The Geeky Weekly: September 6 – September 13September 13, 2015
It’s Sunday, the start of a new week and for plenty of geeky news to take over our minds. The drop in temperature announces Fall television is just a few weeks away, so finish up outstanding projects and prep yourselves. We’re in for a very full Fall schedule and you’ll need as much free time as possible to watch all the good stuff!
∴ Gamers will be booking flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia by the plane-full in a few years. That’s because, Ubisoft, video game developer for Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy series, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, and many other prolific titles, is opening up an indoor theme park. Fans can expect doors to open in 2020, and are promised by Ubisoft Motion Pictures that guests experience will be like none other, featuring rides, shows, and other video game based attractions.
∴ The last time we saw The Red Wolf in an ongoing series was in 1976. Marvel’s Native American hero is getting a new series starting in December. The Red Wolf series is a part of the 1872 Western faction of Marvel’s ongoing Battleworld event. Writing the project is Nathan Edmonson and Dalibor Talajić has been tapped as the artist. For covers and consultation on the series, Jeffrey Veregge, a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Trible of Kingston, Washington will add to the series.
∴ The standalone Wonder Woman movie comes closer to reality. Filming for the movie was confirmed to start in November. Producer Deborah Snyder confirmed that director Patty Jenkins will begin the project in November with an anticipated release date of June 23, 2017. Gal Gadot is also confirmed for the project as well as Chris Pine.
∴ Neil Gaiman’s widely popular American Gods book moved forward to its small screen debut. David Slade, the mind behind Hannibal has been selected to direct the pilot by Starz. Starz picked up the book adaptation after it was dropped from HBO.
∴ This week we got a few more peeks at DC’s Legends of Tomorrow series. The first official photos of Hawkgirl and Hawkman were released. Ciara Renée plays Kendra Saunders, Hawkgirl, and Falk Hentschel is Carter Hall. They will first appear in a crossover with Arrow and The Flash before the show kicks off for the CW sometime in early 2016.
∴ Dark Horse Comics has a new Editor-in-Chief. Former senior editor Dave Marshall has stepped forward into the position previously held by Scott Allie. Marshall has been with Dark Horse Comics since 2004 and has edited titles like Star Wars, B.P.R.D., Tomb Raider, and more.
∴ It is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scenario, but the Disney powerhouse has dropped the first look into their new Jungle Book adaptation. It’s super quick, but the footage from Jon Favreau’s live-action Jungle Book has Disney magic written all over it.