Geekery Saturday – September 2

Another week of news has come and gone. Let’s take a look at what’s happened over the last few days.

The big news that people are talking about this week is STILL the rumored Warner Bros. film featuring the Joker running around 1980s Gotham City. The movie allegedly will be a “super dark” crime noir film looking at the Clown Prince of Crime’s origins, and won’t be connected to the DC Extended Universe. The film is supposedly set to be written by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips and 8 Mile’s Scott Silver, with Silver also set to direct.

Now, Warner Bros. is also hoping to bring on Martin Scorsese to produce the film, which may also lead to the company enticing Leonardo DiCaprio to star as The Joker. This all sounds like a fever dream.

Sticking with DC, the new TITANS show scheduled for DC’s streaming service has found its Nightwing… or maybe its Robin, depending on how they go. Brenton Thwaites will take on the role of Dick Grayson in the project. The Australian actor joins Teagan Croft as Raven and Anna Diop as Starfire.

MARVEL LEGACY #1 is being touted (by Marvel itself, naturally) as the “single most important comic book of 2017.” It’s so important, that the company has released a trailer for it:

Marvel Legacy 1 is in stores on Sept. 27.

Speaking of Marvel, Comixology is having a Buy One, Get One sale on Marvel comic books and collections through Sept. 7.

A reboot of THE CROW franchise has been in the works for close to 10 years now, and the wheel keeps on turning on trying to get The Crow Reborn made. Now, Sony Pictures has picked up distribution rights for the film, even though there’s no projected release date and there’s still a question of whether last-reported star Jason Momoa or director Corin Hardy are even still attached.

Finally, The Casual Geekery – still your new favorite place on the Internet – is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement to run select content from the RETRO MOVIE NERD blog, hosted by friend of the site Chris Jordan. We’re all very excited about this new partnership and look forward to the content sharing to start soon!