This Week In Geek…6/24/12

by: Steve (@MisterJackal)

TV
We are just a few weeks away from the start of Breaking Bad’s fifth and final season, star Bryan Cranston announced that the show will premiere at Comic-Con International on July 14th.

Pushing Daisies star Beth Grant has been casted as the nosey neighbor in NBC’s Mockingbird Lane.

After announcing the new Avengers Assemble animated series, Disney also mentioned a possible Hulk And The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and a new Iron Man series for Disney XD.

National Geographic will be working on a reality show based on my local comic shop, Midtown Comics, titled Comic Store Heroes. Will air July 13th at 8pm ET/PT

Comics
Top picks this week:

  • AvX #6 – Cyclops and The Pheonix Five have arrived and are reshaping the world in their image and The Avengers decide to raid Utopia to capture Hope Summers. F***ING AWESOME!!! The AvX is becoming one of my favorite Marvel events since the Civil War.
  • Venom #19 – Flash Thompson’s identity is compromised and now has to save his family from Savage Six. ENOUGH SAID!!! It’s a great issue and it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
  • Saga #4 – Brian K. Vaughn continues to do a great job in this issue focusing on 2 main parts of this story. Alana and Marko still trying to get off of this planet and The Will trying to blow off some steam on Sextillion. (Yes, it is what it looks like) OH! Don’t forget the cliffhanger! Pick it up!

Video Games
DC Comics, Lego and Batman fans have been waiting patiently for this weeks release of Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Featuring the Caped Crusader fighting against Gotham’s most notorious but also acquires help from his friends in the Justice League! I can’t wait to pick this up!!!

Movies
Rose Huntington-Whiteley will join Riley Keough and Zooey Kravitz in director George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, which also stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Tom Hardy as Mad Max.

Noah Oppenheim, who is already writing remake for War Games, is also working on a new adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.

Composer Hans Zimmer has been hired to create the soundtrack to Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel. FUN!

Twentieth Century Fox has acquired the film rights of the most beloved children’s series, Sesame Street, with showrunner Joey Mazzarino to work on the screenplay.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes screenwriting team Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are set to work on the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise.

Director Michael Bay teased that for Transformers 4, he may take the bots into space and isn’t going to be a reboot but more like a change in direction.

Edward James Olmos is in talks to play a Mexican drug lord in the big screen adaptation of 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

Charlie Sheen has been casted as the President of the United States in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills.

To finish out This Week In Geek, Lionsgate and DNA Films released the first full length trailer to Dredd, starring Karl Urban as the Judge, Jury and Executioner – Judge Dredd! Check it out!!!

Until next week, keep it geeky, ladies and gents!

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