Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 12th, 2015

When you were a kid, you loved Archie Comics. It’s pretty safe to say this is fact. Well now Archie needs YOU! There is a new KickStarter campaign for bringing back Riverdale High School, complete with Chip Zdardsky. Source: Kickstarter

Marvel is considering Ava DuVernay (Selma) to direct either Black Panther or Captain Marvel. The studio is apparently set on hiring a woman to direct Captain Marvel and an African-American to direct Black Panther. I absolutely loved Selma and would be excited to see DuVernay attached to either film. Source: The Wrap

Morena Baccarin will officially be a series regular in season 2 of Gotham. And that’s about the only thing the show has going for it. Source: TV Line

Peggy is on the move! Season 2 of Agent Carter will place Peggy in Los Angeles, and fighting threats post WWII. Source: EW

Five new character posters for Terminator: Genisys have been released. They look like most other character posters. Source: GeekTyrant

The female Thor finally has an identity. Two months later. If you don’t want to know before you read the comic, don’t click the link. Otherwise, go for it. I dare you. Source: E! Online

The first poster released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is absolutely haunting and beautiful. Source: Vanity Fair

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… May 9th-10th, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

Not much happened in the nerdverse, but Ryan Reynolds wants to remind you he is Deadpool and that it is Mother’s Day with this. Source: Twitter

Avengers: Age of Ultron continued to rule the Box Office, but isn’t breaking any records yet. Source: Box Office Mojo

And in case you need to catch up on what TV Shows were canceled, renewed, or picked up, you can check out IGN’s article at the link. Source: IGN

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 8th, 2015

Hip, hip, hooray! Rosario Dawson will be coming back to Daredevil AND she could be in more Marvel shows. Source: Deadline

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star in Dreamworks new sci-fi/action/comedy/cowboy/thriller Alpha Squad Seven. The concept is new, although the themes aren’t. Aw, what the hell, I’m sure we will LOVE this movie. Source: THR

Aaron Paul will star in the indie The Parts You Lose, which will reunite him with Breaking Bad producer Mark Johnson. Paul will play a fugitive who forms a friendship with a little boy who is deaf. Source: The Wrap

Here is James McAvoy’s big bald head. Source: Instagram

Tom Hardy is developing a super-secret DC movie. Proving he really isn’t mad about Suicide SquadSource: Screen Crush

Hateful Eight character portraits are here, and they are making me very excited for the next Tarantino masterpiece. Source: EW

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In TV Show renewal/cancelation/pick-up news:

Constantine is done, but we pretty much new that already. Source: Deadline

FOX cancelled The FollowingSource: TV Line 

But FOX did pick up Lucifer and Minority ReportSource: EW

And ABC picked up a remake to John Candy’s Uncle Buck, starring Mike Epps, Nia Long, and James Lesure. Source: EW

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 7th, 2015

Hugh Jackman confirmed that Wolverine 3 will mark his last appearance on screen as Wolverine. What will he do with all his muscles now? Source: ComicBook.com

Mercedes Mason of 666 Park Avenue has joined the cast of Fear the Walking Dead, AMC’s answer to failing numbers. Source: Deadline

Machinima will be developing a YouTube RoboCop series and a reality show about DC Comics’ Starman. Weird. Source: Geek.com

In TV Show renewal/cancelation/pick-up news:

Agent Carter has been renewed for a second season, which is a little shocking since no one thought that would happen. Source: EW

And apparently all the hooplah about the new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off was just to get the hopes and dreams of nerds up just to crush them. The spin-off has officially been put on hold. Source: Deadline

The hooplah for the Arrow/ The Flash spin-off is worth the hype, however. The series, now with the title Legends of Tomorrow will air this fall on The CW. Source: TV Line

Additionally, ABC picked up a season of The MuppetsSource: THR

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 6th, 2015

Joss Whedon did not quit Twitter because of militant feminists, but because he needs to concentrate. Source: BuzzFeed

Mark Ruffalo had a few things to say to those militant feminists in his Reddit AMA yesterday. While I am a self-proclaimed feminist, I understand both sides of the argument. Source: Vulture

Supergirl is the first news CBS show for 2015-2016 to get a full series order. Source: Variety

As for Powers, the series on PSN has been renewed for a second season. Source: THR

Also, iZombie has been renewed for a second season. Hurrah to all the nerd shows taking over the small screen! Source: EW

The new Ant-Man poster is here, and we finally get a look at the full cast. Yippee! Source: Marvel

Emily Van Camp’s Agent 13 will be returning in Captain America: Civil War. Source: Deadline

Set photos from Suicide Squad reveal a setting of Midway City, Michigan. The fictional city is home to Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and the Doom Patrol. Source: IGN

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 4th, 2015

May the 4th be with you, 2015!

The Simpsons has been picked up for 27th and 28th seasons, keeping the show on the air through 2017. I wonder if it is being kept on the air because of ratings or because cancelling it after all these years would be a pop culture travesty? Source: ScreenRant

Fan favorite Boba Fett will be getting his own movie, or Fetture film, and it will be the second Star Wars anthology installation due out in 2018. Rumors are pretty out of control over what the movie will actually be about, and as of right now nothing concrete has been revealed from the studio. Honestly it could be a Boba Fett/Ewok team up and people would still probably love it. Actually that sounds kind of great… Source: The Wrap

In a related story Josh Trank, who was originally set to direct the movie, has stepped down. He says it’s to pursue original creative projects, rumor says it’s because he was too intense and moody on the set of The Fantastic Four. Source: THR

Despite the fact that Bryan Singer addressed in an interview with the LA Times in 2011 that Cyclops and Havok are not brothers he revealed this photo of their parents on Instagram Monday. So they are brothers but Havok is the older one? Or they’re not brothers but they have the same parents? Or something. Source: Instagram

So an It remake is in the works and it will be directed by Cary Fukunaga. Normally I dread this kind of stuff but I’m pretty excited about this book being made into a non-miniseries movie for a whole new generation. Fukunaga has already cast the actor to play the part of Pennywise and it looks like Will Poulter (The Maze Runner) will be portraying the horror icon that made millions of people terrified of clowns. Source: Variety

Oh my GOD Annie Lebovitz took some AMAZING behind the scenes character photos for Star Wars: the Force Awakens, and in honor of Star Wars Day, Vanity Fair shared them with the world. I…have no words, just weird excited grunts. Source: Vanity Fair

Also released in the same batch of photos is the Gwendoline Christie, aka Brienne of Tarth, as Captain Phasma. She is big and evil and totally badass. Source: Vanity Fair

More cast photos came out for Suicide Squad. These ones feature the cast members in full costume but they are missing the Joker. Maybe the rumors are true and we actually were trolled with that last photo of Jared Leto. Source: Nerd Bastards via Just Jared

John Wick 2 has been announced, and Keanu Reeves, Chad Stahelski (director), Davod Leitch (director) and Derek Kolstad (screenplay) will be back. Source: Geek Tyrant

This Weekend in the Nerd Verse… May 2nd-3rd, 2015

If you have been living under a rock, then I will fill you in on what happened this weekend: Avengers: Age of Ultron came out, and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. We have plenty of news about the Avengers for you, but we won’t take up any time about the fight than to show you this tweet by the Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) fan account. Source: Twitter

Despite the fight, the stupid ass Kentucky Derby, and a damn good NBA first round Game 7 face-off between the LA Clippers and San Antonio Spurs, Avengers: Age of Ultron netted around $187 million it’s opening weekend, still short of The Avengers‘ $207 million, it’s still good enough for second best domestic opening of all time. Source: Forbes

Comic book fans have every reason to skip Marvel’s cash-grab Guardians Team-Up series, but this week is a must-have! This week is going to be a showdown between the Pet Avengers (yes, Throg will be there) and the Pets of Evil Masters. Dumb? Sure, but sometimes you need this kind of dumb in your life. Source: Marvel

Loki was supposed to have a scene in Age of Ultron, but do to the enormity of the film, it had to be cut. Perhaps it will make the deleted scenes in the Blu-Ray version. It didn’t seem to be Joss’ call, either. Source: MTV

Adding to the never-ending list of “features that should’ve been” is that The Hulk was supposed to turn grey in Age of Ultron. Special effects guru Mike Seymour discusses the original plan to turn grey during the Hulkbuster fight scene. Source: Wired

Somewhere in the mix, Age of Ultron lost the classic Joss-ness that shines light on strong female characters, and Black Widow became a token, a prize to be won. It was a bit of a setback for Whedon fans. For those that enjoyed seeing her as the eye candy of the film, you’ll love the SNL skit with Scarlett Johansson that explored what it’d be like to see a Black Widow solo movie. SourceYouTube

Minor spoilers for the film, but if you saw it, then you were probably expecting a certain character to bite the dust the whole time. Turns out that feeling wasn’t coincidence (like anything Whedon does is on accident), and we’ve all been Joss’ed, resulting in the death of a character reaching for redemption. Sucks, huh? Source: Merlot Mommy


 

In non-Avenger news…

Locked and loaded, guys! Director David Ayer has released a group photo of the entire main cast in uniform. They all look pretty cool and edgy, but my favorite (aside from Margot Robbie’s Harley, duh) has to be El Diablo (far right), played by Jay Hernandez. Who is your favorite, and do you think they look like a solid team? Source: Twitter

If it’s any consolation (it’s not), JK Rowling began her day by apologizing for killing Fred in the Harry Potter books. Source: Twitter

On September 4th, Star Wars fans should get ready to lose some money. Disney has announced “Force Friday.” Starting midnight, stores will open their doors to begin selling merchandise of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If they announce anything spectacular and/or collectible, then if will be full-on Jingle All the Way status across the country, but with guys in Stormtrooper outfits. Source: Star Wars

Hold the phone! Cancel the appointment for the So Help Me God tattoo you were planning because Kanye West has changed the title of his upcoming album to… SWISH. Okay, that is all. Source: Twitter

 

 

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… May 1st, 2015

The first photo of Stephen Amell as Casey Jones has leaked. We love the mask, but there isn’t much to the look of the character aside from the mask and the hockey stick. Still, we’re excited about his casting and really can’t wait to see him in action. Source: Twitter

The $40 price tag on the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass is a bit excessive, but thanks to a recent Facebook post by the game, we get a better picture of just what your money will be going towards – paramount of which are playable Batgirl missions, and the biggest black hole video game world can provide, skins (costumes). Source: Facebook

Word on the street is that Josh Trank (Chronicle, upcoming Fantastic Four) was let go from his position as the director on a Star Wars spin-off movie due to “erratic” and “isolated” behavior on the set of Fantastic Four. Fox has said – and mind you that Fox’s word is gospel – that while there’s absolutely no way that his shoddy performance translated to Fantastic Four, word of his issues made their way to Disney and became the cause of their parting ways. I always say, “if it looks like a Fox, sounds like a Fox, it’s probably Bullshit.” Source: THR

The first season of Fox’s Gotham is coming to a close, and nobody could be happier than us for no longer having to review it next season. Sorry, guys. I can hear your hearts break from here (this could always change). However, the last episode was intriguing and clever. The promo clip for the season finale, “All Happy Families Are Alike,” shows us a very interesting look at Fish Mooney. Jada has hinted at Fish not returning for Season 2, but what if that was all a trick and Fish merely transforms into some other known character from the Batman lore? Just a thought. Source: Comicbookmovie.com

Did you guys like the Jared Leto Joker shots? Well, turns out the joke may be on us after DC Comics retweeted a Q&A response from Batman penciller Greg Capullo that suggested we all may have been trolled. I’ve learned never to say never when it comes to the Joker and plot twists. I mean, have you read Endgame??? Source: Twitter

Nerdy or not, Kurt Cobain’s new HBO documentary, Montage of Heck, has just been released. Along with it, a new Kurt Cobain album hits stores this summer. I have no idea what that means, as the only posthumous album’s I’ve really listened to are 2Pac’s… but whether they decide to rehash some old stuff and include new artists or just release some previously-recorded material is up in the air. Are you ready for a Kurt Cobain album? Do people still buy albums anymore? Source: Bedford + Bowery

AMC has found another to Fear the Walking Dead in the upcoming spin-off. Elizabeth Rodriguez, who plays Aleida Diaz in Orange is the New Black (the pregnant girl’s convinct mom for all the guys whose girls make them watch it) will be a series regular. Starting this summer, we are going to have zombie action going almost all year round. I don’t know if I’m ready for that kind of commitment. Source: EW

Get ready to be bored with more Spider-Man casting rumors. The two front-runners for the role of Peter Parker are Asa Butterfield (Ender in Ender’s Game) and Tom Holland (Billy in Billy Elliot). I’m struggling to find a reason to care about either of them, but they’re both decent enough actors that I shouldn’t take my biased frustration out on them. Source: Screen Rant

Stop freaking out everybody! With Star Wars Day just around the corner (May… the Fourth), Disney XD is having a Star Wars Rebels marathon! They’ve also announced that Season 2 will be premiering on June 20th. That gives you a month and a half to figure your life out, or read our reviews to see what you’re missing. Source: Star Wars

Ah, here’s an evil genius plan to get people to buy comic books – make them exclusive to Toys R Us, made available only after spending $25 on Marvel merchandise. The promotion starts May 9th, so get ready to buy some stuff your kid probably won’t want, and you get an issue of Armor Wars in return. Source: Marvel

The Arrow/Flash spin-off, which doesn’t even have an official name, has a release date. In an interview with Victor Garber (who plays Dr. Stein, half of Firestorm), it was revealed that the series would premiere in January. A 3-minute teaser will be revealed during CW’s TV Upfronts presentation. Source: Broadway World

Get ready for the third installment of Robot Chicken‘s DC Comics team-up, titled Friendship is Magic. This one’s gonna feature even more celebrity voice guests. If you haven’t watched the first two, I would recommend you do so before the third one comes out this fall. Source: Newsarama

Game of Thrones: Ascent is available for download now. The mobile game lets you build a house and pretty much play out the moments of the stories. If it’s anything like other freemum games out, then you’ll get a few days of enjoyment out of it, followed my either frustrated deleting or forking over money to advance. May the gods be with you. Source: Disruptor Beam Games

For all my Friends‘ fans out there, Matt LeBlanc (Joey, duh) made an appearance on The Graham Norton Show with Rebel Wilson, where he performed the ditty for Freud! The Musical and the “This Hand is Your Hand” song. It sounds even more ridiculous 20 years later coming from a nearly 50 year-old, but I’m glad I came across it. The episode also features Rebel Wilson (Fat Amy) and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) as guests. Source: YouTube

First off, I guess they’re making a Barbershop 3? And then, I guess Regina Hall (Scary Movie 2) is in it? I can’t say I care enough to want to see it… yet. I’m open to the idea that somebody else would want to go see it, though. Me? If there’s no Ice Cube or Cedric the Entertainer, then it’s a no-go for me. Source: Variety

Lady Sif from Thor, Jaimie Alexander, is going to be naked and tattooed in the upcoming NBC series, Blindspot. I’m sure you’re half-way to Googling “Jaimie Alexander naked and tattooed” by now, so I figure it was a good blurb to end the news on. Source: ComingSoon (no pun intended, ya grossy)

 

Yesterday in the Nerd Verse… April 30th, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron already is on a roll in the good ole U.S. of A. It’s Thursday night premiere made 27.6 million dollars. Source: Yahoo!

The world got a first time look at Will Smith as Deadshot. I’m not totally impressed yet, but maybe that is because he looks a lot like Walt “Clyde” Frazier?

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Is it just us, or does the new Will Smith <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Deadshot?src=hash”>#Deadshot</a&gt; look an awful lot like the legend <a href=”https://twitter.com/WaltFrazier”>@WaltFrazier</a&gt;? <a href=”https://twitter.com/DavidAyerMovies”>@DavidAyerMovies</a&gt; <a href=”http://t.co/7UQZcLx2v5″>pic.twitter.com/7UQZcLx2v5</a></p>&mdash; Hush Comics (@HushComics) <a href=”https://twitter.com/HushComics/status/593925331439853569″>April 30, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Michael Fassbender announced that the Assassin’s Creed movie will begin filming in September. Source: ComingSoon.net

The SyFy Channel cancelled it’s apocalypse show Helix. Source: THR

A new cast member has been added to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Academy Award nominated Laura Linney. Maybe she can teach Megan Fox a thing or two? Source: THR

Vin Diesel wielding fire-y swords? Sign me up for The Last Witch Hunter!

There are new character posters out for Fantastic Four and they give us absolutely no new insight into the movie. Darn. Source: Geek Tyrant

In other poster news, Terminator Genysis has a new poster. And if you can believe it, it doesn’t give us anything about the movie either. Other than lots of fire. Source: Geek Tyrant

Ghost in the Shell will be released two weeks earlier than originally planned… March 31, 2017. Source: Deadline

Kurt Vonnegut’s book Cat’s Cradle is being adapted for television. That is about all we know for now, but since Kurt Vonnegut is one of our favorite authors here at Hush, I felt it absolutely necessary to report this. Source: THR

The new Power Rangers movie will no longer be a summer film, but a winter 2017 film. Sad. Source: SlashFilm

After some photos started popping up, Bryan Singer took it upon himself to release a photo of Jubilee (Lana Condor) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) on the set of X-Men Apocalypse. Source: Instagram

Jubilee and Jean Grey