The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up: July 4th

In this new editorial series, I will be doing a weekly collection of all things nerdy. Some of the article will be a wrap-up of some movie news, perhaps casting rumors or images; stuff that doesn't necessarily warrant an entire article but are still important. Then the rest will be different geek culture items, such as memes or videos. I will try my best to post these every Saturday. So let's get our hands nerdy (okay, that was terrible) and check out the geek picks of this week.

The News


Despite heavy rumors, Selma director Ava DuVernay has confirmed that she would not be directing Marvel's Black Panther movie. Last week, Kevin Feige stated that they had talked to DuVernay among other directors, but said nothing as to how serious the talks were. But now she has taken herself officially out of the running. I have not seen Selma yet, but I have heard she did a fantastic job with it. We need more women not just working on comic book movies, but in the film industry as a whole. There is a serious lack of female directors, and I think this would have been a great chance to expand that horizon. We'll just have to wait and see who they get to really direct the film.


It has been confirmed that Batman (Ben Affleck) will indeed use Kryptonite in his battle against Superman (Henry Cavill) in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the comic lore, Kryptonite is remains of Krypton, Superman's home planet. Since Superman's biology has adapted to Earth, anything remaining from his old world is poisonous to him. Kryptonite is really Superman's only weakness. Up until this point, it has been universally expected that the Dark Knight would infuse his battle suit with Kryptonite, but now it is officially confirmed. I think this is the most logical choice, and will lead for an epic battle between the World's Finest.


Most people (including myself) were really upset when a plot twist from Terminator: Genisys was revealed in the trailer. If you do not know the twist, don't read this section. But it has been in most of the trailers and all their TV spots and posters. It was revealed that John Connor (Jason Clarke) is actually a Terminator in the film. Now, I haven't seen the movie yet, so I don't know how the twist works into the film. But from what I've heard, the marketing spoiled a pretty important part of the movie. Director Alan Taylor talked about the reveal of the twist, saying that he had filmed the movie with the thought that the twist would be a secret, and had several fights with the studio when he learned they were putting in the trailers. This makes me upset, mostly. I hate that trailers are revealing so much of movies, and the fact that the studio went against Taylor like that because they thought it would make them some more money is angering. 

The Other Sh*t

Spider-Man just keeps on getting younger and younger


In honor of the Fourth of July, Screen Junkies presents
top "America, F*ck Yeah" moments in movies


CinemaSins presents "Everything Wrong With The Terminator"


CinemaSins presents "Everything Wrong With Terminator 2: 
Judgment Day"

So that's our nerd round-up for this week. What do you think? Do you like the new segment? What do you think of the news articles? What about the videos? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nate 
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