Nerdy Ninja News: w/c 9th February ’14

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– Last week, Fox confirmed that Ben Mckenzie will be playing the lead role of Jim Gordon in Gotham, their new TV series. Now they have added five more actors to the cast. Sean Pertwee will be playing Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor will portray the sadistic Oswald Cobblepot (before he becomes the Penguin), Zabryna Guevara will play Gordon’s boss; Captain Essen, and Erin Richards will play Gordon’s wife Barbara. Finally, Donal Logue has been cast as Harvey Bullock, Gordon’s partner and Mentor.

– Marvel have announced their plans for ‘Phase three’. The movies included have been confirmed and will definitely include Avengers 3, Thor 3, Captain America 3, Ant-Man, and Doctor Strange. That is not to say that more movies will not be added at a later stage. There are still rumours about a Black Widow feature, and possibly a Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

– The final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be available on Netflix from 7th March. Netflix and Disney’s agreement will give Netflix exclusive rights to stream the penultimate season, along with the first five seasons, the feature film, and all the director’s cuts. This will be the first time that Netflix has aired anything from the Star Wars franchise.

– Stephen King’s next novel has been announced. It is called Revival and will be about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side ..Demons. The book is due to be released later this year, in November 2014.

– CW have announced that a number of its dramas, including Supernatural, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, and The Originals, will be returning with new seasons later in the year. They will be joined by Arrow and Supernatural spin offs.

– A brand new Pokemon has officially been revealed. Diancie, a Rock/Fairy type Pokemon who will be #719, is apparently known to boast the greatest beauty in the Pokemon world. It will produce a great volume of diamonds during battle to attack enemies with, and to protect itself. The Pokemon will make its official debut in the upcoming Pokemon movie; Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie. There is currently no news as to when she will become available to owners of Pokemon X and Y. The movie doesn’t come out in Japan until 19th July so we will have to wait and see.

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