The RadioBastard Podcast Celebrates Grand Moff Tarkin’s Giving

- 11-27-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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(It’s a real holiday, look it up.) So gather around the internets poorly guarded exhaust port because Jeremy and Jason are back with another podcast to help usher you into the holiday season. Yes, a solid 60 minutes of nerd news pop-culture type talkin’ things (spoiler, real honest to goodness Star Wars news this week!) So listen, won’t you?

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New ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Trailer and Character Posters

- 11-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Matthew Vaughn – of Kick Ass and X-men: First Class fame –  has directed a new movie based on Mark Miller’s (Kick-Ass 1 & 2) comic book that has got us real excited here at NerdBastards. Furthermore, after each update, our interest in the movie is ever increasing. With the release date of Kingsman The Secret Service set for February 13th and the film is entering the final stages of its marketing campaign, word on the film has been building incrementally with each update offering more of an insight into what we should be expecting to see when the movie finally hits the big screen. Starring Colin Firth stars as a dapper secret agent training a new recruit and we have some rad and rather risqué character posters featuring Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and an awesome little pug named Jack Bauer. Check em out below peepsters. (more…)

Guillermo Del Toro Has Completed ‘Justice League Dark’ Script

- 11-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Talk about a Guillermo del Toro overload?! (click to read our article on the Pacific Rim sequel here). Looks like the executives over at Warner Bros. are in for a treat at the weekend. While most people will be kicking back in front of the TV with a cold beer, or a glass of vino after a long hard slog at work, or perhaps heading out en masse to catch a certain trailer? (Star Wars: The Force Awakens anyone?), execs at Warner have their weekends sorted. Guillermo del Toro has confirmed he has finished his script for the tentatively planned movie adaptation of Justice League Dark and  handed it over to Warner for a planned weekend read. (more…)

James Cameron Plugs ‘Avatar’ Sequels with Racy Language

- 11-26-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Love them or hate them, three more installments of the Avatar franchise are on their way. Tentatively titled Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4, we’ll be seeing them rolling into the theaters one after then other in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Recently, Empire Magazine sat down and had a chat with James Cameron and asked him how the writing process was going. His response was positive and rather strongly worded. Scroll on to hear some of what Cameron had to say about the sequels. (more…)

Is ‘Supergirl’ Going to Join the DC TV Universe with ‘Flash’ and ‘Arrow’?

- 11-26-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Although you can’t shoot a green arrow without hitting a TV show based on a DC Comics property these days, only two – Arrow and The Flash – have any kind of established connectivity with each other. Since it looks like all the DC Universe characters will be on TV at some point now, either introduced in an established show or are being launched into their own series, it begs the question whether or not there will be more crossover potential. Supergirl is an interesting case. Based on the comic book about Superman’s cousin who also finds herself on Earth after Krypton’s explosion, the idea of an alien woman with incredible powers may be too much for the Arrow/Flash-verse and have no place in the gritty realism of Gotham or the supernatural realm of Constantine. Or maybe – maybe – we have that wrong. (more…)

Charlie Day and Burn Gorman To Feature In ‘Pacific Rim 2′

- 11-26-14Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Guillermo del Toro is a busy man with a great work ethic it seems. With his recent announcement that he has finished and handed in the script for Warner Bros. tentatively proposed Justice League Dark adaptation, and having wrapped filming for his next directorial feature Crimson Peak (set for an October 17 2015 release), now – during promotional rounds for the DVD and Blu-ray release of FX’s The Strain – he has also been discussing the Pacific Rim 2 script that he has been developing (…does this man ever sleep, seriously?!). Guillermo has been elaborating on some plot details for the follow-up to the International Kaiju smashing blockbuster hit Pacific Rim, and it sound like we are going to be seeing more of Charlie Day’s Dr. Newton Geiszler, and Burn Gorman’s Gottlieb. (more…)

Epic First Look at ‘Arrow’ Vs ‘The Flash’!

- 11-26-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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At the end of last night’s Flash, which will be recapped later today on Nerd Bastards, The CW effectively teased next week’s epic team-up of the Fastest Man Alive and the Emerald Archer, Arrow. Although The Flash has hardly been shy about borrowing from its “cousin” on Wednesday night – from Oliver’s cameo in the pilot, to Felicity’s visit, to last night’s appearance by the Clock King – this is will be the first time that Arrow and Flash will join superhero forces on a mission that will span two nights and both shows. It’s not exactly The Avengers, but I submit it may be the closest thing to the Justice League we’ll see for a while (at least until Arrow or Flash add more JLA members, The Atom, for example). (more…)

‘Blade Runner’ Will Feature Harrison Ford In 3rd Act: Ridley Scott Not Directing

- 11-25-14Books, Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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With the imminent release of Exodus: Gods and Kings upon us, Ridley Scott has been popping up here and there offering tidbits on various projects he is involved with including the widely anticipated follow-up to the Box Office smash hit Sci-Fi Prometheus and the follow up to perhaps one of the greatest Sci-Fi movies of our time: Blade Runner.  Scott had initially stated that the script for the Blade Runner sequel had been completed and he was happy with it, and with this news we all naturally assumed that he would be back on the director’s chair to helm the beefy sequel after finishing work on the Matt Damon starer The Martian. Turns out that is not the case (…yes, horrible news indeed). (more…)