TV and movie news happens so fast that if you look back on this week you may find yourself asking: wait, what happened? Well, do not worry – here’s my very selective (some may even say biased) breakdown of this week’s most choice news so far.
Ben Barnes Joins The Punisher
After the second season of Netflix and Marvel’s Daredevil aired earlier this year, the world fell in love with The Punisher – so much so that his own solo series was commissioned. Yes, if you didn’t already know, Jon Bernthal is coming back as The Punisher in, um… The Punisher. This week it was revealed that Ben Barnes would also be starring in the show. It is not yet known what role he will play but rumour has it that he will be Bobby Saint (a villain from the comics). Barnes is probably best known for his role as Prince Caspian in the Narnia films or maybe you’re like me and he haunted your youth when he played Dorian Gray.
Great British Bake Off Moves To Channel 4
The increasingly popular baking reality show, Great British Bake Off, has been stolen from the BBC by Channel 4. I’ve never even watched the show and I feel outraged – if I could boycott it, I would. Whilst Bake Off has built its reputation as a BBC show, it is actually owned by Love Productions and this year, Channel 4 outbid the BBC for the broadcast rights. I am not the only Brit unhappy with this move: the people who actually watch the show aren’t too happy either. The judges, Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, will follow the show to its new home but the hosts, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, will not be following.
Stan Lee Film In Development
The cameo king, Stan Lee, is finally getting the chance to stand front and centre in his own movie. 20th Century Fox currently have a Stan Lee feature film in development and I know what you’re thinking: Oooh, Stan Lee was such a key part of creating so many heroes that I adore. It would be wonderful to learn more about his life. Well, tough. This is no inspiring biopic about pulling up your bootstraps and working hard; according to The Hollywood Reporter, it is going to be a “period action-adventure movie”. It sounds so ridiculous and beyond amazing. I can’t wait.
Are you one of the fans that wanted a Punisher series? Do you watch Bake Off? Are you going to be queuing up for tickets to the Stan Lee movie? Let me know in the comments.