Vol. 3, Issue 34
Friends, I've had a long week. Case in point: Earlier this week, when I set up the business card option post, I swapped he horizontal and vertical labels. Colt alerted me to this yesterday afternoon, and so I fixed it, but not until after some of you had voted. Thank you so much for voting! Now, would you be so kind as to visit the post again and check your vote? I value your opinions, and I want to make sure I've got the right ones. (And thank you for not making fun of my error!)
Now, onto the good stuff.
In movie news:
- Mark your calendars: The Avengers 2 will be released May 1, 2015! (1/2 point to TCC for this AWESOME item.)
- Vin Diesel has hinted that he'd like to join The Avengers 2, possibly as the Vision.
- Although I like Vin Diesel, there have been rumors that Clark Gregg would be back as the Vision, and I'd much prefer Coulson to be back in some manner. Here's a ridiculously lifelike artist interpretation of what Gregg could look like as the Vision. (Thanks, TCC!)
- Joss Whedon recently talked to Gizmodo Japan about all things Avengers.
- Thor 2: The Dark World has cast a new villain. Also at the link, info/hypothesizing on Kat Denning's role.
- Captain America 2 is looking at three ladies for the movie's female lead.
- We finally have a Finnick! Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) has been cast in the Catching Fire role.
- I am really looking forward to RED 2. Here's a teaser poster.
- Here's the official plot summary for The Wolverine.
- And, the first plot clues have been released for Guardians of the Galaxy (Thanks, TCC), which might be directed by James Gunn.
- Aaaah! Check out this photo of the Rock and Gina Carano on the set of Fast Six.
- Disney is working on a reboot of The Rocketeer. (Thanks, TCC.)
- Warner Bros. has passed on The Dark Tower.
- Gerard Butler will not be back for 300: Battle for Artemisia.
- John Goodman has joined the cast of The Hangover III.
Also adorable (Thanks, Rebecca!):
Check out this neat Sandman movie pitch art.
In TV news:
- The Amy and Rory "goodbye" has changed. (But we still don't know exactly how it'll play out.)
- To temper the feels I'm sure will come with the Ponds' goodbye, I'll be watching Pond Life, a new DW prequel series of webisodes starring Amy and Rory.
- Misha Collins says Castiel has a much larger role in Supernatural's season 8.
- Malcolm McDowell will guest star on Community.
- Arrested Development's season 4 has been extended to 13 episodes.
- NBC is working on a show based on the comic Hench.
- Meanwhile, ABC is working on a steampunk detective show starring Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
- Here are new teaser posters for The CW's Arrow and Beauty and the Beast. (The B&B poster looks awful familiar ...)
- Speaking of Arrow, The Huntress has been cast.
- io9 has put together a great list of this fall's best scifi and fantasy shows.
- Game of Thrones characters Mance Rayder, Daario Naharis and Grey Worm have been cast.
A couple of teasers:
What's not wrong with this picture.
Love these posters. The Firefly one is amazing.
There are still holes in her timeline, but this is a neat video of River Song's life.
Donna is the best.
In webseries news:
- The Stargate writers are working on a new series starring Seth Green.
- 4 Villains is an interactive series in which you can watch and play a—you guessed it—villain. (Thanks, Tish!)
From TCC, in comic news:
I found a few items this week, too:
- Scandalous! Wonder Woman and Superman are now an item.
- Here's an interview with the designer behind the Marvel NOW! redesigns of Rogue, Scarlet Witch and Havok.
These are great superhero illustrations.
These are super (har!) cool too.
From TGG, in game news:
- A video of the opening cinematic for WoW's Mists of Pandaria expansion has been released.
- According to this interview, the new Deadpool game looks and sounds similar to the previously released Wolverine game, but Nolan North playing Deadpool really makes it great.
- Check out these screen shots from Grand Theft Auto 5.
- A survey has brought to light some (rumored) information on Dragon Age 3.
- Angry Birds Friends (the Facebook version of the game) is launching a Green Day version of the game. As TGG puts so eloquently, "I used to like Green Day, really, but I think it's just time for them to stop doing things. Like, all the things."
- Diablo 3 has introduced a new high level "Paragon" system with 100 additional levels. (The patch was released Tuesday.)
- That new Scott Pilgrim DLC that should have been available last week has been pushed back until "fall."
- The Oculus Rift, the VR headset I posted about previously, will work for people who wear glasses ... without them wearing glasses. (Here's a video.)
- The new GameStop cloud streaming game service will be available only on PCs, tablets and Internet-enabled TVs.
- While that bit of GameStop news is just silly, this isn't: Buy a DLC in-store and a code will be sent directly to your chosen device.
- The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, a compendium for Zelda fans, will likely be released in the U.S. in January 2013.
It's always nice to see gorgeous stars like Penelope Cruz having fun. (Thanks, Colt!)
SCIENCE! And tech/history news:
- NASA is sending another robot to Mars in 2016.
- Has evidence of Amelia Earhart's plane finally been found?
- This is what a star being sucked into a black hole would sound like (if there was sound in space). (Thanks, Colt.)
- Scientists have discovered the largest galaxy ever.
- This prolific galaxy is "birthing" more than two star babies a day.
- This really is the cutest remote control ever.
- Haha: "Newly-discovered owl makes the ultimate 'mwhaha!' face."
Forever Harry Potter. (Thanks, Stephen!)
Geeze, Scully. Tone it down a notch, will ya?
I could maybe get behind a spaghetti western-style Star Wars series.
And finally, there's this.