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[DragonCon 2010] CosPlay and Parade Pics from the Second Day!

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[DragonCon 2010] CosPlay and Parade Pics from the Second Day!

Howdy nerdlingers and geekslurgs out there.  That’s right: “geekslurgs.”  Just made THAT up.  Sorry, we’re all a bit punchy after today’s MARATHON of events.  Much to post about in the next two days, but we wanted to get these up for your immediate perusal.  Enjoy the photos after the break!

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.049 – Crash Cast

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.049 – Crash Cast

This weeks episode was jam packed with people. Cheri returns with the crew as we are surprised by Special Guest Co-Host Joe the Peacock. Joe quickly renames Cheri to Sofie. We then dabble in some Marvel Worst Character discussions. Making our way to some Box Office number news. Then debate Monday Night Combat vs Team Fortress 2. Nelson has some excitement issues in the chest region as Joe reveals some pretty amazing news. Then get serenaded by the amazing Craig with the Double Rainbow Song.

Topics

  • Joe Akira News
  • Scott Pilgrim Box Office Bomb
  • Worst Marvel Characters
  • Monday Night Combat vs Team Fortress Classic
  • Super Cool Joe News
  • Nelson’s Hard Nipples o Steel
  • Roundtable Discussion: Best and Worst Power Rangers
  • Double Rainbow Sing the Song Contest

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Edward Norton Responds/Rumor as to Who Has Been Offered the Part

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Edward Norton Responds/Rumor as to Who Has Been Offered the Part

The real Hulk has finally responded. Edward Norton has released his own statement about being recently snubbed by Marvel for the Hulk role.

“I am so appreciative of the outpouring of support from fans of the Hulk and The Avengers that I feel it would be rude not to respond.

So here goes: It seems it won’t work out for me to continue playing Bruce Banner for Marvel in The Avengers. I sincerely hoped it could happen and be great for everyone, but it hasn’t turned out as well as we hoped. I know this is disappointing to many people and that makes me sad. But I am very sincerely grateful to Marvel for extending the offer and even more so for giving me the chance to be a part of the Hulk’s long and excellent history.”

According to E! Online, someone has already been offered the role of Bruce Banner. You won’t believe who. Move past the break to find out.

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Ed Norton’s Agent Responds to Hulk Snub

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Ed Norton’s Agent Responds to Hulk Snub

By now you probably know that Edward Norton will not reprise his role as The Hulk in the upcoming Avengers movie directed by Joss Whedon. So what’s the reason for this? Kevin Feige, president of Marvel, recently gave an “it’s not me, it’s you” reason for snubbing Edward Norton out of the Bruce Banner role. Here is the statement released by Feige.

“We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in the Avengers. Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members. The Avengers demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble, as evidenced by Robert, Chris H, Chris E, Sam, Scarlett, and all of our talented casts. We are looking to announce a name actor who fulfills these requirements, and is passionate about the iconic role in the coming weeks.”

Ouch. So it seems Feige and Marvel think that Norton can’t be a team player. Norton and his side couldn’t stay quiet for long. Norton’s agent, Ben Swardstrom, recently released a statement firing back at Feige calling his remarks “misleading” and “mean spiritied.” Move past the break for Swardstrom’s official statement.

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Hugo Weaving is Red Skull

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Hugo Weaving is Red Skull

Hugo Weaving will now officially play Red Skull in the 2011 “Captain America: The First Avenger.” This adds to Weaving’s previous badass roles like Agent Smith, Elrond, V from “V from Vendetta,” and Megatron. Johann Shmidt a.k.a. Red Skull has had varying backgrounds in the comic, but according to empireonline.com:

…he’ll be a Nazi officer personally groomed by Hitler himself for terror and intimidation. After wreaking havoc through Europe, he’s eventually matched up against Steve Rogers.

Weaving joins Chris Evans who will play Captain America himself and Samuel L. Jackson who is of course, Nick Fury. Filming begins next month in the UK and is set to be released July 22 of next year.

[via empireonline.com]

Iron Man 2 Press Conference (Video)

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Iron Man 2 Press Conference (Video)

Kicking off what Jon Favreau has dubbed “Iron Man week,” below is a recent press conference with all the main players of Iron Man 2. Basically a Q and A session with people that were lucky enough to already have seen the movie. Some of the things covered are the change in Whiplash’s design from the comic compared to the movie, Don Cheadle taking over War Marchine for Terrence Howard, and the kiss between Pepper Pots and Tony Stark which supposedly left a lasting impression on one of the actors. Seated from left to right are Producer Kevin Fiege, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Director Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke and writer Justin Theroux.

[via Latino Review]

Joss Whedon to direct "The Avengers"

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Joss Whedon to direct "The Avengers"

Joss Whedon has been brought on to direct the new Avengers movie coming in May 2012. The cast will feature many of the lead actors from other Marvel film adaptations, including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and more.

Whedon’s credits include: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Firefly,” “Angel,” “Serenity,” “Dollhouse,” and the upcoming film “Cabin in the Woods.”

Personally, despite not ever being excited for comic adaptations, I can’t wait for this one. I’m a fan of Whedon’s projects so this one should prove to be interesting. It’s also great that they’re keeping the original current actors from the various characters this will include. I’m pretty certain that had they cast someone else as Iron Man for this film, I wouldn’t watch it. At all.

Geek Gambling! This Slot's For You

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I love to gamble.  There’s just something about the possibility of losing all my “hard earned” money that excites me.  So the fact that Nelson, Andrew, and James are in Las Vegas right now for CES makes me extremely envious on two levels: tons of tech and (obviously) tons of casinos.  I tend to stick to card and table games, or at least the video machines that simulate those games, but every now and then, as I’m walking through a casino, a slot machine will catch my eye that I just can’t resist.

To win at a slot machine, all you need is time and money… oh yeah, and a shit-ton of luck.

There’s no skill involved.   They all work the same, and your chances of winning are abysmal.  So why are they so popular?  Because stupid people like to gamble too, and they can’t be bothered to learn the rules of a real game.  And why are there so many?  Because the casinos want to make sure they have at least one slot machine for every person that walks though the door.  So while your grandmother will be running straight for the Deal Or No Deal and Wheel Of Fortune machines, I have a pretty good idea which ones you’ll be headed to.  Check out a few of the geek-themed slot machines the casinos are hoping will lure you in on your next trip to Las Vegas.  Photos after the jump… Read On