Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Geek Versus Week #118

January 31, 2017

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It is now known that the title for Star Wars Episode 8 will be, “The Last Jedi.” 

X-Men TV Series in the Works at Fox 

The network on Tuesday announced that it has handed out a put-pilot commitment to an untitled Marvel action-adventure series. The project will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series will be a co-production between 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television.

Marvel Teases New Avengers Video Game in Development With Square Enix

Marvel Entertainment has announced a multiyear pact with game powerhouse Square Enix for a series of video-game titles, starting with a new Avengers game — but details for now are scant.

Disney-owned Marvel said more info on the Avengers game and other titles will be announced in 2018. Square Enix owns and publishes the “Final Fantasy” sci-fi/fantasy role-playing game franchise, among other titles. For the Avengers game, Marvel is working with two Square Enix-owned studios: Crystal Dynamics, longtime developer the “Tomb Raider” series, and Eidos Montreal, known for its “Deus Ex” series of first-person shooter role-playing games.

Actor John Hurt of ‘Elephant Man,’ ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Alien’ dies at 77

Actor John Hurt, the gravelly voiced British actor who garnered Oscar nominations for his roles in “Midnight Express” and “The Elephant Man,” has died at the age of 77. Known for playing tormented characters, Hurt memorably died on screen in the 1979 space adventure “Alien” when a creature exploded from his chest during lunch in the spacecraft mess hall. 

All this and more on the latest episode of the Geek Versus Week podcast.  


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