Welcome to the latest edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all of today's geek-tastic news right here for your convenience. What do we have in store for you? Legendary make up artist Rick Baker offers his take on The Joker, those pesky Transformers ruin some of your favorite movies, one industrious fan builds life-size Hulkbuster armor from Avengers: Age of Ultron, and much more. Check out all we have to offer in today's Nerd Alert.
Rick Baker Unveils His Version of The Joker
Jared Leto is currently in Toronto playing the latest cinematic version of The Joker in Suicide Squad, but legendary makeup effects artist Rick Baker has revealed his own take on the beloved villain, based on Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Death in the Family comic.
Transformers Ruin Your Favorite Movies
The Transformers franchise has certainly been a divisive one, taking in billions of dollars at the box office but failing to win over the hearts of critics. The folks at Funny or Die have taken some action-packed moments from the Transformers movies and inserted them into classics such as Speed, Little Miss Sunshine, Whiplash, Jerry Maguire, Inception, Forrest Gump, The Wolf of Wall Street and more. You just can't take those Transformers anywhere...
Fan Builds Hulkbuster Armor From Avengers: Age of Ultron
A Chinese man named Xing Yile loved the Hulkbuster armor from Avengers: Age of Ultron so much that he spent two months building a life-sized replica of the massive armor, which stands 3.4 meters tall (just over 11 feet) and weighs over half a ton, constructed from over 100 reinforced plastic components. The 26-year-old Xing Yile even built a miniature Iron Man suit as a tiny companion piece.
Taylor Swift Debuts Star-Studded 'Bad Blood' Music Video
Singer Taylor Swift brought in a slew of actors and actresses for her "Bad Blood" music video. The video features cameos from Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Lena Dunham, Jessica Alba, Ellen Pompeo, Cindy Crawford and Mariska Hargitay. The seven-minute music video was directed by Joseph Kahn, who recently released the controversial Power/Rangers short film.
Game of Thrones Infographic Highlights Every On-Screen Death
The Washington Post has put together a highly-detailed, interactive infographic that breaks down all 456 deaths in the first four seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones. Of course, there will be SPOILERS if you aren't caught up with the addictive series, but this extensive infographic not only gives details for every death, but also highlight's the show's most prolific killers. Can you guess who has had the most kills in the series so far? CLICK HERE to explore the infographic for yourself.
Ultimate Star Trek Apartment For Sale
After Tony Alleyne's wife left him, he decided to turn his apartment in Hinckley, Leicestershire U.K. into the ultimate Star Trek pad. He spent nearly 4,000 pounds ($6,300 U.S.) on the materials, and built it all from scratch, featuring the transporter control deck from Star Trek: The Next Generation. If you live in the U.K., Tony Alleyne just listed the apartment for sale at 70,000 pounds ($110,000 U.S.).
Avengers Themed House In Singapore
A Singapore design firm called Absolook Interior Designs recently showed off their latest creation, an Avengers themed house that any superhero fan would love to live in. It isn't clear who is actually living in this home, but they must be huge Marvel fans.
Orphan Black "Too Many Clones" Parody
Remember Adult Swim's Too Many Cooks parody video from last year? An enterprising fan has gone ahead and put together a spoof of that spoof, "Too Many Clones," featuring the many characters played by Tatiana Maslany on BBC America's Orphan Black. As you can see in this video, the actress is credited with playing inanimate objects such as a wine bottle, gun and a phone from Season 1.
What Would Happen If Superman Punched You?
Next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) and all of his super-human powers squaring off with The Dark Knight (Ben Affleck). Since Batman doesn't have any alien-like super powers to speak of, one may wonder what would actually happen to Batman, or any other mortal human, for that matter, if Superman punched them. A video from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-fL8zopddI&feature=youtu.be&list=UUwmFOfFuvRPI112vR5DNnrA|VSauce3 breaks down the science of what would happen if a human were to be punched by Superman, and it will be interesting to see if it will actually be applied to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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 tomorrow for the next installment of Nerd Alert.