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