'Saul' spinoff, 'Fantastic Beasts'... is more fan-bait coming?
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We gasped when AMC all but ordered a Breaking Bad spin-off featuring slimy Saul Goodman. We squealed in delight when Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling announced their new collaboration: a film series set in Rowling’s wizarding world and based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
And now we’re waiting with bated breath, because if we’ve learned anything, it’s that big news often comes in threes. (Even if, uh, it doesn’t really.)
So! Let’s spend a few minutes speculating about what tantalizing, fan-baity reunion/reboot/release announcement could follow the news about Saul and Beasts. If nothing else, maybe we can harness the power of positive thinking to make them so. Here’s a list of possibilities to get the ball rolling:
– A Friends reunion special, just in time for the pilot’s 20th anniversary. (Its 19th anniversary is coming this Sept. 22. You’re older than you’ve ever been, and now you’re even older.)
– Speaking of: Jennifer Aniston/Justin Theroux and Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie have a massive double wedding. All their bridesmaids and groomsmen are former boyfriends/girlfriends. (Finally, it’s Adam Duritz’s time to shine.)
– Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and William Daniels officially sign on as Girl Meets World series regulars.
– George R. R. Martin sets a release date for The Winds of Winter … and doesn’t change it 15 times.
– Idris Elba is cast as the next James Bond. No, seriously this time.
– J.J. Abrams casts Han and Leia’s kids in his Star Wars reboot. Let’s say they’re played by, oh, Ansel Elgort and Miley Cyrus.
– Stephenie Meyer finally publishes Midnight Sun in its entirety; America realizes with a sickly jolt that it still cares about Twilight.
– Joss Whedon sets Dr. Horrible sequel’s release date, and announces that Sarah Michelle Geller will play the big bad this time.
– Hell, let’s stick a Firefly revival in there to boot. And a new Firefly TV show. And a Firefly theme park.
– ABC to release special Lost epilogue, revealing what really happened at the end of the show.
– Bill Waterson to fully animate a Calvin & Hobbes movie, starring some child actor who doesn’t suck as Calvin and maybe, like, Owen Wilson as Hobbes.
– Tom Hiddleston signs on to play Hot Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts, while Benedict Cumberbatch snags the role of his lover, Hot Young Grindelwald.
– Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn reveal that they’ve secretly been married the whole time.
– Kim and Kanye get married and divorced and married and divorced consecutively for 72 days.
– Justin Timberlake installed as permanent SNL host/dictator for life.
– This unholy casting news, courtesy of Damon Lindelof:
– New Line to release third Sex and the City movie. Scratch that: New Line to recall both Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2, burn all negatives, and swear to pretend that neither one actually happened.
What would get your little fannish heart beating wildly?
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