Vol. 3, Issue 40
Welcome back to Nerd News, friends. I've got a big issue for you this week—apologies if I leave anything from the past couple of weeks out, but my Internet use while I was away was spotty at best.
The biggest news of the past two weeks, however? COULSON LIVES. At least, on Joss Whedon's new S.H.I.E.L.D. show. (This huge news was announced at NYCC, but I missed it ... big thanks to TCC for alerting me!)
In other TV news:
- Summer Glau would love to join Clark Gregg on the S.H.I.E.L.D. show.
- Something not so great has happened with Community: The season 4 premiere date has been delayed indefinitely. (See below for a video that expands a bit on this.) This Halloween video creator might tide you over for a bit?
- We'll be seeing another Neil Gaiman-written episode of Doctor Who during the second half of series 7.
- We'll also, fingers crossed, be seeing more of the TARDIS soon.
- Is Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy) guest starring in upcoming episodes of Warehouse 13?
- Here's a new promo poster for Fringe's last season. Also, will we be in store for a "meaningful" death?
- A new Pixar made-for-TV Halloween special—Toy Story of Terror—will be airing next year.
- Is Twilight getting a TV spin-off?
- Here are some new season 3 Game of Thrones set photos.
- This cover art for Archer's season 3 DVDs is excellent, natch.
- A gender-swapped and modernized Great Expectations is in the works for The CW.
- Also coming to The CW, a show about Mary, Queen of Scots.
- Oni Press' comic, The Sixth Gun, will be adapted for TV.
- Gina Torres (Firefly, Suits) has joined Hannibal.
- Fox is developing a Battlefield: Bad Company show. (Thanks, TGG!)
Here are a couple of promos/clips:
Community (Thanks, Colt and Shaun!)
Doctor Who (That's rough. Thanks, Rebecca?)
Mockingbird Lane (which is no longer going to be a full show, but the pilot will be aired as a Halloween special ...)
Both of these ladies would make awesome companions. (Plus, we all know that there's totally a swimming pool in the TARDIS.)
Check out these great Doctor Who fan vids:
In movie news:
- Some big spoilers for Thor 2 have been released.
- These new stills from Iron Man 3, and this "first look" at The Mandarin, are only a taste of the trailer, which you can find below. Also, here's the first official poster.
- Here's a new photo from Catching Fire.
- Katee Sackoff (Battlestar Galactica) has joined the female version of The Expendables.
- The studio behind the actual Expendables movies is working on it's own female version (not the one above) and they're calling it—wait for it—The Expendabelles.
- Mary Jane and Harry Osborne are being cast for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.
- Is Warner Bros. really pitting a Justice League movie against The Avengers 2 come 2015?
- Ant Man has an official release date: Nov. 6, 2015.
- Uh ... Stephen Colbert has a cameo in The Hobbit?
- In case you're planning ahead—the first of the Hobbits will have a run time of 2 hours and 40 minutes. (There are some cool Empire magazine covers at the link, too.)
- Related: Denny's is creating a Hobbit-themed menu.
- Will there be another X-Men cameo in The Wolverine?
- Also, here are some new set photos from the movie.
- And photos from the set of Robocop.
- The Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender is now officially a go.
- Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) will be starring in the Need for Speed adaptation. (Thanks, TGG.)
- Breaking Dawn: Part 2's love scenes are "pretty ridiculous," according to RPattz. (Thanks, Colt.) Here are four new TV spots for the movie.
- Andy Serkis is working on a new movie adaptation of Animal Farm.
- My childhood is calling—a new Peanuts movie is in the works, and supposedly, the Who Framed Roger Rabbit? sequel is still a possibility.
Here are a couple of trailers:
Iron Man 3 (SO GOOD! Thanks, Adam!)
Did you notice the bunny?
These Loki paper cuts are so pretty.
I'd like to go on an archeology hunt and find something like this.
I need this art to go with my finger puppets. (Thanks, TCC.)
They're so good looking, no matter what medium they're in.
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- Mythbusters has determined the accuracy of Jack's death in Titanic.
- Astronomers have discovered a planet that orbits four suns.
- A whale once learned to mimic human speech. (Thanks, Colt.)
- A new Woolly Mammoth skeleton (likely killed by humans) has been discovered ... by an 11-year-old.
- A company is designing a robot that looks an awful lot like an AT-TE.
Threadless, on top of their Disney villain series, has released a whole bunch of Nightmare Before Christmas shirts:
From TGG, in gaming news:
- Another Mass Effect DLC—"Retaliation"—is now available.
- More DLC, this one centering on the Omega Space Station, will be available in late November.
- Here's a bunch of info on Avengers: Battle for Earth.
- New Assassin's Creed DLC tells an alternate history story about King George Washington.
- The Halo 4 webseries, Forward Until Dawn, is now live.
- Borderlands is launching an iOS game—"Borderlands Legends"—on Halloween.
- Domino will make an appearance in the new Deadpool game.
- New details and concept art have been released for Dragon Age 3.
- It's not official yet, but a new Disney game tentatively titled "Toy Box," which would bring together classic Disney animated characters and Pixar characters, is in the works for next year.
- It's likely that a second Kingdom Hearts HD Remix will happen.
- Here are cheat sheets for games being released this month, next month and in December.
- Angry Birds + Star Wars is a thing.
- Here's some new test footage for 0x10c, the upcoming sci-fi game from the creator of Minecraft.
- Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) is lending his voice to a new WiiU game, Cloudberry Kingdom.
- Old-school arcade game Crazy Taxi is being released for iOS.
- "Gangnam Style" is being added to Just Dance 4 as DLC.
- A closed beta for The War Z starts on Halloween.
And here are links to a bunch of trailers:
- Assassin's Creed 3
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
- Halo 4—both launch and gameplay.
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- LittleBIGPlanet Karting
- Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale
Side note: TGG continued to send me items the entire time I was away. In the essence of load time, I've not used everything he sent, but I wanted to say a special thank you to him for his dedication!
Colt also found this tidbit:
- World of Warcraft was recently hacked (and the aftermath looks kind of hilarious).
This took some serious skills.
In book news:
- J.K. Rowling is going back to children's lit.
- Tolkien's lost epic King Arthur poem will be released next May.
- In celebration of Coraline's 10th anniversary, a variety of famous people are recording audio of themselves reading each chapter.
In comic news:
What cute little icon friends. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
Threepio and R2 would win all the couples' awards.
Jedi is totally a religion in some parts of the world.
I can't stop myself, guys.
I want to go visit Herrod's so badly now! Actual versions of these dress sketches will be featured in their Christmas windows.
And finally, these Disney prom illustrations are much too cool for school. (Love the rest of the artist's work, too!) (Thanks, Rebecca.)