Vol. 5, Issue 14
Hey, kids! So the Mister and I have finally caught up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and, well, it’s pretty damn good. I adore how Marvel’s tied the movies and the show into each other so well. I’m still meh oh Skye and Ward—even with recent developments—and Ming Na is still THE WORST, but the rest of the characters are great and the plots are interesting. I’m glad we didn’t give up completely!
In movie news this week:
- Paul Bettany has officially confirmed that he will be playing The Vision in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- Here are some new photos from Guardians of the Galaxy and some info on how it’ll tie into Avengers 3.
- The X-Men: Days of Future Past viral website "25 Moments" is really cool.
- Anna Paquin’s Rogue hasn’t been completely ousted from the movie. Here’s why.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will include an X-Men: Days of Future Past post-credits scene, but that doesn’t mean the two movies will be crossing over.
- Fox is investigating solo Mystique, Deadpool and Gambit movies. Channing Tatum is once again rumored as a frontrunner to play Remy. (Sigh.)
- Hans Zimmer will score Batman vs. Superman.
- Karen Gillan’s hair—just her hair—might be in Star Wars: Episode VII.
- The first set photos (maybe) of Star Wars: Episode VII have been released, and unknown Maisie Richardson-Sellers might have a role in the movie.
- Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness are getting a very limited re-release; at the showings, the movies' scores will be played by live orchestras.
- Paul Walker’s brothers will fill in for Paul in Fast & Furious 7.
- The third Hobbit might be getting a new subtitle: Into the Fire rather than There and Back Again.
- Although James Cameron is already working on Avatars 2 and 3, Fox is interested in making even more movies in the franchise.
- The company is also, apparently, looking into a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
- New photos from Maleficent have been released.
- Fox has picked up the rights to Mark Millar’s comic Superior, which “centers on a popular and athletic 12-year-old boy who loses his social life when he is stricken by multiple sclerosis. One night, an alien monkey grants the boy one wish and he chooses to become his favorite superhero, a Superman-like character named Superior. After relishing his new life as a hero, the boy discovers that the monkey is actually a demon from Hell and he must sell his soul if he is to remain the powerful hero—or return to his original body.”
- Penelope Cruz might be playing a Bond girl.
- Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) could have a role in Die Hard 6.
- Want some Transformers: Age of Extinction details? Here you go.
- The writers of Star Trek 3 are also working on a Flash Gordon film.
Here are some trailers and clips:
Edge of Tomorrow
Guardians of the Galaxy
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Thanks, Wes!)
X-Men: Days of Future Past
I don't understand why Charles is walking?
Mondo is releasing Jaws and Where The Wild Things Are posters at some point tomorrow.
The Mondo gallery is also hosting a Mike Mitchell + Marvel show beginning April 25. Some previous what will be included have been released:
More can be seen on Mitchell's Facebook page. I own a Loki in this style, and it's fabulous.
This new Pixar featurette focuses on the company’s Easter eggs.
In TV news:
- Steven Moffat recently said some stuff about Doctor Who (and the show’s ratings) that’s actually pretty valid.
- That Peggy Carter show I’ve posted about before might air on ABC this fall.
- Booboo Stewart (Twilight) will play Jafar’s son in the Disney Channel’s new Descendants.
- FXX will be running a marathon of all 522 Simpsons episodes consecutively beginning Aug. 21. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
- Red Dwarf will be returning to TV! (Scroll down to the last couple of paragraphs for the news.)
- The NBC Rosemary’s Baby miniseries will premiere May 11.
- Contributing to Sharknado 2: The Second One's crowdfunded "bonus scene" will help support shark conservation research.
- A new period show in the works will have Sigmund Freud playing the world’s first criminal profiler.
Here are a couple of teasers:
To go along with the last few episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s first season, a series of posters have been created. Each one ties in with an episode; two have been released so far.
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- NASA is attempting to grow veggies in space.
- Curiosity will drill into Mars to search for signs of life.
- It turns out that planets don’t need moons in order to habitable.
- A new moon might be forming in Saturn’s rings.
- Pluto might be harboring a ocean underneath its surface.
- Has a new form of matter been discovered?
- Scientists have—for the first time—regenerated an organ inside a living creature.
- Mass-produced blood will soon become a reality.
- The Netherlands now has glow-in-the-dark roads.
OH THE CUTENESS.
Craig Drake's got a great sense of style. I particularly enjoy the Han and Lando Miami Vice-ish illustration.
Florent Belmonte has a (literally) splashy style, too. I dig.
In gaming news, from TGG:
- PAX East happened last weekend. Here's a MMO announcement roundup.
- Related: The South is getting a PAX in San Antonio, January 23-25.
- Call of Duty: Ghosts fans can now download a $3 Snoop Dogg voice pack in which he will narrate multiplayer matches.
- Dragon Age: Inquisition will use Kinect voice commands similar to those used in Mass Effect 3.
- A Darth Maul game was in the works a while back, but was cancelled when Disney bought Lucasfilm. The best part of the article? The part in which George Lucas reveals his crazy.
- Someone has beaten Half-Life on hard mode … in just over 20 minutes.
- Double Fine will soon be releasing a new game called Last Life, in which you play a private detective—on Mars—who was gunned down and then 3D printed back to life for four hours to find your killer.
- Harmonix is launching a free-to-play rhythm runner game that uses music tracks on a user’s personal device to create the courses.
- New MMO Upsilon Circuit involves eight random players from around the world entering a dungeon that is streamed to the world. Viewers can assist or hinder the eight players as they wish.
- Check out this first footage of crowdfunding super success story Star Citizen.
- Soda Drinker PRO—a game in which, yes, you drink soda—is coming to Xbox One in September and will support Kinect controls.
- Naughty Dog has teamed up with Dark Horse to release an art book showcasing the studio's 30 years in game development.
The Mister submitted this info: Sid Meiers’ Civilization is going into space. Here’s a trailer, and some details about the Mac version.
Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm has created a new Batman short in honor of the hero’s 75th anniversary.
In misc. news:
- Funko has created Sam and Dean POP! variants; one set with blood splatter and the other with metallic clothes.
- A new Hot Toys Spider-Man figure that ties in with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be available later this year.
- Hallmark has released images of their 2014 Marvel and DC ornaments.
- Nooka will be releasing a set of DC watches.
- Hogwarts* now offers online courses. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
*Not the real Hogwarts, sadly.