Six New Star Wars Movies, Downey Jr. to Retire Iron Man, Blue Electro, Preview Reviews for Catching Fire and R.I.P.D, Oblivion Reviewed

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On this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, the hosts debut a brand new segment called ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’, where they debate the pro and cons of some of the past week’s biggest headlines including:

  • The news that six new Star Wars movies are coming—one a year starting in 2015
  • Robert Downey, Jr. may retire from Iron Man soon
  • The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker joins Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Jamie Foxx’s Electro will be the neon blue Ultimate version in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Stanley Tucci has joined Transformers 4
  • Pitch Perfect 2 is coming in 2015
  • Fast and Furious 7 is coming in 2014
  • Weird Science will get an R-rated remake in 2015

Hit the jump to learn more about what’s on this week’s show!

From there, the crew jumps into Preview Reviews with their thoughts and grades on the trailers for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and R.I.P.D., then round out the show with a spoiler-free review of Oblivion.