Pop culture is a never-ending world of updates, teases, trailers, and hopefully releases. What’s New Wednesday is Dorkaholics’ way to keep us all up to date with what’s new across comics, tv, film, games, and more! This week, the focus is on Love in Taipei, DSTLRY’s new mascot Mominu, the final cast of Squid Game Season 2, and the new trailer for Dune: Part Two.
- Love in Taipei: First-Look Images
The best-selling novel, Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen is receiving a film adaptation, Love in Taipei, coming to Paramount+ on August 10, 2023.
The film stars Ashley Liao, Ross Butler as Rick Woo (a prominent sports and scholastic prodigy), and Nico Hiraga as Xavier Yeh (a free-spirited artist and heir to an international tech company).
Synopsis: LOVE IN TAIPEI stars Ashley Liao (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) as Ever Wong, whose summer takes an unexpected turn when her parents surprise her with a trip to Taipei for a cultural immersion program. Ever is surprised to discover that she hasn’t signed up for homework and history lessons, but instead for a summer-long free-for-all the locals and other students call “Loveboat.” It quickly lives up to its name when Ever finds herself trying not to fall for two attractive, but wildly different boys who are vying for her attention, while at the same time finding the courage to defy her parents’ high expectations and pursue her true passion: dancing.
- Squid Game Season 2: Final Cast Revealed
Netflix has announced the remaining cast members joining the second season of Squid Game as director Hwang Dong-hyuk returns to direct and executive produce the entire second season.
Additional cast members include:
- Park Gyu-young: Well known for her role in Netflix series Sweet Home Seasons 1 and 2, she is also starring in the upcoming Netflix series Celebrity.
- Jo Yu-ri: The singer and actress is known as a former member of South Korean-Japanese girl group Iz*One.
- Kang Ae-sim: A highly respected theater and musical actress in Korea, her performance in TV series Be Melodramatic and Netflix series Move to Heaven left a deep impression on the audience.
- Lee David: Best known for his supporting roles in director Hwang’s film The Fortress, he met Lee Jung-jae through the film, Svaha: The Sixth Finger.
- Lee Jin-uk: Starred in Netflix series Sweet Home Seasons 1 and 2, he is also known for his roles in various Korean dramas and films, including in one of director Hwang’s biggest films, Miss Granny.
- Choi Seung-hyun: The singer and actor have starred in various Korean films and TV series such as Tazza: The Hidden Card and Commitment.
- Roh Jae-won: Making his acting debut in 2021, he is fast gaining recognition through films like Missing Yoon and Ditto.
- Won Ji-an: Made an impressive debut on the first season of Netflix series D.P.
- Dune: Part Two: Official Trailer 2 Dropped
A new trailer for Dune: Part Two has dropped which continues to highlight the grandness of this onscreen sci-fi epic. If Part One was about the fall of the House of Atreides, then Part Two is about Paul Atreides rising from the ashes with the Fremen to wreak revenge on those who destroyed his family.
Catch Dune: Part Two in theaters starting November 3, 2023.
- DSTLRY: Reveals Mascot Mominu
Creator-owned comics and collectibles publishers DSTLRY has unveiled its debut collectible and mascot, Mominu, designed by artist and DSTLRY Founding Creator Junko Mizuno.
“Mominu fits the concept of DSTLRY perfectly—edgy and fierce, but sometimes sweet,” said Mizuno. “It was very exciting and challenging to design my first-ever original shape other artists will interpret. I can’t wait to see what other artists do with Mominu!”
Monimu is a red panda that will be available as DSTLRY’s premiere 5-inch collectible designer art toy that is holding the DSTLRY letter “D” monogram and will have a limited 500 unit run. Future releases will have Mizuno and other artists designing the colorways for Mominu.
To celebrate Mominu’s debut, Mizuno has created a special 1-in-100 Final Order Cut-off (FOC) variant cover for The Devil’s Cut. All toy orders will be allocated to meet demand, so anyone interested in their own Mominu should contact their local comic book store. Both Lunar Distribution and Diamond Comic Distributors will have allocations of the debut Mominu art toy.
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