Barely Associated: A nerdy yr in evaluate

Barely Related: A nerdy year in review

Merrily Associated to you all! This can be a particular version of Barely Associated, overlaying the stand-out tales of 2014, from Might 2 onward (as a result of that is when this entire column obtained began). This is not all-encompassing, however it’s a pleasant snapshot of our yr in nerdery and geekdom – when you have a beloved bit of stories not coated right here, depart it within the feedback together with your commentary!

The story that began all of it – Star Wars Episode 7

In Might 2014, we discovered the preliminary forged record for JJ Abram’s Star Wars Episode 7. It included John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow, and returning forged members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.

Since then, Episode 7 has been a staple of nerd information for the yr, together with Abrams’ cute on-line conflict with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Fairness director Zack Snyder, Harrison Ford’s hospital keep, the reveal of The Drive Awakens because the film’s identify, and the first teaser trailer. Star Wars Episode 7: The Drive Awakens is due in theaters in December 2015.

Physician Who?

Physician Who collection eight kicked off in August (on August 23, to be actual) and we will hardly consider the season is already over. Peter Capaldi performed the twelfth Physician, with Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, his companion. If we could also be so daring, Coleman really shined on this season, with Clara as a personality turning into extra strong, clever and fewer “little woman on the lookout for a boyfriend in all of the improper locations.” Properly, she did that final half, too, however at the very least it wasn’t aimed toward The Physician. Capaldi, for his half, was completely pretty.

Most lately in Physician Who information, actress Michelle Gomez took viewers on a tour of The Grasp’s historical past with The Physician. However let’s be trustworthy right here – one of the best a part of Physician Who information this yr was our personal headline for the collection launch date: “Physician Who collection eight airs in August, it is about time.”

We’ll present ourselves out.

Marvel insanity, DC delights

Comedian followers and motion film buffs acquired some critical treats this yr, courtesy of Marvel and DC. Zack Snyder’s DC film installment is Batman v. Superman: Daybreak of Justice (relatively than the opposite, higher subtitles we instructed), it stars Ben Affleck as The Bat, he has tiny pointy ears, it comes out in Might 2016, yadda yadda. Now to the stuff that really excites us:

Marvel’s film lineup for its Part three consists of Physician Unusual in November 2016 (Physician Unusual performed by Benedict Cumberbatch), Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in Might 2017, Black Panther in November 2017 (Black Panther performed by Chadwick Boseman), Captain Marvel (the Carol Danvers selection) in July 2018, and Avengers: Infinity Warfare in Might 2018 and 2019. Captain America: Civil Struggle (Might 2016) launches the Civil Conflict story arc on the silver display, pitting Iron Man and Captain America towards one another in a tense political and superpowered drama that may bleed into the Avengers movies. Marvel is rebooting the Civil Warfare comedian collection in summer time 2015, as properly.

DC is doing a standalone Marvel Lady movie (starring Gal Gadot) due in 2017, plus Suicide Squad in 2016, Justice League Half One in 2017 and Half Two in 2019, and Cyborg and Inexperienced Lantern in 2020. See the complete record of future DC movies right here. Suicide Squad has a forged record full of superstars, together with Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool in Fox’s February 2016 movie – and he is good.

Marvel Lady is in Batman v. Superman and she or he’s wanting significantly fly. These boots.

Guardians of the Galaxy was superb, and it nonetheless is.

Shaun of the Lifeless director Edgar Wright left Marvel’s Ant-Man film in Might, changed by Deliver it On director Peyton Reed. Actors Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald and Kevin Weisman additionally left the movie, abandoning Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly.


Terminator Genisys nonetheless seems terrible

It … simply does.

Harry Potter stays related

JK Rowling has stored the Harry Potter franchise alive – not that it was in peril of extinction – via private reflections and character backstories on interactive narrative website Pottermore. A brand new movie trilogy within the Harry Potter universe and written by Rowling, Incredible Beasts and The place to Discover Them, is because of premiere in November 2016.

Additionally, Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who performed Harry himself in all eight movies, can rap rather well in an American accent (sure, that basically is barely associated).

After which there’s all the remaining

Twin Peaks is coming again. Ghostbusters is coming again. Good day Kitty is not a cat, apparently. The Mythbusters broke up. Keep in mind that Spider-Lady cowl? And there is the mess with North Korea, The Interview and Sony getting hacked – however hey, The Interview is getting launched in any case. It is a vacation miracle.

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