If you thought Batman V Superman was the sequel to Man of Steel, you might be mistaken. There is a rumor going around that a direct sequel to Man of Steel is being added to DC / Warner Bros timeline. Not only that, but Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller is in talks to sit behind the camera. (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: Lady Beard Chun-Li. [Lady Beard] (more…)
Cosplayers are fans just like the rest of us, except they express their fandom a little bit differently. They spend time and money crafting costumes parading around conventions and other events as their favorite pop culture characters. Some cosplayers craft costumes that are so complex and detailed orientated that they rival anything coming out of Hollywood. These cosplayers become celebrities among themselves, making a professional careers out of displaying their passion. Of course, masquarding misters and madams making a profit off licensed characters without express consent is a questionable practice.
So, it comes as a surprise to see Marvel recognizing cosplayers is a slew of upcoming comic variant issues. (more…)
Earlier this week the world was saddened when it was reported that internet sensation known as the “Lamborghini Batman” of Maryland had died in a fatal car accident. Leonard B. Robinson was his name. The business man turned man of charity had traded in his Lamborghini for a custom Batmobile and a Batsuit and spent much of his time visiting sick children in hospitals, and donating up to $25,000 a year in various toys and gifts. He passed last Sunday when his Batmobile broke down on the Interstate and was struck by another vehicle.
While Leonard is no longer with us, his legacy carries on. A new Batman has emerged to carry on the good will and charity that Leonard started. (more…)
It’s safe to say that most everyone loves Mythbusters. Hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman bust myths, tall tales, misconceptions, and internet viral videos; all in the name of science and discovery. Really, though, they just get a chance to do all sorts of cool shit with high explosives, firearms, and vehicles normal humans would never be allowed to.
Now, take what Adam and Jamie do for a living and imagine that was just a front – that the dynamic duo were actually secret spies for the government using their skills for covert ops. What a silly thought, right? Except its not.
CBS has announced it is developing a new spy drama based on the professional exploits of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. Oh, boy. (more…)
A new live action He-Man and The Masters of The Universe movie – based on the 80’s Toy/Cartoon property of the same name – has been in Hollywood’s orbit for some time. Over the last decade or so, the project has changed studios and a number writers and directors, eventually landing in the pocket of Sony Pictures. It seems that after years of cycling through talent, they’re finally ready to push forward with an adaptation. While a search for a director and actors are whispers in the wind, they’ve found their scribe. (more…)
Professional ass-kicker, Ronda Rousey, has been popping up in geek news feeds a lot lately. The MMA superstar made a comment on a recent Reddit AMA in which she stated she’d love to play Carol Danvers in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel movie. Almost immediately afterwards, fans started Photoshopping Rousey in the characters costume. Rousey shared the renderings online, and has now pushed her initial comment into a personal online campaign for the role.
A lot of fans are head over heels with Rousey (who is admitted geek herself toting love for Pokemon, Dragonball Z, and Game of Thrones) and are quite taken with the idea of her playing Marvel’s butt-kicking babe – sold on the idea that she looks the part and has the physicality to be a believable on screen super hero. Even famed director and comic book writer, Kevin Smith, has come out to endorse his support for the actress / Ultimate Fighting Champion. (more…)
Drew Struzan, better known as the man who drew your childhood (all the classic movie posters of the 80s, 90s, and beyond), is of the opinion that The Force Awakens stands to be the best Star Wars film there is. Struzan has been involved with the series for some time, and is more or less a Lucasfilm confidant, so he (like the millions of us) know these films inside and out.
So what does he know?
More after the jump… (more…)
Most fans gave up on the Resident Evil movies after the first one. Yet, with one goofy and ridiculous sequel after another, they keep making them. The franchise is like the zombies and monsters from which they feature… they just keep coming and coming. Will there ever been an end?
Well, actually, yeah there will be. Returning Resident Evil franchise star Ali Larter (who will play Claire Redfield for the third time) promises the upcoming Resident Evil 6 will actually mark the end of the franchise. (more…)
Practically every super hero legend is the story of an ordinary person who finds a power that either he/she didn’t know they had. An ordinary guy named Lenny B. Robinson learned if he dawned his cape and climbs into his batmobile he can change the lives of sick children. (more…)