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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

Avengers: Age of Ultron gets an official teaser poster

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With the leak of the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer, Marvel has decided to release the teaser trailer earlier than scheduled today. (It was originally supposed to premiere during next week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD.) Today the studio has also debuted the teaser poster for the upcoming film. How … Continue reading

Marvel officially releases Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer

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The nerd community was buzzing with the leaked Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer today. Marvel had a sense of humor about it, since they jokingly blamed it on HYDRA. Now the studio has decided to give fans the real deal by unleashing the HD version of the teaser. Check it … Continue reading

Interview with Karen Sakai, the cosplayer who’s crowdfunding her breasts

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Photo by Riamux Creations We posted about cosplayer Karen Sakai and her GoFundMe campaign where she is asking her fans to help support her breast augmentation to aid in her cosplay and modeling. Many in the cosplay community weren’t too pleased with that. We recently interviewed Karen so that she can tell her side of … Continue reading

First look at Johnny Depp as the Wolf in Disney’s Into the Woods

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Disney released a teaser trailer for Into the Woods, but there were some mystery surrounding the looks of some of the characters. Now Entertainment Weekly has released 4 covers, giving us the first look at Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf. Others featured on the cover include Anna Kendrick … Continue reading

Edward Norton explains why he left The Hulk

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It’s a known thing that Marvel and Edward Norton weren’t working well together on The Incredible Hulk. It was rumored that Marvel wanted Norton out because he was too demanding. He left and was replaced by Mark Ruffalo, who has now become a fan-favorite. During an interview while promoting Birdman, he … Continue reading

Ray Fisher didn’t know about his solo Cyborg film

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Ray Fisher will be playing Cyborg/Victor Stone in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Even though Warner Bros. announced that Cyborg would be getting his own movie, apparently Fisher didn’t even know about it, according to an interview he did with Entertainment Weekly. “I didn’t know the extent to … Continue reading

Cosplayer Miss Sinister graces the cover of Geek Fantasy Magazine

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We’re pretty excited about this news. For one thing, seeing a cosplayer on the cover of a magazine is always cool. Second? Our very own Mike Rivera was the photographer. During Dragon Con, Rivera did a photoshoot with Miss Sinister Cosplay in her female Kratos outfit, which looks killer. A photo … Continue reading

Freddy and Jason become sexy lady killers in new fan film

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The Halloween season is upon us, and Nerdist has released a new short film featuring horror icons like Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, only this time they’re based on the sexy Kotobukiya female versions. A comic book worker falls asleep on the job and gets attacked by Freddy (Adrianne Curry) … Continue reading

Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer to debut next week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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If you have been paying attention to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., then you may have seen an announcement about a little special teaser that’s going to debut in next week’s episode. That’s right, the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer will debut next week during the Marvel show on Tuesday, October … Continue reading

Mortal Kombat Legacy II Blu-ray review

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It all started when Kevin Tancharoen had a vision of a gritty and gruesome Mortal Kombat film. The first two films from New Line Cinema were PG-13 and didn’t really represent the violent nature of the video game source. To show the studios what he was capable of, Tancharoen directed the Mortal Kombat: … Continue reading

New clips for tonight’s Flash episode featuring Firestorm

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The third episode of The Flash airs tonight on the CW at 8/7c. In the meantime, check out some clips from the “Things You Can’t Outrun” episode featuring metahuman prison and Caitlin Snow’s fiance, Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell…who’s actually related to Arrow’s Stephen Amell). In the comics, he is also known as … Continue reading

Darth Vader in action in Star Wars Rebels: ‘Spark of Rebellion’ sneak peek

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We have seen an image of Darth Vader being featured in the extended version of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, the one-hour special introducing us to the Star Wars Rebels universe. The extended version will be airing on ABC on Sunday, October 26th. Now here’s a sneak peek with Darth … Continue reading

Simon Kinberg explains why we haven’t seen anything on Fantastic Four yet

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The Fantastic Four reboot by director Josh Trank is less than a year away, and we haven’t seen any official footage or stills yet. Is this a sign that we should be worried? A lot of fans are not looking forward to the film, one reason is because they are not convinced with the … Continue reading

Daredevil will be ‘much darker’ than any Marvel film says Charlie Cox

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During the premiere of Theory of Everything in New York last night, Charlie Cox had some information on the Daredevil series from Netflix and Marvel including the tone of the show and how his character, Matt Murdock, is addicted to crimefighting. He told reporters that, “it’s great fun, but it also … Continue reading

Soon you can get the Guardians of the Galaxy’s Awesome Mix Vol 1 on cassette tape

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One of the highlights for the Guardians of the Galaxy was the choice to include classic songs like Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and Redbones’ “Come and Get Your Love.” These songs helped enhanced the movie and were part of Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol 1, which is now available to … Continue reading

James Cameron explains aging Arnold in Terminator: Genisys

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A new Terminator film called Terminator: Genisys had the help of James Cameron, who directed the original Terminator and T2: Judgement Day, with advising. Now it looks like he had more of a role, as he revealed to Deadline. “I wasn’t interested in producing it or working on it actively, but I did … Continue reading

Steam removes game due to threats on Gabe Newell

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Valve has taken down the first-person shooter Paranautical Activity from Stream because the creator, Michael Maulbeck, seemed to be threatening Valve co-founder Gabe Newell with his life. It all started when the final version for Paranautical Activity was released yesterday. Steam had a selection for Halloween-themed games, which the game was a part of. … Continue reading

Here’s a shocker – Destiny is the top-selling game of September

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Here’s news that will complete surprise you to the core. The highly anticipated game from Bungie, Destiny, is the number-one video game for the month of September. It’s almost as surprising as if we were to find out Mayweather’s least favorite show was Reading Rainbow. The NPD data only accounts for physical retail sales … Continue reading