The 42 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2020

For the publishing industry, the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many books slated for spring and summer of this year were moved to the fall. 

Now, the last months of 2020 will feature an abundance of new work from some of the world’s most celebrated authors. There’s Elena Ferrante’s first novel in five years, Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami’s searing new nonfiction, Margaret Atwood’s latest poetry collection and Marilynne Robinson’s return to the world of Gilead. Readers will also be introduced to emerging voices like Susie Yang and Dolores Reyes. Their stories of heartbreak, humor and hope will guide us through the end of the year. 

HERE according to TIME Magazine are the most anticipated books of fall 2020.

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Kit Kat Launches Exclusive Club For Fans To Try The Newest Flavors

Do you love Kit Kat bars? Like, really love them? Hershey’s is making sure you get the most out of your favorite candy by getting the opportunity to join the Kit Kat Flavor Club! Prepare to have perks and access to goodies like never before.

The exclusive insider club will give a limited number of fans access to the brand’s newest innovations. If you get chosen, you’ll receive three one-of-a-kind deliveries — one in fall 2020, another in early 2021, and the last in late spring 2021. The packages will be filled with new Kit Kat bars and custom branded swag. Just to give you a taste of what you have to look forward to, the first kit will give you the new Kit Kat Duos Mocha + Chocolate that isn’t hitting shelves until November.

Ready to join the Kit Kat Flavor Club? A lucky 200 fans will be chosen to join at no cost. All you have to do is visit the website and enter for a chance to win. You only have from Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. through Sept. 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET to throw your hat in the ring, so don’t miss out.

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Celebrate The Mandalorian With Mando Mondays

Ready to discover a bounty of all-new Star Wars products, books, comics, and digital content inspired by Disney+’s hit Lucasfilm series The Mandalorian? Well pour yourself a glass of Blue Milk and settle in, because we’ve got some fantastic news for you… Disney and Lucasfilm just announced Mando Mondays—an all-new product-reveal program, debuting tons of amazing goods inspired by The Mandalorian—kicks off on October 26, only a few days before the big season-two premiere of The Mandalorian.

From then on, after experiencing the latest episode every Friday on Disney+, fans can light speed over to MandoMondays.com each Monday to see what must-have new toys, collectibles, apparel, books, comics, digital content, and more will be unveiled. The intergalactic fun will continue for nine weeks, culminating on December 21.

But that’s not all: To celebrate this momentous occasion, select pre-orders for the first wave of Mando Mondays products kicked off today at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST—through shopDisney.com as well as a host of global retailers. Products available for pre-order include the Hasbro Black Series Credit Collection; new Funko Pop! Bobbleheads; the LEGO Star Wars The Child construction set; and so much more—all viewable right this very minute at MandoMondays.com.

The countdown begins… now! For more details, visit the Mando Mondays website—make sure to follow the conversation on social too, using the hashtag #MandoMondays—and don’t forget to mark your calendars for the much-anticipated season-two premiere of The Mandalorian on Friday, October 30, streaming only on Disney+!

Reprinted from d23.com

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Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes Crime Thriller Drama Series Lands At Peacock

Peacock has acquired crime-thriller drama series Mr. Mercedes, from David E. Kelley based on Stephen King’s bestselling Bill Hodges trilogy.

The first two seasons will premiere exclusively on the NBCUniversal streaming service on Thursday, October 15, with a premiere date for Season 3 TBD. The announcement came Monday, on King’s birthday.

The fate of the series, which previously aired on AT&T Audience Network, had been in limbo since Audience announced in the spring that it was ceasing operations and transitioning into a preview channel for the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max, which is also owned by AT&T.

Mr. Mercedes follows a retired detective who is tormented by a serial killer (Brady Hartsfield, aka Mr. Mercedes, played by Harry Treadaway) through a series of letters and e-mails, causing him to set out on a dangerous and potentially felonious crusade to protect his loved ones and himself.

In addition to Treadaway, the series stars Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Mary-Louise Parker, Holland Taylor, Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool, Scott Lawrence, Ann Cusack, Jack Huston, Tessa Ferrer, Maximiliano Hernández, and Nancy Travis.

Kelley serves as executive producer and wrote the series alongside Stephen King and Sophie Owens-Bender. Jack Bender serves as director.

Mr. Mercedes is produced by Temple Hill Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment.

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Funko Soda Pennywise – Rhode Island Comic Con Exclusive

This Funko Soda Pennywise – Rhode Island Comic Con Exclusive will be available on www.thetoyvault.com the weekend of November 6-8th, 2020 for $15 each with a limit of 2 per person.

Limited stock will be available at all 5 Toy Vault locations that same weekend.

The tem is limited to 10,000 in the USA with RICC sticker and 5000 international without sticker. The Black and White Chase is a 1/6 ratio.

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LEGO Star Wars The Child 

Turn the cuteness factor up to the max with this LEGO Star Wars The Child (75318) build-and-display model.

Authentic details of this popular character, affectionately known as Baby Yoda, are recreated in LEGO style, with posable head, ears and mouth for different expressions, plus the Child’s favorite toy – a gearshift knob (element included) – for it to hold just like it does in Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

This buildable model comes with an information sign and the Child LEGO minifigure to complete a charming display.

This 1,073-piece, collectible LEGO Star Wars building toy measures over 7.5” (19cm) high, 8.5” (21cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.

Pre-order the set HERE for $79.99, it will ship on October 30th.

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IDW’s Marvel Action: Origins Provides The Perfect Entry Point For Middle Grade Readers To Explore Marvel’s Heroes

Share the most important moments in Marvel history with young fans, two tales at a time, with Marvel Action: Origins, the thrilling new series in IDW’s line of comics aimed at middle grade readers. Written by Christopher Eliopoulos (of Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius, Cosmic Commandos, and Ordinary People Change the World fame) and illustrated by rising star Lanna Souvanny, the first monthly issue will debut in December.

In Marvel Action: Origins #1, experience the earliest adventures of everyone’s favorite teenage webhead and Mad Titan! Discover how a science exhibit and a radioactive bite changed Peter Parker into Spider-Man, and what dark motivations set the Avengers’ most dangerous enemy, Thanos, on his path of universal conquest. Subsequent issues will focus on the Hulk, Ghost-Spider, Venom, and more!

“Creating a gateway for young readers to learn more about the amazing characters of the Marvel Universe is a dream job,” says Eliopoulos. “In this series, readers are going to learn about the emotions and inner thoughts of these heroes and villains while learning about values and character. It’s a series that shows the character behind the characters!”

“When I got asked to work on Marvel Action: Origins, I was super-excited… and to begin with Spider-Man, the very first Marvel Super Hero I’d met as a kid, it was perfect!” says Souvanny. “Nowadays, lots of kids discover super heroes through the movies, and Marvel Action: Origins is a great way for them to further explore their favorite characters through comic books. These are crucial chapters for younger fans, who identify and grow with the heroes as they become super heroes.”

“The Marvel Action line at IDW has focused on creating kid-focused stories about the most popular Marvel Super Heroes, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and the Avengers,” says editor Elizabeth Brei. “We’re delighted to bring some of the most famous stories in comic history — the origins of heroes and villains — to the page for kids to revisit or hear for the first time. It’s really fun to hook a new generation of comic fans on super hero stories!”

Each issue of Marvel Action: Origins will feature three cover editions for fans to enjoy: Cover A by series artist Lanna Souvanny spotlighting the issue’s hero, Cover B (also by Souvanny) spotlighting the issue’s villain, and a Retailer Incentive edition by Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic).

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Watch The Opening Act Trailer

RLJE Films has debuted the first trailer for the star-studded indie comedy The Opening Act led by Jimmy O. Yang (Fantasy Island) and Cedric the Entertainer (First Reformed) that shows in the stand-up comedy game, you have to start at the bottom to reach the top.

Written and directed by Steve Byrne (Sullivan & Son), the film focuses on Will Chu, who has it all – the job, the girl – but what’s missing is his true passion in life, to become a stand-up comedian. When he gets the opportunity he’s been waiting for, the emcee slot on the road opening for his hero Billy G., the realities of life on the stage come crashing in. Between relentless hecklers, drunk comedy groupies and hard-to-impress morning radio DJs, things get off to a rough start. Even if he can take the opportunity to learn from his idols and overcome the challenges, Will still needs to decide if he should continue with the life he has, or pursue the one he has always dreamt of – the life of a comedian.

Alongside Yang and Cedric, the cast for the film includes Alex Moffat (F is for Family), Neal Brennan (Capone), Debby Ryan (Insatiable), Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians), Bill Burr (The King of Staten Island), Jermaine Fowler (Sorry to Bother You), Whitney Cummings (The Female Brain), Russell Peters (Supercon), Tom Segura (Countdown), Iliza Shlesinger (Spenser Confidential) and Roy Wood Jr. (Space Force).

The Opening Act, which is also produced by Vince Vaughn (Freaky) and Peter Billingsley (Spider-Man: Far From Home), is set to hit select theaters, digital platforms and VOD on October 16.

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Watch The WandaVision Trailer

Marvel Studios’ captivating new series WandaVision, which premieres in late 2020 on Disney+, just unveiled its first trailer on ABC’s broadcast of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. 

Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, “WandaVision” marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. 

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Business As Unusual: Collector’s Set of Calling Cards – Cult Classics Edition

A set of cold calling cards for 30 badass characters from our favorite cult movies, from Coppola classics to Tarantino blood baths.

The set contains cards for hard-nosed and hapless heroes, vindictive villains and down-right psychopaths including Vito Corleone (The Godfather), Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver), Winston Wolfe (Pulp Fiction), Daniel Plainview (There Will be Blood), Andrew Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption), Renton (Trainspotting), Marge Gunderson (Fargo), Jackie Brown (Jackie Brown), Walter Sobchak (The Big Lobowski), Amélie (Amélie),  and The Care Agency (Parasite).

The 30 calling cards are presented in a bespoke presentation box in Mandarin with a foil blocked lid and an Ebony lining. 

Films featured include: The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Taxi Driver, Marathon Man, The Deer Hunter, Basic Instinct, Glengarry Glen Ross , Léon: The Professional, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Seven, Trainspotting, Fargo, Boogie Nights, Jackie Brown, The Big Lebowski, Fight Club, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Memento, Amélie, Mulholland Drive, Kill Bill, The Devil Wears Prada, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Shutter Island, Drive, The Wolf of Wall Street, Whiplash, Parasite.

Order HERE for £50.00.

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