Following The Nerd A Hub For Fans Of Everything Nerd Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:05:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Hub For Fans Of Everything Nerd Following The Nerd A Hub For Fans Of Everything Nerd Following The Nerd Flash delay, Affleck being recast and Cavill set for Superman shake-up? Just another day on the DC/Warner circus Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:48:30 +0000

Prepare for the non DC fans screaming  about how Warners/DC have no idea what they are doing!!!!



It seems that Warners are pushing back the release date of the Flash movie has been pushed back and it’s all thanks to Hogwarts according to Variety.

“The film never received a formal greenlight nor did it have a set release date, but it had been expected to begin shooting in March. However, a script is still being tweaked and the studio thinks that it won’t have enough time to get the script in shape in order for the film to make its original start date.

“That’s a problem, because Ezra Miller, the live-wire performer tasked with playing the Flash, also has a key supporting role in “Fantastic Beasts,” the “Harry Potter” spin-off series. The third film in the franchise begins shooting in July, which would cause scheduling headaches. The standalone Flash film is now expected to commence production in late 2019. That likely means the superhero adventure won’t debut in theaters until some time in 2021.”

Confusingly, the report is also saying that Batman and Superman are due for major sake-ups.

Following the box office disappointment of “Justice League,” Warner Bros. has been reevaluating its approach to making movies based on DC Comics characters. The studio is not moving forward with Batman and Superman movies featuring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, respectively. It is expected to recast the Dark Knight with a different actor. 

We don’t know what this means since Matt Reeves’s The Batman is close to beginning production so will that happen now?

Again, what we’re reading here is that Affleck is due to be recast and Cavill’s future as Superman is going to be cameos and appearances in other characters’ movies.

Let us know your thoughts…


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Alfred and Thomas Wayne cast in Pennyworth TV series Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:19:44 +0000

We’ve known since before the summer (here) that a TV series based on the early life of Batman’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth, was coming and now we have our first big casting news.

The Imitation Game, Ripper Street’s Jack Bannon has been cast as Alfred and Fleabag’s Ben Aldridge will play Thomas Wayne.

Alfred is described as a boyishly handsome, cheerful, charming, clever young man from London. Honest, open-faced and witty, he’s the kind of person people would never take for a SAS killer. Alfred doesn’t know how to reconcile the kind-hearted boy he used to be with the cold, calculated killer he was forced to become. He’s a man on the make, who doesn’t know what to make of himself yet.

While Aldridge’s Thomas Wayne is a young, fresh-faced billionaire hailing from the East Coast of the United States. Confident and extremely disciplined, this young aristocrat meets an unlikely business partner in Alfred Pennyworth.

Honestly, while this is technically a ‘Batman’ show, we can see this being a very cool spy thriller with little to know reference to the wider  DC universe and we think that could be very cool.

The 10-episode, hour-long drama series is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. It follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.

Judge Dredd director Danny Cannon will direct the first episode.


Source: Deadline

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FIRST LOOK: Tyler Hoechlin is wearing the Black Suit in new image from this year’s Arrowverse crossover Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:36:45 +0000

Well, here’s a thing…

Arrow star Stephen Amell shared the image above on his Twitter featuring himself and Flash star Grant Gustin with The CW’s Superman Tyler Hoechlin and look at the suit… it’s black! In case you hadn’t noticed.

So what does this mean?

Well, for a start if means The CW got to use the black suit while Justice League couldn’t (here) but it also means something big may have happened off screen

In the comics the black suit debuted in the Death and Return of Superman story arc to revitalize Superman’s Kryptonian cells after he was killed by Doomsday and when Superman returned he wore the suit for a period of time until he got back to full strength.

But here’s what we’re wondering… could Superman be the villain in the Elseworlds crossover event?

Hear us out. Remember in Justice League when Superman returned to life he come back wrong? Well, what if, while Supergirl as off planet – she left at the end of last season – Superman was killed and has returned but is now evil? Could this be why the heroes unite to fight him?

And we know Elizabeth Tulloch is Lois Lane in the crossover (here) so maybe, as in Justice League, she will be the key in bringing Superman back to the side of the angels?

Anyway… that’s all we have so far.


* Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 pm: The Flash
* Monday, Dec. 10 at 8 pm: Arrow
* Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8 pm: Supergirl

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor and Odette Annable as Samantha Arias/Reign.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West and Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West/Kid Flash.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen/Speedy, Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance, Juliana Harkavy as Dinah Drake/Black Canary, Rick Gonzalez as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Wild Dog and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Brandon Routh, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan and Courtney Ford.

The Flash and Black Lightning return on Tuesday, October 9, Arrow returns on Monday, October 15, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns on October 22 and Supergirl returns on Sunday, October 14

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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Arrow Season 07 Premiere! Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:31:27 +0000

One of the hardest things for non-police procedural shows to do is to keep the interest of the person from season to season. For superhero shows, you run the risk of telling all the good stories in the first few seasons and then scrambling to tell new and fresh ones the long the show goes on. This is what happened to Smallville for a time, and Arrow has stumbled as well. But, with the Season 7 premiere, the series looks to be taking a lot of great steps in different directions, including one that NO ONE saw coming.

If you didn’t know, the original showrunner for Arrow, Marc Guggenheim, stepped down this year, and a new showrunner has come in the form of Beth Schwartz. You can see some of the changes in both the scenes and style of storytelling. It’s still very Arrow, but it’s different in its own right.

The main crux here is that Oliver is in prison at Slabside Supermax, and he’s trying to keep his head down so that he can get back to Felicity and William, who are now in police protection. Dinah is a Captain with the SCPD, Renee is running a youth center, Diggle is still with ARGUS, but with Curtis in tow, Laural E2 (Earth-2), is still pretending to be E1 Laurel. And now…a new vigilante is in town.

While a new vigilante isn’t anything new, the fact that the team has to react differently to it is very compelling. Because of Oliver’s deal with FBI agent Watson, they have to stop being vigilantes, else face the consequences. For Dinah, Diggle, and Curtis, this is easy. For Renee, not so much. He believe the new vigilante is inspiring hope like Oliver did, while the others are trying to make sure they don’t come under fire. Dinah arguably has the most altruistic motive though, by wanting to make the cops the good guys again by doing good work. It creates some very interesting dynamics, especially since we don’t find out in the first episode who is under the hood.

Meanwhile, Oliver’s stint in prison brings back a lot of old faces. Including Vinnie Jones as Brick (Season 03), Michael Jai White as Bronze Tiger (first couple seasons), and Cody Rhodes as Sampson (Seasons 4 & 5). They naturally try and make Oliver’s make miserable, but he’s playing pacifist and won’t give them what they want. This all changes though when Ricardo Diaz returns and attacks Felicity and William. Though they live, it pushes Oliver over the edge, and he goes off in prison. Stephen Amell said that he “wouldn’t be a hero” by the end of episode 1 of this season, and he was right in many ways.

The biggest twist of all was when we saw a man go to Lian Yu in order to look for someone. Turns out, the man was looking for Roy Harper. That’s not the twist though. The twist was that this person was William, Oliver’s son, and this is a flashforward to the future. I’m very curious to see how this plays out in a meaningful way.

There was a lot of good acting in this premiere, including a lot from Felicity. The big standout was the scene between her and Oliver at the prison. The others got their chance to shine too.

My only real issues with this episode is two-fold. First, we see Diaz have Felicity dead to rights, and yet she lives because ARGUS “got there in time”. Really? You couldn’t show that in a meaningful way? Second, and easily the bigger offense. Oliver met a stereotypical “innocent inmate who wants his help”. He’s petite, and weak, and calls Oliver a coward because he’s trying to get back to his own family. Hearing him say, “I have a family too, did you ever think about that?” was so cringy I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. I mean, do we really need him? And sure enough, it wasn’t him that fueled the break at the end, so what is his purpose outside of giving Oliver an “ally”?

That aside though, Season 07 of Arrow looks to be off to a flying start. And that’s not even mentioning that the Longbow Hunters haven’t arrived on the scene yet.

4.5 out of 5 nerds

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TV Reviews: FTN Reviews Doctor Who Season 11 Episode 2: The Ghost Monument Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:20:24 +0000

After an incredibly strong start, it was very, VERY important for Doctor Who to keep the momentum going with “The Ghost Monument”, and lo and behold, they not only did it, they did it with many twists along the way.

First and foremost, they came up with an utterly clever way to save the gang after being put into space without having it come off as cheesy or “convenient”. Granted, it was convenient in a sense, but not in the usual sense that Doctor Who would usually do. Turns out, in the place they were, there was a rally race going on, and two people were left in the race. And that race would put them, the Doctor, and her companions on a planet called “Desolation”, and they had to reach a place called the “Ghost Monument” to win.

Sure enough, the Ghost Monument was the Tardis, albeit, the Tardis that didn’t exactly appear when you would expect it.

Still, the journey across the planet was fun, and it set a lot of tones for how the season would be. The two racers were unique, yet had depth (and trust me, they needed to be deep given how they came off at first). The concept of the race and its purpose were actually really clever. The dangers that they faced were cool, and most important…the reveal of the Stenza (remember them?) was well done.

But just as important was Jodie Whittaker, she again shined here. She got to show off her brain, her “no guns” policy, her belief in life as a whole, and her undying faith in her friends. Yet, for me, the fun part was when she thought she failed, and the heartbreak over that, only to be comforted by her new best friends. And yes, the “Best Friend Doctor” moniker still applies.

All that being said, there were a few drawbacks. The ending of the “rally” felt a bit abrupt. Yes, that was shown to be consistent via the “host”, but it still felt odd. Also, the “looking into the mind of the Doctor” to find something called a “Timeless Child” felt a bit cliche, even for Doctor Who. And finally, how exactly did the Tardis fix itself?

Still, “The Ghost Monument” was another brilliant episode to Jodie Whittaker’s run, and it looks like next episode we’re going to do some great time traveling and history saving! Are you ready for “Operation: Rosa Parks”?

4.5 out of 5 nerds

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Chris Evans gives some hope regarding his ‘goodbye Captain America’ post PLUS the Russos post cryptic image to mark end of filming Sun, 14 Oct 2018 22:58:39 +0000

You all may recall last week that Chris Evans seemingly said goodbye to the Captain America role via Instagram.

But now the actor is saying to relax, it may not be what you think.

The original story can be found here, but the gist is that the actor had just wrapped on Avengers 4 and had this to say:

“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”

And, in fairness, it does sound pretty final

But Evans, addressing the post had this to say this week: “I should clarify that I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in someway a spoiler.

“I should clarify that regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would have tweeted the exact same thing. That last day of filming was a very emotional day and it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry.

“You feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel. And I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it had a ripple effect but I am neither confirming or denying anything.”


If we had to guess, we’d imagine Evans/Cap will be killed off in the MCU. However, there is a chance that he goes down the Robert Downey Jnr route and appear in cameos in future movies.

But whatever happens, we thing the Avengers will be forever changed after Thanos is defeated. It’s just how that we’re not sure about.

Oh, and before we go…

The Russo brothers shared this cryptic image to mark the end of filming on Avengers 4.

But what is it?


Avengers 4 arrives on May 3rd, 2019.

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WATCH: The NYCC Hellboy trailer has leaked online… Sun, 14 Oct 2018 22:45:49 +0000

Well, we knew someone would do it eventually and better late than never…

Someone has released the trailer of Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen from NYCC that they recorded on their phone.

And – surprise! – it found its way onto Reddit.

The quality is crap but one thing is for sure… David Harbour is going to kill it as Hellboy.

Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen will star Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the titular hero in the Lionsgate and Millennium film, which is slated to begin filming in September. Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods) will play Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (aka Professor Broom), Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil franchise) has been cast as villain the Blood Queen, Sasha Lane (American Honey) will play Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell (Hemlock Grove) will play the elder witch Ganeida, and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, LOST) is playing Major Ben Daimio.

Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) will direct from a script from Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin will produce with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment.

Hellboy returns on April 12th, 2019

Here’s the NYCC trailer in all it’s glory. Enjoy guys. from r/HellBoy

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Iron Fist season 3 cancelled at Netflix… but we may see the character again UPDATED: Finn Jones releases a statement Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:45:45 +0000

Despite what was hailed as a ‘much improved’ second season, it seems that Netflix have pulled the plug on a third season of Marvel’s Iron Fist.

Yes, Danny Rand – AKA actor Finn Jones – will not be returning for a third standalone adventure, despite the second season opening much story potential and generally get fans back on side after a terrible first season.

Here’s what Disney/Netflix had to say:

Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners,” Marvel and Netflix added.

We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series.

While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.

The ‘will live on’ part has speculation that one of two things will happen.

Either the characters  – Jones and Jessica Henwick’s Colleen Wing in particular – from it will continue to be part of the Heroes For Hire and will be constants in the other Netflix shows – Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.

The other is that Disney want the character to explore for themselves on their new streaming service.

So far this is the only Netflix show that has met the axe at Netflix as Jessica Jones we given a third season in April and Luke Cage is looking likely to return any day soon. Daredevil season 3 lands on October 19th. Punisher is also coming back for a second season.

What the future hold for Iron Fist is up in the air, but we doubt we’ll not see him again.


UPDATED: Jones himself has thanked everyone for the two season they got:

Source: Deadline

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WATCH: Footage and images leak of new Spider-man: Far From Home suit… Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:31:58 +0000

Loads of leaked images and footage have popped up from Spider-man: Far From Home, the sequel to Spider-man: Homecoming and they reveal a very new, yet oddly familiar suit.

The suit – check it out below – looks very similar to the Superior Spider-man costume from the comics when Otto Octavius AKA Doctor Octopus becomes Spider-man (above). Say what?

Well…  Just when things started to go good for Peter Parker (for once), something bad happened. While visiting a dying Otto Octavius, Peter suddenly had his mind swapped with Otto’s, allowing Otto to live and run around in Peter’s body. But just before Peter died, Otto discovered the “true” meaning of “With great power comes great responsibility” via Peter’s harrowing memories, so he decided to live up to Peter’s legacy and become the Superior Spider-Man.

Otto did all he could, but his violent way of punishing criminals quickly drew awry from everyone around, and while he thought he was doing good, in reality he was depleting people of their freedom and allowing some people to get away – eventually forming an army out for revenge. Led by the Green Goblin, the army attacked, and Otto realized his mistakes. When it was revealed that Peter’s consciousness existed within his body, Otto sacrificed himself, allowing Peter to be the true Superior Spider-Man. (Marvel Wiki)

Anyway, check out the images of Tom Holland in the new suit below from the New York set along with Zendaya as MJ and let us know your thoughts…

Oh, and it’s not the first new suit we’ve seen from the set (here).

Spider-man finds himself Far From Home on July 29th 2019.

Spider-Man FFH filming in NYC today (*NEW SUIT SPOILERS*) from r/marvelstudios

And there’s a load of images too:

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WATCH: The Sanderson sisters are back in Hocus Pocus: The Brew animated shorts Sun, 14 Oct 2018 10:58:33 +0000

So it’s the 25th anniversary of Hocus Locus (25?! For real?!) and it seems that, rather than making a sequel which fans are still crying out for, Disney is producing a series of animated shorts called Hocus Pocus: The Brew!

But here’s the really odd thing, we can’t find an information on it online.

We found the first (we think) two episodes, which we posted below and we learned that Laila Berzins is playing Winifred Sanderson – the role played in the movie by Bette Middler. The other sisters were played by Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

Here’s what Berzins had to say: “It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! Thrilled to be voicing Winifred in a series of Stop Motion animated Videos in honor of the Sanderson sisters, This Disney Classic, And Halloween. Yes – It’s the witch take on “The View””

Aaaaand that’s all we know.

We also believe the Disney Channel reboot is still in the works (here).

But aside from that, we don’t know anything else…

Check out the animation below and let us know what you think, guys.

Hocus Pocus The Brew – Laila Berzins as Winifred Sanderson! from Laila Berzins on Vimeo.

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