The Geeky Weekly: February 21 – March 6March 6, 2016
A Geeky Weekly double week means more news all in one place. That’s never a bad thing, right?
As we head into spring, and more blockbuster releases like Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War loom overhead, there is much excitement hanging in the air. It means comic cons will be just around the corner and copious amounts of caffeine will be consumed to get cosplay done in time. It’s the GCE season!
∴ Joseph Gordon-Levitt has departed the upcoming Sandman project. Gordon-Levitt first expressed interesting 2013 to direct the film, but recently took to social media to explain his falling out. TLDR; Warner Brothers moved the film to their imprint New Line, and Gordon-Levitt doesn’t gel creatively with the team, he still wishes them all the best. You can read the full statement here.
∴ With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coming out the end of this month on March 25, another exciting announcement was made. Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican who caught the film at a screening recently confirmed cameo-like appearances of the likes of Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg. Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, The Flash played by Erza Miller and Cyborg played by Ray Fisher are said to have small parts. Breznican didn’t say if other characters like the Green Lantern show up, but his statements do not rule it out either.
∴ In more Neil Gaiman project news, Ian McShane has been cast as Mr. Wednesday in Starz’ American Gods. McShane will star alongside The 100’s Ricky Whittle as the main character Shadow Moon.
∴ The world will never get enough of the Harry Potter world, and it suffers a little less this week when the queen J.K. Rowling confirmed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be a part of a trilogy. She tweeted out to a fan who asked about a rumor of the Harry Potter play, The Cursed Child, becoming a movie. In true Rowling fashion, she politely confirmed The Cursed Child is just a play, but that Fantastic Beasts is a three-movie spectacle. You can view the Tweet here.
∴ Lost writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach has been hired for the new Xena: The Warrior Princess reboot, and delved in to some details. Grillo-Marxuach spoke to i09 and we learned that the storyline will be serialized; feature new characters and be a remix of the canon.
∴ Nintendo recently hosted a Nintendo Direct this past week, and it was confirmed the original voice cast for Star Fox 64 would be returning for Star Fox Zero. There is an opening cinematic for it, but it is in Japanese