This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… April 18th-19th, 2015

Netflix’s Daredevil becomes the second-most pirated show behind Game of Thrones. Considering that the total pirated number of GoT includes all four-plus seasons, that’s pretty nuts. If you’ve seen the way Matt Murdock handles criminals, you’d think twice about pirating this show. Source: Variety

Looks like John Ridley (12 Years A SlaveRed Tails) has been awarded the job of developing Marvel’s next TV series. Ridley has been in TV for decades, starting in the 90’s with MartinFresh Prince of Bel-Air and going all the way to the current American Crime… so the guy knows a thing or two about television. This could be the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off or something completely different. Source: EW

The NBA Playoffs are here! If you’re still confused on who to become a fan of, here’s one Redditor’s flowchart to break it down for you. Source: Bleacher Report

Bryan Singer (director of X-Men: Apocalypse) shared an Instagram photo that confirmed that Lucas Still will reprise his role as Havok in the upcoming film. This should be interesting, as it will (hopefully) dive into some sort of explanation as to what happened between Scott and Alex Summers in the movie timeline. The two have never met on-screen and there is a new Cyclops in ApocalypseSource: Instagram

Star Wars Rebels will be back sooner than you know! Or not soon enough, depending on who you ask. At the Star Wars Celebration, the Season 2 trailer was released. If you listen closely, you can hear Buffy the Vampire Slayer around the 1:10 mark.

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More Star Wars news! In the Episode VII trailer that leaked, it’s being said that the badass chrome knight that pops up is going to be played by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones‘ Brienne of Tarth). Source: Variety

Record Store Day was this Saturday. If you didn’t get a chance to visit your local record store, chances are they are still open the rest of the year, but you can find a list of exclusives made available in name of Record Store Day. Source: Record Store Day

The first set of official posters for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice have been revealed by Zack Snyder. They look pretty great. Source: Twitter (Batman and Superman)

Another trailer for Fantastic Four has dropped, this time with more action and a look at Doctor Doom. Michael B. Jordan is going to be amazing as Johnny Storm. It certainly looks better than the first version, but does the world still care about the Fantastic Four? Source: YouTube

 

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… April 11th-12th, 2015

Spider-Man will be redone again. As Peter Parker. As a teenager. Marvel, you really missed the boat on Miles Morales here. You did. I said it. Source: Collider

Ryan Reynolds, the bearer of all Deadpool news, tweeted this photo of Negasonic Teenage Warhead on Saturday. And then the internet went crazy.

The Apple Watch sold out in 6 hours. Source: 9to5Mac.com

Game of Thrones had its premiere… and the first four episodes leaked on some torrenting sites. Just pay for it people. It is worth it. Source: IGN

The guy who directed Project Almanac will direct the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers movie. Source: Variety

San Diego Comic Con is going to release their own VOD service. Because apparently we needed another one. Source: Comic-Con

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… April 4th-5th, 2015

Oh thank god! G.I. Joe 3 has a new writer. I thought this day would never come. In all honesty, I was pretty shocked to hear there would be a G.I. Joe 3 in the first place. Source: THR

Writer Jay Basu has been tapped to write the Metal Gear Solid movie. This is one I’m actually excited for, though. Source: Deadline

David Lynch will not be directing the new Twin Peaks. And the internet cried. Source: A.V. Club

Furious Seven won the weekend with a 387 million dollar weekend. That should pay to replace all the awesome cars destroyed in the making of the film. And RIP Paul. Source: THR

And to wrap up the weekend, I give you this amazing trailer to Masterminds:

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… March 28th-29th, 2015

Looks like Idris Elba as James Bond is getting closer to becoming a reality. Source: IGN

Lucy Lawless turned 47 this week and looks better than every.  Source: ComicBook.com

The Academy bought the model for 2001: A Space Odyssey and it when for a 344,000 dollars. Source: Variety

Hugh Jackman is officially stepping down as Wolverine. Source: Instagram

A potential new Star Trek series could be in the works. Source: Latino-Review

Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show!

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse – Mar 7-8, 2015

If you watch Bat in the Sun‘s Super Power Beat Down, then you know about the totally badass Batman vs. Darth Vader fight… except for the fact that they got the ending wrong and Batman died. Here’s an alternate ending for ya.

Batman: Arkham Knight is making quite the impression on the ESRB. The rating board has elected to give the franchise finale an M for Mature (games like Grand Theft AutoGod of War and Fallout all have M ratings). Could this be Rocksteady finally fully spreading their wings, or the ESRB cracking down on its ratings? Source: Arkhamverse

If you were lucky enough to catch TMNT this weekend, then you saw the debut of fan favorite tag team, Bebop and Rocksteady. Check out the full episode on Nickelodeon’s website. Source: Nick

Thor? How about Bror? Okay, that was bad. In any way, this weekend on Saturday Night Live, Chris Hemsworth led a skit about a post-Avengers news report. Source: Hulu

Hip Hop is in for quite a treat this month, as Kendrick Lamar has set a March 23rd release date for the ominously Untitled album, with the lead single “The Blacker the Berry.” Source: iTunes

Wow, we haven’t even finished a season of Flash and we’re already getting reports of what kind of characters could be included in the spinoff’s spinoff. Judging by the descriptions, I’m throwing Outsiders out there. Let the amazing speculation begin! Source: TV Line

Alright, let’s have a moment of silence for Vince Vaughn’s career, you guys. I personally think the guy is awesome, and I even enjoyed The Break Up, but this weekend’s Unfinished Business, which was basically the rape child of Dodgeball if it were sadomized by The Internship, was the worst opening of his career. Yeah, so cheer up, Vince – we still have Swingers. Source: Toronto Sun

Ready your fight sticks! Capcom has announced that Street Fighter V (or 5, whatever) will be releeeeeeased…. sometime next Spring. Yup. Any day now. Source: Digital Spy

HBO has some damn good news for you! An adaptation of Bryan Cranston’s Broadway LBJ act has been picked up. I guess a handful of Emmys and Tonys will do that. Source: The Wrap

HBO Now, the stand-alone streaming service, will be available in early April – just around the same time a certain FUCKING GAME OF THRONES show returns for its fifth season. Word is that House HBO and House Apple will join forces to ensure the subscription is only available via Apple TV.

 

 

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse – Feb 28-Mar 1, 2015

Kanye West’s favorite artist (which, as it turns out, is Kanye West) is coming out with a new album, titled So Help Me God. Source: Twitter

A random Tesla S owner used his espionage to find a James Bond Easter Egg hidden within the car’s interface. Double. Oh. Seven. Source: jalopnik

Michelle Rodriguez has made waves in comic book circles by making a bold statement about minorities and diversity in superheroes. She later back-tracked on her statement, but it opened the doors for some real conversation. Source: TMZ

Yesterday marked the beginning of March and some returns to some Sunday night television; though I’m betting most binge watched the whole of House of Cards Season 3?

Adventure Time IS getting a movie, and it seems as though some of the creators from the LEGO movies at Warner Bros. will be in charge of said movie. Source: Deadline

Red Sonja has a new movie writer. After the Rose McGowen version never saw the light of day nerds were beginning to think it was never going to happen. It’s just a writer that’s been chosen though. So who knows if it will actually happen. Source: AV Club

How many crazy people can Leonardo DiCaprio play? How about 25 at once?! Leo has been pegged to Billy Milligan in The Crowded Room, centered around the first man who successfully used the defense of multiple personality disorder to be acquitted for murder. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The Minority Report TV series finally has its main cast. Source: Comic Book Movie