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The Punchlist: This Week’s News for Nerds

Welcome to this week’s 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, we’ll give it to you in a punchy format.

7. Lucasfilm Games and Ubisoft Announce an Open-World Star Wars Video Game

Just a day or so after the teaser of an Indiana Jones video game project in conjunction with Bethesda, Lucasfilm Games announces a “story-driven, open-world” video game set within the Star Wars universe in collaboration with Ubisoft. Lucasfilm Games Vice President Douglas Reilly hinted that the project has been in development quietly for a long while and that we might learn or see more of the unnamed game sooner rather than later.

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6. Dungeons and Dragons TV Series in the Works

We already know that Chris Pine is attached to a future Dungeons and Dragons movie, and now news is breaking that a TV show is also being developed. Derek Kolstad, a writer for the John Wick series of movies, is attached to the project. There is no currently known connections between it and the aforementioned movie.

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5. Ethan Hawke Signs on to Moon Knight as Villain

Ethan Hawke joins Oscar Isaac as headliners for the upcoming Moon Knight series for Disney+. There’s no confirmation yet which villain he’ll play, but, of course, the internet abounds in speculation. Filming is slated to begin in March.

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4. Pathfinder: Guns and Gear

Paizo announced Guns and Gear – a new rulebook for Pathfinder 2e that features rules for the Gunslinger and Inventor classes, as well as a new ancestry (Automaton), archetypes, firearms, and other fantasy tech and gadgets. It is due out in October and will retail for $49.99.

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3. Ray Fisher Confirms He Will No Longer Play Cyborg

After months of allegations from Fisher leveled at Joss Whedon, Walter Hamada, Geoff Johns, and others, Fisher took to Twitter to confirm he was “written out” of the upcoming Flash movie and is unlikely to reprises his role as Cyborg. An investigation was launched probing his claims which is said to have concluded and claims “remedial actions [have] been taken,” but no further details have been divulged.

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2. The Old Guard Getting a New Six Issue Comic Series

After two successful, five issue comic runs and a hit Netflix movie, The Old Guard is seeing even more new life and narrative in the form of a six issue series entitled Tales Through Time. The stories are set in periods ranging from 13th century Japan to the present day. The series also features talent beyond original creators Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, including Brian Michael Bendis, Vita Ayala, Jason Aaron, and more. It is due out in April.

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1. HBO Max Sizzle Reel Highlights Over a Dozen Upcoming Projects

The video below features titles and footage for all the same-day premiers the streaming service has planned through the end of the year. Space Jam, The Matrix 4, Mortal Kombat, Dune, Godzilla and more! The link beneath the video also features a bulleted list of the full range of titles teased along with links to articles featuring full trailers, movie stills, and more information where available.

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Check back next Wednesday for more news for nerds.