Weekly Round-Up || Geek News

Happy Sunday everybody, I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend – if you live in a country that currently has a long weekend… If not, I hope you’re enjoying your regular, old two-day weekend. So what happened this week?

Best Piece Of News

This week Disney showed us the first teaser for Beauty and the Beast and invited us to be their guest. If you’re anything like me then you instantly jumped on this invitation. The teaser was absolutely stunning and although we only caught a glimpse of Emma Watson it was just enough to entirely pull you in. Disney’s first two live-action remakes (Maleficent and Cinderella) were decent but after the success of this year’s The Jungle Book Disney have set a higher standard for themselves and it looks like Beauty and the Beast is going to meet that. If you want to watch the teaser again, you can do that below:

Worst Piece Of News

Michael Bay is making yet another Transformers movie: I would say that nobody wanted to watch them but they’re clearly making enough money to justify a fifth film in the franchise. They began filming in Cuba this week and whilst not much is yet known about the plot Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel will be returning to reprise their previous roles.

Most Bizarre Piece Of News

Lionsgate demonstrated that they have a great deal more faith in their upcoming Power Rangers movie than the general public when their CEO, Jon Feltheimer, announced that they could make as many as seven films. Based on what I’ve seen so far I can’t even imagine the first one having significant box office success but we can be optimistic. The CEO of the company knows a lot more about the direction and production of the film so maybe it will be a sneaky hit – God knows Lionsgate need a win after this year’s Gods of Egypt and The Divergent Series: Allegiant.

And Everything Else…

  • X-Men Deleted Scene
  • Independence Day Trailer
  • Finding Dory Trailer
  • #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend
  • Netflix Gets Disney
  • New Mr. Robot Video
  • The Little Prince Release Date

If those headlines weren’t quite the informative nuggets that you were looking for then you can find out more about all of those stories right here but until next time:

Did you love the Beauty and the Beast teaser? Are you a fan of the Transformers films? Are you looking forward to the Power Rangers movie? Let me know in the comments.

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