Welcome to this week’s edition of This Week in Geek News! In this weekly column, we collect various Movie, TV Show, Comic Book and Gaming news stories we missed throughout the week and catch you up on all the latest happenings in the geek pop culture world.
Spider-Man Casting: After a series of twists and turns in the process — including Asa Butterfield dropping out of the running completely, rumors that Marvel and Sony are butting heads over the decision, and reports that Chandler Riggs (Carl from “The Walking Dead”) had auditioned but didn’t get it — the current casting rumors say that the decision is down to four actors for the role: Tom Holland (“The Impossible”), Charlie Rowe (“The Golden Compass”), Matthew Lintz (“Kill the Messenger”) and Charlie Plummer (“Boardwalk Empire”). Deadline reports the decision could come next week.
The official synopsis for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has finally been revealed:
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Chiwetel Ejiofor has reportedly been cast as villian Baron Mordo in “Doctor Strange.”
“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” merchandise from Mexico reveals that C-3PO will have a new red arm in the sequel.
JoBlo has a ton of awesome new rumored details from “Captain America: Civil War.”
What do you say? What side are you on? #avengers #civilwar #captainamerica #ironman #marvel pic.twitter.com/aKKwuYR9mY
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) June 12, 2015
Jeremy Renner asks, “What side are you on?”
Mark Ruffalo says he wants to be a part of “Captain America: Civil War,” and that Robert Downey Jr. has invited him to come out to the set.
Director Paul Feig has announced that Chris Hemsworth has joined the cast of his “Ghostbusters” reboot as the receptionist.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has given an update on the development of his adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman.” He says “it’s slow, but steady,” and that it will be “a grand spectacular action film” despite the fact that there will be no punching.
James Cameron spoke about his reactions to “Terminator Genisys”: “If you like the ‘Terminator’ films, you’re gonna love this movie.”
Matthew Vaughn has confirmed that he is currently writing the sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” and that he may direct it.
Late night. #Xmen #XmenApocalypse A video posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jun 12, 2015 at 6:34pm PDT
Bryan Singer teased a secret scene being shot for “X-Men: Apocalypse” in the underground hallways of the X-Mansion. He also teased a Quicksilver scene.
The live-action “Akira” movie will be written by “Daredevil” Season 2 co-showrunner Marco Ramirez for Warner Bros.
“Daredevil” Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has joined the Transformers writer’s room.
JoBlo has some rumored details for “Star Wars: Rogue One.”
“Jurassic World” had the third highest opening day of all time (read our own Troy Hencely’s review of the film here). Chris Pratt has confirmed he is signed on for multiple sequels.
Sadly, the #SaveConstantine effort did not work. “Constantine” Producer Daniel Cerone has announced that the show is officially dead. Star Matt Ryan has also thanked the fans for their support.