Vol. 4, Issue 9
Hey guys! Hope you're having a good week so far. Colt and I tried to get into a SXSW showing of Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing yesterday, but weren't able to. Guess I'll just have to watch the trailer (below) a few more times to tide myself over until it hits theaters.
But I digress.
In movie news:
- We won't see Hulk again until The Avengers 2.
- There's been a little bit of new information about Star Trek Into Darkness floating about, but there's still no definitive word on who Benedict will be playing.
- Here's a new poster featuring the Enterprise.
- Man of Steel's Superman and Lois are looking grand on the cover of Total Film. (I'm still weirded out by the lack of outer undies, though.)
- The rumored X-Men: Days of Future Past villain is ...
- Here are new photos from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 of a meeting between Gwen and Mary Jane.
- More portraits for Catching Fire have been released:
- And I guess that dress Katniss is wearing in her portrait is a wedding gown?
- Your first chance to see footage from The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug will be during a live online event March 24.
- A Kickstarter to fund a Veronica Mars movie has broken all sorts of records and reached its $2 million goal in less than one day.
- The release date for RED 2 has been moved up to July 19.
- Disney's planning a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.
- The company has also released a new short starring some classic characters.
- Even before the first movie opened, there was officially an Oz the Great and Powerful sequel in the works.
- Christopher Nolan's next film, Interstellar, will be released in November 2014.
- Josh Duhamel might have a cameo in Transformers 4.
- Nicholas Cage is d-o-n-e done with Ghost Rider.
- Here are some new photos from Kick Ass 2.
- A Beetlejuice sequel is becoming a reality.
- Kevin Smith has started working on the script for Clerks 3.
- Danny Boyle is hoping to film Trainspotting 2 in 2016.
- Here's a new poster for The Hangover 3.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
The Hangover 3
Kick Ass 2 (Red-band trailer)
The Lone Ranger
Much Ado About Nothing
Star Trek Into Darkness
A fan rectified that portrait missing from the Catching Fire collection.
This is an impressive glimpse of what could be.
In TV news:
- Agent Coulson will be "coming back from the dead" in S.H.I.E.L.D. (I still don't quite believe he was dead dead.)
- Here's a look at the redesign of classic Doctor Who monster the Ice Warriors.
- Steven Moffat recently explained some of the issues with the Ponds' departure.
- The First Doctor will be starring in a new animated feature.
- Sherlock's third series will start filming in less than two weeks! Benedict Cumberbatch also confirmed that there will be a fourth series!
- More cast changes are in store for Downton Abbey's fourth season.
- Need to catch up on Game of Thrones' second season? Here's a 14 minute recap.
- The sixth season of True Blood might be in trouble.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming to an end.
- Here are some set photos from The Vampire Diaries' originals spinoff.
- Photos from Mad Men's season 6 have been popping up. Here are some spoilery set photos and some official promos.
- You can watch the first six minutes of Bates Motel here.
- Here are some photos from the NCIS: LA spinoff backdoor pilot.
- Anthony Head (Buffy, Merlin) has joined The CW's The Selection as the King. Loise Lombard (CSI) will be playing the Queen.
- Once Upon a Time's Red (Meghan Ory) will star in a new drama pilot in which she plays a secret service agent.
- John Malkovich has also joined a new pilot, Crossbones, in which he'll play Blackbeard. Yes, the pirate.
- A whole lot of actors have signed on to the new Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams) pilot about a near-future buddy cop team: Michael Irby (The Unit) and Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and Karl Urban (Star Trek).
- SyFy has greenlit a new series from Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica). The show, Helix, is "an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation."
- Robert Kirkman's as yet unnamed exorcism comic has already been picked up for a TV adaptation.
Mondo held a Game of Thrones art show this past week, and the fare was up to their typical amazing standards.
They're also releasing (/have released) a series of GoT posters; two will be released each week until the premiere later this month.
I'm hoping this new webseries can fill in at least a small part of the void left by the end of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. (Thanks, Mariel!)
These illustrations look like something Edward Gorey might have drawn had he been in to both fashion and GoT.
In gaming news, from TGG:
- Here's a new trailer for the upcoming Deadpool game. (Slightly NSFW for language.)
- The PS4 finally has an official trailer.
- Injustice: Gods Among Us might eventually see Blackest Night DLC.
- The ever-increasing cast list has gotten one bigger, too: Here's a gameplay trailer for Doomsday.
- The Wallace Wells Scott Pilgrim DLC that has been promised for over a year is finally available.
- Here's a trailer that covers the weapons from Defiance, the TV show tie-in game.
- Disney Infinity has been delayed in the U.S. until Aug. 18 and even later in other regions.
- Star Wars: First Assault has been put on hold indefinitely.
- Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a new game in which you control two characters, who are on a journey to find the "water of life," at the same time.
- New RPG Charlie Murder is, according to TGG, a "beat-em-up, brawler based on a punk band." The game, which was created, coded and tested by only two people, will be available for XBox live soon.
- Netflix apps will soon be getting a feature with which you can share what you watch with your Facebook friends.
In SCIENCE! and tech news, from The Mister:
- This is awful: Other life in the universe might actually be pretty rare.
- Astronomers have found another star system close to our solar system.
- They have also completed the first-ever remote reconnaissance of another planetary system.
- AND discovered a rare triple quasar.
- Molten rock might have been on the Moon more recently than previously thought.
- Curiosity has discovered evidence that Mars could have once supported living microbes.
- Physicists have measured the speed of something Einstein called "spooky action" at at least 10,000 times faster than light.
- The length of someone's DNA might predict their lifespan.
- This new transistor can heal itself.
I found an item, too: Climate change is turning the arctic green.
And this isn't exactly science news, but it is quite interesting: A new study shows that zombie fads peak when society is generally unhappy.
In toy news: Funko has released POP!-style Wonder Woman and Superman backpacks.
Speaking of Wondy(ies):
I have to disagree with Grumpy Cat on this one.
But I dig his style.
In comics/books news:
- Marvel announced Project Gamma—a new way to read digital comics—at SXSW.
- Supergirl has gotten a makeover ... and now has pants.
- Three new Doctor Who novels will be released in April.
And finally, I would love to have seen this art show.