This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… August 8th-9th, 2015

For those of you wondering who will return for Pacific Rim 2 the answer is everyone who didn’t die. Charlie Day will be back (YES!) and will play a bigger role, and so will his German scientist buddy Burn Gorman. Charlie Hunnam will be back of course, and I can only imagine Ron Perlman will pop up too. Source: Slash Films

Bill Murray will indeed make an appearance in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot, but he will not be playing Peter Venkman. What the what? Source: Birth Movies Death

Jeff Pinkner (The Amazin Spider-Man 2, Lost, Fringe) will reportedly be writing Universal Studios remake of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the lead role has been offered to Scarlett Johansson. Creature is one of the best monsters and movies of all time, don’t you ruin this for me Pinkner! Source: Tracking Board

23 Jump Street is happening. And this time they’re going to med school. And Chris Miller and Phil Lord will only be producing. Source: Slash Films

It was another quiet weekend at the box office. Mission Impossible held on to the top spot, Fantastic Four was a Fantastic Fail, and The Gift made a descent showing for a film of it’s genre.

  1. Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation           $29.4 million
  2. Fantastic Four                                                  $26.2 million
  3. The Gift                                                               $12 million
  4. Vacation                                                             $9.1 million
  5. Ant-Man                                                             $7.8 million

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… June 20th-21st, 2015

Miles Morales will be swinging at ya this fall after the Secret Wars arc is over. Not only that, but he will be the Spider-Man. No asterisk. He is the real deal. Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli will work on the book together. Bendis and Pichelli are the co-creators of the bi-racial Puerto Rican and African-American character, who debuted in 2011. Along with the news, Bendis told the story of when his little boy, who is African-American found a Miles Morales mask in the store:

“I started crying in the middle of the aisle,” says Bendis. “I realized my kids are going to grow up in a world that has a multi-racial Spider-Man, and an African American Captain America and a female Thor.”

Source: New York Daily News

It looks like Marvel Studios liked the first Thor movie better than the second because they are reportedly looking to get Kenneth Branaugh to return to the franchise. Thor: Ragnarok will play a big part in the development of the MCU and Marvel wants the property to be entrusted to someone they trust and feel will tell the story best. Source: Screen Rant 

For those of you asking for it, which I’m assuming is none of you, a new Halloween movie will begin production next month. This one won’t even follow the rebooted storyline done by Rob Zombie a few years ago. This will be the 11th film in the original series. Because why not? Why bother keeping iconic film villains scary? Let’s just turn them all into punchlines and laughing stocks. Source: Geek Tyrant

Malcolm Merlyn, aka the new Ra’s al Ghul, will be returning to Arrow season four. John Barrowman finalized his contact and confirmed his return. Source: Comicbook.com 

David Tennant, British actor extraordinaire, will be the voice of Mason Savoy in Chew, the animated series. The role was originally Robin Williams, and after his untimely death, the producers of Chew wanted tot take time before finding a replacement. Tennant is reportedly in studio this week working on his parts. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

And finally, this weekend at the box office dinosaurs still ruled the earth while Pixar fans felt some feelings with a strong opening weekend, and an indie property showed it can hang with the big boys.

  1. Jurassic World      $102 million
  2. Inside Out              $91 million
  3. Spy                         $10.5 million
  4. San Andreas        $8.2 million
  5. Dope                      $6 million

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… June 13th-14th, 2015

The Game of Thrones season 5 finale aired on Sunday night and left audiences speechless. I won’t reveal anything here, but if you haven’t seen it yet, I will at least say that this episode is a game changer. Now go watch it.

Jurassic World opened over the weekend and was the best movie ever. Don’t believe me? It set the record for the highest global opening ever – the history of movies, making $524.1 million. The previous champion was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with $483.2 million. Source: CNN

It also broke the US box office record for highest grossing opening weekend of all time.  Jurassic World made $208.8 million domestically, beating out the previous record holder, The Avengers, which opened at $207.4 million. Source: Deadline

In other Jurassic World news, we should expect to see some sequels because Chris Pratt has already signed on to do them. Source: EW

Sony Pictures is releasing a third The Smurfs movie, and this one will be all animation and no live-action (sorry NPH) and is called Get Smurphy. Over the weekend the film title and three new cast members were announced, Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf. I can’t wait to not see this movie. Source: ScreenRant

Brad Pitt may have changed the game for modern movie studios when it was announced that he will star in a Netflix exclusive movie called War Machine. Source: Geek Tyrant

A new Doom trailer as well as game play footage premiered at E3 over the weekend. You can expect that game to hit shelves in Spring 2016. Source: ComicBook.com

Another big announcement out of E3 this weekend is that there will be a Dishonored 2. They premiered the trailer and you can expect this game out in Spring 2016 as well. Source: ComicBook.com

As we all know, Fear the Walking Dead is a prequel to The Walking Dead and takes place during the zombie outbreak. However, it was revealed over the weekend that the plan for the series is for it to eventually catch up to TWD’s timeline. And then they can do crossover episodes! Oh god I hope not… Source: EW

And finally, this weekend at the box office Jurassic World dominated, and no other new releases even graced the top five:

1. Jurassic World $208.8 million
2. Spy $16 million
3. San Andreas $11 million
4. Insidious: Chapter 3 $7.3 million
5. Pitch Perfect 2 $6 million

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… June 6th-7th, 2015

The Tony Awards happened. So there’s that.

There was a Gilmore Girls reunion and Jared Padalecki was there, so that’s a thing.

There is officially no getting around the cold, hard truth: Constantine is totally and completely undeniably canceled. And it will not be picked up by SyFy, Netflix, Hulu, or Yahoo! Screen. The writing was rough at times, and recasting Zed so early on was a strange choice, but I thought Matt Ryan was an excellent John Constantine. The show had a strong, but small fan base and while the Twitter trends were exciting and Stephen Amell and Mark Sheppard’s efforts to save the show gave fans hope for a future, Executive Producer Daniel Cerone confirmed over the weekend that audiences must bid Constantine a fond farewell forever. But don’t worry guys, Gotham is coming back for season two…/cringe. Source: Comic Book Movie

Joseph Gordon-Levitt opened up about Sandman over the weekend, acknowledging why pre-production is taking so long and his vision for the film. Levitt says it will be “a grand spectacular action film, but that relies on none of those old ordinary cliches.” As in no punching, no blowing shit up. When Sandman finally hits theaters it will hopefully be like no other comic book movie ever before, since it is such a beautiful and unique property. I suppose if anyone can do it, Joseph Gordon-Levitt can. Source: MTV

BART SIMPSON IS GOING TO DIE! There, now that I’ve sensationalized the story I can tell the truth. Al Jean revealed at ATX over the weekend that after 25 years of blood lust Sideshow Bob will finally kill Bart Simpson. However, it will happen in a segment in the Treehouse of Horror episode, meaning Bart Simpson is in fact not going to die and will be around for the rest of the series. The Treehouse of Horror episodes have always been my favorite so I’m pretty damn excited to see how Sideshow Bob finally gets the drop on Bart. Source: EW

Rumors about a reboot of The Stand have been circulating for a long while now. Josh Boone is attached to direct the property and is determined to make it a top priority, and now he seems to have found an all-new way to properly address the source material. He is in talks with Showtime to direct and eight episode miniseries that will lead straight into a big budget feature film release for the conclusion. Nothing is final yet, and this is a risky move, but if it works out it may be the best way to do justice to one of Stephen King’s greatest works ever. Source: The Wrap

Jason Statham is (or isn’t) in talks to play Bullseye in Daredevil season two. Either that or he was (or wasn’t) but if there ever were talks between him and Marvel they have allegedly fallen apart because of the leak that Statham was in talks to with Marvel. See? That made no sense. Rumors are a little nuts with this one right now. Statham may or may not be in talks with Marvel to play Bullseye, but those supposed talks may or may not have fallen apart because a leak hit the Internet that they were happening. Source: Screen Rant 

Apparently this was the weekend of the trailer/teaser/TV spot because we were privileged with releases from The Martian, Ant Man, Fantastic Four, and Jurassic World.

The Martian gave us our first glimpse of the film and Matt Damon introducing his team:

Ant-Man shed some light on to how this unlikely superhero will fit in with all the other big guys in the MCU:

Fantastic Four gave us the Human Torch all ablaze and stuff:

And Jurassic World gave us our final trailer before the film’s release on Friday, June 12. This one is darker and scarier, but I don’t think they can build anticipation any higher at this point:

https://youtu.be/qoCl9KcItWY 

And finally, here is the weekend box office round up. It turns out that good comedy can be action, horror movies never come in first, and I guess the ride was over for bromantics:

 

  1. Spy                                      $30 million
  2. San Andreas                     $26.4 million
  3. Insidious: Chapter 3        $23 million
  4. Entourage                         $10.4 million
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road      $7.9 million

 

 

News that Rocked the Nerd Verse June 1st – June 5th

News that Rocked the Nerd Verse is a weekly recap of some of the biggest nerd news of the week. We cover articles published on Hush Comics and include some things we didn’t get the chance to talk about over the week. New recaps come out every Friday afternoon!

The only thing that any cares about this week: Fallout 4 is happening. Let the overanalyzing of every scene begin. Read more here.

From French Revolutionary, to astrophysicist, to Magizoologist. That’s right, Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander! Read more here.

The guy who directed Shrek and Chronicles of Narnia is taking on the Zombies vs. Robots movie. So it’s a kids movie? Read more here.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is remaking his favorite 80’s flick: Big Trouble in Little China is about to get a lot more muscular. Read more here.

A Community/ X-Files mash-up? Not really. But Joel McHale has joined the cast of the reboot for the latter. Read more here.

Aquaman might be really scary; James Wan, director of SawInsidious, and The Conjuring, will also be directing the DC film. Read more here.

Chris Pratt was very open about his emotions when reading the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 script. Read more here.

A trailer for August’s Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem released, making us realize that it should be released in October, considering it is about Halloween and all. Read more here.

The scary “Night on Bald Mountain” scene from Fantasia is going to be a full-lengh live-action film. Then thousands went to YouTube to get a refresher of the original and judge how the live-action will never live up. Read more here.

Scream: The TV Series is proving it’s worth 20 years after the original movie. And the mask made us cry. Read more here.

Fuck you Westboro Baptist Church. Wizards can marry each other no matter what! Read more here.

Get well soon, Nichelle Nichols! We at Hush Comics love you! Read more here.

The All-New All-Different Marvel Roster is here! Read more here.

And I leave you with a trailer for The Good Dinosaur, which we didn’t get the chance to add this week. It looks sooooo good.

News that Rocked the Nerd Verse May 18th – May 22nd

News that Rocked the Nerd Verse is a weekly recap of some of the biggest nerd news of the week. We cover articles published on Hush Comics and include some things we didn’t get the chance to talk about over the week. New recaps come out every Friday afternoon!

Jared Leto stepped onto set on Suicide Squad as Joker and everyone is freaking out that he might be violent to Harley Quinn. It’s like they’ve never cracked a comic before. Read the full article here.

Producer Greg Berlanti revealed a better, bigger budget for his CBS show Supergirl and basically called The CW poor. Read the full article here.

Jaden Smith took Justice on a date to him prom because he wore his white Batman suit. Jelly. Read the full article here.

The Marvel Universe will begin 8 months after the events in Secret Wars as if we weren’t confused enough already. Read the full article here.

Brian Michael Bendis is not a dick, despite reports. Shockingly, he had no say in Marvel pushing the release of Uncanny X-Men #600 to October. Read the full article here.

A new trailer for Pixels came out and it might be really un-funny. Read the full article here.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials has a trailer now, too. Apparently, the trailer is already disappointing fans of the books. Read the full article here.

The Pan trailer looks fit for Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. But thank god neither are attached. Read the full article here.

New Captain America 3 set photos were leaked and we learned that Chris Evans stunt double is not nearly as hot. Read the full article here.

Chris Pratt told GQ that he will be in 5 more Marvel movies. GQ told Chris Pratt that he really needed some photoshop and tanner. Read the full article here.

FOX’s new show Scream Queens looks like the perfect show for women in their late 20’s and early 30’s to watch and reminisce about all the old bitchy teen movies they used watch. (Still watch.) (This describes me.) Read the full article here.

Christopher Lloyd will be a LEGO in LEGO Dimensions. Read the full article here.

Transformers might have a strong female in it now that Robert Kirkman is set to pen the sequels. The sequels of the sequels. Read the full article here.

Always the vigilante, Stephen Amell wears his hockey mask really well in set photos from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Read the full article here.

The always adorable Reese Witherspoon will star in Tink as Tinker Bell. Was there any other choice? Read the full article here.

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… Jan 04, 2015

Yesterday the sport’s world lost a friend.  Stuart Scott passed away at age 49.  Watch this amazing tribute to his life here.  Source: ESPN

The Talking Dead – your favorite talk show – won’t be on at Sundays at 8pm anymore.  But don’t fret, it will be moving to the 9pm slot, in order to give Better Call Saul the 8pm slot.  Things could be worse. Source: Twitter.

The Hobbit is still holding onto the Number 1 spot in the box office with 220.77 million made.  Haven’t seen it? May be a good time now that people have to work again after the holidays.  Source: Fandango

Hipsters went crazy when the Jurassic World preview came out last year.  Now they will have to watch the Super Bowl to see a super-sized trailer.  They may actually care about the game, too.  Source: ABC News

A fan made LEGO movie is making the rounds.  Jordan Haro created his very own Batman vs. Superman movie, and let me tell you, it is hilarious.  Source: BrickFlix

DC Collectibles will be releasing a line of Li’l Gotham figures, based on the designs of Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs.  It only makes since that The Joker and Harley Quinn are the best of this series. Source: GeekDad