This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… May 16th-17th, 2015

Move over, Stephen Amell. Grant Gustin is taking over Social Media with love. The Flash actor showed amazing humbleness by thanking every single person who works on The CW series with him. It’s hard not to respect a guy like that. Source: Facebook

DC Comics is making the smart business move and making this August “Bombshells” month. Along with the releases of Killer Frost and Cheetah bombshell statues, their will be a new comic series released called DC Comics Bombshells, following Batwoman, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman on the front lines in World War II. I am already adding this to my comics list. Source: DC Comics

Finally, Disney is considering starting a Star Wars Channel, a Marvel Channel, or both. That is a lot of banking on pop culture, right there. Source: Daily Finance

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 15th, 2015

Just weeks after losing R&B legend Ben E King, we’ve lost one of the greatest Blues phenomenons in history, BB King. Not only was he one of the best guitarists that ever lived, but he’s been the King since before the Grammy’s were even a thing, all the way up until his most recent 2009 Grammy Award. Respect.

Underworld 5 is happening, and Kate Beckinsale will be returning for the lead role. Also worth noting is that the film will be directed by Anna Foerster – making it the first time a female director directing a female lead in an action/horror movie franchise. Source: THR

Here’s another sequel nobody really wants – Shanghai Dawn, the follow-up to the 2000 fun time Shanghai Noon (and 2003’s Shanghai Knights if you insist on talking about it) starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. I’m starting to wonder at this point, if China isn’t milking Jackie Chan for whatever is left in the tank. This movie will be awful. Source: Tracking Board

A full-body shot of Suicide Squad‘s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (HBO’s Oz) surfaced on Twitter. He looks like a blend of the Arkham and BTAS Croc, so I’m a big fan. Somehow, the 6’2″ Adewale looks short here, but I’m sure he will look bigger in the theatrical version. Source: Twitter

Stoked to see the full costume of #KillerCroc.You won't be ready for this.Can't wait for you all to see #SuicideSquad
Stoked to see the full costume of #KillerCroc.You won’t be ready for this.Can’t wait for you all to see #SuicideSquad

This isn’t exactly news-breaking, but Matthew McConaughey has come out and said that has read for a few DC/Marvel movie characters. His view on finding the right character is a commendable one, but at this point, who hasn’t read for a superhero part? Source: Variety

The Kickstarter campaign that launched to fund three spin-off Archie books has been canceled. The crusade to beef up the July reboot of series (which will be written by Mark Waid and drawn by Fiona Staples) fell short when many outraged fans lashed out at the publisher and “the conversation no longer became about the books themselves.” I’m personally excited about the relaunch, and hope that my $3-5 sticker price will suffice it for funding. Source: CBR

I was surprised that the critically-acclaimed TV series The Mindy Project was canceled, but I was even more surprised to hear that Hulu has picked it up for a 26-episode long fourth season. Can you imagine if these services were around in 2003 were Firefly got cut? Source: Hulu

Whether or not you think Age of Ultron was better than the original Avengers (we don’t), you have to respect the fact that they made $1 billion in box office sales internationally. Good luck following that one up, Russo brothers. Source: EW

Stephen Amell spills his guts about Season 4 of Arrow as far as what to expect… which is actually nothing. With Roy Harper outing himself as the Arrow, Oliver can no longer dawn the “Arrow” costume. But what about the GREEN Arrow? Nobody will see that coming! Source: TV Line

For a second, let’s pretend that you care about Rock Band 4. Okay, now, do you want to know the first 6 songs confirmed for the game? Cool, because we know don’t know any of them, but you might! Source: IGN

All that drama for NOTHIN… David Lynch will be returning to direct Twin Peaks on SHOWTIME after all. Source: Twitter

Playstation gamers! Rush to your online store right now for a ginormous Flash Sale. Some of the biggest finds are: The Walking Dead game, Fables: The Wolf Among Us, The Mass Effect TrilogyBorderlands 2, Injustice: Gods Among UsOkami HD, and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale – all for under $5 each). Source: Playstation

Shut Up and Take My Money! Samsung is releasing a special edition Iron Man version of the Galaxy S6, and it looks damn sexy. Throw in a Jarvis navigation system, and I will stab somebody over this. They’ve been discussing this for a few months, with one rendering for each Avenger, but this is the first official look at a real product. UPDATE: The Samsung Electronics Twitter account that first broke the news has been deleted, so who knows what will actually happen. Source: CNet

Got an extra $500 to burn? You may want to pick up the newly-announced Superman Red Son statue. This thing is over two-feet tall and just screams “excessive spending.” If you don’t have alabaster stairways and a pet cheetah, don’t bother. But it sure is nice to look at. Source: Sideshow

If you’re gonna make a movie about making horrible rap songs, then you better damn well get Judd Appatow to direct it. Universal is making a Lonely Island musical. It’ll be a mockumentary kinda satire that will make fun of movies like: Michael Jackson’s This is It, Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me. Those who can’t wait for another Appatow production have Trainwreck to look forward to. Source: THR

Don’t freak out.. Okay, freak out! Word on the street is that Disney is planning to launch TV channels that are basically exclusive Marvel and Star Wars channels. The comment, made from Disney CEO Bob Iger, was very off-hand, so I’m not sure how serious they are about it, but this would be HUGE for the fans. Can you imagine an all-Simpsons channel where you didn’t have to sit through FOX News all day? It could legitimately compete with streaming companies that have left cable TV battered. Source: Daily Finance

Speaking of streaming services, the CW is hoping they can use the exposure of services like Netflix to help promote new shows like The 100 the same way it did Vampire Diaries and Breaking Bad. I can’t agree more with that sentiment; Whedon-verse alumna Dichen Lachman (Sierra from Dollhouse) has single-handedly piqued my interest to watch the show, so hopefully the delay between seasons will give me the time to binge it on Netflix. Source: Zap2it

The next Planet of the Apes movie will reportedly be called War of the Planet of the Apes. Sadly, it will not be titled Sequel of the Movie that comes after the Film that Reboots the Planet of the Apes. Koba is the reason apes can’t have nice things, and the war just got a whole lot bigger than the scope of the Dawn movie. One thing we don’t know is just how big the poor conditions of the last movie have extended. One thing is certain, the humans will regret going all in with the Apes. Source: Collider

The cuddliest face in Hollywood is now yours to print! In a promotion of the upcoming Spy movie, you can download a file of Jason Statham’s face for 3D printing. I’m secretly hoping for a heist with a dozen Jason Stathams. Source: Face/Off Machine

The Fifth Beatle, a graphic novel about Brian Epstein, the manager of the Beatles, is getting picked up for a feature film adaptation by IM Global (DreddInsidiousEverything Must Go) and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment (The X FactorGot Talent series). The graphic novel has gotten amazing reviews, so hopefully the film will be, too. Source: Variety

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 14th, 2015

The new trailer for True Detective season 2 looks gritty as f*ck.

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Ever felt like eating with Indiana Jones? Now you can eat in an Indiana Jones themed restaurant thanks to Disney. Source: Disney Parks

The first looks for Legends of Tomorrow is here! SO MUCH DC IN THREE MINUTES! I could yak about this, but I’ll just say: Yay! Caity Lotz is back as White Canary, and she looks awesome!

Mark your calendars for June 12th because that is when the LEGO Jurassic World game releases! Source: IGN

SDCC always has cool exclusives. This year Mezco is releasing a 12 inch Heisenberg figure and a 6 inch Saul Goodman figure. You can also pre-order them online. Source: Nerdist

Emma Roberts perfects bitch-face in the newest Scream Queens trailer.

Asa Butterfield, the kid from Ender’s Game, is probably going to be Spider-Man. God damn it. Source: Deadline

OMG! The first remake that I am SUPER excited about is happening. The Craft you guys. The Craft. I cannot wait to hear casting for this. Source: THR

Gary Anthony Williams (The Boondocks) is you Bepop, ladies and gents. Source: Deadline

And if you need a complete guide to this fall’s TV schedule, EW released a great one. Source: EW

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 13th, 2015

The Supergirl trailer is here. It is six minutes long… just to warn you. The internet is torn on this preview, and the fact that it was six minutes long tells me that they are really trying to sell this show hard, especially since it will be up against Gotham. Honestly, this does look better than Gotham (because I think pretty much anything else is), but it doesn’t look like it will live up to the hype or to it’s cousin shows Arrow and The Flash. The new series looks like a combination of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Ugly Betty. Let me know in the comments what you think!

Along with the trailer are new pictures, a banner, and a series description. Source: Kryptonsite

Josh Boone, the director of The Fault in Our Stars, will co-write and direct the latest X-Men movie spinoff, The New MutantsSource: Deadline

Funko is releasing a set of Ant-Man vinyl figures, and I need the Yellow Jacket one right now. Source: Funko

Harry Shearer, voice of Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns (and many others) on The Simpsons, has left the show. The series is currently recasting his role. Source: HitFix

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 11th, 2015

FOX has released a cadre of trailers for its upcoming shows. The Frankenstein Code is all about second chances at a better life. Minority Report know swhat you’re going to be watching. And Lucifer is alive and well in Los Angeles. The trailers don’t make these look very fantastic but Minority Report might be good. The series follows the adult life of one of the precogs who is trying to use his ability to stop crimes before they happen. This looks a lot like the Dead Zone that was on USA almost a decade ago.

Fox’s Gotham has announced two new additions to the line-up of villains. This Fall we will be seeing the Joker, no telling if Gabriel Rush will be the proper role or not, and Victor Freeze will be making his first appearance. Hopefully Gotham won’t cool off. Sorry I had to do it. Source: ComicBook.com

Ryan Reynolds has released a photo of the Merc with the Mouth leaping over a car whilst shooting pistols. It’s pretty sweet. Source: Instagram

So it’s a little ways off but Fox has announced the proper release date for the return of the X-Files. Set your DVR’s to January 24th, 2016. Naturally to try and snare ratings Fox is airing the debut episode right after the NFC Championship Game. Now you have a reason to maybe watch the game! Source: Vulture

So it looks like Marvel (read Disney) cut Black Widow out of her own scene when it comes to some toys. So if you’ve seen an Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, which I’m sure you have, you may remember a scene where Black Widow drops out of the Quinjet to grab Captain America’s shield and toss it to him while he fights Ultron on top of a truck. It was a good scene. Well it appears that Hasbro (read Disney) decided to fundamentally change what happens. Now instead of getting a toy where Black Widow drops out of the Quinjet on a motorcycle she has been replaced by non-other than Captain America himself. And that just doesn’t make any sense. Source: Twitter

Fantastic director Brad Bird made the announcement that he will be making the “long awaited?” sequel to The Incredibles. I liked The Incredibles I’m happy it’s getting a sequel. Source: Collider

 

 

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 12th, 2015

When you were a kid, you loved Archie Comics. It’s pretty safe to say this is fact. Well now Archie needs YOU! There is a new KickStarter campaign for bringing back Riverdale High School, complete with Chip Zdardsky. Source: Kickstarter

Marvel is considering Ava DuVernay (Selma) to direct either Black Panther or Captain Marvel. The studio is apparently set on hiring a woman to direct Captain Marvel and an African-American to direct Black Panther. I absolutely loved Selma and would be excited to see DuVernay attached to either film. Source: The Wrap

Morena Baccarin will officially be a series regular in season 2 of Gotham. And that’s about the only thing the show has going for it. Source: TV Line

Peggy is on the move! Season 2 of Agent Carter will place Peggy in Los Angeles, and fighting threats post WWII. Source: EW

Five new character posters for Terminator: Genisys have been released. They look like most other character posters. Source: GeekTyrant

The female Thor finally has an identity. Two months later. If you don’t want to know before you read the comic, don’t click the link. Otherwise, go for it. I dare you. Source: E! Online

The first poster released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is absolutely haunting and beautiful. Source: Vanity Fair

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… May 9th-10th, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

Not much happened in the nerdverse, but Ryan Reynolds wants to remind you he is Deadpool and that it is Mother’s Day with this. Source: Twitter

Avengers: Age of Ultron continued to rule the Box Office, but isn’t breaking any records yet. Source: Box Office Mojo

And in case you need to catch up on what TV Shows were canceled, renewed, or picked up, you can check out IGN’s article at the link. Source: IGN

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 8th, 2015

Hip, hip, hooray! Rosario Dawson will be coming back to Daredevil AND she could be in more Marvel shows. Source: Deadline

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in Dreamworks new sci-fi/action/comedy/cowboy/thriller Alpha Squad Seven. The concept is new, although the themes aren’t. Aw, what the hell, I’m sure we will LOVE this movie. Source: THR

Aaron Paul will star in the indie The Parts You Lose, which will reunite him with Breaking Bad producer Mark Johnson. Paul will play a fugitive who forms a friendship with a little boy who is deaf. Source: The Wrap

Here is James McAvoy’s big bald head. Source: Instagram

Tom Hardy is developing a super-secret DC movie. Proving he really isn’t mad about Suicide SquadSource: Screen Crush

Hateful Eight character portraits are here, and they are making me very excited for the next Tarantino masterpiece. Source: EW

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In TV Show renewal/cancelation/pick-up news:

Constantine is done, but we pretty much new that already. Source: Deadline

FOX cancelled The FollowingSource: TV Line 

But FOX did pick up Lucifer and Minority ReportSource: EW

And ABC picked up a remake to John Candy’s Uncle Buck, starring Mike Epps, Nia Long, and James Lesure. Source: EW

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 7th, 2015

Hugh Jackman confirmed that Wolverine 3 will mark his last appearance on screen as Wolverine. What will he do with all his muscles now? Source: ComicBook.com

Mercedes Mason of 666 Park Avenue has joined the cast of Fear the Walking Dead, AMC’s answer to failing numbers. Source: Deadline

Machinima will be developing a YouTube RoboCop series and a reality show about DC Comics’ Starman. Weird. Source: Geek.com

In TV Show renewal/cancelation/pick-up news:

Agent Carter has been renewed for a second season, which is a little shocking since no one thought that would happen. Source: EW

And apparently all the hooplah about the new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off was just to get the hopes and dreams of nerds up just to crush them. The spin-off has officially been put on hold. Source: Deadline

The hooplah for the Arrow/ The Flash spin-off is worth the hype, however. The series, now with the title Legends of Tomorrow will air this fall on The CW. Source: TV Line

Additionally, ABC picked up a season of The MuppetsSource: THR

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 6th, 2015

Joss Whedon did not quit Twitter because of militant feminists, but because he needs to concentrate. Source: BuzzFeed

Mark Ruffalo had a few things to say to those militant feminists in his Reddit AMA yesterday. While I am a self-proclaimed feminist, I understand both sides of the argument. Source: Vulture

Supergirl is the first news CBS show for 2015-2016 to get a full series order. Source: Variety

As for Powers, the series on PSN has been renewed for a second season. Source: THR

Also, iZombie has been renewed for a second season. Hurrah to all the nerd shows taking over the small screen! Source: EW

The new Ant-Man poster is here, and we finally get a look at the full cast. Yippee! Source: Marvel

Emily Van Camp’s Agent 13 will be returning in Captain America: Civil War. Source: Deadline

Set photos from Suicide Squad reveal a setting of Midway City, Michigan. The fictional city is home to Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and the Doom Patrol. Source: IGN