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Ant-Man trailer


Here’s a new trailer for Ant-Man that makes the movie look good. Though it does have a bit of an Iron Man vibe to it with the armored corporate villain.

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Army of Darkness 2

And now, the exception that proves the rule. This is absolutely necessary. This must absolutely happen. Why? Bruce Campbell.

The last one was 22 years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I use to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here. . . Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it. . . Alright sir, the answer is yes.

Presumably, given the post-credit sequence I heard about, this would likely involve his teaming up with the sequel/reboot’s star Jane Levy in some capacity to kill more undead.

Marvel

Now that Marvel has the film rights to the Punisher and Daredevil back in the house, there remain questions as to whether or not we’ll see Matt Murdock and Frank Castle show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To which Kevin Feige replied essentially, “Maybe, I don’t know right now…”

We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time.

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Not much in the way of Entertainment news today.

Agents of SHIELD

I hate typing periods for SHIELD, so I’m not going to do it.

Anyway, good news if you’re actually watching the show and you’re a fan (like me.) It’s been picked up for a full order of 22 episodes this season.

I wouldn’t call it the greatest thing on TV, but it is a decent to good show with potential which puts it in the 95th percentile of TV shows.

Astronomy

Scientists have found a planet drifting about out there free from any star.

Eighty light-years from Earth, there’s a world that’s just six times more massive than Jupiter, floating all alone without a sun to keep it warm, astronomers reported Wednesday.

Such free-floaters have been reported before, but in the past, it hasn’t always been clear whether these were orphaned planets or failed stars. This time, the scientists say they’re sure it’s a planet.

“We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this,” team leader Michael Liu of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa said in a news release. “It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all alone. I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do.”

Scott Carpenter, the second man in orbit, passed away yesterday following a recent stroke. He was 88.

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Star Wars

Here’s a promo for Star Wars: Rebels, the new animated series that replaces Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

In the movie universe, reportedly Sir Ben Kingsley has auditioned for a role for Episode VII.

Wonder Woman

This isn’t an announcement for a movie or a TV show or even another DTV animated movie. Nope. It’s an announcement that they would really like to do one of those things with the character, which might make you wonder since they own the property and have the money to do it, why the character sits on the shelf right now gathering dust.

The Hollywood Reporter was present for an entertainment law conference this past weekend and during the proceedings Tsujihara said that the studio is prioritizing some kind of Wonder Woman project, but that at this time what that project will be is unknown. Noting the studio’s lack of superhero movies outside of Batman and Superman as “missed opportunity,” the executive said that there are “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV” and that they “need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”

Judging from the past few ‘projects’ they commissioned, in which she was Single Female Lawyer, I’m guessing she’s sitting on the shelf because they have no clue what to do with her.

Marvel

Want.

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Agents of SHIELD

Marvel and the stars of Agents of SHIELD have clued us in to expect a post-credits cameo tonight from one of the stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. By all accounts, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) will be reprising his role for a brief spot tonight.

The pilot for this was a bit fun, albeit goofy at times, but I enjoyed it and I think it has room to grow and get better. I’d still recommend it even without the stunt cameo.

The Avengers 2

And speaking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Spader is gearing up (See what I did there? Eh? Eh? Sigh… shut up…) for his role as the villainous robot Ultron.

“just this weekend I went in for them to take very extensive photographs, head scans, body scans, and all kinds of things in preparation for figuring out how the hell I’m gonna fit in this Ultron character!”

Super Mario 3D World

Here’s a trailer for the Wii U game that highlights all of the crazy power-ups, including a Cat-Mario, what looks like a Cannon-Mario, Multiple-Man Mario, and a Question Mark box Mario that generates coins as you walk.

It all looks pretty crazy but fun.

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In which I really scrape the bottom of the barrel for anything worth talking about:

Star Wars

There is a casting call for a rather tall actor that could be for Chewbacca, another Wookie, or a 7 foot tall alien noodle monster for all we know.

But let’s run with Wookie for now.

Unknown Marvel Female Superhero Movie

Natalie Portman spills the beans that Marvel is at least in the planning stages of a superhero movie that will have a central female character or lead. It would be a safe bet to say that it’s probably Captain Marvel, because she’s the only super-heroine that I can think of that isn’t currently on a team that Marvel doesn’t own the movie rights to.

I’ve got nothing else. So post any nerd news you find in the comments, folks.

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Ant-Man

One of Marvel’s Phase 3 movies, Ant-Man, has had its release date moved from November 6, 2015 up to July 31, 2015, just two months after the Avengers sequel.

If you’re not familiar with Ant-Man, here’s a primer from his Wikipedia article:

Biochemist Henry Pym, discovering an unusual set of subatomic particles he labels “Pym particles”, creates a size-altering formula and tests it on himself. Reduced to the size of an insect, Pym has a dangerous encounter with ants in a nearby anthill. Shortly afterward, he constructs a cybernetic helmet that allows him to communicate with and control ants. Pym designs a costume and reinvents himself as the superhero Ant-Man, and defeats several KGB agents attempting to steal the formula for an anti-radiation gas.

Accidentally involved in a plan by the Asgardian god Loki to draw out his sibling Thor, Ant-Man and the Wasp join the superhero team the Avengers, the Wasp unintentionally thinks up the name of the Avengers, with Pym becoming Giant-Man after the first mission. It is revealed in flashback that Pym adopted the identity of Giant-Man out of feelings of inadequacy when compared to team mates Iron Man and Thor.

You can read the rest there. His backstory is a particularly good example of “Because comics, that’s why!” that you’ll find.

For the record, word count on fictional Dr. Henry Pym’s Wikipedia page: 4,965

Word count for the article on real world physicist Pierre Curie: 1,175

Arrow

Latino Review reportedly has the list of actors being considered to play Barry Allen (The Flash) down to three which will be screen testing today.

Don’t worry, ladies. They all look appropriately CW, which means they’ll probably be spending more time with their shirts off than they will with their costumes on.

General

Ian McKellan married Patrick Stewart and his girlfriend Sunny Ozell this past weekend. Which is to say that Ian McKellan officiated the ceremony and not that the three opted for polygamy.  Though, this being the internet, I’m sure there is already fan fic somewhere involving Magneto, Professor X, and Wolverine (or Jean Gray) all getting married. Don’t look for it. Don’t tell me about it. Let’s just quietly move on and not go around seeing anything we can’t unsee.

GTA5

Rockstar Games continues to promote its upcoming Grand Theft Auto 5, and has posted new content on their visitor’s travelogue about the TV and radio stations you’ll be able to listen to in between bouts of carjacking people, shooting mobsters in the face, and just running around gleefully shooting up their Los Angeles stand-in with a flamethrower or rocket propelled grenade launcher.

Because if there is one thing I want to do when I play a video game it’s put the controller down and watch TV in the video game.

But hell, what do I know, these things have made billions.

Nerd News: Talking Raccoon edition


Interesting choice, if true…

We’ve spent months waiting with bated breath for Marvel Studios to announce who they will have voice the gun-loving Rocket Raccoon in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and today it sounds as though they may have found their actor. A source over in England where the film is currently in production has told Latino-Review that Bradley Cooper has been offered the chance to voice the diminutive hero in the 2014 space epic. Whether or not Cooper will accept the role remains unknown.

Once again, DC fans, I’d like to point out that Marvel is putting a talking raccoon and a walking tree possibly voiced by two A-list actors while Warner Bros. still hasn’t managed to put out a Wonder Woman vehicle since Linda Carter.

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Lots and lots of stuff to catch up on.

Doctor Who

The Doctor is dead. Long live the Doctor.

According to Dr. Who fans on the Internet, this is simultaneously the worst and best choice ever made.

Batman vs. Superman

There is a ton of rumors out there surrounding who the new Dark Knight will be in the Man of Steel sequel.

None of it particularly excites me right now, because Zach Snyder is reportedly meeting with Frank Miller to discuss the story of the movie, and seriously, if this movie turns into a two hour grim and gritty comic book fest I think I’d much rather just pop in my Superman II and Batman DVDs and call it a day.

This is going to be a movie with two guys in tights who beat up criminals. Can we possibly have a little fun in it?

Ender’s Game

Here’s a trailer for the trailer of Ender’s Game

I… man… seriously… a trailer for a trailer… Take it away, Jean Luc.

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Thor: The Dark World

The Norse god of thunder and son of Odin, however, refuses to be outdone by you, Ender’s Game. Nay. Behold, mortals… a picture advertising a trailer for the sequel.

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Star Wars

ABC and Lucasfilm both having been assimilated by the Disney Collective (motto: Resistance is futile.) are now in talks to bring some Star Wars to your TV.

So, one more point in favor of Star Wars there, Trekkers. Our evil corporate overlords trust that we’re devoted enough to our fandom that we’ll watch a TV show and still go out and pay $15 to see a movie set in the same universe.

Some of you may point out that the last live action Star Wars TV outings were the eldritch horrors known as the Ewok adventure movies, to which I would counter: Enterprise.

Though, seriously, Paramount… make a damn Star Trek show.

Star Trek

Speaking of which, in the event that JJ Abrams has gone to the Dark Side for good and can no longer churn out sequels to his alternate timeline franchise, Paramount reportedly wants to go with Jon M. Chu recently of G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Speculate now on which character The Rock should play in the Star Trek mythos. I’m going with Sybok.

The Crow

This remake inexplicably continues to be made. And Crow creator James O’Barr lets us all know that this particular film adaptation will be much closer to his original comics than the one with ill-fated star Brandon Lee.

“It was his idea to go right back to the source material and essentially shoot it shot-for-shot, as in the book, but with a little more backstory for some of the characters.”

Would it be irony, justice, or just really hilarious if Brandon Lee came back in full Crow make-up and stormed into the studio meetings where unnecessary remakes were green-lit and forced the executives to watch the remakes of Miracle of 34th Street, Mr. Deeds, and Halloween?