Geekly News Roundup – 01.31.15: “Fantastic”

Welcome to another installment of Geekly News Roundup. Here, you’ll find all of the past week’s biggest and coolest geek culture news in one convenient place.

This week’s news stories include:

Fantastic Four Teaser Trailer

Fox released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The trailer isn’t exactly what people were expecting. It features the four heroes gaining their powers via a teleportation experiment gone wrong. It also has a very David Cronenberg vibe to it.

Live Action X-Men TV Series in the Works

Fox has announced that it is in preliminary talks with Marvel about bringing the X-Men to the small screen. The television rights belong to Marvel so if this project is to go forward, Fox needs their permission first. Aside from talks, we don’t have more news on this story.

All-Female Ghostbusters Cast Revealed

As the title says, we now know who will be in the upcoming Ghostbusters remake. Two of the actresses have officially signed on and two are about to close the deal. This movie is trying something different with the casting but this has raised some eyebrows about pandering to the Politically Correct crowd.

David Tennant and Rachael Taylor Join Cast of A.K.A. Jessica Jones

The Purple Man and Hellcat have now been confirmed to appear in Marvel’s A.K.A Jessica Jones Netflix series. Tennant will be playing Purple Man who has the ability to control people and Taylor will be playing Jessica’s ass-kicking friend Trish Walker.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer Leaked

Thanks to a hidden camera in an IMAX screening, we were able to see our first glimpse of the upcoming season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Though it was a bit hard to make out what was happening, the trailer shows many different locales across the lands of Westeros and Essos. We also see some of the new characters who will be joining the already enormous cast.

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