Vol. 5, Issue 3
In TV news:
- Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who costume has been revealed, and it's a little reminiscent of a previous regeneration. Here are a couple of photos from his first day on set in the new outfit. (GTFO, Clara.)
- John Noble will appear on a few more episodes of Sleepy Hollow during the show's second season.
- The Birds of Prey are coming to Arrow ... sort of.
- Marvel villain Deathlok will be appearing in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Haven has been renewed for a 26-episode fifth season that will run over two years. Why that's not considered a fifth and a sixth season is kind of explained in the article. Basically, it seems to be about money.
- Here's a look at Chopper, one of the new droids being introduced in the upcoming animated series Star Wars: Rebels.
- The CW has officially ordered a pilot based on the graphic novel iZombie. Also, it's been revealed that the channel has ordered pilots of The Flash (the Arrow quasi spinoff) and something called Supernatural: Tribes (not a Supernatural reality show ... I hope.)
Here is a featurette and a teaser:
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
I didn't realize that Community was releasing behind-the-scenes videos, but here's the latest:
These Game of Thrones illustrations by artist O'lee Graphiste are super detailed.
In movie news:
- The Russo Brothers, who directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will also direct Captain America 3. Let's hope Cap 2 is good, amirite?
- Speaking of, Marvel will release a prequel movie tie-in comic before the release.
- Marvel has hired one of their executives to write the script for Thor 3.
- The release date for Ant-Man has been moved up; the movie will now premiere July 17, 2015 (rather than July 31). It'll fill the spot previously held by Batman vs. Superman.
- Marvel might introduce "Phase 4" with a New Avengers movie. Please note the capital N.
- A bunch of Empire magazine covers featuring characters from X-Men: Days of Future Past have been revealed, and they're all kind of terrible. Here are a few new (much better) stills from the movie and a bit more teaser footage that might help to scrub the Quicksilver cover from your brain.
- Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy, Country Strong) will play Captain Hook in the new movie Pan. (Hugh Jackman will star as Blackbeard.)
- Vin Diesel has announced that another Riddick movie is in the works. Did y'all see Riddick? I wasn't a huge fan.
- The new look of Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been revealed. The Internet is torn.
- Wes Anderson's upcoming Grand Budapest Hotel has a very cool new interactive website.
- The first photos from the Jeff Bridges-led The Giver have been released.
- Guy Richie is in talks to helm a new King Arthur movie, which might turn into six King Arthur movies.
- Sir Ben Kinglsey has joined the production of Night at the Museum 3.
- M. Night Shymalan is making another movie with Bruce Willis. It also features ghosts, in a way. (What I want to know is: What does the guy have on Willis?)
- Here is a new photo and a bunch of character posters from Seth MacFarlane's upcoming A Million Ways to Die in the West. I had no idea Ian McKellan was in this movie.
- Forest Whitaker might be the "taken" in Taken 3.
- Theaters have set new guidelines that will limit trailers played before movies to two minutes.
- And here's a list of all of the trailers that will be shown during this weekend's Super Bowl.
Here are some trailers:
300: Rise of an Empire
The Fault in Our Stars
Confession? I've still not read the book.
The Lego Movie
You can check out nine more clips from the movie here.
Sly Cooper (Thanks, Wes!)
The Zero Theorum
Mondo released two new posters this week, one for Batman: The Animated Series and one for Fight Club.
Mondo will also be releasing a special 300: The Rise of an Empire poster at exclusive fan events around the country. Specific details have yet to be announced, but you can find a few deets at the link below.
Odd City Entertainment, another gallery that sells awesome limited edition prints, is featuring a Secret of Nimh poster and three letterpress prints.
Deleted scenes from the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray have been trickling onto the Internet lately. I particularly enjoy the first one, but I'm sure you can see why.
In case you're confused as to why Tom filmed that scene when it was—SPOILER ALERT—different in the movie I read that Tom filmed the scene as Loki imitating Cap, and then Chris filmed the scene imitating Tom being Loki imitating Cap. Clear as mud, right?
Speaking of Loki and Thor, Tom Hiddleston apparently originally auditioned for the role of Thor. Video of the audition will also be released on the Blu-ray, but here are a couple of GIFs to tide us over:
In gaming news, from TGG (Welcome back!):
- After the chapter centering on Ellie comes out on Valentine's Day, no other The Last of Us single player story DLC will be released.
- Check out a new trailer for Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition here.
- And here is a trailer for the new BioShock: Infinite story DLC and a video preview of the upcoming Thief reboot.
- Elder Scrolls Online players using an Xbox will have to have an Xbox Live Gold account in order to play, on top of the $15 monthly fee. PS4 users will not be required to have a PS+ account.
- New MMO WildStar will have a crazy amount of customization options.
- EVE Online's biggest battle to date cost an estimated $500,000 in real world money.
- Here's a new behind-the-scenes video about how an authentic South Park episode feel was created for the new South Park game. (NSFW for language.)
- The 2014 Madden Super Bowl simulation has been run, and the Broncos are predicted to win by a field goal in overtime. These simulations have been accurate eight out of the last 10 years.
- This developer video explains how the developers of inFamous: Second Son, which takes place in Seattle, got the "wetness" on the surfaces to look right.
- Blizzard has released a huge infographic in celebration of WoW's 10th anniversary.
- New game Loading Human, about a man who has Alzheimer's who must relive his life experiences so they can be transferred to a digital mind, is attempting to work with the Oculus Rift VR headset and motion controls to create a fully immersive experience.
- Someone has compiled a video of every Nintendo title screen. ... It's three hours long.
- A group of (super?) fans have created a rock opera based on the Street Fighter universe. The opera's three albums are available on BandCamp.
- A string quartet is releasing an album (funded via Kickstarter) of classic video game themes Feb. 11.
- A new rumor floating around the 'net says that PS1 and PS2 backwards compatibility might come to the PS4 in the form of emulation, not through a cloud service.
I found a fun thing: You can build virtual LEGOs using Google Chrome.
This makes me tempted to play WoW again.
I was just bemoaning the fact that Underoos with superheroes and/or other pop culture characters on them aren't made for ladies. These cute illustrations will have to suffice for now.
I want a whole wall full of Adam Lister's pixelated pop culture watercolors.
In misc. news:
- Funko has finally revealed that an Agent Coulson POP vinyl figure will be available soon. Can I get a HELLS YES!?
- The company continues to hit it out of the park with these adorable Finding Nemo POPs, too, and have released information on new Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Papercraft Playsets. (Thanks, Wes.)
- Speaking of Turtles, KidRobot has released some teaser images of new TMNT blind box toys. (Thanks, Wes.)
- These upcoming Doctor Who action figures, though ... they are awful.
- Interested in the Marvel Universe live tour? Check out this video for a sneak peek.
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is expanding; here's a look at the new Diagon Alley.
- Upcoming Buffy comics will be written by a person very familiar with the series: Nicholas Brendan, who played Xander in the TV show.
- Need to add another weapon to your "in-case-of-zombies" arsenal? How about World War Z's Crovel Extreme II?
These Harry Potter quote illustrations by Tumblr user risarodil are fantastic.
Brianna Garcia has combined Disney princesses with Gargoyles, the result from which is pretty great, if a little racy.
In SCIENCE!, tech and archeology news:
- A man has sued NASA for not investigating "obvious alien life" on Mars. (Thanks, Colt!)
- Astronomers have discovered, down to the exact moment, when Monet painted this painting.
- A new species of river dolphin has been discovered in Brazil. I think it's so awesome that scientists continue to discover new species as often as they do.
- On the flip side, scientists believe that the Axolotl, a Mexican water dwelling salamander-type creature, might be extinct in the wild.
- Want to make your coffee less bitter? Try this trick.
- It turns out that there is such a thing as a "sleep placebo effect;" the brain merely needs to think it's gotten a good night's sleep for it to function properly.
- This new 3D printer can print a 2,000+ sq ft house in 24 hours.
- Early Europeans had dark skin and blue eyes.
- This newly discovered tablet says that Noah's Ark was round.
I dedicate these illustrations by Brazillian illustrator Mr. Peruca to the Mister. <3
This isn't exactly nerdy, but it is timely (and hilarious). I totally lost it at the 1:55 mark.
And finally (I'm totally cheating since this is supposed to air this weekend, but ... ):
Did it get hot in here, or is it just me?