The Geeky Weekly: September 27 – October 4October 4, 2015
Welcome back to another edition of the Geeky Weekly, and another week where we endeavor to bring you a rundown of some of the weeks’ top headlines.
This upcoming week, The GCE is headed to New York to partake in the grand social gathering known as New York Comic Con. Tweet at us to hand and gush over anything. With that said, the Geeky Weekly will be taking a break next week and will return October 18.
In more housekeeping news, this week the Geek Chic Elite opened the Etsy doors to the GCE Marketplace. You’ll find all your favorite nerd craft needs, and almost everyday there are new additions. Need a cute Halloween accessory for your geeky themed costume, or if you shop early for Christmas, it is definitely worth your time.
∴ D’OH NOOOO! Recently, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean. What came up in the interview was outlook for the groundbreaking and iconic television show. Jean says the show is likely to end after it’s 30th season. The Simpsons is currently entering its 28th season.
∴ Just like we will be in attendance at New York Comic Con, Batman producer Michael Uslan says there will be a big Batman announcement dropping during the convention. As a guest on the podcast Fan Theory, Uslan was unclear on where the news would come from, as DC and Warner Brothers have several panels during the convention. We will keep our eyes and ears peeled when we are on the floor.
∴ A sequel to Disney’s live-action Enchanted has a name. The self-depreciating musical rom-com’s working title is Disenchanted. David Stem and David Weiss are attached as writers and rumors point to Anne Fletcher to direct the project. There is no word on whether the original cast- Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel will be returning.
∴ It seems to be the train to jump on, but Mass Effect is looking towards the theme park treatment. The Mass Effect 4D experience is planned to open in 2016 for Great America’s Action Theater. Electronic Arts teamed up with the theater to work on a motion-based ride complete with 3D and live visuals.
∴ The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is around the bend opening in theaters on November 20. The final poster features Katniss Everdeen shooting an arrow in front of an emblazoned mockingjay. On top the poster reads Nothing Can Prepare You For the End. Here, look for youself:
∴ Watchmen came out in theaters in 2009 from director Zack Snyder and now there is talk that Snyder has been visiting with HBO to develop a series based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic graphic novel. Collider originally noted the talks but mentioned that HBO entertains a lot of ideas that don’t get off the ground.
∴ Marvel is in development with another series for ABC that is not the Mockingbird/Lance Hunter spin-off (although that is currently in production as well). Damage Control looks to lighten up the Marvel Cinematic Universe centering around the cleaning crew who sweeps the mess up post-superhero conflicts. Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and The Daily Show’s Ben Karlin are executive producing the show.
∴ Thor: Ragnarok may have a director. The apocalyptic third Thor movie, the last solo film before Avengers: Infinity Wars, is circling around Flight of the Conchords’ director Taika Waititi. Thor: Ragnarok is slated for November 3, 2017.