Geekin’ Weekly Digest | 25/02

Hello Geeks!

Welcome back to Geekin' Weekly Digest, your weekly rendezvous for all things pop culture!

In this second edition, we delve into the events that marked the past week.

Avatar: The Last Airbender now available on Netflix

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We kick off this week's edition with the release of the series Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix on February 22. A much-anticipated series bringing to life the Japanese work of the same name. The series follows the story of a 12-year-old boy, Aang, who was trapped in ice for 100 years.

When Aang wakes up, the world has changed. The Fire Nation has waged a ruthless war and now reigns supreme over the other nations. Aang discovers that he is the Avatar, the only being capable of mastering the four elements: air, water, earth, and fire.

He is the world's last hope for peace. Accompanied by Katara and Sokka, Aang embarks on an extraordinary journey to learn to master his powers and defeat the Fire Nation. Along the way, they will face numerous dangers, formidable enemies, and challenging trials. But Aang and his friends will never give up, knowing that the fate of the world rests in their hands.

Discover the series now on the Netflix platform.

Elden Ring's DLC gets a release date

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On February 21, 2024, FromSoftware finally unveiled the long-awaited Elden Ring DLC, titled "The Shadow of the Erdtree." A mysterious and enchanting trailer was revealed, offering glimpses of new environments, enemies, and characters, as well as a possible return of Miquella, the twin brother of Malenia.

The "Shadow of the Erdtree" DLC is set to be released on June 21, 2024, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

The trailer, though brief, provides some clues about the DLC's content. It showcases lush landscapes, ancient ruins, and unseen creatures, suggesting new areas to explore and formidable challenges to face. The haunting soundtrack adds to the mysterious and epic atmosphere.

The appearance of Miquella, a central character in the Elden Ring lore, is intriguing. His role in the DLC remains unclear, but his return could shed light on his story and tragic fate. Miquella is a significant character in the Elden Ring universe, and his comeback could have major implications for the narrative.

Find the link to the trailer here

Chaos unfolds on the big screen: Borderlands trailer is finally here!

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After a long wait, fans of the Borderlands franchise have finally been treated to the first glimpses of the highly anticipated film. The trailer, unveiled during the IGN Fan Fest, offers an explosive preview of the game's wild and colorful universe, featuring a star-studded Hollywood cast.

In the cast, we can expect:

• Cate Blanchett as Lilith, the deadly siren, with an intensity and sensuality that send shivers down the spine.

• Jamie Lee Curtis takes on the role of Tannis, the eccentric scientist, with humor and madness promising hilarious moments.

• Kevin Hart brings his dynamism to the character of Roland, the gruff-hearted soldier.

• Ariana Greenblatt is perfect as Tiny Tina, the explosive and unpredictable little girl.

• Florian Munteanu brings Krieg, the massive and brutal berserker, to life.

• And Jack Black lends his voice to Claptrap, the sarcastic and annoying robot, who will undoubtedly be a favorite with the audience.

The trailer immerses us in the desolate and chaotic world of Pandora, with its barren landscapes, ruined cities, and hostile extraterrestrial creatures. The special effects are striking, bringing the video game's universe to life with impressive fidelity. The action scenes are explosive, promising intense and spectacular battles.

The dark humor and irreverent spirit that make the Borderlands franchise successful are present from the first images of the trailer. The dialogues are sharp, and funny situations unfold at a frenetic pace. The film promises to be a true entertainment for fans of the genre, as well as for those seeking a wild and original action comedy.

Borderlands is directed by Eli Roth, a director known for his horror and action films. It is produced by Avi Arad, Ari Arad, and Erik Feig. The film is scheduled for release on April 21, 2024.

Find the trailer here.

"Across the Spider-Verse" designer pitches a Batman Beyond film

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The talented Yuhki Demers, production designer on the animated film "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," recently made waves by sharing on Instagram a pitch for a Batman Beyond film done in the unique style of the "Spider-Verse." No confirmation from Warner Bros yet, but the photos have already ignited fans' imaginations with stunning illustrations featuring Terry McGinnis in the futuristic Batman costume.

Demers' posted images reveal a bold vision for the potential film. The aesthetic draws heavily from the "Spider-Verse," with vibrant colors, geometric shapes, and striking dynamism.

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The Batman Beyond suit is reimagined with neon touches and fluid lines, giving it a modern yet retro look. The futuristic city of Neo-Gotham is also depicted with stunning details, creating a vibrant and character-filled atmosphere.

While the project has not been officially approved by Warner Bros., the fans' enthusiasm and Demers' undeniable talent could bring it to life. We'll have to wait for Warner Bros. to comment on it, hopefully with a positive outcome.

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Geekin' Weekly Conclusion

This week was a whirlwind of announcements and trailers in the world of pop culture. From Avatar's Netflix debut to Elden Ring's DLC revelation, the explosive Borderlands trailer, and the intriguing Batman Beyond pitch, it's been a feast for entertainment enthusiasts.

As we wrap up the week, the excitement lingers, promising more thrills ahead.

See you next week for another dose of pop culture news!

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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