This Weekend in the Nerd Verse – July 25th-26th, 2015

First thing’s first, it was a quiet and, in some cases, sad weekend at the box office. Nothing too fantastic happened, and none of the new releases managed to grab the number one spot.

  1. Ant-Man                 $24.7 Million
  2. Pixels                     $24 Million
  3. Minions                  $22.1 Million
  4. Trainwreck             $17.3 Million
  5. Southpaw               $16.5 Million


Tyrese Gibson revealed that he has indeed met with Warner Bros to discuss the possibility of playing Jhon Stewart/Green Lantern in the newly announced Green Lantern Corps movie. And Gibson thinks he’s the best guy for the job. Source: Collider

The writer’s room for Arrested Development season 5 has been established. No word on how many episodes there will be though. I know it’s one of the best TV shows ever, but are people still holding out for more Arrested Development? Source: CNN

The Deadpool trailer is officially classified, meaning we are one step closer to being able to see it in non Comic Con leaked footage format. However, as the trailer is classified and will likely be attached to Fantastic Four to continue building hype around Marvel’s other Cinematic Universe this means that the soon to be released version will be PG. No word on if the complete red band version from SDCC will ever hit the interwebs. Source: Alberta Film Ratings 

Rachel McAdams confirmed that she has been in talks to play opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange, but that it is still too early to say that anything will or won’t happen with that. Source: LA Times
On the subject of Doctor Strange, it came out that Tilda Swinton’s The Ancient One could be male or female. Source: The Guardian 

SDCC 2015 – ‘Green Lantern’ Movie Will Actually Be ‘Green Lantern Corps’


Warner Brothers announced at their SDCC panel that the previously announced Green Lantern remake/reboot/redo will instead be a Green Lantern Corps movie. Not sure what that means? It means that instead of having a movie that focuses solely on Hal Jordan (or Jon Stewart, but let’s face it, probably Hal Jordan) and his origin story, we will get a much more epic action adventure featuring multiple Lanterns.

Rumors surfaced a few weeks ago that Warner Brothers was toying with the idea of doing a Green Lantern movie that featured both Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart, and I am guessing today’s announcement is where those rumors originated.

There is no word on casting yet, although it has been previously leaked the studio is eying Chris Pine for the role of Hal Jordan. The Green Lantern Corps movie is due out June 19, 2020 so we still have quite a wait ahead of us.