The Week in Geek: Ghostbusters are again, Tony Stark might have ghosted, and ghost… Jon Snow?


Phew! We did it! The finish of one of the over-full weeks of tv in current historical past. The Flash got here again. Marvel’s The Punisher dropped its second season. Same for Star Trek: Discovery. We bought new reveals like The Passage and Deadly Class. There had been remakes for Roswell and Carmen Sandiego. And that does not even begin on Glass exhibiting up into theaters with each critic making the “half empty” joke. Things bought intense!

And, on prime of that, different issues additionally occurred! Here they’re: The 5 largest tales from… The Week in Geek!

SPIDER-MAN, HOT MYSTERIO, AND… DEAD TONY STARK?

The first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home dropped this week. You would suppose that the story can be, “WOW, RIGHT, THERE’S ANOTHER SPIDER-MAN WHO’S NOT MILES MORALES!” or “MR. GLASS IS IN THIS MOVIE?!”

But, as a substitute, there was a slew of different main questions. Like, all of us noticed that stuff with Happy, proper? Is Aunt May tapping that? And Jake Gyllenhaal, proper? He’s extremely popular! Look at how sizzling he’s with that fishbowl on his head! 

The largest response to the trailer, although, is theory over the whereabouts of 1 Tony Stark. Where’s Iron Man? Is he lifeless? OH MY GOD IS THAT WHY PETER DOESN’T WANT TO WEAR HIS SPIDEY SUIT? Obviously, we do not know what the deal is, however relying on whether or not Spider-Man: Far From Home takes place earlier than or after the occasions of Avengers: Endgame (we nonetheless do not know) will doubtlessly dictate the reply to that query.

Also, sidebar: Spider-Man: Far From Home has two trans actors, Zach Barack and Tyler Luke Cunningham in its solid, making it the primary mainstream superhero film to try this. That’s very good! Truly, Peter Parker is a pleasant neighborhood Spider-Man!

THERE’S A NEW GHOSTBUSTERS MOVIE, I GUESS

This week it was introduced that Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman’s son, Jason Reitman, is about to direct a 2020 Ghostbusters film. This will likely be a sequel to the ’80s movies and on no account associated to the 2016 movie. Jason Reitman made a really particular level of constructing positive that was clear as a result of heaven forbid Lady Ghostbusters: The Movie be something however overwhelmed to dying, buried, waited upon to show right into a ghost, after which, subsequently, busted.

It can be good to consider extra Ghostbusters motion pictures in their very own proper with out the stench of a tradition struggle. But right here we’re. This is a Ghostbusters film for males who get mad at commercials about security razors and all of us sort of comprehend it.

Anyway, there is a teaser trailer the place you see Ecto-1. Whee.

GAME OF THRONES. THAT’S IT. THAT’S THE TWEET.

A teaser trailer dropped for the eighth and ultimate season of Game of Thrones this week. It’s simply the Starks discovering some statues of themselves after which pulling out swords. No spoilers to be seen. However, it did reveal the vital factor, which is that the primary episode of this ultimate season will air on April 14. And that is mainly all anybody wanted to listen to.

But, sure, there’ll, regardless of the needs of the solid and crew, be a extra official trailer between now and April. We’ve already heard bizarre, outlandish rumors. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) stated she wasn’t allowed to scrub her hair for some time. Gross. Kit Harington (Jon Snow) stated that this season broke the actors. But additionally apparently he saved that statue of himself and it is in his shed?

NETFLIX IS COMPETING BY.. RAISING THEIR PRICES?

DC has its streaming service. CBS All Access has its new Star Trek: Discovery season out. Disney+ is coming. And, it was introduced this week, that our very personal dad or mum firm, NBC, will likely be bringing its personal streaming service to the desk.

So what’s Netflix doing to remain on the prime of the sport? It’s bumping its costs up. Single subscriptions will go up from $eight to $9 per thirty days and the four-subscriber plan will pop from $14 to $16. This change will happen instantly for brand new subscribers and over the course of the following three months for the remainder of us.

The worth improve may appear small, however it’s much more costly while you keep in mind all the opposite streaming providers contending for the typical TV/film watcher’s pockets. Netflix should still be the largest title within the recreation, however Amazon additionally provides you free two-day supply, so…

Genuinely, there’s going to return a degree — and that time might even be this yr — the place individuals begin to cut up from Netflix with all these different choices. Also, wasn’t all this alleged to be a way to lastly escape cable? Weren’t all of us alleged to lastly minimize the wire? Kinda appears like all of us are extra strapped down and expensed to observe #content material than ever earlier than. So that $1 or $2 improve for Netflix? It’s positively including up!

EVEN MORE STAR TREK COMING TO CBS ALL ACCESS

We talked about on the prime that Star Trek: Discovery is again this week for its second season. We knew in regards to the animated collection Lower Decks. We additionally heard there will likely be one other, extra kid-friendly animated collection coming. And clearly, there’s that Picard collection we’re all very nervous about.

But we discovered this week that megastar Michelle Yeoh, who performed Philippa Georgiou in each captain and evil emperor mode final season, will likely be getting her personal present constructed across the mysterious Section 31. For those that might not know, Section 31 is a department of Starfleet that mainly would not observe the foundations. They are the CIA. They do the issues that nobody else can do with an enormous discretionary price range (assuming there’s nonetheless cash within the 23rd century).

This will likely be one more totally different aspect of the Star Trek die as CBS tries to make its All Access streaming platform much more interesting to Star Trek followers. At the very least, we all know we’ll be getting extra Michelle Yeoh sporting quite a lot of black and inflicting hassle. 

And that is it! What per week! Did you see Glass? Did you watch Deadly Class? Did you hearken to our official Deadly Class podcast? I hope so! As all the time, thanks for studying, please inform us what the largest tales had been out of your week and what you considered these 5 tales within the feedback.

See ya subsequent week!


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