The Week In Geek… With Precinct1313

Welcome fellow agents of Precinct1313 to another episode of “The Week In Geek” where we list our favourite comic book, video-game and cult movie news for your perusal and pleasure.

JK Simmons Cast As Jim Gordon In Justice League Movie…

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Award winning actor JK Simmons has been cast in the role of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon in the 2017 dated Justice League movie. Simmons will follow in the footsteps of Gary Oldman, who played the role (fantastically, I might add) in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’.

Of course this isn’t the first time that the Oscar winning actor has had a major role in a comic book franchise, he portrayed Chief Editor of the Daily Bugle – J. Jonah Jameson in the original Sam Raimi directed ‘Spiderman‘ trilogy.

Cult British Game Developer – Lionhead Studios Are Being Shut Down…


Classic and much loved English video-game creators Lionhead Studios are being shuttered by their parent company Microsoft in the very near future it has been announced. Lionhead was founded by Peter Molyneux and Steve Jackson in 1996, and has given the gaming world such iconic delights as – the Fable trilogy and Black and White.

Lionhead were deep in development of the persistent online Fable Legends game when the announcement was broken, Fable Legends has also been canned. A very sad day for gaming, Lionhead have always been one of the very best when it comes to British video-game creators, Microsoft have said that they would seek alternative employment for their staff at Lionhead once the layoffs become official.

Crimson Fox Will Be One Of The First Superheroes To Join DC Comics’ “Powerless”…

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The currently filming NBC comedy “Powerless” which takes place in an insurance agency office that deals with claims arising from Superhero destruction, has announced that one of the first DC characters to appear on the show is French superhero and former member of Justice League EuropeCrimson Fox.

Crimson Fox is actually two different people, identical twins Vivian and Constance D’aramis, who share the role. Fox was created by Keith Giffen and Bart Sears in 1989 and made her (their) first appearance in JLE #6. This is a fantastic idea for a Superhero TV show, and it will be intriguing to see each week what obscure DC characters will show up. More news on this as we hear it.

Why not join us again next time friends, for more “Week In Geek.”

About Bruce Hodder (formerly known as ArcaneHalloween)

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies... but then isn't everyone?

Posted on March 8, 2016, in Comics, Comics in film, Comics/toys, Gaming, Gaming/Toys, Movies, Other stuff... and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. JK Simmons as Gordon is awesome news.

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  2. JK Simmons as Jim Gordon? – WOW!

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    • It really is an absolutely a sterling choice good sir.

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      • “If we can get a picture of Julia Roberts in a thong, we can certainly get a picture of this weirdo”
        He was easily th best thing about th original Spider-Man, and absolutely frightening in Whiplash – his Oscar was well-deserved.
        Better b careful: he’s going to steal all th scenes in this League movie.
        I am onboard w this ensemble epic (even before this casting news!)
        Eagerly await all Precinct 1313 updates about this project, good sir!

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      • Yes indeed, the Justice League movie is going to rock! I’m really looking forward to the portrayal of less seen live action depictions, like Aquaman and Mera. I actually did watch the original Spiderman movie with Tobey Maguire, only because Sam Raimi was directing and I (obviously) love the Evil Dead trilogy and Darkman… thought it was actually OK, but definitely agree that JK Simmons was absolutely the best thing about it overall.

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      • Yay, Sam Raimi! 😉
        Would love to catch Darkman again!
        If only all comicbook movies cld b as entertaining as that.

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      • Love that original Darkman, Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand were brilliant in it, but my favourite part was definitely Larry Drake’s bad guy – Robert G. Durant, a brilliantly exaggerated role! Drake was also great in the slasher pic – Dr Giggles, worth a look if you enjoy 80’s style horror movies.

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