Nerdy Ninja News: w/c 8th June ‘14

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– Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones) has been rumoured to play Aquaman in the upcoming Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. At the moment this really is just a rumour, though Momoa seems to have let it slip a little in interviews.

– Popular card game; Magic the Gathering, is going to be turned into a motion picture by Hasbro and Fox. The movie is set to be directed by one of Game of Thrones directors, writers, and producers – Bryan Cogman. Details on release and storyline are currently under wraps.

– Hasbro will also be launching a brand new animated Transformers series, which will be released in 2015. The cartoon, titled Transformers: Robots in disguise, will give current Autobots such as Bumblebee a redesign, while adding new members to the team – Sideswipe and Fixit.

– Simon Pegg is rumoured to have a part in Star Wars Episode VII after being seen on the set in Abu Dhabi. Pegg has played the part of Scotty in JJ Abrams two Star Trek movies, so is already familiar with the Star Wars director.

– Cartoon series, The Magic School Bus, is being remade by Netflix. They will be teaming up with Scholastic Media to create a CG animated version of the popular 1990’s kids show. There will be 26 episodes all together, launching in 2016.

– Bob Kane, the co-creator of Batman, is getting his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His plaque will appear on the Boulevard in 2015, alongside a group of other celebrities, including Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Rudd, Peter Jackson, Will Ferrell, and Jennifer Garner.

– Vincent D’Onofrio will be playing the part of crime lord The Kingpin in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series; Daredevil. Rosario Dawson has also been cast to appear in the series, but her character is currently unknown. Rumours suggest that it could be Maya Lopez (Echo)

– Resident Evil is adding a sixth movie to its franchise, but this will apparently be its last. Titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the script is currently in progress, though there is currently no news as to when the movie will go into production.

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