Geekly World News – January 27, 2016

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The first footage of Wonder Woman, the upcoming movie staring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins, has been revealed, and I think it looks great so far. I think the WWI setting is a brilliant choice, and Gal Gadot seems like a great fit for the role. I’m excited to see how it all turns out when the movie is released on June 23, 2017.

Geek Spiel: What BBC’s Sherlock Means for Comic Book Adaptations

 So the BBC’s contemporary take on the famous detective has taken off with a bang

Cumberbatch and Freeman: Seen here opening the floodgates for TV comic adaptations.

in its second series, delivering two great episodes, and, to my delight, sticking with the 90-minute episode format. To me, this is perfect for the type of show that Sherlock is: a twisting, turning mystery with at least as many levels of complexity in the development of its characters’ relationships and personalities as it does the mysteries themselves. If one were to squeeze the type of content from one episode into the 42-minute format of a one-hour drama like Breaking Bad, it would be hard to imagine the transition being made without something being lost in the process. Not to disparage the format: it’s been the medium for the creation of some of modern-day TVs best stories like Justified, Luther, The Wire, and the aforementioned Breaking Bad. But for a world with as much history and many elements to be juggled, it may not be the right fit.

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