A few more bits of Hollywood geek news has come in, and it is now time for a round-up!

English actor David Prowse passed away at age 85 of COVID-19 according to Deadline. Prowse is best remembered as the actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy. Although James Earl Jones voiced the iconic character, Prowse was in the legendary suit on-screen. He also appeared in the Kubrick movie A Clockwork Orange and the Doctor Who TV series.

Florence Pugh will reprise her role as Yelena Belova in Hawkeye on Disney+ according to The Direct. Pugh also plays the assassin in a co-starring role in the delayed Black Widow movie (see "Three Marvel Movies Rescheduled").    

Disney+ may be adding some new cast to their Willow TV series according to Deadline. Ellie Bamber, Cailee Spaeny, and Erin Kelleyman are in negotiations for lead roles in the follow up series to the 1988 movie (see "'Willow' TV Series Greenlit").

Also on the Disney+ front, The Mandalorian is the first Disney+ show to crack the Nielson's Top 10 ratings chart according to Variety. It captured the third spot on the list with over a billion minutes watched for the week of October 26, which was shortly after its S2 premiere (see "'The Mandalorian' Trailer S2 Trailer ").

NBC Universal is now running the Savage Dragon cartoon adaptation on its Peacock TV streaming service. The series originally debuted in 1995 and ran for 26 episodes, and this release its first official release for home entertainment. Image Comics recently previewed Savage Dragon #254-#256 retro-style cover variants (see "Preview: 'Savage Dragon' #254-256 Retro Style Cover Variants").

Hulu has renewed Woke for a S2 according to Variety. The S2 for this series, inspired by the life of cartoonist Keith Knight (see "Comics, TV, and Racial Justice in the COVID Year"), will feature eight new episodes of combined and animated sequences.