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 manic Monday? Uber rolls out new Mad Max: Fury Road-inspired cars, Spider-Man takes on Deadpool in a dance battle and learn how to build a DIY Ghostbusters trap. Suicide Squad also gets remixed with The Dirty Dozen. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Have you ever wanted to see Spider-Man and Deadpool engage in a dance battle? Then you're in luck because Youtuber D Piddy has put together the video you crave. The video doesn't explain why they're both in Los Angeles, and why they somehow meet on a random rooftop, but, regardless, it's still hilarious.
Uber Goes Mad Max: Fury Road
To celebrate the release of the upcoming Mad Max Fury Road video game, Uber hit the road with Mad Max: Fury Road-inspired cars in Seattle this weekend, during the video game convention PAX Prime. The promotion only took place in Seattle, and fans in that city can still get rides with these cars through Monday. Hopefully this is just the star of a nationwide tour, but we'll have to wait and see. While we wait for more details, check out more photos of some of these Mad Max Uber cars.
Mad Max themed Uber car at PAX. pic.twitter.com/RmVbipmorU— Joshua Gregory (@Bacon_Skittles) August 29, 2015
Suicide Squad / The Dirty Dozen Mashup
If there is any reason to look forward to Monday's, its that Vulture releases a new remix, where they mash up two similar but wildly different movies. Today's remix brings the upcoming Suicide Squad together with the 1967 classic The Dirty Dozen. The video combines the audio from The Dirty Dozen trailer with footage from the Suicide Squad trailer, and, while there literally aren't a dozen Suicide Squad members, they both mash up quite nicely.
DIY Ghostbusters Trap
Dustin McLean from Awe Me's DIY Prop Shop is back with a new video, where he shows fans how to build their own homemade version of a Ghostbusters trap. With the Ghostbusters reboot hitting theaters next year, this 12-minute video will certainly come in handy for cosplayers and fans who simply like to create their own replica props. If you need to buy all of the materials, this entire project will cost just $25, and will be a perfect accessory for a full Ghostbusters costume.
Top 6 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Plot Theories
With just over three months left until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, we still don't have an official plot synopsis yet, but we do have tons upon tons of rumors. Mr. Sunday Movies has put together a new video where he breaks down the top 6 rumors that have surfaced over the past few years. Among these rumors, that have not been confirmed, include Han Solo dying in the movie, the linneage of Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and much more.
Celebrities Who've Had Small Roles In Big Movies
While I don't do it nearly as often as I should, I love revisiting older movies in my collection, because that will invariably lead to me discovering lesser-known roles of now-famous actors. Screen Junkies have broken down some of their favorite picks in a segment called "They Were In That?" The video features a young Jeff Goldblum in Annie Hall, early performances from Vin Diesel, Nathan Fillion and Bryan Cranston in Saving Private Ryan, Elijah Wood as one of the young video game players in Back to the Future Part II, and much more.
Captain Wars: Han Solo Vs. Picard
Cinefix has been holding a tournament-style debate dubbed Captain Wars, where a panel votes for who they think is the most iconic Captain in cinematic history. This week's match-up is a tough one, pitting Millennium Falcon captain Han Solo against U.S.S. Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard. While the video shows the debate at hand, the vote is ultimately up to the viewers. Fans can head to Cinefix's YouTube page and "like" one of the two official comments to cast your vote for one of these captains. As of now, Picard has a sizable lead, but we'll have to see if that holds up.
Mad Max: Fury Road Depicted Through Hieroglyphics
Twitter user Takomi Toxin debuted a fascinating piece of artwork that essentially tells the entire Mad Max: Fury Road story through Egypitian hieroglyphics. It's a fascinating portrayal of the story through an unconventional art form, but any fan of this blockbuster will surely appreciate the artistry behind it.
That wraps it up for today's Nerd Alert. Do you have any suggestions for future Nerd Alert columns? Hit us up on Twitter @MovieWeb and send us your suggestions, and it may even make it in the next edition. Check back on Monday for the next installment of Nerd Alert.