Top Nerdy 10: News Bites 04.22.16

Another week for nerdy news! It was quite eventful in Houston this week, so the nerdom was a welcome distraction. Let’s get to it nerds!

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10. Justice League

We got word a few weeks ago Spidey’s J. Jonah Jameson aka J.K. Simmons was joing the Justice League as James Gordon. It seems another Spidey alum is joining the Justice League cast, the Goblin himself, Willem Dafoe! See more here.

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9. Wonder Woman

A video from the set of Wondy’s film was released giving us a glimpse of Themyscira, the home of the Amazons. These scenes are filmed in Matera, Italy. Check out the video.

8. Star Wars

Prince William and Harry let their inner nerds fly while visiting the set of Episode VIII! See more from their visit here.

7. GoT & George R.R. Martin

You have to love George. As much as he tortures us, he usually has something in his back pocket to intrigue us. He was recently asked about potential spin-offs for GoT and he had just the stories in mind. See more details here. Be ready for the premiere Sunday, April 24th!

6. Renewed

We’re still crossing our fingers for quite a few shows, but we got word Shannara Chronicles Season 2 was ordered by MTV. Produced by Jon Favreau, if you haven’t seen the show, I’d recommend it. It starts slow and a little silly, but picks up and proved addicting. The visuals are lovely and Ivana Baquero is a force. Some of you may recognize her as the little girl from Guillermo’s Pan’s Labyrinth. Yep, that’s her! I’m very interested in seeing how Eretria’s story unfolds. See more here.

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5. X-men: Apocalypse

An old-school, 80’s style vibe preview has been released for Apocalypse. I kind of dig it, though I’m still proceeding with caution. What do you think?

4. Power Rangers

We got our first look of Elizabeth Banks’ Rita Repulsa. I personally dig it, it’s creepier than the original and more glamorous. I can understand why nostalgic folks aren’t happy since it is very different, even the color palette. Everyone should keep an open mind though. It’s pretty fierce.

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3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

J.K. Rowling has revealed the wand designs for Hermione, Harry, Ron, Draco and Ginny! Any HP news is good news to me! See more about the play here.

2. Where’s Ms. Frizzle?

That was the first thing popped into my head when I saw this amazing school bus experience! The second thing was, man to be a kid again! I would never want to relive adolescence and all its awkward stages, but these are the type of moments that may impact a child’s life path forever! See more here. Let’s get some of these on all buses where adulting occurs!

1. Genius

Genius by Stephen Hawking is a 6-part science series that will challenge ordinary people to think like the greatest scientific minds in history. Keep an eye on PBS in May!

Here’s to thinking like geniuses! 😉 #dreambig

Nerd on!
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