Inter-Galaxy Portal News RoundUp 26th July 2013

Guardians of the Galaxy movie poster

How has your week been going? Ours has been pretty quiet. We decided to stay away from the SDCC coverage this year, so following it after the fact has been a pleasure. Karen Gillan is now bald! I loved watching all the new trailers, some of which I posted down below. As I said, things have been quiet here. Although I did take time out to interview the folks from Hello Earth. For those that don’t know, Hello Earth are responsible for Outdoor Trek, staging classic Star Trek: TOS in the park. Their new show opens this weekend, so if you’re in Seattle, be sure to check it out. It’s free! I also revisited my Top Time Travel Novels. Some day I’ll have to finish my list of top 100 science fiction and fantasy books. I have more news in the works, but still things that are too soon to share, however rest assured I will as soon as able. In the meantime, this is what’s been going on in the world of scifi.

The biggest news at SDCC was surely from the Man of Steel panel where it was announced that the next Superman movie will actually also feature Batman. No word yet as to who will play Batman. Christopher Nolan has stated that the Dark Knight movies exist in a separate universe, so don’t expect Christian Bale or anyone from those movies to appear.

Check out the new extended trailer for Kick-Ass 2

And here’s a new “sizzle reel” for season 2 of Arrow.

Speaking of Arrow, Caity Lotz has reportedly been cast as Dinah Drake AKA the Black Canary in the new season.

Meanwhile, Joss Whedon announced the name of the upcoming Avengers sequel, which will be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron. Production begins next Spring. In other Marvel news, the first Guardians of the Galaxy artwork was revealed. Cast your eyes skyward for that image.

Neil Gaiman creates a video game. Watch this clip to learn more!

Watch Hunger Games: Catching Fire official trailer # 2. It’s giving me goosebumps!

Finally, after news earlier in the year came out about the discovery of a print of the original cut of The Wicker Man, a Blu-Ray edition has been announced featuring three cuts of the film: the UK theatrical cut, the director’s cut and the final cut. SFX has all the details.