It’s been long enough since I last geeked out, hasn’t it? Eh. Who cares if it hasn’t? Some very important things in the world of geek have happened since we last met up in the Batcave. Erm. Fortress of Solitude? S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ? Millennium Falcon?? HOGWARTS??? I don’t know where we meet for these things. Let’s just go the Sherlock route and say “Mind Palace.” Anyway, you ready to get your geek on? I know I am! Hold on to your butts and fly casual–it’s about to get real.
Exhibit A: This Spectre teaser
James Bond has a deep, dark secret!! The mysterious Mr. White has returned!! And Christoph Waltz is all kinds of sinister!! Basically, I could not be more excited for Bond’s next big adventure. The teaser makes it look pretty flippin’ sweet. Here’s hoping it lives up! Especially since Daniel Craig had to have minor surgery following an injury on set. Gees, Bond, take it easy, buddy!
Exhibit B: Idris Elba is going to be the next Star Trek villain!! …Maybe.
Okay, so he’s still just “in talks” and not officially on board, but how AWESOME would it be if Idris Elba were the next Star Trek villain?? There have even been whispers that he’s going to play a Klingon, and I think that would just be epic–particularly after that brief, intense glimpse of the Klingons we got in Star Trek Into Darkness. But we shall see…
Exhibit C: This Mission: Impossible trailer
Would the Mission: Impossible films be considered guilty pleasures? Because if so, well…*meekly raises hand*…Guilty. Haha. Though the second one isn’t my cup of tea, I kind of love these movies. Are they ridiculous? Yes. Is Tom Cruise ridiculous? Yes. Are they basically the same movie over and over again? Yeahhhh. But are they also complete and utter popcorn fun? Gawd yes. So bring it on, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation! Let’s see how long Tom Cruise can hang on to the side of that plane…
Exhibit D: Hawkgirl is going to be in the Flash/Arrow spinoff…AND SHE TOTALLY RETWEETED ME.
So after confirming the presence of a handful of characters from The Flash and Arrow, including Ray Palmer (“The Atom”), Dr. Martin Stein (one half of “Firestorm”), Leonard Snart (“Captain Cold”), Mick Rory (“Heat Wave”), and, somehow, Sara Lance (“Canary”), the CW has also confirmed that their upcoming DC Comics spinoff will have none other than Kendra Saunders a.k.a. Hawkgirl! What I’ve seen of Hawkgirl seems pretty badass, and, of course, I’m always psyched to see another lady superhero, so I took to Twitter to express my happiness, and Ciara Renee, the actress who will be playing the character, retweeted me (see proof above)!! I already like this girl. Oh, AND Doctor Who‘s own Arthur Darvill will apparently be playing time traveler Rip Hunter. Further deets here if you’re curious. Personally, I think it all sounds awesome.
Exhibit E: Deadpool is GAME ON
If anybody can pull off an April Fools prank, it’s freaking Deadpool. Filming has officially begun for the Deadpool movie, and Ryan Reynolds delighted fans last week with this little “interview” with Mario Lopez. If you’re curious, you should really watch it. I’ll only give you this hint: it includes Deadpool being very Deadpooly. ‘S’all I’m sayin’. Oh, and please enjoy the below pic, courtesy of Ryan Reynolds’ Twitter account:
Exhibit F: This Ash vs Evil Dead teaser
Admittedly, I am slightly apprehensive about this upcoming Starz show…but I still really, really want it to work. I’m not the biggest fan of Army of Darkness (I like it okay), but I like The Evil Dead quite a bit, and Evil Dead II is my jam. So we’ll see how they handle all this craziness in TV form. I was curious about how exactly Ash (Bruce Campbell) was going to be used on the show, but this IGN interview breaks down the general idea pretty well. Whaddaya say–ready for more Deadites and chainsaw arms, amigos? 😉
And finally, I’m not counting this as an official “Exhibit,” per se, since it’s not officially affiliated with the Star Wars franchise, but this short film was too cute not to share. From writer/director Evan Atherton, I present “Artoo In Love.”
So there you go–a little more geeking for you. Hope it was just the right dosage of nerd news for your Tuesday.
P.S. AN IMPORTANT REMINDER: Should you still wish to send me something for my April Fools series, you absolutely may, but pretty, pretty please let me know one way or the other if you were one of those who said here or here that you wanted to partake. Just comment below or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kthanksiloveyoubyebye. 🙂