Week In Geek: X-Men Get Gayer, 'Evil Dead' Rises, and More

By: Jase Peeples


These are the nerdy bits of news that had us geeking out this week.





X-Men Sequel May Get Gayer
Deadline is reporting Matthew Vaughn has vacated the director’s chair for the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past and openly gay director Bryan Singer is rumored to be Fox’s first choice to replace him. Let’s hope they work out whatever deal they need to make this happen. Singer’s X-Men (2000) and X2 (2003) weren’t only the best films of the X franchise to date, they were also stuffed with queer subtext. “Have you tried not being a mutant?”



New Evil Dead Trailer Is Scary Good!
I’ll be the first to admit I wasn’t sold on the idea of an Evil Dead remake. (Hey, you don’t mess with a classic!) But knowing both Sam Rami and Bruce Campbell were on board for this update quickly changed my mind. If you’re a horror fan, the new trailer that hit this week is definitely worth a look. (Bring on the goose bumps!)


Retro Gaming Just Got Cooler!
If you were a gaymer back in the early 90s, chances are you spent plenty of hours mastering the games of Neo Geo. Now, thanks to the new portable Neo Geo X, you can take a nostalgic trip to the games of yesteryear in modern style.


Conan: The Senior Citizen?
Apparently, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning to one of his most famous film roles with The Legend of Conan. The movie is slated for a summer 2014 release and will ignore the events of both Conan the Destroyer and the recent reboot, picking up (many) years after 1982’s Conan the Barbarian. Not sure 65-year-old actor still has what it takes to swing this sword, but the announcement of Arnie’s return is sure to put a smile on the face of a fan or two.



Great Scott! Clark Kent Quits the Daily Planet?
Even the Man of Steel can’t save the dying print industry. DC Comics has announced our favorite mild-mannered reporter, Clark Kent, will be quitting his job with the Daily Planet and focusing more on his life as Superman. Perhaps we could offer him a weekly column with Gay.net?


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