Let’s check out some of the headlines from This Week in Geekdom:
NEW WORLD OF WARCRAFT EXPANSION – ANNOUNCEMENT COMING THIS WEEK!
There are lots of exciting things happening for Blizzard fans in August. Just a week after the news about The Grand Tournament – Blizzard’s new Hearthstone expansion, Blizzard released that they would be making a big announcement at gamescon on August 6 regarding a new World of Warcraft expansion.The announcement will be live streaming at 9am PDT, more info can be found on their gamescon page. (Via Battle.net)
FUNKO UNVEIL NEW SHERLOCK POP! VINYL TO BE RELEASED IN OCTOBER.
Sherlockians will finally be able to get their hands on Funko POP! figures of all their favourite characters. The figures, that were posted for pre-order earlier this week and will be released in October include: Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes with violin, John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Jim Moriarty and Irene Adler. (Via the Nerdfu)
CHRIS PINE IS STEVE TREVOR IN UPCOMING WONDER WOMAN FILM.
After speculation that Chris Pine would be in the new Green Lantern movie – TheWrap broke the news this week that Pine had closed a deal to star opposite Gal Gadot in 2017’s Wonder Woman. The contract is said to be a multi-picture deal allowing for the possibility of a sequel.
MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES LOGO RELEASED.
Marvel released the logo for it’s next Netflix series, Jessica Jones, on Friday. The series starring Krysten Ritter is set to be released later in 2015, and will follow Jessica Jones as she rebuilds her life as a detective following her short-lived superhero career. (Via Entertainment Weekly)
SPIDER-MAN REBOOT GAINS VACATION WRITERS.
This week the writers of the latest Spider-Man reboot were announced – John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who recently co-wrote and directed the reboot of National Lampoon’s Family Vacation. The writers promise we won’t be getting another origin story with the new film and instead they will be focusing more on the ups and downs that come with learning how to deal with suddenly gaining superpowers; a story that’s a little more grounded. (Via The Mary Sue)
CHRIS PRATT WANTS YOU TO DESIGN HIS NEW COVER PHOTO!
Calling all creative types, Chris Pratt wants you to design his new Cover Photo! Pratt posted this on his Facebook page:
“…so. i need a header. which looks like it would be 1 tall x 3.5 wide.
I’m looking to have Peter Quill, Owen, Andy and Emmet in the mix. possibly some other fun stuff including but not limited to previous roles, my family, eagles, american flags, guns, cool ford raptors, cigars, explosions, anything sly stallone, bloodsport, early steven segal, anything that looks bad ass and will say, “Hey this facebookprofile is chris’s and this is what he’s all about.” maybe some raptors, or even some largemouth bass or deer or trophy elk, maybe some cool guns or rollerblades or possibly even a nascar or a steak maybe even some corndogs. don’t ask me! you decide!”
He’s offered up a dinner at Applebee’s and of course the bragging rights that come along with having your work displayed on Chris Pratt’s social media page. Check out some of the hilarious submissions here. (Via The Mary Sue)