The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Divided We Stand
Greetings, fellow fangirls and fanboys! This week we have lots of comicbook news, mostly of the Marvel variety~ Also new seasons and new books! Here’s how the week started:
The way Independence Day: Resurgence ended obviously meant they were hoping to make a sequel. And here is Roland Emmerich talking about exactly where he wanted to take this possible third installment:
The next one will be an intergalactic journey. It’ll be [set] maybe a year or two later, not 20 years [on]. I want to maintain this group of people, especially the young characters, and Jeff [Goldblum] and Brent [Spiner] will take part in it. It’ll be fun to keep that group together.” Would this famously sequel-shy filmmaker hand the reins to another director? Not likely. “Will I definitely direct it? Oh yes. I’d never, ever let someone else do it.
Well, Emmerich might hope for a sequel all he wants, but the people (at least the US people) has spoken, they’d rather keep watching Finding Dory than Independence Day: Resurgence. The newest Pixar movie earned a projected $73.2 million in its second weekend, while Resurgence earned $41.6 million.
John Boyega gave us serious hints that he’s working on something new with Joe Cornish, the director of Attack The Block… you know, that cool sci-fi movie where I met Boyega for the first time! Kid is getting work left, right and center and it warms the cockles of my heart~
Bryan Cranston teased more about Zordon’s backstory for the Power Rangers movie:
The tenant of that storyline is that this is a real person who is trapped in this ether-world, and it becomes this in-the-wall so to speak of this lair, this command center. He still has a heart and mind, but an agenda that he’s gotta get these five Power Rangers to defend the Earth, or else everyone they know will be killed.
In comicbook news, here’s one of the many teasers for Marvel NOW! we are getting lately, and it depicts Thor Odinson (as in not just Thor who is currently female) and Spider-Man Miles Morales. Damn, Thor Odinson is rocking a new look! His flowing locks are gone, he has a full beard, and a brand new outfit! Morales remains his cute regular self.
Let’s celebrate Captain America‘s 75th anniversary with Marvel Games! This, of course, joins the launch of Captain America: Steve Rogers comic book series, ABC’s Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years anniversary special, and new consumer product lines featuring the new design of Captain America. Since I currently only play one Marvel game, let’s check what I could be getting:
Marvel Avengers Academy (Mobile Game): World War II Captain America – Captain America dons his classic uniform to take Avengers Academy’s training and adventures to the next level.
Benedict Wong talked about the new direction of his Doctor Strange role (also named Wong) in the film, and how it’s different from the comics.
I’m certainly not going to be the tea-making manservant. We’re heading in a different direction. He’s more of a drill sergeant. There isn’t any martial arts for Wong in Doctor Strange actually, he’s more of a drill sergeant to Kamar-Taj. He’s one of the masters of sorcery.
Jon Bernthal is “tremendously excited” about the Daredevil spinoff he’s getting, The Punisher, but he knows nothing about it… or so he claims~
I look at it as a real joy and a real responsibility and a real honor to play Frank Castle. I feel like he’s in my bones now and he’s in my heart. I’m ready to keep going with him. As far as what this show’s going to be, and what it’s going to be about, and when it’s going to shoot, and where it’s going to shoot and all that, unfortunately I don’t know anything.
Game Of Thrones‘ showrunners, David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, talked about that awesome season 6 finale:
Those last images from the show that aired last night showed that Daenerys is finally coming back to Westeros; Jon Snow is king of the North and Cersei is sitting on the Iron Throne. And we know the Night King is up there, waiting for all of them. The pieces are on the board now. Some of the pieces have been removed from the board and we are heading toward the end game.