Welcome to the first edition of the Cynobs Week of Geek! Covering the hottest news stories that broke this week centered on many of our favorite franchises!
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1. Fantastic Four: Coming Of Age Origin
This past weekend, Simon Kinberg, screenwriter for the new Fantastic Four reboot that is set to start filming shortly, was doing a promotional tour for the soon to be released X-Men: Days of Future Past at WonderCon. Kinberg broke down some more details about what fans can expect with the Fantastic Four film in which a lot of details are still pretty sketchy.
Up this point, fans know that the following casting decisions have been made: Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm. Also attached to the project is Chronicle director Josh Trank.
Kinberg went on to say the following about the project:
“We’re definitely telling a younger story than the original films did. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is.”
It will be exciting to see a younger cast of actors portray the fantastic family, especially moving forward as 20th Century Fox hopes to eventually crossover worlds with the Fantastic Four and X-Men franchises, establishing their own Marvel world.
The Fantastic Four has a scheduled June 19, 2015 release date.
2. Star Wars: Rebels First Clip Revealed
Since the heart breaking decision was made to cancel Star Wars: The Clone Wars, fans have eagerly been anticipating the return to a galaxy far, far away to the animated small screen. Along with the announcement of Clone Wars being canceled, it was also announced that a new show would be coming called Star Wars: Rebels.
Rebels will take place between Episode III and IV covering the emergence and rise of the Rebel Alliance. This week at WonderCon, fans were treated to a new clip of the upcoming show in which a new character named Hara was introduced. Take a look below!
There’s no doubt that Rebels looks to use inspiration from the original trilogy in this short clip, as the style and action are very exciting. Little is known about which characters will be making cameos on the series but it has to be assumed that many fan favorites will be showing their faces.
Star Wars: Rebels will invade our homes this Fall.
3. Joss Whedon Talks Age Of Ultron
The king of Marvel himself Joss Whedon was talking about his next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron with Empire Online this week. Whedon took the time to talk about some of the characters that will be making an appearance in Age of Ultron such as the returning heroes and newest additions to the story.
The most exciting part about the discussion however was his words about the main antagonist in the film, Ultron.
Whedon went on to say:
“I’m having a blast with Ultron…He’s not a creature of logic – he’s a robot who’s genuinely disturbed. We’re finding out what makes him menacing and at the same time endearing and funny and strange and unexpected, and everything a robot never is.”
Head on over to Empire Online to get the full interview with Joss Whedon.
Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters April 24, 2015.
Source: Empire Online
4. Production On new Terminator Begins – He’s Back!
It’s hard to believe that in short order we’ll being seeing the return of unquestionably the most famous killer / hero from the future. This week, principal photography has started on the newest Terminator film and you guessed it, he’s back! Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the actors involved in some of the first principal photography sessions for the new film
Although fans have known for while that Schwarzenegger would be attached to the new film, plot details are a bit scarce. Other cast members include Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese and Jason Clarke as John Connor along with Alan Taylor attached to the project to direct.
It’s all but assumed that the untitled Terminator project is a type of reboot with an older version of John Connor being cast and the film is to be the first of a new trilogy. There are also rumblings of an attempted new television show to be produced that will run hand-in-hand with the film franchise.
The Terminator reboot is scheduled to hit theaters July 1, 2015.
5. Star Wars Expanded Universe Status
Since the announcement of Star Wars: Episode VII, fans of the Star Wars Universe have been rejoicing at a return to the big screen. But there has been a large group of fans that have had major concerns about what the fate of the long established Expanded Universe (EU) would be.
The EU encompasses all things Star Wars that takes place outside of the realm of anything on screen. With the establishment of the Star Wars story group, a group of individuals that have been given the task of deciding what is canon and what isn’t, it was announced this week that only the films and TV shows are the true canon items up to this point in time.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy had this to say:
“We have an unprecedented slate of new Star Wars entertainment on the horizon…We’re set to bring Star Wars back to the big screen, and continue the adventure through games, books, comics, and new formats that are just emerging. This future of interconnected storytelling will allow fans to explore this galaxy in deeper ways than ever before.”
With Kennedy’s quote, it’s clear that all things media related would have a connection to the continuity of the films rather than all of the items that have come before the Disney acquisition. Anything that has been released up to this point will now fall under a banner known as Star Wars Legends – non-canonical parts that revolve around the characters in the Star Wars Universe but don’t impact the bigger narrative.
Below is a video that was released along with the news:
There you have it! Our inaugural edition of the Week of Geek! Let us know what you thought and check back with us on a normal basis!
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