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Director Bryan Singer dropped the bomb that at least three people have been waiting to hear, that we’ll see Jubilation Lee in the upcoming sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past, titled X-Men: Apocalypse played by newcomer Lana Condor!  No word yet on whether she’ll be a principal cast member, or just shooting stuff in the background with her laser pop rocks in full Anime form.  Of course given that production starts next month, we’re guessing she is probably going to be Sophie Turner’s roommate or something.  Check it out, nerds – we’re going to do something very few news outlets have tried in the past, we are going to defend Jubilee. (more…)

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There’s been no shortage of acting talent across the nearly 50 year history of the Star Trek franchise, and the rebooted Star Trek movie series has been no exception. After Eric Bana took on the Romulan Nero in 2009’s Star Trek, and Benedict Cumberbatch stepped into the role of the genetically enhanced John Harrison Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, it looks like Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise will face their most fearsome foe yet in the upcoming Star Trek 3 directed by Justin Lin. Although the villains in the two J.J. Abrams‘ films haven’t been their strongest components, you’re going to be keeping your fingers crossed when the Summer of 2016 rolls around, and Idris Elba makes his Trek debut. (more…)

TV RECAP: ‘The Flash’ S1E16 – “Rogue Time”

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Last week’s Out of Time came with plenty of revelations for the characters within The Flash’s universe.  Iris and Barry shared their first kiss just moments before Barry revealed to Iris that he was The Flash; Cisco discovered the truth about Harrison Wells and was murdered moments later; and Wells revealed that he is in fact Eobard Thawne and that he travelled centuries back in time to kill Barry as a child, killing Nora Allen instead by mistake.  It was the strongest episode of the season, then all of the revelations were gone in a, well, flash, when Barry wound up running fast enough to travel back in time, effectively erasing the events of the episode.  Audiences were left with a hell of a cliffhanger and last night’s episode, Rogue Time, sought to answer many questions that audiences had.  Was it a worthy follow up? Unfortunately, no.  Spoilers ahead. (more…)

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After years in development hell, the new series based on the DC Comics/Vertigo title Preacher seems to be really coming together. Under the auspices of the cable channel AMC and executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the casting process for the series has been going full-force the last week, and now another important piece of the acting puzzle’s been filled. When Jesse Custer departs on his trip across America to find God next year, he will have the assistance of one of the most important characters from the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon graphic novel. Hint: he drinks blood. At least when he’s not drinking alcohol. (more…)

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Following the reveal of Black Widow, Hot Toys has released a first look at the 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure! The sharp shooting Avenger is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly-developed head sculpt, new outfit, improved articulations for action poses, freshly designed bow and arrows, and a specially designed figure stand.

Not as good as the new Avenging Hawkeye figure, because there is no Pizza Dog. But it will be a must-have if you wanna complete your Avengers AOU collection. That, and who couldn’t do with a little more Jeremy Renner in their lives. He’s like a real life grumpy cat. (more…)

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Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers, Jake here from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bag and boarded professional. My passion (and business) is to read, write about and sell comics. In an alliance forged in the stars, The Hall of Comics will be dropping by Nerd Bastards weekly, to bring you the latest word and the weeks best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out what latest comic titles you should be reading.  (more…)

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ABOVE: Positively adorable Star Wars plushies from Hallmark. [Gizmodo] (more…)