Nerd News Roundup


Star Wars

On a post over at starwars.com, Lucasfilm announces that they will be wrapping up their long running Clone Wars cartoon series, postponing the planned comedic Star Wars: Detours, and starting work on another cartoon series set in a period of time that hasn’t been explored yet.

The end of Clone Wars is too bad. That was a show of varying quality, but when it was good, it actually made the prequel trilogy better by spending time showing Anakin’s heroic qualities, his commitment to those he cares about, and his extremely short fuse when those people are hurt. Wish we had had more of that in the prequels and less podracing.

No, no, this is just as good as taking the time to develop the friendship between your two leads that will make the inevitable betrayal all the more powerful.

No, no, this is just as good as taking the time to develop the friendship between your two leads that will make the inevitable betrayal all the more powerful.

Sigh… I’m done. Moving on.

Anyway, I’d expect if we’re moving into a new trilogy set 30-40 years after Han, Luke, Leia, and company killed the Emperor, blew up the Death Star, and liberated the galaxy, that the new show will be set prior to Episode VII and lead into that movie. Given the fan base and the amount of money involved, Disney would be crazy not to take advantage of having both a TV and film property that could play off of each other.

GI Joe

Ninja fight.

Iron Man 3

Robert Downey, Jr. and director Shane Black give an interview to Moviefone.com about their upcoming sequel and what to expect. Some mild spoilers, but a lot of stuff we already knew.

Updated: It would probably help you all if I actually posted the link.

Arrow

Normally, I don’t post TV stuff, but it’s a nerdy show, and frankly, Arrow is a lot better than I expected way back when I first heard that the CW was doing another DC superhero origins story. I expected Smallville epic levels of awfulness and have instead been pleasantly surprised that it ranges merely from the silly to surprisingly good.

So here’s a clip reel with some footage of upcoming episodes.

(h/t io9)

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