Julian, Daniel and Jeremy are back to discuss the latest in geek news. The most pressing stories being the firing of Colin Trevorrow from Star Wars Episode IX and his immediate replacement by JJ Abrams, the results from this years Emmy Awards and Batman: The Animated Series celebrating it's 25th anniversary. The guys also discuss the Star Trek: Discovery premiere, Linda Hamilton's return to the Terminator franchise, the latest on True Detective season 3 and much more on this week's Tower of Babble Podcast!
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- Tomb Raider
- Marvel’s The Punisher
- Star Wars Rebels final season
- Toys "R" Us has filed for bankruptcy protection. A sad day for toy lovers everywhere. Check out Julian's blog post discussing what might have gone wrong and where the toy market might go from here.
- Director Colin Trevorrow was fired from Star Wars Episode IX to be replaced by JJ Abrams
- Thor Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is now in talks to helm the live action remake of Akira.
- Warner Brothers has now clarified the credits on Justice League. Joss Whedon will receive a writing credit and Zack Snyder will get the sole directing credit.
- According to The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like Warner Brothers is trying to use producer Martin Scorsese to lure Leonardo Decaprio into the role of the Joker.
- Linda Hamilton will reprise her role as Sarah Connor for the next Terminator movie.
- The bid for the distribution rights to James Bond has gotten a bit more complicated. Apple and Amazon have joined in along with Sony, Warner Brothers, Fox and Universal who were already heavily involved.
69th Emmy Awards
- The big news out of this years Emmys was how well Handmaid's Tale performed. The Hulu original drama took home several major awards, most notably Best Drama Series and Elisabeth Moss for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
- Other notable winners included Donald Glover who took home awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Director for Comedy Series and Aziz Ansari for Best Writing for a Comedy Series.
- See all the winners here: https://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners/2017
Who We Want to Win:
- Julian: 2 points (Best Drama Series and Best Actress in a Drama Series)
- Daniel: 0 points
- Jeremy: 0 points
Who Will Win
- Julian: 1 point (Best Actress in a Drama Series)
- Daniel: 1 point (Best Comedy Series)
- Jeremy: 0 points
- Star Trek Discovery premiere
- Batman: The Animated Series celebrated its 25th anniversary
- BoJack Horseman has officially been renewed by Netflix for a 5th season.
- According to the marketing-analytics firm Jumpshot, Marvel’s The Defenders had less Stin the first 30 days than ANY of the other Netflix Marvel series.
- Damon Lindelof has officially been given the green light by HBO to produce a pilot for his Watchmen project.
- More information on True Detective Season 3
- Will take place over 3 different time periods and will be set in Northwestern Arkansas
- Jeremy Saulnier has been confirmed as a director for the season, along with series creator Nic Pizzolatto.
- According to HBO’s President of Programming Casey Bloys it looks like Game of Thrones will be filming multiple endings to the final season to throw off leakers
What We've Been Watching
- BoJack Horseman Season 4
- Rick and Morty Season 3
- HBO’s The Deuce
- Batman and Harley Quinn