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Sony Delays Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Morbius to March 2021

Ghosts might not worry the Ghostbusters, but the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has Sony worried about its box office returns. The studio has announced that it’s shifting a number of its upcoming films to later dates, including the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius, which were slated to hit theaters this summer. The films will now debut in March 2021.

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“We didn’t pull any punches.” R.F. Kuang on Her Next Novel, The Burning God

R.F. Kuang made a splash in 2018 with her debut novel, The Poppy War, an epic military fantasy about a young woman named Rin, who finds herself in the midst of a brutal war.

Loosely based on real-world Chinese history, The Poppy War earned Kuang nominations for both the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She followed up that book last year with The Dragon Republic, and in November, she’ll close out the trilogy with The Burning God.

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Netflix Unlocks a Second Season For Locke & Key

After spending years in production hell, Netflix began streaming its adaptation of Locke & Key earlier this year. The show departed from the comics it’s based on in some significant ways, and ended up on a big cliffhanger.

Fortunately, we won’t be left hanging: Netflix announced today that it was officially bringing the series back for a second season.

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This Year’s WisCon Has Been Canceled

WisCon, one of the major SF/F convention in the United States, has officially been canceled, according to its organizers.

Held each year in Madison, Wisconsin, the convention has a particular focus on feminism and social justice, examining genre books, films, and television to “foster conversations about feminism(s), gender, race, disability, and class.” This year’s convention would have been held between May 22nd and 25th.

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You’ll Be Able to Watch Star Trek: Picard For Free Through April

Star Trek fans who live in the United States will now be able to watch Star Trek: Discovery, Short Treks, and Star Trek: Picard for FREE (Caution: spoilers in those links) thanks to Patrick Stewart.

Picard star Patrick Stewart made the announcement earlier today, just two days before the season finale debuts on the streaming service.

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More Details From Jim Butcher and Priscilla Spencer on The Dresden Files Short Film and Surprise Book Announcement

Earlier today, fantasy author Jim Butcher dropped a couple of bombshell announcements: Not only was the next installment of his long-running Dresden Files series, Peace Talks, set to come out this summer, but a second novel, Battle Ground, would hit stores this fall.

On top of that, he released a slick book trailer for the two novels, directed by Priscilla Spencer, which showed off the first live-action take on the series since the 2007 SCI FI Channel show.

After the reveals, Butcher and Spencer went onto Zoom and YouTube to answer fan questions about the trailer and the upcoming books. Here are the highlights.

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Ashley Eckstein Confirms She Won’t Be In The Mandalorian as Ahsoka Tano

Last week, word broke that actress Rosario Dawson had been cast as Ahsoka Tano in the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian. Fan reaction was mixed, with many people wondering why Ashley Eckstein, who has voiced the character for years, wouldn’t be playing the part.

For her part, Eckstein posted to Instagram earlier today to confirm that she was in fact not part of The Mandalorian—seemingly ruling out a hope from fans that she might provide voiceover work for the character.

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George R.R. Martin Pitched a Westworld / Game of Thrones Crossover

Light spoilers ahead for Westworld season 3, episode 2: “The Winter Line”.

Episode 2 of Westworld‘s third season, which aired on March 22, featured a couple of fun cameos: Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as a robotic version of Daenerys Targaryen’s Drogon, a fixture of Delos’ Medieval World park.

It’s a neat nod to HBO’s other big genre series, and in an interview with Variety, Westworld showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan explained that we might have seen more: George R.R. Martin had at one point pitched an extensive crossover episode!

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