Nerdy News Bites 6/10/16

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by Veronica “Roni” Sepulveda (@vRONIs)

Nerds! We have a lot going on this week in the world of news with a few follow-ups to previously reported possibilities. Hmmm…

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10. Tarzan

IMAX offered an exclusive sneak peek at Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan! I have to say, I’m quite excited about this. It looks quite epic and the cast is exceptional. What do you think, nerds?

9. Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan was rumored to be part of the Black Panther cast as a potential villain for a few weeks now. He officially confirmed being excited to be part of the team this week. “I’m super excited, especially to put a different spin on it. I’m looking forward to working with Ryan [Coogler] once again. It’s gonna be a good time.” See more here. All I know, is we need more Black Panther. Come on, you know you do too!

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8. Pacific Rim 2

Speaking of delicious and talented actors… Remember: equal objectification here 😉 John Boyega will be joining Pacific Rim 2 as Idris Elba‘s late character’s son! Nothing like some more Guillermo monster movies and kick ass robots! The movie is slated to hit theaters in 2017. See more here.

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7. Supergirl

Casting is underway for Superman to join Supergirl at her new CW home. This, of course, spawned calls for Tom Welling to reprise. Who knows if that would happen, but it’ll be fun to see the dynamic between the two characters. Who is excited to see Supergirl join the CW? It’ll be great to see some crossovers and see some more Barry/Kara nerd time. Do you think Superman would be a good addition, or will he be a distraction? See more here.

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6. Captain Marvel

From one badass lady to another. Brie Larson was rumored to be in talks to play Carol Danvers. She is a fantastic choice and it seems Chris Evans agrees. Yay for exceptional actresses and double yay for superhero ladies!

5. The Grandmaster

In an interview with Empire, Jeff Goldblum gave some insight into his Thor: Ragnarok character. “He’s a hedonist, a pleasure-seeker, an enjoyer of life and tastes and smells. I thought, ‘I can do that, I’ll bet!’ I’m working on my part every day. I’m a sponge, researching. [Taika Waititi] is encouraging me to improvise and make it my own, and that’s what I’m trying to do. I hope he doesn’t throw me out on the first day!” See more here.

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4. Batman: The Killing Joke

Thanks to Fathom Events, in partnership with Warner Bros. & DC, Killing Joke has secured itself a one-night only theatrical release nationwide. The film will arrive in select cinemas on Monday, July 25, and will have two screenings, one at 7:30 PM and another at 10:00 PM. local time. Details on which theaters will be showing the film are still to-be-determined, but tickets are slated to go on sale on Friday, June 17. See more here.

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3. The Tonys

Broadway nerds and musical nerds alike, James Corden will be hosting the Tony Awards June 12th and this week he did an episode of his wildly popular Carpool Karaoke with some of Broadways biggest stars. If you haven’t seen it, please watch the video, it’ll put a smile on your face. Also, the incredible cast of Hamilton are giving you a 360 sneak peek at their Tony performance rehearsals!

Make sure to tune in and clap for one of our favorite shows, She Loves Me. It’s going to be a fun show!

2. The Little Mermaid Live

The envy is strong for anyone who made it to this event. The videos coming out from the Hollywood Bowl have just been amazing. See more here, and below are a few of my favorite moments! Why did this have to be a-one-night event? Let me know if you had the pleasure to attend.

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Jodi Benson (the original Ariel) reprising *tears*

Alan Menken Medley!!!

Sara Bareilles rocking it.

Brad Kane and Susan Egan singing A Whole New World.

1. Mars

Elon Musk wants to send astronauts to Mars as soon as 2024. See all the details here.

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Let me know what other news bites you were excited about this week.

Nerd On!
~R


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