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This Week In News: Marvel, SpongeBob and Peter Pan!

October 31, 2014

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By: Jenna Busch

This week was a big one! Marvel announced all their upcoming films until 2019. We got new trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 1 and the new SpongeBob movie, a rocket exploded on its way to the International Space Station and a dad did the coolest thing ever for Halloween. Here’s what you missed in the news this week!

1. Marvel Announces Black Panther, Captain Marvel and More

Marvel had a fan event in Hollywood this week and Marvel President Kevin Feige dropped some serious bombs on us! Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans (Iron Man and Captain America) appeared on stage to announce Captain America: Civil War. They were joined by Chadwick Boseman, who has been cast as the Black Panther in the film, which will open on November 3, 2017. We got the news about Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch is rumored for the role, but not confirmed), Captain Marvel, the first female-led superhero film from the comic giant, The Inhumans and a two-part Avengers film: Infinity War. Yes, the Infinity Gauntlet will be complete and it’s not going to be good for our avenging friends! Check out the entire slate below!

  • May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age Of Ultron
  • July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man
  • May 6, 2016 – Captain America: Civil War
  • November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange
  • May 5, 2017 – Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 (previously July 28, 2017)
  • July 28, 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok
  • November 3, 2017 – Black Panther
  • May 4, 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War Part I
  • July 6, 2018 – Captain Marvel
  • November 2, 2018 – The Inhumans
  • May 3, 2019 – Avengers: Infinity War Part II

Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans are joined by the new Black Panther Chadwick Boseman!Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans are joined by the new Black Panther Chadwick Boseman!Courtesy of Jenna Busch

2. "Peter Pan Live!" New TV Spot          

"Peter Pan Live!" is the latest live musical event from NBC. Today we got a new spot for the show, which stars Alison Williams as Peter and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. (Oh, that costume! Not sure what to say about that!) Check it out below and let us know if you’ll be watching when the show airs on December 4th.

Wow! That’s all we can say about Christopher Walken as Captain Hook!Wow! That’s all we can say about Christopher Walken as Captain Hook!Courtesy of NBC

Peter Pan Live! Preview

 

3. Rocket Explodes on the Way to the International Space Station

An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket heading to the International Space Station exploded on Tuesday, moments after launch at NASA's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia. No one was hurt, thank goodness. The ship was carrying supplies to the International Space Station, and experiments, including ones from some school children. (They immediately asked to try again!) NASA will not stop sending rockets to the ISS. ”We will continue to move forward toward the next attempt once we fully understand today's mishap,” they said.

A rocket heading to the International Space Station explodes right after launchA rocket heading to the International Space Station explodes right after launchCourtesy of NASA

 

4. Dad Dresses as Princess Leia to Go With His Daughter’s Han Solo Outfit

Well, we have a candidate for Dad of the Year! Writer Tom M. Burns wrote a story on the Huffington Post about how his daughter wanted to dress up as Han Solo for Halloween. She was concerned that she couldn’t dress like that because she’s a girl. Her dad said, of course she could! So when she asked if he’d be Leia, he said yes! Go, dad!

This is the dad of the year!This is the dad of the year!Courtesy of Huffington Post

5. New Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

To celebrate the fact that tickets have gone on sale for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, we’ve gotten the final trailer for the film. In this one, President Coin doesn’t think Katniss Everdeen can handle being the face of the revolution. Plutarch Heavensbee thinks otherwise. Check it out below. It’s going to give you chills!

If we burn, you burn with us!If we burn, you burn with us!Courtesy of Lionsgate

Mockingjay Part 1 Final Trailer – “Burn”

 

6. New Trailer for SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water

In 2015, we’re getting a new film from Bikini Bottom! Though we don’t know much about SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water, we have a brand new trailer! Check it out below and just try to get the theme song out of your head!

In theaters February 6th 2015!

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

SpongeBob SquarePants Official Trailer #2

 

7. Are We Getting a Superman Prequel TV Series?

We might be. There is a rumor floating around that Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer is working on a prequel series for Superman called "Krypton". Considering the Batman prequel series "Gotham" is doing well, this is hardly a surprise. But … didn’t we already do this with Smallville?

A young Superman series in the works?A young Superman series in the works?Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Have Your Say

Have you bought tickets for Mockingjay yet? Which Marvel movie do you want to see the most? Which actress should play Captain Marvel? What are you dressing for as Halloween? Have your say below!