Nerdy Bits [SDCC Edition]: Hot Toys Marty McFly, Life-Size TMNT Pizza Tank, Arkham Knight Motorcycle Jacket, Fillion and Hardwick Say Things, And MOAR!!!

- 07-23-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Welcome to a very special edition of Nerdy Bits. Normally, this daily feature is a collection of various nerdy goodies from around the web – cool stuff that has slipped through the cracks or aren’t quite substantial enough on their own. Since the nerd world is transfixed on San Diego Comic Con this week (Brace yourself, it’s all you’ll be hearing about for the next few days), we thought it befitting to allocate this column to all the swag and other neat con items that might otherwise be overlooked. Nerdy Bits will return as usual next Monday. Until then, enjoy this Nerdy Bits – Comic Con Edition, with more to follow.

ABOVE: Hot Toys Back to the Future 1/6th scale figure is coming. It’s about time (no pun intended) BTTF is getting the upscale figure treatment. It was its density, er I mean, destiny. In any case, your wallet is sure to say “Whoa Doc, this is heavy”. [Hot Toys] (more…)

‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ Ready To Disembark In 2017

- 07-23-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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In just about 3 years, another film in the POTC franchise will take what it can–which, based on history, could be as much as a billion dollars worldwide–and give nothing back, except a reasonably entertaining two hours or so.

Perhaps solely to remind us that they STILL do things other than Star Wars and superheroes, Disney has decided to continue the lucrative franchise with a fifth installment tentatively subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales”.

As for who will make up this outing’s cast, we have no information as of yet–though all 4 installments have thus far starred Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, so the return of one or both of them is more or less assured…..and frankly, I don’t see how you could even consider making a POTC film without Depp–but then, I didn’t think they could (or should) make one without Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley….More after the jump: (more…)

SDCC14: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Drops Pretty Pictures and a Poster

- 07-23-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It may still be almost a year away, but if you’re like me then every little look at the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road is a precious treasure. The folks in marketing have been feeding us at a steady rate thus far and with the arrival of San Diego Comic Con it was only natural that they would offer a little more. Scroll on to see the official Fury Road Comic Con poster as well as some pictures. (more…)

Nerd Bastards Has Invaded San Diego Comic Con 2014

- 07-23-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Ahoy squirts. Luke Gallagher here, the head honcho of Nerd Bastards.com. Wanting to let you know the time is upon us…San Diego Comic Con International is here. Good god almighty is it here at last!

The mecca in nerd media starts tonight and goes until Sunday 7/27. Being the purveyors of news and entertainment that we are, we wanted to make you aware that Nerd Bastards will be on-point bringing you the latest news and updates – in Movies, Television, Comics, Videos Games, Toys and More – as they come.

We’ve actually sent some bodies into the lions den in the form of Sarah Moran, Shawn Schillberg and Manny Lozano. These NB staffers will be on site to provide you first hand recounts, recaps, descriptions, photos and other updates as they make their way through the con floor and brace panel after panel. Assisting them is our at home staff – myself included – who will keep eyes peeled and be covering content remotely.

It’s going to be a media mayhem, a storm of stories, a colossal collection of content. And, Nerd Bastards will be there for you through it all.

Want to stay abreast of best Comic Con coverage around? Check out our SDCC 2014 page ( http://nerdbastards.com/tag/SDCC14/). You can also follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook. We’ll be live Tweeting many of the panels and posting other pundit musings that you surely won’t want to miss #SDCCNB.

Onwards and upwards to another great Comic Con year! Tally Ho!

 

Will RDJ Return For ‘Iron Man 4′? How Much is it Worth to Marvel/Disney?

- 07-23-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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For a while it had seemed doubtful that Robert Downey Jr. would don Tony Stark’s “high-tech prosthesis” after the completion of Avengers 3, and he has made it clear that he knows Iron Man will go on long after he retires to the private island he will likely buy with the piles of money he made playing the character.

So what’s changed? Well, mostly it seems to be the fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has established that a certain character who was used as a cover for a certain Aldrich Killian is most CERTAINLY real. I refer, of course, to The Mandarin. The REAL Mandarin, not the masquerade performed by Trevor Slattery. Apparently, ever since Marvel’s short film All Hail The King hinted at the possibility of The Mandarin’s existence, there has been serious interest in a fourth installment in the Iron Man franchise.

The only real question has been whether or not RDJ will reprise the title role. And it seems THAT depends upon the depth of Disney’s pockets. More after the ever-popular jump: (more…)

Season Three ‘Arrow’ Reveals Colton Haynes In Full Arsenal Costume

- 07-23-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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When we last saw Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), he’d recovered from the Mirakuru cure, was given a red mask, and while wearing the mask and his trade mark red hoodie, he helped Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and company (David RamseyEmily Bett Rickards) save the city from Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennett) Mirakuru fueled army. What will Roy Harper be wearing when we see him in season three of Arrow? Click on through for the full picture and find out! (more…)

SDCC14: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Gets A Fiery Comic-Con Poster

- 07-23-14Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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With just a few hours before San Diego Comic-Con officially starts, the goods are starting to pour in. Expect the posters, pics and news onslaught to begin in…oh, just about now.

The first juicy poster we’ve gotten from SDCC is from Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five ArmiesThe conclusion of the Hobbit trilogy, the film brings it all together and, according to this SDCC exclusive poster, is the “defining” chapter in the series. Saving the best for last, Mr. Jackson?

Take a look at the epic poster in all its fire-breathing glory. (more…)

Cult Hit TV Series ‘Orphan Black’ Just Got Nerdier

- 07-23-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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There hasn’t been any good news for the Clone Club lately. Word has it that the Orphan Black creators totally spoiled next season’s finale. Nice going, creators. And fans are still hurting inside over star Tatiana Maslany’s Emmys snub. Or, that is to say, her second snub in two years. Tracking the footsteps of a pretty respectable season 2, it goes without saying that the show and its loyal followers are due for some good news. As if having a television sci-fi drama about a top secret clone factory wasn’t cool enough, things are about to get about ten times nerdier. If comics group IDW have their way, we’ll all soon be rolling up Sarah Manning and her “sestras” and sticking them in our back pockets! Sound like good news to you? (more…)