Nerd News: June 14-20


Spent the week under a rock? Then here’s a list of the major news stories you might have missed.

More Gundam than you can shake a Zaku at.

Space Battleship Yamato isn’t the only anime having an anniversary this year, as the famous mecha series Gundam is turning 35. This leads to three upcoming shows; the second season of Gundam Build Fighters, Gundam: The Origin a retelling of the original story based upon a Manga series of the same name and now Gundam Reconguista in G. The title looks more futuristic than other entries in the franchise but as of now, little is known about the show other than a countdown on a website that’ll hopefully tell us more when it hits zero on June 23rd. Until then watch the trailer and I’ll dig up my old copy of Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz. In a related story a parody manga featuring Char doing real life stuff is coming. To announced the series a live action video hit the web.

Angry Birds in Disguise

I can't wait for the inevitable Angry Birds My Little Pony game.

I can’t wait for the inevitable Angry Birds My Little Pony game.

The marketing machine behind the popular Angry Birds keeps rolling with the announcement of the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers. Little is known about the title so far, but we can assume that it involves shooting birds at pigs. Just a guess.

Proof that we’re at the bottom of the barrel

Remember the 90s? This was basically what people liked then.

Remember the 90s? This was basically what people liked then.

So Channing Tatum wants to be a part of a Maxx project. Never heard of Maxx? I’m surprised I did. The character was created by Sam Kieth and spanned a number of comics for Image Comics and even a animated series produced for MTV in the 90s. If this happens and the ReBoot films don’t, I’m gonna flip a table.

The Story of Rocket Racoon

Looking forward to the Guardians of the Galaxy film? So am I. So here’s the new International trailer for said film. This time we get a better look at the CGI talking Racoon nerds have been waiting for. The film will be released in North America on August 1st.

We Can Be Heroes, just for one season

Some news has arrived from the upcoming revival of NBC’s Heroes. It seems that Jack Coleman will return to reprise his role as Noah Berrett or the guy with the glasses. In a related story, we weren’t all drunk a few months back when NBC announced Heroes Reborn.

Grumpy old men with guns Part 3

Want poorly written action schlock with actors you loved from the 80s and 90s? Then watch this trailer for Expendables 3. The film features the returning gang (minus Bruce Willis) and adds; Zorro, a tax evader, a MMA champion, an anti semite and Harrison Ford. The film hits theatres August 15th then probably Blu Ray a couple of months later.

Knick and Tuck

Looking for more TV this summer? Well, Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen’s upcoming show The Knick has a new trailer. The show follows Owen’s character who’s a doctor at New York’s Knickbacker Hospital during the early 20th century. It looks dark, bloody and interesting to say the least. The series will be airing on Cinemax in America and The Movie Network/Movie Central in Canada on August 8th.

Dynamite Comics. We’ll do anything…anything

In pointless cross-over comics news, both Dynamite Comics and DC Comics announced the crossover between Zorro and Django from the film and comic franchise Django Unchained. The story will be plotted by Matt Wagner and Quentin Tarantino himself.  Yep you read that right. Let the mayhem come when it hits comic shops later this year. Read the full press release here.

Get excited about films that you won’t see for two years.

Universal Films has released information on some of their upcoming projects. The notably films are Star Trek 3, Paranormal Activity 5, Transformers 5, GI Joe 3 and of course Hansel and Gretel 2, yes a sequel to the Witch Hunter film. Great…but at least we don’t have to wait that long for Hottub Time Machine 2. Yes thats a thing coming soon, prepare yourselves.

Better Call Waiting

Better Call Saul's first press shot featuring series star Bob Odenkirk and series creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan.

Better Call Saul’s first press shot featuring star Bob Odenkirk and creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan.

In some sad news, it seems that AMC has pushed back the debut date of the upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off series, Better Call Saul. However, they also announced that they’ve ordered a 13 episode second season, meaning that we’ll at least get 23 episodes of everyones favourite slim ball lawyer. They also released a new press shot (shown above). Look for the show, in early 2015.

From Iron Man to Law Man

Looking for something with Robert Doweny Jr. before the upcoming Avengers Sequel? Well then watch this trailer for his next film, The Judge. The film star’s Doweny as a lawyer defending his estranged Judge father played by Robert Duvall. The film will also feature Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo) and Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent). The film is set for a October 24th release.

30 minutes of MGSV

So even after a week of E3 we still get more Metal Gear Solid V goodness. This time we get a full 30 minute demo of the upcoming game in one of Konami’s Kojima Stations. While the video is partially in Japanese, the gameplay features the English cast as well as narration. The video starts around the 42 minute mark. Enjoy.

The Return of Sailor Moon

Another trailer for the upcoming Sailor Moon Crystal series hit the web this week. If you’re interested watch the trailer and prepare for the series debut on July 5th. The show will be streamed on a number of different websites including Crunchyroll, Hulu and Neon Alley.

Other Stuff:

Rumour has it that James Momoa (Stargate Atlantis, Game of Thrones) might be playing Aquaman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “Weird Al” Yankovic has announced a new album, Mandatory Fun for July 15. Powerpuff Girls will return with a new TV series in 2016. The epic amazing totally watchable horrible Resident Evil film franchise will come to an end in next year or so. The film tentatively called Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will end the story of Paul W.S. Anderson’s vanity project for his wife. It can’t be worse than Afterlife…I hope. In some poorly timed news, Warner Brothers is planing on rebooting Scooby-Doo, this coming a few days after the death of Casey Kasem the original voice of Shaggy (for those who care, he also did voice work on Transformers and Battle of the Planets). 4K Media announced that they’re helping produce another film based upon the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, start rebuilding your decks now. While Harrison Ford’s injury on the set of Star Wars VII was originally reported as a broken ankle an official report now says it was his whole leg. MGM is working on a film based upon the Outer Limits TV series.  Look out for a D&D Podcast this weekend, we’ll be talking about our experience watching the Game of Thrones Finale in a theatre.

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