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Disney+ Edits Stan Lee Tribute Out of The Punisher Finale




Edits made to content on Disney+ has been the subject of constant discussion since the launch of the platform. Recent alterations allegedly made by mistake to The Falcon and the Winter Solider brought attention to the other Marvel shows on the channel, in particular those that have just joined the platform from Netflix. While the content of the former Marvel Television shows seems to be unchanged, one strange edit has been made to the finale of The Punisher’s second season to remove a dedication to the late Stan Lee.

Like many Marvel projects released around the time of the iconic creator’s death, The Punisher felt it appropriate to commemorate his passing by including a slide in its final episode just before the credits rolled. The slide simply read, “In Loving Memory of Stan Lee.” In the version now on Disney+, following the last moment of the series when Frank Castle opens fire on two criminal groups who have met inside a warehouse, the screen goes black and after a few moments that credits play. In all it seems a pretty strange change to have been made consciously, unless this turns out to be another technical glitch linked to the version of the episode that has been uploaded to the platform.

What makes the omission stranger is that a similar tribute that appears in the final season of Jessica Jones is still there, but another that was included in Luke Cage to pay tribute to actor Reg E. Cathey is also now absent. Whether the Jessica Jones tribute will also soon vanish is anyone’s guess, but of all the changes that have been made to content on the Disney+ platform, this one is by far the most bizarre and questionable.

Related: The Punisher: Disney+ Needs to Get It Right if the Show Returns

When the Disney merger with Fox completed, it was obvious that they would be looking to bring a number of Fox-owned characters such as the X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four back under Marvel Studios’ wing. However, the cancellation of shows such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones at Netflix came as a surprise to many and was not initially expected to lead to those characters starting to appear in the MCU and the existing shows to move to the Disney+ platform as The Defenders Saga.

Of course, the Marvel Television shows were not the same as the family-friendly fare the MCU has stuck to so far, with TV-MA ratings for sex, violence, and drug references. This meant that Disney+ had to start introducing parental controls in countries such as the U.S. who previously didn’t have them. While Marvel fans were happy to see the wayward sons, and daughter, returning to the fold, there were some who were not happy that the Disney+ platform was no longer only carrying family-orientated content.

However, as many international locations already have Disney’s Hulu content as part of the Disney+ app, it was really only a matter of time before the U.S. version followed, as while Disney has a number of separate channels at the moment, as more streamers bolster their content it would make much more sense to have everything accessible under the one banner. So while it may not have gone down well with some, Disney will be hoping that the changes will simply broaden the scope of their audience just a little more.



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Never Have I Ever Season 3: Plot, Cast, and Everything Else We Know



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Indian-American teen Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) is coming back to our screens soon with a new season of Never Have I Ever. Mindy Kaling’s Netflix series was renewed for a fourth and final season before season 3’s air date was even announced. With the third season’s release date confirmed, fans can start to get excited to see what will happen next for the high schoolers.

Knowing the show has a predetermined endpoint means this season could be setting up storylines that they’ll see through for the next two seasons. This gives them more room to explore other themes and more time to set up longer, more complex plot points. There are no hints as to what those could be, but we can speculate based on how the last season ended. Which, if you recall, was on a high note for everyone but Ben (Jaren Lewison).

While you wait for Devi and her friends to return, you can practice for a 24-hour relay or pick out what to wear to the next dance on your social calendar. Here’s everything we know about the next season of Never Have I Ever.

The last season left the audience with some questions. Devi and Paxton (Darren Barnet) are back together, and everyone knows about it since they danced in front of everyone at the school dance. Ben is left devastated after Eleanor (Ramona Young) revealed he was Devi’s first choice of boyfriend, not the popular swimmer. Based on the shirt her best friend is holding in the image above, maybe things with Paxton will get a bit more serious (or Devi wants them to get there). After all, it wouldn’t be the first time she tried to sleep with him.

But, there could be another wrench in Devi’s love life. Newcomer Des (Anirudh Pisharody), an Indian student that attends a private school, is being introduced this season, but his storyline isn’t known. Could Devi, or maybe Aneesa (Megan Suri), transfer to the private school? Is he someone Devi’s mom tries to set her up with? Is he simply a family friend? Only time will tell.

Related: The Best Netflix Shows About High School Life and Being a Teenager

Devi wasn’t the only one to (re-)kindle a romance at the dance. Her cousin Kamala (Richa Moorjani) and Eleanor may have new relationships bloom this season. Trent (Benjamin Norris), one of Paxton’s friends, compliments Eleanor on her performance in the play, calling her a “star” and “transcendent.” Sparks seemed to fly when he asks her to dance, and, despite calling her the wrong name, she dances with him. The two could make a great couple, especially in comparison to the guys she dated before. Kamala evades an arranged marriage proposal by dashing out of the house and to the school dance, where she meets English teacher Manish Kulkarni (Utkarsh Ambudkar). They seemed to hit it off when they met, and maybe her coming to the school’s event will push them closer together.

But where does this all leave Ben? Will he try and interfere with Devi’s relationship, break up with Aneesa, mourn his loss, or date someone else entirely? The promotional images don’t give us much to go on, as he and Devi appear to be having a friendly debate as always.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is back as Devi. If you’d like to watch more of her work while you wait, she voices Priya in the Pixar/Disney+ film Turning Red. Devi’s two best friends, Fabiola and Eleanor, are returning, with Lee Rodriguez and Ramona Young (Z Nation, Legends of Tomorrow) continuing in the roles, respectively. Darren Barnet (Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles) is coming back to portray Paxton, with Jaren Lewison reprising Ben. Based on the released promotional images, Poorna Jagannathan (The Out-laws) is back as Devi’s mother, Nalini, and Richa Moorjani will continue to play Devi’s cousin Kamala. Season 2 newcomer Megan Suri is also returning to play Aneesa. It’s expected that John McEnroe, the professional tennis player, will return as Devi’s narrator.

Related: Never Have I Ever: Why Devi Should End Up with Ben

Other cast members confirmed for the next season are Jack Seavor McDonald as Eric, the captain of the robotics team, and Benjamin Norris as Trent, one of Paxton’s friends. Though not confirmed, several characters should make repeat appearances. These include Niecy Nash as Devi’s therapist Dr. Jamie Ryan, Utkarsh Ambudkar as English teacher Manish Kulkarni, Ranjita Chakravarty as Devi’s grandmother, and Adam Shapiro as “Facing History” teacher Lyle Shapiro. Recurring cast members Dino Petrera as Jonah, Lily D. Moore as Rebecca, Christina Kartchner as Eve, and Dana G. Vaughns as Marcus are likely to appear in an episode or two, based on previous seasons.

One new cast member was announced in January by Deadline. Anirudh Pisharody is joining the cast as the recurring character Des. He’s described as “an Indian student who goes to an elite private school.”

Deadline confirmed that the new season will be available to stream on August 12, 2022.

Each season of Never Have I Ever has introduced another character’s narrator in addition to Devi’s. Season 1 introduced Ben’s narrator as Andy Samberg, while season 2 revealed Gigi Hadid as Paxton’s. It’s probable that another narrator will be revealed; the only question is who the voice will belong to. So far, those narrators have belonged to Devi’s love interests. If the new character Des ends up as a love interest, there’s the potential for the next narrator to be his. If he doesn’t become a love interest, perhaps another character’s partner, like Trent, could have their narrator divulged.

Until August rolls around, you can pick out who your narrator would be or rewatch the first two seasons to make sure everything is fresh in your mind when season 3 hits screens.



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Young Sheldon Season 6: Renewed or Cancelled?



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A spin-off prequel to the famous ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Young Sheldon‘ is a coming-of-age sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. Set in the 1980s and 1990s, the narrative showcases the journey of the younger version of Sheldon Cooper. With his surreal intelligence and maturity, he manages to skip four grades and finds it difficult to fit in at school as well as at home. The period sitcom first released on September 25, 2017, on CBS.

The show resonates with younger as well as older viewers since it tackles a number of relatable issues, including struggles of fitting in with peers and the complexities of parenthood. This is one of the main reasons it has garnered appreciation and love from a large number of fans and critics. As the fifth installment comes to a close, fans are already clamoring for more. So, if you have been wondering whether there will be a round 6, here is everything we can tell you!

Young Sheldon Season 6 Release Date

‘Young Sheldon’ season 5 premiered on October 7, 2021, on CBS, with the season ending on May 19, 2022. The fifth edition of the sitcom consists of 22 episodes with a runtime of 18-21 minutes each.

As far as the show’s sixth iteration is concerned, we have some good news to share! On March 30, 2021, CBS officially picked up the show for seasons 5, 6, and 7. That means the ‘The Big Bang Theory’ prequel had been renewed all the way through the 2023-2024 season. This is hardly surprising since the show became the most-watched comedy series on television in 2021.

Following the announcement, CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl stated, “Young Sheldon dominates the broadcast comedy landscape by over +2.5 million viewers and is the lynchpin of CBS’ top-rated Thursday comedy lineup. The humor, warmth and heart exuded by the Cooper family is an undeniable hook for the millions of fans who tune in each week. We’re excited to see what the next three seasons have in store for a slightly older Sheldon and all the Coopers.”

Having received an early renewal, the production team must already have a solid plan in place to deliver new seasons on time. Before COVID-19 hit, the show rolled out a new edition in September every year. But season 4 was evidently affected by the pandemic. However, networks and streaming platforms have been trying to adjust back into their regular routines. With that being said, we can expect ‘Young Sheldon’ season 6 to release in September 2022.

Young Sheldon Season 6 Cast: Who can be in it?

It is almost certain that all the main cast members will reprise their roles in the show’s sixth round. This includes Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper), Zoe Perry (Mary Tucker Cooper), Lance Barber (George Cooper Sr.), Montana Jordan (George “Georgie” Cooper Jr.), Raegan Revord (Melissa “Missy” Cooper), Annie Potts (Connie “Meemaw” Tucker), Matt Hobby (Pastor Jeff Difford), and Wyatt McClure (Billy Sparks). In addition, according to sources, Emily Osment (Mandy) has been promoted to the main cast billing for the upcoming installment. 

Other cast members who play pivotal roles in the series are Wallace Shawn (John Sturgis), Ryan Phuong (Tam Nguyen), Melissa Peterman (Brenda Sparks), Doc Farrow (Assistant Coach Wayne Wilkins), Rex Linn (Tom Petersen), Mckenna Grace (Paige Swanson), and Craig T. Nelson (Dale Ballard). Therefore, they might be seen again in the sixth iteration. We may even get to see some fresh faces in case new characters are introduced.

Young Sheldon Season 6 Plot: What can it be About?

In the fifth season, Sheldon continues to question the rationality behind religion and settles into his new dorm room. Georgie makes some life-changing decisions and lies about his age to get close to Mandy. Meemaw and Dale break up after dating for a while. Later, Georgie comes clean to Mandy but gets her pregnant, which stirs up gossip in the church. Amidst the drama, Mary feels alienated from her church and wants Georgie to marry Mandy. Furthermore, George Sr.’s job is in jeopardy.

In the season 5 finale, Mary and George Sr. look for new jobs, while Sheldon is hit with the initial signs of puberty. Elsewhere, Meemaw and Georgie travel across the border on a business trip. The sixth round is expected to unpack a lot of drama, especially the one surrounding Georgie and Mandy. We are likely to find out if Mary can convince the pair to get married or not. As for Sheldon, he is likely to go through some drastic changes due to puberty. In addition, we may get to see how the relationship between Mary and the church changes with time.

Read More: Where is Young Sheldon Filmed?



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