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This Week In News: Female Cosmonaut on the ISS, Batman and Han Solo

Sep 26, 2014

By: Jenna Busch

This week was all about technology, women in space and comic books. Each week we'll wrap up the big news stories in entertainment so you've got lots to talk about over the weekend. We want to hear what you think in the comments? Did you watch "Gotham"? Are you excited for the new iPhone? Let us know below.

1. First Female Cosmonaut to Visit the International Space Station

Russian Cosmonaut Elena Olegovna Serova will leave for the International Space Station tomorrow, making her the first female Cosmonaut to do so. They’re heading up for Expedition 41 and joining Commander Max Suraev, Reid Wiseman, and Alexander Gerst who are already there. Serova is the first female Cosmonaut in 17 years.

Elena Olegovna Serova is heading to the ISSElena Olegovna Serova is heading to the ISS

2. Christopher Walken as Captain Hook

Well, that's a clothing choice! This week we got our first look at Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in NBC's upcoming "Peter Pan Live"! He's acting opposite Girls star Allison Williams who is playing Peter Pan. What do you think of his look? That's a lot of blush!

Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- That's a lot of blush!Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- That's a lot of blush!Courtesy of NBC

3. Comics Ruled the TV

This week saw the premieres of the Batman prequel "Gotham" and the second season of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Both shows got a strong start, but we want to know what you guys thought of the first episodes. Is anyone else totally creeped out by the Penguin?

Comics are all over your televisionComics are all over your televisionCourtesy of ABC

4. "Game of Thrones" stars join Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Lena Headey who plays Cersei Lannister and Charles Dance who plays Tywin Lannister on "Game of Thrones" have joined the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. These two are scary as a team in GoT, but it looks like they'll be fighting the evil undead along with Doctor Who's Matt Smith this time around.

This duo is scary enough in Game of Thrones!This duo is scary enough in Game of Thrones!Courtesy of HBO

5. Jupiter Ascending trailer released

A new trailer for Jupiter Ascending starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis was released this week and it looks pretty great. Mila Kunis is the reincarnation of the queen of the galaxy? Yeah, that sounds about right.

Jupiter Ascending finally gives us an awesome trailer.Jupiter Ascending finally gives us an awesome trailerCourtesy of Warner Bros.

Jupiter Ascending Trailer


6. Hot Toys releases incredibly lifelike Han and Chewbacca toys

In anticipation of Star Wars: Episode VII, Hot Toys has released one-sixth-scale collectible figures of Han Solo and Chewbacca. They're amazing, but they're super pricey. Each figure will set you back over $200. Still, they certainly are cool to look at! The toys are expected to ship in April of 2015.

Who shot first?Who shot first?

7. The iPhone 6 came out but it's apparently bending.

Well, maybe we shouldn't be putting the phone in our pockets? The iPhone 6 has been selling like hotcakes, but pictures of a bent phone have started to come out all over the place, and it's been a joke all over late night TV.

Oops bent iPhone 6Oops bent iPhone 6

Have Your Say

What were your favorite news stories this week? Let us know in the comments.