Some weeks are more quiet then others, and as we sail deeper into the month of holiday cheer, news has been a little on the thin side. Never fear, because there is still plenty of news for the Geeky Weekly to deliver. Take a break from your holiday shopping, relax, and curl up to the news you may have missed. You’re going to need all the relaxation you can get as shows hit their winter break and leave you desperate for more.
Oh, and happy first day of Hanukkah, friends!
∴ If you’re like us, and we know you are, chances are you salivated over that new trailer DC dropped this week for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. We got lots of more action, more Wonder Woman and oh yeah, Doomsday. Lex Luthor’s eccentric tech start-up self played by Jesse Eisenberg. No baldness yet though. The trailer surfaced on the mid-winter break for Gotham. The movie fulfills our wishes on March 25, 2016.
Check out the trailer again below:
∴ In more movie news, Thor: Ragnarok is edging further in production, tapping critically acclaimed indie writer Stephany Folsom to the screenwriting team. Folsom has previously written 1969: A Space Odyssey or How Kubrick Learned to Stop Worrying and Land on the Moon. She joins Thor: Ragnarok writers Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle. Folsom is also reportedly working on another Disney owned project titled The Princess of North Sudan. Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi and will hit theaters on July 28, 2017.
Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk will be joining Thor in Ragnarok.
∴ Several weeks ago we announced that Pikachu was coming to Build-A-Bear, and now we have the photo to back up the information. Pikachu is available for pre-order and will be available in North American, European and Australian Build-A-Bear Workshops early next year. You can pre-order Pikachu here.
If Build-A-Bear opens to more Pokémon, which ones would you like to see? You’ll have to stuff them all.
∴ Samurai Jack dazzled kids in the early-2000’s, and in 2016 Adult Swim is bringing back the series. The series in its first run won four Primetime Emmy Awards, a big accomplishment for a children’s series. Show runner Genndy Tartakovsky is back on for the revival.
∴ Peter Jackson has been a lifelong Whovian just like every one else and he is living every fan’s dream by directing an episode of the series next year. The Lord of the Rings director announced that he will be directing a Doctor Who episode himself via a Facebook video. In the tongue and cheek video (Jackson is polishing his Oscars and there’s a copy of The Silmarillion post-it noted on the table), Jackson appears to be a bit of a luddite after not responding to Steven Moffat’s emails. There are a couple other little Easter eggs as well as Peter Capaldi jumping in. View the post here:
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