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Hawkeye’s Fra Fee Will Turn Into a Prince In Disney+’s Gaston Musical Prequel

The Gaston musical—the show you know you never wanted—is moving full-speed ahead at Disney+. We already knew that Luke Evans and Josh Gad will reprise their roles as Gaston and LeFou respectively, and we also knew that Briana Middleton was on board as a new character named Tilly, who happens to be LeFou’s stepsister.

Today we got some more casting news—Fra Fee, who played Maya Lopez’s (Alaqua Cox) second-in-command Kazi Kazimierczak, will be joining the Beauty and the Beast live-action prequel as Prince Benoit Berlioz, who Variety describes as “a childhood friend of Tilly’s who has grown into a handsome, charismatic, confident prince.”

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“Let It Go” Lets Go of Being the Top Disney Animated Billboard Hit, Ceding to Encanto’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

Encanto, the latest Disney animated feature about the magical Madrigal family, has been getting a lot of attention since it hit the Disney+ streaming platform. That attention is well-deserved—the movie is loving and vibrant, and features songs by Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda himself.

While all the songs are catchy numbers, one of them—“We Don’t Talk About Bruno”—has become so popular that it’s ousted Frozen’s “Let It Go” as the highest-charting song from a Disney animated movie in 26 years.

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Tessa Thompson Talks About Valkyrie’s “Erotic” Powers, Making Us Question Everything

Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth Thor movie in the MCU, is set to come out this July, with Tessa Thompson on board to reprise her role as Valkyrie, the new King of Asgard.

We know a few things about the movie already (space sharks, anyone?)!, but little about Thompson’s character other than her comment at 2019’s San Diego Comic-Con that her character “needs to find a queen.” In a recent interview, however, Thompson talked about Valkyrie’s powers, which include abilities we haven’t seen from her before.

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New Crafting with Ursula Podcast Has Writers Like Becky Chambers Delving Into Ursula K. Le Guin’s Work

Ursula K. Le Guin is inarguably a seminal author of science fiction, someone who has helped shape the genre, and someone who has influenced scores of today’s writers. Given her status in the SFF writing world, it’s great to hear there’s a new podcast delving into Le Guin’s works through discussions with established authors about how Le Guin has impacted their own work.

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Scream Featurette Has Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette Talking About What It’s Like to Be Back in Woodsboro

Do you scream for Scream movies? How about Scream movies that bring back the original trio from the first film—Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette? If so, you must be squealing with joy in anticipation of the fifth Scream feature, which is still just called Scream and not Scream 5 or something else to delineate it from the 1996 film.

This Scream, which is still planning to come out in theaters on January 14, 2022, is also bringing Campbell, Cox, and Arquette’s characters back to the horror-filled town of Woodsboro. In order to commemorate the occasion and/or promote the upcoming film, Paramount Pictures released a nice little featurette that has the three actors sharing what it was like for them to come back to the franchise.

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Dev Patel Alert! Check Out the All-Star Cast for Wes Anderson’s Roald Dahl Adaptation

Netflix’s all-encompassing deal with the Roald Dahl estate is bearing fruit (insert James and the Giant Peach joke here). The streaming platform already has two Charlie and the Chocolate Factory animated series in the works with Taika Waititi at the helm, and has announced several other animated adaptations as well.

Filmmaker Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The French Dispatch, Rushmore) is also getting on that Netflix-Roald-Dahl train with a live-action rendition of Dahl’s short story collection, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More. Anderson penned the script and has gotten a pretty stellar cast on board.

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I Ain’t Afraid to Watch the First 10 Minutes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife… It’s Free Online, After All

Ghostbusters: Afterlife—a movie about nostalgia and some ghosts, kind of—has left the theaters and is now haunting digital platforms. You can now fork over some money to see it on digital in its entirety or, if you want to sample the film before dropping some cash, you can now watch the first ten minutes online FOR FREE.

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