Rob and Volpe talk about Stranger Things 2, Iron Fist, and Samurai Jack, then review Red Oaks and Arrival. Plus, Rob interviews Emily Beecham, who plays the Widow on AMC’s Into the Badlands.

Host: Rob Logan
Co-host: Mike Volpe
Special Guest: Emily Beecham (Into the Badlands)

The Geek Generation – #285 – Emily Beecham, AMC’s Into the Badlands

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Warner Bros. signs on Matt Reeves to direct The Batman

Following Ben Affleck’s recent stepping down as director of The Batman, Warner Bros. has found a replacement in Matt Reeves, the helmer behind Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Kevin Smith set to make Jay and Silent Bob reboot

This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop! Yes, Kids – @jayandsilentbob are coming back! Here’s the story: Sadly, Clerks III can’t happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead… which also didn’t happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. I’ve pitched said sequel series to 6 different networks only to find no takers thus far. Mind you, I’m not complaining: nobody gets to make EVERYTHING they wanna make in this business (do they?). And I’ve been lucky to make anything at all, there’s so much competition out there, so many much cooler ideas from fresh folks. And besides: I had #comicbookmen and then @tuskthemovie and @yogahosers (which all came together so crazy quickly), and the podcasts and #fatmanonbatman. With all of that, how could I bitch about no Clerks III or Mallrats 2? Then when I started directing @thecw shows, it was such a slice of Heaven on Earth, I happily put my Askewniverse sequels to the side. Since I sold #Clerks and #Mallrats years ago, they’re owned by others, which limits my moves with my own material. I don’t mind: back in the day, all I ever wanted to do was sell my stuff so I could be in the movie biz in the first place. So I don’t own Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy or #Dogma… But I DO own #jayandsilentbob. So while I love playing with someone else’s new toys on @cwtheflash and @Supergirl, I’m getting eager to play with my old toys again in the inter-connected View Askewniverse I spent the first half of my career creating. And so all last month, I had the time of my life laughing while writing “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” – a fun flick in which the Jersey boys have to go back to Hollywood to stop a brand new reboot of the old “Bluntman & Chronic Movie” they hated so much. It’s a tongue-in-cheek, silly-ass satire that pokes fun at the movie business’s recent re-do obsession, featuring an all-star cast of cameos and familiar faces! And I already met with the good folks at Miramax and they’re into it, so I’m hoping we’ll be shooting in the summer! Never give up, kids. You CAN do anything you want in life, so long as you’re patient and malleable. #KevinSmith

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Castlevania animated series coming to Netflix in 2017

Producer Adi Shankar, of Dredd and The Grey fame, has revealed that he’s working on a Castlevania animated series for Netflix, with a first season due in 2017 and a second due the following year. Additionally, Warren Ellis (from the Red graphic novel) is writing, while Adventure Time’s Kevin Kolde is also involved. Details like the plot or voice cast aren’t available, although Shankar has dribbled out a few hints in the past. In 2016, he suggested that his in-progress show would be “dark, satirical” and “flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.

PS4 System Software Update 4.50 detailed

Sony has released a list of features that PS4 owners can look forward to when System Update 4.50 drops. The biggest new feature is that PS4’s will now support external USB 3.0 hard drives up to 8TB in size. Originally, external HDDs would only allow storage of media like videos and music, but now you’ll also be able to download your digital games directly to it. Also, users will now be able to select any in-game screenshot as their home screen background, as well as gain the ability to watch 3D movies in stereoscopic 3D directly on the PS VR headset.

Sharknado 5 announced by SyFy and The Asylum

SyFy and The Asylum have announced that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will return to star in Sharknado 5, reprising their roles as shark-fighting heroes Fin Shepard and April Wexler. The latest film in the hit global franchise, Sharknado 5 features the return of original cast member Cassie Scerbo as Nova, a bartender-turned-badass Sharknado fighter. In Sharknado 5, with much of North America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for the inevitable – a global Sharknado. Fin and his family must put a stop to this disaster before Earth is completely obliterated.

New Friday the 13th movie completely shut down

Paramount Pictures has announced that the new Friday the 13th movie has been removed from its schedule, and The Hollywood Reporter is adding that the planned reboot has been completely shut down. With less than six weeks to go before filming was to have started, the studio pulled the plug on the film, which was set to open on October 13th of this year. While the reason is unknown, one factor could be the poor performance of Paramount’s Rings, which opened to only $13 million.

The OA renewed for a second season at Netflix

Netflix has announced that The OA, the sci-fi drama that made its surprise debut last year, has been renewed for a second season.

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Rob Logan

Rob is a movie buff, computer whiz, gamer, huge Batman fan, and above all... a geek. In addition to being the Founder and Host of The Geek Generation, he is also a photographer, graphic designer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, a former professional wrestler, and a current superhero.

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