In this Weekend Recap, we talk Stan Lee’s opinion of Mary Jane possible casting, DC’s Justice League Dark landing a director and the passing of a WWE Hall of Famer. Here’s the biggest pop culture stories from Aug. 22 – Aug. 28.
Stan Lee Supports Zendaya as Mary Jane
About a week ago, rumor got out that Disney actress, Zendaya, had been cast to play Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. This rumor sent some of the internet into a frenzy with many fans disagreeing with the possible casting. Post Media decided to ask the man himself, Stan Lee, who created the popular character, what he thought about Zendaya as MJ. Stan Lee said: “If she is as good an actress as I hear she is, I think it’ll be absolutely wonderful.” Stan Lee even compared it to when Michael Clarke Duncan played the villain Kingpin, in Daredevil. In which Stan stated that he thought Duncan played the character “beautifully.” Sony has not confirmed that Zendaya will play the role of MJ in Spider-Man: Homecoming but as of now, her role is listed as Michelle.
DC’s Justice League Dark Lands a Director
According to Variety, Doug Liman has left 20th Century Fox’s Gambit film to direct another superhero film, DC’s Justice League Dark. Sources close to Variety say that Liman’s split with the studio was a mutual split. Justice League Dark has been in and out of development for a few years. Pacific Rim director, Guillermo del Toro was original attached to the film as director but the project was shelved when del Toro had other projects going on. Doug Liman is known more for his producing but has directed films like The Bourne Identity and Swingers. The film is being penned by Michael Gilio and is said to be based around characters: John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon.
WWE Hall of Famer, Mr. Fuji, Dies at 82
One of the greatest mangers in pro wrestling, Mr. Fuji (Harry Fujiwara), passed away Sunday at the age of 82. With 30 years in the wrestling industry, Harry Fujiwara was a five-time WWE tag team champion, managed wrestlers such as former WWE champion Yokozuna, Demolition, The Powers of Pain and Kamala, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.