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PICTURE ROUND-UP: Despicable Me 2, Star Trek Into Darkness, Sheldon Cooper in drag, Wolverine trailer release date confirmed and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

March 24th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Oh yes, we scour the corners of the internet that many fear to go to so we can bring you the best images from the nerdiest stuff…

First up, a few images from umcoming Despicable Me sequel, em, Despicable Me 2 featuring the yellow and funny Minions.

From the press release: 

“Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history.  In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

Featuring the voice talents of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Al Pacino, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Russell Brand, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan, Nasim Pedrad, Moises Arias. Directed byChris Renaud & Pierre Coffin.”

Next up, The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper himself, Jim Parson, popped on curly wig, stockings and suspenders at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on Wednesday night at the 21st Annual A Night at Sardi’s to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Yes, he an fellow BBT star Kaley Cuoco had a ball as they appeared in the charity performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show… check The Daily Mail (here) for full images and a video

Next up, Wolverine director Jame Mangold has been tweeting and is promising a fun couple of days of Wolverine teases starting tomorrow…

Next up, a load of Star Trek Into Darkness news coming over the next day or two, but first up here’s a couple of new images and the poster we had during the wee for your news viewing pleasure:

From the Press release: 


In summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

UK & IRE release: 9th May 2012


And finally, Dark Horizons have been carrying new images from the now filming sequel to Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief called Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

They write: The first photos from the upcoming sequel “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” are now online, check them out below. In this outing, Percy (Logan Lerman) teams with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The first trailer is expected to hit screens next week with “The Host” ahead of the film’s release on August 16th.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….