Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 23rd, 2015

Oh holy hell, in super amazing news it was confirmed today that the Russo Brothers will indeed be directing Avengers Infinity Wars 1 &2. I couldn’t be more excited about this. If you don’t know them, you should because they are the geniuses that brought us Captain America: The Winter Soldier which is arguably the best Marvel movie ever. They will also be directing Captain America: Civil War which gives me butterflies in my tummy just to talk about. Nerds, this is a big win for us. Source: Badass Digest

It looks like Marvel will be doing a Man in the High Castle thing with a new Secret Wars Realm series called Hail Hydra. In the series, penned by Rick Remender, Hydra will be the standard of US Patriotism and all the known heroes and villains will have been raised on its doctrines. This will certainly make for an interesting read and it’s a neat perspective. Source: ComicBook.com

It was announced that Joe Kelly’s freaking awesome graphic novel I Kill Giants will be made into a movie. Oscar winner Anders Walter will direct, and Chris Columbus will produce. I Kill Giants is a celebrated graphic novel and if you haven’t read it I recommend picking it up. This will almost undoubtedly be an amazing movie. Source: ComicBook.com

Wednesday night, there will be an epic battle of The Arrow vs. The Atom. Two men enter, one Felicity swoons. Source: ComicBook.com

So Mallrats 2 will be a thing as we all found out last week, and today Kevin Smith announced that Shannen Doherty will be back as Rene. I guess there’s still at least one person out there still willing to work with her. For now at least.

Many of you probably saw on Facebook that some awesome mom created Arrow themed birthday invitations for her daughter’s Arrow themed birthday party. Of course Stephen Amell got wind of it. Because he is the freaking coolest guy ever, he recorded a special message for the little girl to be played at her party. How freaking sweet is that? Seriously, how can you not love this guy? Source: ComicBook.com

J-Law, or Jennifer Lawrence as I like to call her, has announced that X-Men: Apocalypse will be her last film in the series. She’s got bigger and better things to move on to I guess, or whatever. I’m not sure how this series is supposed to keep going after the third installment anyway, so there is a chance she’s jumping ship at the right time before Brett Ratner tries to get his mitts on it again. Source: MTV

Hey, speaking of Brett Ratner (said no one ever) he’s announced that he would like to remake Enter the Dragon. Good for you Ratner, just go ahead and try to ruin another thing people love. Lucky for us I don’t think anyone listens to him anymore. Source: Ain’t It Cool News

“Screw you literature!” says Game of Thrones executive producer David Benioff, confirming that the TV show will eventually spoil the ending of the books for readers. Benioff said that the books and the show are headed in the same direction and even though some things will be different a spoiled ending is kind of inevitable. Hopefully book fans won’t be too mad.

For those of you anxiously awaiting the release of Batman: Arkham Knight I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is, the release date has been pushed back. The good news is it’s only been pushed from June 2, 2015 to June 23, 2015. The even better news is to make up for it Rocksteady has released 7 minutes of gameplay footage to blow your mind and make you drool. Source: Batman News

Holy crap it seems my wildest dreams may actually come true and The X-Files might actually be returning to TV. With Gillian Anderson and David FREAKING Duchovny. Right now Fox Studios is looking at a short order, which means two seasons with no more than ten episodes. If it works for their schedules, both Anderson and Duchovny have shown strong interest in coming back to the show. Seriously, this is like the biggest thing ever for me. I named my first born child Fox. For a reason. Source: The Wrap

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 20th, 2015

God of War III is being remastered and released on PS4. Say goodbye to your boyfriends, ladies. Source: IGN

Snoop Dogg and Menace II Society director Allen Hughes will be making an HBO show about LA in the 80’s and the effect Reaganomics had on different communities. Color me intrigued. Source: Rolling Stone

You can now bring ScarJo home! Ok, just Black Widow. And not really her.. but the Hot Toys figure of her. In my defense, it looks so much like Scarlett Johansson, it’s a little creepy. But really, really cool. Source: Hot Toys

Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead‘s Beth) will play The Bug-Eyed Bandit in The Flash. I am just glad she is getting roles. It’s just too bad it will likely only be one episode. Source: ComicBook.com

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 19th, 2015

Morena Baccarin has confirmed she will be playing “Vanessa” in the Deadpool movie. Vanessa Carlysle is also known as Copycat, a shape-shifting mutant with blue skin and white hair. We can’t wait to see what Baccarin will look like with that costume job. Source: ComingSoon.net

Captain America: Civil War will begin filming April 1st. Source: Collider

Everyone’s favorite Hollywood crush Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in the film reboot of Fraggle Rock. Adding that to my list of things to see right now. Source: Variety

There are new images for Game of Thrones season 5. Can it be April 12th already?? Source: IndieWire

It’s not really nerd news per se, but it is worth noting that Mr. T will be hosting a home improvement show on the DIY Network called I Pity The Tool. Why didn’t I think of this title and premise first?! Source: THR

The Attack on Titan live action trailer is here. It’s in Japanese, but it’s here.

Chrononauts, which only came out yesterday in comic book form has been picked up by Universal for a movie. Can Mark Millar and I trade places for a day? Please? Source: Variety

Good news! Preacher (Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of the 90’s comic) officially has an Arseface in Ian Colletti (from the TV Series Rake). Source: Deadline

There is going to be a 300 style Romeo and Juliet movie. Is this really necessary? I think not, but whatever. Source: THR

Predator will be a playable character in the Mortal Kombat X DLC. Source: IGN

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 18th, 2015

Ruth Negga, who plays the Raina in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has been cast as Tulip in the Seth Rogan TV adaptation of Preacher. Tulip is Jesse Cutter’s (the Preacher’s) love interest. I’m getting more and more excited for the show. Source: Deadline

There were already a dozen reasons to hate this Last Days/Battleworld crap that Marvel is pulling in May, but now, here is a list of the 33 titles that will be dying with the 616, among them some of our favorites (Amazing Spider-Man, Captain MarvelDeadpool, Guardians of the GalaxyRocket RaccoonSuperior Iron Man and Uncanny X-Men) Source: Comicbook.com

Finally, somebody we actually want throwing their hat into the super-hero role game has spoken. Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper) said off-handedly that he would like to play The Riddler. He says that he would “be dope” as Edward Nigma. We really like Gotham‘s Cory Michael Smith, but we like Parsons more. Source: MTV UK

In other casting news, TJ Miller’s part in the upcoming Deadpool film has been announced as Weasel, Wade Wilson’s bitch boy best friend, informant, and arms dealer.

Good news! Japan is still weirder than us! Now you get your chick sexing on thanks to this amazing new Burger King burger-scented perfume. There’s a good chance that this is a hoax, with April 1’s National Whopper Day coinciding with April Fool’s Day, but the fact that it’s believable should be all the shame they need. Source: Kotaku

The Walking Dead‘s executive producer isn’t just using Kickstarter to fund a new documentary about Willa Mankiller, the first woman to be elected President of the Cherokee Nation; she is also using the star-power of her TWD cast to field goodies from the show and cast. Support a documentary that needs to be made, and get cool stuff for doing it. Source: Kickstarter

X-Box One is winning at one thing. Microsoft has launched an online cloud service that allows users to upload music to OneDrive, and then stream on their gaming console – a revolutionary idea that should have been enrolled 5 years ago, but still leaps and bounds above what Playstation is offering. Source: OneDrive

Star Wars fans and gamers alike can both appreciate the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim (April 16-19), where Star Wars: Battlefront will be announced for the masses. If EA can manage to get out of their own way, this game will be one of the best Star Wars games to date. Source: EA

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 17th, 2015

What a better way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day than with some Boondock Saints-related news. Looks like the two bad brothers are getting a very adorable make-over with their own Pop! Funko Vinyls. Source: Entertainment Earth

Once again, Science-fiction technology has bred scientific technology. In the realm of 3D printing, a Terminator 2 style pool of resin is used to raise a product from the ground up. Slightly less effective than a T-1000, but much less terrifying. Source: Non-sciency Washington Post article and Sciency mumbo jumbo from Science magazine

There’s been a lot of underlining issues coming to light with the cancellation of a Batgirl #41 variant from Rafael Albuquerque, which pays homage to The Killing Joke. Amazingly-done cover, but Albuquerque was a great guy and understood the controversy, requesting that DC not publish the issue. Source: Newsarama

Dominic Purcell, who plays Heatwave in the CW Arrowverse (as wel as John Doe in Prison Break and The First in Blade: Trinity), will be joining Caity Lotz (Canary), Brandon Routh (ATOM), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold) and others in the upcoming spin-off spin-off. Source: Deadline

There really isn’t anything that can whet my appetite for more Game of Thrones, but this short story about the Doom, narrated by our very own Viserys Targaryen (Danaerys’ late brother), will suffice. Source: Making G.o.T.

Because the industry dummies couldn’t give a f*** less about Hip-Hop, they released Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, a week early. Could you imagine this situation happening to a Katy Perry or a Mumford and Sons? I can’t… Anyway, Kendrick’s camp decided to just release the album. Source: Billboard

If Luke Skywalker himself can’t convince you to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with his Jedi mind tricks, then I suppose nobody can.

James Bond sure can keep a secret; I guess he is a master of espionage. Some teaser posters for Spectre can be found around the web… and they give absolutely nothing away. Source: 007.com

Greedo from Star Wars has been given the highest honor. He has been forever immortalized as a species of catfish. There’s your restitution. Sorry Han killed you. Source: CNN

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar. 13th, 2015

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver both have their own individual character posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron. I honestly don’t recognize either actor, but the posters look awesome! Source: Yahoo!

Con-Man, the crowdfunded TV series by Alan Tudyk already has a trailer! You can check it out at the link (yeah, it’s actually worth watching). Source: Vimeo

Martin Scorsese will direct Jamie Foxx in the Mike Tyson biopic. Let’s hope this song makes an appearance in the film. Source: Uproxx

Jared Leto’s Joker will be based off The Dark Knight Returns version. Interasante. Source: Instagram

The Reverse Flash has his own poster promoting The Flash now. Hmmm…I don’t know about that belt. Source: Twitter

Star Wars will have a comic book that will start right after Return of the Jedi. Source: IGN

Batman is about to get a new outfit.And it’s a little weird. Source: CBR