Welcome to another instalment of the week in geek, our weekly round-up of news in the world of gaming, comics, film, and TV that you might have missed. This week we have news on DC's Rebirth event, a new poster for the Assassin's Creed movie, rumours about upcoming Marvel/Netflix shows, and more.
DC has revealed a brand new logo to tie-in with the upcoming DC Rebirth event, ditching the somewhat controversial logo that has graced the company's comics since the New 52 reboot back in 2011.
ComicBook.com has noted the lack of the word 'comics', which suggests DC's goal was to create a single unified logo it could use on all of its multimedia projects - just like Marvel have been doing.
We also have our first look at Rebirth's version of the Joker, which looks like a blend of the Joker from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns and Jared Leto's Joker from Suicide Squad. All I have to say is this: Dat hair. Bleurgh.
In addition to Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders miniseries, it's rumoured that Netflix will be bringing even more Marvel properties to the small screen. The properties in question are Blade, Ghost Rider, and Moon Knight. That's according to MovieCreedLive.com, anyway.
Hopefully this time we won't see any glimpse of Nicholas Cage.
A brand new poster has been released for the video game adaptation (via Coming Soon)
Rumour is that after having passed on the opportunity to be the film's villain, Michael Keaton is back in the running as the film's villain. According to Variety, Marvel and Sony are renegotiating a deal that would have Keaton go up against Tom Holland's Spider-Man.
Past rumours also claimed that Keaton would be playing the Vulture, but we'll have to see whether that's true or not. Do we really need him playing another bird-like super-person?
Hellboy star Ron Perlman has announced to the world that he wants to play Deadpool's mutant partner Cable in the Merc With a mouth's upcoming sequel. All while still campaigning for Hellboy 3 to get made.
That makes him the third actor to campaign for the part, following Avatar's Stephen Lang and Dolph Lungreen. Rob Liefeld, co-creator of Deadpool and creator of Cable has also gone on record to say that he wants Mad Men's Jon Hamm in the role.
Star Wars Battlefront
One big criticism of EA's blockbuster Star Wars shooter was the lack of a single player campaign. As it turns out, that was intentional so the game could be released at the same time as The Force Awakens.
This isn't a huge surprise. The whole game felt a little thin and it made sense that that was because EA didn't want to bite off more than it could ship. It managed to get Battlefront out in November, just ahead of the new film's release and a fuller game might have seen it either buggier or pushed back into the new year, where excitement for the new Star Wars had died down. Still, this is the first time that EA has talked about the lack of single player, or tied it to the pressure of shipping along side the film.
At least EA is acknowledging the game's faults, as well as not wanting to release a buggy piece of garbage. Hopefully future Battlefront games will have a better mix of single and multiplayer content.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres (around the two minute mark), Jared Leto has said that playing the Joker in DC's upcoming ensemble movie is the most fun he's ever had in a role. Hopefully he'll be bringing some of that to the role when the film is released this August.
Earlier this week it was rumoured that Star Wars actor John Boyega would have a part in the upcoming Marvel movie, which his agent has since denied. Oh well. As great as that might have been, Boyega is probably too busy with Star Wars to be part of another blockbuster franchise.
CBS has released a short teaser trailer for the upcoming series, though it offers absolutely no information about the series other than the fact it'll feature a new crew, new planets, and new villains.
The still-untitled Star Trek series is set to debut early next year.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Elton John, of all people, has confirmed he's joining the cast of the upcoming spy/parody sequel.
Hideo Kojima promised that there was more to his new company's logo than just a helmet, and now we get to see the entire mascot in all its glory.
Yes, apparently it is going to grace the real world in the form of a figure.
Fans of the original Battlestar TV series take not, because Dynamite has announced (via ComicBook.com) it will be launching an ongoing comic-based continuation of the series. The first issue goes on sale on 3rd August.
To the disappointment of fans everywhere, Ewan McGregor has gone on record with Magic Radio to say that he has no burning desire to return to the Star Wars franchise.
Clearly he's tired of being pestered about the possibility of an Obi-Wan spin-off. Shame, because we'd all love to see some of the inter-trilogy adventures of Obi Wan.