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This Week in Fandom, Volume 117

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things that are happening! It was San Diego Comic-Con last week, which brought us a lot of news about upcoming movies and TV – but before we get to that, did everybody watch the trailer for Tom Hooper’s Cats? Will you ever be the same again? Feel free to process your feelings in the comments.


Okay – on to Comic-Con. Marvel Studios took advantage of their Hall H panel on 20 July to announce more details about their upcoming Disney+ streaming series, cast details for some movies that we knew were coming, and some new titles which hadn’t been revealed before. Highlights included news that Natalie Portman will rejoin the MCU for the fourth Thor movie, Love and Thunder, written and directed by Thor: Ragnarok‘s Taika Waititi. In a storyline based on Jason Aaron’s Thor: God of Thunder comics, Portman’s character Jane Foster will be wielding Mjolnir as ‘female Thor’. Read More

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OTW Guest Post: Annalise Ophelian

From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly.

Annalise Ophelian (@dr_ophelian) is a documentary filmmaker, clinical psychotherapist, and consultant based in San Francisco. She’s the creator of Looking for Leia (LookingForLeia) a docuseries about girls and women in Star Wars fandom. Read More

This Week in Fandom by Olivia Riley

This Week in Fandom, Volume 92

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you catch all the news from GamesCom this year? If not, don’t worry, Polygon has a roundup of the major stories. New graphics cards, shooters, and cyberpunk, oh my!


There’s some potentially distressing news for fans of the new series of Star Trek movies. According to Forbes, negotiations have faltered with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth for the fourth movie. Chris Pine, of course, plays central character James T. Kirk, while Chris Hemsworth plays his father.

Long-story short, the two Chris’s want the money that was promised/negotiated when Brad Grey first announced Star Trek 4 just before Star Trek Beyond was released. Paramount, under new management, wants them to take a pay cut considering Star Trek Beyond’s underperformance.

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