Jurassic World ranked in at the Box Office, becoming the the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time – just behind Titanic and Avatar. Naturally, Universal Pictures wants to piggy back off the success of Jurassic World and make a sequel. Which makes for an opportune time to quote Jeff Goldblum’s line from the first film “were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should”.
The question now becomes, where do they go from here? Well, much like Life, Hollywood finds a way. (more…)
There are many among us who think the Ghostbusters reboot is but a joke. The nostalgia trippers out there who are so emotionally connected to the original films think a new version is cardinal sin. Check out the comment section of any Ghostbusters reboot article on any site and you’d think it was a war.
If you are one of the many who have taken up arms against this movie, then a cease fire is an order. The Ghostbusters cast just paid paid a visit to a children’s hospital. A moment of charity and good will has been observed. (more…)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOVE: New Square Enix Play Arts Black Widow figure. [Square Enix Play Arts] (more…)
It’s been a terrible last few weeks for wrestling fans. The American Dream Dusty Rhodes passed away about a month or so ago. Then there was the recent drama regarding Hulk Hogan’s off-the-cuff racist comments which got him sacked from the WWE and any record of him wiped clean from their website. Now wrestling culture has taken another blow… the death of the kilt wearing man of madness Rowdy Roddy Piper. (more…)
You’ve undoubtedly heard the term “step on a crack and break your mothers back”. Well, have you heard the one “Help a Han Solo and Snap Your Spine”? Of course you haven’t, it doesn’t make for a good jingle. But it does happen. Director J.J. Abrams knows this first hand. He literally broke his back while trying to make Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And yes, Han Solo was involved. (more…)
The upcoming Guardians of The Galaxy animated series has nothing to do, story wise, with the movie-verse. Still its the same rag tag crew of space bound misfits teaming up to save the universe from itself. If the following clip is any indication, this series will reveal more backstory about our characters than the feature film did.
The clip in questions sees Peter Quill (Will Friedle) meeting the Ravager, Yondu for the first time! (more…)
Deadpool was the take away hit at San Diego Comic Con. It was the only footage shown in which fans (6,000 strong) chanted “one more time, one more time!”. Naturally, the R Rated trailer shown at Comic Con was leaked online immediately afterwards. Despite the shaky cam footage that looked like it was shot between some dudes butt cheeks, the footage went viral. Fans were lovin’ the action, the costume, and the onslaught of verbal quips. It was perfect! Figuring that FOX had no way of stopping the leak, it was assumed they would have released the footage online in all its glory. Except they didn’t. It’s now been approx. 3 weeks since Comic Con… where’s the damn footage?
It’s coming. Soon! Check after the break for the official release details… (more…)
From a black suit, web armor, a brown paper bag, and many other costumes, Spider-Man has gone through more wardrobe changes than most. Regardless of his ever revolving attire, it’s that classic red and blue costume that is synonymous with the character. That motif has seen a number of variations in both comics and film. The best realized is arguably the suit Andrew Garfield wore in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We won’t get to see that suit again of course, as we have a new Spider-Man in Tom Holland, who’ll be appearing under the Marvel banner in Captain America: Civil War. With this being yet another Spider-Man reboot in under 5 years, one has to wonder if Marvel will go with a radically different design. A supposed tweet from the films directors has implied that is the case. And now a user on Reddit seems to confirm the completely different design. (more…)
Spider-Man getting out of Sony’s deathgrip and coming back to Marvel was all fans ever really wanted. Now that he’s back in Marvels loving bosom, there is much dissent and loathing from fans at the prospect of a new film. Jon Watts got the gig to direct a new Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland cast as ole’ web head, and no one fan seems too excited about it. Fans got what they wanted and they’re unhappy about it, at least going by Internet chatter anyway. Given there’s been 5 Spider-Man movies in the last 10 or so years, with the last two being a botched rebootening, its understandable that fans are hesitant to welcome Spidey back to theaters. It does feel like only yesterday that Andrew Garfield was announced as the new Spider-Man.
Director Jon Watts certainly has a challenge selling fans on another cinematic Spidey adventure, but he’s taking it head-on. In a recent Interview withEW, he’s said some words that may be assuring to fanboys. Additionally, USA Today talked to Spider-Man screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein about the film, as well regarding the tonality and little something about the characters origin. (more…)
You are already likely aware that Hot Toys are the premier purveyors of collectible display pieces and other high end desirables; praised for their extreme attention to detail throughout the entire production process, as well as their outstanding products. From Star Wars to Marvel, DC and many other brands, Hot Toys are the master makers. Their ever growing assortment of statues and figurines is the stuff nerd dreams are made of.
What you may not know, however, is what Hot Toys creative process is, how those wonderful toys are made. Well, a new video shows how the company produces such intricately detailed collectible action figures for adults. Sculpting, painting and a bunch of guys talking in Korean. Check it out: (more…)