This Week in Geek! August 15-22nd, 2014
In case you missed it, here’s our weekly dose of handpicked geek news and fantastic fandom from around the web.
“I am going to die surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy.” -Gamora
— Daniel Douglas (@crasis) August 20, 2014
— Bnielz1 (@Bnielz1) August 20, 2014
On Set: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Ant-Man and Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Principal photography for Ant-Man began in San Francisco on August 18th. The film is set for US release on July 17, 2015. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to open May 6, 2016.
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Star Wars spoiler. We are getting married. pic.twitter.com/vCoEcqVofH
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 19, 2014
The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ lit social media on fire, raising money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). As of August 19, the ALS Association raised $22.9 million from 453,210 new donors, in addition to previous donors. Here are a few of our favorite celebrity participants:
Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, an exciting animated one-hour movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion is set to premiere Friday, October 3 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT in the US) on Disney Channels around the world, ushering in the all-new series Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD. Worldwide, the series is anticipated to air in 33 languages across 163 countries in over 400 million households.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star visited the Children’s Hospital in LA dressed as legendary outlaw, Star-Lord to cheer up patients. We’re guessing the kids didn’t ask, “Who?”
— Children’s Hosp LA (@ChildrensLA) August 21, 2014
She wanted to make sure to stay on his good side. 😉