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Taika Waititi Casts Kaimana in His Upcoming "Next Goal Wins" Adaptation

Taika Waititi Casts Kaimana in His Upcoming “Next Goal Wins” Adaptation

In his upcoming adaptation of the 2014 documentary Next Goal Wins, Taika Waititi tells the story of the American Samoa soccer team and their fight to end the longest losing streak in FIFA history. Joining the cast, which already includes Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss, is Kaimana in the role of Jaiyah Saelua, the first non-binary player to play in […]

"Guild Ball" Releasing Four New Player Models

“Guild Ball” Releasing Four New Player Models In Late August

Throughout the history of wargaming, companies have tried and tried again to appeal to different audiences. There have been sci-fi wargames, there have been high-fantasy wargames – there’s even been low-fantasy wargames. But when you veer into the world of sporting wargames, you fall into a niche that is relatively small in comparison, at least […]

Deadpool Co-Creator Writes a World Cup Comic for Marvel and ESPN

In the latest brilliant brainchild from the House of Ideas, Marvel is hoping to explain soccer to Americans with the only thing less popular in America than soccer: comic books. Teaming up with sister-company ESPN, Marvel has produced a digital comic explaining the 2018 World Cup (that’s a soccer event) in 13 chapters, though each chapter […]

Showtime Developing All-Female Lord of the Flies-esque ‘Yellowjackets’ from Narcos Duo

In what sounds like a case of “different insect, same theme,” Showtime has secured development rights for upcoming Lord of the Flies-ish drama-thriller series Yellowjackets, Deadline Hollywood reports. Writer-producers Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson (Narcos) are set to executive produce the project, described as a smart, provocative female thriller that follows the surviving members of a girls’ high school […]


Gimlet’s Spring 2018 Podcasts Include Kristen Wiig/Alia Shawkat’s Sandra, FIFA World Cup Series

Gimlet Media has announced its Spring 2018 programming slate of original podcast series, which includes a scripted science fiction series, a nonfiction science fact series and their first sports podcast. The new series include: Sandra, a virtual assistant-themed series starring Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids) and Alia Shawkat (Search Party, Arrested Development); simulated Mars […]

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The Weekly Static s01e23: Watchmen, Rockwell, Doherty and More!

Welcome back! It’s The Weekly Static, so that’s what you call us. That or – uh – “His Weekness”, or – uh – “Weeker,” or “El Weekerino,” if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. But first? I need you to look me in the eye and put your hands on top of the table […]

Amazon Spotlights Manchester City In New Soccer Series

Amazon is setting its sports sights across the pond for their next project: an as-yet-untitled series that will take viewers behind the scenes of English soccer team Manchester City over the course of a single season. Set to launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2018, the series will follow team coach Pep Guardiola and his […]

Building A Better Soccer Game: A Quick Review Of ‘PES 2018’

PES 2018 is Konami’s latest installment in the series which focuses on soccer on a global scale, where you can play as practically any team on the planet in your quest toward the championship. You can select from dozens of teams spanning the globe, featuring well-known players and even upstart rookies you’ve never heard of. […]

FIFA 18

‘FIFA 18’ Puts Out A New Trailer Ahead Of Gamescom

If you’ve never been interested in soccer before on a video game level, the new FIFA 18 trailer might change your mind a bit. Set to a remix of New Order’s “Blue Monday”, EA Games and EA Sports showed off a brand new trailer for the game at Gamescom. FIFA 18 will be released on September […]

Is Valiant Reviving Turok As Savage? Dragon Hunter Instead Of Dinosaur Hunter?

The Free Comic Book Day volume by Valiant for May 7th leads into their 4001AD crossover event, Divinity II, Archer & Armstrong and a great double page spread of the state of the Valiant Universe right now. And then hits with the teases. Including something called Savage. Which could be a rework of Turok, Valiant […]