This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… June 6th-7th, 2015

The Tony Awards happened. So there’s that.

There was a Gilmore Girls reunion and Jared Padalecki was there, so that’s a thing.

There is officially no getting around the cold, hard truth: Constantine is totally and completely undeniably canceled. And it will not be picked up by SyFy, Netflix, Hulu, or Yahoo! Screen. The writing was rough at times, and recasting Zed so early on was a strange choice, but I thought Matt Ryan was an excellent John Constantine. The show had a strong, but small fan base and while the Twitter trends were exciting and Stephen Amell and Mark Sheppard’s efforts to save the show gave fans hope for a future, Executive Producer Daniel Cerone confirmed over the weekend that audiences must bid Constantine a fond farewell forever. But don’t worry guys, Gotham is coming back for season two…/cringe. Source: Comic Book Movie

Joseph Gordon-Levitt opened up about Sandman over the weekend, acknowledging why pre-production is taking so long and his vision for the film. Levitt says it will be “a grand spectacular action film, but that relies on none of those old ordinary cliches.” As in no punching, no blowing shit up. When Sandman finally hits theaters it will hopefully be like no other comic book movie ever before, since it is such a beautiful and unique property. I suppose if anyone can do it, Joseph Gordon-Levitt can. Source: MTV

BART SIMPSON IS GOING TO DIE! There, now that I’ve sensationalized the story I can tell the truth. Al Jean revealed at ATX over the weekend that after 25 years of blood lust Sideshow Bob will finally kill Bart Simpson. However, it will happen in a segment in the Treehouse of Horror episode, meaning Bart Simpson is in fact not going to die and will be around for the rest of the series. The Treehouse of Horror episodes have always been my favorite so I’m pretty damn excited to see how Sideshow Bob finally gets the drop on Bart. Source: EW

Rumors about a reboot of The Stand have been circulating for a long while now. Josh Boone is attached to direct the property and is determined to make it a top priority, and now he seems to have found an all-new way to properly address the source material. He is in talks with Showtime to direct and eight episode miniseries that will lead straight into a big budget feature film release for the conclusion. Nothing is final yet, and this is a risky move, but if it works out it may be the best way to do justice to one of Stephen King’s greatest works ever. Source: The Wrap

Jason Statham is (or isn’t) in talks to play Bullseye in Daredevil season two. Either that or he was (or wasn’t) but if there ever were talks between him and Marvel they have allegedly fallen apart because of the leak that Statham was in talks to with Marvel. See? That made no sense. Rumors are a little nuts with this one right now. Statham may or may not be in talks with Marvel to play Bullseye, but those supposed talks may or may not have fallen apart because a leak hit the Internet that they were happening. Source: Screen Rant 

Apparently this was the weekend of the trailer/teaser/TV spot because we were privileged with releases from The Martian, Ant Man, Fantastic Four, and Jurassic World.

The Martian gave us our first glimpse of the film and Matt Damon introducing his team:

Ant-Man shed some light on to how this unlikely superhero will fit in with all the other big guys in the MCU:

Fantastic Four gave us the Human Torch all ablaze and stuff:

And Jurassic World gave us our final trailer before the film’s release on Friday, June 12. This one is darker and scarier, but I don’t think they can build anticipation any higher at this point: 

And finally, here is the weekend box office round up. It turns out that good comedy can be action, horror movies never come in first, and I guess the ride was over for bromantics:


  1. Spy                                      $30 million
  2. San Andreas                     $26.4 million
  3. Insidious: Chapter 3        $23 million
  4. Entourage                         $10.4 million
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road      $7.9 million



Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… April 13th, 2015

Bryan Singer officially announced on Instagram today that Olivia Munn will be joining the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse as Psylocke, aka Betsy Braddock. I file this one under “meh”. But Hush Comics owner Adrian is uber excited. Source: Instagram

A new trailer has been released for Marvel’s quest to turn every single character into a blockbuster movie, although I believe its proper title is Ant-Man. It looks okay, and I’m sure Paul Rudd will do the absolute best with what he was given, but this may be Marvel’s long anticipated first flop. The action vibe they give it in the trailer doesn’t quite fit, check it out here:

Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) are in talks to write the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. This is the embarrassingly long overdue first Marvel movie to be driven by a female character so it would be just wonderful if the movie was actually written by women for everyone. Source: THR

Due to creative differences Michelle McLaren (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones) dropped out of the Wonder Woman movie due out in 2017. There is no word on who Warner Bros. is looking on to direct the movie in her place. Source: THR

American Horror Story: Hotel will have another alumnus joining the bunch as Sarah Paulson confirmed today that she will be back. She has been a pivotal player in three of the four previous seasons but she may be taking on a smaller role since she is also playing Marcia Clarke in Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story based on the O.J. Simpson trial. Source: Vulture

A new trailer for Terminator: Genisys came out today and people are not pleased. Have you seen it yet? Because it has some pretty big spoilers in it, mostly that John Connor is a cyborg this time around. Wait, what?

If you’ve been holding your breath for another standalone Hulk movie, you may want to give up now. According to Mark Ruffalo, the new authority on the subject apparently, Universal still owns the rights to a singular film and distribution and Marvel would have a heck of a time getting ahold of them. Source:

Ladies and gents, Suicide Squad officially began filming.

AND rumor has it that there is still one more cast member/character addition that may join the rag tag bunch of villains. Nothing has been confirmed, but don’t be surprised if the Desmond Brothers (Blockbuster) show up in the movie.



Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Jan 07, 2015

Agent Carter premiered two nights ago, and boy was it good!  We now feel we should learn how to climb an electrical fence without being electrocuted and jump on top of a moving car without dying.  The numbers were decent, too.  Congrats on the 6 million viewers and the new heroine of TV, Marvel!  Source: TV by the Numbers

The Agent Carter episode also featured the full-length Ant-Man trailer.  Check it out below:

The Netflix release date for Daredevil will be April 10th, 2015.  It’s a Friday, so you should be able to binge watch and not have to call in sick to work before gossiping at the water cooler on Monday morning. Congratulations.  Source: Marvel

Dysentary is just a click away! The Internet Archive just released a ton of MS-DOS games for free. Including Oregon Trail.  Source: Internet Archives

The People’s Choice Awards happened.  Needless to say, the people got it wrong.  Source: People’s Choice

Everyone’s favorite scientist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, will be getting his own late night talk show, Star Talk, to air on the National Geographic Channel.  Set to air later this year, the series will be based off his current popular podcast of the same name.  Source: The Wrap

Did you know that Vince Gilligan, the brain behind Breaking Bad, and David Shore, the brain behind House, are creating a cop show for CBS called Battle Creek? Well now you do.  And here is the trailer:

Are you craving a little pizza and Turtle Power?  Well you are in luck, because Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season 3 continues this Sunday. Source: TV Guide

Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) has been cast in The Flash.  Surprise!  The Weather Wizard is coming… and it wasn’t the guy from the first episode.  Source: EW

Rocksteady games may have just ruined the Arkham Knight for gamers everywhere.  A picture surfaced of the limited edition statue, implying a major plot point of the game. We won’t spoil it here, but you can check it out at the link.  Source: IGN


Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Jan 06, 2015

New Comic Book Releases: G Willow Wilson takes over the all-female X-Men, Mortal Kombat X digital release, and some unique new books in: Ant Man, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and IXth Generation.

Check out our latest feature, Best of 2014, for our take on our favorite: comic books, movies, TV shows, collectibles, music and video games.

Hardy har har. Everybody got a great laugh out of the itty-bitty Ant-Man trailer; here’s the full-length teaser. It should erase any hard feelings you had about the upcoming movie. Source: YouTube.

IDW Comics is acquiring Top Shelf Comics (March). I don’t think this will make any severe changes at IDW, but it is nice to see “the little guys” stick together. Source: IDW.

The first episode of the mid-season for Gotham, “Rogues’ Gallery” is in the books and our review is up.

In a week, Marvel Comics previews Star Wars #1, and in preparation, have released a butt-ton of variant covers for it. Bleeding Cool has been nice enough to gather them all in one neat little post. Bleeding Cool.

An Eisner Award-winning writer is coming to Spawn, via Todd McFarlane. Source: Facebook.

In television, Empireblack-ish and American Horror Story all make their debut tomorrow.

Hector “Tio” Salamanca from Breaking Bad joins Constantine as Felix Faust.


Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Jan 03, 2015

Judd Apatow and The Simpsons?  Yup, it’s true.  January 11th, The Simpsons will air “Bart’s New Friend,” written by Apatow, now famous for writing most current mainstream comedic movies. The story of how this episode came about is fascinating; Apatow wrote the spec script back in 1990.  Some reworking and 25 years later, the episode has finally come to fruition, letting writers know that there is always the possibility for your work.  Source: TV Guide.

Did you know that while you are wasting your life away playing Far Cry 4 on your PS3, some dude is using the same console to create a supercomputer that can simulate the gravitational pull of a black hole?  That dude is Dr. Gaurav Khanna, and he has written some really complex coding.  After installing Linux on several different PS3s, he was able to connect them all and then study black holes. I’m sure there was some stuff in the middle there, too.  So next time you see “Mission Failed” splayed across your screen, just think about how Dr. Gaurav Khanna is doing just the opposite.  Source: IFL Science.

Have you been dying to see your favorite pop culture enemies be best friends?  Well, people, the wait is over.  McDonald’s. makers of infamous pink slime, has now brought you just about the cutest ad ever.  The video is titled “archenemies” and includes a slew of ’em, including: Pac-Man and the ghosts, Batman and Joker, Dorothy and The Wicked Witch of the West, Spongebob and Plankton, Jason and Freddy, Mario and Bowser, Road Runner and Wyle E. Coyote, King Kong and the plane, and Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.  Ultimately, love and McDonald’s are the keys to making these nemesis’ the best of friends.  Source: YouTube.

The ant-sized Ant-Man trailer is upon us! And it is literally ant-sized.  No, really — it’s too tiny to actually see what is happening.  Of course you can look up YouTube breakdowns of the smallest video ever, but that makes me think that those were created by ants, and since when did they get YouTube accounts? Anyway, you can catch the human-sized trailer on Tuesday during the Agent Carter premiere.  Way to suck you in, Marvel fans. Source: YouTube.

Galavant, ABC’s latest mini-series premieres tonight.  What is it, you ask?  It’s basically a medieval fantasy musical.  Like Game of Thrones and Oklahoma! Except not at all.  It should be silly and fun.  Check your local listings.  Source:

Senior VP of Production at Columbia Pictures, DeVon Franklin, released a tweet proving that director of Kick-Ass 2, Jeff Wadlow, has completed the script to the live-action He-Man: Masters of the Universe movie.  Some are speculating that this does not confirm a movie, but I’m going to guess it isn’t too far off if the VP just tweeted the cover of the script.  Now, who should play Skeletor?