A jammed-packed issue this week...let's geek out before stuff changes!
In the past, everyone's favorite friendly neighborhood MCU Spider-Man, Tom Holland, has had the reputation of...spoiling things. Marvel decided to give him a trick the actor this time around regarding the title of the next Marvel/Sony film. After a day of fun Coming this December too, Uhm, theaters I guess, is Spiderman: No Way Home. Watch the title announcement below.
I have to say...the trolling Marvel did this past Tuesday on possible titles was brilliant. My favorite was Spider-Man: Home Depot.
More About Bugs
Moving on from Spiders. Let's talk about beetles now! DC's Blue Beetle has been green-lite for a solo feature film. There have been several who have taken on the role of the Blue Beetle, but Warner Bros will focus on Jamie Reyes, who fans known from Smallville and a few DCAMU movies such as Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and Justice League VS Teen Titans, both occasions voiced by Jake T. Austin.
So, who is Jamie Reyes? The character first appeared back in 2006 during the Infinite Crisis story arc across all the DC comics. With the introduction of this new character, the history of Blue Beetle was also revamped. In the original incarnation back in 1939, the Blue Beetle powers came from an ancient scarob. The second Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, didn't have superpowers but used science to create beetle-themed tech to help him. Then, in 2006, Jamie Reyes was introduced and the Blue Beetle powers were made extraterrestrial and "bonded" to Jamie, making him the next Blue Beetle.
This version has been the most popular and it seems DC has high hopes of making it a solo film and part of the DCEU. There is no release date for this film yet, however, Blue Beetle could be connected to the Black Adam film and/or Shazam: Fury of the Gods. Black Adam's origins are from the Wizard, who we met in 2019's Shazam, during ancient Egyption times. The Blue Beetle armor is called "the scarab". See where I'm going with this? We'll have to find out if this is the true direction or if they want to have this act as a solo film set within the DCEU like Aquaman, Birds of Prey, Shazam!, Wonder Woman 1984 and so many more.
Some Marvel Mischief
Everyone's favorite God (well...after Thor), Loki is coming to Disney+ on June 11th. That's it...that's all there is to report.
May the Fourth Bring Us New Shows
What better day to release a new series set in the Star Wars universe? On Tuesday, May 4th, 2021, Star Wars: The Bad Batch will be streaming. This series is a spin-off from Star Wars: The Clone Wars where this group of "other" clones has their own squadron to take on special missions against the Separatists.
We all know Prime Video is big in the, let's say, "alternative" superhero genre. The Boys has been a huge hit for the streaming platform so why not keep that momentum going? Dabbling in the animated world this time, here's the trailer for the series Invincible, which will premier this March on Amazon Prime Video.
Kicked Around The Clouds
Remember the show Talespin? Duh! Of course, you do! This Monday's episode of Ducktales will take us to the skies over Cape Suzette where we will finally meet Kit Cloudkicker (voiced by Adam Pally) who is a full-size adult bear in this version. Just for fun, he's flying around in Baloo's famous yellow double-propeller cargo plane! Check out this clip that Disney XD released.
Looks like the Man of Steel is getting a reboot over at Warner Bros. Director JJ Abrams is set to lead this project. Will this be set in the DCEU or a stand-alone film similar to The Batman?
This story is still developing...
A lot of news to report this week. As always...take a listen to the latest episode of the Geek Freak of the Week Podcast. Until next week...I'm Maz and that's the Geek Freak of the Week!