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Those Two Geeks Episode Ninety Six: Disney Pixar’s Soul

Alex talks about Disney Pixar’s new Soul movie released on Disney +.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on Twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run #1 (of 2)

Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run #1 (of 2)

(W) Greg Rucka, Alec Worley (A/CA) Ingo Romling
In Shops: Dec 23, 2020
SRP: $5.99

After the Battle of Yavin, Han Solo and Chewbacca intend to use their reward to settle their debts. But Princess Leia asks them to accept a secret mission for the Resistance. Mortal dangers, traitorous enemies, and thorny situations mark the path of these two heroes of the Star Wars saga.

Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler's Run #1 (of 2)

Those Two Geeks Episode Ninety Five: Fish Poop and Movies and Stuff

Alex and Joe talk about a few things, namely the upcoming slate of live-action movies from Marvel and DC, The Mandalorian (briefly), and preview an upcoming episode.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Darth Vader is the First-Ever Star Wars Gallery PVC Diorama, Now at the Disney Store!

With the Gallery Diorama series of PVC sculptures earning accolades from all types of collectors, it was only a matter of time before one of the biggest brands on Earth joined the line-up! Made by Diamond Select Toys for the Disney store, Darth Vader is the first-ever Star Wars-themed entry in the Gallery Diorama format, and he kicks the Star Wars line off with a bang!

In this dynamic piece, Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith, strides across metallic plating, slicing through machinery with his lightsaber even as he lifts it with his Force powers. His lightsaber features a removable blade, sculpted as if in motion and cast in a translucent material to catch the light.

Vader stands approximately 10 inches tall by 9 inches deep by 8 inches wide – 14 inches wide with the lightsaber blade attached. This piece features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Those Two Geeks Episode Ninety Four: Disney Investor’s Day and the MCU

Alex and Joe talk about some the MCU reveals from Disney’s Investor’s Day. Plus My Cousin Vinnie.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Marvel Studios Releases New Details on Hawkeye, Shang-Chi, Captain Marvel 2, Armor Wars, Ironheart, Secret Invasion… and Fantastic Four!

During the Disney investor presentation, numerous announcements were made as to what to expect from Marvel Studios over the next years. Numerous first looks were released and updates to movies, television shows, and a whole lot of reveals.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has wrapped its production. The film is in theaters July 9, 2021.

Brie Larson will return as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel 2. Nia DaCosta will direct the film and Larson will be joined by Iman Vellani, the new Ms. Marvel, and Teyonah Parris who will play Monica Rambeau. Parris will debut as the character in WandaVision.

Captain Marvel 2 will fly into theaters November 11, 2022.

Hawkeye is currently filming. Jeremy Renner returns as the character and will be joined by Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop.

Additional cast include Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, and newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, with episodes directed by Rhys Thomas and directing duo Bert and Bertie.

Tatiana Maslany is now confirmed as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk… and Tim Roth is joining her!? Roth returns as the Abomination. Mark Ruffalo will also appear on the Disney+ series. It will be directed by Kat Coiro and Anu Valia.

Moon Knight is confirmed though no more details have been released.

Samuel L. Jackson is back as Nick Fury in the Disney+ series, Secret Invasion. Ben Mendelsohn will return as well as the Skrull Talos.

Dominique Thorne will step into the armor as Riri Williams in Ironheart! The character is coming to a series soon on Disney+.

Ironheart and… Armor Wars!? Don Cheadle suits up again as James Rhodes, aka War Machine. The classic story comes to the small screen of Disney+ as Tony Stark’s fear of his tech falling into the wrong hands comes true.

Hopefully it’ll be as much of a trainwreck as the Star Wars special, but in 2022 we’re getting The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special directed and written by James Gunn. You’ll be able to watch it on Disney+.

I am Groot! Baby Groot will get a series of shorts on Disney+.

Christian Bale has officially joined the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder as the villain Gorr the God Butcher. This will have a major impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor: Love and Thunder comes to theaters on May 6, 2022.

Peyton Reed will return to direct the third Ant-Man film, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer all return. Kathryn Newton joins the cast as Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror.

And… the Fantastic Four are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe directed by Jon Watts!

Those Two Geeks Episode Ninety Two: This is The Mandalorian One

Alex and Joe talk about the first five episodes of The Mandalorian on Disney+ with spoilers (though not as many as they expect).

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: #2

Star Wars Adventures: #2

(W) Michael Moreci, Shane McCarthy (A) Ilias Kyriazis, Nick Brokenshire (CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Nov 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Between the events of The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, Poe and Finn have taken Rey to a remote planet to continue her Jedi training. But they’re surprised to find that the First Order’s reach extends far and wide.

Star Wars Adventures: #2

Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin Tapped to write Deadpool 3

Deadpool shocked

Deadline is reporting that Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin have been tapped to write Deadpool 3. Writing meetings have taken play with star Ryan Reynolds over the past month to hear pitches for the film.

The film is in early development but the hiring is a big step for a film whose future was up in the air. Though the first two films did very well, the Fox X-Men related properties don’t have quite a clear path as the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Disney purchased Fox. This will be the first film under Marvel Studios.

Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin are sisters who are the creators, showrunners, and executive producers for the Fox series The Great North which premieres in February 2021. They are also writers and executive producers for the hit Bob’s Burgers, which is also on Fox. They won an Emmy Award in 2017 for the show and have been nominated for eight executive years. They’ve also been nominated for three WGA Awards and won a 2017 Annie Award. When it comes to films, they recently adapted the novel The People We Hate At The Wedding for FilmNation and the acclaimed videogame The Sims for Legendary. They also wrote Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure for Sony.

While fingers have pointed at Disney for delays, rumors say that the delays are due to star Ryan Reynolds who reportedly has a say over the director for the franchise and whose demands are the real reason for things moving slowly.

Deadpool was released in 2016 and went on to earn $782.6 million worldwide off of a $58 million budget. Its sequel was released in 208 earning $785.8 million off of a $110 million budget.

Alan Dean Foster Goes Public with his Dispute with Disney Over Royalties

Alien the Novel

Earlier today, Alan Dean Foster and the Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) held a press conference concerning Disney‘s refusal to pay royalties to Foster for work he has done. Foster was originally contracted to write the Alien novelizations through Warner Books which were eventually licensed to Titan Books, and the Star Wars novelizations by Lucasfilms. Both Warner Books and Lucasfilms regularly paid his royalties.

When The Walt Disney Company acquired the rights to these novelizations in or around 2015, the payments stopped although the books continue to be sold. Disney continues to get money for the books. Alan Dean Foster, and possibly other authors with similar contracts, have not been paid.

Disney’s defense is they have purchased the rights but not the obligations of the contract. They are claiming they have the right to publish the work but not pay the writer based on the original contract.

If this stands, it stands to set a precedent with chilling effects within publishing, and creative industries as a whole.

SFWA President Mary Robinette Kowal has laid out three solutions to the dispute:

  1. Pay Alan Dean Foster all back royalties as well as any future royalties.
  2. Publication ceases until new contract(s) are signed, and pay all back royalties to Alan Dean Foster as well as any future royalties.
  3. Publication ceases and pay all back royalties to Alan Dean Foster.

In his public letter to the company Foster says Disney wanted him to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) before even talking and negotiating. The publisher has since ingnored requests from his agents and the SFWA.

Foster also included his need that there’s a medical need for the money. He’s not looking for charity, he just wants what he’s owed.

The SFWA is also looking to see if this is a systemic issue with Disney and is asking for other creators to report if they’ve experienced similar experiences. You can do so here. Disney purchased Marvel Comics in 2009 and one would assume contracts with royalties in that deal. Unless there’s something specific about Foster’s original contract, Disney’s stance would be inconsistent by their own actions assuming they’re abiding by those Marvel contracts.

You can watch the full press conference below.

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