Happy Star Wars Day everyone! Now although I’ve already covered how action sports has crossed into the fandom, I can’t help but add this little tidbit on. It seems that X Games Austin has decided to celebrate May 4 with photos of a Stormtrooper doing some BMX flatland tricks.
By Sandy Carson (X Games)
Who’s the rider underneath the helmet? Why it’s Brian Tunney! Click here to see more fun photos of him in costume.
Moving onto another corner of geekdom, I happened to catch “Assemble”, a mini movie by Samsung and Marvel and guess who’s assumed Thor’s mantle? John John Florence! I can’t think of a better candidate with aerials so high he may as well look like he’s flying, a chill attitude, and yes, “godly hair”. It’s also quite fitting that the man who plays the Asgardian is an avid surfer himself.
While John John is the only action sports pro in the team, the movie also features mechanical engineer Sasha Blanc working on and riding a motorcycle and the adorable Bobby Martinez getting to the rendezvous point on a skateboard. I think it’s safe to say that action sports and Avengers go pretty well together… though if we were to assemble a super hero team made up of action sports pro, who would be in it?