Vol. 3, Issue 32
Holy crap, you guys. BIG news: Joss Whedon is back for Avengers 2 ... and he'll be working on that Avengers 'verse TV show. SO AWESOME. (Thanks, Mark!)
OK, I'm done fangirling. For the moment.
In other movie news:
- Thor: Dark World is filming partly in Iceland, home of all that Norse mythology business.
- And, you know, in case you were worried—Tom Hiddleston says it's going to be great. (And everyone knows, what Hiddles says is law.)
- I'm so on board for this—Jeremy Renner has been talking about a solo Hawkeye film. (1/2 point to Mark for this news.)
- More Catching Fire tributes have been cast: Meet Mags and Brutus and Enobaria.
- In this article, Phillip Seymour Hoffman talks about why he wanted to play the role of Plutarch Heavensbee.
- I love this new Expendables 2 poster. And yes, I did update my Facebook cover photo.
- Another thing I love? The Rock tweeting a photo from the set of Fast 6. I just can't help it.
- These images from Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing adaptation make me giddy.
- This is good(ish) news for people who were worried about the high frame rate The Hobbitses are being filmed in. (Thanks, Wes!)
- Here's a first look at Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson in the remake of Red Dawn, which will be released in November. (There's also a trailer below.)
- You might have already heard, but I somehow missed that in addition to Jackie Earle Haley, Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie and Samuel L. Jackson have all signed on to the Robocop reboot.
- Reportedly in the works: a Prometheus sequel with Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. You know, they only people left from the first movie.
- Aw. Bob Hoskins has been diagnosed with Parkinson's and is retiring from acting.
- Here are some set photos from The Wolverine—including some of an extremely mountain-man-y Hugh Jackman.
- Ben Affleck—yes, Ben Affleck—could possibly be the director of the Justice League movie. (Thanks, Mark.)
- There was a rumor that 20th Century Fox was interested in a rights swap with Marvel involving Daredevil and the Fantastic Four, but that has since been denied by the studios. (Thanks, Mark.)
- The Great Gatsby's release date has been moved to summer 2013.
- Mary Elizabeth Winstead is back for A Good Day to Die Hard.
- Looks like Javier Bardem is out of the beleaguered Dark Tower project, but Russell Crowe might be in.
- Daniel Day Lewis is playing Abe Lincoln—and really looks the part.
- Ghostbusters 3 is happening, according to Dan Akroyd, but without Bill Murray. (1/2 point to Wes for this.)
- In the works: a reboot of The Little Rascals.
- Bryan Singer is still working on his Battlestar: Galactica movie.
- Mickey Rourke is in talks to reprise his role in Sin City 2.
- A new documentary takes a look at the life of the man behind the (Chewbacca) mask.
- The World of Warcraft movie has a new screenwriter.
A couple of trailers:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The style of these posters remind of of a cartoon (or something) from my childhood, but I can't recall which at the moment. (Rocky and Bullwinkle, maybe?)
I've posted some of Harshness's work before, but I found his Etsy site this week and there's just loads of good stuff there.
DC is now selling licensed art prints. While I like some of them, I feel like I've seen way better "unofficial" fan art.
A whole set of the Lantern Spectrum prints would be sweet, though.
In TV news:
- New Supernatural show runner says season 8 will "reboot" the series.
- More actors have joined the Doctor Who Christmas special.
- And some possible spoilers about new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman.
- Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) is working on a new show for SyFy based on a 1969 young-adult sci-fi novel called The Lotus Caves.
- Michael Raymond-James (True Blood) has joined Once Upon a Time as a yet-unannounced character. Captain Hook has been cast as well.
- The cast of Arrested Development have begun filming new episodes. (Thanks, Colt!)
- The Guillermo del Toro-led Hulk show is "just waiting for a writer." (Thanks, Mark.)
- Could Batman make an appearance in The CW's Arrow?
- Archer's season 4 will feature a crossover with Bob's Burgers. (Thanks, Colt.)
- Here's some information on season 8 of How I Met Your Mother.
- This lies firmly in a "things I really don't need" category: a reboot of The Brady Bunch starring Vince Vaughn.
A couple of teasers:
I like this. (Minimalism+The Doctor=Awesome, always.)
(I might have posted this before. It feels familiar, but I scrolled through my nearly 2,000 Nerd News image files and didn't see it ...)
These illustrations imagine what the Doctors would look like if their Y chromosome got switched with an X. (Although, to be fair, I have no idea what Time Lord DNA is like, so I could be totally off base with that genetic assumption.)
SCIENCE! And tech news:
- This is a seriously epic photo of Curiosity during landing. And one of the heat shield. (Thanks, Colt.)
- Here's a video of the descent, from NASA.
- And, Curiosity has finally opened her eyes.
- Has definitive proof of the Loch Ness monster been found?
- While we're talking cryptozoology—Is this the best photo of Sasquatch ever?
From TCC, in comic news:
TGG offered up some info on the TMNT annual issue from Kevin Eastman. (I feel like there's going to be a lot of crossover between these two.)
Related to both SCIENCE! and comics, this fan-made Curiosity rover/Doctor Who comic is short, but totally on point. The first page (of three) is below.
From TGG, in gaming news:
- Here are details on the Mass Effect 3 Leviathan and Firefight DLCs. (I still haven't played the alternate ending DLC, shame on me.) Also, the Firefight weapons pack is out today.
- Soon, you'll be able to play ME3 on the Wii U.
- The Scott Pilgrim XBox Live game is getting DLC ... two years after the game was released.
- If you're a fan of both Cooking Mama games and Breaking Bad, your day has just been made.
- Sony is releasing game collections for the PS3, starting with the God of War and Infamous series.
- The Star Trek: Infinite Space MMO has been canceled.
- This trailer for "tweedpunk" game Sir, You are Being Hunted looks really great. Plus, I now know there is such a thing as tweedpunk, and that's even greater.
- The Day Z mod for the PC game Arma 2—"a hyper-realistic military combat simulator, like Call of Duty, but if EVERYTHING was realistic and accurate"—is becoming its own game.
- Here's a trailer for Zombeer, a new game which somehow combines zombies and beer. Oh, and there are cheerleaders.
- If QWOP was too realistic for you, try CLOP. With 100% more unicorns.
- Valve will be launching more non-game software on their platform this September.
- And this Matrix video is an example of just how awesome the Valve movie software can be.
- That virtual reality headset I linked to last week? It was fully funded in a day.
- Amazon has moved into the realm of game development with the new Amazon Game Studios.
And TCC ran across the news that Marvel: War of Heroes, a digital battle card game, has been announced. (See what I mean?)
These Shepard and Tali figures are really
Haha! I love Patrick Stewart. And Simon Pegg. Ryan Lochte, not so much.
I've long been a fan of Annie Leibovitz's Disney Dream Portrait series, and these two new photos are no exception:
In case you missed any along the way, here's a collection of all of the photos.
And finally, I will eventually have a child. And when that eventuality becomes reality, you best believe he or she will have a SUPER nerdy nursery like this one. (Thanks, Shaun!)
I still really, really want that Wampa rug.