Vol. 3, Issue 30
Today's NN is definitely not as large of a post as last week's, but it's got some juicy tidbits contained within. But first ...
When you can breathe again, carry on. (Thanks, Colt!)
In movie news:
- There's some crazy business going on in these Iron Man 3 set photos.
- The villains for Thor: The Dark World have possibly been confirmed.
- Captain America: Winter Soldier will be "darker, edgier."
- Jena Malone has officially signed on to play Johanna Mason in Catching Fire.
- Mockingjay parts 1 and 2 might have different directors.
- I might consider seeing The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX thanks to this article. (Thanks, Wes!)
- Also, turns out Tom Hardy based Bane's accent on the King of the Gypsies. (Thanks, Wes.)
- Here's a new Hobbit production blog.
- Also, there is a possibility of a third Hobbit movie.
- Edgar Wright and J.J. Abrams will be collaborating on a new film currently titled Collider.
- Kenneth Branagh will direct and star as the villain in a new Jack Ryan movie. (Chris Pine will be playing Ryan.)
- Jackie Earl Haley (Watchmen) has joined the cast of Robocop.
- Despicable Me's Minions are getting their own movie.
- DreamWorks has bought the rights to a bunch of classic properties, including Rocky and Bullwinkle, HeMan and Lassie, which I'm assuming means we'll see these as movies in the not so distant future.
- Could we see Jurassic Park 4 in less than two years?
- Here are a bunch of photos and the storylines from Cloud Atlas, the Wachowski's new movie.
- The Terminators—Arnold and Sam Worthington—will join forces in the new thriller Ten.
- Here are three new photos from Skyfall.
- Just what we need: Sony is planning a Jumanji reboot.
A few vids:
The Bourne Legacy
The Life of Pi
Man of Steel
These illustrations do a great job of invoking the feel of TDKR.
In TV news:
- River Song will be the "queen of mischief" in Doctor Who's series 7. (Anyone else imagining a Loki/River crossover now?)
- Don't get your hopes up—but there is a possibility of a Community season 5 depending on how it does on Friday nights. #sixseasonsandamovie
- The Avengers will seek help from Phineas and Ferb in an upcoming episode.
- Syfy is running another set of webisodes to tie in with the fourth season of Warehouse 13.
- NBC's new Dracula series stars Jonathan Rhys Myers (The Tudors).
- Does Bones have a life past season 8?
- A new Sleepy Hollow show will be based in the present.
- I've never read the Outlander series, but it sounds like it could make a neat TV show.
- Ken Burns is working on one of his epic PBS documentaries about the Roosevelts—Teddy, Frankie and Ellie. I'm excited.
- Here's a first look at the new Munsters.
- And a preview for Sunday's episode of True Blood.
- Leslie Mann and Niecy Nash are among the guest stars for New Girl's season 2.
- Mindy Kaling will be back on The Office for at least a couple of episodes.
Here's a trailer for Red Dwarf X:
Side note: I love that the UK has a TV station called Dave.
They're all so handsome. (Thanks, Colt!)
Hahaha, Britta would totally show up to an Avengers party in DC garb. (Thanks, Jen!)
From TGG, in video game news:
- The current Deadpool comic writer will also be writing the new game.
- A new LittleBigPlanet DLC brings Disney princess costumes into the game.
- Do you find yourself in want of a (decently modded) steampunk Xbox controller? You're in luck! (Auction closes July 28.)
- Did you know that The Woz (Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak) was secretly an awesome Tetris player?
- If you preorder Resident Evil 6 from the Capcom store, you can get your very own Umbrella Corporation umbrella. TGG's sentiments on this echo mine: "This just seems like someone has dropped the ball at least 5 times before."
- Portal's Wheatley is going into space, in a way.
- Planning on getting WoW: Mists of Pandaria when it's released in September? Here's a comparison of the standard vs. digital deluxe edition. (I'll admit, I'm always tempted when expansions for WoW are released. I miss playing sometimes.)
- A World War Z MMO will be released soon.
- The first exclusive game for the new (cheap) Android game system Ouya will be a prequel to Human Element.
- Double Dragon is getting a "retro-reboot" in Double Dragon Neon; here's a gameplay trailer.
- And here's a story trailer that'll help you prepare for Epic Mickey 2.
- Here's a trailer for Critical Path, which is some sort of on-going "transmedia project exploring the art, philosophy, politics and psychology of video games." You know. If you're into that sort of thing. (And here's a better explanation of what all that means.)
- Valve's Gabe Newell talks the state of the video game industry in this interview.
- Turns out, early 90s video game show Nick Arcade was way ahead of its time. As TGG says,"Still, though, it made everyone look like idiots. Kind of like the Wii, Kinect and PSMove do now."
This is awesome. More, please. (Thanks, Wes.)
This is fun: Check out the reading lists of your favorite fictional characters.
Rumor of the week: Voldemort will battle Mary Poppins in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
Although the faces are a bit strange, I think the character/Greek god mashup idea is neat.
Love these X-Men prints.
And finally, because the feels: