You know what’s totally heinous? Being reminded how old you are. But, hey, that’s what happens when reflecting on pop culture classics of yesteryear. If you’re a child of the 80’s/early 90s’, and remember Bill and Ted, then you’re an old dude (or babe). It’s been a whopping 27 years (Whoa!) since rockin’ nitwits Bill S Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan hopped in a phone booth and traveled through time, meeting up with historic figures like Genghis Khan, Socrates (pronounced in Bill & Ted speak as “So Crates”), Billy The Kid, Abe Lincoln, Joan of Arc and Napoleon. And, 25 years, since their follow up sequel Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, which saw the happily dimwitted duo go the hell (literally) and back.
Regardless of the passage time, and despite the long promises of a 3rd movie from actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters, the fandom for Bill and Ted is still strong. So much so, that NECA, purveyors of toys and collectibles from the hottest IPs, have released a most triumphant figurine boxed set. (more…)
There was a time when FOX never wanted to bring Marvel’s Merc with The Mouth to the big screen. After sitting on the shelf for a few years, some “leaked” test footage of a CGI Deadpool voiced by Ryan Reynolds beating up some dudes in a car, made its way to onto the web. The Internet, as Legend would have it, went nuts for it. Thusly, forcing the Studio to say “Alright, we don’t understand it, but give these guys some money and let’s get this movie made”. A year or so later, Deadpool: The Movie hit cineplexes and delighted audiences with its quick-witted humor, charming romance, and sweet ass action scenes. Deadpool exceeded the Studios expectations, netting $500-mill in its first 2 weeks, a massive amount of money given it only cost a mere $58-mil to make. Deadpool went onto the earn the coveted spot as the “Highest Grossing Rated-R Movie Of All Time”. All this, thanks to the vision and perseverance of star Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller, both of whom, spent years campaigning and downright harassing the studio in an attempt to get this movie made. They delivered, big time! Now, of course, the Studio and the film’s talent are sitting on a big pile a money, with everyone now in a rush to get a sequel made.
However, there is trouble brewing. Deadpool 2 has lost a key player/supporter… they’re without a director. Oh, noes! (more…)
It was just a short while ago that Donald Glover‘s (Community) name had been dropped as a front-runner to play a young Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars Han Solo Spin-off. At the time, most shrugged it off as an Internet rumor. Glover himself even acknowledged it saying ” Yep. There are rumors”. Turns out, he was playing coy, and the Internet, in its Magic 9-ball knowledge, got this one right. Star Wars.com confirmed, that yes, Glover will playing smooth-talking smuggler, Lando Calrissian.
You hear that? That’s the sound of a billion nerds jizzing themselves in unison.
Mark Hamill has appeared as Trickster in one episode each season of The Flash, which pays respect to a role/character he originally played in The Flash TV series from the 90’s. It appears that trend will continue in season 3.
Several set photos have popped up on Twitter that feature Hamill, presumably as Trickster, alongside John Wesley Shipp’s Jay Garrick (The Flash of Earth-3). However, if you look at the photos, he’s looking less like The Trickster and more like another famous DC Villain. (more…)
Earlier today, Wolverine 3 director James Mangold shared the first official look at Hugh Jackman as Logan. The image revealed and older and hardened Logan with shorter hair, a beard, and noticeable scars on his face. Not to be one-upped by the director, Hugh Jackman himself also took to Twitter and gave fans an even better treat. Jackman unleashed a 6-second video teaser, with a simple post description stating “tomorrow”, clearly signaling the pending release of the highly anticipated full trailer for Logan. (more…)
The third and final Wolverine movie won’t be hitting theaters until March 3, 2017, but that hasn’t stopped the marketing train from hyping the film early. There’s been a lot of stuff released for the film lately, including the films title, a look at one of the villains, a weary Charles Xavier, and several other teases. Now comes another reveal. Director James Mangold unveiled the first image of Jackman as Old Man Logan, and he’s looking as hard-bitten as ever. (more…)
We return for another installment of “Nerd Art Dump”; your weekly dose of fantastic fandom-based art that hits the web each week. We take the grueling task of sorting through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geeky needs. So join me on an adventure for your eyeballs!
ABOVE: The Two Towers by Australian artist Florey (more…)
It can be said, as a gross generalization, that the Star Wars film universe hasn’t quite lived up the original trilogy. The prequels, though arguably underappreciated, have been universally crapped on. Largely due to midichlorians, Jar Jar Binks, Hayden Christensen and a slew of other complaints. 10 years later, the Star Wars franchise came back in a big way with last years’ release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While this new foray into the Star Wars universe saw – much to the delight of fans – the return of Legacy characters like Han, Chewie, Leia and Luke the film it… well… didn’t quite deliver. Fans and critics were quick to lament it for being too much a carbon copy of Star Wars: A New Hope.
Damn. Star Wars fans are a hard bunch to please, aren’t they? What do Star Wars fans want? What will make ’em happy? Well, according to a new online petition, it seems fans know exactly what they want. (more…)
Stan Lee has often said that the reason Marvel movies do so well at the Box Office is because of his famous cameos – stating that audiences will see a movie twice just so that can spot the “All Father” of comics inserted in the picture. Well, when it comes to the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, it appears Marvel may only get single viewings out of fans. Cats out of the bag. Stan Lee’s cameo in Doctor Strange has been revealed. (more…)
It’s October, the season of fall clothes, apple cider, and pumpkin flavored everything. It’s also of course, the month of Halloween. The time of the year where everyone gets in the spooky spirit, dressing up in costumes, hosting ghoulish parties, trick or treating w/ the kids, and watching of horror movie marathons. October also marks the emergence of local scare parks. Every town/city across the globe has local haunts that roll around each fall season aiming to scare guests with frightful mazes and other horror themed attractions. Some are good and well established (Like “Knotts Scary Farm” in Buena Park, California, or New England’s “Spooky World”) and others, well, not so much. For the brave souls that endure the parks, the thrill seekers, there is one scary destination that raises a severed limb above the rest. That would be…Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Odd to think an amusement park known for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter would be synonymous with horror but during select nights in September – October, the daytime fun phases out and what emerges in its place is an evening full of insidious horrors.
What exactly is HHN, what’s all the hubbub, is it worth it? All these questions and more are addressed below the jump. (more…)