Geek Buzz: 'Batman,' 'Bill & Ted,' and Stephen Colbert Hilariously Rips 'Star Wars' Trailer Haters

Geek Buzz: 'Batman,' 'Bill & Ted,' and Stephen Colbert Hilariously Rips 'Star Wars' Trailer Haters

Dec 02, 2014

Star Wars Three bladed lightsaber

Need an infusion of geeky awesomeness to get you through the day? We've got you covered with Stephen Colbert’s brilliant defense of the new three-headed lightsaber, a cute story about The Lego Movie and Christopher Nolan, and a comic version of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. There are no holiday leftovers here, kids – so dig in.

We kick things off with this fantastic video clip from The Colbert Report. You may not realize it, but Stephen Colbert is a huge Star Wars fan, so the first thing he did after returning from his holiday break was break down the new trailer. There’s been a lot of contention on the Internet about that Claymore lightsaber (which Colbert hilariously dubs the “menage-a-sabre"), but the plucky host is here to set things straight by refuting all the claims that the new weapon is impractical. Check it out below. [via Vulture]

The Lego Movie sought Christopher Nolan’s approval for its take on Batman

There have been a million different takes on Batman over the years – and that’s just on TV and in the movies – but Christopher Nolan’s version of the Dark Knight has become iconic. In fact, Bale’s portrayal of Batman is so beloved that the producers on The Lego Movie actually went and got Christopher Nolan’s blessing before unveiling their snarky take on the character.

THR has the story of how the team approached Nolan and Warner Bros. with their plan to reimagine Batman:

We approached both Warners and Christopher Nolan. And myself, Chris Miller and Phil Lord, we pitched a different kind of Batman. We said, "You guys have your live-action Batman, we have what we called the Lego Batman. A Batman that's very self-aware. That is, you know, a bit of a jerk at times." As soon as they understood there are different universes, that worked out OK. But that was a big challenge going to all the different rightsholders, saying, "This is how we're going to take your character and Lego-ize it."

Kinda funny that Lin and company had to explain the multiple universes thing. DC Comics loves its alternate realities – so you’d think Warner Bros. would have understood this without any sort of explanation being required.

New Bill & Ted comic coming from Boom! Studios

Bill & Ted Comic book

We’re still waiting for that long-discussed third film in the Bill & Ted franchise to become a reality – but this news from Boom! Studios might make the wait a little easier to bear.

The comic studio has revealed plans to bring the Wyld Stallyns back to the pages of comics (the duo had a Marvel series back in the early 1990s), when they culminated a series of tweets with the image above.

There’s no word yet on when the comic will officially debut, or who will be handling the writing and artwork, but with a third Bill & Ted movie grinding its way through development hell, a new comic might be just the thing to convince Hollywood that people really want to see more of this dynamic cinematic duo. [via Nerd Bastards]

UPDATE: Here are two images from that Bill & Ted comic, along with a plot description.

"Following the time-traveling historic epic of Excellent Adventure and the turbulent life and death of Bogus Journey, Bill and Ted must now fulfill their destiny as the inspiration for galactic harmony! How can someone hate the Wyld Stallyns as much as the evil Chuck De Nomolos? With the power of time travel, Bill and Ted set their sights on turning a young 27th-century Nomolos’ non-non-heinous attitude into something most outstanding and metal!"




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