Following The Nerd http://www.followingthenerd.com A Hub For Fans Of Everything Nerd Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:06:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.12 A Hub For Fans Of Everything Nerd Following The Nerd A Hub For Fans Of Everything Nerd Following The Nerd http://www.followingthenerd.com/site/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.followingthenerd.com WATCH: Cloak And Dagger Season 2 trailer arrives http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/watch-cloak-and-dagger-season-2-trailer-arrives/ http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/watch-cloak-and-dagger-season-2-trailer-arrives/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:06:56 +0000 http://www.followingthenerd.com/?p=156267

A trailer has dropped for Marvel/Freeform’s Cloak And Dagger Season 2.

It looks like the MCU is still alive and well on the small screen.

There is a new evil growing in New Orleans. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger Season 2 premieres Thursday, April 4 on Freeform.

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WATCH: New Captain Marvel TV Spot puts her in line-up with other Avengers http://www.followingthenerd.com/movies/watch-new-captain-marvel-tv-spot-puts-her-in-line-up-with-other-avengers/ http://www.followingthenerd.com/movies/watch-new-captain-marvel-tv-spot-puts-her-in-line-up-with-other-avengers/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:46:34 +0000 http://www.followingthenerd.com/?p=156262

A new TV-Spot for Captain Marvel has arrived and it puts her in context of The Avengers.

With footage of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, it promises us the new movie will show us what makes a hero… because, the ten years of movies before haven’t?

Anyway… it’s nice to see some of the other characters pop up in a movie’s propmtinal materials.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau.

The film arrives on March 8.

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Egon Meets Energon in Transformers/Ghostbusters Comic Book Series from IDW Publishing http://www.followingthenerd.com/comics/egon-meets-energon-in-transformersghostbusters-comic-book-series-from-idw-publishing/ http://www.followingthenerd.com/comics/egon-meets-energon-in-transformersghostbusters-comic-book-series-from-idw-publishing/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:39:12 +0000 http://www.followingthenerd.com/?p=156255

IDW have released a full presentation-release for their Ghostbusters/Transformers crossover:

Spinning out of the mind-blowing reveal that a Transformers-Ghostbusters™ Collaborative figure, the ECTO-1 ECTOTRON, will be available, IDW Publishing proudly announces that the beloved franchises will unite for an offbeat, out-of-this-world adventure in Transformers / Ghostbusters, a comic book miniseries debuting in June.

In the first chapter of the “Ghost of Cybertron” storyline, the Autobots – having escaped from the war that destroyed their home planet – trace a stray Cybertronian signal to the planet Earth. Investigating the otherworldly source will bring the Robots in Disguise face-to-face with the renowned professionals of paranormal investigation and elimination: Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddmore!

“If you are troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night, or if you or any of your family have ever seen a Decepticon in your basement or attic, don’t wait another minute: this is the crossover series for you,” says Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Vice President of Global Publishing.

Written and illustrated by the long-time fan-favorite Ghostbusters creative team of Erik Burnham, Dan Schoening, and Luis Antonio Delgado, Transformers / Ghostbusters will span five fear-fraught issues, with the first issue’s variant covers featuring the artistic talents of Dan Schoening, Paulina Ganucheau, Nick Roche, and Alex Milne.

“Ghostbusters has shared a long and successful relationship with IDW Publishing,” says Jamie Stevens, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Consumer Products for Sony Pictures Entertainment.  “We’re happy to continue our Ghostbusters comic book adventures alongside Hasbro and their amazing Transformers brand with this one-of-a-kind crossover event celebrating our shared 35-year anniversaries.”

The team-up that has been three-and-a-half decades in the making will tie in directly to the announced toy release, featuring appearances by the new Transformers character ECTOTRON… as well as yet-to-be-revealed crossover surprises that are sure to cause mass hysteria in both fandoms.

“1984 was a seismic shift for entertainment, the year that launched both Transformers and Ghostbusters,” says John Barber, IDW Editor-in-Chief. “Back then, Little John Barber was right there for Transformers and a little scared of Ghostbusters — but now, I’m a bit braver and can’t wait to see the two worlds collide. Seriously, it’s amazing to think that these sets of characters would be more alive and relevant in 2019 than ever before… and will be coming together in an unprecedented way right here at IDW!”

For information on how to secure copies celebrating the Transformers / Ghostbusters, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2019 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.

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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Gifted Season 2 Episode 15: Monsters http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/tv-reviews-ftn-reviews-the-gifted-season-2-episode-15-monsters/ http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/tv-reviews-ftn-reviews-the-gifted-season-2-episode-15-monsters/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:03:12 +0000 http://www.followingthenerd.com/?p=156252

The last few minutes of “Monsters”, with the Struckers and the Mutant Underground reuniting, shows exactly why this show is so good. There was no dialogue once Andy and Lorna returned, and it was beautiful, because no words needed to be said at all. Andy and Lauren didn’t need to talk, just hug to show that they still cared. And John hugging Lorna was great because he showed that he still cared for her no matter what happened before. It was great! But, “Monsters” also showed the flaw of Season 2, too much buildup, no payoff outside of some key scenes.

We’re THIS CLOSE to seeing the rise of the Mutant homeland, and yet, all we’re still getting is vague promises and speeches and words about what’s coming. We know now that they needed the Morlock tunnels to get to Sentinel Services, and then take down the US government, but after that? It’s still really vague, and it’s kind of frustrating, because next week is the season finale! We should’ve seen the Mutant homeland by now in some form, but all we’ve had is words.

Thankfully, there were some great twists in the episode, like Reed cutting loose with his powers to kill the Purifier in an absolutely brutal way, and then using that to connect to Andy and show that they all have a darkness inside of them. Kate’s willingness to sacrifice herself for Lauren was also great, and I was really happy when Lauren’s powers kicked back in then.

John being a wreck for the whole episode was also solid, he broke, and they didn’t have him bounce back “because he was needed”, but instead allowed him to grieve in his own way. And…apparently…there’s a chance that Blink is still alive…how convenient.

I’m not sure I liked what happened with Jace though, because his doubting of what happened in the Morlock attack was great, but now, because his friend died, he’s full Purifier again. And that’s…ok? I guess? We’ll have to see how it  goes.

The strength of “Monsters” lied in its ability to deliver key scenes, but this plodding pace has hurt the season and with no certainty of a third season, there’s got to be an explosive ending for things to continue.

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Leaked images reveal final look of Joker, Catwoman and Harley in Gotham finale http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/leaked-images-reveal-final-look-of-joker-catwoman-and-harley-in-gotham-finale/ http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/leaked-images-reveal-final-look-of-joker-catwoman-and-harley-in-gotham-finale/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:39:28 +0000 http://www.followingthenerd.com/?p=156246

So, we know by now that Gotham will take a ten year leap forward in the final episode (here) and now we have a look at three of the characters and how they’ll appear in the episode.

The images (below) show Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle AKA Catwoman and  Francesca Root-Dodson as Ecco, the proto-Harley Quinn.

It also shows how Cameron Monaghan will look as The Joker and holy heck he’s nightmare fuel!

One last think… I could have swore that was Banshee and The Purge actress Lilli Simmons as Selina Kyle.

Gotham stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz, Anthony Carrigan, Erin Richards, Cory Michael Smith, Morena Baccarin, Robin Lord Taylor, Kelcy Griffin, Francesca Root-Dodson, Chris Chalk, Jaime Murray, Shane West, and Cameron Monaghan.

The series airs on Thursday nights

UPDATE:

We also have our first look at Scarface and Ventriloquist and, well, I’ve waited a looooong time to see these two come to life.

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The CW’s The Lost Boys will not feature the Frog brothers, but rather the Frog sisters http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/the-cws-the-lost-boys-will-not-feature-the-frog-brothers-but-rather-the-frog-sisters/ http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/the-cws-the-lost-boys-will-not-feature-the-frog-brothers-but-rather-the-frog-sisters/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:10:46 +0000 http://www.followingthenerd.com/?p=156242

It looks like The CW has a big change to make with their upcoming The Lost Boys series.

The show was revealed a couple of weeks back (here) and today we get a bit of information about the series that will definitely divide the audience.

Remember the Frog brothers (above)? They were a couple of wannabe vampire hunters in the original show played by Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander to great effect… they were the goofy heart of the movie.

Well, in the new series they will no longer be the Frog brothers, but rather they will be the Frog… sisters.

Honestly, this seems like another pointless change to a familiar story.

But what do we know?

Welcome to sunny seaside Santa Carla, home to a beautiful boardwalk, all the cotton candy you can eat… and a secret underworld of vampires.

After the sudden death of their father, two brothers move to Santa Carla with their mother, who hopes to start anew in the town where she grew up.

But the brothers find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the seductive world of Santa Carla’s eternally beautiful and youthful undead.

Source: Collider

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WATCH: Jason Reitman talks to Bill Burr about Ghostbusters III http://www.followingthenerd.com/movies/watch-jason-reitman-talks-to-bill-burr-about-ghostbusters-iii/ http://www.followingthenerd.com/movies/watch-jason-reitman-talks-to-bill-burr-about-ghostbusters-iii/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:51:58 +0000 http://www.followingthenerd.com/?p=156238

Oh, man, when two of my favourite things meet…

On this week’s Monday Morning Podcast the one and only Bill Burr has his good friend Jason Reitman in for a chat.

And, as we all know Reitman is the man currently prepping the new Ghostbusters movie.

The interview is a lot of fun and while it doesn’t reveal anything too big, it does give us a few fun bits about the new movie.

  • Jason turned the script in December.
  • He expected re-writes but the studio approved the first draft.
  • He hopes to start shooting in the summer.
  • “It’s a love letter to Ghostbusters”
  • He’s making it for the fans.

“This is going to be a love letter to Ghostbusters. I love this franchise, I grew up watching it and consider myself the first Ghostbusters fan. I was 7 years old when it came out. I’m making a movie for my fellow Ghostbusters fans,” says Reitman.

It’s also funny because Burr didn’t realise it was Jason’s dad, Ivan Reitman, who made Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.

Well worth a listen…

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Netflix working on new Transformers prequel series http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/netflix-working-on-new-transformers-prequel-series/ http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/netflix-working-on-new-transformers-prequel-series/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:33:43 +0000 http://www.followingthenerd.com/?p=156236

With the news of the Ghostbusters/Transformers crossover coming this summer (here) and then the confirmation that, as hoped, Bumblebee is in fact the start of a new Transformers franchise (here) we almost forgot this cool bit of TF news…

It’s been confirmed that Netflix has ordered an animated Transformers prequel series, War For Cybertron and it will arrive early next year.

The series will be created by Netflix, Hasbro and Rooster Teeth with Polygon Pictures as the animation studio.

“In this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before – to the delight of both existing fans and those coming to the franchise for the first time,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix.

“The Transformers brand is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to partner with Hasbro, Rooster Teeth and Polygon to bring this exciting new series to our members around the world on Netflix.”

The series promises to be unlike any Transformers we’ve seen before… and that sounds good to us.

Prepare to roll out…

 

Source: IGN

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Blumhouse have discussed bringing back Hellraiser and Scream http://www.followingthenerd.com/movies/blumhouse-have-discussed-bringing-back-hellraiser-and-scream/ http://www.followingthenerd.com/movies/blumhouse-have-discussed-bringing-back-hellraiser-and-scream/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:25:11 +0000 http://www.followingthenerd.com/?p=156232

It looks like two of our favourite horror franchises, Scream and Hellraiser (well, the earlier movies for sure) may be gone but definitely not forgotten.

In a recent interview, Blumhouse boss Jason Blum revealed that, while at the minute nothing is happening with the franchises, they are on the front of their minds: “Yes, we definitely have [discussed it],” he says.

“We’re looking – there’s nothing happening with either one of those things – but we’re definitely looking at it, and it’s definitely something I’d be open to.”

We’re not sure if Scream could work without the guiding hand of the late Wes Craven to oversee it, but we feel that  – and we know the TV series is heading for a third season – the world needs a little Ghostface to  shake things up and after Blumhouse’s successful resureection of Halloween last year, we’d be confident for them to have a – ahem – stab at it.

Here’s hoping for the return of our terrifying favourites in the near future.

Source: Cinemablend

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Rose Tico and Princess Leia head up list of possible Star Wars shows on Disney+ http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/rose-tico-and-princess-leia-head-up-list-of-possible-star-wars-shows-on-disney/ http://www.followingthenerd.com/tv/rose-tico-and-princess-leia-head-up-list-of-possible-star-wars-shows-on-disney/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:18:38 +0000 http://www.followingthenerd.com/?p=156229

With Disney+ gearing up to rock our collective Star Wars and Marvel worlds and having just finished filming on The Mandalorian, could we be on the brink of a slew of other Star Wars shows?

A new report would certainly hint that, with a universe as massive and diverse as Star Wars, there’ll be plenty of offer.

So who – according to the report – are up for a series?

Well, we already know Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is next up but it looks like he will have company pretty soon after.

A Young Princess Leia, Captain Phasma, The Knights of Ren, Rose Tico and Darth Bane are all name-dropped here as being considered for the small screen expansion

Now the reports stress these are being considered and not ‘in development’ although it doesn’t say who their source is.

Another report also has Finn and Poe Dameron series in development. We believe it’s two separate shows but personally I’d like to see the two come together.

So there you have it… a controversial list for sure – we know the idea of a Rose Tico series will have some sectors of the community jumping for joy, while others may not be quite as enthusiastic.

Will these happen? We doubt we’ll see all these in the future… but it wouldn’t surprise us if Disney are considering every character who has ever appeared in Star Wars for a spin-off.

Personally, I’d be hoping for a Cad Bane/Boba Fett show, but what do I know?

Source: HN Entertainment and WGTC

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