Marvel Comic’s 2014 event ‘Original Sin’ saw the beginning of an Unworthy Thor. Dubbing himself simply Odinson, The-Hero-Formerly-Known-As-Thor could no longer lift Mjolnir after some mysterious secret that a time-traveling Nick Fury whispered into Thor’s ear. Readers would have to wait quite a while before learning what secret Fury could’ve told Thor that would’ve instantly deemed Thor unworthy to wield his hammer. A bigger mystery loomed. Someone else, someone worthy, some mysterious woman, wielded Mjolnir. This new Thor, not ‘Lady Thor’ or ‘Female Thor’ or ‘Ms. Thor’, simply the one and only Thor, began to appear just when she was needed most. The Odinson went on a quest looking for who might be worthy to lift his hammer. Scouring the Nine Realms, he came up empty. When the new Thor was ready to reveal herself, she proved to be none other than the cancer-ridden Jane Foster. SDCC 2019 featured a panel about the next set of MCU movies, where director Taika Waititi revealed that the MCU Jane Foster, Natalie Portman, will wield Mjolnir as Thor on the big screen.
With another summer filled with sequels, prequels, and reboots winding down as the days get shorter, it’s almost refreshing when a low- or mid-budget horror film, original less for its actual content than for its lack of connection to a preexisting property, arrives in multiplexes with limited, modest ambitions (i.e., thrill and chill, fright and care audiences for its brief, 90-minute running time) and hits those ambitions every single time. Not every film, horror or otherwise, has to mean more or offer more than simply functioning as a lean, mean, efficient scare machine and that’s exactly what horror auteur Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes remake, Haute Tension) delivers with his latest genre effort, Crawl, a survival horror flick pitting hapless, near helpless humans vs. extremely hungry alligators in the middle of a Category 5 hurricane somewhere in Florida (actually a mostly plausible soundstage in the middle of Serbia). (more…)
Welcome to the most fun and exhausting part of SDCC, master lists! A lot of great trailers have been put out during the event, so let’s take this time to try to chronicle as many as we can here for your enjoyment.
Without further ado, to the trailers!
Roughly four years ago, Cecil Garner (AKA Cecil Grimes Cosplay) started his journey on the road to becoming a professional cosplayer. With his uncanny portrayal of the beloved post-apocalyptic Sheriff of The Walking Dead (AMC), Rick Grimes, Cecil has seen the world and brought joy to thousands of fans.
NerdBastards sat down with Cecil to find out why he started cosplaying, his life in the con circuit, and his future plans as a professional cosplayer.
The biggest, as well as the fascinating annual genre convention, is underway. If you are anticipating for studios as well as publishers, to make their big announcements on new releases. Then, SDCC is the event to have a close eye. Everyone is sure to come out with a different experience. Yes, it’s a special event that you wouldn’t want to miss. To top it all, here are some of the fascinating panels to watch out for.
Nanits is a new app for iOS and Android phones that takes one of Nerdoms favorite mediums, comic books, and turns it into an immersive multi-media experience. Giving comics a 3-D feel and adding sound effects can draw readers even deeper into a story. It’s not animated, this isn’t a cartoon, though it can feel that way. It keep the heart and soul of the comic book while giving it an injection of modern technology to make it one of the best ways to read a comic on your Apple or Android device.
Okay Trekkies, this is our goddamn time so let’s get hype about this shit.
Whether you’re a fan of Star Trek: Discovery or not, the show has completely revitalized Star Trek as a multi-series franchise and it’s beautiful. Not since the late 90’s have there been more than one series in the works at a time. And it’s not just two, but multiple.
This new Trekkie era grows with the upcoming Picard series, chronicling the life of the great Starfleet captain in his later years. The show is supposed to release to the public near the end of 2019 and is said to be comprised of 10 episodes. Like ST: Discovery, Picard will air on CBS and CBS All-Access.
Nerds of a certain age will remember Unicron from the 1986 Transformers: The Movie. The animated film made history as one of the first feature length animations based on a TV cartoon franchise. The film has stuck with fans the world over for 3 decades, and its planet-sized villain is no exception. Unicron is one of two multiversal signulatiries within the Transformers mythos, whose “vehicle” form is a planet that consumes other worlds. 2003 finally saw the completion of a Unicron transformable action figure after years of near-completions and misses. Now, under Hasbro’s crowdfunding HasLab platform, a fully articulate, massive, detailed and impressive Unicron has been created. And you can own one! For $575.