Vol. 5, Issue 33
Hey kids! It’s that time again ...
In TV news:
- Nick Frost officially has a role in the Doctor Who Christmas special.
- Here’s a new poster for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season, which stars back up tonight.
- James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas) will play the original (Edwin) Jarvis in Agent Carter.
- Nick Tarabay (Spartacus) has joined Arrow and will play Captain Boomerang. Here are some new stills.
- Amanda Pays will reprise her 90s role as Dr. Tina McGee in The Flash.
- CBS is running with a Supergirl show.
- The official plot for The Walking Dead’s fifth season has been released. And here are a bunch of new photos.
- Fox is working on a show based on Neil Gaiman’s Lucifer character.
- Two new posters for American Horror Story: Freak Show have been revealed. This one is particularly DISTURBING. You’ve been warned.
- AMC will air the Xbox series Humans.
- Tiger Lily in NBC’s Peter Pan musical is an actual Cherokee descendant.
Here are a couple of previews:
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Star Wars Rebels
And a great Arrow gag reel:
Nakatomi Inc. gallery, who’ve done Blade Runner and Doctor Who free print series previously, is now doing a series of Firefly prints. Here are the first two to be revealed (and a variant):
In webseries news:
- Patrick Warburton says The Tick reboot will be grittier than the TV series.
- Here’s a first look at Sharlto Copely and Susan Heyward from Playstation’s Powers series.
- 11/22/63, the series from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, will air on Hulu.
In movie news:
- The full The Avengers: The Age of Ultron synopsis has been released.
- A photo of Jeremy Renner wearing a super realistic Black Widow mask on the set of Age of Ultron is a thing that exists (and frightens).
- The Deadpool movie is a go! (Thanks, Rebecca!) But it will likely be PG-13?
- Man of Steel apparently featured a hint of an Aquaman cameo?
- A Suicide Squad movie might be in the works.
- Here are some new photos from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, featuring a wickedly badass-looking Natalie Dormer.
- There is a role for William Shatner in Star Trek 3 … but if he’ll play it remains to be seen.
- This new The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies character poster features Thranduil in full (apathetic) battle mode.
- Tom Hiddleston has signed on for Skull Island, the new King Kong movie.
- Matt Smith has joined Pride and Prejudice and Zombies … as Mr. Collins. (Thanks, Mom!)
- Guy Richie’s King Arthur has found its Guinevere in French actress Astrid Berges-Frisby.
- The titular Pete in the Pete’s Dragon remake has been cast.
- The Assassin’s Creed movie has been bumped from its Aug. 15, 2015, release date, and there’s no word on a new one yet. (Thanks, Wes!)
Here’s a trailer for Tim Burton’s new Margaret Keane biopic Big Eyes:
KellaBell9’s Rocket and Groot illustration is just adorable.
These Interstellar posters (by various artists) are fantastic.
In gaming news, from TGG:
- A rumor has popped up that Guerilla Games, developer of the Killzone series, is working on a new IP featuring robot dinosaurs. Says Wes: “Robot dinosaurs. Game of the Year 2015. I’m calling it now.”
- Destiny is only a few weeks old, but Bungie is trying to make sure everyone knows that they’re going to be supporting the hell out of this game. Here’s a video of the game’s plot summed up (more or less) in about 2 and a half minutes without spoilers.
- Here's a concept trailer for P.T., the playable trailer for Silent Hills. Do not watch if you want to sleep ever again.
- Here’s 20 minutes of gameplay from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and 15 minutes of gameplay footage of new “friendly shooter” Battleborn. You know, if you have that long to spare watching someone else play a game.
- The Ice Climbers didn’t make the cut for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS due to the 3DS’ lack of hardware capable of running the duo.
- Here’s a Final Fantasy Type-0 HD before and after trailer.
- And here’s a trailer for Final Fantasy 15, which will be getting a demo sometime early next year.
- TNT series Falling Skies is getting a spin-off game Sept. 30 called Falling Skies: The Game. The game takes place between seasons 3 and 4 of the show and will be available for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC.
- Surprise indie-darling Goat Simulator is now available on iOS and Android for $5 and includes “all the bugs from the PC version.”
- Square Enix is launching a game-streaming service called Shinra Technologies.
- Sony’s game streaming service PlayStation Now is entering beta on PS3 and PS4.
- The company is also planning on getting into the Internet TV game by the end of the year.
- Imagine Dragons has released a new song and video in association with the League of Legends World Championship.
- A Videogame History Museum will open early next year in Frisco, Texas’ Frisco Discovery Center.
Fossard Christophe’s Poison Ivy illustration is very sweet.
Otto Schmidt has a very unique take on Wonder Woman.
The smeared feel of Jason Liwag’s art fits these characters nicely.
Stephen Langmead’s art is a nice homage to the original pin-up artists.
I will never tire of Skottie Young’s art.
In misc. news:
- Badass Digest has put together a post on all that's happened so far in the wholly amusing Batman v. Star Wars social media "war."
- Funko will be releasing E.T. POPs.
- This new Fabrikations Chewbacca figure is super cute.
- Near replicas of Marty McFly’s Back to the Future sneakers are now available for under $100.
- Krispy Kreme will be selling Ghostbusters-themed donuts in honor of the movie’s 30th Anniversary.
- Apparently, “pirate speak” is a myth.
Love the feel of this Han/Greedo illustration from Kevin M. Wilson.
Eric Tan has created a great set of original trilogy-inspired art, too.
In SCIENCE! and tech news:
- In this video, Hank Green reveals 50 science misconceptions.
- New Martian satellite Maven will do a study of the red planet from orbit.
- Here are some of 2014’s best astronomy photos.
- The Lykoi—the Werewolf Cat—is a new breed of cat that looks a little like a, well, werewolf.
- A language gene found in humans can speed learning when spliced into mice.
- This new blood test can diagnose depression.
- DARPA is developing tiny implants that can trigger a person’s self-healing.
- A study of more than 100 billion animals shows that GMOs are actually safe.
- This new species of dinosaur is called “King Nose.”
- The chemistry behind the change in colors of autumn leaves makes me miss Massachusetts in the fall a whole lot.
- The death of King Richard III wasn’t a pleasant one: He suffered nine blows to the skull.
- An Israeli archaeologist has discovered a giant ruin that’s older than the pyramids.