The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Oct 3, 2018
Miles Morales has company in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, an animated take created by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The film drops December 14th. The first trailer in June garnered 44 million views, and fans will get more of the storyline—which centers on teen Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) who finds he is the only spidey in his world, as portals to other versions open up—this time around.
Footage of what appears to be a Harry Potter video game under development was leaked on Reddit Tuesday. The video shows off RPG elements like a character creation screen, and shows a character running in a third-person perspective and making potions. Warner Bros. has since blocked the video.
Venom is set to bring a whole new side of Marvel Comics movies to the big screen this weekend, and now we have an idea of how critics are responding to it. Rotten Tomatoes recently updated their website with the preliminary score for Venom, which currently sits at 28% percent. Does this score scare you away from seeing it?
The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus never wants to leave the hit AMC show like some of the other stars did. Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon said, “I started on season one of the show, and I would love to bookend it.” He added , “I’ve put so much effort into this. For me to walk away now would seem so cowardly. It’s a fight every day, in a million different ways, but it’s a fight I’m invested in.”His comments come just after news of a deal worth upward of $20 million for him to stay with the series.
Amazon has given a series order to an adaptation of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time. Amazon Prime will launch the one-hour series in partnership with Sony Pictures (their first collab). The Wheel of Time has sold 90M+ books and is based in a sprawling universe filled with magic that only women can use. The series draws on elements of European and Asian culture. “Developing and producing Robert Jordan’s beloved fourteen-books-series for TV is a big undertaking, and we don’t take it lightly,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Event Series, Amazon Originals. “We believe that Rafe’s personal connection to the material and soulful writing will resonate with the book’s passionate fans.”
Michelle Williams will star as the late astronaut Christa McAuliffe in the drama The Challenger, centered on the 1986 Space Shuttle disaster. The tragedy took place when the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, including McAuliffe. McAuliffe was a New Hampshire high school teacher who was selected to join NASA’s Teacher in Space Project, and had been planning to conduct experiments and teach lessons from the Space Shuttle Challenger. She was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 2004.
One more superhero-oriented note before we wrap up today’s GBN. Did Marvel Studios try sneaking in a little something into Ant-Man & The Wasp?
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