Link Tank: Could The Simpsons Be the Latest Addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

New faces in the MCU, defining pop culture moments, a new Avatar game and more on today's Link Tank!

Thanos in The Simpsons

Could The Simpsons potentially crossover with Marvel? One executive producer says they might travel from Springfield to Wakanda!

“Ever since Disney bought 20th Century Fox, The Simpsons has been the smiling face of that monopolistic corporate synergy. The long-running series was a key Disney+ offering at launch — despite some questionable cropping — and we’ve already seen at least one member of the Simpsons clan interact with the Star Wars universe. So will the Simpsons make a trip to the Marvel Cinematic Universe next? According to Simpsons co-executive producer Michael Price, it’s very possible.”

Read more at Inverse

Daddy issues? The latest trailer for Shang Chi gives a closer look between the father and son relationship powering the film.

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“The new trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings dropped last night, and we were gifted with more lore surrounding the ten rings that Shang-Chi seemingly gives up. In the first trailer, Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi was battling between the life he left behind and the one he made for himself in San Francisco. This trailer gives us a deeper look into his history and the reasoning behind him leaving his home and training behind.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

Are you looking to show off your latest gaming console? Ubisoft’s new Avatar game will let you flex your Xbox Series X or PS5’s true muscles.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is making use of the new PS5 and Xbox Series X/S hardware to create a more lush, organic-feeling world that you can quickly fly around in, its developers said in a new interview today. Even if the quests still turn out to still be familiar Ubisoft fare, the open world tech is getting a big upgrade. At least that’s the pitch Ubisoft Massive is making to sell players on why the new Avatar won’t be on PS4 and Xbox One.”

Read more at Kotaku

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Michael Myers returns from the flames in the new trailer for the latest installment in the Halloween franchise.

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“At the end of the 2018 Halloween, which acts as a direct sequel to the 1978 original, it would appear that Michael Myers has been consumed by flame. But even at the time, co-writer Danny McBride wasn’t really hiding the fact that The Shape, of course, wasn’t really dead. In the new trailer for Halloween Kills, the sequel to that sequel once again directed by David Gordon Green, we see exactly how he survived. As Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laure Strode, her daughter (Judy Greer), and her granddaughter (Andi Matichak) escape, firefighters rush to stop the blaze. Unfortunately, Michael is there waiting and promptly kills his rescuers.”

Read more at Thrillist

From Survivor to the iPhone and even the pandemic, here are 20 of the moments that defined pop culture for the last two decades.

“From 9/11 to a year-plus-long pandemic, the history of the last 20 years has not always been kind. At the same time, we’ve experienced culture-shifting technological advancements—and the birth of Baby Yoda Mania. Is that a “defining” pop culture moment of the past 20 years? Of course.”

Read more at Mental Floss

A friendly and thoughtful coach that’s easy to talk to? Here are the reasons why Ted Lasso is someone we’ll never see in real life.

“Richmond AFC coach Ted Lasso and his less-wordy assistant, Coach Beard emerged from their offseason on Wednesday to announce the players named to the U.S. Women’s National Team that will compete for soccer gold in the Olympics this summer in Japan. “Hey howdy folks,” began the affable Lasso, before announcing the U.S. women and wondering why there isn’t a Golden Hat when a player scores three goals, to go along with the Golden Boot.”

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