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Things We Saw Today: Harvey Keitel As Wolverine

Things We Saw Today

Well this certainly would have made things interesting. Comics Alliance showcased as series of artwork from Alex Tuis depicting some interesting personal casting choices for Marvel superhero roles. Among them: Bruce Lee as Spider-Man, Naomi Harris as Storm, and Rutger Hauer as Thor. Now take a gander as what else we saw today.

  • The Independent Tribune says fans’ thirst for geek culture is growing, and those who utilize it correctly stand to make a LOT of money.

This is a menu The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd posted on Twitter today. It features “Walking Dead inspired wine flights” from Vertical Wine Bistro in California where they are having a special zombie-themed menu in honor of the show’s return and their owner, Hurd. I’ll take a Shane’s Betrayal, please.

  • Columbia Pictures has decided to drop their adaptation of the comic book, The Boys and Screen Gems has decided not to go forward with their Mortal Instruments adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy series. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Oh, Valve, we adore you. You’ve added a Portal Space Core mod to Skyrim. Watch the video to find out where to locate it, or if you just want to see the little sphere, the action happens just under a minute in. (via Rock Paper Shotgun)

  • Lastly today, Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich is in some serious legal trouble with Marvel after a long battle over rights. The latest suit was over unauthorized sale of Ghost Rider posters, shirts, and cards Friedrich was selling online and at conventions. He’s been ordered to pay the company $17,000, which he doesn’t have, and told not to say what he created. Well now, creator Steve Niles has taken it upon himself to assist Friedrich with his financial problems by organizing a spot for folks to donate if they are so inclined. The money will go towards food and keeping Friedrich and his wife in their home. You can read more about the entire situation here.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."