Weekly Round-Up || Geek News

Happy Sunday! It’s Tony’s day for all of you theatre geeks (that’s me, I’m the theatre geek) and it’s also the day where we go back over the week’s news and talk about what happened.

Best Piece Of News

Hayley Atwell, a.k.a Peggy Carter herself, is not on-board with Cap’s new romance. Despite all of the amazing elements that make up Captain America: Civil War and make it Marvel’s best film to date, there was one weird story-line that they tried to push. I am, of course, talking about Steve kissing Sharon Carter mere hours after burying her aunt who, incidentally, was the love of his life. Fans weren’t happy about it and Atwell had this to say in an interview with IGN:

“Well, first of all she’d be turning over in her grave. She’d be like ‘no.’ And she’d inject herself with the blue serum and become a super villain. She’d break out of her coffin and ground [Sharon]. She’d ground her. Then she’d kick Steve’s ass as well.”

Worst Piece Of News

This week was actually kind of great so I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel here. It was revealed that Superman was being cast for a role in the second season of Supergirl. The show purposely avoided showing the Man of Steel’s face in the first season because this show isn’t about him. There is a theme that runs throughout the show of Kara trying to prove herself to be a hero and there is a worry that Superman could overshadow that. With that said, Kara is such a fantastic and established character that I don’t think it would happen at this point.

Most Bizarre Piece Of News

In this week’s episode of What the hell is the DCEU up to now? the Justice League movie was re-titled. The film has gone from Justice League: Part 1 to… Justice League. I mean, I don’t… Well, it happened. This could suggest that they’re slowing down a little bit with their plans and perhaps in the wake of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, they’ve decided to try their hands at slightly less convoluted plots.

And Everything Else…

  • Zootopia Hits $1 Billion
  • John Boyega In Pacific Rim 2
  • Legend Of Tarzan Trailer
  • Legends of Tomorrow Adds Vixen
  • New Hogwarts Image
  • First Look At Pixar Short
  • China Saves Warcraft
  • No More Owls In Hogwarts
  • First Suits Promo

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:

Do you believe the Sharon/Steve romance? Did you want to see Superman’s face? Are you still holding on to hope for the DCEU? Let me know in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Round-Up || Geek News

  1. Haha, Hayley’s response to the kiss scene is the best! I agree, I didn’t really like the romance. It felt rushed and waaaaay too close to Peggy’s death to have any emotional impact (aside from disgust) for me. That being said, I do enjoy Cap and Sharon together, I think they make an excellent team. That romance just seemed very poorly timed considering Steve was still mourning his soul mate.

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    1. Same! I think Sharon’s a great character and she and Steve could be an awesome team (like Steve and Nat) but if there ever was going to be something romantic between them, maybe they could wait a little while – like just not immediately after burying Peggy :’)

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