Captain Phasma is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by Game Of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie. Introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the first film in the latest Star Wars sequel trilogy, Phasma is the commander of the First Order’s force of Stormtroopers, or as most would remember her as – The Silver Surfer… er… Centurion. Now, her induction into the Star Wars universe was intended to make her this generation’s Boba Fett – a quiet, armored, gun-toting, bad-ass. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite turn out that way. Captain Phasma is not the Boba Fett of The Force Awakens: Boba Fett was more useful. She had very little screen time and was last seen being taken prisoner by the film’s heroes who dumped her in a trash compactor, going out like a piece of garbage. Sufficed to say, she did not turn out to be the threat she was promised to be. She was more disappointing than the Wii U. Regardless, she still looked mighty f’n cool, clad in the sweetest chrome armor you’ve ever laid your eyes on, cape fluttering in the wind like it was the star in a John Woo action movie.
For the geeks out there who have a thing for flashy Storm Troopers, or are adorned by having the first female Trooper, or for anyone who hopes to see Phasma return in Episode VIII and totally redeem herself, then consider this 1/6th Captain Phasma figure from Sideshow Collectibles via the makers of Hot Toys. Sideshow was kind enough to send Nerd Bastards a sample for review. Follow along with us as we fill in some descriptive adjectives other than “shiny” and “pew pew pew”. (more…)
Suicide Squad marked the 3rd movie from the DC/Warner Bros cinematic universe that has caused much divide between critics and fans. Coming off the critically displeased reception of Batman V Superman, critics weren’t any less forgiving for SS, tearing into for its jarring plot, erratic editing, and vapid characters. The DC loyalists, however, relished the films boss soundtrack of classic rock anthems, its youthful edge style (If Hot Topic could be a movie, this would be it) and the badassery of break away characters like Viola Davis’ unapologetically brutal Amander Waller, Margo Robbie’s barb-tongued spitfire Harley Quinn and Will Smith’s “no time for bullshit” Deadshot. These are characters people want to see more of. And, well, they will. Suicide Squad 2 is in the making! With an interesting directing being courted no less. (more…)
When there’s a big movie to look forward to, some people like to go into it without any prejudgements and spoilers. An impossible task really, when there is a cavalcade of trailers, TV spots, and online sites practically writing about it daily. Such as the case with Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which is ranked as one of the most buzzed about movies of 2017, right along side Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A lot of fans are trying to go into that fresh but finding it hard when Marvel is dangling Baby, tons of out of this world action, and rockin’ music seemingly every other week. Take for example this new TV spot, featuring David Bowie’s Suffragette City. Goddamn if temptation doesn’t get the better of you. (more…)
Things seemingly weren’t looking good for Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie. First there was the fallout of Batman v Superman which was panned by critics and rocked Affleck pretty hard – #SadAffleck. Then there was the uncertainty with the script, which Affleck had repeatedly said variations of “it’s ready when it’s ready” and “I won’t do it unless it’s perfect”. With the culminating pressure of starring in, writing, and directing one of the biggest comic book licenses of all time, Affleck had made the shocking announcement that he will no longer be directing The Batman. Some fans, of course, went into a tale spin over this, thinking the project was dead, that Affleck is done with Batman, and that he’s keeping his apathy silenced until Justice League rolls out.
Well, weary not Batfleck fans. The Batman is still on. The script is good. Affleck will once again don those Bat tights. And as word would have it, a replacement director has just been solidified. (more…)
Filing this under “I’ll believe it when I see it” comes news that has fans of Firefly and Serenity all jacked up with hope. Joss Whedon’s short-lived but hugely beloved SciFi series, which continued with the 2005 film Serenity, has continued to hold its fandom. Finally, after years of fans clamoring for more of Joss Whedon’s space western, someone at FOX thinks it might be a good idea to see the remaining crew members of space ship Serenity return for second season/reboot of Firefly. Whaa? Is this for reals? Are fans finally going to get their wishes/dreams fulfilled? Well, yeah, but it’s all predicated on one very important condition. (more…)
It’s been discussed before, but despite the film’s cult status and some strong home video sales, Dredd just wasn’t successful enough to warrant a sequel. However, fans have been determined to get new Dredd in their life, what with the numerous online petitions and comment threads demanding it. Well, hey, you know who else wants more Dredd? The films producer Adi Shankar.
On the back of a recent announcement that Shankar (The Grey, The Punisher: Dirty Laundry) is working with comic book legend Warren Ellis and the animators from Adventure Time on a Castlevania animated series for Netflix coming later this year, talk of Dredd is hanging on like a tail to a comet. While Shankar is all on board focusing attention this anticipated Castlevania series, he has made it a point to let everyone know that Dredd 2 is going to happen, just maybe not in the way fans would like. (more…)
Out of all of Netflix’s original programming, no series has been met with such intrigue and divisive response than The OA. Almost two months after the first series aired and ended with an “it’s up to the audience to decide what happened” type cliffhanger, a second season has just now been confirmed. (more…)
This summers biggest movies have found their way onto the Americas biggest stage… The Super Bowl. Not to be outdone like Guardians of the Galaxy before it, Disneys Pirates of the Carribean have rolled out a TV spot on today’s big game.
It’s has been nearly six years since we last saw Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow on the big screen in 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, but Jack is back! (more…)
We’ve got a new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 TV spot as featured on today’s Big Game. Also, a new poster. Oh la la at the universes heroic assholes, as they bring cosmic action, totally boss music, and laughs as only they could do. (more…)
With the recent news that Ben Affleck will not be directing the upcoming solo Batman movie, to which is both starring and writing, a great many names have popped up on who might be taking the helm in his place. Warner Bros. is supposedly considering such A-List names like Matt Reeves, Gavin O’Connor, Denis Villeneuve, and George Miller. If the fans had their way, however, it would be ex-Affleck friend and geek god Kevin Smith taking over the reins. (more…)