Vol. 3, Issue 28
Last night, San Diego Comic Con 2012 officially began. I'm not there, and I'm rightly a bit bummed about it. If you are there, I
In case you want to be bummed right along with me, here are "Eight Probably Awesome Things We're Missing at Comic Con This Year."
One good thing, though—that Firefly reunion you've probably heard about? It'll be televised.
Moving right along, in movie news:
- Here's a peep at a poster highlighting what might be Item 47 from the new Marvel One-Shot of the same name.
- Phillip Seymour Hoffman has officially signed on as Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire.
- And, presumedly, the two movies Mockingjay is being split into.
- Not unsurprisingly, a second and third Amazing Spider-Man movies are both in the works. Marvel has been teasing who might show up as villains.
- This concept art shows a very different idea for Lizard, and I really would have liked to see No. 7 instead of what we got.
- Gotta love this awesome Expendables 2 promo banner. I totally put it up as my Facebook Timeline image.
- Karl Urban might have spoiled who Benedict Cumberbatch is really playing in Star Trek 2.
- Christopher Nolan has stated that he will/will not be involved in a Justice League movie. (Wasn't sure if this really was a spoiler, check the link if you're curious.)
- The Hobbit has wrapped principal photography. Here are some new photos.
- While we're on the subject, bad news for you Brits: The movie might be delayed a week.
- Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, X-Men: First Class) has joined an Assassin's Creed adaptation. Also, he might not necessarily be playing the character of Desmond. (Thanks, Wes!)
- Hugh Jackman will start filming The Wolverine within three weeks.
- Here are some set photos that prove Mad Max: Fury Road has begun production.
- Could it be? Is there a Hocus Pocus sequel in the works?
- The official synopsis—and teaser poster—for Oz the Great and Powerful has been released.
Here are a few trailers/clips:
Dinosaurs vs. Aliens
Rise of the Guardians
I like the stained glass quality of these illustrations.
These Return of the King posters from Mondo are fittingly epic.
In TV news:
- Here are some spoiler-ish set photos from Doctor Who.
- And Tom Baker is game for returning for the 50th anniversary!
- Mulan and Sleeping Beauty will make appearances in the second season of Once Upon a Time.
- The NatGeo channel has picked up the documentary show Comic Store Heroes.
- Here's a poster from season 3 of The Walking Dead. And here's a clip of Michonne.
- Benedict Cumberbatch will be in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.
- A new Sailor Moon anime show is in the works.
Oh sweet geeze. (Thanks, Mark!)
You can celebrate TNG's 25th anniversary with these fun posters. (But where the ladies at?)
Here's some news on Marvel NOW!, the new route comics will take post-Avengers vs. X-Men.
SCIENCE! And tech news:
- The U.S. military is creating Xena: Warrior Princess-inspired armor.
- This amazingly preserved fossil has scientists asking: Did all dinosaurs have feathers? (Thanks, Colt!)
From TGG, in video game news:
- Here's a list of the changes made in Mass Effect 3's Extended Cut DLC.
- You can also now download the DLC's soundtrack for free.
- There will be a new earth-based ME3 DLC released next week.
- And another new DLC, called Leviathan, will focus on a renegade Reaper.
- Halo 4's multiplayer will require at least 8GB of available memory. Here's some footage from a couple of the maps, and more info on Forge, the map editor.
- This super cute trailer announces the release of Tiny Wings 2. (It's out today!)
- Here's a crap ton of footage from Injustice: Gods Among Us, which is, basically, DC superheros fighting villains.
- Sir Paul McCartney is working on music for something (...) for Bungie.
- Trent Reznor added his flavor to the Black Ops 2 soundtrack.
- A new zombie game currently in production—Human Element—will take your GPS data and incorporate it into the game experience.
- A Walking Dead first-person shooter will be released next year.
- The Game of Thrones online free-to-play MMO that is in the works now has a name: Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms.
- Final Fantasy 7 is being re-released for PCs.
- RealMyst is now available for iPads. (I never finished the original. Or Riven. What was the point, other than to creep me out?)
- The History of Sonic the Hedgehog can be preordered on Amazon.
- Peter Molyneux's first game "experiment," Curiosity, will be released for iOS, Android and PC Aug. 22.
- A $99 Android-based gaming console has been announced.
These following links are definitely video game-related, but not exactly news. Both make some really interesting points on the role of women in video games, however.
And finally, these are some awesome tattoo designs.
If I've missed anything big in this issue, let me know? I've been sick the past week and therefore on the Internet somewhat sporadically. (You can leave a comment, or, as always, email me with any news.)