In this section, you’ll find all recent headlines that you, as a pop culture aficionado, should not miss. We can’t all keep track of everything, so each week we’ll select the important news for you. We bring you our: Geekly News Round-Up!
Rumor: Chris Pine for Green Lantern
Umberto Gonzales from Latino Review served us another one of his HOT RUMORS last week: apparently WB/DC are hunting for Captain Kirk himself, Chris Pine, to play Green Lantern Hal Jordan in the upcoming Justice League and Green Lantern movies! He hasn’t decided yet, but it seems like he is their top choice. Gonzales was pretty dead on with a lot of his previous rumors (David Ayer for Suicide Squad and a lot of the DC castings), so there is definetly something to this. If it works out or not is still to be seen. Until then I can hold you over with this awesome manip of Pine as GL from Bosslogic. Let’s be honest here… from the looks alone, Pine would be perfect.
Suicide Squad finds its Rick Flagg, Plus Maybe Deathstroke
Suicide Squad news don’t take holidays, with week after week full of news, rumors and scoops. Last week, we finally found our replacement for Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg Jr. in Joel Kinnaman (who was great in “The Killing” and the “Robocop” remake). Kinnaman confirmed his casting after rumors surfaced in an interview for his current movie “Run All Night”.
On the rumor front, there have been more voices for Joe Manganiello to reunite with his “Sabotage” director to play Deathstroke as a potential foil for the Squad. Cinemablend is expecting the confirmation on that casting very soon, as Manganiello has just dropped out of another project, which would interfere with the shooting schedule of the upcoming DC movie. Apart from that he has been runner up for the role of Superman and Batman multiple times (losing out to Routh, then Cavil and Affleck), so it does seem like he would be eager to finally play a character like this.
Details For First Star Wars Stand Alone Film Revealed
Starwars.com was nice enough to share some juicy tidbits for two upcoming Star Wars movies last week. The title of the first stand alone film, following “The Force Awakens” is “Rogue One”, which is going to be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards. Felicity Jones (“The Theory Of Everything” and blink-and-you-miss-her Felicia Hardy in “Amazing Spider-man 2″) is going to star in the movie, which is slated to release on December 16th 2016.
Next to that they finally set a release date for “Episode VIII” on May 26th 2017. The 8th official Star Wars movie is going to be written and directed by the talented “Looper” and “Brick” director Rian Johnson.
A galaxy far far away seems to be in good hands.
Uncharted 4 Delayed
Ahem… Naughty Dog game director Neil Druckmann (“The Last of Us”) announced last week that upcoming PS4 exclusive “Uncharted 4″ has been pushed back into 2016.
“Since we showed you our first gameplay reveal of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, more of the game and story have come together, and it’s become clear to us that this game is much more ambitious than we originally envisioned. After spending so many years with Nathan Drake, he means a lot to the team, and telling the climactic chapter of his adventures is a task we don’t take lightly — this game deserves every bit of the attention to detail, precise pacing, and nuanced storytelling Naughty Dog is known for. So we’ve made the difficult choice of pushing the game’s release date. Giving us a few extra months will make certain that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End not only meets the team’s high standards, but the high standards that gamers have come to expect from a Naughty Dog title.
“Thank you for your patience — we know the extra wait will be excruciating, but you’ll see it will be worth it as we reveal more about Uncharted 4 over the next year. The team at Naughty Dog will be heads down working through 2015 making sure that Nathan Drake’s story gets the closure it deserves. Come Spring 2016, you and Nate are in for one thrilling, emotional ride.”
Well… more time to replay Arkham Knight over and over and over again.
New Daredevil Trailer For The Netflix Series
A new trailer for the upcoming Marvel Netflix show Daredevil has dropped last week… and let me tell you… it looks epic, brutal and dark as hell. Daredevil will start on April 10th 2015 worldwide on Netflix, so make sure you don’t miss this! But for now, check out the new trailer, which focuses more on Wilson Fisk the Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) this time:
DC Comics Debuts New Costumes For Mayor Characters
Last week DC has shown off a lot of the new costumes that come with DC’s new creative approach in June: the publisher will focus more on stand alone stories and let creators have more freedom than ever before to tell interesting stories with those iconic characters. This leads to a lot of status quo changes, most of which are going to be temporary in my estimation (especially Bunny-Rabbit-Poke-Robobatman). Nevertheless, some of those redesigns are really cool and tease some exciting developments for our heroes. Check ‘em out: