Obviously, we’re all really upset about Zayn’s betrayal, but if you look around you will see that some seriously awesome stuff happened today. So while some of my FEELINGS are still kind of sad about One Direction, the rest of me is FEELING pretty happy about everything else.
Hallelujah! Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams is going to be guest starring in Doctor Who! How awesome is that? (via BBC)
AWESOME NEWS, FANGIRLS! Disney is developing a live-action Mulan movie! If you don’t think this is the greatest news ever, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities. The news is only hours old but already every single actor of Asian descent has been fancast in the role. I don’t care who gets the role, I’m just SUPER EXCITED that it’s happening… and now I have to go rewatch Mulan for the 100th time. (via Variety)
The Mortal Instruments is getting a second chance after that disastrous film adaptation. ABC Family has commissioned a spinoff television series titled Shadowhunters. The synopsis reads as follows: Shadowhunters “follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.” (via Hypable)
While I’m personally not a massive fan of Cassandra Clare’s novels, I know a lot of people that will be very happy about this development, so I’m excited for them. Plus anything that brings more bisexual POCs into our lives is okay by me. Shadowhunters is set to begin filming this May in Toronto.
OMG the news just keeps getting better and better because Ciara Renée has been cast as Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl in the proposed Arrow/Flash spinoff series. You know the one that features Caity Lotz… and others. Now, I’m somewhat of a DC novice but even I know Hawkgirl is pretty cool and the fact that we are getting a WOC as a superhero! That’s just icing on the cake. Also she has wings. WINGS! (via The Mary Sue)
— Superhero Feed (@SuperheroFeed) March 30, 2015
In case you needed anymore reason to be excited about that Arrow/Flash spinoff then hear this – Doctor Who alum Arthur Darvill has been cast as Rip Hunter! HELP MY HOPES ARE GETTING TOO HIGH FOR THIS SHOW! (via Hypable)
Arthur Darvill Joins the Arrow/Flash Spinoff as time traveler Rip Hunter! pic.twitter.com/yTV6KLrznq
— Syfy Australia (@syfyAU) March 31, 2015
Take a behind the scenes look at Australia’s first Eurovision postcard (yes this is going to keep being a thing, just embrace it already). (via SBS)
Check it out! Here’s a pic of Doctor Who writer Catherine Tregenna at her first read through!
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) March 30, 2015
John Oliver perfectly sums up my feelings about April Fool’s Day in this vid. I HATE IT! It’s the worst. (This might be a good time to remind you that The Geekiary is a collective of people with different views so while I might HATE April Fool’s Day and everything it stands for, I don’t speak for my colleagues).
New Daredevil TV spot… with backstory. (via The Mary Sue)
Speaking of Daredevil – we have character posters! (via popculturebrain)
Here’s the trailer for AMC’s Humans. (via TVLine)
GUESS WHAT? We have some more news about Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk’s Indiegogo funded web series Con Man. According to Nerdist, ALL these awesome people are set to appear: Sean Maher, Gina Torres, Seth Green, Felicia Day, Amy Acker, and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. As well as Battlestar Galactica‘s Tricia Helfer and Michael Trucco, The Walking Dead‘s Emily Kinney, Terminator 2: Judgement Day‘s Robert Patrick, Austin Powers‘ Mindy Sterling, Uncharted‘s Nolan North, and Supernatural‘s Samantha Smith! Holy fangasm!
In Other News:
- The trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to play in front of Avengers: Age of Ultron. (via Hypable)
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, starring Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote is set for release on February 19th! (via Variety)
- Bill Hader has been cast in Steven Spielberg’s The BFG! (via Deadline)
- NBC’s next live musical will be The Wiz and it’s set to air on December 3rd. (via Zap2it)
- Simon Pegg has said that Idris Elba will not be a Klingon in Star Trek 3. (via The Mary Sue)
- RUMOR: The first canon LGBTQ+ characters in the new Star Wars canon – set to appear in the upcoming novel Lords of the Sith – might be in a Star Wars film! (via The Mary Sue)
- Deadline has formally apologised for that AWFUL article on “Ethnic Casting” but they seem to have completely missed the point. Read more about it at The Mary Sue.
- Brianna Hildebrand has been cast in Deadpool as Ellie Phimister, AKA Negasonic Teenage Warhead. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
So that’s about all we have time for today, but just to end things on a super high! Let me express how excited I am that Kieron Gillen is bringing S.W.O.R.D. back in Siege!
Author: Undie Girl
Undie Girl (aka Von) has a BA (Hons) Major in Cultural Studies. The title of her honours thesis was “It’s just gay and porn”: Power, Identity and the Fangirl’s Gaze. She’s currently pursuing a Masters of Media Practice at University of Sydney. Von’s a former contributor The Backlot’s column The Shipping News and a current co-host of The Geekiary’s monthly webcast FEELINGS… with The Geekiary.
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