Nerd News Roundup

The Expendables 3

Sylvester Stallone confirmed that the villain of the next movie will be none other than Mel Gibson, which makes perfect sense given the actor’s previous status as an action hero before he became more famous for his drinking and then engaging in misogyny and anti-Semitic rants.

So… I don’t know… I mean, it’s cool on one level purely for the nostalgia factor, but at the same time, I’m not sure I can see Mel Gibson anymore without automatically thinking of all of his noxious off-screen behavior.

Sort of like how I feel with Tom Cruise. I just can’t see him as anything other than a couch jumping loon now, even if the picture he is in otherwise looks amazing, his presence drags me out of the narrative.

Agents of SHIELD

Here’s a minute long featurette highlighting the techno-geeks Agents Fitz and Simmons.

h/t AICN

Spiderman 2-2

Here’s news/possibly a rumor about who actress Felicity Jones will play: (Spoilers below the fold.)

Talking to View London, Felicity Jones admitted “it’s all quite shrouded in secrecy,” but admitted that she plays “the Goblin’s girlfriend. I’m in a relationship with him, and his accomplice. I’m on the dark side.”

If by “the Goblin” she means “the Green Goblin”– and we can’t imagine why she wouldn’t– that likely makes her character Lily Hollister, Harry Osborn’s girlfriend who comes in contact with the Goblin serum that turns Harry’s father into the original Green Goblin and becomes a villainess of her own called Menace


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