Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… April 27th, 2015

Maika Monroe (It Follows) has been added to the cast of Independence Day 2. May I ask why is this happening? The sequel, not Maika Monroe being in it. How do you make a sequel to Independence Day? Are the aliens going to come back, but this time it’s personal?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will have a new Shredder. Brain Tee will be replacing Tohoru Masamune, who replaced William Fichtner as Shredder in the first movie. Source: Variety

It seems the Death Note movie is finally on track! Warner Bros. picked up Adam Wingard (You’re Next,The Guest, V/H/S) who is AWESOME to direct the movie. I know live action anime adaptations have a tendency to be horrendous, but this is one I’m pretty excited about. Source: THR

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1&2 will film back to back over a period of nine months, confirmed by Chris Evans, and the films will come out May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019. Source: Esquire

And in case you guys were wondering where the Marvel Cinematic Universe was headed I have this for you: The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in theaters May 1, 2015; Ant-Man – July 17, 2015; Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016; Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man reboot – July 28, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4, 2018; Black Panther  – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel – November 2, 2018; The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3, 2019; Inhumans – July 12, 2019. Source: Screenrant

Guys, Jurassic World is coming, and today a new clip was released. In short, Chris Pratt is amazing and I can’t wait to see what Indominus Rex looks like and Empire Magazine is teasing that they may give us our first glimpse. Source: Yahoo!

The restricted trailer for Ted 2 came out today. I remember when I heard about the first Ted I thought it was the stupidest premise I’d ever heard, then I saw the movie and it was hilarious. The plot for Ted 2 sounds kind of dumb too, so chances are it’ll be hysterical.

One of the creators of Constantine, Dan Cerone, took to Twitter today to rally the show’s fans to get #SaveConstantine to trend. This was part of his brilliant plan to get the show picked up for a second season, and good God I hope it worked. If #SaveConstantine trended (it did) Cerone was going to show it to the NBC execs he met with Monday morning to pitch the show’s second season. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the plan was a success.

Kodi Smit-McPhee shared his first photos as Nightcrawler for X-Men: Apocalypse, which Bryan Singer then shared via Twitter. I have to say, I have no idea who that kid is but he looks pretty great. Source: Twitter (As of publishing, the original link was broken. However, we grabbed a picture to share with you!)

Nightcrawler

The time of teasers is over! The full trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight came out Monday and, spoiler, it looks super cool.

In “That Super Sucks” news, Silent Hills has been cancelled. In case you are unfamiliar with it, this was the Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kajima Silent Hill game that featured the likeness of Norman Reedus. And I was so damn excited about it. Now what do I have to look forward to?! Source: Nerdist

In a world dominated by Marvel and DC cinematic properties (see above) it is rare that we see indie books turned into movies. If you are an indie lover like myself do not despair, io9 posted a list of a whole bunch of titles that have at least been optioned or picked up to be made into movies. And there are a handful of titles on here I am pretty psyched about (Wytches, Breath of Bones, The Umbrella Academy, World War Robot). Source: io9