It’s a news packed week at The Geekville Radio Studio. Seth and Crazy Train are back to cover the major stories, as well as the return of the Arrowverse to TV.
First up, Fox has ordered a X-Men TV series that will be in continuity with the movie franchise, much like Disney has with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only that, Bryan Singer himself has been tapped to direct the pilot episode.
“The still untitled X-Men TV series will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production.”
Speaking of Legion, Hollywood Reporter sums up their review of the show as “Lock yourself in a rubber room and binge”.
In DC News, Deadline reports that Ben Affleck will not be directing his standalone Batman film after all. Affleck cites the double duty being too great to allow the best of both worlds.
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”
Over in the Doctor Who universe, Peter Capaldi confirmed that Series 10 of the revived show will be his last.
The middle part of the show reviews the mid-season return of the entire “Arrowverse”. Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, and Arrow all made their premieres last week, and all four shows hit the ground running. Hear thoughts on Kevin Smith’s Supergirl directorial debut, Flash’s next chapter about changing the future, Legends Of Tomorrow with George Lucas, and the reveal of Laurel and Talia in Arrow.
In the final segment of the show, Seth and Train pay tribute to the legendary actor Sir John Hurt. The resume this man had fills just about any element of Geekery you could imagine.
All this and more in another fun-filled episode of Geekville Radio!