Did You Hear? is a weekly examination of headlines in the entertainment industry and a take on what they could mean for the future of the industry and (often), the little geeky bubble that we occupy!

Spider-Man No Way to Hide Trailer

With Cinemacon underway announcements and leaks are abounding with the biggest unexpected drop to the internet being Marvel/Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer:

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME – Official Teaser Trailer (HD)

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If you haven’t watched it appears to be much more a Doctor Strange movie than a Spider-Man movie. For my money, I’m not complaining! Reactions have run the gamut across social media with a big stink being made over the fact neither Toby Maguire nor Andrew Garfield appeared – although another Spidey alum does. I would caution people that if Maguire and Garfield are in the movie at all the powers that be were not going to spoil this fact in the first trailer.

Not long after the leak an official version (which you can watch above), hit the internet and I want to read your reactions in the comments of this post!

Jake Gyllenhaal Joins Oblivion Song from Skybound

Variety announced on Tuesday that former Spider-Man villain Jake Gyllenhaal would be starring in the adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Oblivion Song.

In a statement from Kirkman and New Republic Pictures the writer said:

We couldn’t be more excited to find such great partners in New Republic and Nine Stories. Both companies have a tremendous reputation for premium storytelling at the highest level, and we can’t wait to see Jake bring this character to life on the big screen. We are so fortunate to have assembled a team that is as passionate about this comic as we are.

Very little else has come out about Oblivion Song and this casting choice has genre pedigree.

Are You Ready for Netflix’s Video Games?

Netflix has long been rumoured to be moving into the gaming space and this week The Hollywood Reporter confirmed just that. Not only is the streaming giant making a leap to video games, but they are dressing it up with one of their most popular franchises – Stranger Things.

And the debut is not being made in the United States:

Netflix subscribers in Poland — the only test country at this point — will be able to download the two games via the Google Play Store and then play them on the Netflix mobile app. As with other content offerings on the streamer, the Stranger Things games will have no ads or in-app purchases.

There will surely be more to come for other international markets and …

In a statement, Netflix said it was “still very, very early days” for the company’s gaming expansion. “We will be working hard to deliver the best possible experience in the months ahead with our no ads, no in-app purchases approach to gaming,

“We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation and unscripted TV,” Netflix’s shareholder letter in July said. “We’re excited as ever about our movies and TV series offering, and we expect a long runway of increasing investment and growth across all of our existing content categories, but since we are nearly a decade into our push into original programming, we think the time is right to learn more about how our members value games.””

With Netflix COO, Greg Peters, describing this as a “multi year effort”.

Given the Stranger Things of it all I don’t believe it’s a huge leap to assume Netflix will be exploring more of their original properties – and maybe even licenses? – in future games!


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Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian girl by day and Robin by night. She lives in Los Angeles now and stars as Ensign Williams in THE RED SHIRT DIARIES, co-hosts the GEEK HISTORY LESSON podcast and writes for Top Cow.

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