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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

Robert Downey Jr. teases something for tomorrow. Could it be Avengers-related?

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Update: So it looks like Robert Downey Jr. was teasing us with his upcoming movie, The Judge, since the movie’s Facebook page shared the image. But what if The Judge was also excited to tease Avengers? With Marvel and Disney releasing the official synopsis recently, Robert Downey Jr. tweeted that he … Continue reading

Selecting who’s going to be Venom wasn’t ‘an easy choice’ says Venom director

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Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote Star Trek and Transformers, will be directing the upcoming Venom movie for Sony Pictures. Fans have been guessing which character was going to be Venom, since in the comics it was either Eddie Brock, Mac Gargan or Flash Thompson. In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Kurtzman talks … Continue reading

First still for Sony PlayStation’s live-action series, Powers

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Sony announced that it would be doing a live-action series based on Brian Michael Bendis’ comic book, Powers. This comes after Microsoft announcing its own series based on Halo. Now we finally get a first look at the show featuring Sharlto Copley (District 9) as Christian Walker, and Susan Heyward (The Following) as Deena … Continue reading

A Star Wars: Episode VII rumor revolving around a villain’s descendant


Gather around, everybody, for it’s time to read up on more rumors regarding the details of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. Of course, there are potential spoilers, so please turn away if you don’t want to be spoiled. A lot of plot rumors are floating around including Luke Skywalker being held captive … Continue reading

The Wolverine’s last five minutes ruined by studio says writer


Scott Frank is the writer who worked on James Mangold’s The Wolverine. Movies adapted from superhero comic books aren’t really his thing, with his work including Marley & Me and Minority Report. In an interview with Screen Crush while promoting A Walk Among The Tombstones, Frank reveals that he wasn’t a … Continue reading

Chris Evans and other Marvel actors unite with rom-com Playing It Cool

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In the new romantic comedy Playing It Cool starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan, we get to see actors from different Marvel movies joining forces to help Evans cope with his love life. Anthony Mackie, who played Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, reunites with his co-star. We also … Continue reading

Stormtrooper spotted on set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


A stormtrooper was spotted on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Director Zack Snyder took a photo of a stormtrooper being arrested by the Gotham City PD along with the Batmobile. The caption read “Case closed.” This is the case of both Snyder and J.J. Abrams joking around … Continue reading

This Rocket Raccoon animatronic is creepy and cool at the same time

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Guardians of the Galaxy debuted in Japan with $2.1 million. Yeah, it doesn’t look like much, but it did better than both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World combined. As for here in the States, it raked in $8 million for third place, giving the movie a … Continue reading

Star Wars’ Rian Johnson and Warcraft’s Duncan Jones want to direct some of AMC’s Preacher episodes


It all started when Ain’t It Cool News’ Eric Vespe tweeted to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on Friday about casting Kurt Russell to portray the Saint of Killers in the upcoming Preacher TV series from AMC. This led to director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code, Warcraft) joining in on … Continue reading

This is one long banner for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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There are movie banners, and then there are epic movie banners. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has just gotten a banner, and it is epic…and long. (Don’t you say it!) The banner contains a lot of different scenes including Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) firing up Lake-town, Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and … Continue reading

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer debut

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Check out the debut trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 featuring dramatic music and emotionally charged scenes. We see Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) struggling to rescue the people she cares about while also struggling to become a symbol. Also, Katniss can now take down an aircraft with a bow … Continue reading

Official: Microsoft to buy Minecraft, with creator leaving


Microsoft has officially announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang and its top-selling game, Minecraft, for an amount of $2.5 billion. Mojang’s Owen Hill has also confirmed the news via the company’s site, saying that Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson gave the okay for the sale. “He’s decided that he … Continue reading

Middle-earth: The Shadow of Mordor live-action short film is gory

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Corridor Digital has been creating some impressive short films inspired by video games. The last video game-inspired short we covered from them was for Assassin’s Creed III. Now they have teamed up with WB Games and have created a new video inspired by the upcoming game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. If you’ve always … Continue reading

15% off everything – SuperHeroStuff 15th Anniversary Sale

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SuperHeroStuff, the premier destination for superhero and pop culture merchandise, is having a 15th Anniversary Sale from September 10-23. The online store is offering 15% off discounts on everything. If you’re a fan of comic book t-shirts, you should definitely take advantage of the deal. All you have to do is … Continue reading

Alien 35th Anniversary Blu-ray coming October 7th

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It has been 35 years since Ridley Scott graced us with his sci-fi classic, Alien, starring Sigourney Weaver. And for the 35th anniversary, fans will get a chance to relive the terror with a new Blu-ray edition coming October 7th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Alien: 35th Anniversary Edition will include the original … Continue reading

Star Wars: Rebels to tie into Star Wars: Episode VII, originals and prequels?


Star Wars Rebels is going to premiere on the Disney Channel on October 3rd, with subsequent episodes starting October 13th. There were rumors whether or not the animated series will connect with the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII film. Now Simon Kinberg, who’s the Star Wars Rebels executive producer and Star Wars: Episode VII … Continue reading

Mark Ruffalo emailed Rian Johnson to be in Star Wars movie

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J.J. Abrams is taking care of Star Wars: Episode VII while Rian Johnson will be responsible for Star Wars: Episode VIII and perhaps IX. We still have time until VIII comes out, but it’s never too early to talk about casting news and rumors. There’s one actor in the Disney/Marvel  camp who’s … Continue reading

Check out the Batmobile in action on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set

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Amateur photos of the Batmobile were captured on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this week. This likely caused director Zack Snyder to rush the release of another official photo of the vehicle. Now that we have seen what Batman’s ride looks like, how is it in action? … Continue reading