Barely Associated: Ghost within the Shell snags Scarlett Johansson
Welcome to Barely Associated, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming information tales that we, the Joystiq employees, have been speaking about over the previous week. And no, we’re not stopping our give attention to business and gaming information. Consider this as your informal weekly recap of fascinating (and principally geeky) information, introduced simply in time to fill your mind with issues to debate in any respect of these weekend shindigs.
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We adore it when scrumptious casting rumors become true. Scarlett Johansson has signed on to play Main Motoko Kusanagi in DreamWorks’ reside-motion Ghost within the Shell film, Selection studies. Rumors that Johansson was wanting into the position surfaced in October. Earlier than that, The Wolf of Wall Road actress Margot Robbie was rumored to be eyeing the position. Robbie will painting Harley Quinn in DC’s Suicide Squad film, due out in 2016.
Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders is on board to direct Ghost within the Shell, and The Reluctant Fundamentalist author Invoice Wheeler is penning the screenplay.
Marvel’s reside-motion Daredevil tv collection will premiere on Netflix on April 10 – that is all of season one, thirteen one-hour episodes, launched at 12:01AM PT in all Netflix territories. That is additionally one month earlier than beforehand reported. Good.
It is value noting that the present’s precise title is Marvel’s Daredevil, so if it isn’t splashed throughout your Netflix house display on April 10 (will probably be), perhaps verify beneath “M.”
Ant-Man is due in theaters on July 17, after a rocky manufacturing course of that noticed Shaun of the Lifeless director Edgar Wright depart the movie, together with three actors. The tone within the teaser is dramatic with an try at mild-hearted jocularity – one thing that we all know Marvel can do. One thing concerning the comedic timing on this video has us frightened, although. Hopefully that seems to be only a teeny-tiny difficulty.
The Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum because the “lady-loving, cigarette-smoking … punk rock” dude of the X-Males (Tatum’s phrases!) is due in theaters on October 7, 2016. Tatum revealed the date by way of Twitter.
How do you say October 7, 2016 in Cajun?
– Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) January 6, 2015
No phrase on the plotline and even which timeline the film will comply with. Tatum is on board to play Gambit in X-Males: Apocalypse, which is about within the Nineteen Eighties. That one can also be due out in 2016.
Season eight of Physician Who had us all in a tizzy this yr, and it seems like we weren’t alone – the season averaged 2.three million viewers within the US, its highest-ever scores in The States. The present’s Christmas Day particular, starring Nick Frost as Santa Claus, pulled in 2.6 million viewers throughout two airings.
The top of the Christmas particular revealed that regardless of opposite stories, Jenna Coleman, the actress who performs The Physician’s companion Clara Oswald, will keep on for an additional season. “It is fantastic,” Coleman informed BBC. “I get an entire different collection of tales with The Physician and I could not stroll away with the story being unresolved.”
The primary episode of season 9 is titled “The Magician’s Apprentice” and it is as a consequence of air this yr.
Serial, a podcast from This American Life that presents an in-depth investigation right into a murky 1999 homicide conviction, led to December, however now key individuals that did not take part are talking out – together with prosecutor Kevin Urick. Serial spends most of its time poking holes within the prosecution’s case towards Adnan Syed, the person (in 1999, a highschool boy) convicted of homicide and nonetheless in jail as we speak. Urick this week advised The Intercept that host Sarah Koenig and the journalists of Serial did not make a number of efforts to contact him: “They didn’t make a number of makes an attempt to succeed in me. They by no means confirmed up at my workplace. They could have left a voicemail that I did not return however I’m not positive of that.”
The Serial staff shortly refuted Urick’s claims, noting that they tried to succeed in him at a number of places earlier than and after the podcast had aired, and offering its full assertion to The Intercept on Twitter. Jay Wilds, the important thing witness towards Syed, spoke to The Intercept after the podcast’s season finale, as properly.
Season two of Serial is due out in 2015.
[1/4] For those who’re curious, this is the complete assertion we despatched in response to an inquiry from The Intercept on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/sRiImoiIlq
– Serial (@serial) January eight, 2015
DC’s new Energy Woman, Tanya Spears, is an excellent-clever former intern of Karen Starr, the unique Energy Woman. Spears is a black teenager with the facility of flight, invulnerability and tremendous power – and an outfit that covers her whole chest. Starr’s Energy Woman sometimes flies round in an extended-sleeved spandex outfit with a minimize-out excessive of her chesticles, a glance that continues to spark dialog concerning the true objective of feminine superhero outfits. (Take a look at this gender-swapped gem for visible illustration of that argument).
Spears’ Energy Woman joins the Teen Titans in concern #6, although she makes an look in #5.