Nerdy Ninja News: w/c 20th July ‘14

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– Evageline Lilly will be playing Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas) in the upcoming Ant-Man movie. This new casting has been accompanied by the announcement that three actors have dropped out of the movie. Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerard, and Kevin Weisman left following the departure of ex-director, Edgar Wright.

– Boom! Studios is creating a new comic based on the movie Escape from New York. They released a teaser image over the weekend, of Snake Plissken with the tag line ‘I thought you were dead?’. It is also rumoured that a reboot of the movie is in talks.

– A Guardians of the Galaxy sequal has just been announced, and already has a release date of 28th July 2017. The first movie isn’t even out yet, but it seems like producers are convinced it will be a hit.

– Marvel have announced a brand new line of Star Wars comic books, following the story of the original trilogy. The first comic, titled Star Wars will be written by Jason Aaron, the second will be called Star Wars: Darth Vader, and will be written by Kieron Gillen. A final comic titled Star Wars: Princess Leia, will be written by Mark Waid and consists of a 5 issue miniseries.

– Guardians of the Galaxy is being turned into a animated television series. Marvel have announced that the new show will be aired on the Disney XD channel but not much else is known at the present.

– A Star Trek / Planet of the Apes crossover comic has been announced by IDW and Boom! Studios. The miniseries will be written by Scott and David Tipton, accompanied by the artistic work of Rachael Scott.

– IDW are creating an Edward Scissorhands comic, just in time for Halloween. Writen by Kate Leth, with art from Drew Rausch, the comic book will be appearing on shelves in Autumn.

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