The Week in Geek: Doctor Who, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Booster Gold, and More

By Tom Pritchard on at

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 info on Doctor Who Series 10, Spider-Man: Homecoming's newest villain, the Booster Gold movie, and more.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

We now have some confirmation on the rumours that the film will include The Shocker, a villain supposedly played by Fargo's Bookeem Woodbine.

The outfit looks a little bit scruffy, but it looks like Marvel has tried adapting Shocker's ridiculous costume into the real world. Since the costume has some practical applications (it protects the wearer from being affected by Shocker's sonic gauntlets), this could just be the first iteration of the suit before he goes full supervillain.

Doctor Who

According to Peter Capaldi, the 10th series of Doctor Who will debut next April - following a Christmas Special that will likely be broadcast on Christmas day.

2017 will mark 12 years since Doctor Who returned to TV, so really we should be on Series 12/13 by now. You have to wonder why the BBC has started enjoying such long gaps between series, especially since it's probably their best programme after Clarkson's Top Gear.

Booster Gold

It's been confirmed that the upcoming Booster Gold movie will not be connected to the films in the shared DC Extended Universe.

However, because the film is being produced by Greg Berlanti -- who co-created Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl -- it's been speculated that the film may be connected to the TV universe. Even more so given the fact that Booster Gold is also father of Rip Hunter, who appears in LoT (played by Arthur Darvill). But as nice as that would be, there's no evidence to back that up.

Rogue One

We have some new artwork that gives us a glimpse of Dart Vader in the upcoming film. He looks like, well, Darth Vader. But is he Darthy and Vadery enough to satisfy the fans? Probably, did anyone really expect a massive redesign for such an iconic character?

Well someone cocked up the ratios and make Vader look shorter and fatter. I don't see that being translated into the film though.

The Flash

It's been revealed that Billy Crudup has been cast in DC's upcoming Flash movie. He's playing Barry Allen's dad, Henry.

It's a strange coincidence that the man who played Doctor Manhattan in Watchmen will be joining The Flash. Strange because Manhattan was recently revealed to be the force behind DC's New 52 continuity, and one of the reasons why Wally West/Kid Flash was erased from history. Anyone who saw Watchmen will also know Crudup did plenty of 'flashing' of his own.


Oliver Queen will be joined by a new team of vigilantes in season 5, with Wild Dog, Mr Terrific, and Artemis joining the fight to save Star City. Now set photos show us what those characters will look liek in their crime-fighting getup:

Agents of SHIELD

We have a synopsis for the first episode of season 4, which is due to premier stateside on 30th September.

In light of the Sokovia Accords, and with Hydra obliterated, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been legitimatized again and no longer needs to operate in the shadows. Since the world presumes that Coulson is dead, the organization needed a new Director to be the face of the organization. Coulson finds himself back in the role as an agent and teamed with Mack, and together they are tasked with tracking down and confirming the presence of Enhanced people, aka Inhumans. Agent May is tasked with training specialist strike teams, and Fitz and Simmons have taken a big step forward in their relationship.

We also have another look at Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider, played by Gabriel Luna.

We also know Lorenzo James Henrie will be playing Reyes's disabled brother Gabe.

Justice League

Were you disappointed that Batman was a brutal sadistic killer in Batman v Superman? You weren't the only one, and executive producer of Justice League, Jon Berg, told The Washington Journal that the film will touch upon Batman's reconciliation. He'll have to deal with the consequences of the horrifying decisions he's made, thought it won't stray too far from the main plot of the film. Berg confirmed that the plot is fairly tight, and that Zack Snyder's dream sequences and flashbacks will not be present.