Geekly News Roundup – 02.14.15: “Swingin’ on Home”
Welcome to another installment of Geekly News Roundup. Here, you’ll find some of the past week’s biggest and coolest geek culture news.
This week’s news stories include:
Marvel and Sony Confirm Spider-Man Will Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe
It’s finally happened! After months of speculation, Marvel and Sony have finally revealed that everyone’s favorite web-slinger will be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony will still hold the rights to the Spider-Man franchise but there is no doubt that Marvel will hold a lot of influence over the direction of the character and future movies.
Marvel Reschedules Four Upcoming Movies
Due to the new Spider-Man movie being released on July 28th, 2017, Marvel announced that several of its planned Phase-3 films have gotten revised release dates.
From our news post:
Thor: Ragnarok will hit cinemas on November 3, 2017 as opposed to July 28, 2017, when the new Spider-Man film is now scheduled to open. Black Panther has been moved from November 3, 2017 to July 6, 2018. Captain Marvel has been moved from July 6, 2018 to to November 2, 2018, Inhumans is now scheduled for July 12, 2019, bumped back from November 2, 2018. The dates for Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2 will remain unchanged, according to Marvel.
Patrick Stewart Gives Update on Upcoming X-Men Movies
During an interview with Oregon Live, Patrick Stewart let slip some interesting news about the upcoming X-Men films.
Though he won’t be reprising his role as Professor Xavier in X-Men: Apocalypse, it seems that Ian McKellen will be returning as Magneto. Stewart also said that him and Hugh Jackman will star in the next The Wolverine movie.
Assassin’s Creed Movie Officially in Production
During a company earnings call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that the long in development Assassin’s Creed film was finally in production and is set to be released on Dec 21, 2016. The film will be produced by New Regency and distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Ryan Reynolds Reveals that Deadpool is in Production
Thanks to a tweet by actor Ryan Reynolds, we now know that Deadpool is officially in production.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 12, 2015
Deadpool is set to be released on February 12, 2016
Source: Ryan Reynolds on Twitter