LASERLINKS 09-23-11

Wow, it has been an incredibly slow nerd news week. Of course, every time I say that, something huge gets announced, so by the end of the day we might learn that JJ Abrams has signed on to direct Star Wars Episodes VII-IX or something. For now, here’s some news bites, trailers, casting announcements, etc. from the week that I didn’t get around to writing about.

The Avengers/Captain America 2

Chris Evans talks about Captain America 2, and says Captain America’s new costume in The Avengers was Joss Whedon’s idea.

Here’s a video from the Captain America Blu-ray that has a few seconds of  footage from The Avengers. There’s also some cool promo artwork in the article as well.

Thor 2

The latest name rumored to be sitting in the director’s chair on the Thor sequel is Patty Jenkins, who directed Monster with Charlize Theron and the pilot for the critically-acclaimed series The Killing.

Iron Man 3

The film may be shot in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Kick-Ass 2

Don’t expect a sequel anytime soon.

Hellboy 3

Ron Perlman is urges you to write to your Congressman if you ever want to see this one.

Star Wars

The Blu-ray set has broken Global sales records.

Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

Check out a promo pic of the entire cast – including Depp as Barnabas Collins.

Finally, here’s a hilarious clip of the Dr. Who parody “Inspector Spacetime” from the season premiere of Community. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more clips of this throughout the upcoming season.

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About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

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