ABC appears to have quietly canceled Inhumans, its extremely cheap-looking adaptation of one of Marvel’s less-popular superhero franchises that premiered in IMAX theaters to a 10 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating. Over the weekend, SpoilerTV noticed that ABC had totally scrubbed any mention of the show from its press site, which sure seems like a sign that it won’t be coming back for Season 2. To the vast majority of people, this cancellation means nothing, but Inhumans did have a few fans, and some of them are apparently desperate to save the much-derided series.

Presumably, one of those fans started a petition, and a couple of news outlets are reporting on the petition. As of the time I wrote this, fewer than 1,000 people had signed it, so the petition really, really doesn’t matter.

Inhumans was canceled because almost everybody hated it (even Rotten Tomatoes audience score, which is typically much kinder than the critics’ score, was just 51 percent) and the ratings were abysmal. Fewer than 2 million people watched the finale. Those are two very good reasons for a major network to cancel a series, and it’s doubtful that a few hundred jabronis on are going to make Disney, a company worth tens of billions of dollars, do an about-face.

Also, anybody can make a petition. I could log on, right now, and make a petition demanding that NBC bring back the 2011 superhero drama The Cape. My petition would not be news, and wouldn’t be a signal that there’s a huge groundswell of support for a revival of The Cape, let alone that NBC is going to listen to some pseudonymous fans who clicked a button to sign a petition. All it really means is that a small group of people have access to an official-looking platform that makes their demands look more serious than they are, especially when news websites add legitimacy to these petitions by covering them. Heck, the only reason that the Inhumans petition might have cracked 1,000 signatures by the time you read this is that folks heard about it from these news websites. Some might’ve signed it as a joke.

Even fan petitions with more impressive numbers, like that fan petition demanding that Waner Bros. release a Zack Snyder cut of Justice League, are unlikely to make an impact, but with 170,000 signatures, the petition is somewhat newsworthy, at least. That’s not enough people to get Warner Bros. to do anything, probably, but it is a somewhat interesting look at fan culture. The Inhumans petition is an uninteresting look at what a couple hundred people are clicking online.

Fan petitions are about as convincing as this request. 

I will eat all of the hair shaved off of Medusa’s head if I am wrong, and this petition goes mega-viral, forcing ABC to capitulate and renewed Inhumans for a sophomore series. That’ll probably be when Disney removes The Last Jedi from Star Wars canon because some users were Mad Online, so I feel pretty safe.

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It’s only Tuesday, but the latest batch of Fortnite: Battle Royale challenges have already leaked. We actually covered the initial news (and the mystery behind it) last week, but with Season 6 challenges quickly approaching here’s a quick guide on what you can do to prepare for the update (presumably version 5.3).

Monday is normally the day when Epic Games gives a tease of what’s coming in the next update for Fortnite: Battle Royale. While the company has yet to tweet or post about the update on the game’s subreddit, the update will likely happen Tuesday morning and include some interesting content.

Tuesday’s patch for Fortnite: Battle Royale will include new content and fixes to the game. One of the pieces will cause a big change to the game while the rest will be welcome additions for players.

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Warning: Slender Man spoilers ahead.

Shark movies have an important place in film history. Jaws, the first-ever summer blockbuster, changed the film industry forever. Despite having a much bigger shark in it The Meg will certainly not make as big a splash as Jaws. The new action movie is perfectly dumb in the best possible way, though in an unexpected twist, the giant shark is really itself just bait to get moviegoers to see a Jason Statham movie.

Epic Games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale Summer Skirmish Series had a rocky start, but the weekly esports competition vastly improved over the course of four weeks. In Week 5, the event will go back to a duos tournament, but this time around, players will be awarded for a more aggressive playstyle.

On Thursday, Epic revealed the format for the Week 5 Summer Skirmish Series, which it calls King Pin. Fifty teams of two will compete in eight matches. They will receive points for each elimination they rack up, but what makes things interesting are the bonuses. A duo can receive double their points in the next match if they score seven or more eliminations or triple the points if they earn a Victory Royale. With this format, the team that strategizes and wins multiple matches could handily beat out the competition if they score plenty of kills or all their efforts to earn a Victory Royale could be for naught if they die right away in the next match.