This edition of the Geek News Brief includes stories about Anthony Mackie starring in Captain America 4, a release date for Fast & Furious 10, a new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon, and hope for Season 4 of Manifest.

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Captain America 4, Fast & Furious 10, new He-Man reboot, & Manifest resurrection – 2021-08-20

Anthony Mackie to star in Marvel’s Captain America 4 film

Anthony Mackie has closed a deal to carry the shield and star in his first leading superhero film in Captain America 4.

While Mackie and the folks at Marvel Studios have tried to keep things under wraps, Deadline is reporting that the actor will be reprising his role as the newly minted Captain America. Malcolm Spellman, the head writer and creator of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, will write the fourth installment of the Captain America franchise.

Fast & Furious 10 sets 2023 release date

Coming off of the theatrical run of F9: The Fast Saga, Universal Pictures has officially announced the release date for Justin Lin’s upcoming tenth installment to the blockbuster action series. Set as the penultimate movie of the main franchise, Fast & Furious 10 is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 7, 2023, nearly two years after F9 made its debut.

Fast & Furious 10 will once again be directed by Justin Lin, who will also serve as the director for the final installment, with Chris Morgan attached to pen the script. Even though the official cast hasn’t been announced, it’s highly likely that the main cast will return to reprise their respective roles.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe reboot series premiere date

Netflix has released the first trailer and announced a September 16 premiere date for its new CG animated series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. This is the second of Netflix’s MOTU series, with this one being aimed at a younger audience than Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation.

The new series reimagines the classic story of the Guardians of Grayskull, with the official synopsis reading: In Eternia, the first planet of creation, a demonic tyrant rises: Skeletor! With dark armies at his command, Skeletor is on the march, hell-bent on capturing Eternia’s kingdoms, and its ultimate prize – Castle Grayskull, the ancient fortress of mystery said to contain the greatest power in the universe. It’s up to He-Man, voiced by Yuri Lowenthal, and his brave squad of rookie heroes to stop Skeletor and restore the peace. Both sides come armed with enchanted Power Weapons – transforming them into Masters of the Primal Powers of the Universe. It’s Master vs. Dark Master, He-Man vs. Skeletor – fighting for control of Eternia, Castle Grayskull, and the fate of us all. In the end, who will become Master of the Universe?

Manifest might get resurrected for Season 4

For Manifest fans, the recent cancellation of the series meant leaving questions that might never get answered, but recent news brings hope for the former NBC show.

Deadline is reporting that producing studio Warner Bros TV is in the home stretch of complex negotiations with Netflix about a Season 4 order for the sci-fi drama, as the show has been topping the streamer’s viewership charts since June. Because of its newfound success, WBTV has already started making deals with the cast and writers for its potential revival.

However, it’s stressed that the negotiations between Netflix and Warner Bros. TV are difficult because of factors involving Netflix wanting to also acquire the global rights to all Manifest seasons. This is an issue since the studio has already sold the series to international markets.

Manifest centered around a commercial airplane that mysteriously disappears, only to reappear five years later. While no time had passed for those on board, the world went on without them, and new mysteries unfold for the passengers as they seek to find answers as to how and why their plane disappeared years ago.

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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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