Damon Lindelof, the creator of HBO's Watchmen, is interested in taking a trip to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or a galaxy far, far away, in the future. Lindelof left his stamp in the DC universe in a big way with Watchmen, which proved to be one of the biggest hits of 2019. While there are no plans for a second season right now, Lindelof is interested in exploring other major franchises.
The writer and producer is currently promoting The Hunt, which is finally making its way to theaters this weekend after being delayed last year. During a recent interview, Damon Lindelof touched on a couple of franchises he would like to possibly explore next, given the chance, starting with Marvel. Here's what he had to say about it.'I think that doing something in the Marvel universe, anywhere in the Marvel Universe, would be really potentially exciting for me, especially as they start to get a little bit more experimental. Some of the things that I've seen for Wandavision, for example, just feel like, 'Okay, now we're getting somewhere'. Particularly in a television space.'
Indeed, it seems in Phase 4 the MCU is going to take some big swings. What little we've seen from WandaVision, which debuts on Disney+ later this year, looks to be a trippy detour from what we're accustomed to from these characters, with the show centering on Wanda Maximoff and Vision. We've also got Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness coming down the pipeline, which is poised to be a unique experience. Not to mention that the X-Men and Fantastic Four will be rebooted within the MCU sometime in the future, which could open up many possibilities.
Star Wars is another story. The future of the long-running sci-fi franchise is a bit of a mystery following the release of The Rise of Skywalker last year. We know more movies will be made, as well as shows on Disney+ to go along with The Mandalorian. Speaking further, Damon Lindelof said he would love to do something in the Star Wars universe, but not for some time.'At some point, but certainly not in the immediate future, I feel like I would love to do something in the Star Wars universe. Maybe a decade from now when I would no longer be blamed for ruining it. That would be a hoot.'
Whoever is tasked with crafting the next chapter of Star Wars will be under intense pressure, that much is certain. Understandably, someone like Lindelof would want to avoid that pressure, especially after overcoming the odds with something like Watchmen, which defied expectations and served as a satisfying sequel to one of the most beloved comic book properties of all time. Imagine what Lindelof might be able to do for the MCU, provided the opportunity? This news comes to us via Fandom.
With the need for content at a premium, it’s not just enough to stick to the shows you know. Television has a rich history going back decades, though you might not know it considering how much of it is — or, more often than not, isn’t — available to stream. But with so much time on our hands it’s worthwhile to seek out the shows made before the rise of the Peak TV streaming era that you can actually access. Prepare to laugh, cry, and scratch your head with some of the best classic TV shows available right now:
Note: “Classic” in this sense is defined as within the last 30 years. Hate to tell you, fellow millennials, but our television has officially gone retro.“Alfred Hitchcock Presents” 1962-1965
There’s no greater way to learn about horror and tension than with the Master of Suspense himself, director and auteur Alfred Hitchcock. From the minute the series’ iconic theme music plays and Hitchcock’s shadow emerges to fill in his famous outline, the audience knows to expect 26-50 minutes depending on which season you watch of excitement. The anthology series sees Hitchcock introduce each story that generally involved crime and deceit. The series came right as Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone” was winding down and is often considered in league with the series. Hitchcock helmed 17 episodes, and 0ther big names behind the camera throughout the series’ run include Arthur Hiller, Robert Altman, Ida Lupino and William Friedkin. You’ll also get quite the acting showcase with appearances from stars Steve McQueen, Bruce Dern, and Bette Davis. You can stream the complete series on Hulu.“The Flintstones” 1960-1966
You can meet the modern Stone Age family on your television! The animated sitcom was developed in the early 1960s by animation impresarios William Hanna and Joseph Barbera as a riff on “The Honeymooners.” The show was the first animated series to ever hold a primetime slot, airing on ABC for six season. If you don’t remember the opening credits, the series follows Fred Flintstone, his wife Wilma, and their neighbors, the Rubbles, as they navigate the Stone Age with an eye towards the modern day. It also was one of the first animated shows to get A-list guest stars, from the likes of Tony Curtis playing a character called Stony Curtis and Ann-Margret playing a character named, you guessed it, Ann-Margrock. The show has become a landmark in classic television, as well as animation history, inspiring a cadre of merchandise, theme parks, and two film adaptations. The Flintstones can be streamed via Amazon with a subscription to Boomerang.“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” 1990-1996
The minute you see the title the theme song is already in your head. The series that gave us Will Smith is available...