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Sony Rumored To Be Working On An All-Female Spider-Man Film
eelyajekiM   |  

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In the past few weeks, Marvel and Warner Bros. have dropped huge bombs on their fans by making massive superhero announcements. Fox seems content with what they have in terms of X-Men and Fantastic Four, but it seems that Sony is in a bit of trouble with Spider-Man. We didn’t get the news that the webslinger would join the Avengers this week, and the latest rumor could reveal that the studio is scrambling to figure out what to do with their franchise.

At first Sony announced their own Spideyverse in order to compete with Marvel and WB, but with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 performing lower than expected, Sony went back to the drawing board. One of their first moves was to reschedule The Amazing Spider-Man 3 for a 2018 release, and reschedule the Dirty Dozen-style Sinister Six for a 2016 release. And who knows what’s going on with that Venom movie. Now Sony is rumored to have an interesting film lined up. A new report says that the studio is planning to release an all-female Spider-Man team-up film. Hit the jump for more.

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Rumor: ‘Wonder Woman’ To Be Set In The 1920s
eelyajekiM   |  

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When we hear about origins story, most of the recent films have it set in modern times to give the characters a more contemporary feel. When Warner Brothers announced their massive DC slate, not only did it include Justice League, but it also included solo films for the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and even Wonder Woman. Now, Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as the titular character, will be interesting, not because it will be one of the first solo films based on a female superhero in the war of the Comic Book Studios, but that the film could actually be set in the 1920s.

That’s the rumor at least. Hit the jump for more details.

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The Drill Down 349: Our Marvelous Future
Mr. BabyMan   |  

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This week, some retailers ban Apple Pay in favor of an upcoming service that’s already been hacked, YouTube to offer ad-free subscriptions?, AT&T misled millions and the feds are taking them to court, Fitbit joins the smartwatch race, Marvel plans out its next five years of superhero movies, and much more.

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‘Evil Dead II’: A Brief Guide To The Sequel To The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror
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Evil Dead II

There is really no clear reason for me to write an article about Sam Raimi‘s 1987 comic horror blast Evil Dead II. It’s not celebrating an anniversary (though it did turn 25 in 2011) and no one involved in its making is preparing to do anything major in pop culture. I suppose I’m writing this in order to give myself license to regurgitate the insurmountable wealth of trivia regarding this film, which I share with the the guys at Championship Vinyl as my favorite of all time, that the disturbing level of admiration I have for it has compelled me to compile within the unguarded storage unit of my mind in the 18 years since I first watched it on a rental VHS I procured from a neighborhood video store.

Here now I present to you a compact yet nearly complete guide to Evil Dead II featuring some fascinating factoids and stories that you may or may not have already known, which all naturally depends on whether or not your love for the sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling terror runs as deeply in your soul as mine does. Bear with me, ladies and germs, for I am about to get even geekier than normally allowed at Geeks of Doom.

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Black Metal Friday: “Halloween” by King Diamond
Ides Bergen   |  

King Diamond Circa 2014

When serendipity drops Halloween on a Black Metal Friday in your lap, how can you help but think of the song “Halloween”?

King Diamond, both with Mercyful Fate and his own eponymous solo band, helped form both the black metal and thrash genres. Kim Bendix Petersen, the man behind the King Diamond persona, was one of the first true Satanists in heavy metal. Many acts had previously used occult imagery and satanism in a somewhat cartoonish fashion, but the King walked the walk and talked the talk. He has been very open about being a devout follower of Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan. All of this lent a certain authenticity to King Diamond’s macabre, occult-fueled imagery and stage show — a show that I have the great fortune of witnessing tonight at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Look for my coverage of that event right here on Geeks of Doom.

Meanwhile, in the spirit of the day, here is King Diamond from his first solo album, 1986′s Fatal Portrait with the track “Halloween.”

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