You might as well accept that some franchises are just never going away. From here until decades after the day your grandchildren die, Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and a bunch of other beloved brands will still be going strong. For a moment it seemed Harry Potter might not ascend to this status after wrapping itself up pretty tightly by the end of the eighth(!) movie. But between the Cursed Child play, the Pottermore lore-dump e-books, and the upcoming five-movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them prequel saga kicking off this month, it’s J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World now. We all just happen to live in it.
The fourteenth installment in the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange, is in theaters now and was co-written by screenwriter and author C. Robert Cargill. The task of adding the layer of mystical arts to Marvel’s space-and-science universe might have been his largest task yet, but it’s far from his first rodeo. Doctor Strange’s director Scott Derrickson worked with Cargill to create Sinister, and in 2013 he became a fantasy author with his novel Dreams and Shadows. Now, it looks like Cargill has turned his storytelling craft to the world of angels.
Most people may not know that the Sega Mega Drive (or Sega Genesis as it was known in North America) is one of the most popular gaming consoles in Brazil. The system sells around 150,000 units per day; a number that rivals that of the PlayStation 4. It is fitting then that Brazil’s Tectoy would start manufacturing new Mega Drive systems. Though not manufactured by Sega, these new systems are officially licensed and are therefore the genuine article.