The Week in Geek: Spider-Man, Deadpool 2, Watchmen, and More

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Watchmen

Zack Snyder's Watchmen might not have gone down quite so well, it looks like Warner Bros. isn't giving up on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' comic masterpiece. A recent survey by Warner Bros. “A-List Community” programme has revealed that the studio will be adapting the story again in the form of an animated film. Based on the description, it seems as though the film is either finished or in the latter stages of production.

While Alan Moore is no doubt already preparing his possible collection of torches and pitchforks, a more faithful adaptation wold likely go down quite well. Not that Zack Snyder's version made a lot of changes in the first place.

Deadpool 2

Following this week's news that Josh Brolin would be playing the time-travelling mutant Cable, Ryan Reynolds reacted in usual style: by posting a silly image on Twitter that confirms the news.

Spider-Man

There's a decent amount of Spider-Man news coming out this week, in both the movies and the comics. The first of which indicates that Marvel is finally going to solve the mystery left at the end of 2012's Spider-Men crossover. After being transferred to the Ultimate universe and teaming up with Mile Morales, Peter decided to see if Miles existed in his own universe. What he found shocked him, but readers never got to see what he found. When Miles was sent to the prime universe by Molecule Man at the end of Secret Wars, it seemed as though we'd never find out. Now it looks like Marvel is going to finally reveal all:

The Hollywood Reporter has also revealed that Shameik Moore and Liev Schrieber will star in Sony's Miles-centric animated film. Moore will play Miles, with Schrieber will play an unrevealed villain.

Finally set photos have revealed that a Spidey staple will be part of the MCU in Spider-Man: Homecoming

No word on whether or not we'll see someone tasked with the impossible job of succeeding JK Simmons as J Jonah Jameson.

DCEU

A little while back it was rumoured that 2019 could be the year of Batman in cinema, with Batman, Nightwing, Gothan City Sirens, and Batgirl supposedly hitting the big screen then. Now a tweet by producer Jon Berg has put doubt on that.

So who knows when we'll be seeing all these films DC has announced. It definitely sounds like we won't be seeing the Shazam movie anytime soon, if the latest rumours are to be believed.

According to a rumour (that spawned from Reddit of all places), Warner Bros hasn't been too happy with the scripts for the solo Shazam movie, and believed that Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) deserved a bigger project. He was, after all, cast as the villain Black Adam some time ago. That means they're pushing for Black Adam to face Superman in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel.

We also have a brand new poster for Justice League:

Aquaman

Filming on the Aquaman movie is on the verge of starting, and some new plot details are starting to trickle out. This one, nonchalantly revealed by Jason Momoa, seems to give away a big one:

Wait, isn't Arthur Curry/Aquaman king of Atlantis? Rightfully yes, but his half brother Orm has always been scheming to claim the throne for himself. In the New 52 Orm took the throne when his mother and father died, and it was up to Arthur to reclaim his birthright. This could indicate the direction the film is going in.

The film has also added Dolph Lungreen as Nereus, King of Xebel - an other-worldly aquatic dimension. Interestingly in the New 52 he's the first husband of Meera (Amber Heard). Meera was sent to kill Aquaman, but eventually ended up marrying him, and became queen of Atlantis in the process. This also makes Lungreen the third villain in the film, with Patrick Wilson playing the aforementioned Orm and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta.

Marvel

After a tease a few weeks ago, Marvel has officially announced Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again. The series will be written by Cullen Bunn and artist Dalibor Talajic, who were responsible for the original 2012 miniseries. Naturally the front cover, which we saw a few weeks ago, features Deadpool cutting the heads off paper versions of Marvel heroes. It's unlikely to be the same Deadpool as the original series, since that particular version of the character was killed off in Deadpool Kills Deadpool, so it'll be interesting to see how things are done this time around.

The company has also released a teaser trailer for the upcoming Secret Empire.

Finally the publisher has revealed a number of trading card-style variant covers, drawn by famed artist Jim Lee:

Supergirl

It's been revealed that the final two episodes of Supergirl will see characters returning after rather a long absence. Both Tyler Hoechlin's Superman and Calista Flockheart's Cat Grant. Grant will be in the final two episodes, why Superman is being restricted to the series finale. The details of their appearance are being kept under wraps for now, but you can probably expect big things.

Arrow

Despite news from Stephen Amell that Deathstroke would be returning to Arrow Manu Bennet claims that he will not be involved.

So that makes the whole thing rather mysterious. Either Bennet or Amell is lying, or Deathstroke's reappearance will be similar to that in the 100th episode - i.e. a voiceless cameo that didn't provide much and turned out to be rather disappointing.

Alien Covenant

The Xenomorph is front and centre in the newest poster for the film:


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