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:

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