The Geeky Weekly: November 14- November 21November 22, 2015
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∴ Prolific comic book writer Frank Miller is coming back with The Dark Knight. While Brian Azzarello’s third installment of the Batman trilogy was thought to be the last, Miller confirmed he would be penning a fourth book. According to Miller, this fourth book won’t come to fruition until Miller has read Azzarello’s book.
∴ Hear ye, hear ye, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is returning. After running a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $2 million in funds, the comic science fiction will rise again. The original series was canceled in 1999, but show runner Joe Hodgson expressed revival talks in 2014. MTS3K is slotted for three new episodes, with upwards of having 12, and will be hosted by Nerdist’s Jonah Ray.
∴ Setting aside Internet rumors, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer confirmed that Marvel would be continuing their plans on the Iron Fist Netflix series. Internet rumors suggested that Marvel was having difficulty panning out the Iron Fist series and may be doing an Iron Fist movie for Netflix instead. Marvel had originally announced there would be four standalone Netflix series; Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, and an accumulation show called The Defenders.
∴ Goddess Hera and mother Hippolyta have blessed us, sending us an image of the prodigal daughter from her standalone movie. The Wonder Woman movie will hit theaters in 2017, and principal filming will take place in the UK, France and Italy. The film will be directed by Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot will of course reprise the role after starring in Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Peep the Big Ben in the background:
∴ Five years ago, Marvel did not have a single female-led comic title. In 2015, that number has changed drastically, with Marvel having female fronted 17 titles… and counting. The latest Marvel hero to get her own book is Mockingbird. Mockingbird, also known as Bobbi Morse, has seen resurgence in popularity; perhaps due to her portrayal by Adrianne Palicki in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, and her soon-to-be offshoot show Marvel’s Most Wanted. Mockingbird’s book will be written by Chelsea Cain and drawn by Kate Niemczyk. The title focuses around Mockingbird’s fallout with Director Fury after being saved with the super soldier serum and the Infinity Formula.