Vol. 3, Issue 47
Got a big issue for y'all this week. Hope you enjoy!
In movie news:
- io9 posted a great rundown of the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer.
- And this new photo shows who's hands were at the end of the Japanese version.
- It's also been announced that Benedict's character is someone named "John Harrison"—maybe. Here's what J.J. Abrams has to say about his character.
- Also announced: Alice Eve will be playing a known character from Wrath of Khan canon, and there will be Klingons! (Thanks, Colt!)
- Check out the first footage from Thor: The Dark World.
- These new Iron Man 3 photos give us a look at new character Wang Xuequi.
- Uncle Ben might make an appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel.
- Also possibly making an appearance: Morbius the Living Vampire.
- A new international poster for The Wolverine was released last night.
- Will we be seeing Halle Berry's Storm and James Marsden's Cyclops in X-Men: Days of Future Past? I hope not. I'm down for some cameos, but this is getting kind of ridiculous. (And Marsden's Cyclops is awful.)
- The Fantastic Four reboot will hit theaters in 2015.
- Samuel L. Jackson wants in on Star Wars VII.
- This week's EW features four Hobbit-themed covers.
- Here's a first look at Orlando Bloom's reprising of the Legolas role in the third Hobbit.
- And here's a glimpse at Smaug's treasure from the second.
- The upcoming sci-fi film, Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp and being produced by Christopher Nolan, sounds quite interesting.
- New promo photos from A Good Day to Die Hard have been released.
- Here are two new photos from Monsters University.
- Three new posters for Pacific Rim can be found at the bottom of this link.
- Some of the Harry Potter cast have been filming a mini-movie that will air at Universal theme parks.
- Dennis Haysbert (24, those Allstate commercials) has taken over the Sin City 2 role that was to be played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan (RIP).
- Transformers 4 has found its leads.
- Kristen Wiig might have a role in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
- Sean Astin is "1,000 percent sure" of a Goonies sequel.
- Also in the works: An Alice and Wonderland (Tim Burton version) sequel.
- Angelina Jolie is working on Salt 2.
- The Jumanji remake now has a writer.
- The international poster for Oz: The Great and Powerful kind of makes me feel like I've been snorting rainbows.
- Top Gun will soon be making its way—in 3D—to IMAX theaters.
- Kevin Smith now plans to make Clerks III as his last film project.
- Angry Birds: The Movie has brought on board Despicable Me and Iron Man producers. (Thanks, TGG!)
Here are a ton of trailers/clips:
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Man of Steel
Welcome to the Punch
He is ... Tin Man?
I might need to take a copy of this to the midnight premiere tonight.
More neat minimalism.
In other Star Wars news, have you seen the full-scale Millennium Falcon project? (Thanks, TGG.)
Mondo released some great posters earlier this week—the Lord of the Rings posters will be released at some point today.
In TV news:
- Here are a few new promo photos from the Doctor Who Christmas special. Guess who's voicing the Snowmen!
- And here's a peek inside the TARDIS' interior.
- Matt Smith is kind of talking about when he might leave the role.
- This slideshow makes the waiting for Community's new season even more difficult than it already was. (Feb. 7, be sooner!)
- The S.H.I.E.L.D. series might have bumped another "too similar" show off the ABC radar.
- Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf) is joining Arrow as Speedy. I'm now totally confused as to why Oliver has called his sister that.
- Additional episodes have been ordered for the new Arrested Development "season."
- Gillian Anderson (X-Files) has joined the new Hannibal series.
- The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Ann Hurd is working on a new "sci-fi period drama" about aliens and WWII.
- Eliza Dushku (Buffy, Dollhouse) has joined the reboot of The Saint.
- The CW is going to air a Hunger Games-esque reality show. Minus the whole, you know, killing thing.
- "Jennifer Love Hewitt is producing a modern-day TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice for Lifetime called Darcy's Town." I couldn't really come up with a better synopsis than that, so I'm just quoting it.
And here are a set of promos for Who Christmas special:
I love how detailed these illustrations are.
The doctors make cute owls (or vice versa?). The rest of the eleven can be found at the link below.
Levar's already been on the show ... it's only a matter of time.
This is amusing.
In Webseries news:
- The finale of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is out.
- Two dudes from Rooster Teeth are literally walking into Mordor. (Thanks, Rachel!)
The Gorgonist has the cutest pop culture art in her shop!
Jesse Lonergan, who's art I've posted some of before, has recently done both a series of Doctor Who illustrations and illustrations of characters from the Hobbit. I love them all! (Thanks, Rachel.)
In SCIENCE! news from The Mister:
- James Cameron has found some weird stuff in his latest deep sea expedition.
I found some items, too:
- Curiosity is littering on Mars, but it's pretty.
- SpaceX, a private space travel/exploration firm, recently got military contracts.
- Former NASA executives are selling trips into space.
- More evidence that volcanoes killed the dinosaurs has recently been uncovered.
- This is what real-life Hobbits (yes, there was such a thing) looked like.
- And, if you were worried, NASA says the world will not be ending in 2012.
I've posted a few of these Disney minimalist posters before, but some of them are new. (1/2 a point to Samar for these!)
And these costumes are fab.
In comic news:
- A new Martian Manhunter Justice-League-back-up-story will be written by Geoff Johns and Matt Kindt.
- Harlan Ellison is working on a brand-new sci-fi series for DC.
I'd enjoy reading this magazine, I think.
These are lovely versions of lovely ladies. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
In gaming news, from TGG:
- The next game in the Mass Effect universe has started production and we could see it by or in 2015.
- Here's a list of the winners from last week's VGAs.
- The biggest news from the awards show was the inclusion of a possible trailer for Metal Gear Solid 5. (TGG says to "stick around til the end for a fire-unicorn and a flaming whale eating a helicopter. Seriously.") Some speculation about the trailer can be read here.
- Other trailers shown during the show included ones for Dark Souls 2, The Last of Us and South Park: The Stick of Truth, which TGG assures looks to be a good game. (I can't stand South Park, so I couldn't judge.)
- Here's a new trailer for the Assassin's Creed 3 DLC "Tyranny of King Washington."
- And one for the Tomb Raider reboot.
- And one for God of War: Ascension, which can get a little graphic.
- And one for upcoming FPS Metro: Last Light. Get a free copy of the first game in the series, Metro: 2033, by visiting the site linked at the end of the trailer before Dec. 16.
- MMO The Secret World will soon be free to play.
- Square Enix's new browser-based MMO, Star Galaxy, will go into beta next week. Check out a trailer.
- An official Pokedex is now available for iOS.
- Valve is offering to distribute Indie Games Festival finalists on Steam.
- Double Fine's Kinect Party will be released Dec. 18 and will be free until the end of the year.
- This Captain America-modded Xbox is pretty dang amazing looking.
- There's a "gamer suite" in a UK hotel.
Also: There is a fan-made 8-bit-ish Sherlock game in the works.
I'm sure you know someone who would enjoy finding this in their Christmas stocking.
A new gallery show, "Girls: Fact and Fiction," is running now at the the Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis. There's some awesome art featured in the show, including:
And finally, this is so good.