Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Mar 9th, 2015

We don’t know much about Sam Raimi’s new Ash Vs. Evil Dead series, but at least the producers have been keeping anxious fans happy with cast announcements. Monday Starz announced that the one and only Lucy Lawless will be joining the cast as a pivotal character named Ruby. Lawless has worked with Raimi before and just in case you didn’t know he was responsible for Xena: Warrior Princess and therefore deserves even more of your gratitude. Ash vs. Evil Dead is set to begin filming in New Zealand in the spring. Source: Geek Tyrant

Sony loves money, and therefore they will be launching basically all things Ghostbusters. Let me clarify, after the all-female cast Ghostbusters movie starring Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon there will now also be an all-male Ghostbusters movie, starring Channing Tatum and TBA. The movie will be directed by the Russo Brothers (Captain America: Winter Soldier) and will be written by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3). Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman are in on this, and we can expect Ghostbusters related movies, TV shows and much, much more from here on out. Source: Deadline

AMC means business when it comes to their spinoff series’. The Walking Dead spinoff, or Fear the Walking Dead (rumored title) has already been picked up for two seasons despite the fact that it is not even set to air until late summer 2015. The first season will consist of 6 episodes and will take place in Los Angeles. If you ever wondered what the hell happened while Rick was in a coma then you’ll want to watch this one because it is supposed to tell the story of how the zombie outbreak happened. I just hope they change the title before it airs. Source: Deadline

Final Fantasy is adding violence into their beautiful mix and Square Enix released a trailer for Final Fantasy: Type-0 that looks breathtaking and brutal. It seems we can expect a lot more gore than ever before when the game comes out on March 17, 2015. You can watch the trailer here:

Apple and HBO have decided to join forces and announced Monday that they will be releasing HBO Apple TV Streaming that will allow subscribers to watch HBO programs whenever they want. The service will be available in time for the April 12 premiere of season 5 of Game of Thrones. In other news… this trailer for season 5 of Game of Thrones!!! Just happen already!! Source: Twitter

Disney released a full trailer for Tomorrowland on Monday and I have to say, I hate Disney but this movie looks pretty damn amazing. You can check it out here:

It was announced Monday that comedic genius and brilliant philanthropist Sam Simon passed away at age 59 after his battle with colon cancer. Simon was the co-creator of The Simpsons and a 9 time Emmy Award winner. Simon was well known for his philanthropic efforts and became a sensation when he vowed to give away his vast fortune to charity when he passed, he also started the Sam Simon Foundation in Malibu, CA which rescues hungry and stray dogs. He was a lover of people and animals and will be greatly missed. Source: THR

Fox Studios has announced some of their summer show premiere dates and most of the spring and fall lineup finale dates. Honestly the only thing I care about in all of this is the global premiere of M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines which will debut May 14, 2015. The series has been described as an X-Files meets Twin Peaks hybrid, and as those are two of my favorite things ever I can’t wait, even though Shyamalan has let me down on more than one occasion. Gotham’s season will come to a close on May 4 but as we all know it will be back for a second season WITHOUT Jada Pinkett Smith, so at least we’ve got that going for us. Source: Variety

In other I Freaking Hate Disney News, an announcement came via James Gunn’s Facebook Q&A that Marvel Studios will not be attending Comic Con this year. WHAT?!?! Marvel is one of the few big and exciting things actually comic related that fans look forward to every year, but now that they’re owned by Disney (those ass clowns) they are seemingly no longer using SDCC as a launching pad for new project announcements. Instead they’ll hold events at the El Capitan Theatre and appear at the D23 Expo. I’d just like to say on behalf of geeks everywhere, BOO! Source: Facebook

I don’t know why I even keep reporting on this because it’s really anti-news, but if you heard the rumors that Sam Strike (whoever the hell that is) was cast as the new Spider-Man you can go ahead and disregard them. Sony is still casting the role and they are looking at teenagers because they want a 15 year old Peter Parker. Sam Strike made some tweets about having to work out for an exciting new role, but that will more likely be in the Deadpool movie or X-Men: Apocalypse. Source: Instagram

The Suicide Squad movie train keeps rolling forward and a real and actual Rick Flagg has been announced. Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) revealed during interviews on Monday that he was cast as Flagg, after Tom Hardy dropped out and the rumors of Jake Gyllenhaal turned into nothing. Source: The Wrap

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Jan 30, 2015

Rose Byrne is set to return in X-Men: Apocalypse as Moira MacTaggert as “significant character in the movie.” If you remember, Moira was Professor X’s love interest in First Class. Source: EW

Supergirl will battle Lumberjack in the first episode of her own CBS series. With all the superhero shows out now, it just seems like they are getting more and more obscure with their villains. Perhaps in episode 2 she will have to fend off Lumberjack Fantasies? Source: TV Line

Michael C. Hall is out and Karl Urban is in for the Pete’s Dragon remake. Source: A.V. Club

Nickelodeon is launching it’s own subscription streaming service. It looks like this will be more mobile-friendly, meaning no more screaming kids at the dentists office waiting room. Or maybe they’ll scream more when mom forgets to pay the bill and Spongebob isn’t there to entertain. Source: A.V. Club

The comic book Descender by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen….wait you haven’t read that yet? Because it doesn’t come out until April. Sony has ALREADY bought the rights for a movie based on the comic. The book better live up to that expectation. Source: Deadline

Tatiana Maslany, star of Orphan Black, has been cast as the lead role in the standalone Star Wars movie. Source: The Mary Sue 

And in Game of Thrones news:

A ton of new GoT stills from season 5 have been released. You can check them all out in the link, including new character High Sparrow. Source: Vulture

Along with new pics is a new trailer for season 5. You can expect picturesque scenes, half naked women, and Cersei Lanaster being a bitch. Source: Vulture

Fans of the book series will have to wait even longer for the next installment of George R. R. Martin’s book series; The Winds of Winter will not be released this year. Source: The Guardian

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Jan 15, 2015

Tom Hardy will NOT be in Suicide Squad afterall. It’s too bad.  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

But… Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly purported to take his place as Rick Flag.  It could be a really good casting choice.  Source: The Wrap

You can calm the hell down people: Tara Reid and Ian Ziering are going to be in Sharknado 3.  The world will be alright.  Source: EW

Idris Elba, God among men, is bringing the thriller Poe Must Die to the big screen as a trilogy. Edgar Allan Poe will be battling the forces of darkness.  Yup, that pretty much sums it up.  Source: Variety

Some images from the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated series have surfaced.  You can check them out from the actual artist’s site.  Source: Jim Kay

Emily Kinney has landed a guest role in the ABC series Forever.  Maybe they’ll figure out a way to bring her back on TWD? That would be a weird mash-up.  Source: EW

Image is continuing to flip it’s middle finger at the comic industry of old and creating their own mail-subscription order service.  You can find out more about it here, and sign up!  Source: Image

The newest Game of Thrones trailer has come out, and it’s pretty freaky.  Luckily, loyal fans have broken it down for you, so you don’t have to think too hard.  Source: The Huffington Post

The film American Drug Lord will star Jax Teller himself, Charlie Hunnam.  All we gotta say, is there better be some manbutt.  Source: Deadline