The 10 Biggest News Stories From Last Week

For those of us living under a proverbial rock, this one's for you.

Despite what people might think, nerds don't spend all of their time stuck in a basement on the internet. We've got lives! If last week was too hectic for you to keep up on your passions, we've got a roundup of 10 stories to keep you in the know.

1. We got to see the first teaser for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Good old Jack Sparrow's in trouble again, this time with Captain Salazar and his group of ghost pirates. Thing is, they don't seem to be all there, mentally or physically. Here's hoping it's better than On Stranger Tides .

2. Luke Cage debuted and then broke Netflix.


After premiering on Friday, Marvel's latest superhero show generated so much traffic for Netflix that the service became temporarily unavailable on the following day. After all, nothing short of an outage was going to prevent people from bingeing the show.

5 Reasons Why Luke Cage Will Blow You Away

Luke Cage is a different type of superhero. He's the type the world needs and the one you will care about.

3. Another Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer!

We got a better look at the wizard-muggle (or 'no-maj' as they're called in the Americas) relationship, as well as a peek at some more of the monsters that escape from Newt Scamander's briefcase. Oh, and hey Colin Farrell!

4. The first week of the League of Legends World Championship wrapped up.

Source: lolesports. Photo by Michael Whalen.

The first round of group stage matches wrapped up on Sunday, with no competing region coming out unscathed. There were plenty of upsets, and for the first time in competitive League of Legends, it's not entirely clear which region will come out on top. Matches resume this Thursday.

Why Team Solomid is North America's Best Bet at the League of Legends World Championship

Sure, it's said every year - but it might really happen this time!

5. Wonder Woman came out of the closet.

DC Comics

This news comes out of an interview with Greg Rucka done by Comicosity. Rucka, the writer for the latest series of Wonder Woman comics, has gone out and said that Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman is queer. While it's unclear whether this will have an impact on the 2017 Wonder Woman movie, it's nice to see such an iconic character become part of a small but steadily growing cast of gay comic characters.

6. Elon Musk is sending people who aren't Matt Damon to Mars.

20th Century Fox

SpaceX, a space transport company created by Tesla founder and possible human-cologne hybrid Elon Musk, has announced plans to colonize Mars in the next 20 years. For a modest $200,000, you too can set up shop on the red planet. Just watch out for locals.

Ranking Every Movie Set on Mars from Worst to Best

Hopefully we're better at getting to Mars than we are at making movies about it.

7. The Overwatch Open was broadcast live on TBS.

The grand final match pitted Europe's team Misfits against North America's EnVyUs, with the former taking home the grand prize of $100,000. The broadcast even got some attention from the Tonight Show, after a flubbed handshake between a player and interviewer. The interviewer quickly shot back on Twitter, as seen above (click here if it doesn't load).

8. The Super Mario Bros. speed running record was nearly beaten by 1 frame.

In the video game speedrunning circuit, you have to adapt and innovate in order to keep up. Speedrunner Kosmic initially thought he was 1 in-game frame ahead of the previous holder, Darbian. Upon closer inspection, he was 1 frame ahead of Darbian in level 8-4, but 1 frame slower in 8-2. The end running time was 4:57.244.

9. Adventure Time is ending after its 9th season.

While fans of the show don't have to worry about this terrible until 2018, it's still sad to see the wonderfully zany show come to an end. The 8th season is set to start in the late 2016, so savor it while it lasts.

10. Ben Affleck revealed the villain for his standalone Batman movie.

Warner Bros. Games

The still-unnamed movie starring Batfleck will have Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke, as its antagonist. Deathstroke is a genetically enhanced superhuman with improved strength, reflexes, genius intellect, and a healing factor.

Joe Manganiello To Play Deathstroke in Ben Affleck's Batman

The True Blood star is the latest actor to join the DC Extended Universe.

Alright, are you good? All caught up? Great! Look forward to more weekly news roundups every Monday, here on PoMoFo!

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