Oh, what a week it was for our inaugural round-up of all things geeky, sci-fi and fantasy inclined. From Doctor Who hints and superhero castings to the confirmation that Jon Snow is definitely dead (yeah right), there was almost too much to cover in a pithy and interesting RadioTimes.com article. But boy, do we love a challenge.
Across the internet we’ve also seen hints that iconic Daredevil villain Gladiator and his nifty wrist-blades will be popping up for the Netflix series’ second run (see tweet above), while X-Men actor Hugh Jackman basically crowdsourced the next Wolverine movie from fans on Twitter while using a hashtag from the last Hobbit film. It’s cheaper than a focus group, I guess…
My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I'll read as many as I can. pic.twitter.com/ksA1Gii5tf
Speaking of the Time Lord and tangential links, as per usual the last few days saw plenty of Doctor Who speculation across the web (which we have unashamedly been a part of). Peter Capaldi revealed that we might see his triumphant “attack eyebrows” cameo (below) from 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor better explained, while Michelle Gomez hinted that the reuse of a particular location in some of her series 8 scenes was not quite so much of a coincidence as was widely believed. God, she knows how to toy with us.
Another show that might now hope to clock up a similarly impressive run is Channel 4’s Humans, which will be returning for a second series next year. Plenty of time for the world to invent robots to do all of our cleaning, then – pick up your game, scientists.
Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently novels are also getting another shot at the big time, with a new BBC America production in the works that will hopefully last a little longer than the sadly cancelled version starring Stephen Mangan. We’re gently optimistic, so far.
But it was a bad week for Channing Tatum, with rumours abounding that he’s dropping out of upcoming X-Men spin-off Gambit (via TheWrap) and Ghostbuster supremo Ivan Reitman decreeing that a new male version of the ghoul-grabbers (which Tatum was also rumoured to be attached to) was a no-go (via EW). Who you gonna call – er, probably still Kristen Wiig and Paul Feig, thanks.
Until we meet again
So that was the geek week that was – we’ll be dishing up these run-downs every Saturday, so keep your eyes peeled for the internet equivalent of a bat-signal if you’re so inclined.