Geekin’ Weekly Digest #1: February 12–16, 2024

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In this edition, we'll revisit the events that marked the week of February 12–16, 2024.

Fasten your seatbelts; it was a whirlwind week!

Deadpool is back to shake things up!


The Super Bowl teaser for "Deadpool & Wolverine" dropped a bombshell, finally confirming the title and promising a hilarious, blood-soaked team-up of Marvel's craziest mercenary and the adamantium-clawed hero. Expect daring jokes, absurd situations, and an unleashed tag team ready for anything. The movie could see them tackle a formidable villain, explore the multiverse, delve into Logan's legacy, or even develop their characters further. Mark your calendars for July 26th, 2024, and get ready for a wild ride directed by Shawn Levy and written by a team including Ryan Reynolds himself! What aspects of the movie are you most excited about? Any plot theories?

OpenAI unveils Sora, the AI capable of turning your words into videos!

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Sora is a new artificial intelligence model developed by OpenAI with the ability to generate videos from textual descriptions. This revolutionary technology opens up unprecedented possibilities in various fields such as content creation, education, entertainment, and marketing.

Sora operates in two steps. First, it uses a language model to understand the meaning and intention of the entered text. Then, it relies on an image generation model to create a video corresponding to the description.

Sora's interface is simple and intuitive. Just type a textual description and let the AI do the rest. You can also customize your video by choosing the visual style, music, and other settings.

Sora is still in development, but it has already produced impressive results. OpenAI plans to make this technology accessible to the public in the near future.

X-Men return in their iconic animated series: X-Men '97!

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The animated series X-Men '97, which marked an entire generation, makes its grand return for a new season on Disney+. This highly anticipated sequel picks up where the original series left off in 1997, with the X-Men facing new enemies and old challenges.

The original series' cast will return, including Wolverine, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Professor X, Storm, and Beast. New characters will also be introduced, such as Cable and Bishop.

Season 1 of X-Men '97 will consist of 10 episodes and is expected to be released on Disney+ in 2024.

The Fantastic Four's cast revealed!

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For Valentine's Day, Marvel treated its fans by unveiling the cast of the Fantastic Four reboot.

• Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic will be played by Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Game of Thrones).

• Ben Grimm/The Thing will be portrayed by Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear, The Dropout).

• Johnny Storm/The Human Torch will be played by Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things).

• Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman will be embodied by Vanessa Kirby (Mission: Impossible - Fallout, The Crown).

This promising cast has sparked excitement among fans, eagerly anticipating seeing this legendary team come to life on the big screen. The film Fantastic Four is directed by Matt Shakman (WandaVision) and is set to hit theaters on 2025.

Gemini 1.5: Smarter, Faster, More Geek!

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Gemini 1.5 is the new version of Google's AI assistant. This major update brings several significant improvements:

• Better understanding of natural language: Gemini 1.5 can understand and respond to your requests more precisely and naturally.

• Smoother conversations: Interactions with Gemini 1.5 are more fluid and enjoyable, thanks to better context management and handling interruptions.

• More relevant responses: Gemini 1.5 can provide more accurate and useful answers to your questions, drawing on a broader and deeper knowledge base.

• New features: Gemini 1.5 incorporates new features, such as the ability to translate languages, create different types of creative content, and respond to open-ended questions.

Gemini 1.5 is available today for all users. You can try it by visiting the Gemini website or downloading the mobile app.


This week has been eventful for pop culture fans. Whether it's the return of Deadpool, the innovation of OpenAI with Sora, the nostalgia with X-Men '97, the excitement of the Fantastic Four casting, or the evolution of Gemini 1.5, there's a lot to rejoice about!

So, what was your favorite moment of the week? Feel free to leave us your comments and suggestions to improve Geekin' Weekly Digest.

See you next Sunday for another dose of geek news! Until then, stay connected on Facebook and Instagram to not miss anything.

Until next week!

Emanuel Ami is a writer for Geekin' on pop culture and geek culture news. Passionate about pop culture since the age of 16, he started writing about the latter in 2023 on the geek n mix page before joining Geekin'. He mainly talks about all news concerning Marvel & DC movies, but he will sometimes write about anime and cinema.

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