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

Behind the scenes on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s animation and art direction

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Check out the new behind-the-scenes video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Sledgehammer Games will take you inside the game as the team talks about performance capture, facial animation, and character skeletons. Plus, you’ll get to see actor Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) in a mo-cap suit. Democracy! Call of Duty: Advanced … Continue reading

Young Princess Leia to be in Star Wars: Episode VII flashback scene

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There are some rumors floating around on possible side stories, but nothing is certain when it comes to the actual story behind Star Wars: Episode VII. It looks like we at least know there will be a flashback scene involving young Princess Leia. According to Daily Mail, we’ll get to see a … Continue reading

The fate of Hulk after Avengers: Age of Ultron (Major spoiler)


If you don’t want to be SPOILED, I highly suggest you look away now. Final Warning! After watching Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk in The Avengers movie, the public had more interest in the green giant again. Many wondered whether Hulk would have a standalone film, and Ruffalo has said before … Continue reading

Contest: Winners announced for Transformers: Age of Extinction T-shirts Giveaway

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With Transformers: Age of Extinction making a killing at the box office, it’s now time to announce the winners for our Transformers: Age of Extinction T-shirts Giveaway. Each winner will be receiving one Decepticon t-shirt and one Grimlock t-shirt. And the winners are… Brendan Kidney Sarah Grace Congrats, both of ya! Please … Continue reading

SDCC to premiere Gotham, screen The Flash and show footage for Constantine and Arrow


This year is a good year for DC and TV fans, since we’ll be getting shows like Gotham and Constantine. Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment have joined together to give San Diego Comic-Con attendees a chance to check out some exclusives Saturday night on July 26th. The 3-hour event includes the exclusive premiere … Continue reading

Andy Serkis joins Avengers: Age of Ultron


It’s been known that Andy Serkis has been helping out with Avengers: Age of Ultron, especially teaching Mark Ruffalo some pointers. Now he has revealed to Variety that he will be making an appearance in one form or another. “The Imaginarium is the performance capture consultant,” he said, “and I’m … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Ronan the Accuser gets some love with new images


One of the characters not shown much in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailers and posters is Ronan the Accuser, who is being played by Lee Pace (The Hobbit Trilogy). Now that the movie’s release is almost a month away, we’re getting more images of him popping up, including him … Continue reading

Fox plans to have Bryan Singer direct X-Men: Apocalypse


X-Men: Days of Future Past was critically praised and commercially successful, already making over $600 million worldwide. However, a deal wasn’t locked in for director Bryan Singer to helm X-Men: Apocalypse. It looks like the scandal that Singer was involved in wasn’t enough to deter Fox from wanting to hire him again. In an interview … Continue reading

New cosplay reality show, Call to Cosplay, premieres June 30th

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Cosplay is getting bigger and bigger each year. We have a pretty successful cosplay reality show, Heroes of Cosplay, on Syfy. Joining the cosplay reality realm is Call to Cosplay, which premieres Monday, June 30th, at 8/7c on the Myx TV, the fastest-growing Asian American cable network. The premise of the show has two contestants … Continue reading

The Walking Dead’s Frank Darabont in talks to direct Snow White and the Huntsman


Frank Darabont was the showrunner for The Walking Dead TV series on AMC. There were some creative differences between him and AMC, leading to him leaving the show. Now that he’s not working on the show, he has time to work on other projects. According to The Wrap, he’s in talks to helm … Continue reading

Scoot McNairy to play Nightwing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

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So it looks like actor Scoot McNairy, who was seen in the Marvel One-Shot “All Hail the King” in the Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray, could be playing Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing, in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Deadline and The Wrap have said that McNairy will be in the movie, but the sources are “sworn … Continue reading

Michael Bay is okay with fans hating on his Transformers


A bunch of the NR gang saw Transformers: Age Of Extinction and thought the movie is an enjoyable summer blockbuster popcorn movie, as long as you shut your brain at the door and have a blind eye for plot holes. (Check our review here.) So far the movie isn’t being well-received, … Continue reading

Guillermo del Toro confirms Pacific Rim 2 and animated series


Guillermo del Toro has officially announced that Pacific Rim 2 is happening. He also reveals that there will be an animated series based on the movie. Del Toro is working with Zak Penn (The Avengers, X-Men: The Last Stand) on the screenplay. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding … Continue reading

Do you accept Gary Oldman’s apology for using the ‘N’ and ‘F’ words?

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Well that escalated quickly. In an interview with Playboy, actor Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight trilogy, The Fifth Element) said that Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin shouldn’t be berated for their non-PC comments, and that they should be given second chances. Now people have been criticizing him for using the … Continue reading