Tuesday, April 21

Nerd News | Jurassic World and Fantastic Four trailers + Star Wars: Rogue One details

Tuesday, April 21

I still have some reservations about this reboot, but I have to admit that this trailer is pretty dang awesome.


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Miles Teller is one of those guys who often plays the comedic relief, so it'll be interesting to see him in a leading man role. (No, I haven't seen Whiplash.)



This trailer is also great.


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But as much as I love the Jurassic Park movies, the fact that no one in these movies takes a look at the past and thinks, "maybe we shouldn't mess with dinosaurs" has my common sense screaming for mercy. It's a good thing my common sense has a mute button (see also: Fast and Furious).



New information has been released about the first stand-alone Star Wars movie in the new canon universe—Star Wars: Rogue One. (Thanks for the heads up, Rebecca!)

Up until now, details around the first entry in the Anthology Series, Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, have been minimal. Edwards revealed that the film will revolve around a rogue band of resistance fighters who unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans and bring new hope to the galaxy. “I couldn’t sit in a cinema and know that someone else made this film,” Edwards said in the panel. Fans were treated to concept art and a brief video that caused a packed house to erupt. (via)

Felicity Jones, the only cast member yet to be revealed, "will play a soldier in the Rebellion." (via)

Although I'm still a little put out about the "erasure" of the extended universe that happened when Disney bought Star Wars, I'm definitely excited for more Star Wars movies, both involving the core characters we know and love and those—I'm assuming—we'll grow to love after we get to know them.

ICYMI: A new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was released last week.

12 comments

  1. I'm really hoping that Jurassic World is intentionally trying to be ridiculously cheesy and B movie-esque. Because that's all I'm getting out of the trailers! I'm quite curious about the new Fantastic Four...don't think I'll theater it (unless I hear it's completely amazing) but will most definitely Netflix it.

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  2. Abrams was able to get away with completely erasing the Star Trek cannon universe. I'm guessing they figured with him on board no one would notice the expanded universe going *pop*.

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  3. I'm silly excited about the new Jurassic Park movie!

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  4. It really does look very action for action's sake—but I love those kind of movies.

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  5. With Star Wars, you mean? They actually came out and said that the expanded universe was no more. Which is really sad—a lot of the books from the expanded universe are so good!

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  6. It looks like a ton of fun. But really—stop messing with dinosaurs. ;)

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  7. I'm hit or miss....but I certainly can't resist Chris Pratt...so I'll be seeing it haha! :D

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  8. I'm just saying that by sending Spock back in time and destroying Vulcan, Abrams pretty much erased Next Generation, Deep Space 9, and Voyager from existence. I don't think they've officially said this yet. I'm going to assume they haven't since I haven't heard an uproar.


    My favorite continuty rules are:
    1- DC Comic's Old Hypertime theory - Alternate Universes have a terdency to bleed into each other so if a story is from one universe about a character is good enough it will tend to stick in other universes. This is how Nick Fury became Samuel L. Jackson.
    2- Dwayne McDuffie's 'Crisis on Mono-Earth' articles - He wrote a series of rules: 1. Nothing is Canon unless it happened in the pages of the comic you're reading. 2. Guest shots are ok, but they only effect the book they appear in. 3. No continued stories jumping from book to book 4. Team books are their own universe (ie. Batman in the Justice League is different from Batman in Detective comics) 5. Exception: Group titles may share continuity..Batman is the same Batman in Detective comics and in Batman.
    3 - The BBC has never officially declared any Dr. Who stories canon. The TV show, the books, the audio plays may all be canon or they might not.

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  9. Ah. I see what you mean. And you're quite right—and, now that I think about it, I am not a fan of any universe in which TNG doesn't exist.

    Those are interesting rules. Seems like "canon" is a very flexible term, depending.

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  10. The TV Tropes page on canon is a fun read. I'm not going to go any deeper than that though because no site sends me down the rabbit hole faster than TV Tropes.

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