#TWIG - This Week In Geek - October 7 - October 13 With Joe Smith


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Heya folks, Joe Smith here, back for your Week In Geek for the week of Oct 7th to the 13th. Let's talk about the week in geek that's fit to speak: In Movies: Joker scores top of the box office again this week, taking home $55 million dollars in domestic box office sales. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/box-office-joker-addams-family-gemini-man-2-1203368839/ Universal has released a teaser trailer for Dolittle, the latest retelling of the story about a doctor who can speak to animals. Dolittle releases to theaters on January 17, 2020. https://youtu.be/FEf412bSPLs The first trailer has also dropped for Disney's Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Jungle Cruise will be in theaters on July 24th, 2020. https://youtu.be/ydnzilTiBcY Variety is reporting that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has landed an undisclosed lead role in the Matrix 4 movie. The Matrix 4 begins filming in 2020. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/matrix-4-yahya-abdul-mateen-ii-1203364314/ Also from Variety, Daveed Diggs is in talks to voice Sebastian the Crab in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/daveed-diggs-little-mermaid-sebastian-1203293889/ Lionsgate has signed Len Wiseman to direct Ballerina, a female-led spinoff of the John Wick franchise. https://deadline.com/2019/10/john-wick-spinoff-ballerina-len-wiseman-directs-female-centric-keanu-reeves-1202754898/ In Television: Deadline is reporting that Erik Olesson is stepping in as the new executive producer and showrunner for Amazon's Carnival Row. https://deadline.com/2019/10/carnival-row-erik-oleson-replacement-marc-guggenheim-showrunner-travis-beacham-departs-amazon-drama-co-creator-season-2-1202754326/ Wayne Brady will be guest starring on an episode of Black Lightning in 2020 as the World War II super-soldier Gravedigger. https://tvline.com/2019/10/10/black-lightning-wayne-brady-cast-gravedigger-season-3/ Clive Owen will star alongside Julianne Moore in Apple upcoming miniseries Lisey's Story. https://tvline.com/2019/10/10/clive-owen-liseys-story-cast-apple-tv-plus-stephen-king/ Aquaman director James Wan and his production company Atomic Monster are co-producing a 10 epsiode TV adaptation of Dylan Dog. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/james-wan-teams-with-italys-bonelli-on-dylan-dog-series-exclusive-1203360996/ In Video Games: Blizzard Entertainment is facing increasing boycotts and protests from gamers, politicians, and human rights organizations in response to the suspension of a Hearthstone player who expressed support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests last week. https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/blizzard-hearthstone-overwatch-china-hong-kong-protests-1203369240/ https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gyzmdw/blizzard-doubles-down-says-it-will-continue-to-silence-players-on-official-channels Fortnite Season 10 recently completed with a cataclysmic in-game event, replacing the colorful world with a swirling back hole. The game is currently experiencing an intentional blackout, and Epic Games has hinted at major changes to the game world for the next season. Over 6 million concurrent streams were active during the game event, not including gamers watching the event in-game. The blackout is rumored to last until Tuesday at 6AM. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fortnite-season-11-a-black-hole-destroyed-everythi/1100-6470517/ https://twitter.com/Lucas7yoshi/status/1183507074686377984 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.

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