Geekritique News Roundup – Week of 04/27/14


April 27, 2014

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – After three weeks at #1, it finally falls to #2 at the box office as The Other Woman takes it’s place.
  • Sailor Moon Crystal – Anime cast announced.
  • Attack on Titan – The English dubbed trailer for Cartoon Network’s Toonami appears.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Cool new look at Karen Gillan’s Nebula.
  • Anime – Parents pick their top ten manga choices for their kids in new poll.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Passes $130M worldwide.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe – Joe Quesada confirms the Netflix series(pl) will be set in the MCU.
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Now the highest grossing April release ever.
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – Scarlet Witch was cut from the film.
  • Justice League – Zack Snyder is confirmed to being director for Justice League after the Man of Steel sequel.
  • Justice League – Most likely date of release will be May 5th, 2017.
  • Justice League – There’s a rumor floating around the Matt Damon will play Aquaman.

April 28, 2014

  • Comics – Marvel comics unveils plans for a big Avengers/X-Men crossover event.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Ophelia Lovibond talks about being The Collector’s daughter.
  • Penny Dreadful – Watch the full first episode online now.
  • Doctor Who – The Day of the Doctor received the BAFTA for ‘Special, Visual & Graphic Effects,’ while An Adventure in Space and Time won the BAFTA for ‘Make Up and Hair Design.’
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Looks like Stan Lee WILL make a cameo appearance.
  • Warner Bros. – They reveal that they have NINE DC comics adaptions heading to the big screen. We already know of Batman/Superman and Justice League.
  • Star Wars VII – Oscar Isaac is eyed for the upcoming film role and Harrison Ford is said to have a major role in the upcoming trilogy.

April 29, 2014

April 30, 2014

  • Sailor Moon Crystal – Set to run 26 episodes.
  • Doctor Who – Receives two new writers for Series 8! Peter Harness and Jamie Mathieson join the boys club.
  • Terminator: Genesis – Aaron Williamson will play another T-800.
  • Wolverine 3 – Hugh Jackman is 99.9% sure that Wolverine 3 will be his last hurrah with the character.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man – Marc Webb, director of both TASM flicks reveals he’d love to see an Avengers or X-Men crossover.
  • Doctor Who – Steven Moffat explains his decision not to include Christopher Eccleston in ‘that’ regeneration.
  • Fantastic Four – Actor Time Blake Nelson is set to play villain Mole Man in the sequels to the upcoming reboot.
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron – Andy Serkis to help Mark Ruffalo with the motion capture for the Hulk.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – reaches $150M worldwide at the box office.

May 1, 2014

  • Doctor Who – New Doctor Who book coming, introducing the War Doctor to the range in “Engines of War.”
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe – Lou Ferrigno claims (again) that Marvel plans to do an Incredible Hulk sequel after Avengers: AOU.
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – the official title card has been released.

May 2, 2014

May 3, 2014

  • Marvel Cinematic Universe – Marvel and NASA are teaming up with Times Square Discovery for a new exhibit in NYC called S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
  • X-Men – James Marsden talks about potentially returning as Cyclops in future X-Men projects.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Check out some alternate outfits they threw around for Spider-Man. Glad they stuck with the usual…

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