KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Here for your weekly dose of geek news, we are the WVLT Geeks.
“Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” premiered in theatres this weekend, and while it came close, it didn't dethrone “Avengers: Endgame” as the king of the box office. However, it was still able to bring in $54.3 million, making it a successful box office debut.
As you may know, the Russo Brothers have lifted the spoiler ban off of 'Avengers: Endgame', in order to release the trailer for the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Spider-man: Far from Home”. Now they have officially added the trailer to the end of the newest Avengers film, treating fans to the trailer and making it the official post credits scene to Endgame.
Disney dropped the trailer for "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil". It follows the first movie and explores the complex relationship between the horned fairy and Princess Aurora as they struggle to protect the Moors and the magical creatures that lie within. The film is set to release in October of this year.
The end is near for 'Game of Thrones'. A new trailer teases the show's final episode – but the ominous clip doesn't give too many clues about how it will all end. The final episode of 'Game of Thrones' airs Sunday on HBO and a 2-hour documentary about the making of the final season premieres later this month.
Thursday, we will bid a fond farewell to Sheldon, Penny, Leonard & the rest of the gang on the Big Bang Theory after 12 incredible seasons and 279 episodes. You can catch the 1-hour season finale May 16 from 8-9.
Next weekend in Harriman, we are going back to medieval times. The 5th annual Tennessee Medieval Faire is set to begin on May 25th, where you and your family can go enjoy an array of events from jousting to stage shows, and plenty more. Each weekend they are doing it, there is a theme as well. The opening weekend theme is warriors, which will take place May 25th through the 27th, followed by Celtic and fantasy on June 1st and 2nd, and wrapping it up with time travel on June 8th and 9th. For more information go to tmfaire.com.
May 23rd is Red Nose Day, and the wonderful crew at Critical Role are getting in on the action. Critical Role is a popular Dungeons and Dragons streaming show on Twitch and Youtube, and they have just announced that dungeon master Matthew Mercer will be teaming up with late show host Stephen Colbert for a one on one mini adventure. Through the power of donations, they are letting us, the viewers, decide Colbert's destiny, from his character class, his companion, and even the treasure he seeks and the major villain who will be standing in his way. To donate, simply go to critrole.com/rednoseday, and vote for what adventure you want to see.
Up and Coming
During Playstation's State of Play on May 9th, We got our first look at the highly anticipated remake of Final Fantasy 7. While a release date hasn't been announced yet, they are saying that more information will be coming out in June. Final Fantasy 7 was one of the most popular games on the original Playstation, and set the course of the franchise moving forward. The remake was first announced at E3 2015, and this was the first glimpse of gameplay we have gotten since then.
This week in comics, we have the climactic conclusion of "Hunted." Spidey faces an impossible situation that will push him as far as he's ever been pushed. Who lives and who dies when the hunters become the prey?
Geeks of the Week
Our Geeks of the Week are Cody Epling and his son cosplaying Ironman and War Machine. Cody says both costumes he made himself. Congrats on being our WVLT Geeks of the Week!
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