#TWIG - This Week In Geek - October 28 - November 4 With Joe Smith

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Hey everybody, Joe Smith here for your Week In Geek for the week of October 28th to November 3rd. Let's talk about the week in geek that's fit to speak: In Movies: Terminator: Dark Fate released this weekend with a $29 million domestic box office debut, enough to top the box office charts but far short of its $185 million production cost before marketing. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-terminator-dark-fate-bombs-29m-us-debut-1251886 David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have walked away from their Lucasfilm deal to launch a new Star Wars film trilogy, in favor of their Netflix contract. https://deadline.com/2019/10/star-wars-setback-game-of-thrones-duo-david-benioff-d-b-weiss-exit-trilogy-1202771184 Star Trek’s Brannon Braga and Family Guy’s Seth McFarlane are teaming on a new film adaptation of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood for Hulu. https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3592178/hulu-turning-clive-barkers-books-blood-feature-film-orville-duo/ Forbes is reporting that Warner Bros has moved forward the live-action Tom & Jerry film from an April 2021. https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2019/10/25/warner-bros-moves-tom-and-jerry-to-christmas-2020-just-in-case-dune-disappoints-box-office/#d2dc9d151618 and some Quick bites: Peyton Reed as signed on to direct a third Ant-Man movie; A sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been confirmed and is officially releasing on April 8th, 2022; https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ant-man-3-peyton-reed-returning-direct-1251732 https://twitter.com/SpiderVerse/status/1190373194374377472 In Television: Lucasfilm released their second trailer for The Mandalorian last week, giving us a closer look at the highly anticipated Star Wars show. Starring Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Taika Waititi, and Werner Herzog. https://youtu.be/XmI7WKrAtqs As mentioned last week, more information was revealed about the HBO Max streaming service last Tuesday. HBO Max will debut in May of 2020, for a subscription cost of $14.99 a month; https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/29/20938710/hbo-max-rick-morty-south-park-ridley-scott-looney-tunes-conan-obrien-price-launch https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/hbo-max-price-launch-date-may-2020-1203387216/ Deadline reports that HBO has decided not to move forward with the untitled Game of Thrones prequel series, which was written by Jane Goldman and starred Naomi Watts. https://deadline.com/2019/10/game-of-thrones-prequel-pilot-dead-hbo-jane-goldman-naomi-watts-1202771609/ Andrzej Sapkowski Netflix dropped the main trailer for its adaptation of The Witcher. https://youtu.be/ndl1W4ltcmg TV Line reports that CW is developing a new Superman & Lois series. https://tvline.com/2019/10/28/superman-lois-lane-series-in-development-the-cw/ Leslie Mann will star in Amazon’s upcoming series based on Naomi Alderman’s 2016 thriller sci-fi novel, The Power. https://deadline.com/2019/10/leslie-mann-star-the-power-amazon-drama-series-naomi-alderman-book-1202773045/ In Video Games: BlizzCon 2019 kicked off this past Friday. https://kotaku.com/we-moved-too-quickly-blizzard-president-apologizes-for-1839540746 EA released official launch trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. https://youtu.be/xIl2z5wwjdA In addition, EA has announced it will start releasing games on Steam again for the first time in 8 years, starting with Jedi: Fallen Order. https://www.ea.com/news/ea-and-valve-partnership And that, folks, is your Week In Geek. As always, a full listing of this week's articles is available with source links down in the podcast description. And I'll see you geeks next wee

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