• Michael Hilton

The Weekly Geek 35

Whatup, nerds. There's a lot of news to geek out about this week. So here's my list and a couple thoughts.

What I'm still trying to process

The Star Wars news bomb that went off yesterday. TLDR of the article: Disney announced a ton of new Star Wars projects, most of which are TV shows set to stream on Disney+. I have mixed feelings about the announcements. On one hand, I'm pumped to spend more time in the Star Wars galaxy, and I suspect that they're taking the Marvel approach of crossover stories considering Ahsoka's big name drop in The Mandalorian a couple weeks ago. On the other hand, I can see a lot of this devolving into fan service real quick. Fortunately, there seems to be a good amount of real talent involved, so I'm optimistic.

The other stuff I'm still trying to process

Speaking of Marvel, Disney's Investor day dropped a Marvel bomb too. The MCU's generally pretty solid in the way they construct their intersecting stories, and these additions look really fun. I'm especially looking forward to WandaVision.

The other, other stuff I'm still trying to process

More Disney announcements. The ones I'm interested in the most:

  • Live-action hybrid Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg

  • Lightyear, exploring the origin story Buzz Lightyear was programmed with (although without Tim Allen's voice. There better be a good reason)

  • The Moana animated series

  • Raya and the Last Dragon's March release date and simultaneous streaming on Disney+

Even MORE news...this is ridiculous.

It seems Spider-Man 3 will see the return of Andrew Garfield, Kirsten Dunst, and possibly Tobey Maguire and Alfred Molina. This means that the MCU is fully committing to opening up the multiverse, corroborated by title of the Dr. Strange sequel Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as well as the concept behind some of the Marvel TV shows like Loki.

Game I'm playing

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. I've never played a Dynasty Warriors game, which sees your massively overpowered characters take on hordes of enemies in hack-and-slash type gameplay, but Nintendo made the bizarre choice of telling a Breath of the Wild prequel story through the Dynasty Warriors franchise, so I had to check it out. It can get repetitive, but it's actually pretty fun.

That's it this week! If you love discovering awesome new stuff to geek out about, be sure to subscribe and share so you don't miss out!

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