The Daily Geek: Hufflepuffs Exist, Benedict Cumberbatch Interview Controversy, and Game of Thrones Stuff

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by Katherine Erlikh

We're not sure how it's Thursday already; however, Thursday it is. Here, have the Daily Geek while we try to figure out why it's a Thursday.

The Fourth House Cup has been awarded on Pottermore, and, surprise, it's gone to Hufflepuff House. Everyone is startled and trying to figure out how it's possible that Hufflepuffs are real. In other news, Hufflepuffs are real, and not just figments of our imaginations... unlike that waterfront harbor and recreation area in the middle of the desert. You definitely hallucinated the existence of that one.

The new "Assassin's Creed" game will have a playable female character in it. Not only is the character female, though - she is also a woman of color. Naturally everyone is excited, because apparently we don't get to see that often. We really should, you know.

Dinosaur lovers will be surprised to hear that the new "Jurassic Park" movie is actually titled "Jurassic World". It is the fourth movie in the "Jurassic Park" franchise.


This exclusive excerpt from "Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard" shows us glimpses of a world where the legendary Dracula swoops and stalks through the 1980s. Sign me up!

Following the publication of an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch in Hollywood Reporter, sales of pitchforks have been at an all time high. Fans are furious with how the actor was portrayed by the interviewer, and demand an immediate surrender of the unfortunate fellow who did it. Say what you will, but when half the comments are accusations of you being Rita Skeeter, you know the fandom is severely displeased with you. Readers are urged to invest in pitchfork manufacturers, as their stocks will certainly be rising in the near future.

There are people out there who take the name "Dark Knight" very, very seriously... and very, very literally. How literally? This literally. You're welcome.


Are you a fan of the CW's "Arrow"? Here's everything you will need to know about the new character, Amanda Waller. In related news, Manu Bennett is very pleased with the role of Slade Wilson in the second season of the show.

We don't know if you've heard, but in case you haven't, the Lannisters had a fantastic summer vacation. We are all totally jelly.

Also, while "Game of Thrones" is fresh on your mind, have some more casting news. There will be some spoilers involved, and not the kind that are generally found on cars (unless they are cars driven by River Song?)


This just in, folks: the really impractically dressed sniper lady Quiet that will appear in the new "Metal Gear Solid" game is wearing a half-bra, a thong and a pair of ripped fishnets because she is meant to be a "unique character". It's not in any way meant to be erotic even though Hideo Kojima tweeted screenshots of her butt and called it erotic. She's not just eye candy guys, she's unique!

Though BBC "Sherlock" stars Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are tied to new projects faster than new projects can actually be conceived, they're not the only ones getting fan-casting attentions today. Martin Freeman's partner, actress Amanda Abbington is apparently the dream companion to Peter Capaldi's 12th Doctor, as far as some of the fans are concerned. While we are not sure whether that is going to happen, we do know that Abbington was cast in a mysterious female role for the third season of BBC "Sherlock". To those who have read the books and seen enough of the Setlock spoilers, that role will be amazingly easy to deduce - but we won't tell you what it is, in case you like the mystery.

A great collective "meh" resounded through the world today, as the next installment of "The Mortal Instruments" franchise was pronounced to be put on hold due to the first movie being a complete and total flop. Meh.


Oh, look, more Loki news. Today there will be a live chat with the legendary Tom Hiddleston at noon EST, 9am PST. Thought you ought to know. And yes, I just wanted to use that picture of him again. It's quite stunning.

The most vicious rumor has been going around that the "Agents of SHIELD" scripts were so horrible, Joss Whedon had to order rewrites. Well... if there's any grain of truth to the rumor, then that means the horribleness has been fixed, right? So that means there's totally nothing to worry about.

Speaking of Joss Whedon - did you know that James Spader was his "first and only choice" for the titular "Avengers: Age of Ultron" villain? Yeah, if you didn't know, you do now. Read more here, because you need this in your life.

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