Nerdy News Bites 10/14/16


by Rachel Cheng (@iamrachel)

Greetings nerds! Well, it’s time again to recap the past week’s nerdy headlines. There’s a whole lot of news to discuss so let’s jump right into it.

10. NYCC


One day. We will make it to this glorious con, one day. Luckily there were some amazing folks keeping us informed on all the things New York Comic Con 2016 had to offer. Looks like Netflix and Marvel made the biggest splash. Check out the highlights from HitFix here.

And we can’t forget about the incredible cosplay.

New York Comic Con cosplayer

This cosplayer completely took over New York Comic Con.

Posted by INSIDER art on Friday, 7 October 2016

9. SNL & LMM


Did y’all catch the adorkable and talented Lin-Manuel Miranda host SNL this past weekend? No? Go check it out. And enjoy these GIFs compiled by BWW here.



8. Clue, the Musical


Jonathan Lynn, on the Great White Way, with a brand new musical? Looks like Hasbro is bringing CLUE to Broadway 2017! Here’s hoping there will be many campy moments like its film counterpart. More details here.

7. Supergirl


Looks like Guardian will be making an appearance this season of Supergirl. EW has all the details here.


6. Dwarf Planet


Welcome 2014 UZ224!

Out beyond Neptune, past Pluto, through the chaos of the Kuiper belt to a point some 8.5 billion miles from the sun, a new dwarf planet has just joined our solar system.

Posted by NDTV on Wednesday, 12 October 2016

5. Mulan


#MakeMulanRight trended on Twitter this week after a draft script was leaked. Disney has since released that they will be keeping the main characters of the live action film Chinese. Read more about it here.

4. Tangled


In other Disney news, the teaser trailer for the animated series version of Tangled was released. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will be reprising their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene respectively. We. Are. So. Excited.

3. Mera


Our first look at Amber Heard as Mera from Justice League. For more info read here.


2. Power Rangers


Many have described this first trailer as the Breakfast Club meets X-Men. You be the judge. We are reserving our judgement of the film until it is released next year.

1. Rogue One


The big poster reveal AND a new trailer! Shiny.

Whew. So much news, so little time. See you in a week. Same bat time, same bat channel.

Be nerdy always,

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