You know what? It has been far, far too long since I have had a proper geek out. You see, it all started with this geek fest, which eventually led to this pile of geekiness, which shortly after became this explosion of geeky stuffs. What can I say? It’s a geek’s world–I just live in it. 😉 Anyway, let’s talk about some of the things that have making me geek lately, shall we?
Exhibit A: The Fantastic Four teaser
Does it shamelessly beg, borrow, and steal from Interstellar‘s teaser trailer? Well…yeah. Heh. But after seeing this teaser for the upcoming Fantastic 4 movie, my interest is nonetheless piqued. Clearly, this film is going for a vastly different tone from the first pair of films, which is probably a good idea since the original films practically drip cheese. A darker tone and a cast of fresh young faces (Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell, namely) might be just what this franchise needs. We shall see. I’m very much hoping this one is worthy of its spot on my 25 Films of 2015 list…
Exhibit B: Emma Watson as Belle
Okay, so maybe Disney is getting a little crazy with its live-action adaptations lately (last year’s Maleficent, this year’s Cinderella, and now this), but guys…Emma Watson is gonna be Belle!!! As both a Harry Potter nerd and a big fan of the original Beauty and the Beast cartoon, I have no choice but to geek over this bit of news. Honestly, I think Watson is suited to this role pretty perfectly. Now we just have to find an equally awesome Beast. Surely Benedict Cumberbatch would make room in his schedule…right?
Exhibit C: Rumors of Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones
Suddenly Chris Pratt is the go-to guy for rebooting beloved franchises! Okay, okay–it hasn’t been confirmed. And if I’m being perfectly honest, I’m not totally sure how I feel about this yet. As much as I love Pratt’s goofy-yet-charming characters, I’m not so sure he’s suited to someone like Indy. But I’m definitely not writing him off. As you can see, he looks damn fine in the Indy get-up. Let’s just see how he does in Jurassic World.
Exhibit D: The X-Men: Apocalypse casting news
X-Men: Apocalypse is giving some old favorites fresh new faces! I’m pretty excited to see these characters at their beginnings–especially since one of them is Sansa freaking Stark! After seeing how kickass Sophie Turner’s Game of Thrones character got at the end of last season, I think she’ll be an excellent Jean Grey. Apocalypse has also pulled in Tye Sheridan (whom I know nothing about) to play Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp (yet another mystery to me) to play Ororo Munroe a.k.a. Storm. After the awesomeness of Days of Future Past, I have very high hopes for Apocalypse. Bringing in these very important X-Men could be just what the doctor order.
Exhibit E: The teaser for season 3 of Hannibal AND Hannibal casting news
Where my Fannibals at?! Seriously, I love this show. It’s not often I’ll purchase seasons of things, but both seasons of Hannibal have a place of honor on my shelf. It’s just so twisted and artistic and smart and surprising and…okay, I’ll stop. But this teaser trailer has me all kinds of excited for season three. Sadly, the premiere has been pushed back to summer, but I’m hoping that less competition will be good for the show. Seriously, how have more people not caught on to how great it is yet?! Maybe casting of True Blood‘s Rutina Wesley and The Hobbit‘s Richard Armitage as important Red Dragon characters (Reba McClane and Francis Dolarhyde) will reel some folks in. Fingers crossed!
Exhibit F: All these Marvel Netflix shows
Admittedly, I haven’t been paying attention to this stuff nearly as much as any self-respecting geek should, but when I heard that my favorite Doctor, David Tennant, was going to be a pivotal villain in the upcoming Jessica Jones series, I was all, “Oh? I’m listening…” There are five of these Marvel/Netflix collaborations on the way, the first of which being Daredevil. As you can see, it has a pretty cool motion poster. I’m kind of excited to see Daredevil get another chance after that very poorly received film from…12 years ago?! Has it really been that long?! Yikes. Anyway, A.K.A. Jessica Jones will premiere later this year, followed by Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders some time in the near future (though presumably not this year). Read more deets about all of these shows by clicking here. Marvel is certainly getting seriously about their TV shows! But since I have grown surprisingly fond of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and now Agent Carter, I can’t wait.
Exhibit G: The teaser for season 3 of Bates Motel
Oh, Norman. What are we gonna do with you, you delightfully creepy boy? Bates Motel is fast-approaching the premiere of its third season (March 9), and I am pretty pumped to see what happens next. Freddie Highmore has been absolute perfection as sweet yet severely disturbed Norman, and who could’ve ever predicted that Vera Farmiga would be so fantastic as his crazy, obsessive mother, Norma? This one is just a lot of fun. If you consider yourself a Psycho fan, I’d recommend it just for all the clever nods to the film. You might just recognize a nod to a certain scene in the teaser above…
Exhibit H: CBS is developing a Supergirl series
Heck yeah lady superheroes! I tell you what, Agent Carter has really got me thinking about how desperately we need solid superladies not just as supporting characters, but as leads. And DC is, unfortunately, way behind in this regard. Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman was a start, and I am quite fond of Caity Lotz’s Canary on Arrow, but…c’mon, DC. You can do better. CBS’s upcoming Supergirl show is a step in the right direction. She wouldn’t be the first DC lady I’d pick for a solo show (Team Batgirl), but from what I little I know about her, she seems interesting. I kind of wish they hadn’t cast some girl from Glee…but, hey, Grant Gustin was on Glee, and I love him to pieces as The Flash. But while I’m ranting about the importance of female characters…
Exhibit I: We’re gonna have lady Ghostbusters
Haters gonna hate, but you know what? I say BRING ON THE LADY GHOSTBUSTERS. I realize that there’s already a ton of negative feedback about this, and I can understand people being frustrated about this reboot simply because it’s an unnecessary reboot. I can also understand not liking some of the actresses chosen. But if you’re frustrated about this film simply because it is a reboot with women, I have one thing to say to you: Get the f%*# off of my blog. Sorry, but that’s how I feel. Because why shouldn’t we give lady Ghostbusters a try? Especially when the cast is comprised of talented, hilarious individuals–two of which Bill Murray himself named as part of his dream Ghostbusters cast a long time ago. Also, Ghostbusters co-star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd has said he’s “delighted” with the new cast (and you can read more about that here). If Murray and Aykroyd are cool with it, I see no reason to protest. Seriously, guys, it’s the 21st century. Embrace it.
…Have I officially scared away all of my male readers? Haha I hope not. Anyway, as you can see, plenty of epic things going on right now. What are you guys looking forward to? Have you been geeking over any of the above? Well, if you’ve been geeking about Resolutions, expect another lovely guest post tomorrow! 🙂