Geekly World News – February 13, 2016

Welcome back to Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more. Today we’ve got news about Batman v SupermanHarry Potter, and Star Trek. Read on!

The final trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been released, and it’s quite a doozy. Until now I’ve merely been cautiously optimistic about the movie, but now I’m getting truly excited. I think this trailer does a really good job of making you want to see more, unlike the first trailer (which I found to be too dour) and the second trailer (which people have said reveals too much — I’ve managed to avoid it so far). Let’s hope my newfound excitement for the film is justified when it comes to theatres on March 25, 2016.

harrypotter8There’s a new Harry Potter book coming out this year, and it’s the official eighth story in the series’ canon. Pottermore has announced that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the upcoming stage play opening in London this summer, will have it’s script published as a book as well, allowing people all over the world to experience the new story. The play is by Jack Thorne, based on a story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Since it will not be written exclusively by J.K. Rowling, and since it will be a script rather than a novel, it will be very interesting to see how fans react to it (myself included). Nevertheless, I am extremely excited to read it for myself, and I’m relieved that I won’t have to hold my breath for the play to come to Toronto in order to see it on stage (though I’ll certainly be there if it does).

Bryan Fuller

Bryan Fuller

Variety reports that Bryan Fuller, creator of the Hannibal tv show, has been named show runner of the upcoming Star Trek series, which will air on CBS All Access in 2017. Fuller seems like a great choice for this role given his prior experience with the franchise (he previously wrote for Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Alex Kurtzmann, fellow executive producer on the series, said “Bringing ‘Star Trek’ back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care. His encyclopedic knowledge of ‘Trek’ canon is surpassed only by his love for Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic future, a vision that continues to guide us as we explore strange new worlds.”
Are you excited for this new Star Trek series? Let us know in the comments below.

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