Nerdy News Bites 6/25/16

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By Rachel Cheng, @iamrachel

Salutations, Nerds! Here are this week’s nerdy headlines!

10. Supergirl

After news broke that Supergirl had found their Superman, Tyler Hoechlin, the CW-bound show has confirmed that Lynda Carter (aka the original Wonder Woman) will be playing the POTUS!

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9. Power Rangers

Looks like Bryan Cranston will be recruiting the new generation of teenagers with attitudes. Cranston will be playing the role of Zordon in the new Power Rangers film. He’s joining Elizabeth Banks who has already been cast as the villainess, Rita Repulsa.
 

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8. Gotham

Once Upon A Time‘s Mulan, Jamie Chung, will be heading to Gotham for Season 3 as reporter Valerie Vale.

7. Lucifer

Lucifer has cast Battlestar Galactica alum, Tricia Helfer, to play the Devil’s mother in Season 2.

6. The Flash

Grant Gustin shared on Twitter that the Season 3 premiere will be titled “Flashpoint” which means the show may be drawing on a DC Comics series of the same name for storylines.

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5. Justice League

The official logo and synopsis for the Justice League film was unveiled this week.

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Warner Brothers also revealed that Willem Dafoe will be be playing Atlantean, Vulko, in the film.

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4. Rogue One

In the Star Wars universe, it seems a familiar foe will be making an appearance in Rogue One. Take a look at the cast on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

3. Fantastic Beasts

With the film starring Eddie Redmayne ready to hit theaters in November, Scholastic announced that they will be reissuing a new edition of the book. The Harry Potter prequel will feature new cover art, foreward by JK Rowling, and drawings by the author herself.

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2. Strawberry Moon

The summer solstice was celebrated with an appearance by the rare Strawberry Moon.

1. Anton Yelchin

The nerdverse sadly lost a bright, young actor, who was taken far too soon. Rest easy, Anton.

‘Til next time,
Rach


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