Vol. 5, Issue 22
Helloooooo nerds! It’s that time again! It’s a lighter news week than last week, but before we dive in:
In other movie news:
- Here’s a video of photos (yep) from the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- X-Men: Apocalypse will be set in 1983.
- Doctor Strange has a new writer.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 3 might not be released until 2017.
- Warner Bros’ plan for DC movies might have been leaked, and shows seven movies scheduled between May 2016 and May 2018. INCLUDING a Wonder Woman film.
- Could it be? Simon Pegg might have a role in Star Wars VII.
- Speaking of, Harrison Ford hurt (possibly broke?) his ankle on the set of Star Wars VII and will be away from filming for around eight weeks.
- Also, here are some rumors on what’ll actually transpire in the film and its subsequent sequels. Possible spoilers ahoy, natch.
- Here are three new photos from Jurassic World. That Guardians of the Galaxy workout plan sure treated Chris Pratt well.
- The Resident Evil franchise will come to a close with the sixth movie, currently in the script stages.
- Here’s a peek at the new Shredder costume from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Um.
- The fifth Bourne movie has been moved to 2016.
- Hansel and Gretel 2, Transformers 5, Beverly Hills Cop 4, G.I. Joe 3 and Paranormal Activity 5 will all also likely be released that year.
- Guillermo del Toro has left the live-action Beauty and the Beast currently starring Emma Watson.
- Tom Hiddleston will be playing—and singing as—Hank Williams in a new biopic.
- Scooby Doo is getting a reboot.
- A Father of the Bride 3, this time featuring a gay marriage, might be in the works.
- has found a mainstream distributor and will be released (hopefully) July 18. The movie is narrated by Sean Astin and documents the rise of the video game industry. (Thanks, Wes!)
Here are a few more trailers:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Love this series of Iron Man illustrations.
I can has this movie, please? (Thanks, Rebecca!)
In TV news:
- Is the Master returning to Doctor Who? (SPOILERS, I think. I chose not to read anything other than the headline, which literally has the word "spoilers" in it.)
- A whole lot of Spider-people will be in the third season of the animated Ultimate Spider-Man.
- Here’s some news about Game of Thrones’ fifth season.
- Sarah Paulson will be playing a two-headed character in the fourth season of American Horror Story, which is all about a freak show.
- The Powerpuff Girls will be returning to the small screen in 2016. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
- Nickelodeon’s TMNT series has been renewed for a fourth season, even though they’re only in the second. Seth Green will replace Jason Biggs as Leonardo this fall when season three begins. (Thanks, Wes.)
- Jack Coleman (the man in the horn-rimmed glasses, or HRG) is the first Heroes actor to join Heroes Reborn. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
- Image Comics’ Rat Queens—which I really want to read—is being adapted for TV.
Here is a preview for Gotham:
The theme song to Saved by the Bell: The College Years goes surprisingly well with Edge of Tomorrow.
In webseries news: New Lizzie Bennett videos!
And here’s a preview for the unaired pilot of the YA book adaptation Delirium, which will be streaming on Hulu starting tomorrow.
In misc. news:
- Sad news: Marvel will be killing off Wolverine. Happy news: Skottie Young has drawn a great piece of art to go along with the first issue of the four-part series.
- Gwen Stacey will play the role of Spidey in an upcoming AU series.
- In “you didn’t know you wanted this but you totally do” news: “Quentin Tarantino Is Making A Django Unchained/Zorro Crossover Comic.”
- Awesome tabletop game Munchkin will be getting a comic series.
- Funko has announced more POP!s, including characters from Frozen and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- A line of Star Trek Uglydolls will be released next year.
- Her Universe just announced a bunch of Marvel designs.
- ThinkGeek will be selling an $80 Mega Man Buster Gun replica this December. (Thanks, Wes.)
- Definitely need to add this X-Wing knife set to our Star Wars-themed kitchen.
- There’s a True Blood musical in the works.
- Google's been having a lot of fun with their Doodles celebrating the World Cup. Here's a collection of a few of them so far. (Thanks, Wes.)
I shared some of Simon Delart’s art last week in the Guardians of the Galaxy poster series, but I dug a little deeper and found that he’s not only a fantastic artist, but also he’s very prolific!
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- Interested in learning more about our next space telescope? Let Optimus Prime explain. (Thanks, Colt!)
- Boeing has created a Space Taxi.
- A huge underground ocean might have been discovered near the Earth’s core. (Thanks, Colt.)
- BABY RED PANDAS.
- A new species of microscopic Water Bear has been found in Antarctica.
- A bunch of guys partaking in bachelor’s party festivities literally stumbled across a fossilized skull of a Stegomastodon—a mammoth ancestor that lived three million years ago.
- Scientists have created intelligent sliding doors.
- Did you know? A man in a mind-controlled exoskeleton opened the World Cup.
- Amazon announced yesterday that it will be selling a phone.
In gaming news, from TGG:
- E3 is over, but the wrap-ups are not. Here’s one focused on the world of MMOs.
- A trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider, the Tomb Raider sequel, has been released.
- PlayStations will be getting exclusive Destiny content.
- Angry Birds Transformers has been announced.
- Valve has released a new Team Fortress 2 short film to celebrate the new “dancing taunts” available in-game.
- There’s a new Kickstarter running for Catlateral Damage, in which you play a cat doing the jerky things cats do. There’s a trailer at the link.
- Here’s a gallery showing off some Amiibo figures that will soon be available for use with various Wii U games.
I found a couple of items, too:
- Explore the (pixelated) Star Trek Enterprise with Pixel Trek.
- The second season of Defiance will tie much more closely to the MMORPG.
And finally—Happy World Cup!