Geekly World News – January 27, 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.

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.

Mighty No. 9 has been delayed again. Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, has revealed in a letter to Kickstarter backers that the spiritual successor to the Mega Man games is taking longer than expected to finish for a few reasons, including the many different platforms it is being released on and the fact that the engine they are using is no longer being updated. As a result, bugs in the matchmaking code are causing many problems. As for the new release date, Inafune says that “we expect it to realistically be in Spring 2016.” As this is already the third major delay for the game, I would recommend taking that with a grain of salt.
In the interest of full disclosure, I did back the game on Kickstarter, and I’m looking forward to hopefully playing it soon. But while many people are extremely upset with Comcept, the developer of the game, I am personally just disappointed in myself for not waiting until the game was released to buy it.

BBC has confirmed that Steven Moffat will be stepping down as Doctor Who’s lead writer and executive producer after Series 10, which will be airing in Spring of 2017. Taking his place in 2018 with Series 11 will be Chris Chibnall, who has written a number of Doctor Who episodes previously, including “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” and “The Power of Three”. Doctor Who TV has the full BBC press release, featuring quotes from both Moffat and Chibnall.

Steven Moffat

Steven Moffat has long been a divisive figure for the Doctor Who fan community. Personally, I think he’s done a good job with the show overall, but I tend to think that his one-off episodes are better than his season-long arcs. While I certainly appreciate all the work he’s done for the show, I am excited to see what someone new can do with it. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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