Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this magnificent Monday? Batman attacks the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, fans can watch what Ant-Man would have looked like with Werner Herzog directing and a breakdown of everything that went wrong with the new Fantastic Four reboot. We also have a wonderful mashup of Game of Thrones and Parks and Recreation. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
What Went Wrong With Fantastic Four?
Mr. Sunday Movies is back with a new video where he explains what went wrong with 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four, which only earned $26.2 million at the box office this weekend and suffered from overwhelmingly negative reviews. This eight-minute video sifts through rumors and news reports to try and figure out who exactly is to blame for this box office bomb.
Batman Attacks The Wizard of Oz Scarecrow
As you know from the comics, and the Christopher Nolan movie trilogy, one of Batman's villains is the nefarious Scarecrow. Toonhole has put together an amusing comic strip that shows Batman invading the land of Oz, attacking The Wizard of Oz's Scarecrow. It's quite a hilarious comic, and it would be great to see more, watching Scarecrow trying to explain who he really is to The Dark Knight.
What If Werner Herzog Directed Ant-Man?
Patrick H. Willems has put together a wonderful new video that shows what Ant-Man would have looked like, if German filmmaker Werner Herzog had directed it. The result is a moody and artful three-minute video, where Scott Lang's malfunctioning Pym Particles render him unable to return to his full-grown size, causing him to go on an existential journey.
Spider-Man and "Drunk" Uncle Ben Cosplayers Reenact Ben's Death
Imgur user cono78 recently attended Tampa Bay Comic-Con, where he dressed up as "Drunk Uncle Ben" from Spider-Man. His "goal" was to pass out and die in front of as many spidermen as possible." It seems he achieved this goal, with several cosplaying Spidey's playing along, acting devastated when their beloved uncle kicked the bucket. There is even a zombie Spidey seen "feasting" on Ben as well.
Game of Thrones and Parks and Recreation Mashup
Decider has put together a brief but wonderful video that combines the airy Parks and Recreation theme song with some of the most iconic Game of Thrones deaths in a mashup dubbed Starks and Desecration. It's only 21 seconds long, but it's still rather hilarious. Obviously there will be spoilers if you aren't caught up with Game of Thrones, since this video exclusively shows the deaths of several major characters, but if you're caught up, it's quite fun to watch.
Supercut of Mission Impossible Mask Rips
Ever since the first Mission: Impossible debuted in 1996, the franchise has introduced intricate facial masks worn by these spies to disguises themselves. Following the release of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation last week, CinemaBlend has put together a supercut of these mask reveals throughout the first four movies. We'll have to wait and see if this video is updated with any Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation mask rips.
Make Your Own 3D-Printed Spider-Man Mask
SpideyPlanet's Yuri Schuurkes has created an impressive 3D-printed Spider-Man mask, showing how it all comes together in two new videos. If you don't have access to a 3D printer and want to own one of these masks, they're currently available for purchase at ShapeWays.com/SpideyPlanet.
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