News Roundup - June 28
Hey Geek Pull Listeners & Readers!
Hope your week has been great! We’re here today to recap some of the biggest stories in Geekdom and Pop Culture from this week. Without any further ado, let’s jump into it!
MOVIE & TV NEWS
Deadpool Welcomes Hunt for the Wilder People Star to Deadpool 2. Mr Deadpool Ryan Reynolds stopped by social media to share the picture of the the team up you never knew you needed. The young actor, Julian Dennison, has joined Deadpool 2 in an unnamed role.
If you were worried about the rumors about Ben Affleck not starring in the DCEU’s solo Batman film, you can breath a little easier. Director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) confirmed recently in an interview that a Bat-fleck solo film is still in the works and is on schedule for a 2018 release. Ben Affleck stepped down from the Director's chair in January, which sparked rumors that the actor was trying to leave the role entirely.
Sorry Tom Hardy, Spider-man is the only Sony character coming into the MCU.
We are still about 2 weeks away from the release of Spider-man Homecoming, but more and more news is coming out about Marvel Studios and Sony’s plans for the friendly neighborhood Spider-man and supporting cast. In a recent interview, Kevin Feige addressed the studio’s plans (notably that the untitled Spider-man sequel will be the first to take place after Avengers 4 (set for May of 2019) as well as debunking some rumors by reaffirming that the wall crawler is the only Sony character coming into the MCU.
Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland and Michael Keaton and swings into theaters on July 7th.
Mark Hamil & Lynda Carter will both be getting Stars on the Hollywood walk of Fame. The Veteran Star Wars actor and TV’s original Wonder Woman were just a few of the celebrity names who will soon be added to the Hollywood walk of Fame.
Yes, Marvel still isn't publishing a Fantastic Four comic, and those reboot teases from Marvel...were just teases. With The House of Ideas unveiling the totality of the “Marvel Legacy” titles last week, Marvel with be bringing back the legacy title Two in One team up book, which the Thing will be featured prominently. Overall, the legacy titles seem to have been met with underwhelming excitement. Marvel marketed the publishing event as one that will change the comics industry, and comparisons have already been made to DC’s line wide reboots New 52, and most recently the Rebirth. Marvel kicks of their Legacy titles with “Marvel Legacy #1” in September.
If you are are going to SDCC and want to have Dinner with a Comics Legend, IDW Publishing can make your geeky dreams come true. For a single payment of $500 (tickets available HERE while supplies last), you can enjoy dinner with Walter Simonson during San Diego Comic-Con. The dinner is limited to just 25 attendees, and the event will take place in a private room at a swank restaurant in the San Diego Gaslamp district, just a short walk from the convention center on Thursday, July 20th at 7:00 PM. Each guest will receive a whole slew of exclusives (which you can find listed on the eventbrite ticket page).
The Hollywood Reporter published news that IDW is adding another title to their own younger reader Star Wars line with a Star Wars: The Force Awakens graphic novel adaptation. The book is planned to be written by Alessandro Ferrari with art from various Disney artists to help it feel like traditional Disney animation. Marvel adapted SWTFA in a six-issue mini-series by Star Wars Aftermath trilogy writer Chuck Wendig and artist Luke Ross. IDW’s new take on the Forces Awakens will be at 80 pages and is set to be released sometime in August.
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Posted on June 28, 2017
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