About John 'Spartan' Nguyen

John "Spartan" Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator. Meet the Nerd Reactor Team

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Maggie trailer reminiscent of The Last of Us


The new trailer for Maggie is out starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s about a father trying to protect his daughter. The only problem is that she is slowly turning into a zombie. It looks to be one of Arnold’s more emotionally driven roles, and I’m on board for that. Many gamers … Continue reading

The Dark Knight Rises’ Ben Mendelsohn to play a big role in Star Wars’ Rogue One?


Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One, is still kept under wraps, but we do know that Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) is going to star in it. Now there are reports from many sites (Deadline, THR, The Wrap) saying that Ben Mendelsohn, who appeared in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight … Continue reading

Gaming convention threatens to leave if Indiana governor signs anti-gay bill

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Photo by Gen Con Gen Con, the gaming convention that brought in over 50,000 attendees last year, has threatened to take the annual event elsewhere if Indiana governor Mike Pence signs an anti-gay bill that would allow private business owners to turn away people who are lesbian or gay on the grounds … Continue reading

Schwarzenegger says Terminator Genisys will ‘kinda ignore’ Terminator Salvation

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has been known for many action roles, like Conan the Barbarian, but the one role that he’s most famous for is portraying the T-800 in the Terminator films. If he likes the story, he’ll be down to reprise his role, and we’ll be seeing that with the upcoming Terminator … Continue reading

Tyrese says it’s up to Warner Bros now for Green Lantern role decision

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Tyrese Gibson has been campaigning online and to Warner Bros. that he’s really, really interested in playing John Stewart, aka Green Lantern. So where does he stand now? Only Warner Bros. would know, since the ball is on their court. During an interview with IGN while promoting Furious 7, Gibson says that … Continue reading

Superman fights Batman in Dawn of Justice for this reason?


With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hitting theaters next year, fans are wondering what’s the reason that would cause both Batman and Superman to be fighting each other. A hint would have to be the reveal of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. According to Badass Digest, the villain will be influencing the … Continue reading

New Mortal Kombat X ‘Shaolin’ trailer features evil Liu Kang

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Oh, no, say it ain’t so! Liu Kang and Kung Lao look to be evil in the new “Shaolin” trailer for Mortal Kombat X released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The trailer features three Shaolin warriors, Liu Kang, Kung Lao and newcomer Kung Jin. What’s going on with Kung Lao and … Continue reading

Marvel’s Daredevil gets the good guys photo featuring Ben Urich

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Earlier today, we saw part of the bad team photo from the Daredevil Twitter account featuring Vincent D’Onofrio as The Kingpin with the caption “some for bad.” Now we have the “some for good” photo featuring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Vondie … Continue reading

X-Men: Apocalypse finds its Jubilee with Lana Condor

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The casting news hasn’t ended yet for Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film. Now the director has revealed on his Instagram that he has found his Jubilee, the mutant with the power of “fireworks”. The young mutant will be played by Lana Condor. “I’d officially like to welcome our newest … Continue reading

New still of The Kingpin and Madame Gao in Marvel’s Daredevil


One of the things fans are looking forward to in the upcoming Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil series is Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin. We’ve got a glimpse of the mob boss in the trailer, and now we can see him again in a new still released from the … Continue reading

Brett Ratner interested in remaking Enter the Dragon?


Many X-Men fans were really turned off by the direction of Brett Ratner’s X-Men film, X-Men: The Last Stand. Now the director has expressed interest in remaking Enter the Dragon, the classic martial arts film starring Bruce Lee. According AICN, the audience members had this to say about the director and … Continue reading

New Pacific Rim comic book series coming this fall

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Guillermo del Toro is working on Pacific Rim 2 and an animated series, but if you can’t wait that long for another Kaiju adventure, then Legendary Comics has you covered. The publisher has announced today that Pacific Rim will be getting a new comic book series this fall called Pacific Rim: Tales … Continue reading

BioWare teases next Mass Effect game with new photo


BioWare has released a new photo from its new Mass Effect game. No, it’s not from the actual game, but it’s a behind-the-scenes photo with the motion capture actors and crew, courtesy of BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain. The photo was taken in Vancouver, Canada, at TheCaptureLab. “Getting our motions on at … Continue reading

First frontal look at Jamie Bell as The Thing in Fantastic Four reboot

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Fox is already planning its Fantastic Four promotional campaign on the streets, with one of them featuring the super hero team wearing their uniforms. A fan has taken a photo of himself in front of a large banner in Panama, and we get a good look at some of the … Continue reading

Here’s your first look at Jesse Eisenberg as bald Lex Luthor

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There were many fans who groaned at the thought of Jesse Eisenberg portraying Lex Luthor, one of Superman’s most dangerous villains, in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Now EW has the exclusive first look of the actor as the iconic DC villain. Even though Eisenberg doesn’t look as … Continue reading

Nintendo CEO talks about the rumored live-action Zelda Netflix series

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It was rumored before that Netflix was working on a live-action Legend of Zelda series. This was great news for many fans, since Netflix has been on the top of its game in regards to producing series. Now it looks like the series isn’t happening after all. Nintendo CEO Satoru … Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray review

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the third film in the Hobbit Trilogy. Many were disappointed with the first two films due to it feeling “thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” Does the third movie suffer the same fluff as the previous two? … Continue reading

AMC gets Misfit’s Joseph Gilgun to play Cassidy in Preacher

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Many Preacher purists out there were disappointed with the news of Ruth Negga playing Tulip in AMC’s Preacher, the upcoming series based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic series. The reason was that Tulip was a blonde and white character, and Negga is not. Well, hopefully this new report … Continue reading

AMC’s new series, Humans, has William Hurt bonding with a robot

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AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos are working on a new sci-fi drama series called Humans, starring William Hurt (Dark City, The Incredible Hulk). It’s an eight-episode show that takes place in a parallel present where families own a Synth, a robot servant. Well, widower George Millican (Hurt) bonds with an … Continue reading

Ray Stevenson to play Blackbeard in Black Sails third season


The second season finale of Black Sails is coming up, but Starz is already hyped up for the third season by announcing a new character. Ray Stevenson (Thor, Punisher: Warzone) will be playing Blackbeard, aka Edward Teach, when the new season premieres in 2016. In addition to that, check out the … Continue reading