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The Geeky Weekly: February 14 – February 21

by on February 21, 2016
 

It has been a week since Deadpool stole our hearts (and on Valentine’s Day… so fitting), and we are better people for it. Interestingly, Deadpool is also the largest grossing R-Rated comic book film, so maybe other studios will take note of its success and get on that grind. In addition, we already know a script for the Deadpool sequel is in the works.

Now, enough about Deadpool.

Without further adieu, here’s your Geeky Weekly round-up.

 

∴ DC Comics is bringing something new this summer to their line-up. They announced this week they are bringing an imitative called Rebirth. Not much is known about the upcoming project, but we know it kicks off in the summer with DC Universe: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns. In addition to returning to ‘legacy,’ the numberings on the comics will revert to pre-Flashpoint.

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∴ The sequel to the acclaimed John Wick has a release date. In less than a yea, on February 10, 2017, John Wick: Chapter Two will reunite audiences to the eponymous hitman. Starring Keanu Reeves, he is joined by Orange is the New Black’s Ruby Rose, Burnt’s Riccardo Scamarcio and Fargo’s Peter Stormare. It is being directed by Chad Stahelski.

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∴ Is the world ready for even more Harry Potter? Of course! This time, the franchise is getting the orchestrated experience, and fans will be able to watch the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with a live symphony orchestra. The movie will roll with dialogue on a 40-foot screen while the orchestra fills in the music. The concert, featuring the music by John Williams, has its first performance on June 23 in Philadelphia and is brought to you by CineConcerts.

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∴ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 began filming recently, and director James Gunn has had quite a few casting announcements. First, Kurt Russell has been confirmed to be joining the cast by Variety (rumors swirl that he will be Peter Quill/Starlord’s dad). In addition, Pom Klementieff takes on the role of Mantis, and is joined by Chris Sullivan and Elizabeth Debicki.

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∴ J.J. Abrams has been a busy man, with the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the sequel to Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane, he also has another space adventure coming out. Signed on as the producer, God Particle will it theaters in 2017, and is directed by Julius Onah, with a script by Oren Uziel. The original movie follows a group of astronauts on board a space station who make a life-shattering discovery about reality. The movie will be out Feb. 24, 2017.

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