Vol. 4, Issue 44
Hi friends! Welcome to the first issue of Nerd News for December. It wasn't the busiest week for pop culture, but there were some fun announcements made. Read on!
In movie news:
- In the post-credits scene in Thor: The Dark World, that’s not Natalie Portman that Chris Hemsworth is kissing.
- X-Men: Days of Future past sees one major change from the comic it’s adapted from: It’s Wolverine that travels through time, not Kitty Pryde. Here’s why that change was made.
- A bunch of images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have been released. Here’s a grainy shot of the not-so-Green Goblin, another of Dane de Haan’s Gobliny face, and some of Spidey and Electro. Check out the first trailer for the movie below!
- Batman vs. Superman’s Wonder Woman has been cast: Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious franchise) will play the Amazonian princess.
- The production of Fast and Furious 7 has been put on hold due to Paul Walker’s death. (RIP, Paul.)
- Veronica Mars has a release date: March 14, 2014. See below for a clip!
- A full-scale model of the Millennium Falcon has been created for Star Wars: Episode VII.
- There is a picture of the entirety (sort of) of Smaug on the side of some New Zealand Air planes.
- Here are some new photos of other characters from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
- Christoph Waltz might be joining Pirates of the Caribbean 5.
- Here are some photos of Daniel Radcliffe as Igor in the set of Frankenstein (which also stars James McAvoy as the titular doctor).
- YA novel Daughter of Smoke and Bone is being adapted for the big screen.
- Jurassic World will be a sequel, not a reboot.
- Here are some new photos and plot details from Transformers 4.
- J.J. Abrams is making a Lance Armstrong biopic. (That makes four Lance Armstrong movies in the works.)
- Leonardo DiCaprio will be producing a biopic on Calvin and Hobbes creator/artist Bill Watterson.
- In release date changes: Warcraft will now open in March 2016, the Mummy reboot will open April 22, 2016, and fantasy adaptation Seventh Son has been pushed back to Feb. 6, 2015.
Here are a couple of trailers and that promised Veronica Mars clip:
300: Rise of an Empire
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty