Geekery Saturday – August 5

A surprising amount of news happening this week, so let’s take a look at the most insignificant things to have happened over the last few days.

The new TITANS TV series that will be part of DC Comics’ streaming service next year has found its Raven, according to Deadline. The role will go to Teagan Croft, who has been in absolutely nothing that I’ve heard of. I have no way to form an opinion on if this was a good hire or not, other than her IMDb picture, which shows her as a blond. Which… doesn’t fit the child of a human woman and the demon Trigon. Thankfully, hair dye is a thing.

Based on comments from the president of The CW, Mark Pedowitz, at TCA this week, THE FLASH may be done with speedster big bads for a while. This is good, because there are only so many times everyone can urge Barry to RUN FASTER before they just stop watching.

Speaking of THE FLASH… no, the other one… the movie with Ezra Miller… rumors are flying that the Flashpoint movie may also include Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, which makes a whole hell of a lot of sense.

The Hollywood Reporter is… ahem… reporting that Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are together again for a 10-part YouTube Red series called COBRA KAI. Yeah… Let’s take a look at a description…

“The series, set to bow in 2018, is set 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and revolves around a down and out Johnny who, seeking redemption, reopens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. It reignites his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita). The half-hour comedy follows the duo addressing demons from their past and present frustrations — through (what else?) karate.

“Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine) as well as duo Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold and Kumar) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Macchio and Zabka. Hurwitz and Schlossberg will direct much of the series. Will Smith’s Sony Pictures Television Studios-based Overbrook Entertainment will exec produce with James Lassiter and Caleeb Pinkett overseeing for the company.”

Well, I can’t imagine a better place to end… What will you be talking about today? Do it here!