Vol. 4, Issue 14
There are a bunch of really exciting trailers in the movie news section below, so if you want to skip down there and then come back to read the TV news, I won't blame you. (I'm a slave to organizational structure.)
In TV news:
- This photo of Ten and Eleven together on set of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special makes me giddy.
- Will the Blue Beetle be joining Arrow next season?
- Breaking Bad will return in August.
- Starz might be working on an "Alien-inspired military scifi show."
- The SyFy channel is working on two "geek" reality shows—one on a cosplaying competition and the other on the lives of fan girls and boys.
- Also, Jamie Foxx is working on a horror anthology for the channel.
- Sister Sister's Jackée Harry has joined the cast of Girl Meets World.
In webseries news:
- Here's a trailer for Eli Roth's new Netflix show, Hemlock Grove. (It stars a Skaarsgard and is about vampires. TGG mentioned it a while ago, but I forgot about it until now.)
- Xbox is considering a Heroes relaunch.
- Colin Ferguson (Eureka) is in a new Justice League-type web series spoof called Chatroom of Solitude. (Thanks, TGG!)
A new gallery show in LA celebrates the best of 90s Nickelodeon.
The BBC is releasing a set of mugs to go along with the 50th anniversary Doctor Who celebrations. (Thanks, Colt!)
In movie news:
- This new Star Trek poster looks awful familiar.
- The Falcon will have a large role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
- Some new photos of Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans on set have shown up online.
- Details of at least one of the post-credit Iron Man 3 scenes have been leaked.
- Check out this first photo of Patrick Stewart and Cerebro from X-Men: Days of Future Past.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Electro (as played by Jamie Foxx) looks very blue. And very weird.
- Man of Steel's Faora (as played by Antje Traue), however, looks pretty badass.
- Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) has been cast as Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim) is rumored to be a top choice for The Flash in that Justice League movie that still isn't quite sorted.
- Also rumored to be a favorite: Justin Theroux for Doctor Strange. (Not for Justice League, though.)
- New photos from Catching Fire have been released, including this one of Katniss and Prue, one of Katniss looking very pensive and one of Effie looking fierce as usual.
- The Rock might not return for Fast and Furious 7, but the movie will be released next year, regardless.
- There's going to be a Pitch Perfect 2!
- Star Wars Episodes VII, VIII and IX will be released one a year starting in 2015. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
- The Tomb Raider movie (based on the new game) is moving forward.
- Nathan Fillion, Bonnie Hunt and John Krasinski have joined the cast of Monster's University.
- Pixar's new "inside the human mind" movie has a name—Inside Out—and a release date of June 2015.
- Stanley Tucci has signed on for a role in Transformers 4.
- The Michael Bay-led TMNT movie has found Splinter. (Thanks, TGG.)
- Here's a first look at Eva Green in 300: Rise of an Empire. And here's the movie's first poster.
- Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) and Ashley Judd have joined Divergent as Andrew and Natalie Prior, respectively.
- The prequel series to the Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, is being adapted for screen.
- Morgan Freeman has joined Johnny Depp in Transcendence, the plot of which involves a self-aware computer.
- Here's the plot synopsis for the Wachowski's new Jupiter Ascending.
- Former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara is working on a Shining prequel. Stephen King is not amused.
- The Point Break remake has found a director.
- There is ... a Troll Dolls movie in the works.
Here are a bunch of trailers and a featurette:
The Great Gatsby
The Hangover III
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Man of Steel
Romeo and Juliet
Star Trek Into Darkness
Nerdy ABCs are one of my favorite things to think about decorating a future nursery with.
This is a super cute poster—and it goes on sale tomorrow. (Details are at the link below. Thanks, Rebecca.)
In comics/books/poetry news:
- Here's a preview of DC's new He-Man #1.
- Dredd 3D will get a sequel—in comic form.
- Elijah Wood, Summer Glau and Ron Perlman will lend their voices to new motion comic Peter Panzerfaust, a reimagining of Peter Pan in which the well-known characters are members of the French Resistance during WWII.
- This awesome Tumblr is full of inadvertent haikus pulled from New York Times stories.
- Veronica Roth has released the name of the final book in the Divergent trilogy.
- The ALA has released their list of the most-banned books from 2012.
- Here's where you can read many of the Eisner nominees online.
This is a great Harry Potter+Scarface mashup T-shirt:
In game news, from TGG:
- Injustice: Gods Among Us has finally been released. Here's the last bit of pre-release footage, a video featuring Killer Frost and Ares. There will now likely be a lot of DLC news, starting with the first, about Lobo.
- Deadpool's new game will be released June 25.
- Here's a trailer for the "Toy Box" gameplay of Disney Infinity.
- TGG is SUPER excited about new game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, which is a stand-alone expansion to the original game and "takes place in the future-world of 2007 where evil cyborgs want to blow up LA or something." Here's a trailer, and be sure to check out the game's amazing website.
- Rockstar Games have added music from the Grand Theft Auto soundtracks to Spotify and iTunes.
- Bethesda is officially done working on Skyrim.
- When you get drunk in BioShock: Infinite, those creepy whispers you hear are lines from Romeo and Juliet played backwards.
- I can't really say it any better: "Do you want to be a pretty unicorn and catch fairies? Of course you do! And now you can with Unicorn Attack: Challenge Edition on Adult Swim's website."
- Old-school SEGA Mickey Mouse game Castle of Illusion will be getting a remake this summer.
- Here's a trailer for yet another zombie survival game, State of Decay, which will be available on XBox Live Arcade in June.
- A fan-created mod for Counter Strike adds a playable version of Super Mareo Bruhs inside an office building. (Warning: Some language at the end of the video at the link.)
- Pre-order Sir, You Are Being Hunted through Steam and your $20 will get you the game on every available platform plus beta access later this summer.
- A former LucasArts employee created ChuggaBugga, an interactive app aimed at kids that showcases a crazy train for bugs, for his daughter in his spare time. It's available for $2 in the App Store.
- Book publisher Random House has created a mysterious new online "choose your own adventure"-style game using StoryNexus technology called Black Crown. Not much is known about the game yet, but you can sign up to learn more as it's released.
- You will soon be able to "play" with a fully functional Korg sequencer on your 3DS. Here's a trailer.
- Nintendo held a Nintendo Directe event this week, during which they announced a bunch of new games. Here's the low-down.
- A fan has created Project Unity, a video game "system" that uses all original hardware to combine 15 systems into one.
- Joystiq recently reviewed the Ouya system and says it's got problems, but there's potential.
TCC sent in this information on the new Batman: Arkham Origins game.
In toy news:
- Funko has released new images of some upcoming POP! vinyl releases including Merida, the Rocketeer, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (Thanks to TGG for that second link.)
- You can "become" Mega Man with this new pillow set. (Thanks, TGG.)
These native American-style superhero designs are totally unique.
And these ladies are adorable. (And somewhat scantily clad!)
In SCIENCE! tech and archeology news, from the Mister:
- A new study shows that adults have more bacteria in common with their dogs than they do with their kids.
- The behaviors of spiny-headed parasitic worms have led to the development of new skin graft bandage technology.
- Certain moths find their proper mates through pheromone blends.
- Stressful events could actual be good for a brain's health.
- New microbatteries could allow a person to jumpstart a car with a cellphone.
- A 2,000-year-old "ritual bath" has been unearthed in Jerusalem.
I found a few things as well:
- This awesome image shows the year's strongest solar flare.
- Stephen Hawking is calling for space exploration "for humanity's sake."
- A newly discovered skeleton could be an even closer relative to humanity than Lucy.
- Scientists can turn human brains invisible.
- The proton seems to be shrinking.
- This is what a 25 foot rise of world-wise sea level would actually look like.
- I hate ants, but the little buggers are pretty amazing. They might even be able to predict earthquakes.
- LG is working on a "waterless" washing machine.
- TGG sent in this cool post about a company that makes art from sound. (Thanks, TGG.)
And finally: The fact that this 8+ minute speech is improvised makes it all that much better. Also, I'd love to see this as an actual movie.