? /Film is reporting that talks are underway to shoot new footage for Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction. You’d have to be a Hufflepuff to not be at least a little bit excited about this news.
? Collider has an analysis of the Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX preview.
? Comics Alliance takes a look at the fantastic Injustice: Gods Among Us action figures.
? Here’s one for your holiday playlists, the 1960s gem “I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas with a Dalek.” (via io9)
? The Huffington Post shows us what happens when A Charlie Brown Christmas meets the musical stylings of Bad Brains.
? The Mary Sue tells us that Gail Simone has inexplicably been fired from Batgirl. Why? Because reasons!
? IGN has a preview of Gearbox’s upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines game. Fact: If I had a time machine I would zoom ahead to February so that I could buy this game. Yes, this is as pathetic as it sounds. But when I was done playing I’d go back to 1980, catch a matinee of The Empire Strikes Back then buy some Mego action figures. So it would all even out.
? Nice! Nathan Rabin at The AV Club reviews the Star Wars Holiday Specialin his “My Year of Flops” column.
? Transformers 4 casting news. I have nothing positive nor negative to say about this. It just is. (Via Cinema Blend)
? DC has announced the Before Watchmen hardcover deluxe editions. (Via Flickering Myth)
? Finally, this will be the last update I post before new editor Luke takes over tomorrow morning. It’s been great being able to provide you with news and insights over the past couple of weeks. Thanks for being so awesome. Additonally, my eternal gratitude goes to Rob Bricken for having enough faith in me to initially let me cover the site, and for generally being a great guy. Additional thank yous go to Nick Lucchesi and Keith Plocek at Voice Media Group for allowing me to continue to post throughout this transitional period. You are all great readers…even though you may oppose my indifference towards Man of Steel. Those interested can follow me on Twitter (I’m @bionicbigfoot there) and at my website to see what I’m up to, and I’ll continue to contribute Daily Lists here as well. And be sure to tune in bright and early tomorrow for the new era of Topless Robot!
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.