The Geeky Weekly: May 3 – May 9May 10, 2015
The week just seemed to fly by, and so did the geeky news. It’s been over a full week now since Avengers: Age of Ultron has been out internationally, but it wasn’t the only newsworthy tidbit of the week.
∴ We reveled in May the Fourth this week, which supplied a whole bunch of fun Star Wars: The Force Awakens news and goodies. The one that caught my eye the most surrounds the rumor about the second Star Wars movie in this current trilogy. Are you ready for a movie surrounding the Boba Fett and his origin story? Of course you are.
∴ This week we got a first look at Game of Thrones badass Maisie Williams on the set of Doctor Who. Here she is kicking it with Peter Capaldi, and she’s dressed as some kind of pirate or 1700’s bandit. There’s no word on the kind of character she’s guest starring as, but Doctor Who will return this autumn.
∴ In Vanity Fair’s latest issue there was confirmation from Lucasfilm that a new Indiana Jones is in the works. Now that Disney owns Lucasfilm, studio head Kathleen Kennedy says there will one day be a new Indiana Jones. Who do you think is worthy to fill Harrison Ford’s shoes and don the iconic hat and whip?
∴ Throwing blue shells at your friends or pulling the Master Sword out of the stone may become very real theme park attractions. Universal Studios is planning to bring Nintendo games to the parks. Universal says characters and games will be brought to life at their Hollywood, Orlando, Japan and Singapore locations. With fingers cross we are hoping for a Rainbow Road Rollercoaster.
∴ In the Marvel corner of the world Emily VanCamp and Shelock actor and part-time Hobbit Martin Freeman are signed off to the Captain America: Civil War cast. The main cast, already larger then Avengers: Age of Ultron has as least 16 major players. Freeman isn’t the only Sherlock actor, his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch will be Doctor Strange. Civil War started production this week as well, with the MCU’s Bucky Barnes, Sebastian Stan, sharing what is believed as the first set photo.
∴ While speculation had been mounting for months, Hugh Jackman announced that his third solo Wolverine film will be his last. Jackman first appeared with the adamantium blades in the year 2000. Jackman made the announcement on the Dr. Oz show, citing it just felt right for this to be the last film.
∴ Constantine is one of the many shows to get the network axe this year. However, there is a glimmer of hope that the show may return on a different network or picked up online. Arrow’s Stephen Amell even said at Wizard World Philadelphia if Constantine gets resurrected he would be more then happy to star in a crossover.
No funny video this weekend, but instead I’m sharing a funny picture stemming from that Microsoft age guessing app that has ben clogging up my newsfeeds the past week. If there is one thing Avengers: Age of Ultron didn’t cover, it was, the actual age of Ultron. So here’s your answer…
And P.S. Happy Mother’s Day!