Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Feb 3, 2015

The A.T.O.M. is here and he looks awesome! Brandon Routh’s costume was revealed today via The CW, showing off Ray Palmer’s future alter ego. Source: Variety

Photo belongs to The CW and is credited to Cate Cameron.
Photo belongs to The CW and is credited to Cate Cameron.

The Mortal Kombat X Kollector’s Edition has been revealed. You can choose from two different Scorpion designs: Classic or a statue designed by Coarse. Source: IGN

Can’t wait for Sunday’s mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead? Neither can we… so here are the first two minutes. Enjoy!

Even though news broke last week that Tatiana Maslaney would star in the standalone Star Wars film, now reports are linking Felicity Jones as the lead. Perhaps next week they will tell us that North West will be the star. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Actors James A. Woods and Nicolas Wright will be writing the reboot to Stargate. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

In the future, there could be societies who live on the moon, and they will have a McDonalds. The FAA has written a letter about regulating business on the Moon. Maybe the Mickey D’s will serve Moon Pies to make you feel better about this? Source: Reuters

Superman’s new power is Super Flare. Source: IGN

Cheerleader Death Squad is The CW’s latest one-hour drama(edy) added to the Fall lineup. The show will follow a CIA agent turned teacher training the cheer squad to become spies. Source: Variety

Harper Lee wrote a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird called Go Set a Watchmen. Bibliophiles are thrilled, but there is a possibility that Lee is getting a raw deal out this whole thing. If you are a fan of Mockingbird read more about this news at the link. Source: Jezebel

Jimmy Fallon is the new Fresh Prince in his cold open.

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Jan 20, 2015

Tetsuo and Youth, Lupe Fiasco’s latest album, came out yesterday.  Still need proof you should go buy it?  Check out our review here.

Rooney Mara (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), and Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) are all being considered for the Star Wars stand alone movie.  No word yet on what the movie will be about exactly.  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Martial Artist and actor Darren Shahlavi (ArrowMortal Kombat: Legacy) passed away yesterday.  Speculation says that he may have overdosed on prescription meds. Stephen Amell tweeted this yesterday:

The World War Z sequel is going to start with a “clean slate.”  What does this mean exactly? That is still a little vague. Source: Indiewire

Just in case someone still wants to see The Interview or wants to see it twice, it is coming to Netflix on January 24th.  Source: USA Today

Talk about easy pickings.  Justin Bieber will be getting roasted on Comedy Central. We could add a witty comment, but we’ll leave it to the professionals. Source: Rolling Stone

The Walking Dead released a new trailer for season 5B.  None of it looks quite like the Alexandria compound just yet, but perhaps they are only showing scenes from the first episode back.

Warner Brothers released the cover art and special features list for Batman vs. Robin.  Included are “Gotham’s City Secret: The Mythic Court of Owls”, “Talons of the Owl”, Batman vs. Robin Audio Commentary, A Sneak Peak at Justice League: Gods and Monsters, and Bonus Cartoons from the DC Comics Vault. Source: ComingSoon.net

FOX ordered a pilot for Luther, based off the BBC hit series starring Idris Elba about John Luther, a homicide detective.  This order is cast-contingent, so it seems like Idris Elba must be in it.  This is only speculation, of course. Source: Variety

Jane Goldman, writer of the Kick-Ass screenplay, is now on board for the Fables screenplay.  Goldman has several other credits, including X-Men: First ClassThe Woman in Black, and Stardust.  Source: Empire

Ben Affleck’s Batman MIGHT be in Suicide Squad.  MIGHT.  This made the news, so I have to put here. Source: Forbes

Since Game of Thrones is playing in IMAX now, they have the opportunity to release their own exclusive trailer for season 5.  You can check their teaser for that trailer (how odd) below.

Do you read The Oatmeal? Do you play Cards Against Humanity?  Do you have an affinity for exploding kittens?  Well your day just got a whole lot better because The Oatmeal created a game called “Exploding Kittens” and you can get your very own by donating to the cause (exploding kittens, of course). The game has already raised 2.5 million dollars.  Source: Kickstarter

Major Lord of the Rings fan, Tolkien Editor, did you a huge favor. They cut down the 9-hour Hobbit trilogy (which was never supposed to be a trilogy) to a 4-hour movie.  And you can download it.  Sweet. Source: Tolkien Editor

Weird Al is going on tour.  You can check out if he is coming to a city near you in the link.

The Walking Dead spinoff will start when the apocalypse started. Which sounds absolutely terrifying.  Source: Bleeding Cool

The Avengers: Age of Ultron POP! Funko set is coming.  And as usual, they couldn’t be cuter. Source: Pop Vinyls

And the biggest news of the day…

Marvel is going to merge the Marvel Universe with the Ultimate Universe thus creating Battleworld.  This means what you know as of right now will be over.  RIP Marvel Universe 😦 Source: IGN