Queer Geek News Roundup: May 28, 2017

  • New Spider-Man Tom Holland is now slated to play a much younger version of hero Nathan Drake in the adaptation of the popular PlayStation game series Uncharted, quite a departure from the likes of Mark Wahlberg.

  • Speaking of Tom Holland, two new trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming (one for the USA, the other for the rest of the world) reveal some backstory for Michael Keaton's Vulture, a new perspective on that airport fight from Civil War, and more Iron Man. Maybe too much Iron Man, as evidenced on that atrocious poster, which was bad enough to spawn harsh criticism and parodies like this:

(Credit to Kyle Buchanan.)

  • The seventh and penultimate season of every nerd's favorite sex-blood-and-dragons epic Game of Thrones has a trailer, showing off some epic battles as the series heads into its home stretch. Sadly, this season will only run seven episodes, and next year's final season only six. Not much room for filler there, I hope.

  • Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will be a tough sell in the US; it's a hugely expensive sci-fi blockbuster without major stars, based on a French graphic novel series with nonexistent name recognition here. If nothing else, the sheer visual ambition seen in the latest trailer, incongruously set to an orchestral arrangement of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" is enough to make me glad the movie exists.