The geek showbiz news has been flowing fast recently, and we round up the latest here.

Disney is shutting down Fox’s Blue Sky Studios, makers of the Ice Age series, as of April 1, with 450 employees affected, according to Deadline.  With 10 months left to completion, production is being stopped on Nimona, based on the Noelle Stevenson comic, according to the report.  The film had been scheduled for release in January 2022.  The last feature release from the studio was Spies in Disguise, in 2019.

One day after Hasbro’s earnings report (see "2020 Was Record Year for ‘Magic,’ ‘D&D’"), Hasbro’s eOne film and TV studio is cutting 10% of its staff, according to Variety.  The move was taken due to disruption in business models caused by tech giants’ investments in original content, head of movie and TV Steve Bertram told employees in a memo quoted in the report.

The CW has ordered pilots for Naomi, developed by Ava Duvernay and Jill Blankenship, based on the comics (see "Confessions of a Comic Book Guy"), and The Powerpuff Girls, Cody and Heather Regnier’s take on the characters (see "’Powerpuff Girls’ Live Action Series"); and given a straight to series order for The 4400, a new version of the USA series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Watchmen story editor and writer Stacy Osei-Kuffour will write the script for the long-gestating Blade, the Vampire Slayer movie, with Mahershala Ali attached, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  She is the first Black female writer tapped for a Marvel movie.  Ali has been attached since 2019 (see "’Blade’ Movie News").

Michelle Rodriguez (Fast and Furious) and Justice Smith (Detective Pikachu) have been added to the cast of the Dungeons & Dragons feature, according to Entertainment Weekly.  They join Chris Pine, who has been cast in the lead (see "Pine Cast for ‘D&D’ Movie").