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James Gunn Has Chosen Clark Kent and Lois Lane for DC Studios’ SUPERMAN: LEGACY: Today in Books

Heartstopper Has a Surprise Planned for London Pride

The Pride in London Parade will take place this Saturday, July 1st, and Netflix’s Heartstopper has teased that they have a surprise for their UK fans at the parade. “Hi Heartstopper fans!” a graphic on Instagram reads. “If you’re coming to Pride in London, look out for us. We’ve got a surprise for you.” The caption goes on to explain that the cast of Netflix’s adaptation of Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper will be in the parade. Then, after the parade, they have “something pretty great planned for the Trafalgar Square stage.”

The USA Today Booklist is Back!

USA Today announced on Twitter that the USA Today Booklist is back after its brief hiatus. The tweet reads, “Our weekly list, which tells you what bookworms are *actually* reading, has returned with 150 titles that are flying off shelves across independent bookstores, major chains and online retailers.” USA Today says their goal with their booklist remains the same: to “provide book lovers with the best, most accurate snapshot of what people are reading by showing which titles are selling.” You can check out the Booklist here!

James Gunn Has Chosen Clark Kent and Lois Lane for DC Studios’ Superman: Legacy

Warner Brothers and DC Studios have cast their Clark Kent and Lois Lane for the upcoming Superman: Legacy film, directed by James Gunn. After months of audition tapes and in-person screen tests, DC co-chairs Peter Safran and Gunn have chosen David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman and Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane. With the leads finally cast, Gunn will now be looking to cast Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor and other supporting characters, such as Kent’s friend Jimmy Olsen. Gunn will be directing the upcoming film from a script he wrote based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

From Fan Fiction to TikTok: Long Live the Microgenre

With the rise of fan fiction publishing and TikTok, microgenres — genres that have defined and specific plots — have reached new heights.