To celebrate this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Variety put together its first-ever Geek Power List, comprised of the biggest movers and shakers in geekdom.
Every year, the buzziest shows and biggest blockbusters make the pilgrimage to San Diego for Comic-Con, and with them come A-list stars — like “Deadpool’s” Ryan Reynolds, “Wonder Woman’s” Gal Gadot, and the cast of Netflix’s uber-hit “Stranger Things” — and the people calling the shots on these power franchises, like Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, Marvel’s Kevin Feige, and DC Comics’ Geoff Johns.
Check out our list below to see which stars and shot-callers made the cut.
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“AP Bio” has been canceled at NBC. Series creator Mike O’Brien shared the news with fans on Twitter, writing that “This has been my favorite project of my life.” In the single-camera comedy, Glenn Howerton portrayed a disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar who lost out on his dream job and was forced to return to Toledo, [...]
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Before “The Hot Zone,” Julianna Margulies admits she would often see stories about diseases such as Ebola in Africa and only “skim over them.” After getting to meet those on the front lines of trying to contain and cure infectious diseases, such as Dr. Nancy Jaax, whom Margulies plays in the National Geographic limited series, [...]
In a preview of David Letterman’s interview with Kanye West, which begins streaming next Friday, May 31, the musician’s wife Kim Kardashian West, tweeted a clip of him sharing a touching memory of his mother, Donda, who died in 2007 after a surgical procedure. While his wife looks on smiling, West answers Letterman’s question about [...]
CNN has laid off a handful of staffers from its health-journalism unit after deciding to place its health, climate and Southeastern newsgathering operations under a single aegis. ” As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit,” [...]
In an unusual move, Entertainment One plans to share TV pilot scripts for two Wattpad stories it’s adapting as series with the most passionate fans of the original tales — bringing them into the development process. Under its partnership with Wattpad, the Toronto-based production and media company is developing shows based on dystopian drama “The [...]