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Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, Ah-Nuld Returns, And The Newest Avenger Revealed: Your Geek News Roundup

By TK Burton | Trailers | April 11, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | April 11, 2011 |

My God, the internet exploded with nerdalicious nerdliness over the last few days. Nothing really mind-blowing, but still, some fun/weird/profoundly disturbing things came bopping around last week, and to make things interesting, there’s a video clip for all of them.

First, let’s start with the biggest news: There’s a new Thor clip, and while it doesn’t show much that we haven’t already seen, it does have one itty bitty interesting moment, around 25 seconds in:

Yeah, pretty sure that’s Hawkeye, who you may remember will be played by Jeremy Renner in the eventual Avengers film. And since the Avengers-related movies have a habit of having characters cameo here and there… well…

Next up, I’ve talked for a while about how interested I am in Kevin Tancharoen’s upcoming Mortal Kombat: Rebirth webseries. The original trailer, which was actually just a short film that he made to try to get some attention (deservedly so), caused my brain to overheat (in a good way). So when Tancharoen was given the green light to make the series, I was psyched. Here’s the first clip:

OK, so it didn’t totally blow my skirt up, but it wasn’t bad. It was already better than the entirety of Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Really, I’m just excited to see which of the characters from the original short film make it into the series. Here they are, for those who are curious:

(starting top left and going clockwise: Richard Dorton as Reptile, Michael Jai White as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, Ian Anthony Dale as Scorpion, Unknown as Sub-Zero, and Lateef Crowder as Baraka)


OK, let’s jump back to comic books for a second. The Deadpool movie has been hovering around for a while now, with Ryan Reynolds supposedly still set to reprise the character that was so effectively shat upon in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Well now, for reals yo, there’s a director. Deadline is reporting that Tim Miller will helm the flick. Miller’s been all over the place — he owns his own visual effects house, Blur Studio, he’s worked on video game trailers, and he worked on the effects for the first two X-Men films as well as Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. With the script by Zombieland’s Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick still on the table, all is not yet lost for the Merc With The Mouth.

Let’s end it on a ridiculous note, because it’s Monday and Mondays deserve ridiculousness. First, this exists:

There isn’t much more to say, is there?

Lastly, I was vaguely curious when I heard about the fan-made “Elfquest” trailer, because I’m vaguely curious about the Elfquest phenomenon, mainly because it’s a little bit (OK, a lot) weird, the following is rabid, and it’s been around forever. There aren’t many fantasy-themed things that have been around that long that I have zero experience with, but the Elfquest comics are one of them. So here’s the trailer:

OK, then. The women in it are certainly pretty. But otherwise that was fucking awful. Sorry to have wasted your time. Well no, I’m not actually sorry, but whatever.

TK Burton is an Editorial Consultant. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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