The Roundup is a weekly post of the three biggest stories in the spheres of music and film that I follow. Here are this week’s top stories!

Marvel’s Stan Lee passes away

The biggest news of the week is the passing of former Marvel editor-in-chief and real-life superhero Stan Lee. Lee leaves behind a legacy of bringing comics into the mainstream and creating an escape for story lovers all over the world. 

In a joint statement from Marvel Comics and the Walt Disney Company (which owns Marvel), the companies said: 

“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.” 

“Marvel and the entire The Walt Disney Company salute the life and career of Stan Lee and offer their undying gratitude for his unmatchable accomplishments within their halls. Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there.” 

Lee was 95 at the time of his death. 

iDKHOW releases debut EP

The long awaited debut release from I Don’t Know How But They Found Me finally came out this week. 

The six song EP, titled 1981 Extended Play, includes the breakout hit, Choke, that has amassed millions of views since it’s release in 2017. The musical duo of Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman were known as the “hottest unsigned band in the world” earlier this year, but recently signed with Fearless Records. 

The stellar duo is reportedly trying to have a full-length record out during 2019. 

iDKHOW can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services. They are currently on tour as an opening act for Waterparks on the Entertainment Tour.

A first look at Detective Pikachu 

The first trailer for 2019’s Detective Pikachu has finally arrived. The live action debut of the Pokemon franchise comes on the heels of a brand new game for the series out this November.

The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular Pocket Monster who will help Justice Smith’s character find his lost father in the world of Pokemon. 

Detective Pikachu is set to hit theaters next year on May 10, 2019. It is the first wide theatrical release of a Pokemon movie in almost twenty years. 

This week’s movie releases: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Widows, Instant Family 

This week’s recommended tracks: God Only Knows by The Beach Boys, Shaking In The Dead of Night by Vinyl Theatre, Do It All The Time by I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

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