In the event that you were too busy binge watching the latest season of Jessica Jones and missed out on all of the exciting events from last week, don’t worry! I’ve got it all wrapped up for you below:
- Tomi Adeyemi released her long-awaited YA novel, Children of Blood and Bone. It’s already been receiving rave reviews from critics and readers, alike, and a movie deal is in the works as well. Congrats Tomi!
- Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time was released in theaters. And although the feedback was a bit mixed, many people were still glad to see a Black girl lead a fantasy/sci-fi film for (most likely) the first time in history. Now that’s some true #BlackGirlMagic!
- We all knew it was coming, but hearing the Black Panther sequel be officially confirmed by Marvel made things that much sweeter. Until next time, Wakanda Forever! (Also, yes, please, to those Okoye films. Don’t tease us, Marvel!)
- And before I get off the topic of movies, our beloved Get Out took home an Oscar for “Best Original Screenplay.” And for a movie as hard to categorize as Get Out, I’m just glad to see it wasn’t made into a joke and left hanging in the “comedy” category.
- Speaking of being left hanging, we finally received the release date for the second season of Luke Cage: June 22. Until then, we’ll just have to settle for rewatches of that kick-ass trailer and monthly binges of the first season.
- And finally, the news we’d all been waiting for…SUPER SMASH BROS. IS OFFICIALLY COMING TO THE NINTENDO SWITCH! In last week’s Nintendo Direct, along with other exciting news, SSB was officially confirmed to be coming to the Switch sometime this year. I foresee a lot invitations to “smash” in my future…
And there you have it! Lots of things happened last week in nerdom, but this should give you plenty to talk about around the water cooler this week at work.
2 replies to “Last Week in Nerd News”
YAY! I was so happy to hear that Jordan Peele won the Oscar! He deserved it! That movie was mad good 🙂
i can’t wait to check out A Wrinkle In Time as well! I’m currently reading it. The movie edition has a preface written by Ava Duvernay and it was very touching!
Also, I NEED to check out Luke Cage! i’m also planning a mini cosplay of misty knight!!
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Girl, yes! I need a physical like right now. I don’t know why I’m taking so long to purchase one, to be honest…
And I might need to pick up a copy of that next. I just got Children of Blood and Bone, and I intend to get through that this weekend. I heard it’s THAT good. My list of “to-read” books never ends!
And I just finished the first season of Luke Cage, and I’m like “June where you at?” And ooh, tell me that will be on your blog somewhere because I need to see this! I want/need to start on my first ever cosplay soon. You are already inspiring me!