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Geek News for February 21st, 2019

Star Wars: Project Porg lets you raise a virtual Porg family

A new mixed reality experience from Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB for the Magic Leap headset will let Star Wars fans raise their own Porg, the lovable alien birds from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Project Porg follows in the footsteps of virtual pet sims like Tamagotchi and Nintendogs, asking you to care for, feed, and play with digital Porgs. In the debut trailer for Project Porg, we learn about the pet sim’s setup: Chewbacca has left you with an unspecified device, along with a Porg, and a message from C3-PO, who informs you how to care for the Porg and its eventual offspring.

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The next season of Marvel’s Wolverine podcast comes out in March

Last year, Marvel jumped into the dramatic podcast arena with a 10-episode series called Wolverine: The Long Night, which starred The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage as the show’s titular character. Marvel has announced that it will release the show’s second season on March 25th. Like the first season, the 10-part series will debut on Stitcher Premium, and will be released on other podcasting platforms later in the year. This season will follow Wolverine as he visits New Orleans, only to discover that an ex, Maureen, is missing, along with a number of other mutants and humans. As he searches, he encounters biker gangs, thieves, and a mutant named Jason Wyngarde, also known as Mastermind.

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More Details On Netflix’s Marvel Cancellations

Five years and five full series (plus one event series) later, Netflix and Marvel finally called it fully quits the other day – the former cancelling the last two of their collaborations with the axing of “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones”. All of the series are being seen as early victims of petty internal politics, shows sacrificed on the cancellation altar to help bring about the rise of the Disney+ streaming service and the seismic shift in the streaming landscape as the four biggest of ‘the big six’ film studios launch three separate streaming services in the next year.

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‘The Banana Splits’: Trippy 1960s Kids Show Returns As Horror Project?

s revivals go, this one may be as audacious as it is unexpected: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Syfy are bringing back the Banana Splits, the trippy-dippy characters introduced back in 1968 as the anthropomorphic hosts of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. This time around, however, the Banana Splits are being served up in a horror thriller.

The original movie will premiere this year from Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros Television Group’s digital studio, via a Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release that will be followed by the television debut on Syfy. The official synopsis: “In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family (brother Austin, mother Beth, and father Mitch) attend a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?

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