Vol. 3, Issue 38
Let's start things out right with the the big trailer of the week:
In movie news:
- New photos of Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin (Finnick) on set of Catching Fire have been released. Also: Jennifer Lawrence.
- Chris Evans isn't looking forward to filming Captain America 2. I say: TOO BAD.
- Disney says the edited Agent Coulson scene in the UK editions of The Avengers DVDs isn't anything but censoring. I don't know that I'm convinced. (Thanks, TCC!)
- Viggo Mortensen will not be playing Dr. Strange.
- George R.R. Martin is interested in writing a Dr. Strange movie, however. (Thanks, TGG!)
- Will a major character be killed in Thor 2?
- Also, could Cap show up to assist his friend?
- Yay! More photos from the set of Fast and Furious 6.
- New images from The Hobbit came out this week.
- Kristen Stewart says the ending of Breaking Dawn: Part 2 will surprise and delight. Here's a fun poster set that combines the poster from all five movies.
- Two more Bourne movies—likely starring Jeremy Renner—are in development.
- Here's an official synopsis for the new Robocop movie. Set photos give us a look at the new suit, and this poster gives us a close-up view.
- A Brave Little Toaster remake is in the works ... from the producer of the Chipmunks
monstrositiesmovies. Excuse me while I go cry for my childhood in the corner.
- The 300 sequel has a new title: 300: Rise of an Empire.
- Daniel Craig is a handsome man.
- Pacific Rim is being forced into 3D.
- Transformers 4 will feature a brand-new cast of robots.
- This deleted scene from Prometheus includes the Engineer speaking.
- Michael Dorn (Worf) will play a werewolf in the upcoming Castlevania movie. (1/2 point to TGG for this one.)
- Karen Allen says Indiana Jones 5 is still going to happen.
- A Galaxy Quest producer will be working on Metro 2033, a new scifi movie about life "after a nuclear holocaust devastates Moscow and survivors head under ground. The focus is on a young survivor who is forced to go on a journey that will see him deal with mutants, soldiers of a Fourth Reich and political factions of various metro stations in order to reach above ground."
- A new Godzilla film will be released in 2014. Yay?
Mondo is selling these great Looper posters this Friday.
Wall-E and Eve turn (even more) badass in this illustration.
In TV news:
- Clark Gregg is a bit miffed about the S.H.I.E.L.D. show.
- Here are new set photos from the season premiere of Supernatural's eighth season.
- In other Supernatural news, Amanda Tapping will be joining the show in a reoccurring role.
- James Brolin will play Jeff's dad in Community's season 4.
- A set photo and filming info from Ireland for Game of Thrones' season 3 have been released.
- Also released: 17 character posters from the new season of The Walking Dead.
- Isla Fisher and Terry Crews will have roles on the new Arrested Development.
- Freddie Highmore (Willy Wonka) will play Norman Bates in the new Psycho.
- The CW's Arrow will take on a well-known DC comics gang.
- Chronicle writer Max Landis is working on a new superhero police show for Fox. (Thanks, TCC.)
- The channel is also developing a new spin on Alice and Wonderland called Wunderland, in which Alice is a Los Angeles detective.
Here are a few clips/teasers:
Beauty and the Beast
The Walking Dead
And here's episode two of Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler ... Inspector Spacetime.
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- NASA is working on a real-live warp drive. (Thanks, Shaun!)
- A new breed of monkey has been discovered in the Congo. (It also sort of looks like Alan Tudyk?)
- This story makes me love technology even more: A bald eagle has been given a new lease on life with a 3D printed beak.
- There is carbon dioxide snow on Mars.
- Scientists have adapted Total Recall technology to work in mice.
These Disney Elementals are lovely. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
In comics news, most from TCC:
- Captain America is the new POTUS.
- DC has announced a new Justice League miniseries.
- Marvel and ABC have announced a Derek Storm series based on the fictional Castle character.
- This Q&A covers info on the new Avengers Arena Marvel NOW! series.
- Here are a bunch of variant cover images for upcoming Uncanny X-Men books, including more babies! (See below.)
Sacrilegious, sure. But fun nonetheless.
In games news, from TGG:
- Bioware has announced upcoming projects including Dragon Age III: Inquisition, a new full game set in the Mass Effect universe, and a new ME3 DLC titled "Omega" due this fall.
- Square Enix continues to be a bag of jerks to their fans with the announcement of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, a new game collection (of old games) that does not include Kingdom Hearts 2—or 3, the game fans have been longing for for years.
- The Borderlands 2 tie-in promo game Mount Jackmore can help players earn loot—unless they're in the U.S.
- Speaking of, there's a Minecraft easter egg in the actual Borderlands 2 game.
- Halo 4 pre-order bonuses vary depending on where you order from.
- Black Mesa: Source, a fan-led rebuild of the Steam remake of Half-Life 2, is now available to download.
- Here's a new trailer for 007 Legends.
- The official PlayStation mobile app lets European fans turn the LittleBigPlanet Vita box into an AR game.
- Here is a bunch of news on the new Wii U: Pricing and release dates, Gamestop preorder info, a software/games list, game prices, deets on Nintendo's TVii and info on expandable memory.
- Bethesda is offering a free download of the sea shanty "The Drunken Whaler" from the Dishonored E3 trailer. (They're also running a remix contest.)
- Microsoft has renewed the Killer Instinct trademark. Whether that means a new game remains to be seen.
- The company has also hired a former CBS "entertainment president" to oversee creation of original video content for Xbox.
- The new trailer for Dead Island: Riptide mixes romance with lots of zombies.
- The new "Midway Arcade Origins" collection, out this November, will include more than 30 titles from "the golden age of arcades" for $30.
- A new game from Rovio—creators of Angry Birds—centers around creating vehicles to help the pigs from the AB games reach their goals.
- Stan Lee is working on a new superhero game for iOS devices.
- Sony has revealed yet another PS3 redesign.
- Australia recently released new 18+ guidelines for video games. TGG says the guidelines' "wording is a little worrisome. They specifically mention that content in video games is more harmful than similar content in TV or movies because of the interactive nature. What that means is that a mature game might still be banned if they deem it too violent/obscene even if a movie with identical content is not banned."
I'd like to be friends with these ladies so that I can raid their closets.
Love these stained glass-style illustrations.
You might be asking why, but I'm asking why not?
"Gangnam Style" is the new "Call Me Maybe."
And finally, D-Piddy is my new favorite Internet person.