May 01, 2014

Nerd News: Free Comic Book Day, Justice League, Star Wars casting and more

Vol. 5, Issue 16

Hey gang! So the biggest news this week is obviously the Star Wars: Episode VII casting. We now know who the main cast of the new Star Wars movie will be: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. Badass Digest has put together a series of posts on the “newcomers”; just click on each name for their separate posts. Here are some guesses on who everyone will be playing.

It’s pretty noticeable that there are only two women among the 13 names. Rumor has it that another woman will join the cast soon, but we’ll have to wait on who that might be.

In other movie news:

Here are a few trailers:



Joss Whedon's In Your Eyes


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Acme Archives will be releasing a series of Star Wars prints this weekend in honor of Star Wars Day (May 4).


This would have made for a very different set of Iron Man 3 credits.


In TV news:

The latest Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. print, “Nothing Personal” is by artist Stephanie Hans.


In webseries news:

I don’t even?


In misc. news:

Cinderella would have been an even bigger hit at the ball if she had worn this dress.


In SCIENCE and tech news:

In gaming news, from TGG:

And the Mister sent me this item:

This is a pretty epic fan-made TMNT fight sequence. (Thanks, Wes.)

And finally:

Let’s be friends, Emma Stone. For reals.

P.S.—I realize it is the first of May today, but Mr. May will be posted tomorrow.


  1. Killing the EU is really the only way they could have done it... but damn.

  2. I just started reading the Expanded Universe stuff not too long ago, too! D,: But I'm intrigued at the cast. Really, I just want the new movies to be out NOW so I can watch them because I'm impatient :)

  3. It hurts so much. Knowing that Jaina and Jacen (and Anakin) won't be in the movies makes me sad.

  4. Yeah, it's definitely exciting, regardless.

    I'm just thankful that the books still exist, so people can read about the former EU. No one can erase those from the world, thankfully. (Yet.)