The Geeky Weekly: May 24 – May 31May 31, 2015
Well look what we have here, another week to highlight. This past week, or rather the past few weeks, it feels like there has just been spoiler after spoiler pictures and videos of DC’s Suicide Squad. Director David Ayer took to social media to inform the masses this past week that we haven’t seen anything yet. Huh. That better not be an overstatement.
∴ Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt’s Wilson Eisner-award winning comic series The Wicked and the Divine is headed to television. Universal Television has picked up the series, which began in June 2014 for Image Comics. WicDic as a television series can be a seriously cool thing, as it follows a group of young adults who have superhuman powers due to being reincarnations of different mythological gods.
∴ Disney usually does dish out movies that flop, if they did our childhoods would be a lot less magical. In the wake of Tomorrowland’s less than stellar reception, Disney has pulled the cord on another project we had covered here. The third Tron movie has been axed, for now. The halt in production doesn’t mean it is completely off the radar for a future movie, but it also isn’t clear there will be one as well.
∴ BOOM! Studios isn’t a household name just yet, but with 20th Century Fox picking up Lumberjanes for a movie deal, it just may get the privilege. Reportedly writer Will Widger has been hired to pen the script. Lumberjanes is a comic book series that focuses on supernatural occurrences at a summer camp. The series is the creative efforts of Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen.
∴ Ryan Reynolds has been a social media maven in the past few months while filming the Deadpool movie. On May 29, Reynolds tweeted the movie wrapped filming. Deadpool is related to the 20th Century Fox’s X-Men. The film is slated to be released February 12 of next year.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 29, 2015
∴ Marvel Studios is hoping to find the Jane Foster’s, Jemma Simmons’ and Hope Van Dyne’s of the world. As part publicity stunt for the upcoming Ant-Man movie and part-good willed push to inspire STEM among teen girls, Marvel, Disney, and Raspberry Pi have launched the Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge. U.S. teen girls from the ages of 14-18 have until June 11 to build their own invention that utilizes micro technology. Winners will get to participate in workshops and meet Disney Imagineers at Disneyland.
∴ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has been filming for a little while now, and while Stephen Amell and Megan Fox have been seen shooting, we now know who is playing Shredder and Karai. Shredder will be played by Brian Tee and Karai by Brittany Ishibashi.
Blood and violence isn’t really the direction LEGO takes, but in this fan-imagined video, you get what it would be like in a first-person shooter LEGO game. Enjoy!