The next nomination poll starts with Twilight! Vote for your favorite relationship from the epic vampire series to represent it in the book vs book battles.

Earlier this month, we announced a brand new version of our popular shipping tournament, BattleShips. In this edition, we’ll be putting some of the most popular books and their relationships against each other. We’re excited to find out who will outrank who and which shipping communities will be loud enough to name their ship Best Book Ship of All Time!

If you’re confused about what’s happening be sure to check out the announcement post.

And the books are…

We asked you to nominate your favorite books for inclusion in the tournament, and now we’re all set! Listed in no particular order, the user nominated are indicated with a *.

The dates next to each book correspond with the date they will be up for nomination on Hypable. Be sure to mark down your favorite book’s date on your calendar so you can be sure to vote for your favorite ship!

You can find the winners of the past nominations below as well.

  • Harry Potter; Ron/Hermione
  • Twilight; June 2 (today)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire; June 3
  • Heroes of Olympus; June 4
  • Divergent; June 5
  • Hunger Games; June 6
  • The Fault in Our Stars; June 7
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower; June 8
  • Lord of the Rings; June 9
  • The Mortal Instruments; June 10
  • The Host; June 11
  • Romeo and Juliet; June 12
  • The Great Gatsby; June 13
  • Much Ado About Nothing; June 14
  • Pride & Prejudice; June 15
  • Sookie Stackhouse; June 16
  • Fifty Shades of Grey; June 17
  • Vampire Academy*; June 18
  • Bloodlines*; June 19
  • The Infernal Devices*; June 20
  • Delirium*; June 21
  • His Dark Materials*; June 22
  • Song of the Lioness Quartet*; June 23
  • Wuthering Heights*; June 24

Getting it right.

There are a plethora of ships in these books, so we need your help! If you’re well versed in the relationships of any of these books and series, we encourage you to email kyle@hypable.com to help uncover the ships we didn’t think of! Currently the books we’d love assistance in listing ships with are: the Sookie Stackhouse novels, Fifty Shades of Grey, Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, The Infernal Devices, Delirium, His Dark Materials and Song of the Lioness Quartet.

The ‘Twilight’ Ship Nomination

It’s time to nominate your favorite Twilight ship! Please choose one of the ships from the poll below. Nominations for each book will last 24 hours. This nomination will end June 3, at 10AM.

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Is your ship not listed? We’ll be on the lookout for ships we missed via the Disqus comments. Sometimes it’s tough to remember all the ships in a series, so please don’t blame us for missing some! If you think we’ve missed your OTP then you are more than welcome to nominate your ship in the Disqus comments.

Please use the following format: “Nomination: character/character” so we know you’re actually nominating someone. If a user nomination in the disqus comments receives more up votes than any poll option, it will become the winner.

Sudden Death

In the past tournament we held a sudden death round in the event that two couples are within 100 votes of each other. We’ll definitely be bringing sudden death back into the mix, but not until after the nominations are over. These polls alone will take two and a half weeks to continue onwards to the tournament, and 24 hours is sudden death enough as it is!

We apologize if you were looking forward to sudden death this round, but we hope that you let your fandom know the date they’re going up for nominations! This way you’ll be prepared when the poll comes up on Hypable.

So tell us, who did you vote for?

The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

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The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

Unfortunately, del Toro did not get the answer we were hoping for.

However, there is hope for fans of the comics, as artist and creator Mike Mignola reminded us that just because del Toro isn’t going to be involved anymore, it doesn’t mean there won’t be future Hellboy movies. There’s always hope.

This is good news for those who perhaps didn’t like del Toro’s take on the character. It hints at a possible reboot of the franchise, but if that were to happen, don’t expect Ron Perlman to reprise his role.

For those who fell in love with Perlman’s interpretation of the titular character, this is certainly a blow. However, del Toro does wish the franchise luck, and it’s not like he’s hurting for work (he’s got Netflix’s Trollhunters, Pacific Rim 2, and The Shape of Water, to just name a few).

This tweet is certainly interesting, as it hints that he wanted to take Hellboy in a new direction, but his vision did not match the vision of the studio. Does this mean they’ve got another idea in mind already, and if so, will it be Hellboy III, or a Hellboy for a new generation?

With Ron Perlman out of the picture, it’s likely the studio may try to do a reboot, rather than replace the actor for a potential sequel. If there is a reboot, there could be resistance from fans, but with updated technology and someone else’s vision, we could be looking at an interesting new set of superhero movies that will still feel different from the blockbusters currently taking over cinemas.

Are you interested in a new ‘Hellboy’ franchise?

The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

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The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

The synopsis for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda reads, “Simon Spier is sixteen and in love. Sure, he has never met the mysterious ‘Blue’ in person, but he’s falling hard and fast for their email love letters. There’s only one problem: Blue is a boy, Simon is gay, and he hasn’t told anyone else.”

The novel made the world (and Hypable) fall in love with the story, and the current cast and creative team have fans excited for this adaptation. With Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment (The Maze Runner series, The Twilight Saga, and the upcoming Power Rangers) behind the scenes, it’s bound to be a big production.

How excited are you for ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’?

Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

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Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

Iwan Rheon is best known for his terrifying turn as Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He has starred in the British series Misfits and Vicious, and may never play a hero again in his life.

Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb, who also serves as an executive producer on Inhumans, suggests that those villainous skills will be well-deployed in the role of Maximus.

“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life,” Loeb says. “We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Showrunner Scott Buck agrees.

“Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment,” he says, “And I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”

Marvel’s Inhumans will be produced in partnership with IMAX. The first two episodes will screen in IMAX theaters before the show’s network debut in mid September. Spanning the course of eight episodes, the series will tell the story of the Inhuman royal family, with the associated drama that just happens when you’re a family of aliens with magical powers trying to rule a secret city.

A leaked cast list for Inhumans hinted at a complex lineup of characters, including Black Bolt’s wife Medusa and her sister Crystal. Karnak, as well as the three-legged horse Gorgon and amphibious Triton round out the eclectic cast. And with Iwan Rheon in place as Maximus, it seems like just a matter of time before the rest of the family falls into line.

What do you think of Iwan Rheon as Maximus in Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’?

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