Week in Geek, episode 12, recorded 11/8/17. News since last recording, including: Amazon developing a Lord of the Rings show; Fox news including renewing The Orville and A Christmas Story Live; Disney news including their fight with the Los Angeles Times, their potential purchase of parts of Fox, what this means for their streaming service, casting for The Lion King, and the MCU passing $5 billion domestic ticket sales; DC news including Wonder Woman now being the highest grossing origin story, Justice League’s 2-hour cap, and the poaching of Brian Michael Bendis on the comics side; and the mixed reception for Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express. We’ll be back with more Week in Geek in January!
This is a really skimpy year for comic book movie adaptations. Unlike the next several years – with so many movies just from Marvel and DC, plus some from Fox and then who knows how many independent comics will make their way to the screen!
This year though? I know of four. Yep, four. And the comics movies tend to stake their claim on a date early: just look at those Marvel and DC links above! I don’t think we’ll be adding much to it. So I may read a book or two to supplement! I’ve already read the short story that inspired Predestination, after all! We may even end up renting a couple of these as well instead of seeing them in theaters. So what am I reading? Read on for the (short) list!
When I saw his name randomly scroll past during the credits of the movie The Avengers, as a consultant, I knew I had to write a post a bit about him. And this made the most sense in terms of Marvel’s current marketing campaign, Marvel Now! So, note I have not necessarily done any research here, this is just my observations. Continue reading →