SDCC 2015 – First Official Trailer for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Released

Fear the Walking Dead

Fear the Walking Dead may have the WORST title of any TV show ever, but after the release of the full trailer at San Diego Comic Con, it has a lot of momentum behind it.

Fear the Walking Dead comes from the brain of zombie genius Robert Kirkman, and it is a prequel that will eventually catch up to the current time line of The Walking Dead. The series takes place at the very beginning of the zombie apocalypse and walks us through exactly how everything fell apart.

The new trailer makes the series look suspenseful (see trailer at 1:40) and terrifying. You can watch the new trailer to make a judgment for yourself, but I should tell you now it is an excellent sell on a TV show I was on the fence about to begin with.

If you had any questions about what happened before Rick woke up from his coma, this is the show for you. It looks suspenseful, dark, and like at times the gore may be hard to handle. In fact, it actually looks like what the World War Z movie should have been, instead of whatever the hell it was.

Fear the Walking Dead premieres on August 23, 2015 on AMC.

First Promo for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Features a Runner but No Walkers

The first promo from Fear the Walking Dead aired yesterday, and it is scary even without any Walkers.

Which leads me to wonder if they will even be called Walkers in the L.A. version of the show.

Nick, a survivor, runs for his life through an alley in the big city, all while trying to keep his pants on. The scene is shot well, using slo-mo and up-shots to intensify the terror. I guess we will see this August how well it holds up to the original.

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… June 13th-14th, 2015

The Game of Thrones season 5 finale aired on Sunday night and left audiences speechless. I won’t reveal anything here, but if you haven’t seen it yet, I will at least say that this episode is a game changer. Now go watch it.

Jurassic World opened over the weekend and was the best movie ever. Don’t believe me? It set the record for the highest global opening ever – the history of movies, making $524.1 million. The previous champion was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with $483.2 million. Source: CNN

It also broke the US box office record for highest grossing opening weekend of all time.  Jurassic World made $208.8 million domestically, beating out the previous record holder, The Avengers, which opened at $207.4 million. Source: Deadline

In other Jurassic World news, we should expect to see some sequels because Chris Pratt has already signed on to do them. Source: EW

Sony Pictures is releasing a third The Smurfs movie, and this one will be all animation and no live-action (sorry NPH) and is called Get Smurphy. Over the weekend the film title and three new cast members were announced, Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf. I can’t wait to not see this movie. Source: ScreenRant

Brad Pitt may have changed the game for modern movie studios when it was announced that he will star in a Netflix exclusive movie called War Machine. Source: Geek Tyrant

A new Doom trailer as well as game play footage premiered at E3 over the weekend. You can expect that game to hit shelves in Spring 2016. Source:

Another big announcement out of E3 this weekend is that there will be a Dishonored 2. They premiered the trailer and you can expect this game out in Spring 2016 as well. Source:

As we all know, Fear the Walking Dead is a prequel to The Walking Dead and takes place during the zombie outbreak. However, it was revealed over the weekend that the plan for the series is for it to eventually catch up to TWD’s timeline. And then they can do crossover episodes! Oh god I hope not… Source: EW

And finally, this weekend at the box office Jurassic World dominated, and no other new releases even graced the top five:

1. Jurassic World $208.8 million
2. Spy $16 million
3. San Andreas $11 million
4. Insidious: Chapter 3 $7.3 million
5. Pitch Perfect 2 $6 million

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… March 27th, 2015

Ryan Reynolds gave us all our first images of the Deadpool costume from the highly anticipated movie. He tweeted this classy gem, confirming yet again that he is kind of the best.

After all the previous “teaser” poster nonsense Sony released a proper teaser trailer for Spectre, which is due out this fall. You can watch the trailer here:

The 90 minute season 5 finale of The Walking Dead is this Sunday and a lot of news came out today to add to the hype.

First of all, people are freaking out and thinking that Daryl may not survive the finale because Norman Reedus selling his home in Georgia. Source: Curbed

AMC has released the first look photos for the finale, titled “Conquer”. It’s just four pictures, one of a walker and three of Daryl and/or Aaron. Source:

Robert Kirkman confirmed that the new companion series to The Walking Dead will indeed have the worst most stupid name ever. It will seriously be called Fear the Walking Dead. Laaaaaaame.

The trailer for Fear the Walking Dead will premiere during the season 5 finale as well. Source: Access Hollywood

Everyone is waiting for Negan to make his appearance on TWD, and it seems Jon Hamm is quite interested in taking the role. God damn him.

Did you guys know how much Michael Bay cares about women’s minds and talents? Yeah, me too which is why a Victoria’s Secret model has been cast as the female lead in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. Maybe I’m being judgey here.  Her boobs might be great actors. Source: THR

Something horrible has happened: Michael Bay will be teaming up with Akiva Goldsman, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to create an entire new Transformers universe. As in comics, more movies, spinoffs, tv shows, I have to assume a shit ton of merchandise and who knows what else. Because, you know, Michael Bay and Paramount have done such a great job with Transformers up to this point. Source:  Deadline

Marvel released a one minute long meet the twins video for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, titled “Super Siblings”. It didn’t quite hit the spot for me, but it was still amazing because pretty much everything related to Avengers: Age of Ultron is amazing. Watch the video here:

Masi Oka will be returning to Heroes: Reborn to reprise his role of Hiro Nakamura. Aw, I love that guy. Source: Deadline

Do you need more Firefly in your life?  The answer is always, “yes!”  These guys are here to help in a most harmonious way:

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Jan 19, 2015

The Cookie Monster is getting his own one-hour special on Sesame Street.  And he will be an art thief. It debuts February 16th.  Source: Variety

Get well soon, Chewie!  Actor Peter Mayhew, the man who plays Chewbacca, has been hospitalized with pneumonia.  Here is to a speedy recovery!  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Will Arnett is getting his THIRD Netflix series.  Guess we know who Netflix likes. Flaked will follow Arnett as an L.A. lifestyle guru.  What does that mean? Heck if we know. Source: Vulture

Amazon will be getting into the movie business.  They plan releasing films in theaters and then via the internet 4 weeks later. Source: Vulture

Marvel has released the list of comics ending and others beginning in April.  Basically, it’s all for the “Secret Wars” arc in May.  You can say goodbye to:

  • The Avengers #44
  • Deadpool #250
  • Fantastic Four #645
  • Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Omega #1
  • Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #12
  • New Avengers #33
  • Secret Avengers #15

Source: IGN

Marvel will also be coming out with a Howard the Duck title about how exactly he wound up in the hands of The Collector.  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Power Rangers reboot movie will start filming this year and Jason David Frank wants to be in it. Source:

Wizard World, company taking over all cons, just took over Pittsburgh Comic Con. Typically, we scoff at big businesses buying small cons, but this may be a good thing considering the history of the conventions owners…cuz, hey, murder isn’t cool.  Source:

Have you been working on getting dragon eggs, or planning on murdering your father while he is on the shitter JUST because you haven’t had a Game of Thrones fix lately? Well you can stop all your plans because HBO will air a behind-the-scenes special on February 8th.  Lucky you. Unlucky for you… it’s the same night as The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul premiere.  Ouch. Source: Superhero Hype

U.S. Rep. John Lewis is releasing March: Book Two this week. Considering the release of Selma (go see it now!) in which Mr. Lewis is portrayed, and MLK Day, you need to go get this book. Check out this interview with the man behind the story.  Source: Comics Alliance

Ryan Reynolds will begin filming the Deadpool movie this year. In Vancouver. That’s all I got.  Source: Global News

So even though there was that awesome fan art, and it seems impossible that Oliver would survive, Stephen Amell is saying the Lazarus Pits are not a plot point for his return in Arrow.  What the hell?!  All my theories are out the window, now.  Source: Collider

The Walking Dead spinoff will be called Fear The Walking Dead and has a cast member already.  All this seems like it might be a way for people to stop speculating.  I really hope that isn’t the title.  Source: Bleeding Cool

The Flash has some incredible new concept art featuring the Reverse Flash. Oh, and The Flash returns TONIGHT (January 20th)!!! Source: Comic Book Movie