In both the television and film industry, some big news was announced. Let’s dive in with the top stories of the week from both industries.
FCC Not Taking Action Over Colbert’s Trump Remarks
The FCC will not be taking any action over Colbert’s Trump remarks on a May 1 broadcast from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” During his opening monologue, Colbert made a joke about Trump saying “the only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.”
Some people were outraged, saying his joke was homophobic. The FCC received thousands of complaints after the broadcast. After reviews, an FCC spokesman said, “The Bureau has concluded that there was nothing actionable under the FCC’s rules.”
“Game of Thrones” Season 7 Trailer
The official trailer for “Game of Thrones” season 7 is out and fans are talking. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, says the pacing of the entire season is much faster compared to previous seasons. “Game of Thrones” will return on July 16 on HBO.
“Atlanta” Season 2 Starts Shooting This Year
Brian Tyree Henry, who plays Alfred Miles (Paper Boi), told Entertainment Weekly earlier this week that season 2 of the acclaimed series, “Atlanta”, will start shooting this September. Fans will have to wait until 2018 for the new season to premiere because of Donald Glover being involved with the upcoming Han Solo film. Glover will be busier than normal soon. He’ll be busy with the Han Solo film, “Atlanta”, he’ll play Mufasa in the upcoming live action “The Lion King” film, and FXX recently announced that Glover will be involved with a Deadpool animated series.
Silicon Valley Renewed for Season 5; TJ Miller not Returning
HBO announced Thursday both “Veep” and “Silicon Valley” are renewed for another season. HBO announced hours later “Silicon Valley” star, TJ Miller, will depart after this season. Miller and the producers of “Silicon Valley” came to an agreement that he will not return. Though HBO didn’t explain why he is leaving, people are speculating it has to do with Miller’s rise in fame. Miller now has his own Comedy Central series titled “The Gorburger Show”, will soon promote “The Emoji Movie”, and will be in the upcoming Deadpool sequel.
Zack Snyder Leaves “Justice League”
Director Zack Snyder announced Monday that he is leaving production for “Justice League” to deal with a family tragedy. Snyder’s daughter died by committing suicide in March. Joss Whedon, “The Avengers”/”The Avengers: Age of Ultron”, will finish working on the movie through post and reshoots. The film is still set to come out Nov. 17. The loss of a family member like this is something no one should wish upon. It’s unfortunate this had to come out so rumors wouldn’t spread. Our thoughts and prayers from Roam Life Free go out to Snyder and his family.
First “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Images
Vanity Fair released the first images from the upcoming Star Wars film. The photos also show two new characters played by Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Toro is playing DJ and Dern is playing Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. Though there are photos that feature the late Carrie Fisher, it was reported when the trailer came out that she won’t be in this film. Fisher will be featured in Episode 10 though. Either way, just like the last photo, we know Star Wars fan’s hearts will be broken in this movie.
Tom Holland is Nathan Drake in “Uncharted” Movie
Sony must like Tom Holland a lot because the studio casted Holland as Nathan Drake in the “Uncharted” movie. The film is to focus on a young Nathan Drake with his first encounter with Sullivan, who has not been casted yet (please get Tom Hanks). If your favorite part of the third game of the series was when you got to play as young Drake, then you can have some hope to look forward to. Who knows, maybe this will be the first good video game movie adaptation.
Sir Roger Moore Passes Away
On Tuesday, Roger Moore died in Switzerland. He was 89. His family on Twitter confirmed the death, attributed to cancer. Moore was known for playing the spy, James Bond, seven times. Moore brought more of the humor side of Bond that isn’t seen from other actors that played Bond. Our thoughts and prayers from Roam Life Free go out to the Moore family.