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The ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Trailer Answers a Nagging Question

One of the big questions during Captain America: Civil War was “Where was The Wasp?” I mean, Ant-Man showed up, and we know she got her suit at the end of Ant-Man, yet she was nowhere to be found during the big rumble. The answer, of course, turns out to be simple.

Scott just didn’t ask her to come with.

It looks like Ant-Man and the Wasp will be dealing with the fallout from Scott’s decision to join Captain America in that whole thing, though who knows what effect the events of Infinity War will have on the plot in general. Also, it still bugs me how young Paul Rudd looks — like every single day. The guy is ten years older than me, but I look like I could play his dad. It’s so annoying.

Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out July 6th.

Acclaimed Author Ursula K. Le Guin Has Passed Away

It was reported yesterday that acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin has passed away. The death was confirmed by her son Theo Downes-Le Guin, and while he stated she had been having health problems these last few months, he did not reveal the cause of death.

Le Guin was, of course, the author of many books, including the Earthsea series and The Left Hand of Darkness. Her influence on the literary world cannot really be understated. Reactions from other authors and creators have, of course, been heartfelt:


Le Guin was a brilliant writer, a pioneer, and master of her craft. It’s always sad to see the world lose another great, as things seem slightly less brighter.

Ursula K. Le Guin was 88 years old.

Via NYT

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Continues to Look Stunning in its New Trailer

Disney’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel A Wrinkle in Time is coming to theaters pretty soon, and the studio has released a UK trailer for the film. Honestly I’m not sure what to say about the film at this point beyond “It looks gorgeous…”

So, uh — it looks gorgeous.

This trailer has a little more emotional force behind it moreso than the wonder filled US trailer, but it’s still just a stunning thing to look at. I have pretty high hopes for this movie, so I’m crossing my fingers that Disney won’t let us down.

A Wrinkle in Time comes to theaters March 9, 2018.

The Flash Movie May Finally Have a Director (Again)

It’s been a rocky road for Ezra Miller’s The Flash to his own solo movie. The film has lost not one, but two directors since being announced — and that second one departed over a year ago. Well, the few of you actually excited for this movie (tentatively titled Flashpoint) may have a ray of hope now, as there may be finally someone in charge again.

It’s being reported that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are now in talks to take over directing the movie. The two are probably best known for writing the Marvel and Sony joint venture Spider-Man: Homecoming, and are arguably a pretty solid pair to take on the project should things not fall through.

I don’t know — I’ve been opposed to a standalone Flash movie from the beginning. I mean, there is a successful television series out there digging through stories, and while it takes place in an alternate timeline than the films I have a hard time seeing the film do anything other than retread ground the series has already covered. They literally did a Flashpoint set of episodes for pete’s sake. I like Ezra Miller as the Flash, but I think he’s best used as a character making appearances in other characters’ movies.

But, y’know, that’s what would make sense — and unless it involves Wonder Woman, Warner Bros rarely does things that make sense on the big screen.

Via THR

In the Trailer For ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Season 3, the Final Test Is Coming

Ash vs. Evil Dead has become over the last few years the pinnacle of the franchise it continues. I mean, it’s just so good at capturing the spirit of the second film, and the third season (premiering next month on STARZ) looks to be no different.

The new trailer for the upcoming season hits all the highlights — Ruby is evil again, Pablo’s powers are growing, Kelly gets possessed again… and oh yeah, Ash has a daughter. It has most of us pretty hyped, and if you’re a fan of the series you should be too.

Season 3 of Ash vs. Evil Dead premieres February 25th.

The New ‘Tomb Raider’ Trailer Is Very Tomb-Raider-y

A new trailer has dropped for the Tomb Raider film reboot, and it’s looking very, very Tomb Raider-y. This time around it’s all about the relationship between Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft and her father.

The entire thing looks pretty neat, and gives hope that we may have finally uncovered the mythical “good video game adaptation film.” Of course, I know I’ve said that before and been wrong, so who knows anymore.

In any case, Tomb Raider comes to theaters March 16th.

The Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon’ Brings Us a Man Out of His Time

So things are a bit of a mess here at Nerd & Tie right now, but while we’re getting the paper back in stacks, we’re trying to catch up on some of the news items we’ve missed. One of them is that Netflix has released a new trailer for their adaptation of Altered Carbon.

The show looks like it’s going to be pretty faithful to the book (albeit with a couple of notable changes), and is starting to look really, really good. Frankly it’ll be nice to have a decent cyberpunk series to sink my teeth into.

Altered Carbon hits Netflix on February 2nd.

The ‘Teen Titans GO! to the Movies’ Trailer Sure Does Exist

Look, we all know the refrain — the Teen Titans animated series was super good, and the show that replaced it, Teen Titans GO!, is dumb. I mean, sure they were made for completely different age groups, but fans of the former sure do like to complain about the latter. I mean, fans have to occasionally remind themselves that sometimes there are shows not aimed at them. I mean, sometimes it’s okay for a show to be aimed at eight year olds, y’know?

Anywho, a Teen Titans GO! movie is totally a thing that’s happening, and it actually looks like it’ll be amusing. Just remind yourself – if you’re unhappy that it’s not the other version of Teen Titans, this just isn’t made for you and you don’t have to go see it.

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies hits theaters July 27, 2018

Holy Crap, Marvel’s Actually Moving Forward on a Black Widow Movie

For years Marvel fans have been clamoring for a standalone Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson. She’s an Avenger, she’s been in like half a dozen Marvel movies, and for a franchise without a lot of women-led films she’s the obvious choice. After years of waiting though, it looks like we may finally get one.

Marvel currently has a Black Widow movie in early development. The film will, of course, star Johansson and Jac Schaeffer has been tapped to write the screenplay. It’s all early days, but this is a good sign. Let’s just hope it doesn’t turn out like the SNL spoof version they made a few years ago.

Via THR

The First Trailer ‘Krypton’ Is Here, And It’s Going to Blow

Krypton, the show about Superman’s grandpappy on a doomed planet, is probably the wonkiest idea for a television series in a while — and now it has a trailer. In it we see a very Smallville-esque Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange in a hoodie, and a giant alien space-thing. And while it’s not the worst looking thing out there, I have a hard time caring too much about the series.

Honestly, it’s hard to get excited for a show where if the good guys win they all end up dying anyway.

Krypton debuts on Syfy March 21st.