Link Tank: The Muppets are Back in a New Spooky Season Special

The Muppets are headed to the Haunted Mansion, old gaming controllers are making a return, we'll have to wait a bit longer for that Smash Bros. announcement, and more in Link Tank!

Muppets Haunted Mansion
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The Muppets are back in spooky fashion with Muppets: Haunted Mansion set to hit Disney+ next month.

“The special will see Gonzo the Great and Pepé the King Prawn survive a night spent at the titular mansion after an invitation from the Ghost Host (Will Arnett). The rest of the Muppets appear as ghosts within the mansion, and Miss Piggy takes on the role of Madame Leota’s floating head in the crystal ball.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

Did Star Wars: Visions create a multiverse within Star Wars?

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“There used to be just one Star Wars galaxy, but thanks to the bold anime anthology series Star Wars: Visions, that galaxy is expanding in some big ways. For canon-obsessed Star War diehards, the biggest question is: how do all these disparate tales fit into the larger faraway galaxy? And the short answer is: they might not. Thanks to Visions, the range of Star Wars might extend to other galaxies and a spider-webbed multiverse. Here’s how Visions presents a visual multiverse by pushing Star Wars canon into the trash compactor.”

Read more at Inverse

Nintendo is bringing back the legendary Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers on the Switch.

“While tonight’s Nintendo Direct presentation was all about games—and a questionable Super Mario movie casting decisions—Nintendo also announced a new expansion pack for the Nintendo Switch Online’s all-you-can-play retro gaming collection that adds N64 and Sega Genesis games. For those who want a more authentic retro gaming experience, the company is also releasing versions of the N64 and Sega Genesis controllers.”

Read more at Gizmodo

The Broken Earth book series is headed to the big screen! Here are the elements we can’t wait to see adapted to film.

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“N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy is one of the most significant works of science fiction and fantasy published within the last decade. In addition to the individual books—The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky—making several “best of” lists for their respective publication years, they garnered multiple accolades. Notably, each installment won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in consecutive years. This was the first trilogy to accomplish such a feat, and time will tell if any other series can ever match it.”

Read more at The Portalist

Is this the start of a real-life Annabelle from The Conjuring Universe event?

“As we have recently reminded everyone, Halloween Season officially began on September 17, and this year’s festivities certainly seem to be starting off strong. As reported over on Britain’s This Morning newscast before being bumped by our own personal stateside favorites at Coast to Coast, a new local resident of Liverpool made a charming discovery within his new home the other week when he stumbled across a wire poking out the bottom of one of his walls.”

Read more at The A.V. Club

Sorry, everyone, we won’t get the final Super Smash Bros. roster announcement for a few more days.

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“Nintendo announced Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s final DLC fighter will be shown off by director Masahiro Sakurai in a video stream on October 5, capping off months of speculation and bringing years of roster expansion to an end. The final Mr. Masahiro Sakurai Presents will go live at 10:00 a.m. ET that day and include the usual demonstration of how the new playable character works.”

Read more at Kotaku