E3 and the Monte Carlo TV Festival kept the GCE busy all week. Now that both have wrapped up and our staff works hard to pump out the last bits of goods, reviews, interviews and news, we’ll focus on some other things that took place during the past week. That is, after all, what the Geeky Weekly is about.
∴ DC Comics announced this week Batman Day is a-go this year! Set for September 26, DC Comics and their partners Warner Bros. Consumer Products with licensees Capstone, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, DK Publishing, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television will have goodies for fans in select comic book stores, libraries and digital downloads. There will be DC artists and writers in stores to do meet and greets. Better start molding your Batman cowl for the perfect Batman Day experience!
∴ In more DC-related news, Hawkgirl is reportedly in talks for a standalone series. The series if given the green light, is planned for The CW. Hawkgirl will be played by Ciara Renee in DC’s upcoming television show Legends of Tomorrow, and there is no word yet if the standalone series will be set before or after the events in that DC venture.
∴ This past week marked the TENTH ANNIVERSARY since David Tennant became The Doctor. The beloved Doctor Who actor jumped in after Christopher Eccleston and joined Billie Piper to make some of the most memorable storylines. Tennant has been busy since leaving Ten’s shoes and passing off the Tardis keys to Matt Smith, starring in other BBC shows and returning to the stage on several occasions. Tennant will be in Marvel’s Jessica Jones as the Purple Man. Congrats, Tennant! Allons-y!
∴ It was only recent the announcement was made that Chris Hemsworth would be playing the receptionist in the Ghostbusters reboot. Now we have the first official set photos, supplied by Entertainment Weekly. Don’t worry; there are no spoilers in the photos! Check out Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon.
Photos courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
∴ San Diego Comic Con is almost upon us, and while many will make the pilgrimage to the biggest comic book and nerd convention around, a few big names are missing from the bill. We’ve known about Marvel Studios skipping this year, but Sony and Paramount are also ditching the convention as well.
∴ In more SDCC news, while several large production studios aren’t appearing, there’s something you as an attendee can’t bring. Selfie Sticks. Comic-Con International, the organizers behind SDCC and several other conventions made the ruling this past week. The ruling states that any kind of device that extends your camera such as a Selfie Stick or GoPro pole are barred from entry. Other items listed on the banned this year include Google Glass, e-cigarettes, vaping products and drones. Most of them are on the list due to safety concerns. SDCC is coming up soon, from July 12-18/