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'X-Men Apocalypse' coming 2016!
In what’s possibly the most unexpected news of the day, X-Men director Bryan Singer has revealed that the next installment of the X-Men franchise will be… ‘X-Men Apocalypse’!
Ok, now please keep in mind that Singer’s announcement amounts to the following Tweet-
#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!
But that’s more than enough to make us squeal like the Marvel fanboys that we are!
For those unfamiliar, Apocalypse (or En Sabah Nur to his mates) is one of the X-Men comics’ major villains. Holder of many mutant powers including invulnerability, shapeshifting and immortality. A serious foe then!
The important thing here, is that he also has access to time-travel, a key part of the forthcoming ‘Days Of Future Past’. Now it should be made clear that this is purely speculation, but the G.E.E.K prediction is that Fox will base the movie on the ‘Age Of Apocalypse’ storyline, where a time travelling mutant heads into the past to kill Professor X, leaving the timeline clear for Apocalypse to travel to this time and conquer the world. So why wouldn’t they just call it ‘Age Of Apocalypse’ then? Why just ‘Apocalypse’… well, there is that other Marvel movie due. You know, the Avengers sequel? Age Of Apocalypse? Having 2 similarly titled comic book movies would cause too much confusion, plus simply ‘Apocalypse’ does have a certain ring to it.
Whether we’re right or way off, we’re absolutely elated to see that they’re planning the continuation of a great franchise this far in advance!
It’s the 5th day of G.E.E.K advent!
Here, have a video of Captain Picard singing ‘Let It Snow’!
After a swiftly removed fan-cam Comic Con debut a few months ago, Sony Pictures have finally released the official trailer for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’
In the trailer, we get out first proper look at the Spidey sequel’s rogues gallery, including Electro, The Green Goblin and a fleeting look at Rhino. Exciting enough? Well apparently not as eagle eyed fans have have noticed a couple of teases in the trailer, including a glimpse at Doc Oc’s ‘tentacles’ and Vulture’s wings! Could this be setting up the 3rd of 4th movie for a Sinister 6 appearance? We’ll have to wait until May 2014 to find out! In the mean-time, go watch the trailer… over and over and over and over…
Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman in ‘Man Of Steel’ sequel
After months of speculation, director Zack Snyder has confirmed that Superman and Batman will both be joined by Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man Of Steel sequel. Not only that, but they’ve already cast the role as Fast & Furious star (and former Miss Israel!) Gal Gadot.
What’s not yet confirmed is how big the role will be. Will she be appearing in full costume with her invisible jet, or will we just get a brief appearance as her alter ego, Diana Prince? Some are worried that the Justice League are taking over the Super sequel, with Superman not getting his chance to shine, but until more info is revealed, we don’t even know how big a part Batman will be playing, let alone Wonder Woman.
The Wonder Woman rumour has been circulating for a while, with Gadot, G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s Elodie Yung and Quantum of Solace’s Olga Kurylenko all having read for the part. But along with the Amazonian warrior, the other rumored appearances are Nightwing and The Flash. Many felt the Wonder Woman rumour was far fetched, so today’s confirmation may give some weight to these final JLA castings.
Man Of Steel 2 begins filming next year, with a July 17th 2015 release date.
Photo source - IGN/DC/Universal
G.E.E.K Podcast Episode 42 out now!
This week, the G.E.E.Ks bring you 2 exclusive interviews from lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies, Ed Robertson, and comedian extraordinaire, Boothby Graffoe! Plus they discuss the PS4 launch, XBox One launch titles, Shenmue 3 rumour, Spiderman sequels and spin-offs, and one more thing… a 2 legged acrobatic dog!
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The worlds most realistic finger painting?
A few months back all we got to meet Kyle Lambert at the Gadget Show in Birmingham. Kyle has worked with our very own Steve (Shaun Bentley) in a few videos, bringing his digital artwork to life through hours of skilled artistic genius, emotional music and a few posh zoom effects, however his latest video is a little different.
Boasting over 200 hours of work, Kyle stuns us with a photo realistic drawing of Morgan Freeman, who by the end of the clip appears to have shared the experience with you - a description of “lifelike” seems to not do justice for the overwhelming magic that is created here.
Is this the worlds most realistic finger painting? We at G.E.E.K say yes, and challenge anyone to do better.