This Weekend in the Nerdverse

Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, talked a whole lot over the weekend about his future plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He didn’t reveal a whole lot of super interesting stuff, but he did talk about his plans for the upcoming Jon Watts directed Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland. He apparently wants it to be reminiscent of a John Hughes movie. I know that may sound like a good thing, but when he went on to elaborate and say how important the teenage drama will be, and how he wants it to be like a soap opera in high school he basically made a movie I’m dreading anyway sound like the worst thing ever. But there will be new villains – most likely hormones and puberty though. Yay…another Spidey movie, but this time with more teen angst and cliques. Source: Birth Movies Death

Disney is developing a feature length film based on the life of Charles Darwin. All they have revealed so far is that it will be an adventure movie, and that Stephan Gaghan will write and direct. Source: Deadline

More TV spots for Ant-Man were revealed over the weekend and this movie just keeps gaining momentum. People seem to have the same feelings for the upcoming film as they did for Guardians of the Galaxy last year. It seems an unlikely property to bring to the big screen, but as the release date gets closer fans are getting more and more excited. I think Ant-Man is going to be awesome. Source: Screen Rant

It is my duty to inform you that new rumors are gaining ground about Star Wars: The Force Awakens and new character Rey’s origins and lineage. HOWEVER, I have not read any of them, as I am keeping myself a Star Wars spoiler-free zone and each article I went to warned me to turn back. If you would like to read more about the rumors, follow the source link below. Source: Making Star Wars

Even though Star Trek Beyond has only just begun production, rumor has it that stars Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine have already signed on for a fourth film. Source: THR

We’ve all heard the buzz that Warner Brothers/DC want to reboot Green Lantern to fit into the new DCCU. Rumor has it now that the film will focus on both Jon Stewart and Hal Jordan, and that the fan campaign to get Tyrese Gibson in as one of the Lanterns may have actually worked. Tyrese said that he cannot talk about it at this point, but whatever happens is the fans’ fault. I suppose we’ll just have to wait until SDCC to find out more. ET

It was a tough weekend to be a new movie as the top 10 spots were almost entirely dominated by movies that have been out for weeks, or even months.

1. Jurassic World $54.2 million
2. Inside Out $52.1 million
3. Ted 2 $33 million
4. Max $12.2 million
5. Spy $7.8 million
6. San Andreas $5.2 million
7. Dope $2.8 million
8. Insidious: Chapter 3 $2 million
9. Mad Max: Fury Road $1.7 million
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron $1.6 million

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