This isn’t a new column or anything, but there’s a few little bits of news floating around that are pretty nerd-specific, and I didn’t want Dustin to fuck them up.
Yesterday is was all-but-confirmed that Michael Fassbender would play the role of Magneto. Now the news is that apparently Rosamund Pike is officially out of Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class as Emma Frost and British actress Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League, Crossing Over) is close to signing on for the part. Eve certainly has the look (and… um… the physical traits, and I don’t just mean the hair) to play Frost, who is a schemer and an extremely powerful mutant in the Marvel universe. She’s a decent actress, and since it’s the early years, her age (28) is just about right.
Next, we have the first image of Paul Bettany in the film Priest, not to be confused with Paul Bettany in Legion. Priest is about a dystopian future where vampires are taking over the world, and Bettany plays a warrior-priest out to find his niece, who has been kidnapped by the bloodsuckers. A lot of borrowing going on in that plot. Maggie Q and Karl Urban co-star. Here’s the pic (click for hi-res):
(Source: Film School Rejects)
Finally, Bruce Campbell has a line of soups.
Yes, I’m shitting you — sort of. The good fellows at Sci-Fi Wire have put together a series of fake Campbell’s Soup labels in honor of The Chin, and I’ll tell you right now — if these actually existed, I’d stop writing in mid-sentence to run out and get them. Take a gander:
Head over to Sci-Fi Wire for actual printable versions. My personal favorite? Gumbo Ho-Tep.