Vol. 4, Issue 27
I don't know about you guys, but I am currently NOT at San Diego Comic Con. But we can always pretend, right? I hope the news below helps to ease the sting.
In movie news:
- I love this Thor concept art poster.
- The Agent Peggy Carter Marvel short will be released on the Iron Man 3 DVD/BluRays. Here are a few stills.
- Some of the "secret" characters from X-Men: Days of Future Past have been revealed.
- How, though, does Wolverine tie into the film?
- The Ant Man script is finally finished, according to Edgar Wright.
- Marvel comic artist Rob Liefeld has announced that X-Force and Magneto movies will be happening.
- New deets on Peter's suit in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have been released, including the fact that the new suit has a built-in MP3 player.
- It looks like Mel Gibson will have a role in Expendables 3; here are some possible details on the movie's plot.
- Here are two new stills from Catching Fire. (Be sure to check out the wetsuit uniform posters below, too.)
- Will J.J. Abrams be back in the director's chair for Star Trek 3?
- Here are some new photos and character descriptions for Disney's new Frozen.
- In order to offset Orson Scott Card's douche factor, Lionsgate will be holding an Ender's Game LBGT fundraiser premiere.
- Posters for Aaron Eckart's new I, Frankenstein will be released at SDCC.
- A couple of Godzilla teaser posters will also be released at the Con. Here's a look at one and two.
- Here's a (creepy) new poster for 300: Rise of an Empire.
- And a terribly vague one for Jurassic Park 4.
- Robert Downey Jr. will play both Gepetto and Pinocchio in the new Pinocchio.
- Johnny Depp is likely going to star in an Alice and Wonderland 2.
- Ron Howard and Tom Hanks will once again join forces to film Dan Brown's latest novel, The Inferno.
- Neil Blomkamp is working on District 10.
- Sam Mendes (Skyfall) will be directing the next James Bond.
- Tom Cruise's next scifi movie will be called Edge of Tomorrow. (It was formerly called All You Need is Kill.)
- John Lithgow has joined Interstellar.
Here are some trailers/teasers and a couple of featurettes:
Dear Mr. Watterson (a documentary on Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson) (Thanks, Shaun!)
How to Train a Dragon 2
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
Victors in wetsuits. Nuff said?
Odd City Entertainment released the last of their Pacific Rim poster series this week.
These Star Wars graphics are very cool.
In TV news:
- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will officially premiere Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. (EST).
- Steven Moffat supposedly knew exactly when Matt Smith would be leaving Doctor Who.
- Damon Wayans Jr. might be bringing Coach back to New Girl.
- A bunch of new voices will be heard in Legend of Korra: Book 2, including that of Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Rec).
- (Uncle) Jesse and the Rippers will be having a "reunion" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night.
- PBS might very well be bringing Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? back to TV.
- Daisy Lewis (Pusher) is rumored to be joining the fourth season of Downton Abbey as a nanny.
- The Walking Dead's Carl is growed up.
- Sharknado 2 will air next year.
- HBO has already renewed True Blood for a seventh season.
- Here are a bunch of promo stills for Breaking Bad's final season.
- Adam Lambert will be joining Glee next season.
Nakatomi, Inc, an Austin-based art company, has revealed their next set of Doctor Who posters (which come free with any other order while supplies last). (Thanks, TGG!)
In comic, books and toy news:
- Here's a little bit of information on the first female human Green Lantern.
- A series of post-movie Veronica Mars books will be written by creator/director Rob Thomas.
- J.K. Rowling wrote another book ... under an entirely different name.
- KidRobot will be releasing a series of Marvel Dunnys and Labbits. (Thanks, Colt!)
LOVE these silhouette illustrations!
Geek-Art is putting on an awesome superhero art show at Comic Con Paris, including the likes of:
In gaming news, from TGG:
- Here's a walkthrough video of Murdered: Soul Suspect, in which you play the spirit of a murdered man trying to solve the mystery of his own death.
- Injustice: Gods Among Us has just announced another new DLC character—Martian Manhunter—as well as a John Steward skin and voiceover for Green Lantern. As TGG puts it: "This game will never stop getting news updates."
- Diablo III will make the jump to PS4 and Xbox One in 2014.
- Angry Birds: Star Wars 2 has been officially announced; the game will feature new characters, stories, levels, powers and Skylanders-style chipped toys.
- American McGee has cancelled the OZombie Kickstarter because the goal didn't look like it was going to be met. Instead, he's starting up a new Kickstarter to try and acquire the Alice series film rights. (Here are some specifics about the latter project.)
- Here's a very cinematic gameplay trailer for Mad Max.
- Here's a trailer for the new Sherlock Holmes game (that has reportedly taken some inspiration from the BBC show).
- In both movie and gaming news: There is a feature length documentary on Nintendo's Power Glove in the works.
- Valve is working on a new project—Pipeline—designed to prepare teens for a career in the gaming industry.
- The U.S. Government believes pro-gamers to be pro-athletes, or, at least, the visas they've been issuing to pro League of Legends players says they are.
- Sony is auctioning off costumes and props from the live action"Greatness Awaits" trailer, but instead of bidding with actual money, participants bid with the number of gold trophies they've earned in PS3 games.
- Xbox might be phasing out points in favor of local currency earlier than expected.
- Microsoft says the Family Sharing feature could be reinstated on the Xbox One due to fan petitions calling for its inclusion. The console will also allow users to play games while they're downloading.
- Amazon has stopped taking preorders on the Xbox One and PS4 launch systems. GameStop has stopped taking preorders for Xbox One as well.
These illustrations are a mashup of Disney, Marvel and DC ... and I dig them. Belle + Rogue? Best.
Here's some other nerdy mashup art, which will be sold at SDCC. All proceeds benefit Operation Smile. (Thanks, TGG.)
In SCIENCE! and tech news, from the Mister:
- Here's a list of 27 science fictions that became science facts last year.
- NASA recently tested a new rocket engine that was created through 3D printing technology.
- Here's more information about graphene, the material "that could be the next silicon." (However, the material might also be dangerous to humans.)
- Are you a mosquito magnet? Metabolism and body chemistry might be to blame.
- Some female mammals can "choose" the gender of their babies.
- A (computer) tablet-based ultrasound system has been launched.
- New tests can determine if human embryos used in in vitro fertilization procedures have mutations or chromosomal discrepancies.
- Supercooling water has led to the discovery of a new type of liquid.
- Roads made from normal concrete sprayed with titanium-oxide can reduce air pollutants.
I ran across a few items as well:
- 2013 looks like it's going to be a somewhat weak year for the "solar maximum."
- Astronomers have determined—for the first time ever—the color of an exoplanet. And it's pretty! (Thanks, Jen!)
- Newly discovered evidence lends credence to the premise that the Tyrannosaurus Rex hunted its prey.
Sorry (not sorry) for any nightmares the above images might cause. (Thanks, Colt.)