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Geek Bits: Wolverine Recasting, DOCTOR WHO Meets Autistic Girl and More [Links]

Who has the weirdest laugh ever? What does the new Flash costume look like? Which type of Star Wars fan are you? How is Hollywood destroying VFX studios?

Above image: 3-Foot-Tall LEGO PACIFIC RIM Jaeger Piloted by Minifigs (via GeekTyrant)
I'd love to hear what you think of the Internet's greatest moments in this week's "Geek Bits."

By the Way... March Madness 2014 Theme Reveal!

There will be a formal announcement on Monday but here's the reveal of the theme: Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Alex actually got the closet guess, but Pat's Doctor Who suggestion was a good one. It'll be the best heroes and villains of Star Trek versus the best heroes and villains of Star Wars. The dates and times will be revealed on Monday, but the big announcement will be the prize for first and second place. Stay tuned.


10. New MATRIX Trilogy Being Planned by The Wachowskis (via GeekTyrant)
A huge rumor has just hit the internet originating from our friends at Latino-Review. They claim that the Wachowski siblings are planning a brand new trilogy for The Matrix. If that's true, how freakin' amazing would that be?! According to the site,
"We’ve been told that the Wachowskis have already started the writing process with early treatments and outlines already turned into the studio. No word if they will want to direct but my money says 'Claro Que Si!'... The derisive ending of the original Matrix trilogy [included] the bearded Architect suggesting that Neo wasn’t the first 'One,' opening the story world for prequels."

Are you looking forward to a new Matrix trilogy? I'm of the opinion that the sequels destroyed the original, so even more movies would make it worse.

9. The 8 Types of STAR WARS Fans (via GeekTyrant)

Which are you?

8. Put This Remix of Jeff Goldblum's Weird "Jurassic Park" Laugh on Loop (via Gawker)

7. The Flash Television Costume (via The Mary Sue)

Well, from the neck up, anyway. The WB has revealed this look at Grant Gustin in costume (designed by Colleen Atwood) as Barry Allen.

Pretty cool although it looks like armor. Probably to handle the high speeds? What do you think of the costume?

6. James Hance’s Star Wars/Alien mash-up painting (via /Film)

5. Patrick Stewart Tapped David Cameron's Serious Call With Obama (via Mashable)

4. Wolverine Recasting Is “Inevitable,” Says Hugh Jackman (via /Film)

Most of Jackman’s co-stars from the original X-Men trilogy were replaced in X-Men: First Class by younger actors. Jackman, as the ageless Wolverine, was the exception. But that doesn’t mean recasting was never a possibility, he cautions.

I’m sure they had the discussion,” he told IGN. “They didn’t mention it to me, obviously! Look, that’s inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they’re indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part. I never thought in a million years I’d get to play him seven times. Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don’t take any of it for granted. To think that in a second version we’d have this cast and this director, and you guys don’t know the script, but I would say probably the best script of all of them, is pretty amazing. I think that’s why I’m still here. I’m sure by the way, that it won’t always be my decision to always be here. At some point, someone will close the door on me… [Laughs]"

Would you accept another Wolverine actor? Who would you recast as Wolverine?

3. Watch the full documentary on how Hollywood is destroying VFX studios (via io9)
When Life of Pi received the Oscar for best Visual Effects, Rhythm & Hues, the studio responsible for its eye-popping effects, had just announced that it was filing for bankruptcy. You can now watch the full documentary, Life After Pi, which explains the industry model that is financially bleeding VFX studios dry.

2. Logan Must Make Star Wars (via Squishy Studios)
"Logan, thrown back to the year 1974, accidentally kills George Lucas. To ensure that the greatest sci-fi trilogy is made he must now impersonate Lucas and make Star Wars himself."

1. Young girl with autism meets Doctor Who actor, Peter Capaldi  (via Autism Daily)
Here's what Peter Capaldi told a little autistic girl...

This is amazing! So, there was a little autistic girl who's worried about Doctor Who. Like all of us, she's worried Capaldi won't be as good as Matt Smith. Her family visited the set and Peter Capaldi went out of his way to meet her and try and reassure her. It's always cool when celebrities meet kids, but Capaldi is the MAN. Considering his reputation for blowing up and swearing he was surprisingly warm and gentle. Here's a tribute image I made and you can watch a video below. Make sure you visit her Mom's site http://amcherryfairy.wordpress.com and show some love.

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  1. That's cute about the little girl meeting Dr. Who.
    Star Trek versus Star Wars! Bring it on. I'll only be a little biased...
    Hugh Jackman isn't getting any younger either. One day he won't be able to play Wolverine.

  2. That's a lot of stuff there.

    Ugh, not another prequel trilogy! I think I should go to the studios and pitch more prequel trilogy ideas. Like a Hunger Games prequel trilogy or a Harry Potter prequel trilogy or god forbid a Twilight prequel trilogy!

    It is inevitable that they'll recast Wolverine. I mean Jackman's already in his 40s and even with modern special effects it's hard to keep an actor around forever, though certainly Harrison Ford is trying. It occurred to me while I watching "Big Trouble in Little China" that if they'd been doing an X-Men movie in the 80s Kurt Russell would have been a good choice for Wolverine, so long as he dyed his hair.

    It's nice Capaldi went to talk to that kid. A lot nicer than Andrew Garfield, who apparently bailed on doing an Oscar segment with "Batkid." Because I guess a guy who dresses like Spider-Man for a living is way too classy for something like that.

  3. I worry that another Wolverine actor would draw more from the comics rather than simply being awesome personally, like Hugh Jackman.

    There's a subset that likes the Holiday Special???

  4. I don't want another Matrix trilogy. I loved the first two films, and then the second destroyed my taste for the franchise completely. The Latino-Review is usually right on.

    It's time for a new Wolverine, with respect to Hugh Jackman. The incredibly psychotic regime he does to prepare for the role has to be wearing on a man after awhile.

  5. I've seen the Doctor Who link. My son has high functioning Autism, and like his dad loves Doctor Who. Capaldi reminds me that this is a childrens show. We the adults have grown up with, or grown to love.


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