Vol. 3, Issue 24
Lots of movie news this week, so let's jump right in:
- Rumor of the week: Phillip Seymour Hoffman might be playing Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire. (Me likey.)
- Stupid studio business kept us from a Spider-Man easter egg in The Avengers.
- We might get a re-release of The Avengers director's cut in theaters.
- Star Trek 2 will be released in 3D and IMAX (boo). And while we're on the subject: Will Star Trek 3 be JJ's last?
- Speaking of Abrams, rumor has it that he (and Bad Robot) are circling God Particle, a movie that's being described like so: "After a physics experiment with a large hadron accelerator causes the Earth to seemingly vanish completely, the terrified crew of an orbiting American space station is left floating in the middle of now-even-more-empty space. When a European spacecraft appears on their radar, the Americans must determine whether it’s their salvation, or a harbinger of doom." Sounds very JJ.
- Zachary Levi will likely take over Josh Dallas's (Charming/David on Once Upon a Time) Fandral role—that was actually almost his in the first place had it not been for Chuck scheduling—in Thor 2.
- The WB says the to-come Justice League movie will be "dark and mature."
- The studio is also working on a few other comic movies, including: Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Lobo, the Suicide Squad and Shazam. They're also considering whether they want to do another Green Lantern with Ryan Reynolds, and how they're going to reboot Batman once Nolan's done (because no one can leave well enough alone these days, it seems).
- The Hobbit will feature some dwarven (dwarvish?) romance.
- Here are a couple of new pictures from Brave.
- Disney has released a synposis of the movie Frozen, starring the voice talents of Kristen Bell, whom I adore.
- Ahnold says he'll be back (HA!) for two more Terminator movies.
- Here's a first look at Idris Elba in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.
- And one of Renesmee (+parents) from Breaking Dawn: Part 2.
- A Snow White and the Huntsman sequel is happening.
- Bill Murray's been talking about Ghostbusters 3 again.
- Will Smith isn't currently involved in I Am Legend 2.
- A LEGO movie? Really?
- The Dirty Dancing reboot that could possibly star Lea Michele has been put on hold.
A new The Amazing Spider-Man clip for your perusal:
This is the kind of LEGOs I can get behind. (Thanks, Colt!)
Even if he has killed some of my favorite people of all time, I don't see myself ever not worshipping at the alter of Joss.
More excellent Avengers art:
The best part of this set is the Hulk one.
I already posted the Thor and Coulson ones, but the other two are great as well. (Thanks, Mark!)
In TV news:
- The classic Doctor Who villains the Ice Warriors will make their return in series 7.
- Here's a first look at The Walking Dead's season 3 Governor.
- And some photos of a returning character ...
- Leonard Nimoy has been talking about what to expect in Fringe's fifth season.
- Jeanne Triplehorn (Big Love) is joining Criminal Minds as a new profiler.
- Yvonne Strahovski is joining the cast of Dexter.
Here's a trailer for The CW's Arrow:
These combined images of present and past are awesome—particularly because of the
Check this out: A six minute video that combines all 26 Star Trek: The Next Generation season 1 episode endings.
X-Men reboots/mashups always make me smile.
- Here are three tours of the major players' booths at E3 last week: Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.
- Microsoft says SmartGlass support will be in every game they produce once it's up and running.
- Here's more on Star Wars 1313 (and how it might be the future of gaming).
- Mass Effect 3 players in the UK actually filed a class-action lawsuit against Bioware because of their issues with the game's ending.
- There's an Expendables 2 video game in the works!
- Diablo 3's real money auction house is now live.
- Disney has released a free, online Wreck-It Ralph tie-in game called Fix-It Felix.
- A new movie, Indie Game: The Movie, has just been released on Steam.
- Here's a look at WiiU's Net*Flix app.
- And although Nintendo isn't interested in the free-to-play game market, the WiiU will allow such games to be played.
- Game Stop is giving away a chance to be in Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
- These two posts (1, 2) show how a "successful" iOS game can actually be anything but.
- A special military-only edition of Medal of Honor: Warfighter will be released.
And a few trailers, for:
- Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles
- Elder Scrolls Online
- Happy Wars
- Walter—in which you play an adorable "'bundle' of water with eyes."
Here are the first five pages of Beyond Watchmen: Silk Spectre.
And the 10 geekiest Google easter eggs.
I've always liked the bounty hunters.
I know the infamous Kessel Run was pre-Leia, but GTFO random blonde!
This is a fun behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Return of the Jedi. (Thanks, Shaun.)
I love this version of the Coexist logo.
And finally, watching this made me all sorts of nostalgic.