Vol. 5, Issue 15
Heya nerds! I hope everyone's had a great week so far. Let's jump right in.
In TV news:
- There’s a slim possibility that Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel will reprise their roles as Anna and Elsa on Once Upon a Time.
- Next year, Saturday Night Live will celebrate the its 40th anniversary with a primetime special.
- HBO will releasing its shows on Amazon Prime.
- Speaking of, an adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy will be airing on the network in a three-part miniseries.
- NBC is working on a Heroes Reborn prequel series, even before the whole Heroes Reborn nonsense is out.
- “Humor-horror” comic Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse is getting an animated series, in part thanks to George Lopez.
Here are a few teasers:
Star Wars: Rebels
And here’s a look at the new Batman Beyond short:
The latest Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tie in art is by Pascal Campion and features the Cellist.
I’ve featured a few of these illustrations previously, but here are more of the prints in Tim Doyle’s Doctor Who series.
In movie news:
- The release dates for Captain America 3 and Star Wars: Episode VII are currently in flux.
- A bunch of X-Men: Days of Future Past featurettes have been released this week.
- Some of the cast for X-Men: Apocalypse have been confirmed. (Thanks, Colt!)
- There are currently no plans to have Spider-Man cross-over into other franchises.
- Paul Walker’s brothers—who recently showed up on the Fast & Furious 7 set—totally look like him.
- My fears have come true: The new Star Wars movies likely won’t bother with expanded universe canon.
- Robert Orci (writer of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, among other films) is in talks to direct Star Trek 3.
- The Farscape movie (which will likely end up on TV) is officially in the works.
- Check out the first five minutes of How To Train Your Dragon 2.
- Here are the first photos from the new Macbeth (starring Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender).
- Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) and Felicia Day will be voicing characters on an animated adaptation of the graphic novel Chew.
- Sony has registered three new BioShock movie-related domains. (Thanks, Wes!)
- This is ridiculous: Both Peeps—yes, the marshmallow candy—and Barbie are getting movies.
- The Small World ride is also getting the big screen treatment.
Here are a few trailers and clips:
Batman: Assault on Arkham (Thanks, Wes.)
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
The gallery also released this Coraline poster and special-edition Coraline and Paranorman records earlier this week.
In gaming news, from TGG:
- Here’s a new trailer for Dragon Age: Inquisition. EA has also revealed the game's digital deluxe edition bonuses, which include a chair fashioned from a dragon skull.
- And one for Batman: Arkham Origins DLC featuring Mr. Freeze.
- Bungie has released some information on the classes, enemies and locales of their upcoming epic cross-over MMO Destiny.
- If you're curious how Watch Dogs' multiplayer will work, check out this video of nine minutes of multiplayer gameplay. You can also get ready for the game by reading the tie-in e-book Watch Dogs //n/Dark Clouds.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 tie-in game for Xbox One has been delayed for reasons unknown.
- Although Disney's official fan blog D23 posted an entry claiming that Disney Infinity 2.0 will be released in August, the announcement has since been replaced with the fact that more information on the game update will actually be revealed April 30.
- Doctor Who: Legacy has a new update that features updates including The Master, a perks system, a new difficulty level and a few new Doctors.
- Sony is going to start selling PlayStation Now-capable TVs in June.
- The company also recently posted a video outlining some of the video editing tools coming with SHAREfactory, which will be included in the next PS4 update.
This illustration by Ricardo Ramirez is fantastic.
Love the appropriately gritty feel of these Batman posters by Doaly.
In misc. news:
- You can read some of Ginny Potter’s sports journalism at Pottermore.
- This Game of Thrones interactive map is pretty darn cool.
- A new Doctor Who comic series will star Ten and a new companion, Gabriella Gonzalez.
- Q makes an appearance in a new Star Trek comic.
- The 1940s origins of the X-Files is revealed in a new five-comic miniseries.
- Maleficent and Aurora (Maleficent) are getting their own Funko POP! figurines.
- A new set of X-Men: Days of Future Past Minimates will be released around May 23.
- We totally need this Han Solo in Carbonite rug for our kitchen.
- This Toothless hoodie is amazing.
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- A drone captured the recent SpaceX launch in all its glory.
- This new telescope is large enough to spot alien life.
- Another meteor recently hit Russia.
- Here are some tips on how best to view this week’s Lyrid meteor shower.
- Want to make graphene at home in a blender? Here’s how. (Thanks, Colt.)
- Here’s a bit of the science behind how Captain America’s shield works.
- Beards have become too sexy for their own good. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
- Human cloning is now one step closer to reality.
- A new mineral has been discovered.
- 3 million-year-old dirt has been uncovered in Greenland.
- A giant glacier is now floating around, freely, in the ocean.
- The latest ASIMO robot is super cute and also a little creepy.
- Monkeys are surprisingly good at math.
Lights, camera, assemble! @MarkRuffalo @ChrisEvans #AvengersAgeOfUltron pic.twitter.com/X972pscJCz
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) April 23, 2014
(Read more of RDJ and Mark Ruffalo’s tweets from the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron here.)