Queer Geek News Roundup: April 1, 2018

  • Deadpool 2 is only a few weeks away, but if you were looking forward to FX's planned animated series... bad news: the show's dead due to "creative differences". Writer/producer/Lando Calrissian Donald Glover took to Twitter to address the cancellation, writing a scathing "finale" script that blamed Marvel's desire to sell toys and entertainment-industry racism.

  • Production has started on Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel,, starring Brie Larson as cosmic superheroine Carol Danvers. We'd already known that the movie would feature the return of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, but the cast list reveals some new surprises: a couple returning villains from Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson. The movie's set in the 1990s, so Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans shouldn't hold their breaths for any references.

  • Speaking of superpowered teens, it's hard to be optimistic about The New Mutants at this point. The trailer for the X-Men spinoff horror film looked promising, but the movie—originally scheduled for release this month—was first pushed back almost a year to February 2019 (a delay of almost a year), and this week delayed again to August 2019. X-Men: Dark Phoenix saw a smaller delay, from November 2018 to February 2019. As much as 50% of The New Mutants may be reshot, with new characters added; I can hope that the end result is at least watchable, but if Justice League and the 2015 Fantastic Four (both similarly revamped in reshoots are anything to go by... yeesh.

  • Season one of the acclaimed feminist dystopian series The Handmaid's Tale ended on a hopeful note, but if the new trailer for season 2 is anything to go by, that may not last long.

  • The return of Westworld is only a few weeks away, and HBO has released a new trailer teasing more enigmas surrounding the hosts... not to mention Shogun World.
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on April 1, 2018

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