Vol. 3, Issue 36
Happy Thursday, friends! Let's jump right in, shall we?
In movie news:
- Clark Gregg wouldn't be averse to returning as the Vision. (Second item at the link; thanks TCC!) Also—Damn you Clark Gregg for constantly keeping a girl's hopes up.
- This end-of-Iron Man 3 rumor makes me think Tony's got too much time on his hands.
- Here's a bit of news and a photo from the set of Thor 2 of some large obelisks. (No really, that's about it.)
- The third Hobbit movie will release in July 2014. Also, the second film has a new name.
- While we're on the subject, how amazing does Lee Pace look as Papa Thranduil?
- Also, here's a round up of Hobbit information (some true/some not/some covered in the above links) gleaned from Dragon*Con.
- Photos from the set of The Wolverine have popped up recently. Here are a few more.
- Chris Pine's been spreading hints about Star Trek 2.
- Will Man of Steel take a more realistic spin on Superman? Henry Cavil says yes.
- The world premiere of Red Dawn will be closing Fantastic Fest here in Austin later this month. I am so tempted to try to get in, if only to see Josh Hutcherson and Chris Hemsworth in person. (I am merely surmising they will be here.) Perhaps I will just go hang out downtown, like the creepster I am.
- David Slade (Eclipse) has signed on to direct Matched, an adaptation of a YA novel that features—you guessed it—a love triangle.
- Jim Carrey has joined the cast of Kick Ass 2. (I've still never seen the first movie. Should I?) Also, here are some behind-the-scenes photos from filming.
- These new details on Robocop supposedly make it seem better than before.
- This new image showcases all of the characters from Rise of the Guardians.
- Some more stills from Skyfall have been released. It's an obvious statement to make, but Daniel Craig really pulls of the James Bond look.
- The Ouija movie will be a "psychological thriller," you know, in case you were wondering.
A few trailers/clips:
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (So ridiculous; you know I'm excited.)
How great are these handmade wooden Star Wars figures? (Correct answer: Totally.)
That is waaaaay too much skin for Rogue to be showing. (And Gambit looks a little too much like Taylor Kitch.)
In TV news:
- Neil Gaiman is working on another Doctor Who episode!!!
- Steven Moffatt talks about the new Who companion here.
- Whoa, hold up: Matt Smith auditioned for the role of Watson in Sherlock.
- Here are some spoilers for Castle's season 5.
- And some for Supernatural's season 8.
- And even more, this time for Once Upon a Time's season 2.
- Tricia Helfer (Battlestar: Galactica) will have a guest role in an upcoming Community Inspector Spacetime episode.
- You can watch the entire pilot episode of the new J.J. Abrams show Revolution here.
- Michael Dorn is still hopeful about a Worf-centric Star Trek spinoff.
- A Game of Thrones writer says season 3 will be less "witty."
- CBS has grabbed up the Beverly Hills Cop show I posted about last week.
- The series based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld books is still in the works.
A few teasers:
The Walking Dead
More (awesome, natch) minimalism!
From TCC, in comics news:
- This interview goes over what's in store for Marvel NOW!'s Uncanny Avengers series.
- And this interview covers more of the entirety of the Marvel NOW! universe.
- More teasers for future Marvel Now! series are being slowly released, starting with this one.
- Here are looks at the covers of the first few All New X-Men comics, as well as the new Avengers books.
- DC's got changes in store, too: A new Arab-Muslim gent is joining the ranks of the Green Lanterns. (Thanks, Colt!)
- And here are a few closer looks at some of the DC "legacy" (#0) issues. (Thanks, me.)
I heart the old-school newspaper comic feel this Avengers illustration has.
These Japanese-style Avengers are awesome, too. I particularly like the branch antlers "Loki" has.
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- Voyager 1 is
maybe quite possiblyvery nearly about to leave our solar system, 35 years after jetting off from Earth.
- Apple has announced the iPhone 5.
- Neat: "There really is such a thing as a champagne supernova."
- Sony has announced new Playstation Certified tablets. (Thanks, TGG!)
In gaming news (TGG was on vacation for most of this past week, but he sent me a few items before he left):
- I guess the rumors of a new Metal Gear Solid game were true, because here is a trailer.
- A new Star Wars: First Assault trademark had been, well, trademarked. Any other details are as yet unknown.
- A new augmented reality serious for the PS3—Wonderbook—brings books to life. Here's a trailer for Book of Spells, J.K. Rowling's contribution.
- Square Enix is launching a new browser-based HD gaming cloud service called Coreonline, on which you can "earn" play time by watching ads.
- Game company Nyamyam is releasing a really pretty new "paper-style adventure game" called Tengami.
- Popular XBox Life and PSN game Bastion is now available for iPads.
I found a couple of items as well:
- You can play lady characters in NHL 13.
- City of Heroes will shut down by the start of 2013.
- Check out this trailer for Marvel's new mobile game Avengers Initiative. The game's out today for iOS devices. (1/2 point to TCC for this bit.)
How might the My Little Ponies look if they were human? Now you know.
These Disney/Barney's fashion re-imaginings are part cool, part creepy.
And finally, I need somewhere über fancy to go to so that I can wear a dress like this. (I'd add it to my
P.S.—Photobucket's been having major issues for the past couple of days, so if you see any wonky images, let me know? Thanks, friends!