Nerdy News 11/25/20

Here’s the breakdown of the latest news in nerd culture: 

Clifford the Big Red Dog to get Live-Action Movie

The beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford the Big Red Dog, is coming to the big screen in live action for the first time. Paramount Pictures is bringing the famous pooch to life, and fans are rather unsettled by the first look.

The film is set to release in theaters on November 5th, 2021. It will star Darby Camp, John Cleese, Sienna Guillory, and Jack Whitehall. Clifford fans may be uneasy about the semi-realistic CGI, but they’re eager to see how he’ll look in the final movie. 

Black Lightning to be Cancelled After Season 4

The hit CW superhero TV series, Black Lightning, is set to come to a close after its upcoming fourth season. This comes after news that another Arrowverse show, Supergirl, will also be ending after its next season. The fourth and final season of Black Lightning will air early next year. There has yet to be a reason given for the show’s cancellation.

The seventh episode of season 4 will serve as a backdoor pilot for a spinoff starring Painkiller. China Anne McClain, who plays Jennifer Pierce/Lightning, is reportedly leaving the series before the season 4 finale. This is all rather unfortunate, as there feels to be a lot of potential story left to be had.

Robert Englund Joins the Cast of Stranger Things 

Season 4 of Netflix’s powerhouse, Stranger Things, will be adding eight new cast members to its cast, including Robert Englund. That’s right, Freddy Krueger himself will be joining Stranger Things.

Englund will be playing Victor Creel, a a disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital for for a gruesome murder in the 1950s. This couldn’t be a better fit for the TV series that has proven to master the creepy factor.

A Darkwing Duck Reboot is in the Works

Darkwing Duck is making his way back to television. After a special appearance in the new DuckTales series, Darkwing Duck is ready to get dangerous in his brand new show in the works at Disney+.

Fans of the 90s Disney animated series can rejoice, as they can finally revisit the dark-yet-quirky superhero duck, his friends, and his dastardly villains. The series is still in early development, and there is no current release date for it. 

That wraps up this round of Nerdy News. Make sure to check back at for more on all things nerdy!


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