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Monday November 12th 2018

Warner Brothers have confirmed that they are in fact going to move forward with the live action version of the classic Jonny Quest cartoon.

The director Chris McKay is most known for his work on The LEGO Batman Movie.

Many have brought up the challenges of rebooting the Hanna-Barbera cartoon created by Doug Wildey in the mid-1960s.

The character Hadji does not transfer well to modern times, but we are sure that talented enough writers can turn this to a positive, right?

https://geektyrant.com/news/the-live-action-johnny-quest-film-will-be-directed-by-chris-mckay

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Although most have known about Marvel's Loki series being made for the upcoming Disney streaming service, Disney CEO Bob Iger has now confirmed this.

Tom Hiddleston is confirmed to continue his phenomenal performance as the iconic character.

Also confirmed is that the Disney streaming service will simply be called Disney+.

https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/new-star-wars-and-marvel-series-announced-for-disney-streaming-service/

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Confirmed from our good friends at Dead, the following nerds have sadly left the mortal plane.

Douglas Rain was the iconic voice of HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Rain died on November 11th 2018 at St. Marys Memorial Hospital of natural causes.

He was 90.

John Rogers was the low-profile but influential President of San Diego Comic-Con.

Rogers died Saturday November 10th after a brief battle with a form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.

Tetsuo Gotō was a voice actor known mostly for his work on Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, Naruto.

Gotō passed away at 11 P.M. on November 6th from esophageal cancer.

They will all be missed.

https://www.facebook.com/celebritydead/

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Marvel comics legend and icon Stan lee has passed.

Full story later today.

Please post your thoughts on his passing in the comments.

Thanks to our friends at DEAD: for helping confirm this tragic news.

https://therealstanlee.com/

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Although we reported of the tragic passing of Marvel comics legend and icon Stan lee just hours ago, we thought that a full tribute was required in this situation.

Stan Lee joined Timely Comics the same year it started in 1939.

Although shocking to think about now, he started at the company as a gopher boy and assistant.

In 1941, at 19 years old, Stan Lee was made into interim editor.

He had a major part in the creation of characters as legendary as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor.

But his first superhero co-creation was the Destroyer, in Mystic Comics #6 in August of 1941.

This legend was also a Veteran. He joined the United States Army in early 1942.

He joked that his military classification was "playwright."

He returned after his World War II military service in 1945.

In the 1950's Lee ended up writing romance, Westerns, humor, science fiction, medieval adventure, horror and suspense.

He became so tired of this that he almost quit entirely, but then publisher Martin Goodman assigned Lee to come up with a new superhero team.

His wife thankfully encouraged him to be selfish and stick to the stories that excited him since he was about to quit anyways and had nothing to lose.

It was when he started giving his superheroes a flawed humanity that everything changed and Marvel was truly born.

In 1961 Timely Comics evolved into Marvel where Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby made the company what it is today.

Thankfully he lived to see his creations evolve into a multi-billion dollar movie franchise that will be enjoyed by fans for decades to come.

His cameos in these movies help cement his legacy and ensure he will inspire many creators for years to come.

On July 6th of 2017, his wife, anchor, defender, and support system sadly passed away.

From that day to the day he left us, his life came apart, and many say he was never really happy after that.

Today we celebrate all the joy he gave to so many, will continue to give to generations to come, and hope that he is with Joan in the afterlife, and smiling once again.

We will all miss you greatly Stan Lee. Thank you for all you gave to us.

I think the most proper thing we can reply with in the comments is the only word that can describe the man.

So in the comments let's all respond with simply "Excelsior!"

https://therealstanlee.com/

Monday November 5th 2018

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This is Nerd News for Monday November 5th 2018.

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Kevin Smith reports that his Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is on it's way.

The director, actor, and podcast icon Tweeted an update just days ago.  

"I got my production physical for #JayAndSilentBobReboot, so the dream is getting closer to being a reality! The Doc said I had no idea how lucky I was to live through my heart attack before telling me about a surgeon who died of a Widowmaker while he was performing surgery. "

Also confirmed are Jason Mewes and Brian O'Halloran.

https://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith/status/1057025490031140864



A whiskey icon has died and we should all raise our shot glasses high in his honor.

Pouring a little out is for kids who drink cheap beer.

For Dave we should raise a shot of Whistlepig Rye and sip it slowly.

Dave Pickerell just weeks ago helped the band Metallica release their Blackened whiskey.

But true whiskey fans know why the legendary band picked Dave in the first place.

Dave spent 14 years at Makers Mark, but recently split his time between several projects.

WhistlePig, Hillrock, and an old-fashioned distillery at George Washington’s plantation in Mount Vernon.

His specialty was rye whiskey, but he was a master distiller of so much more.

He died on November 1st at 70 years old.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/legendary-american-whiskey-distiller-dave-pickerell-has-passed-away





So the first screening of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald happened.

Unless you are a total jerk, you promise to #ProtectTheSecrets right?

There is a very good reason why protecting the secrets is so important this time.

Many are reporting that there are surprises in the movie that make it much better than the first one.

That being said, the reviews are extremely positive and people can't say enough good things.

But don't you dare give away spoilers or you might get beat like the nose on Tom Riddle's face!

https://www.thewrap.com/fantastic-beasts-j-k-rowling-teases-future-stories-as-fans-vow-to-protectthesecrets/

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2460699/the-first-crimes-of-grindelwald-screening-has-happened-here-are-the-early-reactions