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Geek Bits: DC Editor Fired, "Watchmen" Returns, "Justice League" Disappoints, and More!

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Who in the geek world has been accused of harassment? Why is Justice League a disappointment? What happened to Watchmen? Find that out and more in this week's Geek Bits!

ITEM! The recent wave of sexual harassment accusations hasn't left the geek community untouched. John Lasseter, one of the founders and creative forces behind Pixar movies like Wall-E and The Incredibles, has announced a leave of absence after accusations of sexual misconduct. Apparently, Lasseter's groping was so common that female employees had a move they called "the Lasseter" where they would hunch forward and drape their arms over their legs to keep him from running his hands over their thighs.

Also, DC editor Eddie Berganza has been fired for sexual harassment. However, it's important to mention that was after almost six years since these accusations date back to 2011 when DC did nothing but demote him. It was only a rehash of the existing claims and new interviews by Buzzfeed a few weeks ago that caused DC to take more action.

ITEM! DC's Watchmen sequel and next big Superman event Doomsday Clock #1 was released this week. The 12-issue miniseries takes place ten years after the original Watchmen miniseries, where we discover what happened to Ozymandias' plan, Rorschach, and how Dr. Manhattan is connected to the DC universe. You can read the first six-page preview at CBR.

(Nigel's feelings about this project were expressed in his article "DC is Desperately Trying to Ruin Watchmen")

ITEM! Justice League was released last week, but even though it made $96 million in its opening weekend, it's considered a massive disappointment. The reviews also haven't been kind with most of the best saying that's an improvement over Batman v Superman, which isn't much of a compliment. This casts the future of the DC movie universe in doubt.

There are also petitions for a release of the so-called "Zack Snyder" cut of Justice League, which some fans believe might be an improvement since he left and Joss Whedon shot a rumored 25-30% new material for the final cut.

ITEM! Disney announced that they'll be having a Black Panther Encounter for a limited time at Disney California Adventure park. Sounds like this would be a good time to take pictures with the first African-American Marvel superhero to lead his own movie, coming in February 2018. Here's hoping the movie does well enough to lead to a full Wakanda exhibit, but we'll be there wearing this:

ITEM! Wonder Woman 2's release date has been moved up 6 weeks from December 13, 2019 to November 1, 2019. It's believed the move was meant to avoid Star Wars: Episode XI which had its date moved to December 20, 2019.

ITEM! An investigation into Uber 's security revealed that the company had been hacked in October 2016, exposing 57 million customers' records, but didn't reveal the security breach. They just paid the hackers $100,000 and changed the security logins. No financial records were apparently lost, but we're talking names, email addresses, phone numbers, and driver's license numbers.

ITEM! James Gunn released a PDF with the screenplay for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Check it out here.

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