Geeky News, What you need to know: December 2, 2016

Is anyone else counting the day until 2016 is over? I know it can’t be just me… right?  Regardless, we have just a few weeks left in the year...

Is anyone else counting the day until 2016 is over? I know it can’t be just me… right?  Regardless, we have just a few weeks left in the year and we’re sure that there’s plenty to discuss before 2017 hits. Here are your buzzworthy talking points for the weekend.

 

THE BEST

 

Rogue One:  We’re seeing the final few weeks of marketing before the Star Wars spinoff hits, and Disney has already started to see their box office wins. According to Fandango and Movietickets, Rogue One sold more tickets in a 24-hour window than any other film.  Talk about a major payday!

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In addition to that, we’ve learned that Rogue One writer Tony Gilroy will be getting a serious payday as well thanks to lots and lots of reshoots. His salary has been bumped from around $200k to $5m when all is said and done.  Hey Lucasfilm, you hiring?

 

The Kingkiller Chronicle:  If you’re still waiting to see Hamilton, you might be satiated by this news! Lin-Manuel Miranda is the creative director behind a just-announced adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle, a series by cult author Patrick Rothfuss. The series follows an innkeeper who tells the stories from his past life as a master magician and warrior.  Music is a big part of the series, so we’re excited to see how this project turns out!

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THE WORST

 

DC: No, we’re not saying that DC is in general “the worst,” but we are pretty concerned with a quote from Warner Brothers’ chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara.  In a recent Q&A, he dissed DC TV projects and praised the “big franchises” that DC is putting in theaters, saying that those are becoming “more and more important.” We get that not everything is created equal, but insulting your TV projects that have actually been super successful? That’s pretty harsh, even for the corporate overlords.

 

STAR POWER  

 

Bryan Fuller: The former Star Trek: Discovery showrunner is officially out of the crew. Fuller confirmed that he is no longer involved with the new Star Trek series. Officially, he’s totally focused on American Gods (his next upcoming project), but officially – his relationship with CBS is on the rocks.

 

Masi Oka: There have been a lot of Death Note adaptations, but we’re particularly excited for Netflix’s to-be-dated version – especially since they cast Masi Oka as well as had him on the project as a producer. We’ve got faith in you, Hiro!

 

Billy Dee Williams: From one franchise to another – Williams will be voicing Two-Face in the upcoming Lego Batman Movie. We’re in!

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Katheryn Winnick: The Vikings star has expressed interest on social media in being the first movie version of Black Canary. We’ve seen Black Canary kick butt on TV and we’ve seen Winnick kick butt as a Viking, so we think this pairing is pretty cool.

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Cody Rhodes: From WWE to Arrow to king of the Inhumans? Rhodes is another star who has expressed interest in portraying a superhero on-screen. He’s certainly got the muscles for Black Bolt, but would Marvel actually cast him? It’s TBD.

 

THE KEEP-AN-EYE OUT FOR

 

Inhumans: The upcoming ABC series/IMAX collaboration has officially landed a premiere date – Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

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