News Round-Up: October 17th


In this new segment of Red’s Nerd Den, we have rounded up the news that has made headlines and fans talking, Feige is CCO of Marvel, Blizzard Bans more Players for HK Protests in this edition of News Round-Up

Kevin Feige named Chief Creative Officer of Marvel

Mr. Feige can add another title to his line of accomplishments, and that is CCO (Chief Creative Officer), Feige is the Mastermind behind the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, already being the President of Marvel Studios Feige will now be overseeing the Creative Direction of Marvel storytelling across mediums such as the Publishing, Animation, TV. This would mean that Marvel Family Entertainment and Marvel Television. For more information, head over to Variety.

Nerdist: “What Kevin Feige’s Takeover of Marvel REALLY means.”

Blizzard Bans more Hearthstone Players over Hong Kong Protests

Continuing our ongoing coverage of the recent scandal involving Blizzard Entertainment, ComicBook recently reported that Blizzard has banned the American University team during a Livestream event, the company cited that the team violated rule 7.1B which states “participants may not take any action or perform any gesture directed at another Participant, Tespa Admin, or any other party or incite others to do the same which is abusive, insulting, mocking, or disruptive.” for more on this news story, head over to IGN and ComicBook.

IGN’s Daily Fix

Venom Sequel finds its Second Villain.

In a new exclusive from Deadline, Carnage will be getting some company as Shriek will be joining in the sequel; Shriek’s first introduction was in Spider-Man Unlimited #1 during the “Maximum Carnage” Story arc. Head over to Deadline for more on this exclusive.

Comicstorian Presents: Maximum Carnage #1

Jonah Hill passes on The Batman, Paul Dano cast as the Riddler!

Hey Diddle Diddle, time for a Riddle.. He won a Golden Globe portraying a Beach Boy but recently feeling enigmatic.. Who is he? That’s right Dark Knight, it is Paul Dano! He has been cast to play as the Riddler in Matt Reeves’ The Batman according to The Hollywood Reporter. Paul Dano will be joining Zoe Kravitz who will be playing Catwoman; Jonah Hill was reportedly offered a role to the actor but he passed on it.

Variety: Joseph Gordon Levitt interviews Paul Dano

Studio Ghibli Films to stream exclusively on HBO Max

Credit: Studio Ghibli

Disney Plus might be flexing its muscles in it’s latest attempt to win fans over but HBO MAX is not backing down as today it made an announcement that beloved Animation Studio, Studio Ghibli will have films streamed exclusively on HBO MAX! ComicBook has more on this story.

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