The world of culture is always producing more content for people to digest. This week provided more than enough stories, including one on a diseased superstar. But, more on that later. 

Here’s a rundown of some top stories to hit the culture world.


When isn’t Marvel in the news? A rumor surfaced Sunday afternoon that a new rated-R movie was in the works. The movie is allegedly “Blade.” 

That was not the most shocking part of the story since there have been talks about it for years. The part fans may find surprising is that Wesley Snipes is in the movie. 

Snipes played the vampire-slaying hero in the original movies, the last of which was released in 2004.

In 2008, Snipes was convicted of three misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns. He was sentenced to three years in prison, which he served in McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania.  

Whether Snipes will be reprising his role or will play a mentor figure remains to be determined. Fans of the “Blade” trilogy have been calling for a remake in recent years. 

Marvel does have several projects in the making and now has the rights to the previously owned Fox characters, such as the X-Men and Fantastic Four.


Sunday also provided news for fans of a classic movie. “The Sandlot” cast is about to reunite in a new television series.

The director of the original movie, David Micky Evans, announced the project on the baseball podcast “The Rain Delay.” The show, based off the 1993 film, is preparing for the first two seasons but does not yet have a of release date. 

The show will act as a continuation of the original movie. 

It will take place in 1984, 22 years after the movie leaves off. 


Sony announced Monday that it will discontinue the production of the PlayStation Vita. Since its introduction in 2011, the handheld console has sold more than 10 million systems. 

The Vita is a successor to the PlayStation Portable. For fans of Sony, this was the system to compete with the king of the handheld market, Nintendo. The system, on the other hand, fell well short of expectations. 

Sony has announced that there are no expectations for a new handheld device in the near future. Instead, all the focus will be on its next generation console.  

The Vita will be most known for its indie games. The system did not have many exclusive titles, but they were more successful than the exclusive titles on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. 


The “King of Pop” is in the news? 

Michael Jackson seems to have never left. Most of the time when people think of the music icon, it’s for the good things he did. A new documentary “Leaving Neverland” will touch on his dark side.  

The Home Box Office (HBO) documentary talks to two individuals who spent time with Jackson as children. Wade Robson and James Safechuck reveal their stories on how Jackson sexually abused them. 

The two-part documentary premiered Sunday and Monday. Upon release, many have varying opinions on the whole situation. 

Many reports when Jackson was still alive surfaced that it could have been a possibility, but it was not 100 percent known. 

The Jackson family sued HBO for defamation following the release of the documentary. 

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