Nerdy News 2/18/21

Here’s the breakdown of the latest news in nerd culture: 

DC Announces Batman ‘89 and Superman ‘78 Comics

DC is reviving the cinematic worlds of Batman and Superman previously seen on the big screen. The stories introduced in the original Batman and Superman movies will now continue on in the form of comic books. 

The Batman ‘89 comic series will be written by original screenwriter Sam Hamm and will star Michael Keaton’s version of Batman. Two-Face’s design will now be based on Billy Dee Williams’ Harvey Dent, rather than Tommy Lee Jones, which many fans wanted after Williams played Dent in the original Batman film. The Superman ‘78 comic series will follow the continued adventures of Christopher Reeves’ Superman. Both books are planned to release later this year.

A New Fighter Joins Smash Bros.

In their latest Direct, Nintendo revealed the next Super Smash Bros.Ultimate fighter. Joining the battle is none other than Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. They will play as a two-in-one character you can switch between during battle, similar to Pokémon Trainer or how Zelda/Sheik used to play in previous games. 

This means a total of four DLC characters have been revealed for Fighters Pass 2, leaving two more left to be announced. It’s anyone’s guess who the final two fighters will be. 

Regé-Jean Page Cast in Dungeons & Dragons Movie

Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page has been cast to star in the Dungeons & Dragons film alongside Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Justice Smith. The film will be produced by Paramount Pictures, and does not currently have a release date set. There has been no further information regarding the characters this star-studded cast will be playing or any plot details. 

Even though there still has not been many details announced regarding the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons adaptation, fans have high hopes it will be better than the one that was released in 2000.

Nintendo Announces Splatoon 3

Nintendo recently announced that the next installment in the Splatoon video game franchise is right around the corner. The third game in the series is set to release on the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Very little has been shown about the game so far, but there appears to be a great deal of new customization options and an expansive single player, along with more of the similar multiplayer the series is famous for.

Regarding the story of the new game, Nintendo has explained it as “In the wake of chaos, enter the sun-scorched Splatlands and the new city, Splatsville, inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings.” Based off of the company’s statement, it seems like this sequel may offer a bit more world-building in this post-apocalypse land of Splatoon

That wraps up this round of Nerdy News. Make sure to check back at for more on all things nerdy!

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