Prairie Nerds: What we're excited about for 2013
BY Ashley Parrish
Thursday, December 27, 2012
12/27/12 at 4:39 AM
The new year promises a lot of fun for nerds with high-profile movies, TV shows and games. Did we miss something? Leave a comment on our blog, tulsaworld.com/prairienerds, or email us at PrairieNerds@tulsaworld.com
Jason Powers: One film I am keeping tabs on is "Robopocalypse," which is based on a novel written by local boy Daniel H. Wilson. Steven Spielberg is directing, and he had apparently purchased the rights and agreed to direct before the book was even done.
Once it was published, "Robopocalypse" received mixed reviews but managed to be a best-seller anyway. Drew Goddard of the Whedonverse wrote the script, and Chris Hemsworth is set to star, so hopefully this won't be another let-down like "War of the Worlds" was. Spielberg can be pretty hit-and-miss, especially with genre flicks (I'm looking at YOU Indiana Jones!), but when he hits, he hits hard.
Matt Clayton: The third season of "Game of Thrones" hits HBO on March 31, and I will look forward to every Sunday for next 10 weeks. Also, HBO announced earlier this week that each episode will be super-sized.
Winter is coming.
Chris Moore: The one game I have been looking forward to - "Star Command." This game by Warballoon will be for mobile devices, and it looks incredible. It's pretty much a parody of all things "Star Trek" and places you as the captain of a starship as you travel around the galaxy. There was really no solid release date for the game.
Anna Codutti: As one of many who think Joss Whedon's talent is worthy of worship, the promise of his 2013 release of "Much Ado About Nothing" is what gets my nerd senses all tingly. The writer-director is offering a modern retelling of my favorite Shakespeare comedy, in which two pairs of lovers are put through the ringer by both serious and comical outside forces.
The movie is scheduled for release June 7, 2013.
James Royal: Being a comic guy, what I'm most looking forward to is another big summer of movies drawn from the four-color world.
"Man of Steel" looks awesome from what's out there, and "The Wolverine" should be much better than "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." "Iron Man 3" looks like another Marvel epic moneymaker, and I'm curious to see how "Kick-Ass 2" will turn out without Matthew Vaughn directing. Oh, and then there's "300: Rise of An Empire." It's going to be another expensive summer.
Michael Dambold: I'm looking forward to the "Star Trek" movie. I simply cannot wait to see a ship crash into London/San Francisco.
Micah Choquette: I'm most looking forward to the new Superman movie, "Man of Steel." It's pushing itself as an all-out reboot of the character, much like the acclaimed "Dark Knight" trilogy was for Batman. I hope it gets that kind of reception.
Original Print Headline: Highly anticipated for 2013