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Sony Announces ‘Venom’ Movie Out of Nowhere

Sony originally had massive plans for an explanded Spider-Man based film franchise, but that all seemed to have evaporated with the failure of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While the studio is relaunching the franchise with Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was assumed (with that film’s integration with Marvel Studio’s MCU) that we wouldn’t see anything outside the mainline films for the series.

Well, we were apparently wrong.

Out of the blue, yesterday Sony announced that it was making a Venom movie with a release date of October 5, 2018. While there were initially rumors that Alex Kurtzman would direct, the studio has since clarified that no director is currently attached to the project. It has been confirmed that Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner are writing the script for the film though.

We know pretty much nothing else about the project, and which version of the character will be in the movie or if it will tie into the MCU are questions that are still up in the air. That October 5th 2018 release date is date DC’s Aquaman recently abandoned, and is just a couple short months before the (still untitled) animated Miles Morales Spider-Man film comes out (which Aquaman currently shares a release date with).

Frankly, this is just a lot of Spider-Man stuff. I mean, with Homecoming later this year, and its sequel greenlit for a 2019 release, this means we’re getting four Spider-Man related films in three years. This could be, quite frankly, Spider-Man overload.

I guess we’ll all find out together.

Via Screenrant

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.

Via Deadline, THR, Variety, EW, Marvel, Deadline, Deadline

The Fake X-Men Comics From ‘Logan’ Are Incredible

When Logan director James Mangold asked Marvel comics if he could include X-Men comics in the final Hugh Jackman Wolverine installment, he was told he could as long as they weren’t any real comic books. To create the old-school style books for the movie then, Mangold reached out to Joe Quesada and Dan Panosian to create the pages of the books for the movie.

We saw some of them briefly in the trailer, and now that the movie is out we can get a closer look at the art created for the film.

We’ve embedded all of the pages and covers we could get our hands on. Some of these feature prominently in the film, while others were created as filler in case an actor paged through a comic book on screen (notably some pages Panosian posted to Twitter).

They’re all, frankly, fantastic, and really capture the feel of the X-Men books from the 1980s. I love the way they look just close enough while retaining a slightly off aesthetic letting you know this is another world. It just adds to the fabric of a world which just feels lived in.

Logan is in theaters now.

Via The Verge

Watch the Deadpool 2 Tease ‘No Good Need’ (Which Played Before ‘Logan’)

Theater goers to Logan this weekend were given a pre-movie teaser for the other R-Rated corner of Fox’s Mutant centric movie universe. The short featuring Deadpool (and in promotion of the upcoming Deadpool 2) is titled “No Good Deed,” and features Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson trying to stop a mugging.

And doing it very, very badly.

There are obvious references to Superman (down to the John Williams movie theme being used), and the whole things was rather funny. There’s even a long diatribe about Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea which scrolls by at the end for some reason. Seeing it though, of course, meant trekking out to a theater — and while you should still do that (as Logan turned out to be amazing), you no longer have to since Ryan Reynolds has now posted a version of the video to Youtube.

The version on Youtube is a little different edit than what we saw in theaters, but only in that a couple of jokes are added in (nothing’s taken out). If you haven’t seen it yet, you should seit down and watch it. If you have seen it, you should sit down and watch it again.

Deadpool 2 is expected to start shooting this June.

The Cast For Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ is Coming Together Nicely

It was announced that Marvel’s Inhumans was headed to the the small screen last fall, though its pilot will still get a limited theatrical run in the late summer. Since then, we’ve known that the show was in production in Hawaii, but we had no idea who was going to be playing the lead roles.

Well, until now.

Last week we learned that Iwan Rheon, best known for Game of Thrones, would play Maximus, the brother of Inhuman King Black Bolt. This week though, we’ve managed to learn who is playing the royal couple themselves.

First off, the role of Black Bolt will be filled by Anson Mount. Mount is best known to audiences for starring in Hell on Wheels, and is an amazing actor. Considering how laconic his character Cullen Bohannon, it’s clear why he was cast as a character who never speaks.

Secondly, it’s also been announced that Serinda Swan will play Queen Medusa, wife of Black Bolt and Queen of the Inhumans. Swan is probably best known for USA’s Graceland, though she also starred in one of my favorite (underrated) series Breakout Kings. Swan is no stranger to superhero television, of course, having played DC Comic’s Zatanna on a handful of episodes of Smallville.

Honestly, right now the cast is shaping up really, really nicely. All three of these actors are pretty damned solid performers, and I don’t think we could have asked for better casting in these roles (at least out of the actors willing to do television).

Inhumans will air this fall on ABC.

Via THR, Deadline, THR

It’s All About Family in the New Trailer For Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

To say we love the movie Guardians of the Galaxy here at Nerd & Tie is an understatement, and ever since a sequel was announced we’ve been waiting with bated breath. We’ve gotten a couple of trailers so far, and last night another dropped for the film.

And it’s pretty amazing.

The trailer introduces the antagonists for the film as well as finally give us a look at Star Lord’s father at the tail end. Frankly, a lot of it is explosions set to classic rock, but that’s all we really wanted anyway. Personally, I’m pretty damned hyped.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out May 5, 2017.

Freeform’s ‘Cloak and Dagger’ Has a Cast

Family friendly network Freeform ordered a TV adaptation of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger last year. The series titular characters are a pair of runaways from vastly different backgrounds who end up with superpowers. Okay, it’s a bit more complicated than that, but that’s the one sentence summary version.

We now know who the cast is going to be for the series too, which is expected to go into production soon. To start with, Marvel actually announced that Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph would be filling the main roles of Tandy and Tyrone two weeks ago. Yesterday, Marvel filled out the rest of the cast as well.

To start with Andrea Roth will play Tandy’s mother Melissa Bowen, with Gloria Reuben and Miles Mussenden playing Tyrone’s parents Adina and Michael Johnson. Carl Lundstedt will play Liam, Tandy’s “partner in crime” and boyfriend. The rest of the cast fills out with James Saito as Dr. Bernard Sanjo and J.D. Evermore as Detective Connors. It’s a solid looking cast, and a promising start for the series.

Cloak and Dagger is expected to premiere on Freeform in 2018.

Via Marvel, Marvel

Marvel Releases a Clip From ‘Team Thor: Part Two’

Last year Marvel put out a short, three and a half minute film called “Team Thor.” It supposedly detailed what Thor was off doing during Captain America: Civil War. It was a massive hit with fans, so Marvel decided to do what they do best: make a sequel.

The full video accompanies both the Doctor Strange Blu-ray release and digital version, but Marvel has put out a one minute clip from the film. In it, Thor’s suffering roommate Darryl is trying to get the Asgardian to financially contribute to their living situation. Needless to say, it doesn’t go so well.

The digital version of Doctor Strange is available today, with the Blu-ray coming February 28th.