Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at email@example.com.
ABOVE: Sideshow Collectibles unveils Harry Potter Book of Monsters replica and Spider-Man Black Cat statue. [Sideshow Collectibles] (more…)
Just saying “Batman” takes you to another level of consciousness. In fact, if you didn’t say it in that deep gravely Christian Bale Batman voice the first time, try saying it again, you’ll most likely use it now. It’s no surprise that Cosplayers around the world love to dress up as the Dark Knight at Conventions, Children’s hospitals, Birthday parties and Charity events, as well as the occasional trip to the grocery store to pick up bread and milk. Now in NerdBastards ongoing attempt to scour the Internet for the best of Cosplay we present to you…
-The Best of Batman Cosplay-
It’s hard to believe it has been 35 years since a blonde haired warrior in tight pants graced the silver screen and saved everyone of us from Ming The Merciless; all to the tune of Queen’s title track “FLASH!“. The 1980 movie Flash Gordon (based on the long running comic strip and old time serials) has always had a pop and sub culture fan base, but given three decades past, the cult film had started to fall into obscurity. That is, until Sam Jones donned those tights again and reminded us why he’s the “savior of the universe” appearing in Seth McFarlane’s Ted.
Since his uproarious (and damn near god like) appearance in Ted, Sam Jones is now in the spot light again. He’ll be appearing as himself again in this summers Ted 2, and he’s even been mentioned to reprise his Flash role (or make a cameo) in a proposed Flash Gordon reboot. Sam is also being featured in his own documentary called Life After Flash which will be hitting Kickstarter in June. You can check out the trailer below.
There is so much love for Joss Whedon’s Firefly. Fandom for the series has carried on well past the shows cancellation in 2003 and continues to gain new fans. It’s no surprise to find Browncoats from current hit programming showing their love and giving respect to Joss Whedon‘s space-western.
Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, and Rick Cosnett from CW’s The Flash sing an a capella version of “The Ballad of Serenity,” the theme song from Joss Whedon’s beloved TV series. (more…)
So here’s the thing. Ha! I always wanted to use that pun when referring to the walking ton of bricks from The Fantastic Four. Seriously, though, here’s The Thing. An International Billboard promoting Josh Trank‘s vision for The Fantastic Four gives us our first solid (excuse the pun) of Ben Grimm a.k.a The Thing. (more…)
Off the heels of Jason Momoa’s costumed look as Aquaman, we have another “in-character” reveal from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s our first official look at Jesse Eisenberg as the corporately evil and self proclaimed worlds smartest mind… Lex Luthor. He’s unsettling (in a good way). (more…)
Following the reveal of Black Widow, Hot Toys has released a first look at the 1/6th scale Hawkeye Collectible Figure! The sharp shooting Avenger is specially crafted based on the image of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring a newly-developed head sculpt, new outfit, improved articulations for action poses, freshly designed bow and arrows, and a specially designed figure stand.
Not as good as the new Avenging Hawkeye figure, because there is no Pizza Dog. But it will be a must-have if you wanna complete your Avengers AOU collection. That, and who couldn’t do with a little more Jeremy Renner in their lives. He’s like a real life grumpy cat. (more…)
Do you love CW’s Arrow? Do you adore its star Stephen Amell? Of course you do! He’s a great guy who is constantly doing lovely things for his fans. Take this story for example…
Amell couldn’t make it out of Vancouver to surprise a young Arrow fan at her birthday party, so he did the next best thing: created a special video message to be played for the children in attendance. (more…)
Zoolander is one of the guilty pleasure movies that sneaks up on you. It is so outrageous, stupid, and gut busting funny that if I find it while channel surfing, that afternoon is shot to hell. Ben Stiller was recently making the publicity rounds for Noah Baumbach‘s While We’re Young and when asked about Zoolander 2 had some insight on why it took so long for Zoolander 2 to get off the ground. (more…)
Marvel Studios announced via Badass Digest that Anthony and Joe Russo have signed on to direct Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2. We were prepared. We knew this day would come. Remember your training, people! This of course means that Joss Whedon will bow out after Age of Ultron. Yes, this is happening but worries not nerds, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are in good hands! The Russo Brothers are about to begin production on Captain America: Civil War, a series which has its own team-up element. How will they make their mark on the Avengers films? Let’s do a little homework and place our bets, shall we? (more…)