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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

SDCC 2014: AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres on October 12th

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Photo by Mark Pacis During San Diego Comic-Con inside Hall H, AMC announced that The Walking Dead Season 5 will be premiering on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 9pm ET/PT. This season will include 16 episodes and will air in 2 parts. The first section will start October 12th, while … Continue reading

The Rock takes on Screen Junkies and Smosh

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During a very special promotional tour for Hercules, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gave some of his time to popular YouTubers including Screen Junkies and Smosh. Smosh sets up a prank and Screen Junkies asks The Rock to avenge them against their bullies from childhood. Screen Junkies’ Nick Mundy asks The … Continue reading

Marvel eyeing Joaquin Phoenix for Doctor Strange?

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We know that Marvel is working on bringing Doctor Strange to the big screen. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor brought gods, Avengers brought aliens, and Guardians of the Galaxy brought space adventure. Now with Doctor Strange, it’ll bring magic. Benedict Cumberbatch has taken himself out of the equation for the role … Continue reading

SDCC 2014: Batman The Complete Television Series arrives on Blu-ray November 11th


Alright, you classic Batman fans, the moment is almost here. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that Batman: The Complete Television Series will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time on November 11, 2014. The 1960s Batman show stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as … Continue reading

Tim Burton, Nicolas Cage and Kevin Smith’s failed Superman movie gets a documentary trailer

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Before Man of Steel and Superman Returns, there was Superman Lives. It was a project that Tim Burton was working on with Nicolas Cage as Superman and Kevin Smith as the script writer. Now there’s a feature length documentary from Jon Schnepp called The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?, and … Continue reading

SDCC 2014: Vision, Quicksilver and Hawkeye revealed in new Avengers: Age of Ultron posters

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During San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios revealed concept art posters each featuring a different Avenger for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie being directed by Joss Whedon. Iron Man, Captain America, Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow were introduced. Now we have Vision, Quicksilver and Hawkeye making an appearance in … Continue reading

SDCC 2014: Robert Kirkman’s Outcast going into pre-production for Cinemax


Robert Kirkman is currently working on a demon comic book series called Outcast, and he has announced on his Twitter that the pilot of the same name will be in pre-production and will air on Cinemax. BIG NEWS @comic_con Demons are the new Zombies! #OUTCAST pilot into pre-production @Cinemax. Thx to … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy reviews are coming in, and they’re all positive

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Guardians of the Galaxy is almost upon us, and the hype is getting bigger and bigger, especially with San Diego Comic-Con happening right now. We had the chance to watch the early screening of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy last Friday and thought it was a very fun adventure filled with action, … Continue reading

Closer look on Ben Affleck’s Batman face in new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice photo

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Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder aren’t afraid to show off Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. We first saw this when Zack Snyder released a black and white photo of Batman next to his Batmobile. Now during San Diego Comic-Con, we get a … Continue reading

Jim Lee believes Zack Snyder will ‘blow everyone away’ with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Man of Steel was met with mixed reviews, so it’s no surprise to see that many fans are worried about Zack Snyder’s take on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Legendary comic book artist and DC Entertainment Co-publisher Jim Lee has chimed in on what he thinks about the upcoming … Continue reading

The Official Star Trek Convention heads back to Las Vegas July 31st

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The Official Star Trek Convention is coming back to Las Vegas from July 31st to August 3rd. With 15,000 attendees expected, prepare to be bombarded with Klingons, Andorians, Vulcans and human fans as they all pack The Rio Suites Hotel. This year’s a good one, since William Shatner will be making … Continue reading

Stan Lee cancels San Diego Comic-Con appearance due to laryngitis

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Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men and Avengers, was scheduled to appear at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday and Saturday to do signings. If you were looking forward to meeting the comic book legend over the weekend, I’ve got some bad news for you. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the … Continue reading

Ridley Scott’s Halo: Nightfall series gets a trailer


Check out the debut trailer for Halo: Nightfall, the live-action digital series that leads up to the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians video game by Microsoft and 343 Industries. Ridley Scott is the executive producer for the show, and it will include 5 episodes that will air weekly, with the 1st premiering in fall. … Continue reading

Young boy writes to George R.R. Martin asking for gruesome death in Game of Thrones


A 13-year-old boy has written a letter to George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire and the creator of Game of Thrones. This was a response to Martin holding a crowdfunding campaign to help a wolf sanctuary. One of the prizes include a chance to … Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed Unity gets a real-life parkour video complete with French people

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Check out the latest real-life parkour video from YouTuber Devin Graham for Assassin’s Creed Unity. He’s done many of the Assassin’s Creed parkour in the past including the epic San Diego Comic-Con version where the Assassin parkours all over Downtown San Diego. This time, he has for Assassins at his disposal. … Continue reading

Ultron’s army attacks Captain America and Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron posters

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Check out the concept art posters featuring Captain America and Black Widow fighting an army of Ultron’s robots, thanks to artists Ryan Meinerding and Andy Park. They follow the debut featuring Iron Man and Scarlet Witch (giving us a glimpse on how she will be using her powers). As you … Continue reading