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Will the Next MUPPETS Reboot Get It Right?

Will the Next MUPPETS Reboot Get It Right?

The Muppets are being rebooted again, this time for Disney’s streaming service. On today’s Nerdist News Talks Back we discussed if they can get the Muppets right with this new series, along with the first reviews for Annihilation, that Danny Boyle might be the next James Bond director, Netflix’s Lost in Space, and McDonald’s new Szechuan Sauce podcast. Wait….what?

Guest host Amy Vorpahl was joined today by Nerdist editors Alicia Lutes, Amy Ratcliffe, and Kyle Anderson, and they kicked things off by entering The Shimmer now that the review embargo has lifted for Annihilation. The movie sounds like a winner, but one that is very different from the book. Does this change our expectations for it? And in other movie news, Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle could be tapped to lead Bond 25. Do we want to see his take on 007? Daniel Craig will play Bond again in the film, so we also had to discuss where we put him in the James Bond power rankings.

It also looks like Disney’s streaming service will be getting a new Muppets series. Are we hyped for this considering the last Office-esque series? And though it’s difficult to pick, we considered what the best Muppets movie ever is.

Speaking of reboots, Netflix released a trailer for the new Lost in Space. If you’re a fan of the original series or 1998 movie, can you go into this with fresh eyes?

Finally, in news we swear is real, McDonald’s has started a new podcast dedicated to the company’s Szechuan Sauce disaster last year. Uh, why? Why does this exist? Should they have waited for the return of Rick and Morty to do this?

Remember Nerdist News Talks Back airs live Monday to Thursday on our YouTube and Alpha channels, at 1 p.m. PT., and we end the week with our all new hour long pop culture recap, Nerdist News What the Fridays, live at 1 p.m. PT exclusively on Alpha.

It’s the only place on the internet where you can ask a question like, “How would James Bond do on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and get a serious answer.

Images: Film4, Adult Swim, ABC

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