The Geeky Weekly: November 1 – November 8November 8, 2015
Post-Halloween week is always a bummer. As we pack up our spooky decorations, tuck away our cosplays and costumes and map out our frivolities for next year, let us take a moment to catch up with the geeky news grabbing the headlines.
And, as always, enjoy!
∴ Daniel Fleetwood entered headlines last week with a plea to make a dream come true. Fleetwood is a super-fan of the Star Wars franchise and has been excited to see The Force Awakens since the franchise installment was announced However, Fleetwood was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called spindle cell sarcoma. In September, he was given the grim prognosis of having two months to live. The outlook was that Fleetwood would not be able to see The Force Awakens, which comes out on Dec. 18. Fleetwood rallied the forces of the Internet with #ForceforDaniel and got a wish granted, to see The Force Awakens in November, since he may not live until the premiere. On Thursday, November 5, Fleetwood and his wife got the call, from J.J. Abrams, that he would b getting his wish.
∴ Along with those stellar pictures that were released this week from the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie, we also learned that 1920’s New York wizards use the term ‘no-maj’ as their word of choice for Muggles. The announcement has divided the Internet, but New York certainly has its own lexicon, and we wonder if more uniquely New York wizarding worlds will enter this new chapter to the Harry Potter franchise.
∴ The Flash has been chasing the Professor Zoom storyline this season, but we hadn’t seen pictures of the series antagonist until this week. Zoom will be showing up this upcoming week in the episode Enter Zoom.
∴ While we’ve been getting lots of others news about other video games turned into movies, we still have more to add. CD Projekt Red is entering the arena with a movie adaptation of their popular game, The Witcher. The movie is expected to come out in 2017 and is said to not follow any previous plots of the series.
∴ Like it needed to be said, but Universal is going forward with a Jurassic World trilogy. Jurassic World, that incredibly teeny tiny movie, that practically no one saw, made 1.6 billion at the global box office. Director Colin Trevorrow reportedly has had the idea of the trilogy since its inception.