Mark Hamill will Reportedly Voice The Joker in ‘The Killing Joke’

Image of The Joker from The Killing Joke, image courtesy and property of DC Comics.
Image of The Joker from The Killing Joke, image courtesy and property of DC Comics.

Everything you’ve ever dreamed of is now a reality: Mark Hamill will play The Joker in the upcoming animated movie, The Killing Joke. Reportedly.

I must try not to get too carried away with this story since the confirmation available is a little sketchy. After the story broke last week that Mark Hamill would love to come out of Joker retirement to voice the villain in The Killing Joke, apparently “sources reached out” to confirm that Hamill already recorded his voice work for the film. Hamill hasn’t publicly confirmed his role, and neither has Warner Bros.

The Killing Joke is the quintessential tale of The Joker for many Batman fans, and the same goes for how many people feel about Hamill’s voicing of the character. The two things coming together would likely be one of the best animated features of the year and within the Batman Universe.

Source:  Collider

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse – July 25th-26th, 2015

First thing’s first, it was a quiet and, in some cases, sad weekend at the box office. Nothing too fantastic happened, and none of the new releases managed to grab the number one spot.

  1. Ant-Man                 $24.7 Million
  2. Pixels                     $24 Million
  3. Minions                  $22.1 Million
  4. Trainwreck             $17.3 Million
  5. Southpaw               $16.5 Million

 

Tyrese Gibson revealed that he has indeed met with Warner Bros to discuss the possibility of playing Jhon Stewart/Green Lantern in the newly announced Green Lantern Corps movie. And Gibson thinks he’s the best guy for the job. Source: Collider

The writer’s room for Arrested Development season 5 has been established. No word on how many episodes there will be though. I know it’s one of the best TV shows ever, but are people still holding out for more Arrested Development? Source: CNN

The Deadpool trailer is officially classified, meaning we are one step closer to being able to see it in non Comic Con leaked footage format. However, as the trailer is classified and will likely be attached to Fantastic Four to continue building hype around Marvel’s other Cinematic Universe this means that the soon to be released version will be PG. No word on if the complete red band version from SDCC will ever hit the interwebs. Source: Alberta Film Ratings 

Rachel McAdams confirmed that she has been in talks to play opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange, but that it is still too early to say that anything will or won’t happen with that. Source: LA Times
On the subject of Doctor Strange, it came out that Tilda Swinton’s The Ancient One could be male or female. Source: The Guardian 

Backstreet Boys and N’SYNC to Team Up for Zombie Western!

Oh how the mighty have fallen, and then hit rock bottom. Back in the late 90’s, when boy bands ruled the Earth, I don’t think any of us could have predicted that the Backstreet Boys and N’SYNC would ever team up. They were arch enemies! But time makes fools of us all, and members of the two bands will be teaming up for a new Asylum movie calledDead 7, written by none other than Nick Carter (he was the youngest in BSB, and “the cute one”).

The producer of Sharknado is the person we can all blame/thank for the upcoming Dead 7. The movie will be a futuristic western, with zombies! It will star Carter as the hero of the day, as well as his fellow Backstreet Boys A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough and N’SYNC-er Joey Fatone. Because what won’t Joey Fatone do, amiright?

Carter is intending to reach out to The New Kids on the Block in hopes of getting Jordan Knight to sign on and there is no word on whether or not any other members of N’SYNC will accept his invitation.

So…that’s a thing we can look forward to.

Source: Rolling Stone

 

‘Star Wars’ Saga to get Little Golden Book Series

As a parent, I am often caught asking myself how to introduce my children to my favorite fandoms. Many of the things I like can seem dark and scary to young eyes, and while I was exposed to all things terrifying at a very young age and turned out fine (sure I did), I find myself afraid of warping my kids.

The Little Golden Books series has now come up with the best thing I’ve ever heard of as a mom and a Star Warsfan. The entire Star Wars saga has been transformed into Little Golden Books and is already available for pre-sale.

The series will have one book for each movie and is available as a box set. The artwork is bright and retro to play a proper homage to the original films. All of the material will be addressed, but in a way that will work best for children. Translation – no nightmares about the Rancor, which I totally had as a kid.

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Source and Photos: Geek Tyrant

This Weekend in the Nerdverse – Ultimate Catch Up Edition

Ever since San Diego Comic Con the Nerdverse has been turned upside down with a near constant overflow of breaking news. If you’ve been having trouble keeping up or if you missed anything our Ultimate News Catch Up Edition is just the thing for you!

The weekend box office numbers offered few surprises. Ant-Man came in at #1 with 58 million, which is none too shabby but certainly didn’t break any records. Minions (those god damn stupid bananas) fell to #2 with 50.2 million, while Trainwreck came in 3rd with 30 million. In 4th place was Inside Out with 11.6 million, and finally Jurassic World came in 5th with 11.4 million.

In what may be my favorite news story ever, Mark Hamill said that he would love to come back and voice the Joker in the newly announced The Killing Joke animated film. Wouldn’t that be the most amazing thing ever, if he and Kevin Conroy both came back to reprise their roles? I would demand a Best Picture Oscar. Twitter

Martin Freeman, that charming bastard, seemed to destroy the rumors that he would be playing Edward Chase in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. He said he plays a man who works for the American government (i.e. NOT the British Prime Minister) who plays both sides of the line, good and bad, and helps to “tame” superheroes powers. Freeman eluded more to his character actually being Everett Ross, which is who he was rumored to play in the first place. BadTaste.It

The last week we have been privy to more info on Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot than ever before. We’ve seen the uniforms and the Ecto-1, and now we know the characters names. Twitter

Hey, remember the 80’s? And your childhood? Well Hollywood doesn’t give a shit so in a recent interview writer/director Chris Colombus said the Goonies sequel (boo) and the Gremlins remake (BOO) are in heavy development. If it helps he said he’s staying as involved with the projects as he can so the properties don’t get destroyed. Yay? ScreenCrush

Disney is developing yet another live action version of a classic animated movie, only this time it’s The Sword and the Stone. One by one all of their properties are being brought to life in live action on the big screen because they want all of our money. I urge you friends, do not give it to them. Also, with the way things are going when are we going to get a live action Bambi? THR

Hey, remember the 90’s? And your childhood? Well it looks like Xena: Warrior Princess will be leaving your memories and crash landing back on your TV because NBC is rebooting the series. And Lucy Lawless may co-star in it. THR

Sigourney Weaver was apparently pretty depressed about the Alien vs. Predator movies because she was proud of the Alien movies and the former kind of ruined their good reputation. She also thought 2012’s Prometheus caused more problems than it was worth. On a positive note she is really excited about Alien 5, and it being helmed by Neill Blomkamp. RadioTimes

Barry Allen got a new suit for The Flash season 2. It looks exactly like his suit from season 1. Geek Tyrant

Hasbro may decide to reinvigorate M.A.S.K. for a whole new class of youngsters for it’s 30th anniversary. If you don’t know, M.A.S.K., or Mobile Armored Strike Kommand came out in 1985 and was kind of the poor mans G.I. Joe. The best thing M.A.S.K. has ever done is this clip from Robot ChickenYouTube M.A.S.K.! Do they know command isn’t spelled with a K? Hisstank

John Boyega, or Finn from Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens released a freaking awesome photo of Finn and Chewbacca on his Instagram. The team up isn’t surprising, but it’s still damn cool. Instagram

Hellboy III – the little picture that could. Or couldn’t. Guillermo del Toro said over the weekend that he expects the film to cost at least 120 million, so there are not a whole lot of studios trying to get their hands on it. However, Legendary Pictures reportedly told him that if Pacific Rim 2 is a big success they just might be willing to bankroll the final film in the Hellboy trilogy. I’m not sure I like those odds. I loved Pacific Rim, but apparently I was one of few. And even I don’t know why it’s getting a sequel. The Daily Beast

Michael Cera will be voicing Robin in the Lego Batman movie, due out February 10, 2017. Rumor has it he turned down some pretty high profile stuff to do that. THR

Disney is planning a live action Aladdin prequel called Genies because [see above]. Still holding out for live action BambiVariety

Some blurry as hell photos of Jon Bernthal as the Punisher surfaced on Twitter. If you haven’t seen them you haven’t missed anything, it’s literally a blurry photo of him standing there. Twitter

Tilda Swinton confirmed that she will indeed be playing The Ancient One in the upcoming MCU Doctor Strange movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and she’s pretty damn excited about it. ScreenCrush

Marvel announced a new Blade comic series and this one will star his daughter. It will be on shelves in October 2015 and is guaranteed to be badass.

Official/unofficial photos have surfaced of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage from the upcoming Netflix series, Jessica Jones. The photos are super high quality, which made everyone believe they were official releases but in fact they are paparazzi photos. CBR

Stephen Amell Reveals that Casey Jones Will Have a New Origin Story in ‘TMNT 2’

Stephen Amell as Casey-Jones
Stephen Amell as Casey-Jones
As if the Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies didn’t have enough fans angry at them, Stephen Amell announced in an interview that there will be another change to the series.

Casey Jones, fan favorite from the comics, cartoons, and late 80’s/early 90’s films will not have the same origin story he had in the comics. Amell attributes that to this movie introducing him at a different point in his life and development. He says Jones is a normal, law abiding man with a job, who loves hockey, and after being laughed off by law enforcement, he decides to take things into his own hands.

Hopefully the change won’t make audiences too angry, although it seems people are just looking for reasons to hate these movies. Michael Bay is the worst, but if you love TMNT it’s still best to give them a chance right?

Image via Screen Rant

 

 

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Gives Us an Earth Ending First Look

FOX Studios must have had a brilliant plan up there sleeves all along for marketing X-Men: Apocalypse. At San Diego Comic Con, they released the first red band trailer to extremely excited audiences and the whole thing really amped up the buzz around the film. Alas, FOX says that footage will remain for SDCC audiences only, so unless you saw the pirated footage that was leaked on the internet (which you shouldn’t have, because that’s stealing, but if you did OH MY GOD THAT WAS AWESOME RIGHT?! Not that I’ve seen it or anything…) you may be out of luck.

However, FOX teamed up with Entertainment Weekly to give non-SDCC attending audiences a glimpse of the film to hopefully get them just as pumped. The new issue of EW will hit news stands on July 24, 2015 and will feature a full-length introduction to the film and several characters and their costumes. Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Apocalypse himself (Oscar Isaac) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) grace the cover, and on the inside spread we get glimpses of Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Professor X (James McAvoy), Moira McTaggert (Rose Byrne), Beast (Nick Hoult) as well as first looks at new comer mutants Jubilee (Lana Condor), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), amd Jean Grey (Sophie Turner).

You can look at the first photos here, and be sure to pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly when it comes out next week.

Still of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Quicksilver (Evan Peters) in X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Quicksilver (Evan Peters) in X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Magneto (Michael Fassbender) in X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Magneto (Michael Fassbender) in X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) in X-Men Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) in X-Men Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Photo of director Bryan Singer, Oscar Issac, Michael Fassbender and Alexandra Shipp on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios.
Photo of director Bryan Singer, Oscar Issac, Michael Fassbender and Alexandra Shipp on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios.
Still of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) in X-Men" Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) in X-Men” Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Jubilee (Lana Condor) in X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Jubilee (Lana Condor) in X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Moira McTaggert (Rose Byrne), Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Beast (Nick Hoult) in X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Moira McTaggert (Rose Byrne), Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Beast (Nick Hoult) in X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) in X-Men Apocalypse. Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) in X-Men Apocalypse.
Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), and Psylocke (Olivia Munn)  Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Still of Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), and Psylocke (Olivia Munn)
Photo courtesy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Alexandra Shipp as Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse. Photo coutresy of EW and property of Fox Studios
Alexandra Shipp as Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Photo coutresy of EW and property of Fox Studios
All images belong to FOX Studios and Entertainment Weekly. They are credited to Alan Markfield.
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