The Geeky Weekly: July 12 – July 19July 19, 2015
Even if I didn’t attend San Diego Comic Con this year, the overwhelming amount of exciting news (and trailers!) left me exhausted. So I took a mini-vacation where I headed to Washington D.C. and tried to reenact the plot to National Treasure with a best friend. As one would do naturally when in D.C.
It’s tough to follow-up after SDCC, but here’s what I have for you this week!
∴ One of the most exciting news post-SDCC buzz, is Hayao Miyazaki confirming a new project. The Studio Ghibli guru announced at a recent Tokyo press conference that he is starting up a new project focusing on computer animation. Miyazaki has voiced his growing interest in the computer graphics medium. The project, the 10-minute film about a caterpillar named Boro is slated for release in three years (or sooner as Miyazaki hopes).
∴ These pictures have been blowing up the past couple days, and mostly in meme form about Apocalypse. That’s right, X-Men: Apocalypse has its first shots of Psylocke, Apocalypse, Nightcrawler, Jubilee, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm, and Magneto. The photos, released by 20th Century Fox for Entertainment Weekly have been making their internet rounds. The film comes out May, 2016. How do you feel about the new characters and the revamped X-Men staples looks?
Check them out, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:
∴ Arrow is casting a handful of new characters for Season 4. Looking to spruce things up in DC’s CW flagship show, Echo Kellum has been cast as Mr. Terrific. For the role of Anarky, Alexander Calvert is taking a shot. Neal McDonough is incoming baddie Damien Darhk. Looks like lots of new guys popping up to complicate Starling City.
∴ The Attack on Titan trailer is out, and it looks pretty terrifying! Attack on Titan: Part 1 is the story of a boy who joins the military after his family is killed by giants. It is the first of the two-part action films from Hajime Isayama’s manga and anime series.
∴ The revival of 80’s TV series Airwolf is coming – in comic book form. As an anthology collection, Airwolf Airstrikes drops on September 3. Published by IDW Publishing and Lion Forge, Airwolf boasts an impressive list of creators; Marc Andreyko, Barbara Randall Kesel, Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, Mike Baron, Rob Worley, Jeff Mariotte as well as artists Renato Arlem, Fabiano Neves, Jason Johnson and Jean Froes. Series editor Shannon Eric Denton spoke to Newsarama and dropped hints that we may also be seeing Knight Rider.