Geek showbiz news, including a couple of trailers, has been rolling in and we round it up here.Black Widow
became the biggest theatrical release since the beginning of the Covid pandemic with an $80 million opening weekend in the U.S., according to Variety
. More surprising was that the film brought in $60 million on Disney+, where it was available for a $30 upcharge worldwide. Black Widow
was delayed for over a year by the pandemic and is the first Marvel movie to hit screens.
Netflix has ordered a pilot based on BOOM! Studios’ Something Is Killing the Children
, the hit comic series by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. The pilot will be written and exec produced by Trevor Macy and Mike Flanagan of Intrepid Pictures (Hill House
). The comic series was recently nominated for three Eisner Awards (see "2021 Eisner Award Nominees
The Nacelle Company (The Movies That Made Us
) is developing a revival of 80s Rankin-Bass animated series Silverhawks
, according to Deadline
. The series was originally produced as a potential extension to ThunderCats
, and ran for one 65-episode season.
Marvel has released a trailer (below) for the Disney+ animated series What If…?
featuring the late Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, who in the story is in Guardians of the Galaxy instead of being Black Panther. A previous look at the series was released at the Disney Investor Day last December (see "Trailers, More!
"). The series will launch August 11.
Netflix released a trailer for The Witcher Season 2
which will drop on December 17. Production on the season was underway in the UK when the Covid pandemic hit last year, causing a halt to shooting (see "’The Witcher‘ S2 Comes to a Halt
Michelle Yeoh will play the sword-elf Scian in The Witcher
live-action prequel series The Witcher: Blood Origin
, Netflix announced. The limited series will run six episodes and be shot in the UK (see "’The Witcher’ Prequel Announced