Vol. 3, Issue 21
Sorry for the lateness of the issue, friends. I went out last night instead of doing my blogly duties and then ran into some glitches.
First up for you Austinites (or anyone who might be interested in traveling here), some awesome news: Most of the main cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be attending Austin Comic Con in October(!!!). (Thanks, Emily!)
In TV news this week:
- Steven Moffat thinks it's good that we have to wait for new Who. This is what I think about that, Steven.
- Here's a first look at The CW's new (Green) Arrow. And a trailer for the show.
- The success of The Hunger Games has led The CW to develop a HG-esque show.
- CBS's Elementary looks kind of meh.
- Dan Harmon is no longer working on Community.
- And that leads us to the terrible news that now, Neil Gaiman will never write a Community scene for Karen Gillan.
- Sanctuary has been cancelled.
- AMC is setting up a Walking Dead zombie escape plan/promo for SDCC.
- Speaking of The Walking Dead, meet Michonne.
- And here's some news on season 2 of American Horror Story.
How adorably dapper are these Doctor Who dinosaurs?
In movie news:
- Ryan Reynolds is in the running to be the next Highlander.
- Andy Lau has joined Iron Man 3. The movie's budget is also possibly getting a huge boost, thanks to the success of The Avengers.
- Please no: Robert Pattinson is in the running to play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire. While I like Rob fine as Edward Cullen, I just can't see him as Finnick.
- These new The Dark Knight Rises character posters are a bit underwhelming. (Thanks, Wes!)
- Here are four new featurettes for Snow White and the Huntsman. And another, on the dwarves. (Check back Monday for a special post pertaining to SWATH!)
- The Blade Runner sequel will feature a female protagonist.
- In this article, Robert Rodriguez talks Sin City 2 visual style.
- Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are set to star in a buddy cop film.
- Gary Oldman has joined the Robocop remake.
- Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) will direct a film about Lobo, DC Comics' alien bounty hunter. The Rock is in talks to star.
- Rufio (Hook) is getting his own movie.
- Also in the works—an ALF movie. (Thanks, ShezCrafti!)
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation's release has been pushed back nine months.
A whole slew of trailers/clips/etc.:
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Great Gatsby (Thanks, Wes.)
Love these minimalist infographics.
And these pixelated chest illustrations are really great, too.
I think I might like this poster better than the Mondo one we didn't get.
SCIENCE! And tech news:
- Can the Enterprise really be built?
- Scrat (Ice Age) really existed! (Thanks, Colt!)
- Newcastle University is using video games to help stroke patients with their rehab. (Thanks, Wes.)
Need to get some of this geeky paper for every gift wrapping event in the future.
How cool: Make Star Wars toys out of floppy disks and office supplies! (Thanks, Mariel!)
This is a statement on the inherent nature of alcohol, isn't it.
- In case you were keeping tabs, here's a list of all of the game titles that were supposed to have been released this year, but have been moved back to 2013.
- The Mass Effect "Extended Cut" DLC will feature Admiral Hackett and Edi.
- Here's a new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man tie-in game.
- Mark Hamill is returning to voice the Joker.
- Some more info on the Harley Quinn DLC, which will be released next week.
- Here's a trailer for and some info on the new James Bond game, 007 Legends. It releases Oct. 16.
- And another trailer for Lego Batman.
- And one for Marvel Heroes, Marvel's new free MMO.
- Check out this funny R2-D2 mod for Grand Theft Auto IV.
- Borderlands 2's special editions have been revealed, and here's a look at the normal box art.
- If you're a fan of Street Fighter, you'll want this 25th anniversary collector's set.
- Activision and Bungie are working on a new 4-title series code-named Destiny.
- Take your love of WoW IRL with this new Monopoly edition.
- The Elder Scrolls Online will be a 100% solo game.
- There's a new Facebook Game of Thrones game in the works.
- This could get dangerous: Kung-Fu Superstar is a completely motion-controlled martial arts game.
- Here's a trailer for the new puzzle game Quantum Conundrum.
I also found an interesting bit of news:
- Diablo III has a secret level ... called Whimsyshire.
With all of this Marvel love going on, I must remember to throw a bone to DC every now and again. And with posters like these, it's easy!
And finally, this stunningly edited fan video (albeit with bootlegged footage, I think?) will give your day a sense of greatness. (Thanks, Amanda!)