Note: That is NOT a picture of me or mama Maz. It looks like the kid is about to kill his mother, right?
Anyways...welcome to another issue featuring all of your favorite geek gossip and nerd news! Let's geek out!
Ready for more Marvel films? This past Monday, Marvel Studios released a little sizzle of what's to come. Here's the setup:
- Black Widow - July 9, on Disney+ with Premier Access (aka..you have to pay for it)
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - September 3
- Eternals - November 5
- Spider-Man: No Way Home: December 17
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - March 25
- Thor Love and Thunder - May 6
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - July 8
- The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) - November 11
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania - February 17
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - May 5
- Fantastic Four
Are you as shocked as I am about Fantastic Four being on the back burner? Of course, they know what they are doing and we, the movie-watching mortals, don't at this time. Marvel's First Family resides in New York City so perhaps we will see a cameo this December.
There are changes coming to The Flash!
Tom Cavanagh (Harrison Wells, Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash, and company) and Carlos Valdes (Cisco/Vibe) are both leaving the long-running Arrowverse spin-off. Both actors have taken a step back in their roles over the last two seasons of CW's The Flash including being absent for several episodes. Along with this cast-departure, it is also rumored that both Candice Patton (Iris West-Allen) and Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost) are at the negotiating table working on new deals to return as their characters for more seasons.
The Flash himself, Grant Gustin, is already contracted for one more season and is rumored to be signing a mega-deal extension.
Without Cisco, who is going to name all the villains?!
Did you celebrate Star Wars Day this past Tuesday? Due to the number of movies, TBS has to play them over two days! Will May 5th officially become Revenge of the Fifth? Along with TBS playing the movies and the premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney+, LucasFilms announced the release date for the next film set in a Galaxy Far Far Way. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is set for lightspeed and arriving in theaters on December 22, 2023.
This new story will focus on the next generation of starfighters in the Galaxy. The movie will be directed by Patty Jenkins, who directed both Wonder Woman movies for Warner Bros. and DC and is working on a third installment.
The term Rogue Squadron is very familiar to Star Wars fans who know about the stories and events set after Return of the Jedi. Before Luke Skywalker set off to reestablish the next Jedi Order, he and Rebel fighter Wedge Antilles morphed their famous Red Squadron of X-Wing fighters into Rogue Squadron. This was set in the now retconned "Star Wars Expanded Universe" When Disney purchased LucasFilm in 2014, the stories from that era were redubbed "Star Wars: Legends" and served no connection to what Disney has planned for the future.
However, it seems Disney is still "borrowing" ideas from that era.
Hate having EVERYTHING come out on a Friday? Loki has fixed that. Starting June 9th, Loki will be released on Disney+ on Wednesdays until the series final episode on July 14th, 2021.
I'll say this for everyone...I LIKE THIS IDEA!
This Is Strange
Leave it to a show like Stranger Things to give us, well, a strange teaser. The show will be entering its fourth season on Netflix and is currently in production. Still no word on a release date or when this season will take place. Are we time jumping at all? Or, is this going to be a prequel season? The teaser certainly gives that away.
I know, just over a year ago, the series released this teaser showing us that Hopper is still alive and is working at a forced labor camp somewhere in the Soviet Union. Due to COVID did plans change?
Catch up on the series on Netflix to maybe figure out more answers.
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Until next week. I'm Maz and that's the Geek Freak of the Week!