This Week in Geek

 

  • Marvel released the first trailer for Iron Man 3 It’s directed by one of my favorites, Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang also starring Robert Downey, Jr.). I have no idea what this story is about (and Ben Kingsley as Mandarin makes me cringe racially) but I’m there opening weekend.
  • The red-band trailer for the Evil Dead remake also came out this week.  They seem to be going for a straight gorefest without any of the humor of Sam Raimi’s cult classic but it looks interesteing.  Warning: the trailer is VERY gory. (io9)
  • Talking about remakes, Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy finally has a release date (Splash Page)
  • What happens when you combine Breaking Bad with Taylor Swift? “Breaking Swift”, of course. Warning: contains spoilers for season five. (io9)
  • It looks like Wanted 2 is going to happen. (Bleeding Cool)
  • It also looks like Crossbones might be one of the villains in Captain America:  The Winter Solider. (Latino Review)
  • Could Idris Elba be the next James Bond whenever Daniel Craig decides to hang up his Walther PPK? (Shadow and Act)
  • Ming-Na Wen will star in Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV pilot. (Deadline Hollywood)
  • Lana Wachowski, co-creator of The Matrix, gave an amazing speech about her transgender experience. (Jezebel)
  • Apparently the upcoming Wolverine film won’t be a prequel as previously thought. (Splash Page)
  • Matthew Vaughn has dropped out of directing X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Could Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2: X-Men United) take his spot? (Splash Page)
  • Because no one demanded it, Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning to the role…of Conan the Barbarian. (Vulture)
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2 thoughts on “This Week in Geek

  1. Oh, I know but it’s a lost opportunity to cast an Asian actor in a major role. Ben Kingsley is always cast for ethnically ambiguous roles. I also wish they didn’t go with the “Fu Manchu” version of Mandarin as opposed to his more modern/corporate incarnation.

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