Vol. 5, Issue 4
Hello fellow nerds! How’s your week been? Mine’s been busy. Lots of good stuff to share, so let’s get going, shall we?
In movie news:
- Don’t click this link if you don’t want to be spoiled on the (possible) Captain America: The Winter Soldier post-credits scene. You can, however, click on this link, at which you’ll find the latest posters for the movie and this one if you’d like to see new stills.
- Cap 2 will supposedly lead straight into The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- Thor 3 might feature a storyline involving Ragnarok.
- Evangeline Lilly might be joining Ant-Man as the female lead.
- X-Men: Days of Future Past might not serve as a reboot for the franchise after all. Here are some new photos from the movie, as well as an explanation for how Wolverine might get his adamantium claws back.
- Some crazy person wants a stand alone Gambit film with Channing Tatum playing Remy. It’s not April yet, guys, which means it’s a little early for April Fools’ jokes, dontcha think?
- Spoiler alert: Here’s who B.J. Novak (The Office) is playing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
- In the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, Doctor Doom might be a woman.
- Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Zombieland) will be the Lex Luthor to Henry Cavill’s Superman (and Ben Affleck’s Batman) in Batman vs. Superman. Initially, I was totally thrown off by this casting, but after thinking on it a bit, I’m really liking it. (I’m still not really on board with Ben as Bruce, though.)
- Philip Seymour Hoffman had one scene left to film for Mockingjay when he passed—RIP, Philip—but the movie will go on.
- Hiddles, as he’s known around these parts, has joined a new movie adaptation of JG Ballard’s novel High Rise, which depicts “a future apartment building so advanced and self-contained that the inhabitants are totally cut off from the rest of the world. When the power begins to fail and things fall apart, the inhabitants start escalating into violence; the building ends up separated into three warring factions.”
- There's already a sequel to The LEGO Movie in the works.
- A (new) director has been found for the Uncharted adaptation: Seth Gordon (King of Kong, Horrible Bosses). (Thanks, Wes!)
- Disney is working on a—I kid you not—live action/CGI hybrid Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers movie.
- World War Z director Marc Forster will be adapting new scifi novel Red Rising (which I reviewed yesterday) for the big screen.
- Zachary Quinto has joined the Hitman sequel Agent 47, but won’t be playing Agent 47.
- Need for Speed will be converted into 3D. Here's a new behind the scenes video. (Thanks, Wes.)
Here are a bunch of trailers and clips:
A Million Ways to Die in the West
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Need for Speed
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Under the Skin
And some Thor: The Dark World bloopers.
Laurent Durieux has created a new Back to the Future Part II poster for his upcoming solo Mondo Gallery show.
Love this minimalist Star Wars set from Ed Burczyk.
Ain't no party like a Jedi party.
In TV news:
- Peter Capaldi’s Doctor will bring back a darker Who, more reminiscent of the classic regenerations.
- Will Matt Smith have a cameo in Doctor Who’s eighth series?
- Here’s what Steven Moffat had to say about the end of Sherlock’s series 3 and what might be in store for the future.
- Clark Gregg pretty much thinks you’re awful if you’ve given up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I really, really don’t want Coulson to think I’m awful, so those 10+ episodes we have backlogged on our DVR will just have to stay there a while.
- The Flash’s Iris West has been cast.
- Here's the latest on the upcoming Supernatural spinoff series Supernatural: Tribes. (Thanks, Wes.)
- Star Wars: Rebels will likely be coming to the Disney Channel this summer.
- Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire, Dawson’s Creek) will be in a few upcoming Hannibal episodes.
- Here are some new photos from the set of Game of Thrones’ season four.
- The characters in the How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad have been revealed. They include Sally, the main character, her brother, her brother's husband, her best friend who is also a fashion blogger and said BFF’s IT guy (who has a crush on Sally).
- Zooey Deschanel will be co-producing a new “fairytale workplace sitcom” for Fox.
- Terry Gilliam is still attempting to get Good Omens adapted, but he might have moved on from trying for the film route.
- Speaking of Neil Gaiman adaptations, American Gods recently got a new deal not involving HBO.
- Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise) will star in (another) NCIS spin-off as a special agent in New Orleans.
- We were just talking about this last week: Gargoyles is now (legally) streaming on YouTube.
Here are some teasers:
24: Live Another Day (There are four other teasers at the link below.)
From Dusk Till Dawn
This is the best Dinosaur Comics I've read in ages. (Thanks, Bryan!)
Jenny Parks has added the War Doctor and Twelve to her fantastic Doctor Mew series.
Benedict Cumberbatch recently stopped by Sesame Street and was utterly adorable during his visit.
In webseries news, from TGG:
- Here's a trailer for Geek and Sundry's new show Caper, which is about broke super heroes who live together and decide to become criminals (but without super powers).
- And The Mary Sue has the first episode of season 2 of My Gimpy Life, along with an interview with the show's star, Teal Sherer.
In misc. news:
- LEGO is releasing a Ghostbusters set—that will include Ecto 1—later this year.
- While we’re talking Ghostbusters, check out their new Funko POPs.
- I’m more of a Marvel girl, but these Scribblenauts DC figures are adorable.
- A Back to the Future musical will open in London in 2015.
- Check out the first few pages of Tomb Raider #1.
UGH Neil. Stop being such a spectacular human being.
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- In our "what does it look like from space" segment: A volcanic eruption and a solar eclipse.
- Here's a video showcasing the development of the next U.S. space shuttle.
- Vegetables grown in space are OK to eat.
- Why were astronauts banned from drinking wine in space?
- This new footage of Felix Baumgartner's jump from space is intense.
- A diet high in sweetened foods and beverages can drastically increase a person's chances of getting heart disease.
- You can watch Tuesday night's debate between Bill Nye and creationist Ken Ham here.
- The Star Trek replicator is one step closer to reality.
- Mondo will have an exclusive Disney gallery show in March.
Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn is holding a gallery show in honor of the movies that came out in 1984 called, appropriately, "It Came from 1984."
In gaming news, from TGG:
- A new trailer for, as Wes puts it, "the eternally 'coming soon'" The Wolf Among Us has been released.
- An Avengers infinite-runner game is now available through iTunes, Google Play and the Windows Marketplace.
- iOS users can also download this new LEGO Star Wars top down shooter.
- Check out this new trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments.
- Google Glass headsets now come with minigames. Because that's not dangerous at all.
- An industrious individual has created a quasi-Starscream in Kerbal Space Program.
- Here's an article covering some major Xbox One rumors, including the possibility of a major update in March, new white and Titanfall-themed consoles, Halo 2 HD and several other new games.
- Select Microsoft Stores are offering $100 trade-in credit for Xbox 360 or PS3 consoles.
I also found this: a trailer for the official Captain America: The Winter Soldier game.
I'm no high-fashion wearer, but I do really like to look. These Disney-inspired outfits by fashion design student Sasha would look so great walking down a runway.
And finally (Thanks, Rebecca!):