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The Punchlist: This Week’s News for Nerds

Welcome to this weekÔÇÖs PUNCHLIST, where we round up the biggest news in nerd culture. It might be from the MCU, board gaming, D&D, and more. But whatever the news is this week, you can bet it will eventually separate you from your money.

7. Star Wars: Boba Fett to Feature in The Mandalorian Season 2

Even though his emergence from the Sarlacc Pit has been rendered non-canonical, it appears that Boba Fett survived after all and will play a role in The Mandalorian‘s second season. Rumor has it he’ll play an even bigger role in Season 3…

+ More here: Boba Fett Confirmed in The Mandalorian Season 2

6. Katee Sackhoff Reprises Bo-Katan Kryze in The Mandalorian

Katee Sackhoff, the voice actor behind the Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan in the animated Clone Wars and Rebels series, has been cast as the live action version of the same character and is expected in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. With Rosario Dawson set to bring Ahsoka Tano to life and coupled with the Boba Fett news above, there’s even more to be excited about concerning The Mandalorian‘s second season!

+ More here: Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze

5. Catch a First Look at the Netflix’s The Old Guard

Charlize Theron stars in The Old Guard, a Netflix produced adaptation of Greg Rucka’s comic of the same name about a group of immortal soldiers whose inability to die starts earning them some unwanted attention.

Back when we dabbled in video content, we covered the first issue of the comic on Youtube. Plus we love pretty much everything Rucka touches! It is due out on July 10.

+ More here: The Old Guard Teaser Trailer and Photos

4. Comic Con Will Now Be An “At Home” Experience

The world’s largest pop-culture convention is pivoting to an online model after announcing a cancellation in response to COVID-19. Dates and other details have not yet been announced. Does “badges for all” mean it will be a free streaming event? Will some of it come behind a pay wall? We’ll have to stay tuned to find out!

+ More here: Comic Con at Home

3. MCU: Nova is Set to Make His Debut

Rumors about Nova’s introduction to the MCU have been flying around since the Guardians of the Galaxy found themselves in a pitched battle alongside the Nova Corps against Ronan the Accuser on Xandar in 2014. Six years later, and production is underway – though a Phase 4 berth seems unlikely.

+ More here: Nova Movie in Development

2. Hamilton is Coming to Theaters and Disney+

Writer and director Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Twitter that his smash hit Broadway show Hamilton will hit Disney+ on July 3, 2021 and theaters on October 15, 2021. The footage used was shot during the musical’s tenure at the famous Richard Rodgers Theatre.

+ More here: Hamilton to Stream on Disney+, Hit Theaters

1. The Ravagers Will Feature in GoTG Vol. 3 and Own Series

Stallone’s band of Ravagers featured in a post-credits scene to Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 are due to appear in the threequel and are reportedly set to headline their own Disney+ series.

The crew includes (from left to right below) Stakar Ogord, Krugarr, Charlie-27 (in the yellow), Aleta Ogord, Mainframe (the robot head at the bottom), and Martinex. If you don’t know who those characters are, you’re not alone! We’re working on a post to address just that, so stay tuned!

+ More here: The Ravagers

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