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The Week in Geek! Wayward Sisters lost! Batman found! Deadpool 2? Also found!

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May 18, 2018

Is the week over already? That went by so quickly! Hot tip, if you're looking to pass the time: Go to a three-day long bachelorette party in Las Vegas. It's like time travel, except you subtract way more years off your life than you do while driving a DeLorean full of plutonium.

Anyway... while I was in my extended hangover/post-Magic Mike live show afterglow, a bunch of news occurred. And since you clicked on this article, I guess we should talk about that news? I guess? You wanna? Okay. Sure. Why not?

Here they are, the 5 biggest stories from... The Week in Geek!

DEADPOOL DROPS A DEUCE!

After an extended promotional campaign that involved Deadpool just kinda showing up at random places, the sequel to the highest-grossing R-rated movie (and also the highest grossing movie where it's implied that Moreena Baccarin gets Ryan Reynolds from behind) has been released into the wild.

Yes, the Merc with a Mouth (except that one time when he literally had no mouth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and it was terrible) is back in a new movie. It is called Deadpool 2. I have seen it. It's a bit "second verse, same as the first" in places, but that shouldn't stop you from seeing it, since, in this case, that's not a bad thing.

And it seems like nothing will stop you, dear reader, from seeing Deadpool 2, since (until plot details start being discussed en masse) the biggest Deadpool 2 story right now is that it is eyeing the largest opening ever for an R-rated film. Will it succeed? Can Deadpool do it again? And, by "do it again," I mean "make a lot of money" and not "do nasty crotch things on people's faces" because we all know the answer to that second question is "yes."

Fingers crossed?

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LANDO GETS DUMBLDORE'D

In "oo-la-la" news, Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer, Jonathan Kasdan affirmed in a Huffington Post interview that Lando Calrissian is pansexual because both Donald Glover and Billy Dee Williams portray the character with an implied sexual fluidity.

Should you care that Lando is pansexual? I have no idea. Are they going to actually do anything with that information in the actual text? If they said they were, I would not believe them. But I would love to be wrong. I have always assumed that Lando is queer. I assume everyone is, but, he is on my special, "I'm probably right about this one, though" list. Guess we'll see!

TV UPFRONTS REVEALED A LOT OF NEWS

A whole mess of TV news dropped this week, just as shows are having their season finales. 

Fox revealed that Gotham will pick up for one more half season and return as a mid-season show in 2019. So, if you were hoping Gotham's incarnation of Bruce Wayne would become Batman, you'll get your wish then. But, apparently, the guy who is clearly the Joker will never be called the Joker.

The CW dropped a lot of information. iZombie, like Gotham, will also get one, final season. There will also be a new Charmed show (which got an extended trailer) and Legacies, a Vampire Diaries spin-off, will also go to series.

There were two big surprises from The CW. The "good" surprise is that Gotham City and Batwoman will be introduced through the Arrowverse crossover event next year. That is great news if you think Arrow can remotely do justice to that character.

The big, shocking bummer is that Supernatural spin-off, Wayward Sisters, has not been picked up. Supposedly there were "creative issues" and the show just wasn't where The CW wanted it to be.

As someone who has been beating the drum for this show idea since February 5, 2016, exactly, it's hard not to be personally disappointed. 

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CORPORATIONS KILLED THE MEYER STAR TREK

The writer and director of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (aka still the best Star Trek movie by far) had been in hush-hush progress on something special for CBS. The story, previous to this week, had been that maybe he was doing a movie-related thing for streaming?

Well, boy howdy! It turns out, Meyer was actually going to be working on a trilogy of Star Trek feature-length projects for CBS All Access. Sound exciting? Well, gird your loins there, buttercup, because thanks to a lawsuit between CBS and Viacom, it looks like we'll never see Meyer's new Star Trek vision.

Anyway, either this will get resolved and those movies will get made, or it won't and eventually, Meyer's NDA will end and we'll find out what could have been.

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MARGOT KIDDER HAS DIED

For many, the quintessential Lois Lane passed away this last Sunday, May 13, 2018. Margot Kidder, like Carrie Fisher, was always one of those no-nonsense, sharp-tongued actresses who wasn't afraid to tell you what she really thought.

Kidder, more importantly, was someone who very honestly spoke out about dealing with her own untreated bipolar disorder. In a country plagued by undiagnosed and untreated mental illness, Kidder chose not to hide from the world after having a somewhat public "psychiatric breakdown."

She was an immense talent. As a horror fan, I loved her in Black Christmas and The Amityville Horror, but, like many of you, because of Superman, she will always be my Lois Lane. And, as someone who has people in their life who struggle with mental illness, she will always be a hero to me for helping put a face on their struggle.

And that is your week. What other big stories did you see that you wanted to talk about? Did the shows you wanted to continue make the cut? What has Margot Kidder's legacy been for you? Care deeply about Lando? You know what to do, friend. Comment. Speak your truth. I am always listening.

That's a lie.

See you next week!