So much news, so little time to digest it all. Catch up on an entire week’s worth of geek news right here!
James Gunn was dropped by Disney and Marvel due to offensive social media posts from a few years ago that made fun of pedophilia victims, among other things. Now there’s a petition to bring him back and even Kareem-Abdul Jabbar is coming to his defense. –Comicbook.com
Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty) also made jokes about child rape. Adult Swim stands behind him. –Geek Tyrant
Chris Hardwick will return as host of Talking Dead on AMC following abuse allegation investigation. –SYFY Wire
In other happy non-WTF news because this week was basically cursed…
Attention theater nerds, get your jazz hands out because Lin-Manuel Miranda will be producing limited series Fosse on FX, about the legendary choreographer/director Bob Fosse. –Geek Girl Authority
HBO’s programming president has confirmed that Game of Thrones Season 8 will air in early 2019. –ComicBookMovie.com
The Soul Stone’s power is revealed. –The Mary Sue
That Disney/Fox merger is one step closer to completion. Most importantly, what will that mean for Marvel? –Syfy Wire
— SYFY WIRE (@SyfyWire) July 27, 2018
Not sure how the above merger will affect this, but 20th Century Fox is looking to expand on the Alien franchise with a tv show, among other things. –Bloody Disgusting
Some important Wonder Woman 1984 casting news this week. –Deadline
Did I miss anything important? Holler at me in the comments.