This edition of the Geek News Brief includes stories about Gael Garcia Bernal to lead Marvel's Halloween special, Daniel Dae Kim cast as Lord Ozai for Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender, Gal Gadot cast as Snow White's villain, and Skryim becoming a board game.

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Gael Garcia Bernal cast as Werewolf by Night for Marvel’s Disney+ Halloween special

Golden Globe winning actor Gael Garcia Bernal has been set to lead the cast of Marvel’s werewolf-focused Halloween special that will air on Disney+.

While details about the project are being kept strictly under wraps, individuals with knowledge say the character may be based on Werewolf by Night, a name used by two separate Marvel characters.

Daniel Dae Kim cast as Fire Lord Ozai in Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender

Daniel Dae Kim has joined the cast of Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series.

Kim will play Fire Lord Ozai, the ruthlessly driven leader of the Fire Nation who demands that everyone live up to his impossible standards, especially his teenage son, Prince Zuko. Ozai’s drive to conquer and unite the world under firebender rule is a family burden – he believes that it’s his destiny to finish a war started by his ancestors.

Kim is no stranger to the Avatar franchise, as he provided the voice of General Fong in the series and video game, as well as Hiroshi Sato on The Legend of Korra.

Gal Gadot to play the Evil Queen in Disney’s live-action Snow White

According to Deadline, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is in final negotiations to play the Evil Queen in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White.

Rachel Zegler is set to play the titular character, with Marc Webb directing.

While casting for Snow White was long and thorough, studio execs always had their eye on Gadot for the role that started it all when it comes to classic Disney villains. Gadot was also intrigued at the opportunity of joining stars like Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett, who previously played iconic villains from the Disney vault. After scheduling was worked out, a deal closed this week.

Skyrim is getting a board game

Just in case you were running out of ways to play Skyrim, Modiphius Entertainment has announced that they’re working on The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim – The Adventure Game. This new version of Skyrim is a tabletop board game that will allow you to revisit Tamriel’s frozen north as an agent of the Imperial Blades. You can play either by yourself or with up to three other friends.

The narrative-driven game will ship with two campaigns made up of three chapters. Modiphius says each one should take about 90 to 120 minutes to complete. Provided you don’t get distracted by side quests and exploration, you can expect your initial playthrough to take about 12 hours, in which you can “save” your progress at any point and pick up where you left off. With a deck of about 600 cards, no two sessions should play out exactly the same.

While the physical edition is the company’s focus, Skyrim – The Adventure Game will have a demo version coming soon to Tabletop Simulator on PC.

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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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