The Geeky News you need to know for the
week of December 16th
Happy Rogue One weekend, everybody! Any Star Wars fan who actively hates spoilers will already have seen the film by now, but in the event that your tickets are for Monday or later (the horror!!) here is some news to keep you occupied instead.
Gotham City Sirens: Time to rev up your Harleys, fans, because Harley Quinn is officially headed back to the big screen! It was confirmed this week that the next big screen appearance of Harley Quinn will be in a David Ayer-helmed adaptation of Gotham City Sirens. Aside from Margot Robbie, who will, of course, be reprising the role of Harley Quinn, it’s unknown who will star in the film. Rumor has it that Catwoman and Poison Ivy are set to appear, with the latter potentially being portrayed by Megan Fox.
Deadpool: It’s about time that superhero movies are taken seriously, and we have the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to thank for taking a step in the right direction. On Monday, Deadpool was nominated for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy Category) and it will compete for the Globe against award-worthy heavy hitters like La La Land. Ryan Reynolds was also nominated for his performance, so Deadpool has the possibility of taking home more than one award that night.
Warner Brothers: The blowback from bad film reception continues for DC, as Greg Silverman – Warner Brothers’ Head of Production – stepped down this week. While he’ll be starting his own production company on the WB lot, it’s important to note that the majority of the time – “stepped down” actually means “fired.” I’d feel bad for Silverman, except he was bad at his job and needed to go.
Ben Mendelsohn: The Rogue One baddie is continuing his hot streak – Mendelsohn is finalizing plans to play the Sheriff of Nottingham in Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins. Jamie Foxx, Taron Egerton, and Eve Hewson are also set to star.
Patrick Wilson: So much for Black Manta…? Patrick Wilson has signed on to Aquaman and will play the classic villain Ocean Master, who is also the half-brother of Arthur Cury (the titular Aquaman). Let’s hope that DC has learned that more villains don’t make for a better movie, hmm?
Ducktales: Yes, we know Ducktales is a cartoon and not a celebrity, but the star-studded voice cast of the upcoming reboot is too good not to include. Danny Pudi (Community), Bobby Moynihan and Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), and DAVID TENNANT (Doctor Who) are just some of the voices for the upcoming Disney XD show. We couldn’t be more thrilled.
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Star Trek Discover: We know the show won’t premiere until May, but we’re still excited for the plethora of casting news we received this week. The show not only cast a trio of Klingons, but they also cast Walking Dead actress Sonequa Martin-Green as the show’s first black female non-captain lead. We are thrilled with this, but yes – we’re worried for Sasha!!
Patience: Focus Features acquired the rights to Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel Patience this week. The story follows a man’s journey through time to stop his wife from dying. It’s a trippy book, meaning that it’s going to make a great (and trippy) movie.
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