Vol. 5, Issue 18
Hey kids! Nothing too exciting going on up here, so lets get to the good stuff below.
In movie news:
- If Bryan Singer returns to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, he might recast Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey.
- Channing Tatum is officially the next Gambit, but in what movie remains to be seen. (Thanks, Colt!)
- Fantastic Four’s Papa Storm has been cast: Reg E. Cathy (The Wire) will play Johnny and Sue’s dad.
- Ben Affleck’s Batman costume and Batmobile have been revealed. (Thanks, Colt.)
- Writer Roberto Orci—who has no directing experience whatsoever—will direct Star Trek 3.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (the new Harry Potter ‘verse movie) will be released Nov. 18, 2016. Rumor has it that Benedict Cumberbatch might have a role in the film. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
- In YA adaptation news: Tigris has been cast for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and Octavia Spencer has joined Insurgent.
- Sigourney Weaver has confirmed that she’ll return for the Avatar sequels.
- Michael Fassbender says that there will be a Prometheus 2.
- John Goodman and Ken Watanabe will voice Autobots in Transformers: Age of Extinction.
- Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) will star in a Private Benjamin remake.
Here are some trailers:
Alexander and the No Good, Very Bad Day
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Edge of Tomorrow
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Although Sara Richard’s pop culture inspired fashions are a little improbable, they’re still wonderful to look at.
In TV news:
- Steven Moffat says that there will be much less Flirty!Doctor during Peter Capaldi's run.
- The Agent Peggy Carter series has gotten a 13-episode order and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been renewed for a second season.
- Community will not see #sixseasonsandamovie; the show has been cancelled. (Thanks, Colt.)
- Here are some new photos and a very in-depth synopsis, and a behind-the-scenes featurette, for Gotham.
- The CW has also canceled a few shows, including Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People, and the Supernatural spinoff series Bloodlines—the backdoor pilot for which was SUPER boring—will not see a series order.
- The network has renewed Beauty and the Beast and The 100, and placed series orders for The Flash and iZombie.
- An unexpected princess will be making an appearance in the next season of Once Upon a Time.
- Fox has done a lot of reshuffling in their schedule, including moving Brooklyn Nine-Nine to Sundays.
- Here’s info on ABC’s new fall shows.
- The How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad has been kiboshed.
- Hannibal has been renewed for a third season.
- Game of Thrones recently featured a Monty Python reference.
- The first photo from The Walking Dead’s fifth season has been released.
- There will be a Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode in September.
Here are some teasers:
The latest Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. poster is by Phantom City Creative. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
In webseries news:
- Marvel’s Joe Quesada recently talked about what’s in store for the Daredevil series.
- The team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries are working on a new show that revolves around Victoria Frankenstein, “an obsessive, eccentric prodigy determined to prove herself in the male-dominated fields of science and medicine.” (Yes, that Frankenstein.)
Artist Blule’s superhero watercolors are lovely to look at.
I really dig Claire Hummel’s version of Harley Quinn.
This is fun:
In gaming news, from TGG:
- Here's a trailer for the upcoming Alien: Isolation.
- And one for Sunset Overdrive, in which you kill mutants with a bunch of crazy weapons such as the Roman Candle Gun and Bowling Ball Launcher.
- Check out all of the stuff you can get with the Dragon Age: Inquisition collector's edition.
- Marvel's Avengers Alliance Tactics will return to Facebook soon(ish).
- GameSpy, who EA partnered with for server support a while ago, is shutting down on May 31, which means about 50 EA games will be going offline that day as well. There’s a full list via the link.
- Students at the Zurich University of Arts have created a rig to help simulate bird-like flight using the Oculus Rift.
- Microsoft will soon begin selling XBox One consoles without the Kinect for $400, which is $100 less than the regular console.
- The company is also changing the Xbox Live structure so that users no longer have to have an Xbox Live Gold account to use entertainment apps like Netflix and HBO Go. People who purchased Xbox Live Gold accounts just to watch entertainment apps can also get a refund.
- Here's a short trailer for Blake J. Harris' book Console Wars, which has already been optioned for a movie.
In misc. news:
- Funko is releasing a new set of Beauty and the Beast POP! figures, including Belle in the blue dress, Lumiere, Cogsworth and Mrs. Potts and Chip. Do want.
- Hot Toys has created a Falcon figurine, which, unsurprisingly, is super realistic.
And check out this video of the new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Gringotts ride:
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- This new photo of Earth taken from the moon is fantastic.
- NASA’s next Mars mission will hopefully involve samples being sent back to Earth.
- Ever wondered about the size of the moon? This video puts it all into perspective.
- Here’s some more info on that whole “the Antarctic ice sheets are melting and there’s nothing we can do about it” issue.
- A new “Star Wars” prosthetic arm has received FDA approval. (Thanks, Colt.)
- A nasty species of wasp has been named “Ampulex dementor.” Yes, after the Harry Potter characters.
- Gluten sensitivity might not be as prominent as people might like to believe. (Thanks, Bryan!)