The Daily Geek: Lex Luthor Chosen, Loki is King and More Batfleck

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by Katherine Erlikh

Welcome back to the Daily Geek! I hope you’ve all made good life choices yesterday, but if you didn’t it’s okay – we can just turn those into trees. After all, there are no such things as mistakes, there are only happy accidents.

Now that the Batfleck outrage has died out, some “Man of Steel 2” news. It has recently been announced that one of the best villains in the DC Comics franchise, Lex Luthor, would be played by “Breaking Bad” baddie Bryan Cranston. No word yet on whether this iteration of Lex Luthor will be a meth kingpin, nor on whether Kryptonite will be made of hand sanitizer.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong died at the age of 82. He is best known for stepping on the moon and reporting back that it is most certainly not made of cheese. This was so disappointing to the human race that they gave up on the plans to build a giant moon cheese city on the surface of our satellite, which by the way is a bummer. He will be missed.

Drake Bell guest starring in “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”? You have to see this. You really, really have to.

Fans of John Green rejoice, as the writer announces that “The Fault In Our Stars” movie began shooting today. John Green sounds ecstatic about the proceedings, has called everything “awesome” a reported forty-one thousand times, and only crashed twenty-three random Tumblr posts yesterday.

Star Trek fans will find this watercolor painting to be absolutely captivating. It was created by Tumblr user bilboandthebluebox and posted yesterday. There are two more where this one came from. They are wonderful. You should look at them. Don’t look at the dog park.

Do you remember Tony Stark’s complex, high tech holotable used for design of things mere non-engineering mortals cannot comprehend? Well, real-life Tony Stark, CEO of Tesla Elon Musk actually built one. No longer do you have to toil and suffer before a screen – now, all your engineering feats can be completed with merely a wave of your hand. When asked by Jon Favreau (you know, the director of “Iron Man”) whether he’d gotten the idea from the “Iron Man” movies, Elon Musk replied, “Yup. We saw it in the movie and made it real. Good idea!”

Although, since we spoke of the Batfleck earlier, now would be a good time to point out this sign, which was spotted at a Westboro Baptist Church rally yesterday. Some people are just still not over it, eh?

By the way, if you want to know what I personally think about the Batfleck, well… you’ll have to read this round-table discussion I did with my friends (and fellow MTV Geek bloggers) Amber Lena and Cecelia Gray. There may or may not be anti-DC sentiments expressed therein. You’ll have to read it to find out.

“Snow Crash” fanatics (all six of them, four of whom I may be related to) will find this tour of the Japanese mega-arcade Kawasaki Warehouse to be highly aesthetically pleasing. Based on the lawless, skyless ghetto of Hong Kong known as Kowloon Walled City, it is a cyberpunk fetishist’s wet dream. Each hallway was painstakingly recreated to look like the photos of the original Kowloon Walled City. It feels like something out of a post-apocalyptic, dystopian future. I wonder if any of the YA “Hunger Games” knockoff novels that are getting movie deals will be filming there?

If you’re into paintball, you might want to check out this interview with the creators of “I Declare War” – writer and co-director Jason Lapeyre, co-director Robert Wilson, and star Gage Munroe.

Since Bryan Cranston will be Lex Luthor, let’s take a moment to check out this awesome “Breaking Bad” graffitti found in Manchester, United Kingdom. It was done by street artist Akse P19, and looks really badass.

There are new “Thor: The Dark World” posters, by the way. So, that’s kind of cool. Please have the Loki version, because I am biased and he’s my absolute favorite. You can check out the Thor version here.

And that about sums it up for today, everybody. We advise you to remember that looking both ways before crossing the road is strongly advised, and that bowing before Loki is mandatory until 2pm Eastern time. Failing to bow before Loki is punishable by squirrel mauling, PTSD and funny-tasting tacos. See you tomorrow!

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