Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… April 16th, 2015

Okay, let’s talk about the BIG news from yesterday! The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has arrived. Episode VII is coming to theaters this December and it will undoubtedly be the biggest movie release of the decade (century? EVER??). With the Star Wars Celebration happening this weekend, Disney has just made a lot of nerds happy.

On that note, Japanese airliner ANA announced their plan to launch a Star Wars joint project – beginning with the R2-D2 jet. Talk about a reliable aircraft! This jet will kick off a five-year partnership with Disney to bring even cooler stuff to customers. I can predict that at least a few people will plan a destination just so they can find the droid they are looking for and take the new 787-9 Dreamliner. Source: ANA

More Star Wars news? Hell yeah. Joining the new Marvel Comics SW spin-offs will be Lando Calrissian in a five-part mini-series due July of this year. The story will focus on how he became such a baller in the first place. If it’s anywhere as good as Darth Vader, then we’ll be in for a treat. Source: StarWars.com

Whether or not the upcoming Suicide Squad movie is going to be good, we cannot say. A Snapchat video of Jared Leto revealing his Joker face surfaced, and I’m getting a bit apprehensive. He’s more punk rocker than mass murderer. I’ll reserve judgment until I see him act. Source: EW

Wikileaks has published all the hacked documents from the whole Sony affair “in the interest of transparency.” Eye roll. If you still care about it, it’s out there. The whole debacle didn’t do much other than get a bunch of people in trouble, but if you find something interesting, let us know. Source: WikiLeaks

If you have been stubborn enough to hold onto your old Rock Band and Guitar Hero crap, boy do I have a treat for you! The upcoming sequels to the famed games from our glory days will be compatible with the original gear. It’s gonna take something pretty special to make these games appealing again. Source: Business Insider

Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Hateful Eight finally has a bit of news to keep the hungry fans at bay. A leaked teaser trailer offered little more than photos of the landscape and a description of each of the Eight. The movie is gonna be bananas, but it won’t come out until late 2015, so no sense in spoiling the fun just yet. Source: The Film Stage

 

 

 

 

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Sherif Elkhatib

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