Queer Geek News Roundup: December 17, 2017

  • The 1980s-centric pop culture ouroboros that is Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One has a very oddly Photoshopped poster and a new trailer full of cameos from Chun Li to Chucky.

  • Our favorite sardonic drunken superpowered PI will return in March, per Netflix's new promo for the second season of Jessica Jones.

  • On the subject of 80s nostalgia, here's a return I didn't see coming: She-Ra: Princess of Power will get a Netflix reboot in 2018 from Noelle Stevenson (openly-queer co-creator of the acclaimed Lumberjanes).

  • Following a month of rumors and speculation, Disney has officially announced plans to acquire 21st Century Fox, parent company of 20th Century Fox, for $52.4 billion. The deal would add Fox's film and TV studios and their libraries (including The Simpsons, Alien, Predator, Avatar, and many other franchises), among other assets, to Disney's already-vast holdings. The sheer scale of the resulting behemoth has some pretty disconcerting implications, but at least the X-Men and the Fantastic Four can join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if the deal clears a lengthy regulatory review process. And yes, Deadpool will still be R-rated.
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on December 17, 2017

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