The Geeky Weekly: January 24 – February 7February 7, 2016
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means the highly-anticipated Deadpool movie drops. It also means you probably need to get on the gift-buying, so head over to our guide and be ready to pay express shipping.
For those of you that are riding the single wave or already have your V-Day gifts, you may relax, and relax with our Geeky Weekly picking up on two weeks of news. And hey, you’re only watching the Superbowl for those comic book movie trailers.
∴ The Descender is a series from Image Comics getting the big screen adaptation. The series, helmed by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen was picked up by Sony, and has its first writer on board. Jesse Wigutow, who has also written for the adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ Fire graphic novel. Interestingly, the Descender series was published in March 2015, but the movie was announced in February 2015. Yes, that’s not a typo. The book tells the story of an artificial boy who holds the DNA to the type of robots who ravaged planets.
∴ Justice League vs. Teen Titans is the animated movie dropping end of March/April from DC. We talked about it a few weeks ago and now it has its first trailer. The film will be released on March 29 on Digital HD, and on Blu-Ray/DVD April 12. It centers around the New 52 Teen Titans.
∴ Disneyland will celebrate its Diamond anniversary on Feb. 21 with a TV special. There will be musical guests such as Fall Out Boy and Ne-Yo performing covers of Disney songs, and other celebrities on hand to kick off the party. Perhaps what’s most exciting will be the new sneak peak of the Disney parks upcoming Star Wars Land. Set the event reminder on your phones because you won’t want to miss the occasion.
∴ The X-Men live action television series has made a few casting selections. Joining the Marvel universe, Aubrey Plaza (who co-starred with Mr. Guardians of the Galaxy Chris Pratt in Parks and Recreation), Dan Stevens and Jean Smart. Stevens, of Downton Abbey fame is set to be the main antagonist of the series that follows the mutant son named Haller of Charles Xavier. Smart of Fargo fame and Plaza are in unannounced supporting roles. X-Men Legion will be based on the Legacy run.
∴ Some good news coming out of the Nintendo camp, specifically for Legend of Fans, and no it isn’t about a release date for the next Zelda project. Although we wish it was. Akira Himekawa the pseudonym for the duo that has penned the manga adaptions for the other Legend of Zelda games, Ocarina of Time, Oracle of Seasons, A Link to the Past and more, have created the serialization of Twilight Princess. The manga will drop on Feb. 8 exclusively on publisher Shogakukan’s MangaOne app. As a reminder, the Twilight Princess HD remake for the Wii U comes out on March 4.