27 of the Funniest Tweets from December 18, 2023
The truth is out there — and Ryan Coogler is going to show it to you. According to a recent report from Bloomberg, an X-Files reboot from the Black Panther director is in active development. This sliver of confirmation comes just a few months after OG creator Chris Carter spoke to Canadian journalist Gloria Macarenko on her podcast On the Coast and addressed a potential reboot. While plot details are under wraps, Carter told Macarenko that Coogler’s reboot is said to have a “diverse cast.” This means that fans of the sexual tension between Scully and Mulder may have to thrust their freaky fantasies on to a couple of completely new faces. The original series aired for nine seasons after it premiered in 1993 and returned with a two-season revival back in 2016.
The same Bloomberg report shared that Netflix is getting into the spin-off business, too. The streamer is said to be working on spin-offs of a number of their benchmark series — from Peaky Blinders to The Witcher. Ahead of production on their follow-up to the wildly successful Wednesday, there were talks of utilizing another branch of the Addams family tree. The streamer has its eyes set on an Uncle Fester project that would focus the gaze on the bald, electrifying freak played by Fred Armisen. Though there’s no guarantee of any of these programs making it out of development hell, it’s clear that Netflix is ready to enter its “franchise era.”
Meanwhile, as “let’s circle back to that in January” week officially commences, the timeline has offered us some serious entertainment to fill our empty workdays. Today’s funniest tweets include those about the duality of women, an enigmatic piece of chocolate and a cooking product that will definitely be used for its intended purposes.