Black Milk Clothing Has a Harry Potter Themed Line Out Now (via Black Milk)
Black Milk Clothing the purveyor of all clothing nylon and nerdy has added another franchise to their growing roster (which includes Star Wars and Lord of the Rings) but this time around it’s our favorite franchise of all: Harry Potter. The one downside to this is that means that it’s officially licensed Warner Bros. merchandise and therefore everything Ravenclaw is silver and blue and covered in ravens, not blue and bronze and covered in eagles. Sorry Ravenclaws! You can check out the full line of awesome available for sale now through Black Milk. May we suggest the awesome Deathly Hallows leggings?
The Walking Dead Will Also Be an Online College Course (via Topless Robot)
It’s already a comic book series, a television show and a prose adaptation and now The Walking Dead franchise is boldly going where many franchises have gone before: into a college classroom. Called Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead,’ the free online eight-week course offered through the University of California will explore advanced ideas through the lens of the post-apocalyptic zombie series. The course will start on October 14 after the season four season premiere. You can enroll here.
“Game of Thrones” Gets Its Second Daario Naharis and Third Mountain (via Latin Times)
We knew “Game of Thrones” couldn’t hold onto an actor playing the Mountain and now it’s getting a third person in the role. Pick a Mountain, guys! Sir Gregor Clegane has been played by Conan Stevens in season one, Ian Whyte in season two and now Hafþór “Thor” Björnsson has been cast in season four. Also getting a makeover, Daario Naharis who broke our dear Jorah’s heart and secured his place in the friend zone. Thanks a lot dude. Played by Ed Skrein in season three, the part of Daario will be taken up by Michieal Huisman in season four.
The adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars finally has cast its Peter Van Houten, which is sadly not John Green but is instead Willem Dafoe, which is totally cool with us. Even if he didn’t make our dream cast list which included Michael Cera in old age makeup or Nic Cage because Nic Cage and James Franco makes every dream cast list ever. For shenanigans reasons. Regardless, we totally trust Dafoe, because he hasn’t let us down yet. And we hope he never does.
Laini Taylor’s epic young adult fantasy series is drawing to a close (insert sniffles here) and the cover of the final book in the series, Dreams of Gods & Monsters has been released and is gorgeous! Perhaps even more gorgeous than Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Days of Blood & Starlight combined. A brief excerpt of the last book in the trilogy has also been released which you can check out over on Hypable.
Ian McKellen Is the Next Sherlock Holmes Which Is Nothing Like the Next Doctor (via Entertainment Weekly)
The next Sherlock Holmes has been announced and unlike the Doctor or James Bond (who was much better with the James Bond as a code name fanon) it totally doesn’t matter who takes up the mantle. Except this time it’s Ian Fucking McKellen, sorry, Sir Ian Fucking McKellen so it totally does matter. McKellen will be playing an aged Sherlock Holmes and we’re super stoked to see that. Unfortunately, the film will be based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin rather than a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth is being remade because original ideas are like so hard you guys but we can’t complain too much because it’s a cast of awesome. Starring: Sean Bean (Boromir, Ned Stark) as Macbeth, Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) as Duncan, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) as Macbeth’s cousin Ross, and Jason Flemyng (Azazel in X-Men First Class) as Macduff. Other rumored cast inclusions include Joseph Gilgun (Rudy from “Misfits”), Dave Legeno (Fenrir Greyback) and Sam Calflin (Finnick) as Malcolm. How’s that for a cast?
Ryan North’s New Comic Book Series is About Dinosaurs in Space. Maybe. (via Comicosity)
BOOM! Studios has a new comic coming out by Dinosaur Comics, Adventure Time comics and To Be or Not to Be (the choose your own adventure version of Hamlet) writer and creator Ryan North. But the only thing we know about it is based on this teaser which includes a dinosaur in a space suit. Hence the dinosaurs in space theory. Dinosaur Comics set in space perhaps? Choose Your Own Space Dinosaur? Or maybe Jurassic Park 30 Seconds to Mars? Your guess is as good as ours.