The Daily Geek: Quicksilver Is Everywhere, Cumberbatch Showering Into Darkness, And More

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In this episode: Quicksilver doesn't know who his Daddy is, Star Trek Into Nudity, the return of Xena, and more.



So Quicksilver, who was just confirmed as a character in Marvel's "Avengers 2," is going to be in Fox's "X-Men: Days of Future Past"? He'll be played by "American Horror Story" actor Evan Peters. That's odd. Is this move being made out of spite? Is Quicksilver not really Quicksilver in either movie? On Twitter, Singer said:

Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.

So he was just "a really fast kid," does that mean he's simply Pietro Maximoff, and not Quicksilver. Or will he be Pietro Maximoff in "Avengers 2" and be Quicksilver in "X-Men"? Or will he be both Pietro Maximoff and Quicksilver in both movies? Will he be played by the same actor, like Michael Keaton did in "Jackie Brown" and "Out of Sight"? Does any of this make either movie better? We'll see.


benedict cumberbatch shower

So there's quite a bit of controversy about J.J. and his band of misfit mystery-addicts adding that wholly unnecessary scene of Alice Eve stipping to her skivvies in "Star Trek Into Darkness," right? So what's the solution? Show a clip of Benedict Cumberbatch in the shower! Kudos, gang, Kudos. Devin Faraci at Badass Digest has some good thoughts on this.

YI-YI-YI-YI! (that was a Xena battle cry, by the way)

Lucy Laweless dropped a bit about the return of "Xena: Warrior Princess." But what does re-invigorate mean? "The Young Xena Adventures"? "Daughter of Xena"?


adventure time annual

Yes, BOOM! will release "Adventure Time Annual" #1 on May 29.

THE FUN WILL NEVER END IN THIS SPECIAL EXPANDED ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL! Featuring some of the hottest talent in comics today putting their creative spin on the land of Ooo! A great tool for bringing readers into the series and an awesome book for die-hard ADVENTURE TIME fans! Featuring stories from Roger Langridge, Derek Fridolfs, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Cox, Josh Williamson, Jason Ho, Bryce Carlson and others!


Watch the pretty NSFW trailer for the Elijah Wood-starring "Maniac" remake. That first-person thing is going to get old fast, right? Could be a great flick, but here's the thing. They're clearly going for an unassuming murderous lunatic vibe with Wood's casting. But Joe Spinell in the original was straight up terrifying. Maniac with a capital Menacing. This is probably a personal preference kind of thing, but I think the obvious creep is scarier than the secret creep. What say you?

maniac joe spinell


Watch this amazing time-lapse video from Death Valley. Head to Laughing Squid for more.

'Til Monday, gang!


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