Plenty of news to share on this weeks Geeky Weekly. From Marvel to DC, Disney to AMC, there are plenty of things we’ve got to discuss this week in our comic book world. Sit down, strap in, and read on!
∴ This week the world lost another legend. English author Terry Pratchett, most famous for his Discworld series, passed away on March 12 at the age of 66. Pratchett leaves behind a legacy of beautiful fantasy worlds. We remember him this week by his sharing his final Tweet.
— Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015
∴ Vertigo Comics, an imprint of DC Comics, will be bringing Preacher to the small screen via AMC. Rumors swirl that Marvel stay as Tony Stark’s deadbeat dad, Dominic Cooper is being eyed for the role of Reverend Jesse Custer. Cooper, who just finished up in Marvel’s Agent Carter, is apparently the top pick for the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg adaptation of the long-running comic.
∴ Boasting the music the world can never just seem to get enough of it (look I avoided the stereotypical Let It Go joke!) Frozen 2 is officially in production. Disney CEO Bob Iger, CCO and Pixar head John Lasseter, and cast member Josh Gad (Olaf!) gave the official announcement this past week. Directos Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are reportedly signed on. Frozen Fever, the animated short before Disney’s latest live-action Cinderella movie also premiered this week with the movie. Several of the cast members, such as Kristen Bell, have tweeted their excitement about the next in line to the Frozen powerhouse.
∴ In more Josh Gad news, the Broadway star and affable snowman officially joined the cast in Disney’s next live-action film of Beauty and the Beast as Gaston’s right-hand man LeFou. Beauty and the Beast will also star Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston. The adaptation will hit movie screens in 2016.
∴ In addition to the all-female movie cast of the new Ghostbusters, it was announced there would also be an all-male remake as well. Paul Feig, the director for the all-female Ghostbusters made comments this week responding to misogynistic backlash of his upcoming film after hearing about Ivan Reitman’s all-male reboot with reportedly Channing Tatum attached to the project.
“I’d heard some rumblings about it,” Feig told Variety. “Who knew there were so many ghosts to be busted in the world? All I know is my ladies are going to kick ass, and I would not want to go into battle without them.”
∴ According to The Latino Review, DC’s Suicide Squad movie has their antagonist, and we may be seeing specials ops organization Onslaught headed by Antiphon spearheading superheroes and villains for their own agenda. Journalist Umberto Gonzalez says he has the scoop and posted a picture of Antiphon to his Instagram.
Meet the head bad guy in #SUICIDESQUAD – #ANTIPHON who leads a badass terrorist cell called #ONSLAUGHT which is up against #DEADSHOT & the rest of the Suicide Squad. Onslaught are hunting super heroes & villains for their own agenda. They’re like a special ops team made up of mercenaries. Antiphon is a burn victim & has a prosthetic leg. Ed Harris was rumored for the role. Once Antiphon is officially cast will let you guys know. Tune in tomorrow & Friday for more cool stuff from the upcoming #DC #film which is shaping up to be really dope! #dccu #dccomics #cinematic #universe
Our featured video this week imagines the characters of Avengers: Age of Ultron movie as children. You will surely never watch the trailer the same way again, and we may just prefer this version that substitutes explosion noises for Whoosh and Pew! Pew!
[Images via Vertigo/ Disney Wikipedia]