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Fox Renews ‘Gotham’ and ‘Last Man on Earth’

Fox made two big renewals today – one of which we’re pretty excited about, and the other we’re just kind of indifferent on at this point. Those two shows, of course, are Last Man on Earth and Gotham.

To be fair, we kind of expected Gotham to come back another season, even if we’re not big fans of the show. I’m honestly not sure exactly who is watching the show still, but the ratings show that someone is. I guess it kind of goes to show that regardless of something’s quality, if it’s Batman-adjacent, people will pay attention.

Last Man on Earth, on the other hand, we’re really happy about. I’ll go so far to say that it’s the best post-Apocalyptic show currently on the air (take that AMC). The idea that we’ll get to spend more time with the wacky band of survivors is pretty damn exciting.

The network already renewed Lucifer and picked up Marvel’s The Gifted, so even with Sleepy Hollow ending, the network has a pretty solid genre lineup for next year. I mean, even if one of those shows is Gotham.

Via Deadline

Donald Glover is Making a ‘Deadpool’ Animated Series at FXX

The multitalented Donald Glover, along with his brother Stephen Glover, are officially making an animated Deadpool television series for FXX. Donald Glover is, of course, a talented actor, rapper, and writer, and his television series Atlanta has been incredibly well received.

The network has ordered the show straight to series, and will have a ten episode first season. No word yet on voice actors for the show, but it’s still early days for the project. While the show won’t have any continuity ties to the Deadpool film franchise, that’s the tone the network will be aiming for.

The animated Deadpool series is expected to premiere sometime in 2018.

Via Variety

Thank God, They Finally Canceled ‘Sleepy Hollow’

After four seasons Fox’s Sleepy Hollow is officially coming to an end, and there will be no fifth season for the show. Honestly, at this point, it’s kind of a relief.

We were shocked when the series got a fourth season, as the third season ended with one of the shows two protagonists getting killed out of nowhere. Not only that, but a romantic plot was shoehorned in at the last moment making everything super uncomfortable. A lot of us who were fans of the series had hoped the series would just end at that point.

But it came back.

I honestly tried to stick with it, I really did. Some of the new elements were okay… but I just couldn’t get back into it. Frankly the show was going down hill for a long time before this latest season, with Katrina’s Face-Heel turn in season two being the biggest head scratcher. While the awkward fourth season didn’t make things better, I think most of the show’s fandom can agree that it’s time for all of us to move on.

Via TVLine

Bryan Singer’s X-Men Spin-off TV Show Picked Up to Series, Has a Teaser

We can’t really refer to the series Bryan Singer’s been putting together at Fox as the “still untitled X-Men show” anymore, as it’s now got one — The Gifted. We’re also happy to report that it’s been picked up for a season order.

The network put out a short teaser for the series too, with the promise of a full trailer following next week. For those of you who haven’t been playing along, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as a couple of parents going on the run with their mutant children, played by Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White. We see said kids pretty clearly in the teaser, even if very little of the plot is given away.

The Gifted premieres this fall on Fox.

Via io9

‘The X-Files’ is Coming Back For an Eleventh Season, But Should It?

So we didn’t mention it (mostly because we were off busy at No Brand Con), but The X-Files is officially coming back for an eleventh season which is expected to go into production this summer. And while this is expected to air during the 2017-2018 television season, I just find myself asking — is this something that we really want?

Because I’m not sure we do.

The show returned to television last year for a tenth season after being off the air for over a decade, and it was a mixed bag. While it did give us the series singular best episode in my opinion (“Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster”), the rest of the season just wasn’t that great. I mean, we start with an episode that’s designed to “simplify” the mythology (which just ends up making it a bigger mess), and end on a cliffhanger that barely makes sense. In the middle there are a mix of forgettable episodes, and one awkward episode that is simultaneously preachy yet always feels like it’s telegraphing an obvious twist that never comes (“Babylon”).

It’s just not good. Continue reading ‘The X-Files’ is Coming Back For an Eleventh Season, But Should It?

Black and White Version of ‘Logan’ Coming to Theaters May 16th

So it’s official, the rumored Black and White cut of Logan is real, and it’s coming to theaters. The film will apparently be making a one night engagement on theater screens May 16th. Director James Mangold tweeted out the news about the limited rerelease a few days ago:

There’s no word on how many screens this release will be on, but don’t expect a lot. Converting the film to black and white was apparently no small task either, as it’s not just a matter of converting the film to grayscale.

Converting Logan to black and white, with it’s deep noir and western undertones, will certainly add a new element to the already genius film, and if you’re free that night (and there’s a showing anywhere near you) I can’t imagine anything better to be doing.

This should be pretty damned cool.

Josh Brolin Cast as Cable in Deadpool 2

One of the big questions about the upcoming sequel to the insanely popular Deadpool movie has been who the heck is going to play Cable. I mean, the first movie teased us at the end, and a number of actors have had their names rumored to be attached to the role — none of them panned out though. The wait seems to be over though, as THR is reporting that the part has finally been filled by none other than Josh Brolin.

Brolin is, of course, currently playing Thanos in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, so we can assume production won’t begin until he completes his commitments there. Honestly, the fact that he’s playing a major supervillain in one cinematic universe based off of Marvel comics and a superhero in the other big cinematic universe based on Marvel comics is kind of hilarious. Now if Sony could just cast him in that Venom movie, he could complete the trifecta.

Deadpool 2 is currently scheduled for a January 12, 2018 release.


Episode 94 – Face Stabbing Reluctant Murder Dad

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss the forthcoming return of the old school Cybermen to Doctor Who, how Logan is a film that finally does Wolverine justice, Twitch’s decision to stream all 831 episodes of Power Rangers, and then we dive into the con scene.

And we dive deep.

It’s a bit complicated, because comic writer Tom Taylor won’t do US based cons anymore, Phoenix Comicon sent out a third party survey that got weird, Anime Fan Fest has called it quits, STX Brazos Comic Con is incommunicado with its debtors, and the internet lost its sh*t because a small collectibles show called Elite Con banned cosplay.

And for some reason, we didn’t have anything readable in the mailbag. That hasn’t happened for a while.

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Zazie Beetz Has Been Cast As Domino in Deadpool 2

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the cast of Deadpool 2, specifically who the actors playing Cable and Domino will be. And while we still don’t know who is going to play the former, we finally have the latter. While a lot of other names were being thrown a round the last couple of weeks, we now know that actress Zazie Beetz will fill the role of Domino.

The world found out about the casting yesterday, when Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds tweeted out an image of Zazie Beetz’s name spelled out on an image of, well, dominos.

Like all things related the the Deadpool franchise, doing something conventionally is pretty much out of the question. Zazie Beetz isn’t exactly a household name, but she’s probably best known for playing Van on Donald Glover’s Atlanta. It’s a solid casting decision for sure.

Deadpool 2 is currently scheduled for a January 12, 2018 release.

The Cast For Fox’s Untitled X-Men Pilot So Far

The still untitled X-Men pilot in production at Fox has assembled its cast, and we thought it was about time we looked at it. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, it focuses on two parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. They end up having to go on the run from the government, and end up getting help from an underground network of mutant. It’s being written by Matt Nix, with Bryan Singer directing the pilot.

So yeah, it sounds pretty neat.

First off, Stephen Moyer will play one of the parents, an attorney named Reed Stewart. Moyer is best known to audiences from his role on True Blood. Amy Acker (Person of Interest, Angel) has been cast Reed’s wife, Kate Stewart. Playing their daughter Lauren (one of the aforementioned mutant kids) is Natalie Alyn Lind, best known for her appearance on Gotham. Percy Hynes White has been cast as Andy, who we’re pretty sure is their other kid (though we lack confirmation), and is described as a quiet loner.

The leader of the Mutant group, Sam, will be played by Blair Redford. Sam is described as “the strong-headed Native American leader of the underground network.” Also part of the network is Blink (one of the few characters who come straight from the comics), who will be played by Jamie Chung. Blink was played by a different actress in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but I think they’re sort of just hoping no one notices.

Also on the mutant front, Emma Dumont is playing comic’s character Lorna Dane (aka Polaris), and Sean Teale playing series original character Marcos Diaz/Eclipse.

Finally, Burn Notice star Coby Bell will be playing Jace Turner, a ” weathered man who quietly wrestles with the moral ambiguities of a job that regularly requires cold-blooded, calculating efficiency on a day-to-day basis.” A lot of people are theorizing that he will be the villain of the series, and while it’s likely, it’s still speculation.

Honestly, it’s a pretty solid group of actors, and I’m pretty optimistic about the show’s potential.

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