This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… May 2nd-3rd, 2015

If you have been living under a rock, then I will fill you in on what happened this weekend: Avengers: Age of Ultron came out, and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. We have plenty of news about the Avengers for you, but we won’t take up any time about the fight than to show you this tweet by the Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) fan account. Source: Twitter

Despite the fight, the stupid ass Kentucky Derby, and a damn good NBA first round Game 7 face-off between the LA Clippers and San Antonio Spurs, Avengers: Age of Ultron netted around $187 million it’s opening weekend, still short of The Avengers‘ $207 million, it’s still good enough for second best domestic opening of all time. Source: Forbes

Comic book fans have every reason to skip Marvel’s cash-grab Guardians Team-Up series, but this week is a must-have! This week is going to be a showdown between the Pet Avengers (yes, Throg will be there) and the Pets of Evil Masters. Dumb? Sure, but sometimes you need this kind of dumb in your life. Source: Marvel

Loki was supposed to have a scene in Age of Ultron, but do to the enormity of the film, it had to be cut. Perhaps it will make the deleted scenes in the Blu-Ray version. It didn’t seem to be Joss’ call, either. Source: MTV

Adding to the never-ending list of “features that should’ve been” is that The Hulk was supposed to turn grey in Age of Ultron. Special effects guru Mike Seymour discusses the original plan to turn grey during the Hulkbuster fight scene. Source: Wired

Somewhere in the mix, Age of Ultron lost the classic Joss-ness that shines light on strong female characters, and Black Widow became a token, a prize to be won. It was a bit of a setback for Whedon fans. For those that enjoyed seeing her as the eye candy of the film, you’ll love the SNL skit with Scarlett Johansson that explored what it’d be like to see a Black Widow solo movie. SourceYouTube

Minor spoilers for the film, but if you saw it, then you were probably expecting a certain character to bite the dust the whole time. Turns out that feeling wasn’t coincidence (like anything Whedon does is on accident), and we’ve all been Joss’ed, resulting in the death of a character reaching for redemption. Sucks, huh? Source: Merlot Mommy


In non-Avenger news…

Locked and loaded, guys! Director David Ayer has released a group photo of the entire main cast in uniform. They all look pretty cool and edgy, but my favorite (aside from Margot Robbie’s Harley, duh) has to be El Diablo (far right), played by Jay Hernandez. Who is your favorite, and do you think they look like a solid team? Source: Twitter

If it’s any consolation (it’s not), JK Rowling began her day by apologizing for killing Fred in the Harry Potter books. Source: Twitter

On September 4th, Star Wars fans should get ready to lose some money. Disney has announced “Force Friday.” Starting midnight, stores will open their doors to begin selling merchandise of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If they announce anything spectacular and/or collectible, then if will be full-on Jingle All the Way status across the country, but with guys in Stormtrooper outfits. Source: Star Wars

Hold the phone! Cancel the appointment for the So Help Me God tattoo you were planning because Kanye West has changed the title of his upcoming album to… SWISH. Okay, that is all. Source: Twitter




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