Vol. 4, Issue 28
This is why I hate missing Comic Con. (Thanks to both Shaun and Samar for sending it my way, though, and here's the whole of the Marvel Cinematic Universe panel.)
Moving on ...
I'll be posting a bunch of SDCC information below, but in case you want a more comprehensive look, here are wrap-ups from:
In TV news:
- Here are details on the trailer for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode.
- And new footage from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Although many assumed that Laurel would eventually become Black Canary on Arrow, another actress has been cast to don the leathers.
- Here's a recap of the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland SDCC footage.
- And some information on The Walking Dead's fourth season.
- Speaking of, TWD's Steven Yeun will voice a character in Legend of Korra's Book 2.
- Mark Gatiss is joining Game of Thrones. (This almost makes me want to start watching again.)
- Dan Harmon (Community) is working on a new Adult Swim cartoon based, in part, on Doctor Who.
- Here's some new information about Guillermo del Toro's Hulk project.
- SyFy is working on a post-apocalyptic Wizard of Oz miniseries. (Isn't that kind of what Tin Man was?) The channel is supposedly going to be working on more scripted series.
- Mythbusters is doing a Breaking Bad episode.
- Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicles are being adapted for the small screen.
- FOX is rebooting Carl Sagan's COSMOS with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
- Colin Firth's turn as a wet Mr. Darcy tops a list of top 10 most memorable TV moments. (Thanks, Marm!)
Here are some promos and clips:
Legend of Korra: Book 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with an emphasis on Casey Jones. (Thanks, TGG!)
(If the video stops working, you can also view it on the official Nickelodeon website.)
The Walking Dead
This is both awesome and creepy: The Dood Abides.
This Game of Thrones "In Memorium" video is pretty dang awesome.
In movie news:
- Avengers 2 will be called The Avengers: Age of Ultron and will not exactly be accurate to comic canon.
- Also: Agent Coulson likely won't make an appearance. (Sad.)
- Check out the first clip from Marvel's Agent Carter short.
- The Guardians of the Galaxy panel at SDCC revealed quite a few details about the film. One in particular: Glenn Close will play Nova-Prime.
- Here's a look at the Sentinels from X-Men: Days of Future Past, a recap of the SDCC panel and a new set video.
- Check out these new stills from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
- Director Marc Webb has also revealed why Mary Jane was "cut" from the film.
- A Batman/Superman crossover will be released in 2015. The title will likely be extremely obvious.
- Star Trek 3 will have new writers.
- Here's some news about the Veronica Mars movie. (ALSO: The first official trailer is below!)
- Here are some new characters posters from Ender's Game.
- And a first look at Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
- Here are some new photos from the TMNT movie's sewer lair. (Thanks, TGG.)
- A World of Warcraft teaser was shown at SDCC.
- Gina Carano (Haywire, Fast and Furious 6) is getting her own superheroine film.
- The Gran Turismo video game series is getting a movie deal. (Thanks, TGG.)
- Check out this footage from the new Godzilla movie.
- A special extended edition of Indie Game: The Movie will be releasing July 24. (Thanks, TGG.)
- Jake Gyllenhaal is out of Into the Woods.
- Topher Grace has joined Interstellar.
Here are a ton of trailers and clips:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Catching Fire (!!!)
Veronica Mars (!!!)
MovieSounds is a new art project that depicts movies through images of their sounds.
Just STOP already, Tom.
I'd go see this movie in a heartbeat.
In gaming news, from TGG:
- A Firefly MMO was teased at SDCC. Here's the official website.
- Previous Dragon Age saves will affect the world of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
- A 19-year-old kid has created a massive mod for Skyrim that includes a new continent 1/3 the size of Skyrim's original world and 30 hours of additional gameplay.
- Here's a new behind-the-scenes video for Beyond: Two Souls.
- Batman: Arkham Origins is getting a new villain—Copperhead—based on the New 52 version of the character. SPOILER ALERT: She's a lady.
- If you want to ruin the game for yourself, you can check out 13 minutes of Assassin's Creed IV gameplay here.
- The second game in the Nickelodeon/Activision three-game TMNT deal has been announced; it'll be a side-scrolling beat-em-up for Wii, 3DS and Xbox 360 and will release in October.
- The Last of Us was hugely influenced by the author of the tie-in comic.
- The Lego Movie videogame has been announced.
- Angry Birds: Star Wars is coming to North American consoles Oct. 29 and everywhere else Nov. 1.
- The creators of the Zombies, Run! fitness app are working on a new app called The Walk. In it (with it?) you play a secret agent delivering a sensitive package to Scotland.
- Here's a seven-minute behind-the-scenes video on the HD remake of Castle of Illusion (starring Mickey Mouse).
- And thirty minutes of the DuckTales Remastered game.
- A new Strider game, based on Capcom's classic series, is in the works.
- The live action game-tie-in webseries Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn has been nominated for an Emmy.
- Microsoft has yet again backpedaled on a policy decision; this time, they're now saying the XBox One will allow self-publishing.
I don't know why I enjoy this so much, but I do.
In SCIENCE! and tech news, from the Mister:
- A mission to the Moon's south pole has been announced.
- New evidence explains why Mars' atmosphere thinned.
- A "snow line" in a far-off galaxy has been imaged for the first time.
- Planets that orbit cooler stars might remain ice-free "due to the interaction of a star's light with ice and snow on the planet's surface."
- The genetic fault that causes Down's Syndrome has been corrected in isolated cells.
- Scientists have discovered the molecules responsible for depression.
- Nondrinkers might have a higher mortality risk than those who imbibe.
- Stem cells can be "reprogrammed" using chemicals.
- The fact that dying worms glow blue before they die might help scientists understand human aging.
- Insect limbs can move without using muscles, and this might help researchers create prosthetic limbs.
- Chimpanzees and Orangutans can remember events from the past.
- Studying lizards can show the predictability of evolution.
- Speaking of, microbes can effect a host's evolution.
- Hydrogen cars are one step closer to reality.
- You might soon be able to charge your cell phone with pee.
- Movement of a sand dune in Tunisia is threatening a Star Wars set.
I found a few things as well:
- Check out this awesome photo of Earth, as seen from Saturn.
- This new antibiotic can defeat anthrax.
- A newly discovered dinosaur with a name that means "big-nosed horned face" looks a bit like a cow.
- Paleontologists have also discovered a 72 million-year-old dinosaur tail in Mexico.
A bunch of unused Mary GrandPré Harry Potter illustrations have recently been revealed.
In comics, books and toy news:
- Lara Croft is getting a comic series written by Gail Simone. (1/2 point to TGG.)
- A new Assassin's Creed graphic novel set in 19th century India called Assassin's Creed: Brahman is in the works.
- Here's some information on the comic book season 10 of The X-Files.
- The sequel to Fight Club will be in comic form.
- The awesome Zadie Smith is writing a scifi novel.
- Love this list of 20 great insults from scifi and fantasy novels.
- And the world's most beautiful libraries totally live up to their name.
- How cute are these new Skele Trek figures?
- These Star Wars backpacks are so awesome they make me wish I had classes to attend. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
And finally, someone please make this a real thing.