Weekend Nerd News Round-Up 6/24/2017 – 6/25/2017

Good Day to all the Geek Enthusiasts and Nerd Aficionados!

Over the weekend, Nerd News doesn’t stop coming out. Here are a few of the great things that gained steam over this last weekend. If you have any thoughts on them, please join the conversation in the comments below.

Nerd News Round Up

Blade Runner 35th Anniversary and SequelBlade_Runner_35

Sunday was the 35th anniversary of the iconic science fiction film Blade Runner. Blade Runner was a film that made you question what really makes someone human. As well as, what if androids [that were very human in nature] existed in the real world? It also left a big question at the end of the film. Was Rick Deckard [Harrison Ford] a replicant or not? In Blade Runner 2049 we’ll get an answer.

Ridley Scott, regarding Deckard being a replicant, stated in an interview with IGN,

“So now it will be revealed [in the sequel], one way or the other.”

On expanding Blade Runner into a larger world with more films, in comparison to George Lucas and Star Wars.

“Yes. I think that, you know what, George has always proved that. Of course there’s always something. George Lucas. You know, and the way he’s handled Star Wars has been spectacular. It’s what I’ve been trying to do to really evolve Alien”

And speaking of Alien, he spoke of the two films existing in the same universe.

“Well, I think if Alien is in the air, Blade Runner is on Earth. And probably is a very good reason why you wanna leave Earth.”

You can read the rest of the interview at IGN.com. What are your thoughts? Is Deckard a replicant? Will you want to see more Blade Runner films, and should Alien merge into the same cinematic universe?

Justice League: Dawn of Justice and SDCCDawn_of_Justice

Instagram posts rumored Justice League’s 2nd trailer will release on July 22, 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con.  This increases thoughts that the Justice League cast and creators will be in attendance. Do you think they will be revealing more of Superman in the trailer? After all, we haven’t seen any more of him since his small clip in last years Comic-Con teaser.

Along with this rumor, Heroic Insider on YouTube Umberto Gonzalez spoke of the DC Extended Universe, and how many films we could be seeing regularly for the DCEU. Gonzalez stated,

” I know for a fact that DC is trying to get three to four movies made a year going forward”

On when Warner Brothers might announce their new slate of films,

“If I were you guys, I’d make sure I’d be inside Hall H this Summer.”

This being in reference to San Diego Comic Con, and the Warner Brothers panel that takes place on Saturday 7/22/17. Seems DC is going to try to catch up to Marvel at a quick pace in terms of amount of films being made. Do you think this is a good idea, or are they rushing it? What films and characters do you think, or are hoping, they will announce?

Avengers: Infinity War will say goodbye to familiar facesInfinity_War_Logo

In an interview with Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios,  JoBlo.Com reported Kevin’s response to whether Infinity War would be the final time we see some of our beloved heroes? His answer,


While it was rather blunt, he did continue,

“We have another two years of hard work to even finish these movies, and they [the actors] have a lot of hard work to do, so that’s all we’re thinking about, is completing those and delivering on the promise of those. Where it goes beyond that, we’ll see.”

No confirmation on which characters he was referring to. Many have speculated, myself included, this will be the last time we see Chris Evans as Cap. But, just recently Marvel extended Evan’s contract. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Helmsworth are the other potential assumptions. Rumors are Helmsworth wants to move on from Thor and pursue new projects. Robert Downey Jr. has been playing Tony Stark for so long now, like Hugh Jackman. He may be getting tired of doing the action role, despite never having to get into the shape that Jackman had to get into for Wolverine.

If the big three Marvel heroes do end up leaving the cinematic universe, could it start spelling the end for Marvel films? Should these characters be re-cast with other actors later? Just like Edward Norton’s Bruce Banner and Terrence Howard’s James “Rhodey” Rhodes.

Rocko’s Modern Life nostalgiaRockos_Modern_life

It was reported by Entertainment Weekly that Rocko’s Modern Life would be coming back to Nickelodeon for a one hour TV special. So, get your nostalgia hats out, this is fantastic. The special is titled Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, and all the original voices will be returning. Everyone returns to the modern world after being lost in space since 1996. Rocko has to learn to adapt to 21st century modern life which he has a problem with. Meanwhile, Heffer and Fillburt embrace everything from social media to the food truck industry explosion. The article additionally mentions there will be a TV movie of Hey Arnold! this fall, and an Invader Zim special. What further 90’s cartoons would you like to see get a special? Do you hope this evolves into them bringing the cartoons back full time?

Spider – Man Rogue Gallery coming to film

In a Hollywood Report article talking about the deal that came together between Sony and Marvel Studios to handle Spider-Man, the article mentions the villain for the upcoming Venom film starring Tom Hardy.

” Tom Hardy is starring in Venom, dated Oct. 5, 2018, which will also feature the villain Carnage.”Venom_Carnage

Later on in the article they speak of some other projects in development. In the article it says,

“Other projects will focus on Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. The idea, says a studio source, is to build out a world gradually rather than launch one immediately.”Kraven_Mysterio

If Carnage, Kraven, and Mysterio are brought to the screen properly, this could be the renaissance of Spider-Man in cinema. Is this going to finally be the way we have envisioned Spidey’s great group of villains, or is Sony going to find someway to screw it all up? Do you think they are trying to do too much at once now that they have found some success in the Spider-Man franchise?

So, that is some of the news you may have missed this weekend. If you have any thoughts about the above subjects please comment below. We would love to keep the conversation going.

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