The end of February marked an uptick of news- and most of the news was broken on Twitter. While saying goodbye to our favorite grandfather and all-around amazing human being Leonard Nimoy, there was also plenty of other news breaking.
And so we bring to you this weeks Geeky Weekly.
∴ Viola Davis confirmed via her Twitter that she has accepted the role of Amanda Waller in DC’s Suicide Squad movie. Rumors began circulating in January that Davis would be the next woman to take on the The Wall, but it wasn’t until this past week that it was confirmed. The movie begins filming in April and will be in theaters August 5, 2016.
— etalk (@etalkCTV) February 24, 2015
∴ On the Marvel side of casting news, Anthony Mackie confirmed he would be reprising the role of Sam Wilson/Falcon for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. His name appeared on the first official poster released but it the font was unclear if it was actually him. Mackie sent out an excited tweet, putting the confusion to rest. His name appears also with Hayley Attwell’s and Idris Elba’s.
— Anthony Mackie (@AnthonyMackie) February 24, 2015
∴ Arnold Schwarzenegger said it best when he said ‘I’ll be back,’ because we will be seeing him again in the sequels to Terminator: Genisys. Schwarzenegger joins the cast consisting of Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney. Terminator: Genisys will hit screens this summer while its two sequels will premiere in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
∴ Stan Lee continued to captivate our hearts this past week. The 92 year-old hand drew a picture of Spider-Man for an 8 year-old autistic fan. Lee learned of his young fan from a New York Times column that showcases people in need, and one such column showcased the Spider-Man themed birthday party for Jamel Hunter. You can read the whole story on the New York Times.
∴ J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth is joining the ranks of fantasy worlds turned themed parks. From the earliest reports the unauthorized park will be called La Comarca (The Shire), occupy 20 acres, cost around $2 million to construct, and be located in Axarquía in Spain.
∴ Youtube sensations Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart are at the helm of rebooting 70’s sci-fi kids show Electra Woman & Dyna Girl. We missed the opportunity in last weeks Geeky Weekly edition however, the pair made the announcement in a video on Feb. 18. Helbig will play Electra Woman and Hart will take on Dyna Girl. It is also being executive produced by the original producer, Sid and Marty Krofft.
You can watch the announcement video here.
∴ Catwoman writer Genevieve Valentine took to her blog this past week to discuss the sexual orientation of Selina Kyle. Valentine talks about issue #39, in which Selina Kyle confirms a long time rumor – her bisexuality.
“She’s flirted around it – often quite literally – for years now; for me, this wasn’t a revelation so much as a confirmation.”
∴ Comic power couple Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction are developing their own tv series… and for Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Eisner Award winning comic Sex Criminals. The pair have signed a two-year deal with Universal TV.
Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria said this about the deal:
“We’re always excited to usher in fresh voices to the television space, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Matt and Kelly Sue, a fantastic pair whose award-winning comics are as deeply realized as they are entertaining.”
Sounds like it will be a wild ride.