The Geeky Weekly: September 13 – September 20September 20, 2015
Where does the time ago? It felt like just a few days ago we were lamenting the season finales of some of our favorite television shows. And now we are gearing up for the next round of complex storylines, heartbreaking characters, and sometimes, frustration over a plot that just doesn’t work.
∴ Nintendo suffered a great loss this past summer when President and CEO Satoru Iwata died on July 11. The fourth president of the video game company left a big gap to be filled. Nintendo announced during the week the next president, Tatsumi Kimishima. Kimishima is no stranger to heading up some visionary entertainment. He has served as President of The Pokemon Company, led Nintendo of America as CEO in the early 2000’s and has been the Managing Director of Nintendo Co. Ltd since 2013. Nintendo also confirmed it will continue Nintendo Directs and Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyu Takeda will serve on the board as Creative Fellow and Technology Fellow respectively. All the best luck to Kimishima!
∴ The Doctor Strange movie is still over a year away until it opens in theaters on November 6, 2016, but we now know one more Hollywood heavyweight who will star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Rachel McAdams confirmed to The Wrap at the Toronto International Film Festival she has joined the cast. No mention of who specifically she would be playing.
∴ The Supergirl TV show joins the growing legion of comic book shows on October 26. Iddo Goldberg will play Dr. T.O. Morrow, DC’s sometimes hero and other times villain the Red Tornado. The show released an image this week of Goldberg as the Red Tornado.
∴ There had been so much excitement over the summer about the sequel to Pacific Rim, but over the week, the geeky dreams were crushed when it was announced Pacific Rim 2 was halted, indefinitely. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter it is due to growing tensions between Legendary and Universal over some flopped films. The sequel had originally been given an August 2017 release date, but now it is uncertain if the film will see the light of day then.
∴ Doctor Who has just returned to television but before the season 9’s premiere some rather upsetting news filled the news feeds of Whovians everywhere. Companion Clara Oswald will be exiting the show during the present season. Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara, announced she will be leaving to take the role of Queen Victoria in an ITV production. Whovians will be sad to see her leave, but we wish her the best.