Geekery Saturday – September 16

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

• We’re unfortunately starting out today with some sad news, as Harry Dean Stanton died yesterday at the age of 91. Stanton had a lengthy career in TV and movies, dating back to the 1950s. The character actor is probably best known for his roles in Alien and Escape for New York, but Stanton has a lengthy resume, as he worked consistently right up until 2017.

Here’s a Hollywood Reporter interview with Stanton from 2013, where he talks about why anyone can be an actor:

• Once Bryan Hitch’s run on DC Comics’ Justice League is over, it looks like Christopher Priest will be taking over writing duties for two issues in December. Priest, a Queens native, has written for DC and Marvel regularly since 1983, currently writing DEATHSTROKE for DC Comics. The writer will be joined by artist Pete Woods on a story about a sleep-deprived Batman.

• Sticking with DC, Marc Guggenheim, executive producer of the CW’s ARROWVERSE, teased on Twitter another character that may appear on the LEGENDS OF TOMORROW portion of this year’s crossover, set for November:

The image seems to be a prototype of the mask worn by the Golden Age Sandman, Wesley Dodds. We should start hearing more hints about the crossover as we approach the new season premieres the first week of October.

• Angela Robinson, who wrote the upcoming feature Dr. Marston and the Wonder Women, is teaming up with writer Terry Moore to adapt his comic STRANGERS IN PARADISE, which ran for 90 issues from 1993 to 2007.

• Finally, FUNKO has announced that they will be producing figures based on the MORTAL KOMBAT series. The line will feature Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Goro (a GameStop exclusive), Liu Kang, Kitana and Raiden and is expected to be in stores this November.