Marvel’s The Runaways Coming To Hulu

Looks like Hulu is getting on board the MCU train!

Announced this morning, an adaptation of the Marvel comic Runaways to the small screen.  Interestingly enough it isn’t coming to Netflix, with whom Marvel already has a handful of MCU shows, but to Hulu instead.  From that I would guess that they’re going for a different tone, probably lighter, than the Netflix MCU shows – which I think is a smart move as this is a show starring children.  For those that don’t know, Runaways is about a group of teenagers who make the unfortunate discovery that their parents are members of an evil syndicate called “The Pride” and decide to band together and fight back.

As for the show itself, it will be led by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage as showrunners, knows for their work on Gossip Girls.  While we don’t have a debut date yet and there’s no current talk of casting, I for one am pretty excited about this one – I was a huge fan of the comic series.  Count on us here at Geeks of the Round to follow up on this as more information is revealed.  Are you looking forward to this as well?  Let us know in the comments!

Take A Gander At The First Full Look Of Pennywise

That’s right folks. You read the title correctly. We now have the first full official look at Pennywise the Dancing Clown. This is literally the stuff of nightmares. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not usually scared of clowns. I just don’t like them. I think they’re stupid and childish. But this is just too much. I’m probably going to sleep with the lights on tonight. Haha. Now enough of my rambling. Take a gander at the image for yourself.

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The image above was released this morning by Entertainment Weekly and us here at Geeks of the Round are definitely happy they did. The first teaser image we received was great but all we really had was his face and that’s fine. While still creepy, it wasn’t a whole lot to go on. Now we have the full look of Pennywise and it is without a single shred of doubt in my mind the best version of Pennywise the Dancing Clown I have ever seen. In conclusion, I will say that due to this image I will probably have nightmares for a little while. And even more so after seeing the film when it final releases next year.

From what I’ve gathered about Bill Skarsgård I’m not sure if he will be just as good if not better than Tim Currey in regards to his performance as Pennywise. However, in regards to his appearance, he puts Tim Currey to shame. Because this is absolutely terrifying. Therefore, I have a good feeling about Bill Skarsgård and I hope he lives up to it.

Well, that concludes yet another article. What did you think of the first full look at Pennywise the Dancing Clown? Love it? Hate it? Don’t care? Let us known in the comments. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out our various discussion vidcasts. A new season of discussions begins this fall. As always I’d like to thank you for reading and I’ll see you in the next article. Bye bye!

 

 

 

Fallout 4 DLC Nuka World Gets A Gameplay Trailer

Greetings folks! It’s your friendly neighborhood GotR site contributor. Today I have a trailer to show you for the final DLC for the popular game Fallout 4, Nuka World. It’s a pretty basic gameplay trailer but it seems fairly interesting to me. Check it out for yourself below.

After watching that myself It feels kinda creepy. Whether that’s a good thing or bad has yet to be determined. As for what we’re getting in the new DLC, it appears to be some new settlement/crafting features and items. Some new weapons (obviously). And it looks like it might be in the main Commonwealth zone. All in all this DLC looks pretty cool. Although it does feel more like a gimmick. Here’s hoping it has an interesting story to it. Although it appears to be pretty simple in regards to its narrative.

I’ll admit that most of the DLC for Fallout 4 have been okay at best. Save for Far Harbor of course. Nuka World does look promising but I don’t want to get my hopes up too high. I elect that we just wait and see how Nuka World turns out. We all now what happens when we get overhyped on something and end up being disappointed when it came for its time to shine. I know it’s Bethesda and I know it’ll have issues but what really matters is its content and I’m afraid it’ll be similar to the mediocrity that was Automatron. Here’s hoping I’m wrong.

So what did you think of the gameplay trailer for Fallout 4’s final DLC Nuka World? Did you love it? Hate it? Don’t really care? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to know what you have to say. And don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel and take a gander at our various discussion vidcasts, a new season of discussions starts this fall. As always thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you in the next article. Bye bye!

Diversity In Comic Shows: The Luke Cage Effect

Editors note: The opinions expressed here are those of myself, Matthew Moore, and not.. nah.. screw this. I know my people, we all know this to be true. There will be cursing however. So if you are easily offended by that or conversations about race, I suggest staying away from all things Marvel dating as far back as the 1963 with the first publication of “X-Men”.

LukeCageTextlessLuke Cage is black.
I know, it comes as a shock to many of you, but he is. He grew up and now lives in Harlem. Harlem which boasts such streets as Martin Luther King Blvd, Malcolm X Blvd, Frederick Douglas Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, is a predominantly black area. This show takes place in that neighborhood.

I mention this because I am waiting for the shit storm. I am waiting for the articles and comments “This show is too black” or “they excluded whites, so how is that equality?”. I am waiting for that to happen and it will enrage me. 1 in 7 people within the US identify as “black”. That’s a lot of people. Yet the idea that they get fair representation in media is laughable, even within Marvel’s own shows. Daredevil, season 1 for example. In Hell’s kitchen, two fleshed out characters that weren’t white. One was an evil Chinese stereotype, the other was Claire Temple. Two.. that’s it, in all of Hell’s kitchen, which is half white, which means other half should be be.. non-white.
Jessica Jones is another example. The show is about equality. That women can do everything men can and they generally go through more doing it. That’s awesome! Great! But in a show that partially takes place in Hell’s Kitchen and partial takes place in Harlem, there are two non-whites highlighted in the show, Claire Temple again and Luke Cage. Even the guy who watches Luke Cage’s bar, IN HARLEM, when Luke Cage is not around, is white. That may be honest to the established story, but it is not honest to the neighborhoods portrayed.
Theo-Rossi-As-AlvarezSo lets be honest. A show that takes place in Harlem should have almost all black characters. And it does. Looking at the trailer I saw three white guys in the background (never their face), one Puerto Rican (Shades Alvarez, played by Theo Rossi), two Chinese and the rest of the cast shown, which is substantial, black. This is actually accurate to the neighborhood portrayed and its about time.
Bonus points: They didn’t go to the extreme of that and make the villain white. (White devil stereotype) even though they easily could have with the return of Kingpin.
Will there be a white in this show that is highlighted? I am positive there will be, it might even be Daredevil. Every show has to have their token minority. Please don’t be upset because your preferred genre of shows and movies actually decides (for once) to portray the demographics of an area accurately.

So tell us what you think. You can do it either here in the comments or in our forums. Please note that while everyone’s opinions matter, if we think you are intentionally trolling or are outright being racist, you will be deleted or even banned. Your opinions still matter, just not here.  We’d love to hear from the rest of you though!

Here is another look at the trailer: