Thursday December 13th 2018

No Daredevil Until 2020?

Canceled Netflix Marvel Shows Have A Two Year Wait For Disney Streaming Service.

There is a clause in the contract that prevents any Netflix Marvel show from moving to Disney+ until two years after cancellation.

For Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil this means the year 2020.

For The Punisher and Jessica Jones this could mean 2021 with their next seasons already in the works.

But with Scarlet Witch, Loki, Winter Soldier, and Falcon shows already planned for Disney+, the timing might be just what the all powerful mouse has in mind.

https://www.geeksofdoom.com/2018/12/13/netflixs-marvel-shows-cant-appear-on-disney-for-two-years

Birds Of Prey movie adds Chris Messina to the cast.

Messina will play the character Victor Zsasz.

Victor Zsasz is known to kill with a knife, cuts a tally in his own flesh to keep track of his kills, and feels that he is doing his victims a favor by freeing them from existence.

Chris Messina is known mostly for playing Danny Castellano on The Mindy Project.

Birds Of Prey is not slated for release until February of 2020.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/birds-of-prey-has-cast-another-intriguing-batman-villai-1830970745

Did you think that Ian Ziering's career was over again now that the Sharknado series is over?

Ziering will play Daniel Cassidy in Swamp Thing for the DC Universe digital subscription service.

The series will not air until sometime in 2019, but is said to be a key recurring role.

The show will also feature Crystal Reed for her second character within the DC Universe (she also plays Sofia Falcone on Gotham).

The series will be written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman.

https://deadline.com/2018/12/swamp-thing-ian-ziering-daniel-cassidy-dc-universe-series-1202518771/

Doctor Who will not release new episodes in 2019.

The BBC has officially announced that the next series (or what we call seasons in the United States) won't be released until 2020.

BBC News Entertainment Correspondent Lizo Mzimba has said that it is because “Doctor Who has almost uniquely complex filming requirements and a lengthy post-production period.”

The show does seem to be becoming a bigger and bigger challenge to make with recent series getting a reduction of episodes, increasing gaps of time between each series, and even specials becoming less often.

There was even rumors that showrunner Chris Chibnall threatened to leave if he wasn't given more time on the next series.

Do you believe this or do you think it's just excuses?

https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/bbc-explains-doctor-who-season-12-delayed-2020/

Wednesday December 12th 2018

More cast members have been announced for The Mandalorian.

We already knew that the show will star Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, and is being created by Jon Favreau.

Today they also announced the casting of Giancarlo Esposito, Nick Nolte and Werner Herzog.

Herzog may be best known as a legendary director, but was only added as an actor.

At a rumored cost of $100 million for a 10-episode season, The Mandalorian should be one of the flagship- shows of the upcoming Disney streaming service.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/12/mandalorian-pedro-pascal/

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is returning to Supernatural.

Don't get too excited, it's only for episode 300.

He will of course be returning as John Winchester, the father of Sam and Dean Winchester.

Morgan has talked about returning to the show for over a decade.

The last time he was on the show was the Season 2 finale All Hell Breaks Loose.

Part two of that finale aired on May 17th 2007.

Even back then scenes with Jeffrey Dean Morgan had to be filmed weeks in advance using blue screen due to the actor's limited availability.

The 300th episode, titled "Lebanon," will air Thursday, February 7th.

https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/12/12/supernatural-jeffrey-dean-morgan-300th-episode

They canceled Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Daredevil, and probably The Defenders.

So fans are pretty worried about Jessica Jones and The Punisher.

Well fans have at least one more season of The Punisher as Netflix have added a very short teaser at the end of their official January preview reel.

Immediately after the video was posted, The Punisher himself Jon Bernthal posted an image of him as the character.

Many have connected a lack of social media activity to previously canceled Marvel shows on Netflix.

Will fans talk up this new season of The Punisher enough to get it a season three?

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/netflix-teases-punisher-season-2

The Predator raked in $160.5 million at the box office after a budget of $88 million when it was released in theaters just a few months ago.

This seems to be impressive enough to get The Predator its own Christmas special.

Ok, it's actually going to be aired as a Holiday Short during BoJack Horseman on Wednesday December 19th.

This will be one day after The Predator is released on Blu-Ray December 18th.

Am I the only one more interested in this short than I was in the fourth sequel to this movie franchise?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/12/18138147/predator-holiday-short

Tuesday December 11th 2018

Today's Nerd News is sponsored by the reindeer you see in the intro of our weekly show.

Those reindeer are handmade by my wife and are for sale!

Just follow the link to the etsy page in the show notes.

It's not too late to get them before Christmas.

They are extremely limited to only a small few made each year.

So buy them now before someone else does!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/652749686/reindeer-with-bells-fawn-brown-legs-move

When it comes to Godzilla: King of the Monsters, much of the press has been focused on Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.

But the latest trailer makes it seem like the real stars are the bad kaiju poised to battle Godzilla himself.

King Ghidorah, Mothra; and Rodan will of course grab the attention of any Godzilla fan, but will that be enough?

Is this one of those rare cases where even a good story isn't necessary?

Will the battles be epic enough to keep fans happy?

https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/10/18134554/godzilla-king-of-the-monsters-trailer-king-ghidorah-mothra-rodan

Solo: A Star Wars Story just can't catch a break.

First there was that whole director problem (that the movie never really got over).

Then it receives the low box office from fans so extremely disappointed in The Last Jedi.

Now it seems that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has officially disqualified the films score from Oscar consideration.

The reason is that Disney didn't make the November 15th deadline to submit.

Do you sense that Disney is setting this movie up as its scapegoat for the Rian Johnson problem?

https://www.cbr.com/solo-a-star-wars-story-disqualified-from-oscars/

As if Jason Mamoa hasn't already won over the attention of every female on the planet, he just solidified it even more.

In a recent interview with The Mirror he proclaimed that he was constantly crying on the set of Aquaman.

'I was constantly crying. I was raised by a single mother and I'm very connected to my emotions.'

He says he gets his softer side from his mother Coni.

He followed that with 'I'm not going to nor-mally get hired to play those emotional things – and I'm capable of it. I'm just trapped in a big, dumb body!'

So how long do you think it will be until he announces that his next major motion picture is some intense drama with tons of Oscar potential?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6476241/Jason-Momoa-says-constantly-crying-set-Aquaman-gushes-mum-Coni.html

If it seemed like anime is everywhere recently, it might not be your imagination.

The Hollywood Reporter just published a story that says the industry raked in $19.1 billion in 2017.

Streaming was a big reason for this with Netflix, Hulu, and of course Crunchyroll playing a big part.

If someone was just getting into Anime, what would you recommend they start with?

https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/12/09/anime-industry-2017-revenue-profit-popular-money/

Monday December 10th 2018

This weekend had the second lowest box office of the year, but next weekend should be massive.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Mortal Engines, and Once Upon A Deadpool will be released just days from now.

This is followed with Aquaman, Bumblebee, and Mary Poppins Returns on December 21st.

So you can call this 'The calm before the storm.'

Ralph Breaks the Internet still topped the box office with $16,253,831.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald raked in $6,953,846 for the weekend.

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

Netflix has released a teaser for season three of Stranger Things without releasing a single scene from the upcoming season.

They released the episode titles and that the show will be based in the year 1985.

The show titles announced are “Suzie, Do You Copy?,” “The Mall Rats,” “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard,” “The Sauna Test,” “The Source,” “The Birthday,” “The Bite,” and “The Battle of Starcourt.”

Some speculate that the Suzie mentioned in the first episode is Max Mayfield's mother Susan Hargrove.

Maybe the second episode is a trip to the mall that doesn't go as planned?

It's a pretty safe bet that the last episode will be a big fight against this seasons evil beast.

Please post the most ridiculous predictions possible in the comments.

Let's have some fun with these vague titles.

https://bgr.com/2018/12/10/stranger-things-season-3-episode-titles/

Bumblebee won't be released into theaters until December 21st, but it's already getting a 100% positive score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Since that's only based on 12 reviews, that should be taken with a massive sized grain of salt.

Maybe people are just THAT happy that Michael Bay isn't in charge of the Transformers franchise anymore?

Or could it be that Travis Knight's work on Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls received so much respect that the hopes are extremely high.

Only time will tell if this sixth movie in the Transformers franchise can live up to those high expectations.

Will Bumblebee live up to the hype?

Post your thoughts in the comments.

https://comicbook.com/movies/2018/12/09/transformers-bumblebee-100-percent-rotten-tomatoes/

BUCKETHEADS: A Star Wars Story (2018 Fan Film)

Sometimes a Star Wars Fan Film is released that everyone needs to stand up and take notice of.

BUCKETHEADS is one of these fan films.

Shot in September 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, it had over 76 people directly involved in the project.

The story covers one battle from the Stormtroopers point of view.

Clocking in at 13 minutes and 34 seconds, it is highly recommended.

So please watch it and let us know what you think in the comments.

https://youtu.be/t6GUxb0kCCA

Friday December 7th 2018

Alright, let's face it. The only Nerd News people care about today is that brand spanking new Avengers Endgame trailer.

So for today's Nerd News I present to you Trailer Trash Talk. It's not about that third cousin that loves Five Finger Death Punch, Affliction Wear T-Shirts, and still thinks chicks dig the stench of Axe Body spray. Nope, this is where we talk trash about a new movie trailer! So let's get started!

Watch the actual trailer at https://youtu.be/hA6hldpSTF8

Avengers: End Game will be released on April 26, 2019 instead of the previously announced May 3, 2019 release date.

I encourage you to post your thoughts in the comments, call me out for any mistakes I made, or just fill in the things that I missed.

Thursday December 6th 2018

Kevin Smith Visits Star Wars Set


Kevin Smith recently visited the set of Star Wars nine.

As always, he had nothing but good things to say about it on a show called GMA Day.

As often happens, he got very emotional, and cried after watching a performance many are guessing was Mark Hamill.

"I wept on set because I saw somebody give a career-best performance. Somebody I’ve seen in these movies before. I rolled a tear, it was so darn powerful."

Click the link below to see the entire clip from GMA Day on Slash Film.

https://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-episode-9-set/


Guillermo del Toro Pinocchio Not For Kids


I can't be the only one who had zero interest in yet another adaptation of the story of Pinocchio.

Then I heard that Guillermo del Toro was the one behind it all, and suddenly I was down right excited.

I am aware that this stop motion version of Pinocchio being done for Netflix is not news.

I also understand that Del Toro being the writer, producer and director of this musical is not news either.

But the part I do find interesting though is that Del Toro is making it clear that this will not be a family friendly version of the age old tale.

“It’s not a Pinocchio for all the family. Of course. Pinocchio during the rise of Mussolini, do the math. A puppet during the rise of fascism.”

Del Toro continues with “He’s a creature that is created through unnatural means from a father that he then distances [himself] from, and has to learn about failure and pain and loneliness.”

https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3536559/guillermo-del-toro-teases-animated-pinocchio-film-netflix-not-family/


Bumblebee director not directing Guardians Of The Galaxy 3


Bumblebee director Travis Knight is not directing Guardians Of The Galaxy 3.

In a recent interview he was blunt in his denial.

"I'm a huge fan of what Marvel did, it's no surprise for anyone to know that as a child I was a huge fan of comics. But no, it's just a rumor!"

So will Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 ever be made?

I still say that Kevin Smith is the only one on the planet that could take the job without massive backlash, but he seems loyal to DC so far.

https://www.comicbookmovie.com/transformers/bumblebee/bumblebee-director-travis-knight-responds-to-reports-that-he-will-direct-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-3-a165114

Warwick Davis Not Returning To Leprechaun


Warwick Davis has been a fan favorite across many nerdy film franchises.

He is the most well known Ewok from Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter movies, and of course the star of the Leprechaun films.

Yeah, he was also Marvin in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Nikabrik in the The Chronicles of Narnia, and so many others, but this isn't just me reading his entire IMDB page.

This is about the one franchise he isn't interested in returning to; Leprechaun.

He will not be in Leprechaun Returns when it hits theaters December 11th.

That role will go to someone named Linden Porco instead.

In a recent interview Davis explained his reason why.

"You know what we did six Leprechaun films and around Halloween people always watch them and love them. Horror is an interesting medium, I think it's different when you have kids, you look at horror in a slightly different way. Since I finished the Leprechaun films I had kids and I see the world through their eyes and to be in a horror movie right now is probably not quite right, I will wait until my son turns 18 and then I'll do some horror again."

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2462885/warwick-davis-explains-why-he-didnt-return-for-the-new-leprechaun-movie


Wednesday December 5th 2018

Jake Gyllenhaal confirms Mysterio role in Spiderman

Gyllenhaal posted to Instagram today that he is not playing the iconic superhero Spiderman.

This is not news to anyone as there have been set photos of him in the Mysterio costume.

It is however the first time anyone from the movie has officially confirmed Mysterio in  Spiderman: Far From Home.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is scheduled to be released on July 5th, 2019 in the United States.

https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2018/12/jake-gyllenhaal-confirms-mysterio-role-in-spider-man-far-from-home/


Who is Captain Marvel's cat?

In the comics the cat was called Chewie and named after everyone's favorite Wookie.

In the upcoming movie the cat is called Goose and is named after a revenge loving nerd from Top Gun.

No matter if you call it Chewie or Goose it is a Flerken and has enough tentacles coming from its mouth to make a fan of Japanese anime blush.

Within its body it holds pocket realities, bubbles of space, and time that existed in other worlds.

It can understand human conversation and is helpless if muzzled.

Like my dog Awesome, it can eat anything, but unlike my dog, it won't get sick.

Will Guardians of the Galaxy member Rocket Racoon identify Goose as a Flerken like he did in the comics?

Will Nick Fury lose an eye while gushing over the cute little furball?

My guess is no on both of these.

Look for Goose on the latest Captain Marvel trailer linked in the show notes.

https://youtu.be/0LHxvxdRnYc



Yesterday we reported about how Ryan Reynolds won't give up on Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine.

Today we learn that The Russo Brothers Joe and Anthony have announced that both Deadpool and Xmen will definitely arrive in the MCU.

Being the directors of Avengers 4, they would know.

Disney CEO Bob Iger has also made it clear that it will all fall under one roof.

"I want to be careful here because of what's been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn't be two Marvels."

So is Ryan Reynolds fight to get Hugh Jackman back to play Wolverine just a tease of what's to come?

https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a25409449/x-men-deadpool-marvel-mcu-avengers-4-directors/


Tuesday December 4th 2018

No matter how clear Hugh Jackman is about never returning to the Wolverine character, Ryan Reynolds won't give up on the idea.

Earlier on The Ellen Show he told the host that "I would love to do a Deadpool, Wolverine mashup at some point, some kind of Logan thing. I don't know. He's on this kick ball change kick right now. I can't seem to bring him back. I can't seem to bring him back to the violence and mayhem. I'm trying. I talk to him every other day. Every other, other day he takes the call. But yeah, no, it's not really a rivalry. It's war."

Who do you think will win this war of wills? Will Ryan Reynolds convince Hugh Jackman to return to Wolverine one more time?

https://comicbook.com/marvel/2018/12/04/ryan-reynolds-hugh-jackman-deadpool-war/

Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan just adopted both a donkey and an emu.

He may play the villain Negan on The Walking Dead, but he obviously has a soft spot for animals.

The donkey and the emu have been best friends and didn't want to be separated.

The two cuddle up and sleep together and will become frantic and agitated when apart.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Founder Jennifer Gordon says they received 2,000 inquiries to adopt the two, but feel that the AMC star has the resources to make sure the two are given the best home.

https://pagesix.com/2018/12/04/jeffrey-dean-morgan-adopting-donkey-and-emu-because-theyre-bff/

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington says that one decade of his life is enough.

"It was emotional to leave the job, definitely, But I wouldn't say I was sad: If, like me, you go all the way back to the pilot of 'Game of Thrones,' that's almost 10 years of your life."

Although he has made it clear he is grateful for the show that made him famous, there is no chance he would ever go back.

"It was a huge emotional upheaval leaving that family," he said. "But would I want to go back and do more? Not on your life."

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46370461

It took only three months of filming in New York City, but filming has wrapped on Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker.

This Joker film is a stand alone movie and is not connected with the main DCEU Joker currently played by Jared Leto.

The movie is directed by Todd Phillips, and also stars the legendary Robert De Niro as Murray Franklin.

The movie is an origin story with The Joker's real name being Arthur Fleck.

This has led many to believe that the movie will end with the twist of this being an impostor.

One of the longest running gags of The Joker is that he has no true origin, has no 'real' name, and does everything to keep it that way.

https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1014701-joker-wrapped-production

After the failure of Iron Fist on Netflix, Marvel might be looking to bring another martial arts character to the limelight.

Shang-Chi may not be one of Marvel's most well known comic book properties, but Marvel loves bringing their more obscure characters into the MCU.

Wonder Woman 1984 co-writer Dave Callaham has been hired to write a screenplay.

Callaham is of Chinese descent and a Brown Belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu.

Do you think this will be another smash hit for the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

https://news.avclub.com/forget-iron-fist-marvel-studios-is-making-a-shang-chi-1830839668

So a second slightly less vague trailer has been released for Captain Marvel.

Am I the only one disappointed that they don't show the cat turning into a monster like in the comic?

Also, the cat is no longer named after the most popular wookie, but is now named after Goose in Top Gun.

Although the trailer tries to make it clear that she bleeds blue blood, is Kree, and a hero, take it all with a grain of salt.

Well, except the part where she's the hero. I think we can assume that part is still canon.

Marvel is great at leading us to believe they gave us full spoilers in a trailer, just to make the plot twist in the movie have more impact.

Click the link in the show note to see the trailer for yourself, then post your thoughts below.

https://youtu.be/0LHxvxdRnYc

Hopefully you’ve heard that the Nerds Drink Whiskey Christmas party is on Saturday.

Yes we will have both our shot glasses and low ball glasses to give away.

But we will also have our brand spanking new shirts to give away!

We have tried to make sure we have every size, but get yours before we run out of your size!

We don’t know when we will be able to print up more shirts, so this might be your only chance.

See you on Saturday at Dogger’s then?

https://www.facebook.com/events/188954781983246/

Monday December 3rd 2018

Movies for Nerds and geeks have once again ruled the major motion picture box office.

Ralph Breaks The Internet leads the pack with a total of $25,756,000 for the weekend.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald raked in $11,200,000 during its third week.

Venom is still printing money in the ninth week with a $380,000 weekend total.

But keep in mind that the real invasion is still on the way.

December 14th three movies are unleashed.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Once Upon A Deadpool, and Mortal Engines.

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/


Pollyanna McIntosh revealed that “things are in process” for the Rick Grimes movie trilogy.

The trilogy will be overseen by chief content officer Scott Gimple.

McIntosh also told fans at the Fan Fest San Jose that she assumes that she will be involved.

It is also been strongly hinted that the trilogy will give more detail about the well-equipped helicopter group.

The Walking Dead returns with its back half of Season Nine Sunday, February 10th on AMC.

https://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/2018/12/02/the-walking-dead-rick-grimes-movie-details-helicopter-community-pollyanna-mcintosh-jadis-anne/


So Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures was launched on YouTube Friday.

There is very clearly a reason why this was launched on Star Wars Kids instead of the main Star Wars outlets.

The videos seemed flooded with comments talking about how the videos were great and would indeed open up Star Wars to a younger audience.

When I tried to watch them, they came off as trailers to a show that would never happen.

They were so short, that there was zero story.

Because they were only select scenes, there was not even what could be called a short story arch.

In short, older nerds need not apply, but let us know in the comments if your kids enjoy them.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDe7m0POuwkL1gwnQ-FVhMw


Saturday December 8th at 1:00 pm the Nerds Drink Whiskey Christmas party begins.

We will be giving away our shot glasses, low ball glasses, and our brand new Nerds Drink Whiskey t-shirts!

Be entertained as the cast of Nerds Drink Whiskey exchange the worst Christmas presents they could find for each other.

And of course there will be whiskey tastings all at Dogger's in Yelm Wa.

We hope you can make it!

https://www.facebook.com/events/188954781983246/


Friday November 30th 2018

Friday November 30th 2018: Episode 20

Would You Eat Lab Grown Meat?

In our science story of the day, The Guardian reports on the future of lab grown meat.

It's estimated that this year Americans will eat about 220lbs of red meat and poultry each.

Forget about the environmental impact, animal treatment, health issues, effects of greenhouse gases, and think about all the outbreaks of e-coli.

I have always been a meat eater myself, but it disturbs me how my food soaks in it's own fecal matter its entire life.

Maybe if we treated our food better, our food would treat us better, then we wouldn't be getting sick so often?

There are tons of startups trying to solve this issue, but so many of us would have to stop being freaked out about our meat being grown in a lab.

Somehow they think that's better than our food being covered in its own waste for most of its life.

Memphis Meats, Future Meat Technologies, Just Inc, and others are leading the charge in developing cell-based meats in its laboratories.

Some investors include Tyson Foods, Cargill, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson.

So I ask you all this question: Would you be open to eating meat grown in a nice clean lab with no risk of e-coli?

Let us know in the comments?

And if any of these companies want to host a tasting challenge event, please get in touch.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/29/meat-poultry-sustainable-affordable-solution-lab-grown

Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures

The original Star Wars trilogy has had many remasters, edits, and re-releases that have been repackaged, and resold to us fans Ad nauseam.

Yet this is the first one that I have to admit I am a bit excited about.

Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures will be the original Star Wars movies re-done as a kids cartoon.

Although most reports say that these shorts will not be a full re-creation of the original trilogy, it will be most classic moments.

The best part is that it will be free and available to everyone on YouTube.

Want more good news? It's available as of today!

https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/28/18116541/star-wars-galaxy-of-adventures-kids-disney-youtube-animated-shorts

DC’s First Latino superhero movie

When Black Panther was released I kept hearing stories of African-American children looking at those movie posters the way I used to look at Super friends.

They had a superhero that they not only look up to, relate to, but also try to model themselves after.

I can't be the only nerd that was left wishing that more young children could have that experience as well.

Something like that can't be done when it's some hand me down like the attempted Ghostbusters reboot.

It has to be its own unique and original thing.

So I am thrilled to hear that Warner Bros and DC comics are developing their first Latino superhero movie with Blue Beetle.

Although Mexican-American teenager Jaime Reyes is the third character to assume the mantle of the Blue Beetle, the movie will focus on this era of the character.

Because of this, the majority of people will be introduced to the character as Jamie Reyes.

The executive producer for this historic stand alone movie will be Zev Foreman.

https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1013285-dc-warner-bros-developing-blue-beetle-movie

Daredevil has been canceled

Deadline has confirmed what we have all feared, Daredevil has been canceled.

“Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix.”

With Iron Fist, then Luke Cage, and now Daredevil canceled there is not much hope for Jessica Jones and The Punisher?

However, it does seem that there is hope for the character being part of one of the other Marvel shows on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service launching next year.

Netflix added to their statement with “While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel”

https://deadline.com/2018/11/daredevil-canceled-netflix-3-seasons-1202511521/

Netflix Marvel Heroes Were Almost In Infinity War

The list of heroes that were in Infinity War was seemingly endless.

But there was an end because they stopped at putting the Netflix Marvel characters in the movie.

/Film’s Peter Sciretta was able to get confirmation from The Russo Brothers at a Collider screening and Q&A recently.

They told him that although they tried, in the end it was too complicated to include the television Marvel Universe.

https://www.slashfilm.com/russo-brothers-q-and-a/

Blade Runner anime series hitting Adult Swim

This new series will be called Blade Runner-Black Lotus.

There will be 13 half hour episodes when the show first launches.

The series will be on both Adult Swim and Crunchyroll, which are divisions of WarnerMedia.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/blade-runner-anime-series-adult-swim-crunchyroll-1203047083/

Preacher has been renewed for a fourth season on AMC.

The production will now be moved to Australia however.

Production on Season 4 will begin in early 2019.

Season three has hovered just under a million viewers per episode, which might be the reason for the new location.

The first two seasons are streaming now on Hulu.

https://tvline.com/2018/11/29/preacher-renewed-season-4-amc/

Gloria Katz Has Died

It seems that every day the nerd and geek culture world loses another.

Today we are sad to announce that the writer of the screenplay for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom has died.

Gloria Katz also co-wrote American Graffiti with George Lucas, which many credit with opening the studio doors for the entire Star Wars franchise.

She died after a long battle with ovarian cancer, on her 49th wedding anniversary, at the age of 76.

https://celebritydead.wordpress.com/2018/11/29/breaking-news-15/

Thursday November 29th 2018

Thursday November 29th 2018: Episode 19

Netflix's Lucifer has new new king of hell

Writers posted a photo on Twitter of a script cover page with "[REDACTED]: King of Hell," on it.

The writers then made things even more clear by asking fans to guess who the new king of hell is.

This was the script for episode 10 of the upcoming fourth season.

So who do you think the king of hell is?

https://comicbook.com/dc/2018/11/28/lucifer-season-4-finale-title-teases-new-king-of-hell/

Are Daredevil fans a vocal minority?

There is a loud outcry from fans of Daredevil for a season four.

But data analysis of social media traffic hints that this could be just a vocal minority.

Business Insider hired Crimson Hexagon to do the data analysis.

Most of the cast and crew of Nerd's Drink Whiskey are big fans of Daredevil, so we want Netflix to #RenewDaredevil too.

But when online conversations are down, Netflix tends to cancel shows.

https://www.businessinsider.com/fans-want-netflix-daredevil-renewal-but-data-shows-interest-is-down-2018-11

National Board of Review listed Black Panther as a "Top Film."

Now keep in mind that this was alongside nine other movies.

Marvel is seriously trying for most categories at the Academy Awards.

This will probably increase hope in many circles.

I loved the movie too, but it's not at all the type of movie that gets a flood of Academy Awards.

Discuss the chances Black Panther has at the Academy Awards in the comments.

https://comicbook.com/marvel/2018/11/27/black-panther-top-film-of-year-national-board-of-review/

A major Star Wars Episode 9 leak has happened.

I call it major because there is so much detail that many on the subreddit called it a fake at first.

The leak comes from someone claiming to be an extra on the set, another extra has somewhat confirmed that this person knows things that only an extra would know.

The scene includes Poe, Finn, Chewbacca, Dominic Monaghan's character, Vera Calrissian, and even General Hux.

"A body is seated with a bag over their head. He gets dropped down. Revealed to be a cowering General Hux. He admits surrender and is searched by Domenic who prods him with an instrument and taunts him."

Read the entire leak by clicking the Reddit link in the show notes.

But do you think this is a legit leak or a fake?

https://www.reddit.com/r/starwarsspeculation/comments/9z9i8x/spoilers_episode_9_set_leak_description_will_not/

Kevin Smith blames himself entirely

A fan on Twiiter asked Kevin Smith "Sometimes I wonder what really happened between @BenAffleck and @ThatKevinSmith that made them not talk to eachother."

An extremely bold and sad response from Smith was given.

"If I had to guess? It’s because one of us has a big mouth and told too many candid stories that sometimes weren’t his to tell, and the other one is Ben."

Well, it looks like Kevin Smith blames himself entirely for the fallout, but is ready to offer a humble apology to his old friend.

Is the ball in Ben's court now or is this just the first step Kevin Smith needs to take to repair their friendship?

https://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith/status/1067197488891867136

Game Of Thrones reunion special for big Boxset only?

The special even included Sean Bean, who fans will remember as Ned Stark.

The reunion special was filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland earlier this year.

It was hosted by hosted by Conan O'Brien, but will not air on his show.

The rumor is that it won't air on HBO either.

The only confirmed way to see it will be as part of a major box set after the show ends.

https://www.cnet.com/news/game-of-thrones-reunion-special-officially-confirmed-by-hbo/

So Netflix has announced a live action Cowboy Bebop.

So how many of you are thinking, "Isn't that pretty much just Firefly then?"

There will be ten episodes, but no release date, or starting production date was given.

There was no casting announcements, but they did announce one very important behind the scenes person.

The original director Director Shinichiro Watanabe will serve as a consultant.

Although the Jazz soundtrack is extremely important to fans of the original animated series, original composer Yoko Kanno has yet to be attached to this live action version.

It should also be noted that the press release says "Based on the worldwide phenomenon," which tells me that this is an entire re-boot of the story.

As a huge fan of Firefly, I have been told repeatedly that I should watch Cowboy Bebop.

This announcement tells me that I better start binging it now, so I can complain about this reboot not being as good.

https://media.netflix.com/en/press-releases/netflix-announces-new-live-action-series-cowboy-bebop-based-on-the-japanese-original-animated-series-1

Wednesday November 28th 2018

Wednesday November 28th 2018: Episode 18


It's been just over two weeks since comic book legend Stan Lee passed away on Nov. 12th at 95 years old.

His cause of death has been announced as cardiac arrest with respiratory failure and congestive heart failure as underlying causes.

Aspiration pneumonia was listed as a significant condition contributing to death as well.

Aspiration pneumonia is a complication of pulmonary aspiration. Pulmonary aspiration is when you inhale food, stomach acid, or saliva into your lungs.

I personally experienced stomach acid in my lungs over a decade ago and I hate hearing that this icon of comics suffered with it on his way out.

We can all take solace in the fact that he is no longer in pain.

We will miss you forever Stan Lee. Excelsior indeed.

https://www.eonline.com/news/990930/stan-lee-s-cause-of-death-revealed



Stephen McDannell Hillenburg, the creator of Spongebob Squarepants has died.

He is said to have died of ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease.

Hillenburg was an American cartoonist, animator, and former marine-biology teacher.

Spongebob Squarepants was not only the longest-running American television series, but the highest-rated show ever to air on Nickelodeon.

Stephen Hillenburg was 57.

https://celebritydead.wordpress.com/2018/11/27/breaking-news-13/



Many years ago Russell T. Davies had an idea for a Doctor Who spinoff called Rose Tyler: Earth Defence.

The concept has now evolved into an audio adventure brought to you by Big Finish.

Billie Piper returns to the role as Rose Tyler for the four audio dramas.

The plot will be more about human stories than the big monsters and aliens she faced before.

Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon is set to release in September 2019.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/billie-piper-returns-as-rose-tyler-for-her-very-own-doc-1830660777



Pee-Wee Herman to be on 'Legends of Tomorrow' next Monday.

The episode is called "Hell No, Dolly" and will air December 3rd.

The episode is expected to feature the Legends as puppets, so this should be a perfect fit.

No word on if the actor Paul Reubens will actually be reprising his most iconic role, or playing a new unique character for the show.

Either way, you only have a few days to start binge watching, so you can catch up with the show in time.

https://comicbook.com/dc/2018/11/27/legends-of-tomorrow-season-4-episode-7-pee-wee-herman-cameo/



Netflix announces an animated Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

Not just that but every major story created by author Roald Dahl.

So this will also include Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and even Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator!

Also part of the deal is to pull off an imaginative story universe that expands far beyond the pages of the books themselves.

It all begins sometime in 2019... somehow.

https://news.avclub.com/netflix-to-be-your-golden-ticket-to-the-roald-dahl-exte-1830683687



Resident Evil producer Samuel Hadida has died.

He died after what is only being called a 'short illness.'

Hadida was also the producer of Silent Hill and True Romance.

He was 64 at the time of his death.

https://celebritydead.wordpress.com/2018/11/27/breaking-news-14/


Tuesday November 27th 2018

Tuesday November 27th 2018: Episode 17


From the 'Way out of our league' department: NASA reports that Insight has landed on Mars.

Insight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport.

The lander took 7 months to reach its destination on a 300 million mile trip from Earth.

Insight will take two years to study the interior of Mars so that scientists may learn more about 'how all celestial bodies with rocky surfaces, including Earth and the Moon, formed.'

We at Nerd's Drink Whiskey can't pretend to understand it all, but we are in awe at the data gathered, analysed, and used by NASA to make our lives better.  

If this is what you use our tax dollars for, shut up and take my money! Go NASA!

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8392/nasa-insight-lander-arrives-on-martian-surface/?site=insight



Tom Baker to release a Doctor Who novel.

The book will be based on a Doctor Who script that he helped write.

The original script was written with co-star Ian Marter while Baker was playing his role as the 4th Doctor.

The name of the book will be Doctor Who: Scratchman.

The story is said to cover the time of the 4th Doctor, so old school fans of the long running series should be thrilled at the news.

The book will be released on January 24th of 2019.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/25/18111578/tom-baker-fourth-doctor-who-scratchman-script-novel


Screenwriter Terry Rossio is in serious hot water after using a racial slur on his Twitter account.

Although mostly known for being a writer on Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Shrek, he also has writing credits on the upcoming (and controversial right out of the gate) Jonny Quest.

In a response on Twitter the writer compared being called an anti-vaxer to being called the 'n-word.'

Rossio is against vaccinating children, but it's the comparison that is causing the backlash.

Disney has fired Guardians Of The Galaxy writer and director James Gunn, celebrated novelist Chuck Wendig, and others very recently for less controversial things said on the same social network.

Disney has yet to announce if they will respond to the use of this racial slur with the same level of authority.

More importantly, no word on if Warner Brothers will still trust Terry Rossio to handle the character Hadji with the racial sensitivity necessary in the recently announced Jonny Quest reboot.

https://ew.com/movies/2018/11/26/pirates-of-the-caribbean-n-word-tweet/


Monday November 26th 2018

Monday November 26th 2018: Episode 16


Box Office Results:

Nerd movies are taking over your local theater.

In celebration, here are the box office totals of movies for nerds:

Venom has dominated with a worldwide total of $822,507,620 after Thanksgiving weekend.

Wreck It Ralph had a solid start with a worldwide total of $125,972,000.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald did horrible in the United States during its two weeks, but has a worldwide total of $439,717,238.

And keep in mind that Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) will hit theaters December 14th.

The very next week both Aquaman and Bumblebee hit theaters to ensure Nerds and Geeks don't get bored this holiday season.

Which movies are you most excited about? Feel free to post your reviews in the comments.  

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

https://www.imdb.com/movies-coming-soon/2018-12/



Obi-Wan Kenobi is movie back on!?

Also, George Lucas will return to make it?

And why is Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson the one to leak this information?

At the DUP Conference he said "Which was the biggest grossing movie last year? Star Wars and where does George Lucas propose to make a follow up about Obi-Wan Kenobi? Northern Ireland."

Is this a course correction while Disney tries to repair the damage of Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson?

Or is it the ravings of a crazy person that isn't aware that Lucasfilm made it clear that the Obi Wan Kenobi movie was dead?

It's all speculation at this point, so post your thoughts in the comments below.

https://movieweb.com/obi-wan-kenobi-movie-rumor-george-lucas-directing-ireland-2019/


A Judge Dredd tv show

Rebellion, based in nearby Oxford, is a comic book publisher and games developer

An Oxford based comic book publisher is taking over a print newspaper building to create a movie studio complex.

Rebellion's flagship productions are said to be a Judge Dredd tv show and a movie of extremely cult comic Rogue Trooper.

The studio will include Six soundstages, 220,000 sq ft, and 500 employees.

With such a major studio kicking things off with comic book based storytelling, is about as risky as it gets.

We wish them nothing but luck and it will be a dream if they pull it off.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-46289086


Friday November 23rd 2018

01 The Satanic Temple Settles Case Against Netflix

It looks like The Satanic Temple has settled their case against Netflix.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina used a Baphomet throughout season one, that looked almost exactly like the Baphomet used by The Satanic Temple.

Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple has announced that the lawsuit has been “amicably settled.”

The temple will be acknowledged in the credits for episodes of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” that have already been filmed.

All other details of the settlement are confidential and will not be released at this time.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/22/arts/satanic-temple-sabrina-statue.html

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02 Stranger Things actress UNICEF’s Youngest Goodwill Ambassador

Millie Bobby Brown (who plays Eleven on Stranger Things) is now the youngest UNICEF's goodwill ambassador.

The internationally known actress is currently 14 years old.

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund made the announcement recently.

"Given UNICEF's global role as the world's leading voice for children and young people, to be the

youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF is more than an honor. It's a powerful privilege."

The third season of Stranger Things began production in April 2018, but will not be released until mid-2019 sometime.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/21/millie-bobby-brown-unicef-goodwill-ambassador.html

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03 George R.R. Martin Harassed by Stephen Colbert

George R.R. Martin was recently on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where the host harassed him a little about his lack of focus on finishing The Winds Of Winter.

Martin just released his 700 page Fire and Blood with the acknowledgement that it's only the first half of his prequel story.

He promised Colbert that he would release The Winds Of Winter before working on the second half of Fire And Blood.

Martin has hinted several times that The Winds Of Winter will be the darkest of the books in the series.

https://ew.com/tv/2018/11/22/george-r-r-martin-game-of-thrones-origin/

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04 Hugh Jackman Is Done With Wolverine

Most of us understand that Hugh Jackman is finished playing the role of Wolverine.

Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds has been trying to convince him to return to the role.

But the actor has stayed firm that no matter how much he enjoyed it, he is done.

"When I saw Deadpool, I was like, wow that's cool. It's just a matter of time. It's a

bit like you're at the greatest party you've ever been at, you've been dancing for an hour

and a half, and then you're just like 'It's time, ok. If I stay any longer, it's gonna get

ugly.' It's like, it's time."

https://comicbook.com/marvel/2018/11/22/hugh-jackman-wolverine-time-to-move-on-x-men/

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05 The Crimes of Grindelwald rakes in $300M

Fantastic Beasts 2 has raked in $300M total so far!

This means that it has already passed its budget of $200 million.

It's six-day domestic total is up to $81m.

This is still well below the $814 million total for the first Fantastic Beasts movie.

In October 2016, Rowling announced that the Fantastic Beasts film series would be comprised of five films.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/11/22/box-office-fantastic-beasts-2-tops-300m-as-bohemian-rhapsody-passes-400m/#170940876ab2

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06 Wreck It Ralph On Fortnite

Fortnite has never been above a little bit of a crossover tie in.

In May they made Thanos a playable character.

This being a Wreck it Ralph weekend, it's not shocking that he has been seen in the game.

A Reddit user going by the tag MozzzyyTwitch saw the big guy on a movie screen at the Risky Reels location.

Of course Ralph Breaks the Internet has enough pop culture references to give Ready Player One a run for its money.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/22/wreck-it-ralph-fortnite/

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07 Is Venom Sequel Confirmed?

While we hold out hope that Jared Leto's Morbius won't be as disappointing as his Joker, Sony has confirmed a Venom sequel.

The first Venom has raked in $780.2 million so far world wide, so it's not shocking that a sequel is being made.

Morbius will be released on July 10th of 2020, while Spider-Man: Far From Home is scheduled for release on July 5th of 2019.

So the “untitled Sony-Marvel sequel” coming on October 2nd could only be the sequel to Venom.

So we have less time to wait until we see Woody Harrelson devour some scenery as Carnage.

https://news.avclub.com/it-looks-like-sony-just-quietly-confirmed-a-venom-seque-1830599763

Thursday November 22nd 2018

Nerd News is taking the day off to celebrate the holiday. In the place of Nerd News we bring you the Top 5 Northwest Productions to binge watch this holiday season.  Although all of them are available on Amazon Prime, Amazon is not a sponsor. They just seem to be the place to watch these titles.


5. Dead Drift

Like an American tribute to Red Dwarf, Dead Drift follows an uptight Captain of a decrepit ship who must travel to Saturn's moon Titan.


4. The Gamers

A crazy series that goes back and forth between players of a role playing game and the fictitious characters they are playing.


3. Penny Palabras

By far the darkest on our countdown, Penny Palabras follows a girl tormented by a malevolent entity called the Straw Man.


2. Journeyquest

Imagine if Lord Of The Rings was a comedy and Gandalf wasn’t a very good wizard.


1. Strowlers

Magic has returned to the modern world and the government wants reign it in.


We hope you enjoy these Washington state productions. How many locations can you recognize? Feel free to mention them in the comments.  


Wednesday November 21st 2018

Birds Of Prey Full Title Announced

So the full title of the Birds Of Prey movie has been announced, and it's a bit long.

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

This might remind everyone that there was once talk of a Harley Quinn stand alone movie.

It does seem that the focus will still be everyone’s favorite female villain.

Now go read all 199 issues of the comic before the movie is released on February 7th 2020.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-birds-of-prey-movie-just-got-a-new-ridiculously-lo-1830573047

Avengers 4 Trailer Released Friday

The rumors are getting even louder that the first trailer for Avengers 4 will be released this Friday.

This would line up with the release of Ralph Breaks The Internet.

Which conflicts with our story a week ago that predicted that the trailer might be first seen before Mary Poppins.

However, sources continue to say that the title will be Avengers 4: Annihilation.

Feel free to type either 'LEGIT' or 'FAKE NEWS' in the comments to let us know if you agree with these current predictions.

https://bgr.com/2018/11/20/avengers-4-trailer-release-date-coming-black-friday/

Warner Brothers Streaming Service Announced

We all know about the upcoming Disney streaming service, most of us know about the DC streaming service, but now we also will have the Warner Bros streaming service.

Now of course this will create an overlap with the DC streaming service, since DC is a Warner Bros property.

But it will also include every HBO original series, the Harry Potter franchise, Hanna-Barbera cartoons, and so much more.

How many of these stand alone services can we handle asking for $10 until we start begging for package deals?

And wouldn't that put us right back to where we are now with cable companies raking us over the proverbial coals?

So much for cord cutting eh?

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/warnermedia-planning-its-own-streaming-service-to-challenge-disney-netflix

Tuesday November 20th 2018

Female Pirate Replaces Jack Sparrow

Female Pirate Replaces Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean?

About a month ago we talked about the rumor that Disney was thinking about replacing Johnny Depp.

This would obviously be a risky move since every movie in the franchise has made around $1 Billion dollars each.

So a pirate named Redd has become an important figure on both the Disneyland and Disney World rides.

She is said to have taken over the controversial wench auction scene on the rides.

No passing of the torch where Jack Sparrow sails off into the sunset.

No subtle introduction in the movies where we get to meet Redd.

How do you think fans will accept Redd as the new protagonist in the franchise?

https://movieweb.com/pirates-of-caribbean-reboot-female-lead-redd-no-jack-sparrow/

Once Upon A Deadpool Trailer Released

So the first trailer for Once Upon A Deadpool has been released.

For those unaware, Once Upon A Deadpool is a PG-13 edit of Deadpool 2.

It will be somewhat of a reenactment of the scenes from The Princess Bride, with Fred Savage and his grandpa in that movie, except Fred is a grown man, and Deadpool is in the grandpa's chair reading the story.

Fred is also not happy to be there, is tied up, and is throwing shade back at Deadpool better than anyone we've seen so far.

Once Upon A Deadpool hits theaters on December 12th.

$1 of every ticket will benefit Fudge Cancer, a charity whose name is edited because this is a PG-13 movie.

Click the link to the trailer in the show notes, and let us know your thoughts.

https://youtu.be/PCf03KXyzIg

The Infinity War On Christmas

Avengers Infinity War hits Netflix on Christmas Day.

This will be the end of an era of sorts, as after this Disney will save it's premium content for its own streaming service.

Disney+ will launch late 2019 where eventually it will be all things Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, etc.

No word on when Ant-man And The Wasp will be available on Netflix though.

https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/marvel-avengers-infinity-war-netflix-streaming-1203032782/

Bill Maher Is A Petulant Child

Bill Maher acted like a petulant child when he said some disrespectful things about fans mourning the loss of Stan Lee recently.

Author Neil Gaiman has given the best response so far on his Twitter account with...

"Maher’s just trolling, and lots of people are rising to the troll. (Julie Burchill did it better 30 years ago with her “There aren’t any adult comics because adults don’t read comics” line. ) More people cared about Stan Lee’s death than care about Bill Maher alive."

The company that Stan Lee helped found POW! Entertainment has released a statement as well.

“Mr. Maher: Comic books, like all literature, are storytelling devices. When written well by great creators such as Stan Lee, they make us feel, make us think and teach us lessons that hopefully make us better human beings. One lesson Stan taught so many of us was tolerance and respect, and thanks to that message, we are grateful that we can say you have a right to your opinion that comics are childish and unsophisticated. Many said the same about Dickens, Steinbeck, Melville and even Shakespeare.”

This is why I have never been able to take Bill Maher that seriously, even on the occasion that I agree with him.

He's too often an immature troll.

https://twitter.com/neilhimself/status/1063871261808476160

https://geektyrant.com/news/bill-maher-goes-on-a-rant-disrespecting-stan-lee-and-comic-book-fans

https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/stan-lee-bill-maher-remarks-1203032776/

Monday November 19th 2018

Syfy’s The Magicians seems to be a love/meh situation.

Many seem to barely notice it, but no one seems to hate it, some are filled with the level of excitement young children have the closer Christmas gets on the calendar.

Well Christmas will arrive a bit late for the fans of this show.

The Magicians returns to Syfy on January 23rd.

https://news.avclub.com/the-magic-is-back-in-the-trailer-for-season-4-of-syfys-1830526750


Most known for the title sequence for Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, Pablo Ferro has died.

He also was highly praised for his work on Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, Men in Black, A Clockwork Orange, and even animations such as the first color NBC Peacock.

He was 83 at the time of his death.

https://celebritydead.wordpress.com/2018/11/19/breaking-news-6/


Warner Bros' Birds of Prey movie to start shooting in January.

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead confirmed several things about the upcoming film in a recent interview with Bionic Buzz.

The story line will follow Harley Quinn and be a spin off to Suicide Squad.

The girl gang flick will also include Winstead's Huntress, Black Canary, Rosie Perez, Cassandra Cain, and many others.

https://www.cbr.com/birds-of-prey-filming-start-confirmed/


Friday November 16th 2018

So Disney World in Florida is getting a Guardians of the Galaxy ride. If you are wondering why they don't have other Marvel related rides, it's because of a licensing deal made in the 90's with Universal.

Guardians of the Galaxy wasn't the sensation it is today, so that highly valuable intellectual property wasn't included in that deal.

It will be what some are calling a "storytelling coaster" where instead of the emphasis being on gnarly turns, dips, and chiropractic appointment inducing corners, this ride will be about guiding you on an adventure.

The ride will open within Epcot in 2021,  as part of the resort’s 50th anniversary celebration.

For tons more information on this ride, including an exclusive video presentation, click the link in the show notes to the Inside The Magic blog link.

https://insidethemagic.net/2018/11/guardians-of-the-galaxy-ride-vehicles/



In case you haven't heard, James Cameron has been filming four sequels for the Avatar series all at once.

Well, he just announced that the filming for all four sequels has wrapped.

There is still tons of post production left to do, but the main cast is finished with their part.

September of last year is when it all started, but that's still impressive for four massive productions being completed.

It took several months for the cast just to be trained on the underwater motion capture technology.

The first of these sequels will be released on December 18th of 2020, but officially the only title we have is Avatar 2.

Although they have filmed four sequels, the 4th and 5th movies will only be released if the first two are hits at the box office.

The highly rumored titles for the movies are Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider and Avatar 5 - Avatar: The Quest for Eywa.

https://movieweb.com/avatar-2-all-sequels-wrap-production/



The new Firefly comic series has begun!

This series will sit right between when the show ended, and when the movie started.

The first issue has a heist that goes wrong, a fabled Traitor of Serenity Valley, and Mal’s quest for revenge putting him at odds with his own crew.

So everything you might expect if we ever got a season 2 of Firefly.

Issue number one is available now.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-team-behind-the-new-firefly-comic-wants-to-explore-1830435348



For several years now I have cracked jokes about George R.R. Martin being an unfocused writer who has lost control of his world building.

Well, recently he spoke with The Guardian and pretty much confirmed everything I have been saying.

"I've been struggling with it for a few years. 'The Winds of Winter' is not so much a novel as a dozen novels, each with a different protagonist, each having a different cast of supporting players and antagonists and allies and lovers around them, and all of these weaving together in an extremely complex fashion. So it's very, very challenging."

Although a book on the history of the Targaryens called Fire and Blood will be released on Tuesday November 20th, it is not recommended that fans hold their breath for The Winds Of Winter.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/george-rr-martin-explains-struggle-game-of-thrones-book-winds-of-winter-2018-11