The Geeky Weekly: April 10April 10, 2016
The Geeky Weekly is back from a month-long hiatus, and during our absence plenty of awesome things have happened, such as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Daredevil season two. Without further adieu, let’s rehash some of the bigger news stories you may have missed.
∴ DC Comics announced a new comic imprint line, Young Animal at Emerald City Comic Con. Spearheaded by comic book writer/author and rock musician Gerard Way, who broke the news, the line will launch with Way’s revival of Doom Patrol, and also feature Shade, the Changing Girl, (written by Cecil Castellucci, art by Marly Zarcone), Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye (co-written by Way and Jon Rivera, art by Michael Avon Oeming) And a comic book called Mother Panic (co-written by Way and Jody Houser, art by Tommy Lee Edwards). Way was an intern for DC Comics while attending the School of Visual Arts, and has also written The Umbrella Academy and The True Lives of Fabulous Killjoys for Dark Horse, and Edge of Spider-Verse #5 for Marvel. Way says running the line will not impact his run with The Umbrella Academy with Dark Horse.
∴ Marvel is getting another television show on actual TV. Freeform (formerly ABC Family) has picked up Cloak & Dagger, ordering a full season. The show will premiere in 2017, and no cast, showrunners or writers have been announced. As Freeform panders to a younger, teen-friendly audience, the show is said to follow Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson as they navigate young love and new superpowers.
∴ Doctor Who has a spin-off, and the spin-off officially has a cast! Contemporary Who has had two reboots, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, and adds a third geared towards teenagers. Class follows four students from the Coal Hill School, the school Clara and Danny taught at, and Susan attended. The four students are played by Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah, and the teacher Katherine Kelly.
Check out the cast announcement video:
∴ We’re not getting the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens until December 2017, but hark, we’re getting the Star Wars standalone Rogue One: A Star Wars story in the distant future. Coming out December 16, 2016, and featuring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whittaker, Mads Mikkelsen and Donnie Yen, Rogue One follows Resistance fighters trying to steal The Dark Side’s Death Star plans. Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film is said to center around Felicity Jones’ character Jyn Erso.
Peep that trailer, friends!