh criticism that led to the end of his reign with our friendly neighborhood hero, and thus became the history of Spider-Man not having the best luck with the third movie in his series. All the jokes aside though, the internet and fans were extremely mean about Raimi’s film, and it clearly hit the Evil Dead director hard.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

Disney and Scarlett Johansson have finally reached a settlement on their Black Widow lawsuit.

“One of Hollywood’s most contentious, high-stakes lawsuits of late—between Marvel star Scarlett Johansson and Disney, in the wake of Black Widow’s release on Disney+—has been settled. The suit, filed in late July, alleged that the pivot to both theatrical and streaming releases (via Disney+’s “Premiere Access”) violated Johansson’s contract, which guaranteed that the film would get an exclusive theatrical release—and allegedly caused the actor to lose tens of millions of dollars as a result.”

Read more at Gizmodo

James Bond actor Daniel Craig is now finally aware he has become an internet meme.

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“Few actors have made more of a business out of seeming tired than Daniel Craig. His spin on suave British superspy James Bond carried a world-weariness in his shoulders even before headlines started cropping up suggesting his exhaustion with the franchise was reaching some kind of breaking point, and Craig’s self-contained terseness has long been an element of his charm.”

Read more at The A.V. Club

Check out Star Wars: Squadrons and more of the awesome line-up of free games on Amazon Prime this October.

“I have a boring ritual. Every few weeks, I make sure to check out the Prime Gaming Rewards Rewards page to see what free games are available. Most of the time it’s nothing too exciting, maybe a few goods, smaller games along with some totally forgettable things I’ll never play. But October is different. This time Amazon  is offering some big, relatively recent games along with the usual assortment of smaller titles.”

Read more at Kotaku

The Super Bowl LVI halftime show lineup is here and it’s an elite crew of performers.

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“The lineup of performers has been announced for the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and Eminem will take the stage at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Super Bowl LVI will be the first time Los Angeles has hosted the event since 1993, so it’s fitting that next year’s event will have an impressive lineup featuring some California-born artists.”

Read more at Collider