Today in Nerd News – Jamie Foxx, Michael Rooker, Star Trek, and Resignation Cake

Good day to you all! Wondering what’s new in the world of pop culture and nerdiness? Well, I’ve got you covered! Here’s what you need to know for today:

First Photos of Jamie Foxx as Electro Released

We’ve known that Jamie Foxx would star in the upcoming ‘The Amazing Spider-man 2‘ for some time now, and we knew he would be starring as the villain Electro. Well, that is until today. Thanks to our friends at Screen Crush, we get a peek at what’s to come. Let us know what you think!

Film Electro and Comic Electro

Photo from Pacific Coast News and Marvel Comics

Jamie Foxx as Electro

Photo from Pacific Coast News

The Amazing Spider-man 2 is expected to release on May 2, 2014. Along with Jamie Foxx, the film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, and Martin Sheen.

Michael Rooker Joins Guardians of the Galaxy

It’s okay to admit that you cried when Merle Dixon died on this season of The Walking Dead. And, you’ll probably admit that it had more to do with losing such an awesome actor like Michael Rooker than such a dirtball like Merle. But, fret not, Rooker fans! Your boy will be back in the upcoming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy!

Here is who Rooker will be playing, according to GeekTyrant:

Rooker will play Yondu Udonta, one of the four founding members of the rag-tag group of futuristic ex-cons known as the Guardians of the Galaxy. Somewhat  mirroring his character on The Walking Dead, Yondu’s right hand was replaced with a bionic device. Yondo was a game hunter in a primitive tribe of humanoid beings native to the first planet system to be colonized outside of the Sun’s solar system. Along with his superb athletic skills, he also has mental powers.

It’s okay. You can be excited now…

This is my excited face...

This is my excited face…

Guardians of the Galaxy is set to release on August 1, 2014. Along with Rooker, this film will star Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoe Saldana (rumored)

Final Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Drops

Star Trek Into Darkness Poster

The day of reckoning is almost upon us! Along with a new poster, we are treated with the final new trailer before the film’s release, which is just a month away! But, on thing is for sure, this isn’t your father’s Star Trek. There seems to be nothing but pain, suffering, death, and destruction. And, despite all of the mayhem, Captain Kirk and the rest of the Enterprise’s crew seem ready to lay down their lives to save everyone…

As we always knew they would…

 Star Trek Into Darkness is set to release on May 17, 2013. The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Simon Pegg.

Resignation Cake

Ever want to quit your job? Ever want to quit it in spectacular fashion? Meet Chris Holmes. He’s a 31-year-old father who decided that his 9-to-5 job wasn’t what he wanted out of life. So, he decided to resign by baking and decorating a cake to look like a resignation letter. Well, Mr. Cake, as he’s known, if your other cakes look as good as this one, I would say your dream just came true…

Resignation Cake

For a better look at Mr. Cake’s work, you can check out his website below. And, for anyone reading this in the UK, please go find this man and shake his hand for us (and have him send us cake).

And, that’s about it for what you need to know to start your day. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and nerd news articles. Also, be sure to check out our podcast, Let Us Podcast, now on iTunes


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