The movie Guardians was Russia’s answer to the American superhero craze, and (at least based on the trailer) the film looked absolutely bonkers. A lot of us have been hoping that we’d get to see the movie stateside since its release last February, and have been waiting with bated breath to find out if and when it was coming out here.
Well, it seems like we can all exhale.
It’s now been announced that Shout! Factory has acquired the US distribution rights to the film. The company will be putting out a DVD and Blu Ray release of the movie out later this year, hitting store shelves on September 5th. This is, frankly, probably the best possible news we could hope for. I mean, we get to watch a movie where a guy who turns into a bear shoots a massive machine gun.
One of the biggest questions fans have had since the official MST3K Kickstarter was launched is who is going to be the new host? Well, in an update earlier today we got our answer: Jonah Ray.
Jonah Ray is best known for his involvement with The Nerdist Podcast, and according to the update was approached by series creator Joel Hodgson to be the possible new host of Mystery Science Theater 3000 a year ago. Ray will play “Jonah Heston,” the latest test subject exiled to the Satellite of Love, and (as mentioned in some earlier comments by Hodgson) will wear a yellow jumpsuit (to contrast with Joel’s red and Mike’s green).
Still no word on who the new voices of Tom Servo and Crow are, nor who will be filling the shoes of the new “Mad” right now… but we’re excited.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we talk about the announcement of a new Star Trek TV series, MST3K’s Kickstarter return, ‘His Dark Materials’ being adapted by the BBC, NekoCon going insane, the amazing INDYpendent Show, and how Nick and Pher and going to Daisho Con.
Back in the day, Thanksgiving meant that MST3K would be celebrating Turkey Day — running a marathon of favorite episodes. Well, last year, Shout! Factory brought back series creator and original host Joel Hodgson to do a streaming version of Turkey Day with fresh host segments.