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Jared Leto is DR. STRANGE? Plus, STAR WARS Spin-Off and METAL GEAR SOLID Directors Confirmed!

Happy Wednesday, friends! The news-train has been off the rails this week, and today is no exception. All your pop culture dreams are about to come true on this episode of Nerdist News!

We’re starting things nice and slow with the latest on a hot new Xbox One update, then we’re kicking it into overdrive with yet another director confirmed for a Star Wars spin-off, an official helmer and rumored star chosen for Marvel’s Phase III flick Dr. Strange, and the name of the man who might finally guide Solid Snake to the silver screen! And if that’s not enough, we’ve got your weekly Pull List with Dan Casey. Excelsior!

Enjoy the show, come on back for another tomorrow, and let us know in the comments below how you feel about these major genre film choices!

ANNIHILATION's 'Shimmer' and Ending Explained

ANNIHILATION's 'Shimmer' and Ending Explained

Expect Permanent Deaths For AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Expect Permanent Deaths For AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Where in the Galaxy is Grand Admiral Thrawn?

Where in the Galaxy is Grand Admiral Thrawn?



  1. Uh, it Joaquin Phoenix ya’ll.

  2. Rockstedi says:

    What happened to Jon Hamm as the sorcerer supreme?

  3. RedwoodCoast says:

    Loved the XBOX ONE kill clip with regard to the name sharing.  You got skillz taking out snake…. :(.  BOO HISS on the JARED LETO RUMOR.

  4. Scruggs says:

    He’s “Too BLONDE!”

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  6. Varun chopra says:

    Does anyone have that clip of the kid yelling triple kill. It describes a friend of mine perfectly. 

  7. jm5150 says:


  8. PIX says:

    I thought Johnny Depp was hot to get that role?

    • FatSpartan says:

      I thought so too, but apparently he doesn’t fit the roll of a “Creepier” Doctor… Disney/Marvel are blind to something perfect here

    • Nope. Johnny Depp talked to Marvel many years ago, about what we do not know, but it went nowhere. He has literally nothing to do with Doctor Strange. Imo, fortunately so.

  9. Josh Allwein says:

    I really don’t think Jared should play him… I think they should get Aidan Gillen from GoT