The Geekend Review | February 22nd

The Geekend Review | February 22nd


The Geekend Review | taking a look back at the last week’s geek news.


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The Geekend Review, “the cool form of uncool before uncool became a thing”. We take a look at some of the more exciting news stories to have dropped over the last week.

After a few weeks off The Geekend Review returns with a load of comic book movie and TV news. From posters to teasers and casting news, every superhero geek should be well and truly satisfied with this week’s news offering.

Guardians Of The Galaxy could be the surprise package with the first trailer and subsequent promotional material setting the movie up to be something rather special. Enjoy.


Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy
We got our first look at the trailer for Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy this week and any doubts I had about how good a movie this could be evaporated in just two minutes and twenty six seconds. In my opinion, and bear in mind this only based on the trailer, the film seems to find the perfect balance between comedy and grit. Visually the movie looks stunning with Rocket Racoon and Groot in particular capturing my imagination.

What followed shortly after was a series of short profile videos that showcased each character. Chris Pratt (Voice of Emmett in The Lego Movie) plays Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek) takes the role of Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) is Drax The Destroyer while Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel voice Rocket Racoon and Groot respectively.

As you’d expect from Marvel, Benicio Del Toro appears as The Collector having had a brief role in the end of credits segment at the end of Thor: The Dark World. Equally interesting in particular for UK readers is the casting of Peter Serafinowicz as a Nova Corps Officer. For those who don’t know, he is the actor who utters the line “What an A hole” in the trailer.

In cinemas from August 1st 2014.


The Fantastic Four Reboot Cast Confirmed

Fantastic Four Casting

The cast of The Fantastic Four reboot has been revealed as (From left to right), Mike Teller (Divergent) as Reed Richards / Mr Fantastic, Kate Mara (24) as Sue Storm / The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan (The Wire) as Johnny Storm / The Human Torch and British actor Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Ben Grimm / The Thing.

The Fantastic Four is set for release in June 2015.


Gotham

Jada Pinkett-Smith becomes the latest name to be cast in the forthcoming television series that will revolve around Commissioner Gordon’s rise to prominence in Gotham years before Batman’s arrival. At the time a detective, Gordon will be played by Ben McKenzie (Junebug).

Pinkett-Smith (The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions) is set to play a character called Fish Mooney. But what do we know about Mooney this far? She’s a ruthless gang leader and nightclub owner who is likely to exist as the main bad girl of season one as the character of Oswald Cobblepot develops into the Penguin. Cobblepot is to be played by Robin Taylor.

Rumours are also abound that Mooney could be Catwoman’s mother and if Gotham proves to be popular a spin-off Young Catwoman series could follow.


Matt Ryan
Constantine

deadline.com has announced that Welsh actor Matt Ryan has been cast in the role of John Constantine for an NBC television production to be made by Warner Bros based on the DC Comics character.

The series will revolve around Constantine (who was portrayed on the big screen by Keanu Reeves back in 2005) as a reluctant super-natural detective who protects us from evil dark forces.

From the Deadline article:

“John Constantine is described as a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager.”


X-Men Days Of Future Past

Finally in this unashamedly tv and movie centric edition of The Geekend Review, The Flickering Myth have revealed a number of high res images from Bryan Singer’s latest directorial effort X-Men Days Of Future Past.

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Will Harrison

About the author | Will Harrison

Founder of The Unheard Nerd. A husband and father of two girls, Will is a fan of Nerdcore Hip-Hop, a comics fiend, a podcast host and champion of independent nerd culture. | Follow will on twitter: @TheUnheardNerd

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