Happy July! It was a weekend filled with Red, White and Blue in my corner of the galaxy, that is, celebrating Captain America’s birthday (and of course the United States’ Independence Day holiday). However, news still continues to spark even during holidays and here is your weekly round up of some other top headlines you may have missed in this weeks Geeky Weekly.
∴ The next installment to the latest run of Star Trek has a name and a new picture to go along with it. Director Justin Lin takes over the helm from J.J. Abrams who directed the previous Star Trek films tweeted out the Starfleet insignia and the name; Star Trek Beyond. Here’s hoping Lin continues the success of the franchise.
— Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) June 29, 2015
∴ San Diego Comic Con is gearing up to go, but there was good news about the paramount comic convention this past week. The convention will stay in San Diego up until 2018. San Diego has been host of the convention since its inception in 1970. There were fears that the convention was outgrowing its space with upwards of over 130,000 spectators. SDCC will stay at the San Diego Convention Center for at least another two years.
∴ Tokyopop is coming back. Once a celebrated merchandising and licensing anime giant in the United States, the company fell on hard times in 2011 when it shut down. Anime and manga lovers will be pleased to hear that there was a recent change to the website, and CEO Stu Levy said the publisher was going to evolve. Tokyopop has also planned panels for Anime Expo and SDCC.
∴ He is considered by some to be the ultimate Superman. Christopher Reeve has continued to instill awe in fans for several generations even beyond his untimely death. Superman fans can rejoice, as there is a new Christopher Reeve, and we’re not talking about a replacement. Christopher Reeve’s daughter, Alexandra Reeve Givens had her first child with husband Garren Givens. In honor of both their fathers, including Christopher, the baby boy was named Christopher Russel Reeve Givens. Welcome to the world, little one!
People Magazine was the first to publish a photo of the happy family:
Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma had been rumored to have signed on to direct Marvel’s Black Panther. The director put those rumors to rest by stating to Essence magazine:
“I’m not signing on to direct Black Panther, I think I’ll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be. Marvel has a certain way of doing things and I think they’re fantastic and a lot of people love what they do. I loved that they reached out to me.”
Black Panther is still slated to be released in 2017, but now there is no word who will be directing the film.