Dark Horse Is Bringing “Firefly” Back in Comic Form Since They’re Running Out of “Buffy” Spin-offs (via The Mary Sue)
Dark Horse Comics is taking over the reigns of yet another Joss Whedon property turned comic book and this time around it has absolutely nothing to do with “Buffy” and everything to do with Whedon’s gone too soon “Firefly.” Unfortunately, it’s set after the events of the 2005 film Serenity so don’t expect any Wash walking around being sassy. Instead, we’ll get a pregnant Zoe dealing with her loss, River acting as co-pilot of Mal’s ship and of course a whole lot of cowboy space shenanigans.
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Is Getting a Spin-Off Because What Could Go Wrong? (via ComicBook.com)
Seems that AMC is in a spin-off mood, first announcing that it would helm a “Breaking Bad” prequel called “Better Call Saul” (which we’re totally gonna watch) and now with a less exciting “Walking Dead” spin-off. It will feature none of the show’s main cast members and will merely follow a different group of survivors during the same zombie apocalypse. Which is basically everything we found wrong with the movie adaptation World War Z. We recommend you call it the much more appropriate Brad Pitt Zombie Movie.
Lily Rabe from “American Horror Story” Makes Mockingjay Even Cooler By Joining the Cast (via Wetpaint)
Mockingjay has just gotten more awesome because joining the already stellar cast is Lily Rabe, who you may recall as the most saucy nun ever, Sister Mary Eunice in “American Horror Story Asylum.” Rabe will play Commander Lyme, a victor from District 2 who goes on to join the Rebellion in the last book and the final two movies. She will also be joining recent new cast members Natalie Dormer (Cressida) and Julianne Moore (President Coin).
“Breaking Bad” Inspires George R. R. Martin to Create a More Evil Character (via Hypable)
We thought A Song of Fire and Ice was filled with enough evil villains to satisfy anyone, from the dastardly Tywin Lannister who organized the Red Wedding to Joffrey Baratheon who is so terrible that everyone can’t wait until he dies. But apparently none of these characters are quite evil enough since author George R. R. Martin has been watching “Breaking Bad” in lieu of working on The Winds of Winter. The author went onto joke on his blog after viewing a recent episode, “Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros. (I need to do something about that).”
“Sleepy Hollow” Isn’t Just for Shenanigans Anymore, It’ll Also Have John Noble (via Deadline)
If you have yet to watch the shenanigan filled new show “Sleepy Hollow,” allow us to give you a reason to do so that has nothing to do with National Treasure type ridiculousness and everything to do with John Noble joining the cast. That’s right, Denethor, Walter Bishop himself will be joining “Sleepy Hollow” later in the season to play a shut in who has supernatural powers that may be able to help Ichabod Crane in his quest to stop the apocalypse. Yeah, that’s actually the plot.
Author Rick Yancey blew us away with his young adult alien invasion novel The 5th Wave, and a sequel is coming, which we now know will be titled: The Infinite Sea. Sounds kinda creepy and we can’t help but think that the next wave of destruction will either be a massive flood or a more symbolic take on the imagery from the first book in which our hero Cassie views humanity as “an infinite sea of upturned faces.” The new book which needs to be here NOW will be out on May 4, 2014 and features a POV from Ringer, even more twists and turns and an ending that promises to shock.
Billie Piper Joins the Cast of “Penny Dreadful” as the Series Gets a Teaser Trailer (via Digital Spy)
Everyone’s favorite “Doctor Who” companion (or at least the one we most wanted to hook up with Ten) is joining the cast of the Showtime series inspired by all the classic monsters who go bump in the night. Starring Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and Timothy Dalton, the team who brought you Skyfall presents a gothic thriller about Frankenstein and Dorian Grey in Victorian London complete with pointless trailer! Josh Hartnett, really?
Here’s 25 Jokes That Only Literary Folks Will Understand (via Buzzfeed)
Check out these 25 literary jokes from Buzzfeed designed for book nerds and see how many you actually understand. And then base all your reading superiority on that fact alone. Depending on your understanding you can either celebrate your vast intelligence or go cry in a corner with some whiskey because according to some internet memes you’re basically illiterate. Thanks public school systems. At least everyone should be able to get the passive aggressive raven. We hope.
Viral Video “The Fox” Gets a Wolverine Parody Entitled “What’s Wolverine Say?” (via Laughing Squid)
Have you seen the totally off the wall song about things foxes say made by Norwegian group Ylvis called simply “The Fox”? If not, warning, none of those things are what a fox says. If you have, check out this Wolverine-centric parody of that video featuring the X-Men crew and find out just exactly what it is that Wolverine says. Do it, bub-bub-bub-bub-bub-bub-bub-bub-bub.