Geekritique News Roundup – Week of 05/11/14

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My weekly news roundup, but now with my favorite item of each day in bold.

May 11, 2014

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Falls to second place at the box office after just one week in the top spot to Neighbors.
  • Heroes Reborn – Official synopsis released.
  • Doctor Who – Hermione Norris to guest star in Doctor Who series 8, in an episode that will be penned by newcomer Peter Harness and filmed at Lanzarote, the same location that the Fifth Doctor went in Planet of Fire in 1984.

May 12, 2014

  • Doctor Who – The omnirumour (or the many accounts of people claiming that presumed missing Doctor Who material is now extant) has sparked ultrafan, and former episode-hunter, Ian Levine to take things extremely personally and rants about Phillip Morris hoarding them all.
  • Doctor Who – Big Finishes ‘Dark Eyes 3′ an Eighth Doctor audio drama featuring Paul McGann begins filming.
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction – New poster released.
  • Batman vs. Superman – Zack Snyder teases the new Batmobile underneath a tarp and states that he may pull the tarp back tomorrow.
  • Aquaman – Jason Momoa laughs off any rumors of him playing the role.
  • Comic Books – Spider-Man dethrones Batman in number of comic sales for the month of April.
  • Fantastic Four – Unlikely to share a universe with Fox’s X-Men franchise.
  • Edge of Tomorrow – Check out the new Edge of Tomorrow trailer for IMAX, that explains why they continue to reset.
  • Doctor Who – The Twelfth Doctor’s Radio Times cover debut is nothing we haven’t already seen. Literally.
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe – Marvel is planning on making Daredevil television show like it were a movie.
  • Books – Nnedi Okorafor’s latest SciFi novel Lagoon shows a very messy take on a “first encounter”.
  • The Flash – Our very first tease of the Flash series.

May 13, 2014

May 14, 2014

May 15, 2014

May 16, 2014

  • Guardians of the Galaxy – James Gunn exclaims that Karen Gillan had the “very best reading of anybody throughout this entire process.”
  • Doctor Who – Frank Skinner, comedian, has been cast to guest star in series 8 and is set to appear in the Jamie Mathieson episode.
  • Batman vs Superman – The first pics of Gal Gadot while filming in Michigan.
  • Doctor Who – Three new Twelfth Doctor books set to be released on September 11.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – New poster and images. Second trailer to hit in Monday.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – UK release date for GotG moved forward to July 31. Can someone explain why the UK gets to see these superhero films first every time?
  • Star Wars Episode VII – New female cast members revealed?
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron – Major Ultron spoilers released. Don’t read. Or do…
  • Interstellar – Check out the awesome trailer for Christopher Nolan’s new film.
  • Halo 5 – Heads to Xbox One next year.
  • Agent Carter – Hayley Atwell confirms 8 episodes first season.

May 17, 2014

  • X-Men – Hugh Jackman, despite recent talks of quitting Wolverine, says he is less sure about leaving.
  • Doctor Who – Despite the next season shaping up to be another season of one-episode stories, the latest rumor states Moffat is writing a two-part season finale.
  • Godzilla – Will most likely be the highest opening weekend box office hit of 2014, after earning the highest opening day of 2014 yet with $38.5M.
  • Doctor Who – Watch a short film made by Paul Vanezis of the restoration team about restoring missing episodes.
  • Batman vs Superman – We have a closer look at Gal Gadot on set. Pictures.

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