Start the Week Out Right With the Official Music Video for ‘Guardians Inferno’

I think it’s pretty safe to assume that most readers of this blog are fans of Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which came out earlier this year. One of the more fun little tidbits came during the film’s end credits, when a disco remix of the Guardians of the Galaxy theme played. Featuring vocals by David “Zardu Hasselfrau” Hasselhoff himself, it was the perfect way to end the movie.

Well, in promotion of the digital release on August 8th and blu-ray on August 22nd, the studio has gone and created a late-70s aesthetic music video for the song. Featuring most of the film’s cast and director James Gunn, it’s just… it’s just perfect. Large parts of it remind me of Hot Gossip’s “I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper,” which will always hold a special place in my heart.

So enjoy the video and go forth to conquer your week.

YesterCon Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Yestercon is an annual nostalgia driven convention held at the Carson Center in Carson, CA. Their annual one-day event was unfortunately cut short Sunday, as the con had to be evacuated after a bomb threat received around 2:30pm local time.

While we’ve yet to receive an official response from the convention, from all reports the evacuation was handled professionally and efficiently. It also appears that the threat was a false alarm, and no explosive devices were found on the premises.

Glen Mazzara Will Showrun ‘Dark Tower’ TV Series

So The Dark Tower is finally in theaters. After taking the longest routes to theaters imaginable (and still actually happen) the movie legitimately exists. I honestly never thought I’d see the day. It’s almost like any time they tried to make the movie before, right as they reached the point of finalizing it, they’d be snapped right back to the beginning.

But not this cycle.

Anywho, one of the weirder parts of the The Dark Tower‘s adaptation is a bit we honestly forgot about — that Sony intended to make a TV series that ran between films. Apparently so did everyone else though, as the reaction to Sony announcing a showrunner was a collective “Oh crap, we totally forgot about that.”

The showrunner in question is Glen Mazzara, best known for his work on The Walking Dead, and will be largely based off the fourth book in the series Wizard and Glass. The show will effectively be Roland Deschain’s origin story. Which is, y’know, neat.

So, umm… yeah? It’s totally a thing that’s happening as far as we know right now. I mean, it’s not like Sony would go and announce a big expansive universe before knowing whether or not the film it’s based on is successful enough to support it.

Oh, wait…

Via Deadline

‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Season 3 Comes Tomorrow, And We’re Excited

It’s hard to imagine that until a year and two months ago, Voltron was a campy, butchered Anime series from the eighties that people people kept trying to revive. I mean, most people only remember the GoLion bits from the original show. Then Voltron: Legendary Defender came into our lives, and not only did everyone know names like Lance and Keith… but they actually finally became three dimensional characters.

Legendary Defender is the definitive version of the franchise.

The third season hits tomorrow (August 4th) and we’re super excited about it. We get a new main villain (Lotor), the Black Lion needs a new pilot, and everything looks super, super awesome. The season will only be seven episodes long, but as Season 4 is coming in October, you won’t have to wait too long for even more. There have been two main trailers for the season (the most recent released earlier this week), and I just plan on watching them over and over again until the season premieres.

Which is a totally normal thing to do, I swear.

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Delayed Until March 2018

Let’s be clear — here at Nerd & Tie we love 2013’s Pacific Rim probably more than we should. I mean, it’s giant robots punching giant monsters, and it is amazing. Now even though the sequel lost Guillermo del Toro as a creative force (who is the main reason the first one was so great), we’re can’t wait for the film.

Though it seems like we’ll have to.

The latest news is that Pacific Rim: Uprising will no longer make its February 23, 2018 release date. Instead the studio is pushing the film back a month to March 23rd. I know it’s not a huge move, but that puts the movie only a week before Ready Player One. We’re assuming the move is due to Black Panther coming out just a week before the original date in February.

Honestly, if I were Lionsgate, I wouldn’t want to go up against Marvel Studios either.

We leave you with the bit of footage from San Diego Comic Con which we decided was too small to get its own story. We’re still excited for this one, even if we have to wait a little longer to get it.

Via Deadline

Angry Goat Productions Running ‘School of Wizardry’ Train Event Under a New Company Name

It’s hard to imagine that I hadn’t heard of Angry Goat Productions until January of this year. The ongoing drama surrounding their (distinct lack of) events has been kind of amazing. First they were trying to run an event called “Cosplay Unplugged Los Angeles” which was raising red flags for Sailor Moon fans. What we found was a company run by a man named Ray Jelley that continuously announced events and cancelled them.

Then Angry Goat Productions, unsurprisingly, cancelled that event. A month later, weirdly, the company announced similar events for Sailor Moon and Outlander fandoms, which were pretty much what they were planning before, just slightly scaled down.

And then they turned around and cancelled them again for good measure.

With no new events listed on the company’s official website, you’d be forgiven if you assumed that there was nothing coming down the pipe from this (extremely confusing) promoter, but you’d be wrong. Based off a tip we received from a reader and backed up by our own research, not only is Ray Jelley and his company as active as ever, but they’re “organizing” an off-brand “Harry Potter-esque” LARP event on a train.

They’re just doing everything they can to hide that they’re the ones running it. Continue reading Angry Goat Productions Running ‘School of Wizardry’ Train Event Under a New Company Name

Everything We Know About the ‘Bumblebee’ Movie So Far

So as much as we’ve bashed the last few Bay outings for the franchise, we’re actually kind of excited for the first Transformers spin-off film, Bumblebee. We learned that Travis Knight is directing the film last spring, but now a whole lot more details have come out.

So let’s catch up, and figure out everything we know so far.

First and foremost, the release date has changed. Originally the film was slated for a June 2018 release, but that’s no longer happening. Paramount has moved the film later in the year, and the film will now hit theaters December 21st 2018 instead. This will put the movie up against DC and Warner Bros’ Aquaman, so it’ll be interesting to see how the financials pan out.

The latest addition to the cast is none other than John Cena, who will play a lead against Hailee Steinfeld. The rest of the film’s cast (as we know so far) are Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.

The film will be set in 1987, and the titular Cybertronian will actually transform into a VW Bug for the first time in the live action franchise. Steinfeld plays a young woman who finds Bumblebee in a junkyard, and hijinks will, of course, ensue.

Christina Hodson is scripting the film, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay producing. Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, Mark Vahradian and Chris Brigham are executive producing. Honestly, for the first time since the 2007 movie, I’m completely behind this thing.

Via Variety, THR

Thing From Comic Con We Forgot: A ‘Justice League’ Trailer

So there’s a Justice League trailer we didn’t post. So we’re posting it now. Because that’s a thing you do when you run a blog which tries to post every trailer they can. This is my life now. There really isn’t any going back I don’t think. What kind of monster have I become.

So… uh… trailer?

The things goes really far to remind you that Superman is totally a thing, even if the version of the Man of Steel they describe never really showed up in Man of Steel. I mean, they’re talking like he’s comic book Superman — but that’s not the broodfest, angry alien we’ve seen in the DCEU. But hey, Wonder Woman is there. We all like Wonder Woman.

Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017, even if they don’t finish CGI removing Henry Cavill’s mustache until November 16th.

I am dead inside.

So We Totally Missed the ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer… But You Shouldn’t

So we totally forgot to post something about the first trailer for Ready Player One (which came out during San Diego Comic Con), but we’re trying to rectify that right now. Y’know, by just posting it.

The trailer is a bit frenetic, but entertaining. It’s also pretty safe to say all the cultural references from the book will somehow be shifted to Warner Bros properties… but hey, the Iron Giant shows up?

Ready Player One comes out March 30, 2018

Iowa Man Arrested at Florida’s Tampa Bay Comic Con For Allegedly Stalking Actress Kate Beckinsale

Forty-five year old Iowa resident Terry Lee Repp was arrested on Saturday at Tampa Bay Comic Con for allegedly stalking actress Kate Beckinsale. Repp has apparently been following Beckinsale to conventions across the country for at least the last year. In 2016 he apparently threatened to stab Beckinsale at an event in Salt Lake City, and later showed up at Houston’s Comicpalooza.

Repp has been arrested, and was initially charged with misdemeanor stalking. On Sunday a Florida judge recommended that the charges be upped to a felony, though we don’t know if that’s been formally done. Repp was being held on a $5,000 bond.

Repp was apparently found before he could approach Beckinsale at the convention, as an officer reportedly recognized the man and immediately arrested him. Police told TMZ that Repp has “an irrational obsession with the victim and has traveled across the country in an effort to harass her.”

Beckinsale’s panel on Saturday was delayed so she could file a report, but she did return to the convention.

Via MyNews13

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