This Week in Geek

  • The sequel to The Muppets starts filming in London in January and will feature more songs by Bret McKenzie (Bleeding Cool)
  • Screen Junkies finally made an “honest trailer” for The Amazing Spider-Man (spoilers).
  • The pilot for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D TV series directed by Joss Whedon will start filming in January. (Bleeding Cool)
  • Skyfall‘s director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan are making a vampire hunter TV series. (io9)
  • The Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood & Chrome (featuring Will Adama as a pilot in the Cylon Wars) is finally going to air online starting today as webisodes (EW)
  • Who’s directing Star Wars: Episode VII? Is it Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class)?  Is it Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed)? (Collider/Bleeding Cool)
  • Whoever is directing, it appears Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) has already plotted out the next Star Wars trilogy and will likely be the writer of Episode VII. (Bleeding Cool)
  • Harrison Ford is open to returning to the role of Han Solo in the new trilogy. (EW)
  • Is Disney trying to buy Hasbro next? (MTV Geek)
  • Because no one demanded it, 70s/80s fantasy comic Elfquest might finally be getting a movie. (io9)
  • Stan Lee wants a bigger cameo in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I say give it to him as long as his character is named Jack Kirby. (Splash Page)
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned premieres in January. (TV Squad)
  • Neil Gaiman’s next Doctor Who episode will feature the Cybermen. (Bleeding Cool)
  • Mark Wahlberg is going to star in the next Transformers movie by Michael Bay. (Latino Review)
  • David Yates is going to direct Tarzan for Warner Bros. Yay for the resurrection of racist franchises! (Vulture)
  • At least someone agrees with me that Preacher should be a TV series not a movie. (Splash Page)
  • Shock surprise, Man of Steel is going to be in 3D. (Deadline Hollywood Daily)
  • One of the best ongoing comic series, Locke & Key, might be getting a movie trilogy. (Splash Page)
  • DC Comics decides to end it’s longest running series, Hellblazer, just so they can relaunch it. (MTV Geek)
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Brett Ratner are joining forces for Hercules. (Splash Page)
  • New trailers for World War Z (starring Brad Pitt), The Last Stand (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Les Misérables (Latino Review)
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