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by Katherine Erlikh
Somehow, mysteriously, it is Thursday again. We hope you’ve got your towel… argh! What is this? Talk Like a Pirate Day? Where’s the rum?
Today we learned that Joss Whedon basically functions as the rewrite god of the Marvel movie franchise. “Thor: The Dark World” director Alan Taylor said in an interview that Whedon had basically been “airlifted in, like a SWAT team” consisting of one man and his sharp wit. This lends a hair more credibility to the rumor that Whedon had been called in to rescue several scenes in the “Agents of SHIELD” script, which so far has yet to be confirmed.
If you were wondering why Neil Gaiman’s new book, “Fortunately, The Milk” had two different covers – wonder no longer. The man himself explains it in a blog post… kind of.
Legendary former president of Nintendo Hiroshi Yamauchi died at the age of 85 from pneumonia. He had been president of the company between 1949 and 2002, and then remained on the board of directors until 2005. The funeral will take place on Sunday.
There is still going to be a movie based on EA’s “Dante’s Inferno”, and the director for it has been chosen. Repots abound that Fede Alvarez, who had directed the remake of “Evil Dead” is in talks with EA to take on the position. While it was a great plot for a game, I suspect that making it into a movie will not go over well with those who “liked the book better.” This may end up consigning the movie into the same circle of movie hell as “Van Helsing” – we’re uncertain of which circle that was, but we strongly suspect it was the seventh.
And now, some basic math for those amongst us who are convinced there are no such things as
dwarf women and dwarves just spring out of holes int he ground geek girls. For example, 50% of “Doctor Who” fans on Facebook possess female reproductive organs. Meanwhile, women also make up about 40% of those who like comic books on Facebook. Cite these stats next time someone says there aren’t any women who were chosen by the fandom life – Facebook don’t lie.
Rumors abound that Kelsey Grammer is set to replace Nicolas Cage in “The Expendables 3″. The actor is best known for his roles in sitcoms like “Frasier” and “Cheers”. The cast also consists of Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham and Dolph Lungren.
Could it be? Has the great and all-powerful Steven Moffat let loose some hints regarding what will happen in the much-anticipated Christmas Special of “Doctor Who”? Well… maybe. He could just be lying again. Rule one, the Doctor lies. Rule two, so does Steven Moffat.
In related news, a man in the UK has been warned that he could face jail time for selling forged autographs of David Tennant, Billie Piper and Karen Gillain. He has made approximately £35,000 from the sale of these forged autographs.
Hulu Plus users will be relieved to hear that some of their favorite BBC shows will be making their way onto the site. These include the New and Old “Doctor Who” as well as its spinoffs “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures”, the legendary “Sherlock”, and a number of others. Personally, I’m very excited about “Red Dwarf” being included amongst the titles, and may actually consider getting a Hulu Plus now.
While we previously noted in yesterday’s Daily Geek that GTA V was expected to make over a billion dollars before the year was over, almost no one expected this news – the game has earned a ludicrously large $800 million in the one day it was out, which is more than what “Man of Steel” earned worldwide.
Apparently, George R R Martin was inspired by “Breaking Bad” to make an even worse villain. Everyone is terrified, because this is George R R Martin and he already is in a rivalry with Steven Moffat, Joss Whedon and JK Rowling over who can kill the most
In case anyone is wondering why or how JK Rowling was convinced to write the “Fantastic Beasts” movie script, well… it was probably something besides WB just throwing piles and piles of money at her. Probably.
Enjoy your rum everyone! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! And, since it’s a Thursday, it’s absolutely acceptable to hang a towel on the ship’s mast.
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