Vol. 5, Issue 26
Today is the first day of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) … and I am not there, sadly. I hope that if you are there, that you’re having a great time. (And reading this after the event is over. Or while standing in line.) If you’re like me, however, you can be sure I’ll be sharing links to roundups in next week’s Nerd News. Let’s console ourselves with some links.
In movie news:
- Here are a few more character posters—this time for the villains—for Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Details on the movie’s cameos have also been leaked.
- These 12 facts, supposedly, about GotG won’t be in the movie.
- Robert Downey Jr. would be open to an Iron Man 4.
- Marvel announced five released dates—but no movie titles—this week, then added another for 2018. According to Kevin Feige, they’re planning on a “one sequel, one new character per year” calendar. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
- Sony’s Sinister Six movie will be released Nov. 11, 2016.
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently confirmed he’ll be playing a DC superhero, but what role he’ll embody has yet to be revealed.
- Donate to charity and you could get a walk-on role in Star Wars: Episode VII. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
- Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day) has joined the movie. Here’s a bit more information about the film as a whole, and Gwendolyn Christie and John Boyega’s roles. (Possible spoilers, natch. I didn’t actually read the last three links so as to not spoil myself.)
- Smaug is looking pretty peeved in this new The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster.
- And here’s a new photo featuring Gandalf and Thranduil’s back.
- A new poster for and some more photos from Mad Max: Fury Road have been released.
- Idris Elba is in talks to join the Guy Richie-directed Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur retelling.
- The first photo from the upcoming live action/CGI hybrid movie Pixels features a mulleted Peter Dinklage.
- The lead single—a rap song, natch—from the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has been released. (Thanks, Wes!)
- The Uncharted movie will begin filming in 2015.
- There’s a Space Invaders movie in the works. (Thanks, Wes.)
- Paddington Bear will now be voiced by Ben Whishaw (Skyfall).
- The Shining prequel has a director.
- Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will open July 7, 2017.
Here are a few trailers/clips/20 minutes of the new TMNT:
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Imitation Game
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles