GEEK NEWS! Quicksilver is In 'X-Men: Days of Future' Before 'Avengers'
Joss Whedon hinted (then later confirmed) that Quicksilver would be in The Avengers 2, prompting us to celebrate with cosplay. Now Bryan Singer has tweeted that American Horror Story star Evan Peters will be playing Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. KNIVES OUT.
Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) is the twin brother of Scarlet Witch and the son of Magneto. Both he and Scarlet Witch later joined the Avengers, which is why both Marvel and Fox can put the character in their movie as long as Fox’s script doesn’t mention the Avengers and Marvel’s script doesn’t refer to him as a “mutant” or mention his parentage.
The original version of Bryan Singer’s announcement was, “Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.”
Singer then deleted the original tweet and reposted it as “Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.” In an alternate universe, he’d have left the original tweet in place and followed it with eighteen tweets of “@JossWhedon IN YO’ FACE”.
Also, if anyone was hoping Evan Peters would play Quicksilver in The Avengers 2 as well in some kind of cooperative awesomeness, it doesn’t sound like things are that friendly between Fox and Disney’s Marvel.
AT&T Is Charging You An Extra Sixty-One Cents For Some Reason
If AT&T is your mobile service provider, you should probably check your bill regularly anyway. But this month it might be particularly important, because buried amid the actual taxes and other minor fees it has to collect, AT&T may just be trying to pull a fast one.
The fee, which is sixty-one cents, applies to all consumer and Individual Responsibility User lines — so, everybody really — and it kicked in May 1st. It’s officially called an “Administrative Fee.” And what, pray tell, is this fee for?
"The Administrative Fee helps defray certain expenses AT&T incurs, including but not limited to: (a) charges AT&T or its agents pay to interconnect with other carriers to deliver calls from AT&T customers to their customers; and (b) charges associated with cell site rents and maintenance."
Sir Christopher Lee Makes a Metal Album: Prepares To Rock Into Mordor
Sir Christopher Lee turns 91 this Monday, and he’s already secured his place in the collective conscience with roles in both Star Wars and Lord Of The Rings, but did you know he also likes to rock? After releasing a symphonic metal album about Charlemagne and Sir Christopher Lee’s A Heavy Metal Christmas, Sir Christopher Lee is releasing another metal album about Charlemagne this weekend. Feel free to reread that sentence however many times it takes to start making sense. (We don’t guarantee it ever will. Some things are just too awesome to be fathomed in this mortal realm.)
Charlemagne: The Omens of Death features Lee on vocals, with Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest providing the musical arrangements. The widget below previews the songs, and the second video is Christoper Lee talking about being a descendant of Charlemagne because of course he is.
10 Most Popular GIF Search Terms Are Obvious
Not a fan of going to Tumblr directly for your “Stan Rizzo smoking” GIF? Please say hello to Giphy, a new GIF search engine founded by Alex Chung and Jace Cooke that aims to get GIF-makers the recognition they deserve. GIFs don’t just magically appear, unlike sneakers and iPhones. People work hard so you can watch Tyrion say “God of Tits and Wine” over and over again, and Giphy’s “attribution system will encourage artists to share their work and reward users who give credit when sharing it,” according to the Daily Dot.
The Dot also asked Cooke for the most-searched-for terms on his website. Prepare to be…not shocked.
There Was A Mosh Pit At Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Memorial
Proving yet again that heavy metal musicians with songs called “Spill the Blood” are more tolerant than religious junkies, Slayer asked their fans to ignore the Westboro Baptist Church picketers who planned to attend yesterday’s public memorial for the band’s recently deceased co-founder Jeff Hanneman.
"An hour before the Hollywood Palladium opened at 3.30 p.m., there were already hundreds of people in line around three corners of the block that houses the iconic 4,000-capacity venue on Sunset Boulevard.
Speakers at the event included Kerry King of Slayer as well as Dino Paredes of American Recordings and Brian Slagel of Metalblade Records. The rowdy crowd regularly chanted Hanneman’s name throughout the service. Reading his notes from his iPhone, Kerry King opened his speech – which included various stories about getting drunk with Hanneman – by thanking fans for attending.
“Thanks a lot for showing up. It means a lot,” he said. He went on to joke about the significance of the Palladium. “We got a lot of history in this joint,” he commented. “Me and Jeff got banned here for 20 years, so its kind of ironic.” King took a glass of Jagermeister on stage with him to sip during his tribute. “Unlike myself, Jeff hated Jagermeister,” he said. “But I had to come up here with something to cheer my friend.”
10 Star Trek Episodes That Could Be Made Into Movies
Star Trek is now a blockbuster action movie franchise. It just is. There's no going back after the success of the bombastic Star Trek Into Darkness. Frequent explosions and gravity-defying action scenes are what the average viewer expects of the franchise now. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against action -- action has always been a part of the Star Trek formula. Note I said a part of the formula.
But wait -- would it be possible for future Trek movies to provide both big action and the more intelligent, character-driven stuff the series was once known for? Could both new and old school Trekkies walk out of a new Star Trek movie feeling totally satisfied? I think it could happen if the makers of the next movie look toward these 10 Trek episodes for inspiration...
YouTube Reactions To 'GTA V' Don't Disappoint
YouTube has revolutionized the way we all view the internet, but the most important part about youtube are the comments people leave. The internet is blessed with all the worlds creativity and the best creative minds are the ones who always leave youtube comments. These people are undoubtedly the most intelligent, grammatically correct, creative humans on Earth. Gaze upon the wonders of humanity in this awesome clip on youtube reacting to the internet reacting to the new GTA 5.
Andy Dwyer Reacts To Great Moments In Recent Television History
With no new comedies last night I found myself missing Parks & Rec harder than ever. But my life motto is that there's nothing more pointless than an empty glass AND it's the Friday before Memorial Day AND I'm always looking for ways to use this season finale GIF, so having Andy Dwyer react to awesome things in recent television history feels like a good idea. Roll with it.
Bill Murray Knows How To Respond To Crying Babies
Breaking news. We found the only person in the world who doesn’t love Internet god Bill Murray: a baby, a baby who’s probably related to Jon Snow because he knows nothing. Earlier in the week, “Laura R.” from Scotland submitted a photo of her child to Reasons My Son is Crying, with the simple caption, “He met Bill Murray.”
Murray, of course, had the perfect response. Hey, he’s worked with Dan Aykroyd — he’s used to dealing with babies.
Aziz Ansari On Fallon: Aziz Is So Hilariously Done With Late Nights
If you’ve paid any attention to Aziz Ansari’s late night appearances over the years you know that he pretty much uses them as an opportunity to work on his stand-up material — and then occasionally mentions whatever he is plugging at the moment. Last night’s appearance on Fallon was no different, except that his opening material hit home hard with a certain not-as-cool-as-they-used-to-be demographic.
As someone on the other side of thirty himself, I often look back on my twenties and think about how much time I wasted while simultaneously reminding myself how astonished the twenty-something version of me would be with all the things the current model is done with. I imagine I’m not alone here. And now we can add recently turned 30 year-old Aziz Ansari to our lameass ranks. This first bit on his evolving perception of staying out late is us in a microcosm.
Bill Hader Tells Howard Stern About Justin Bieber's Entourage
Earlier today, former-SNL cast member Bill Hader (that feels wrong to type) spoke to Howard Stern on his Howard 100 radio show about what life’s like as an unemployed man without a Studio 8H to call his own. Stern’s a big fan of Hader — he once said that “Puppet Class” is one of SNL‘s all-time great sketches — but he did admit that he was surprised how funny Justin Timberlake was during his March episode. Hader sang JT’s praises, too, saying, “He’s great…Also, guy doesn’t show up with anybody. It’s just him.” Unlike a certain other pop star named Justin.
Get Ready To Tell Shaquille O'Neal How His 'Shaqfighter' Tastes
Psst, hey, kid. You there. Remember the ’90s? No, this isn’t Buzzfeed, hear me out. Dude, remember the ’90s? Remember Shaq-Fu? Oh dude, tell me you remember the game where Shaquille O’Neal gets pulled into an alternate dimension while on his way to a charity basketball game, then proceeds to fight a cyborg with martial arts in a game involving no basketball whatsoever? That would be a stupid and insane concept for a video game, you say? Oh, but it happened, kid. I seen it.
Shaq-Fu was a notoriously awful and unplayable 16 bit fighting game, and yet here we are again, standing on the precipice of history, about to witness another Shaq video game involving no basketball despite that being the only reason — besides Kazaam and his rap masterpieces, of course — that we know who Shaquille O’Neal is.
Shaq has registered a trademark for Shaqfighter.
Artist Photographs, Animates & Loops Himself To Infinity
It’s rare to find animated GIFs featuring their actual creator, many are just endless loops from films, time-lapse landscapes, funny portraits or even stupid infomercials on repeat. That’s why it’s refreshing to find that multifaceted visual artist & photographer Erdal Inci has opted to photograph, create and star in his own.
Based in Istanbul, his GIFs are spellbinding & enthralling to watch, each showcasing a different scenario and situation. It’s one man endlessly cloned, man marching, jumping, fire twirling, sliding down stairs , dazzling you with movement, motion and fairy lights for infinity.
This Awesome 20ft Dinosaur Is Made From Balloons
In history museums the world over, the remains of ginormous monsters and towerings dinosaurs are pieced together bone by bone to give you an accurate portrayal of the creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago.
Unless you visit the Virgina Museum of Natural History because there right alongside the bones of their cousins, you’ll find the a 20ft long acrocanthosaurus – made entirely from balloons!