Vol. 5, Issue 24
Happy day before Independence Day! I’m super excited to have a day off tomorrow—and I’m sorry for those of you who might not. At least you’ll have some nerdy news that might help you make it through to Friday?
In movie news:
- Andy Serkis has joined The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but who or what he’ll be playing has yet to be revealed.
- Here’s a better look at Lee Pace’s dirty-faced Ronan the Accuser from Guardians of the Galaxy. And a total tease of a shot of Michael Rooker’s Yondu.
- A few new character posters for Rocket, Groot and Gamora have been released, too.
- You can listen to the entirety of the GotG soundtrack now, but beware the track listing. The titles might be a bit spoilery.
- Bryan Singer has posted a picture of the X-Men: Apocalypse script on his Instagram, and it hints at what villain(s) we’ll see in the movie’s opening act.
- Here’s a first look—ish—at Batman vs. Superman’s Clark Kent. But, WHERE ARE HIS GLASSES?!
- DC’s next animated feature will be Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.
- The Expendables 3 will be rated PG-13. *shrug?*
- Carrie Fisher’s daughter might be playing young Princess Leia in Star Wars VII.
- Star Trek 3 will “be set in deep space.”
- Pacific Rim 2 is coming—in 2017. (We’ll first get an animated series!)
- Enchanted 2 is in the works, too.
- Ugh. The new Stargate trilogy will start the series over.
- Concept art for the Ron Howard Dark Tower adaptation has been released. The actual movie—still a “someday, maybe” situation.
- More images from Mad Max: Fury Road have been released, and Nicholas Hoult looks FREAKY.
Here are a few trailers and a featurette:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Life After Beth
The Skeleton Twins
Colin Morella has created a great series of vintage-looking Star Wars posters. They even make the prequels look somewhat interesting!
Mondo will be releasing these great Goonies posters by artist James Flames at some point tomorrow.
In TV news:
- We’re getting more Sherlock! The show’s fourth series will begin filming in January, and a “special” will air before the actual three-episode series later in 2015. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
- Doctor Who’s eighth series premieres Aug. 23. Check out a teaser below. (Thanks, Rebecca.)
- The Cybermen will return during the series, if this picture from the set is any indication.
- And here’s a bit more information on who that unfamiliar lady standing next to 12 is.
- Community will actually get a sixth season—on Yahoo. (Thanks, Colt!)
- Anna and Kristoff have joined Once Upon a Time.
- Devon Aoki (Sin City) will play Katana on Arrow.
- Constantine’s John Constantine, surprisingly, will not smoke.
- Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) is taking Neil Gaiman’s American Gods to Starz.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt will have a major role on the next season of Criminal Minds.
- Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul will have a fluid timeline.
Here are some teasers and a featurette:
Aww. I miss these guys.
In webseries news:
- Netflix’s Daredevil series has found its Matt Murdock BFF Foggy Nelson in Elden Henson (The Mighty Ducks, The Butterfly Effect).
In gaming news, from TGG:
- BioWare has announced a new character for Dragon Age: Inquisition: Dorian, a gay, idealist Tevinter mage … “who has a beautiful mustache,” says Wes. (It’s true.)
- The Neil Gaiman-penned Wayward Manor debuts on Steam for PC and Mac July 15.
- Here’s a trailer comparing the original release of Kingdom Hearts 2 to the upcoming HD remix.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is getting an official movie tie-in game, available for Nintendo 3DS only.
- Disney Infinity will hold the Disney Infinity Toy Box challenge summit Aug. 15–17. Fans who are unable to attend can take part in an early video competition through which they could win a free trip to the summit.
- A few new players have been added to the Hyrule Warriors cast.
- A new story-driven mystery in the style of The X-Files and Twin Peaks is in the works from former Grand Theft Auto developers. Virginia casts the player as a recent graduate of the FBI academy looking for a missing boy in a small town.
- The Afro Samurai game is getting a sequel.
- New game Run Forrest Run, a cartoony iOS endless runner in which you run across the U.S. like Forrest did in Forrest Gump, is available now in New Zealand. (But it will likely come to the states eventually.)
- Here are new trailers/videos for: Dead Island: Epidemic, Mountain and No Man’s Sky.
- A production company in Madrid has recreated the launch trailer from Grand Theft Auto 5 shot for shot.
- There’s a new record holder for the fastest completion Super Mario Bros: 4 minutes, 57.69 seconds. The new record is less than a second faster than the previous one.
- Speaking of beating games in a ridiculously short amount of time: A gamer has beaten Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes—the short, downloadable prologue chapter to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain—in less than 5 minutes, with the highest ranking possible.
- Denny’s has released three “remixed” Atari classics for iOS to promote their new “Greatest Hits Remixed” menu. They’ve reskinned Asteroids (Hasteroids), Centipede (Centipup) and Breakout (Take-Out).
- PS4 controllers now work wirelessly with PS3.
I found an item as well: WoW humans are getting a makeover.
Mycks Art Studio has released more of their awesome Mass Effect illustrations.
In misc. news:
- Her Universe has released some new Transformers attire.
- These Star Wars hoodie designs are so great. (You can vote on the first to be produced at the link.)
- And this Star Trek wallet is super snazzy.
- Funko will be releasing a blood-splattered Hannibal POP at SDCC.
- You can build your own Marvel chess set. (Thanks, Kristen!)
- Lara Croft is getting a novel this October. The book will take place following the events of Tomb Raider. (Thanks, Wes!)
I’m a fan of the unique style of these illustrations by Jebedai Couture.
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- Here is some scientific advice on how to keep your puppies feeling happy during the inevitable fireworks that will be going off this weekend.
- Scientists have discovered how the Pillars of Creation were likely created.
- This is what a lightening storm looks like from the space station.
- Women who have children later in life might live longer than those who have kids earlier.
- Running has cured blindness in some mice.
- Binge watching TV shows can be dangerous to your health.
- Best headline of the week: “You Have A Higher Chance Of Being Bitten By Uruguay’s Luis Suarez Than By A Shark.”
- New species of mammals have been discovered in New Guinea.
- Bigfoot and the Yeti aren’t real species, but there is some weirdness in the biology of bears in the Himalyays.
- Ringly makes it fashionable to get alerts from your phone, and makes it possible to know you got alerts without checking your phone every five seconds.