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Things That Happened The Week Of 1/17/2016

Hello and welcome to the ‘Things that happened the week of” the 1/17/2016 edition.

It’s been kind of a downer week with the back to back deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman and yes it’s basically impossible to come back from those gut punches but that doesn’t mean some cool stuff didn’t happen.

Ryan Coogler fresh off of Creed was confirmed for Black Panther and the two trailers for 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Witch both excite. We heard that Netflix is seriously considering a Punisher spinoff which I guess spoilers, he lives. On the games front The Division media tour is starting up and looks…. good? Marvel FINALLY finished off Secret Wars in a satisfying end to a grossly delayed book and now lays it on thick with Civil War 2 hype.

There’s a whoooole lot more of that down below. Enjoy!


Check out and get mad (probably) at the Academy Awards nominations

Ryan Coogler (Creed) confirmed for ‘Black Panther’

Get all creeped out by the latest trailer for ‘The Witch’

Check out the kind-of sort-of sequel to ‘Cloverfield’

RIP Alan Rickman

RIP David Bowie

The Golden Globes happened this week and here are your winners

Forget what you heard, George Miller is on for more ‘Mad Max’

There’s no “Red Hulk” in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

*SPOILER* is another bad guy in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

The “Shortlist” for actors up for a young Han Solo is pretty disappointing

Don’t expect the Collector to appear in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

Amber Heard up for key role in ‘Aquaman’

Chris Pine confirms WW1 setting in ‘Wonder Woman’

The ‘Jumanji’ remake has a director

Del Toro set to tell us scary stories

Ronda Rousey and Tina Fey team up to be “Do Nothing Bitches”

Hail, Cesar! – Trailer 2



HBO orders ‘Hitman’ show created and starring Bill Hader

“World’s Biggest Flash Fan” Kevin Smith set to direct an episode of ‘The Flash’

The ‘Vixen’ animated superhero show you never heard about got renewed for a second season

Jonah Hex will appear in DC’s ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

That crazy character from ‘Gotham’ may come back from the dead

Don’t expect the ‘Twin Peaks’ revival until 2017

That ‘Heroes Reborn’ revival that nobody seemed to want has been cancelled

Neil Patrick Harris joins ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Netflix is seriously considering a ‘Punisher’ Spinoff

Netflix taps Matt Groening (Simpsons) for original animated show

The Path – Teaser Trailer



There’s a new trailer out for ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’

‘Mortal Kombat X’ shows off Alien, Leatherface and more

Original Psychonauts coming to PS4

One of the core individuals behind the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ series has left the company

‘Hitman’ cancels digital pre-orders announces episodic format

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s World’ an RPG spinoff is coming to Steam

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ leaves company for Infinity Ward

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ screenshots “Leak”

EA Sports UFC 2 – Gameplay Series

The Division – 15 minutes of gameplay



Because Marvel stopped caring, they announced a “major” character will be killed off in ‘Civil War 2’

Someone is returning from the dead in the Marvel Universe

Don’t expect any more new ‘Fantastic Four’ stories in the near future

Dark Horse April Solicits



Devon is a Co-Founder of ANTiFanboy and He writes weekly articles and is the star of the ANTiFanboy Podcast. You can follow him on twitter @DevonKopec