Geek News: UPDATES & TOP STORIES

By T. Mack

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Here are the headlines you need to know to be up-to-date this week:

1. Kevin Smith Supports Ronda Rousey as Captain Marvel

As you know from our previous update, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey recently expressed interest in playing Captain Marvel in the upcoming 2018 movie. Following the announcement, Rousey was inundated with fan art of her as the character. Rousey was so touched that she shared a few of her favorites on Instagram (see the photo above). This instigated even more support for Rousey. TMZ spoke to famed director and writer Kevin Smith, who expressed the opinion that Rousey would be perfect in the role. (read more on this story here)


2. Hayley Atwell Wants to be the Doctor

Speaking of women vying to play super-cool characters… Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell passed some time this week by having a Twitter Q&A. When asked if she would like to be on Doctor Who, the actress clarified that she would actually like to “BE Doctor Who.” We’ll go ahead and set aside the fact that she referred to the Doctor as “Doctor Who” because it’s a fairly common mistake. Many fans feel that if anyone could pull off being the first female Doctor, Atwell would likely be a safe bet. (get the full scoop here)


3. Harley’s Tattoo Parlour is Open for Business

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via Twitter @SuicideSquadHQ: Jay posted this photo of Margot on Instagram! #SuicideSquad #skwad

Actors in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie decided to bond this week by giving each other real tattoos to commemorate their time together working on the film. The cast, which includes Margo Robbie as Harley Quinn and Will Smith as Deadshot, gave each other tattoos of the word “SKWAD” then put the photos on Instagram. Margo Robbie can be seen sporting full Harley Quinn makeup and costume while inking Karen Fukuhara, who plays Katana, and David Ayers, the film’s director. Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) received his tattoo from Will Smith, who, according to Courtney, is not a very talented tattoo artist. (Check out more photos from Harley’s Tattoo Parlour right here)


4. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D  Gets Its Spin-off

ABC has ordered a pilot for a show that shoots off of its successful MARVEL series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The new show, titled Marvel’s Most Wanted, was previously announced but put on hold. Now the show is moving forward once again. The series will revolve around Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). (check out all the details here)


5. #RenewYoungJustice is Gaining Ground

Young Justice was an animated show featuring young versions of many of DC’s most well-known heroes. The series ran on Cartoon Network for two seasons from 2010 to 2013. The show’s ending was abrupt and fans were never really given a reason for the sudden end. This week, a hashtag to revive the series began trending on social media. The show’s creator, Greg Weisman, joined in the movement by encouraging fans and even going so far as to give out the network’s address so people could send polite letters requesting the show’s return. (read more about this story here)


6. TV’s Batgirl Has Passed Away

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Yvonne Craig, best known as Batgirl in the 1960’s Batman series, lost her battle with breast cancer and passed away on Monday. The actress was 78. (see more here)


7. The First Sneak Peek at Fear the Walking Dead Has Arrived

A spin-off of AMC’s wildly popular The Walking Dead is coming. The new series, Fear the Walking Dead, premieres this Sunday at 9pm/8pm Central on AMC. The show is a prequel to the current series and will allow viewers to see how the world transitioned from the one we know now to the post apocalyptic place featured on the original series. This week, AMC released the first three minutes of the new show. Check it out below. (or read more on this story here)


Finally, here’s the video of the week to kick off your weekend…

8. James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe Create a Monster

James McAvoy is Victor Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe is Igor in the latest film inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic tale. The movie is in theaters this November, but the trailer is here right now. Watch it below.

What geek news are you pumped about this week? Take to the comments and let us know in the comments. 

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