The Muppet Mayhem Show is Live!
This weekend, I will be watching The Muppet Mayhem, a new TV show about the fictional muppet band Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. I like the Muppets. Who doesn’t like the Muppets? Obviously they haven’t had the greatest success on TV and movies in the past few years, but perhaps projects like The Muppet Mayhem will turn things around.
They’ve got all these great Muppet characters, why not do specialized shows about certain individuals? It doesn’t always have to be an attempted revival of the classic Muppet Show with modern sensibilities. Do something unique, like The Muppet Mayhem! The trailer looks great, and my friends have been raving about it so far. So I’m very excited to watch this weekend!
The Muppet Mayhem is streaming on Disney+.
Our First Look at the Ahsoka TV Show!
This is a welcome surprise! There was a big Star Wars Celebration event last night or today or something, and all sorts of Star Wars news is hitting the internet today. Like, Daisy Ridley is going to return as Rey for a new movie where she reforms the Jedi Order?! Wild! And here we’ve got a full trailer for the Ahsoka TV show, which is coming out in August!
Wowzers! Not only do we get more Ahsoka, but they just drop the live action debuts of Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren just like that! With a bit of Ezra and Thrawn to boot! And some orange-bladed lightsaber bad guys, one of whom is Ray freakin’ Stevenson?!
Fanboy giddiness aside, this trailer didn’t do too much for me. It all looks cool, sure. But what really makes it stand apart from anything else that has featured a Jedi hero taking on some red-hued lightsaber bad guys? It’s a bunch of general Star Wars action. And all of it is undercut by the sequel trilogy set after this, since we know where it’s all going to lead, and that’s nowhere fun. But I suppose I have some amount of faith that they can pull this off. Or maybe I’ll just have to be happy that we get an Ahsoka show with live action Rebels.
I did put together a List of Six not too long ago about things I want to see in this Ahsoka show. Let’s see if any pan out.
Secret Invasion is Looking Cool as Hell
The next Marvel Disney+ TV show is Secret Invasion, a show where Nick Fury returns to stop a secret, shapeshifting Skrull invasion. It worked in the comics, and it looks like it’s going to work on TV. This new, full-sized trailer shows off a really cool, really dark world of spies and aliens and one badass Nick Fury.
I really like the look of this show. I know, shocking, right? I’ve loved every Marvel show so far, and I’m going to love this one too. The action looks good. The intrigue looks good. The cast is stacked. The only quibble I might have is that this trailer is focused so much on Nick Fury and doesn’t even tease the invasion itself. That’s an interesting choice, but probably an obvious one.
Secret Invasion is coming to Disney+ on June 21!
The Mandalorian Season 3 is Definitely For Me!
After years of waiting, and multiple Star Wars shows in between, we’re finally going to get the third season of The Mandalorian. I still think it’s weird that we had some major story movement during The Book of Boba Fett, but I watched that, so I’m fully up to speed. They can make these shows how they like. I’m ready for this new season and I’m ready for this story!
Looks great! It’s a little funny that all these other Mandalorians are rainbow-colored, while he gets to stay this cool, gleaming silver dude. But if it works, it works. We’re gonna learn a lot more about the Mandalorians as a people, and that should be cool. And we’re gonna get even more about Grogu’s backstory, which we’re all dying to see!
The third season of The Mandalorian comes to Disney+ on March 1.
There’s Gonna Be a Wonder Man Show!
The rumors have been swirling for a while that a Wonder Man TV show as in the works from Marvel Studios. I’m all for it. I’m all for any show or movie or special presentation that Marvel wants to make next. I’m a sucker like that. So they want to make Wonder Man? Heck yeah!
Especially since they have cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Wonder Man!
He’s a great actor. He was perfectly cast as Black Manta in the Aquaman movie. He was great as Dr. Manhattan in the Watchmen TV show. I’m sure I’ve seen him in other roles. Abdul-Mateen should be great! It’s going to be directed and produced by Destin Daniel Cretton, the guy behind Shang-Chi, with help from Andrew Guest, who worked on Hawkeye. Sounds like a winning team. So bring on the Wonder Man TV show on Disney+ and lets all skewer Hollywood together!
Maybe he’ll need an entertainment lawyer and Jennifer Walters can cameo.