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NASA and Under Armour unveil stylish new spacesuits for Earth orbit, moon, and Mars

First up, NASA paraded out their two new Artemis-era suit designs at a fun press conference at their Washington D.C. home base on Tuesday, introducing some cutting edge features and agility capabilities in anticipation of the space agency's planned trip to the moon in 2024.

Fancasting older men for the role of The Little Mermaid’s Eric needs to stop

Almost immediately, fans (doing what they usually do) took to social media with fantasy casting for the ship-sailing prince, adding some iterations of the phrase "Hear Me Out" to each post. In record time, Twitter timelines were filled with pictures of actors in side-by-side images of Eric with some including reasons on why their casting choice is a great choice.

Thor: Love and Thunder story finished, but Thor's weight 'ongoing discussion' with Marvel

“I’ve written it,” Waititi recently told Yahoo! Entertainment of Love and Thunder’s story, a remark that typically might suggest everyone’s already on the same page about whether Thor will revisit his portly look from Avengers: Endgame (and, presumably, some of the beer-chuggin’ emotional baggage that came with it). 

WIRE Buzz: The Outsider drops twisty trailer and Skarsgard teases his Randall Flagg

Oh, and we threw in some mature Terminator: Dark Fate footage at the very end as an added bonus.

Amanda Conner talks returning to Harley Quinn and making up swear words

At NYCC, SYFY FANGRRLS had the chance to sit down with Conner in person at the DC Universe Headquarters' pop-up museum (dedicated to Quinn in all her bad girl glory) to talk about Conner's history with the character, how she personally contributed to the upcoming Harley Quinn animated series, and what she thought of that Birds of Prey trailer.

WIRE Buzz: Peter Pan riff 'Wendy' drops surprise first look; The Shed trailer; more

Little was known about the project ahead of today’s press release, as Zeitlin has laid low since his first feature’s 2012 smash entrance onto the indie scene, but fans got a first look and a release date to accompany a synopsis. Take a look at Wendy (Devin France):

Stephen King's Bangor home to serve as archive, writers' retreat

The Bangor City Council on Wednesday approved the Kings’ request to rezone their home, per a story from Rolling Stone. Going forward, the red mansion at 47 West Broadway where the Kings raised their three children will serve as an archive of King’s work, while a guest house next door would serve as a writers' retreat. The archive was previously at the Kings’ alma mater, the University of Maine. 

Preview: Infected Shazam invades Black Adam's domain in DC's new Year of the Villain #1

But before he takes a charismatic bow and unleashes his Egyptian powers on the silver screen, DC Comics is showcasing Shazam!'s arch-nemesis in its Year of the Villain event series. This bold Black Adam one-shot is written by Paul Jenkins and adorned with detailed art by Inaki Miranda and main cover via The Dark Knight Returns' Klaus Janson with All-Star Batman's John Romita Jr. Now, SYFY WIRE has an exclusive sneak peek inside its electrifying pages.

Paul Dano will play The Riddler in Matt Reeves' The Batman

Dano's version of the character will reportedly be named Edward Nashton instead of Edward Nygma, the comic book moniker the character has carried since his creation in 1948. According to THR, Jonah Hill was previously considering joining the film as either The Riddler or The Penguin, but ultimately passed on a deal, leaving the role open for another actor. Dano, whose recent credits include Escape at Dannemora and Okja, will now take on the role as part of a live-action legacy for the character which already includes Frank Gorshin, John Astin, Jim Carrey, and Cory Michael Smith. 

Important Toy News: Rick and Morty slide by while Slimer busts through your wall

But first, we have to remember that with Halloween still on the way, it’s time to get scary. And what better way to get scary than by having a 1:1 scale ghost break through your wall?

Horror, femininity, and the vulnerability of bathrooms

This location, whether in the home or hotel, is meant to feel safe. Other than doors to exit or enter the home, this is typically the one room that can be bolted from inside. A lock on the door ensures privacy, but this is also the place in which you are often at your most vulnerable. Clothing is shed to bathe, not yet awake from the previous night's sleep or relaxing in a blissful soapy haze after a long day. Usually, there is only one door in and out and if there is a window, it is likely on the smaller side. It is hard to avoid the mundane everyday routine and functions a bathroom provides. For horror, the more humdrum the location the better, as the scare can exist long after the movie has come to an end — and you will never look at a bathtub in the same way again.

WIRE Buzz: SpongeBob musical airing live on Nick; Studio Ghibli to stream on HBO Max; and more

“What better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants than to bring this wildly imaginative Broadway musical to Nickelodeon for a wider audience?" said Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President of Nickelodeon Live Action Unscripted and Live Events. "We could not be more excited that fans and families of all ages will now have the opportunity to experience live actors portraying these beloved characters in a whole new way with The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!"