Nikki Finke got the jump today on some very exciting news for the ebullient gang at Nerdist Industries. The website and affiliated operations have been acquired by early investor Legendary Entertainment:

My sources say huge comic book fan Thomas Tull will be stepping up his existing early investment in Nerdist and actually making an all-out acquisition. But co-owner Peter Levin (my pal) wouldn’t do a deal that stripped him and the other co-owner Chris Hardwick of autonomy for the editorial business. Now they will report to Legendary Entertainment COO Tim Connors.

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