The Geeks OUT Podcast: Wilson Cruz Special

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

While the Geeks OUT Podcast is on a short hiatus, enjoy this special episode featuring Kevin and Geeks OUT President, Nic Gitau, as they chat with queer icon Wilson Cruz, from Star Trek: Discovery. We discuss his breakthrough character on Discovery, his groundbreaking portrayal of Rickie in My So-Called Life, and his work as Executive Producer on the AppleTV+ docuseries, Visible: Out on Television.  You can listen to the audio version by clicking on the link above, or if you’d like to watch this lively interview, check out the YouTube link below.

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The Geeks OUT Podcast: Disney+ Marvel x Star Wars = $$$$$

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode super-sized episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Aaron Porchia, as they discuss the massive amount of shows/movies announced by Disney/Marvel/Star Wars, get excited about the multiverse of characters coming to Spider-Man, and celebrate Gottmik as the first trans man to join Rupaul’s Drag Race in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN:  Marvel announces Disney+ series Ironheart, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion & Armor Wars, and Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special & I Am Groot shorts
AARON: Spider-Man 3 adds to cast and opens up the multiverse

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: The Prom, Star Trek: Discovery, Haute Dogs, Guardians of the Galaxy S.W.O.R.D.
AARON: Spider-Man rewatch, The Parkers, Memorial by Bryan Washington

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Nia DaCosta announced as director for Captain Marvel sequel

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

New Year’s Day brings a new cast/season of Rupaul’s Drag Race, including first trans man

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Loki

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• Marvel affirms previously announced movies including Ant-Man & The Wasp, Dr. Strange, Thor sequels, plus Shang-Chi, & adds Fantastic Four to the mix
• James Mangold to direct the “final” Indiana Jones movie
• Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon to premiere in theaters & Disney+
• Disney+ exclusive movies include Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers, Pinnochio and Peter Pan & Wendy
• Cast confirmed for live-action The Little Mermaid
• Pixar announces new movie Lightyear, and Turning Red
• Patty Jenkins goes from Wonder Woman to Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
• New trailer for The Midnight Sky
• New trailer for Shadow in the Cloud

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TV

• New trailer for Marvel’s What If…?
• New trailer for WandaVision
• New trailer for Falcon and the Winter Soldier
• New season of The Mandalorian coming Dec. 2021
• Disney announces Ashoka & Rangers of the New Republic, spin-offs of The Mandalorian
• New Andor series based off Rogue One confirmed
• Disney announces new Lando series coming from Justin Simien
• Disney confirms Kenobi series for Disney+
• Star Wars shows announced including The Acolyte, Visions, & A Droid Story
• New animated series coming Star Wars: The Bad Batch
• New Disney+ series announced based on movies, Moana, Tiana, Zootopia, and Big Hero 6, and Pixar’s first series Win or Lose
• New Alien series coming to FX/Hulu from Fargo/Legion creator
• New trailer for Fate: The Winx Saga already accused of whitewashing
• Final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has a Sabrina the Teenage Witch crossover
• New trailer for season 2 of Batwoman
• New teaser for Clarice
• New trailer for season 2 of Servant
• New trailer for The Watch
• HBO developing a reboot of True Blood
• New trailer for HBO’s new series 30 Coins

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COMIC BOOKS

• John Ridley introduces first black Batman in limited series

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Loki
• AARON: Hulk (from Thor 3 on) 

The Geeks OUT Podcast: HBO to the Max

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Brett Manness, from The Comic Book Queers Podcast, as they discuss Warner Bros. shocking move to premiere 2021 movies on HBO Max & theaters at the same time, get excited at the news of a possible Naomi series from Ava DuVernay, and celebrate Elliot Page living his truth and coming out as trans and nonbinary in This Week in Queer. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN:  Warner Bros. to stream all movies on HBO Max while in theatres
BRETT: New cast members announced for Hawkeye

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Uncle Frank, Freaky, The Happiest Season, The Christmas House, Fargo, The Other History of the DC Universe
BRETT: Mariah Carey’s Xmas Special, The Mandalorian, Fortnight, Daredevil

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

The CW is developing a series based on the comic Naomi

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Queer actor/activist Elliot Page comes out as trans and nonbinary

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for The Prom

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• Peter Dinklage to star in Toxic Avenger reboot
• First look at Clifford the Big Red Dog

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TV

• Disney is canceling DuckTales with season 3
• PopTV cancels One Day at a Time (again)
• NBC cancels Superstore
• New teaser for Call me Kat
• New trailer for season 2 of Nancy Drew
• David Ramsey to appear on several Arrowverse shows
• New trailer for the final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
• After the college admissions scandal, Felicity Huffman has landed on her feet
• First look at the dragons in the GoT prequel House of the Dragon

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COMIC BOOKS

• With X of Swords over we enter the Reign of X 
• DC announces a pair of queer centered YA stories with I Am Not Starfire & Poison Ivy: Thorns

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Daken
• BRETT: Daken 

The Geeks OUT Podcast: It’s a Winter Wonder(Woman) Land

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Geeks OUT President, Nic Gitau, as they get into the spirit with a new queer holiday movie trailer “Dashing in December” and the early X-mas miracle of “Wonder Woman 1984” coming to theaters and HBO Max on 12/25, and celebrate The CW developing a Yara Flor centric “Wonder Girl” series for our Strong Female Character of the Week. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN & NIC:  Wonder Woman 1984 will hit theaters and stream on HBO Max on Xmas

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Underwater, Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Obsidian, Marvel Voices: Indigenous Voices
NIC: His Dark Materials S2 premiere, Animaniacs reboot!,1 week countdown to The Happiest Season];  [everything royal (White Queen, The Crown, The Princess Switch 2)

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

The CW developing a Wonder Girl series centered on latinx character Yara Flor

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

New trailer for Dashing in December

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Chaos Walking

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for Godmothered
• New teaser for Canvas
• Yet another trailer for the director’s cut of Justice League
• New trailer for Tom & Jerry
• New trailer for Batman: Soul of the Dragon

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TV

• Hulu renews Woke
• New trailer for The Wilds
• Mattel is developing a gameshow based on the card game Uno
• New trailer for the Minions Holiday Special
• HBO Max orders limited series of DMZ based on the comic & The Last of Us
• New teaser of season 2 of Batwoman
• This will be the last season of Black Lightning
• Charmed and The Conners casts trans actor J.J. Hawkins & Alexandra Billings in recurring roles

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COMIC BOOKS

• Vault Comics releasing queer sci-fi horror book Hollow Heart in Feb. 
• SiriusXM announces new set of Marvel podcasts 
• Marvel announces Marvel Voices: Legacy for Black History Month

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Beth Harmon (The Queen’s Gambit)
• NIC: Queen Elizabeth (White Princess) 

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Star Trek Discovering Gender

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by President of NYCGaymers, Raffy Regulus, as they discuss the new trailers for Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Obsidian & HBO Max’s Superintelligence, and celebrate CBS featuring new Star Trek: Discovery trans pride merch (with proceeds going to GLAAD) in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: After a small COVID outbreak on set, production on Chicago Fire shuts down
RAFFY: Nonbinary option in Call of Duty – also don’t vape into your Xbox

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Over the Moon, We Are Who We Are, Legendary, Dash & Lilly, Punchline
KATE: Mandalorian, Miles Morales, Genshin Impact, X-Men X of Swords

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Obsidian

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Star Trek: Discovery debuts new GLAAD benefiting merch

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Superintelligence

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for Happiest Season
• New trailer for Princess Switch 2
• A sequel to Bloodshot is in the works
• Dwayne Johnson announces a reboot of The Scorpion King is happening

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TV

• NBC announces their next musical will be The Grinch Musical!
• Wentworth Miller say’s he’s only playing gay roles, ending a Prison Break revival
• The CW is developing a Black Lightning spinoff centered around Painkiller
• New trailer for the second season of Pennyworth
• WandaVision will now premiere in January
• New trailer for The Hardy Boys
• New poster for AHS season 10 and American Horror Stories
• Netflix renews The Umbrella Academy
• New trailer for season 4 of Big Mouth
• HBO cancels The Outsider
• New trailer for The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse
• Disney+ developing a Darkwing Duck revival

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COMIC BOOKS

• DC Comics names Marie Javins as new editor-in-chief
• Webtoon to begin producing Anime and live action series
• ReedPop announces the return of C2E2 & Emerald City Comic Con late 2021

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Sheik – Smash Bros.
• RAFFY: Diluc – Genshin Impact 

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Supernatural(ly) Queer & Problematic

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Kate Moran, as they discuss Supernatural problematically confirming a character’s queer identity, check out the new trailer for Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton, and celebrate Grant Morrison coming out as non-binary in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Latest episode of Supernatural confirms a queer shipping
KATE: Kotaku publishes list of video game company execs and what campaigns they donated money

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: The Dead Don’t Die, Star Trek: Discovery, Queen’s Gambit, Legendary
KATE: Kipo, Korra, Steven Universe, Mandalorian, ACNH, Sims, Among Us, Phasmophobia

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for Shonda Rhimes’s new Netflix series Bridgerton

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Comic writer Grant Morrison comes out as non-binary

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New red band trailer for Icelandic gay vampire movie Thirst

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special
• Jordan Peele is producing a remake of The People Under the Stairs
• Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy delayed
• Johnny Depp asked to leave Fantastic Beasts sequel
• New trailer for What Lies Below

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TV

• New teaser for Fox’s new animated series The Great North
• AMC announces a Walking Dead holiday special
• Hulu has canceled Castle Rock
• New trailer for HBO Max spanish language series Veneno

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VIDEO GAMES

• Due to COVID, Playstation 5 will sell exclusively online at launch
• Among Spider-Man: Miles Morales areas of representation, includes a deaf character

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Bolin
• KATE: Asami

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Watching the Mandalorian’s Timothy OnlyFans

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

The Geeks OUT Podcast returns this week as Kevin is joined by Bobby Hankinson, as they discuss Cartoon Network’s new anti-racist PSA, swoon over Timothy Olyphant in the new season of The Mandalorian, and with election day looming we celebrate AOC reaching out to voters while playing Among Us as our Strong Female Character of the Week.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Cartoon Network releases new Steven Universe Anti-Racist PSA
BOBBY: HBO Max orders 2 seasons of Tiny Toons Looniversity

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: The Connors, Superstore, Helstrom, Dept. of Truth
BOBBY: The Mandalorian, Hocus Pocus – Search for the Sanderson Sisters, NXT Halloween Havoc … Degrassi

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

AOC reaches out to voters playing Among Us

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

CW developing adaptation of Tom Swift as a gay black billionaire inventor

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for the Saved By the Bell revival

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New teaser for Halloween Kills
• New trailer for The Midnight Sky
• New trailer for Songbird
• Amazon announces 2021’s Welcome to the Blumhouse movies

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TV

• New teaser for the second season of the Are You Afraid of the Dark reboot
The CW announces 2021 premiere dates
• First look at Javicia Leslie as Batwoman
• First look at Red Hood in the new season of Titans
• HBO brings in Clive Barker for their new Hellraiser series 
• Peacock cancels Brave New World
• New teaser for the final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
• Oscar Isaac in talks to play Moon Knight

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VIDEO GAMES

• Gaming meets anime as Sony is buying Crunchyroll 
• Ellen Page to play gamer coach in 1UP

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Marc Spector
• BOBBY: Moon Knight 

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Back to the Future State w/ DC

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

The Geeks OUT Podcast returns this week as Kevin is joined by Jon Herzog, as they discuss the diverse characters and creators coming to DC’s Future State event in 2021, the new trailer for Raya and the Last Dragon and celebrate all of the winners of the 2020 Prism Awards in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Quibi to shut down
JON: New trailer for HBO Max’s Flight Attendant

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Roald Dahl’s The Witches, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Lovecraft Country
JON: Hannibal, Oryx & Crake, Star Trek: Discovery

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for Raya and the Last Dragon

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

The 2020 Prism Awards were announced

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for revival of Animaniacs

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New teaser trailer for The Prom
• New trailer for Once Upon A Snowman
• First look at the Hocus Pocus reunion
• Daniel Kaluuya producing a live-action Barney film

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TV

• New trailer for Netflix X-mas series Dash & Lily
• Netflix cancels Away
• Tim Burton developing a sequel series to The Addams Family
Archer has been renewed for season 12
• Disney+ orders sequel series to Willow 
• Peanuts holiday specials are now exclusive to AppleTV+

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COMIC BOOKS

• DC announces Future State event with focus on diverse creators and characters 

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Sterling Archer
• JON: the cast of Archer, but they’re taking a full spectrum STI test first 

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Witches Get Stitches

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Jon Herzog, as they discuss the new trailer for the remake of The Witches, get excited for NewFest’s all trans table read of Brokeback Mountain, and celebrate the news of Iman Vellani being cast as Ms. Marvel for our Strong Female Character of the Week. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Regal Cinemas to close all theaters
JON: New trailer for remake of The Witches

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Boys in the Band, Julie & The Phantoms, The Immortal She-Hulk
JON: Enola Holmes, The Boys, The Great British Baking Show

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Newcomer Iman Vellani cast as Ms. Marvel

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

The NYC LGBTQ Film Fest is doing a virtual reading of Brokeback Mountain with an all trans cast

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for The Orange Years

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• Warner Bros. orders film adaptation of Black
• Disney+ adds a GroupWatch option
• Jamie Foxx to return as Electro in Spider-Man 3
• New trailer for The Craft: Legacy
• New animated Dr. Seuss movies announced
• New trailer for Bad Hair
• New trailer for Spell
• New trailer for Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

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TV

• New trailer for Marvel’s 616
• Netflix orders Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story from Ryan Murphy
• New promo for The Connors
ABC announces new diversity & inclusion standards
• New teaser for The Snoopy Show 

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COMIC BOOKS

• L.A. Comic-Con schedules in-person event for December      
Milestone Comics’ library is now available for digital downloads 

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SHILF

• KEVIN: BooBoo Stewart
• JON: Kamala Khan

The Geeks OUT Podcast: We’ve Got 20/20 WandaVision

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Eric Green, as they discuss the new trailer for WandaVision, get excited for the first look at Javicia Leslie as Batwoman, and celebrate Jonathan Bennett being cast in Hallmark’s first queer Xmas movie in This Week In Queer. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Marvel rearranges movie schedule again in light of COVID
ERIC: Marvel reintroducing S.W.O.R.D. in December

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Enola Holmes, Fantasy Island, Lovecraft Country
ERIC: X-Men as always, the Leprechaun movies

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

First look at Javicia Leslie as Batwoman

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Hallmark’s first queer X-mas movie casts Jonathan Bennett

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for WandaVision 

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for The Croods: A New Age
• Zack Snyder gets $70mil for Justice League reshoots
• Black Adam finds it’s Hawkman
• New trailer for Books of Blood
• New trailer for Over the Moon

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TV

• Supergirl is ending with season 6
• Disney+ developing a Nick Fury series starring Samuel L. Jackson
• New trailer for Helstrom
• The Simpsons and Family Guy announce new voice actors for POC characters
• A spinoff of The Boys is being developed for Amazon
• HBO Max orders The Suicide Squad spinoff series Peacemaker   
• New trailer for The Haunting of Bly Manor     
• Netflix cancels The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance 

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COMIC BOOKS

• Hellboy and Savage Dragon endorse Biden/Harris      
Archie Comics will release same-day on Comixology Unlimited 

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Monet
• ERIC: Apocalypse