Vol. 3, Issue 37
Welcome again, friends, to the latest edition of all things nerdy—and newsworthy.*
In TV news:
- Community will be holding a Hunger Games of their own during the season 4 premiere.
- Joss Whedon is supposedly well-into the new S.H.I.E.L.D. show's planning.
- Wonder Woman might be coming to a TV near you after all, as the CW is currently working on an origin story tentatively titled Amazon.
- Will series three be the last we see of Sherlock? (DO NOT WANT.)
- While we're talking Holmes, I actually kind of like these new Elementary character posters.
- Warehouse 13's season 4 and the new SyFy show Defiance will premiere next April.
- JJ Abrams and a fellow Fringe producer are developing a new show, the description of which is: "An action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids." I'll just leave that there.
- In oddly connected news, Michael Bay is working on a Fringe-like cop show for A&E called Occult.
- Liza Minnelli will be back on Arrested Development.
- Here's a new season 3 Walking Dead set video with Robert Kirkman.
- A series based on Terry Brooks' Shannara series is in development. (Thanks, TCC!)
Here are a few teasers:
Once Upon a Time
In webseries news:
- Take a gander at the first episode of Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time (*cough*Inspector Spacetime*cough*).
- The Guild's sixth season starts up Oct. 2.
- Sifl and Olly are back. (A word of warning, the video is a tad NSFW.) (Thanks, TGG!)
In movie news:
- A ton of set photos have been released for Thor 2 this week. Here's another set, and a set video, too.
- After you're done admiring all that luxurious hair, check out this rumor about who might show up during the actual movie.
- Joss Whedon's been talking more Marvel.
- Also, Lionsgate has picked up the rights to Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. Woot!
- Iron Man 3 filming moves to South Florida Oct.1.
- Captain America 2 will begin filming in March 2013.
- Also released this week: promo images from The Hobbit. And, do we now know where the first movie will end?
- Jeffrey Wright has joined the cast of Catching Fire; he'll play Beetee. Production started earlier this week.
- Star Trek 2 has an official name—Star Trek Into Darkness—and the lack of a colon is truly bothering the Internet.
- Daniel Craig will play 007 for at least two more movies.
- Set photos from The Wolverine give hints at a possible plot point.
- This article gives us a glimpse of James Gunn's thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy. (Thanks, TCC.)
- Here's a round of of news bits from comic movies Red 2, Sin City 2, Lobo, Kick Ass 2, Dredd and more. (Thanks, TCC.)
- Heck yes: New set photos from Fast 6.
- A Y: The Last Man movie is still (once again?) a possibility.
- Safe House 2, the sequel to the Ryan Reynolds/Denzel Washington movie that no one saw but was actually pretty decent, is in development.
- Time travel won't be an issue in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
- The possible Independence Day sequels now have names.
- James Cameron might be planning a whole lot more Avatar.
- Genndy Tarakovsky still wants to see a Samurai Jack movie.
A few trailers:
Breaking Dawn: Part 2
TCC sent me this round up of movie posters because he knows how much I love the minimalism.
From TGG, in game news:
- Here's a new trailer for the Mass Effect: Paragon Lost anime movie featuring "Vega's beefy neck." (Ed. note: This seemed to fit better here than in the movie news section.)
- The title of the new game Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is somewhat self-explanatory, but the fun in this MMO is apparently looting other people's castles while trying to protect your own.
- New enemies, the Prometheans, will be introduced in Halo 4.
- Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will feature day/night cycles which will affect the gameplay.
- The American Dental Association's new "Stop Zombie Mouth" campaign will allow parents to give free "Plants vs. Zombies" codes away on Halloween instead of candy.
- GameStop might be stocking the Ouya (OMG, it's so little! *girlysquee*) when it's released, and the company is also working on a "vintage game sales" initiative.
- Wonderbook: Book of Spells will be released Nov. 13.
- Beta sign ups for American McGee's new game Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, which has something vaguely to do with Little Red Riding Hood and feudal Japan, are now open.
- Dishonored: Rat Assassin, an iOS game promoting the upcoming game Dishonored, is out now. As TGG says, "Basically, it's Fruit Ninja, but with rats I guess."
- Agawi, a game streaming service, has partnered with Microsoft to bring game streaming to a wide range of Windows 8 platforms.
- According to TGG, "IndieGameStand is a website launching Sept. 26 that will take the idea behind seasonal indie games "Humble Bundles" and give it a Woot or TeeFury treatment."
- The soundtrack for Double Dragon Neon (which was released earlier this week) is now available for free.
TCC also sent me this link, about the new Marvel Heroes online game.
From TCC, in comic news:
- Yesterday, the death of a major Marvel character was announced.
- More Marvel NOW! news on Tony Stark, Captain America (with very Thor-like hair), "killers" and a new Thunderbolts series. And here's another interview with EIC Axel Alonzo on the changes on the whole.
- Dark Horse Comics is delving back into the world of superheroes with X.
I found a couple of items of interest as well:
- The newest vampire slayer in Buffy: Season 9 is ... Billy?
- 50 Cent's new graphic novel "teaches street smarts." Puttin' this on my Christmas list, fo sho.
I don't know what Hulk's doing in armor, but this poster got me excited for NYCC.
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- Jupiter took one for the
solar systemteam this week.
- Actual UFO secrets will supposedly be revealed later this month. (Thanks, Mom!)
- "The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since the iPhone" (a.k.a. the iPhone 5) has officially been announced.
- Microsoft has filed a patent for a VR system that works without a headset, or a ""poor man's holodeck." (Thanks, TGG.)
Finally, Olly Moss posted this the other day ... and then Tom Hiddleston retweeted it with a personal message about how awesome Olly is. Three of my favorite things, all wrapped up into one! (New York's OK, too, I guess.)
*And by all, I totally mean some. And by newsworthy, I totally mean in my opinion.