Visitors to Wellington now greeted by giant statue of Gollum

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Tweet New Zealand is proud of its role as the home of the Lord of the Rings movies, and now the Hobbit trilogy. And to show it, a a huge statue of Gollum has just been installed at the Wellington airport. Like the rest of the sets, costumes and CGI elements, Gollum was designed by […]

Agent Coulson Confirmed For SHIELD TV Show + Iron Man Anime Trailer

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Tweet At the Marvel TV panel at NYCC, Joss Whedon (via video) has confirmed that Clark Gregg will be headlining the SHIELD TV show.  “Phil Coulson, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” or at at least that’s how they’re hyping the announcement.

Jackman and Affleck: What they were REALLY thinking

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Tweet MTV has a few interviews with past and present superhero actors who reveal a bit more of what they were REALLY thinking while on those junkets. § You can tell Hugh Jackman is sad—as are we—as he contemplates the Darren Aronofsky Wolverine movie that will never be, and confesses that the first solo Wolverine […]

London Super-Con reveal their starting line-up of guests

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TweetBy Steve Morris, UK Correspondent This year London Super-Con surprised us all by netting Stan Lee as the guest of honour in only their first year of existence, leading many to wonder how they were going to top themselves for 2013. And while they haven’t yet announced the guest of honour for their second year, their […]

Cartoonist leaves publisher in tears over plans to film sex with others

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Surprise! It’s Shia LaBeouf and his girlfriend Karolyn Pho, who handles the business side of LaBeouf’s Campaign Book comics publishing company. LaBeouf is making a Lars Von Trier film called Nymphomaniac which may require him to film actual sex acts, which is a step up from the torture and blinding and other miseries which actors in von trier films must often endure. Whatever happens, we’re sure Shia will make a comic about it.

Quote of the day: Brandon Routh edition

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– SUPERMAN RETURNS star Brandon Routh on his new role in Partners, a new CBS sitcom about hilariously mismatched roomates, one gay one straight. Routh actually plays the wacky neighbor as near as we can make out.

SDCC 12: ConSARS ravages nerdlebrity ranks

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Apparently con crud cut a wide swath through the nerdlebrity contingent at this year’s show.

SDCC 12: Shifty Look's arcade and Chuck's mini-con

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Yet another carnival! This one, as we understand it, is set up next to the Gaslamp Hilton in that area where the Scott Pilgrim Experience once stood. It’s a video game arcade set up by ShiftyLook. Details below, but the pr notes that the Shifty Look panel will feature Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub and an announcement so…add it up.

SDCC 12: From Larry King to My Little Pony

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We’re not going to post every little piece of PR about Comic-Con that’s flooding our inbox, but…well…a lot is happening! Here’s some of the most unlikely and exceptional events looming. Let’s just say does a My Little Pony trolley ring your bell?

Tell Thomas Jane about your favorite comics covers

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Actor Thomas Jane is a nerdlebrity we give a pass to because he’s definitely a real comics fan, and gets choked up talking about Jack Kirby and was pals with Dave Stevens and so on. His Raw Studios production company (which is co-owned by Tim Bradstreet)has just partnered with Comixology for digital release of Raw’s comics, and to promote it he’s doing a pretty cool thing on twitter.

Nice art: Chris Hemsworth goes surfing

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THOR 2 filming begins in August.

When nerdlebrities meet: CM Punk and Bruce Campbell

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

Calgary Expo turns into Calgary Stampede with too many fans

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What was that we were just saying about the term “Comic-Con” meaning entertainment?

Some 50,000 people showed up to the Calgary Expo this weekend to hear the complete Star Trek: The Next Generation cast reunite to share a cup of Earl Grey tea, and also perhaps spot Kate Beaton or Peter David. Although it wasn’t really a riot, there were wayyyyy too many people Saturday, and the Fire Marshal shut things down, leading to many people not getting in and the show offering ticket refunds for those who were shut out. People who showed up to buy tickets on site were turned away, say reports.

Wizard signs "The Situation" to create a superhero

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Until now, Jersey Shore and the comics industry had been on blissfully separate tracks. In fact, during a brief interview we had with the Nerdist, Chris Hardwick, he mentioned Jersey Shore as being a part of pop culture that was not part of nerd culture.

But now, Wizard has blurred the line.

And nothing will ever be the same.

The day Al Capp tried to get jiggy with Goldie Hawn

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Actress Goldie Hawn was not always the taut Hollywood Royalty you see at movie premieres today. Back in the ’60s she was a teenaged girl looking to get into show biz after a casting agent spotted her on the street. The agent suggested she audition for a TV show hosted by cartoonist Al Capp. And the experience turned out to be rather demoralizing, as Capp came on so strong that she considered giving up her show biz dreams.

Spidey and Gwen Stacy are dating in real life???

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Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have been spotted canoodling as they shopped around NYC. The pair play Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in this year’s THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.

While cast romance is manufactured or encouraged by press agents, some thespians can’t help falling in love — or lust — with their co-stars. Or sometimes two cute kids just can’t resist going steady. Somewhere, Jim Carrey is crying.