Instagram. In the mix of food porn and other things people like to document that don’t matter, there was/is Neil Blomkamp‘s Instagram Account. The District 9 director has famously used it as a dumping ground for his concept art for a proposed Alien sequel. His designs depicted his vision for the happenings to Sigourney Weaver‘s Ripley and Michael Biehn‘s Hicks post the events in Aliens – one piece of art even featured Riply wearing some sort of Xenomorph suit (pictured above). Supposedly, FOX has was very keen on bringing Blomkamp’s newly proposed Alien sequel to celluloid.
So what’s the status? Is Sigourney Weaver ‘s Ripley going to get a proper ending? Well, it’s not looking good. (more…)
NBC has not had a good track record when it’s come to super hero shows. Remember the wasted opportunity that was Heroes? Or how about The Cape, which was the exact type of show the superhero genre didn’t need. Then, when they did eventually get a superhero show right, and manage to create a fanbase with something like Constantine… they went and cancelled it. Tsk…tsk. Whoever at NBC is in charge of making creative decisions (we can only assume it’s a Dr. Claw type character sitting in an overly sized chair stroking a cat) clearly doesn’t know a thing about the comic book / superhero genre. But to their credit, their aiming for a change-un’.
Coming in February, NBC will premier Powerless, the first situation comedy series set around the DC Universe. Moving on from there, NBC is jumping from one comic-verse to another. From DC to Top Cow Comics, with a reboot of Witchblade, the comic-book series that already inspired a short-lived TNT drama. (more…)
Chadwick Boseman’s measured performance of the hero-king of Wakanda in Captain America: Civil War was a highlight of Marvel’s eight-year box office reign. But Black Panther wasn’t just one of Civil War’s best characters, he was also one of the truest comics to screen adaptations. Panther was handled with respect and reverence to the character persona and classic look. Marvel did him right.
Thanks to his debut in Civil War, this character, who’s history has spanned 50 years in the comics, is on the pulpit of pop culture like never before. To commemorate Black Panther into the MCU and beyond comes a 1/6th scale collectible figure from Hot Toys.
Nerd Bastards was fortunate to receive a sample figure from our friends at Sideshow Collectibles. Join us, as we marvel at it’s splendor. (more…)
Ever dreamed of teaming up with Captain America? Who hasn’t? Short of an adventurous night out with an outgoing Cosplayer, being buddy buddy with ole Cap is only ever a fantasy in the minds eye. But what if there was a chance to spend a day with Captain America actor Chris Evans – to be held up in a mysterious room together as you’re forced to combine your wits and escape a seemingly inescapable room? Alright, maybe not everyone has pictured that exact scenario but the opportunity for it is here! (more…)
Sir Patrick Stewart has been a lot of things. Captain of the USS Enterprise. Leader of the X-Men. Friend to Ian McKellan. And he’s even been a Scrooge. But has he ever been a piece of shit? Nah, not him. Not the beloved Patrick Stewart. Never.
That’s where you’re wrong, kiddo. Stewart is a POS, or rather will be soon. And it’s all thanks to that ridiculous Emoji movie.
Emoticons which have become a modern form of communication (and hieroglyphs to anyone above the age of 30) are getting their own animated movie, aptly titled The Emoji Movie. A trailer for it was recently released. Oh, how did the Internet laugh at what an inexplicable absurdity it is. Reaction everywhere being summed up with a unified “Why. Just why!?”.
The movie’s director, Tony Leondis, said of the movie (via THR): “I know what you’re thinking — WTF.” But apparently Leondis justifies this utter waste of a bank roll because of the story:
“ What is their story? Emoji are expected to be one thing their whole lives. So I thought, what if one was born with not one, but lots of expressions … and how would that affect the status quo. Everyone has felt different; it’s everyone’s story.”
OK. Fair enough.
So where does Patrick Stewart fall into this? He will be playing the coveted role of “Poop”, the poop emoji. Presumably so that when and if anyone says he’s crap, he can say “so you saw my movie”. Or perhaps he’s reached a stage in life where he is completely out of f**ks to give. Whatever the case may be, knowing Stewart, he will have a lot of fun with such a shitty role (haha, yes, we went there). Remember kids: “Acting!”
Sir Patrick Stewart will be joining several other comedic talents in The Emoji Movie, including T.J. Miller as the lead character, Gene, the emoji who can have more than one expression. Ilana Glazer, Maya Rudolph, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, James Corden, Steven Wright and Rob Riggle round out the rest of the cast of emoji characters.
The Emoji Movie, which hits theaters on Aug 4, whether anyone likes it or not.
He is the god of tits and wine. He drinks and he knows things. He is Peter Dinklage, and he is awesome. The actor famous for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones is rumored to jump from one fan feverish franchise right back to another one. Taking him from Westeros to the Cinematic Universe of Marvel. (more…)
Sources have confirmed the main villain in the upcoming Wonder Woman film will be Ares, the God of Conflict. Although trailers have revealed most of the action appearing to take place on the battlefields of World War I, speculation has abounded that the Amazon superheroine would have a more formidable, super-powered rival in her solo big screen debut. Although actor Danny Huston has been cast as an antagonist of some kind, it’s unclear whether or not he and Ares, one of her primary antagonists from the comic books, will be one and the same or perhaps one working in service of the other. (more…)
DC has been no stranger to great television and that is due to the amazing characters they have developed off the pages of comics and onto the small screen. The likes of Oliver Queen, Barry Allen, and more have been lighting up the airwaves, but have you ever stopped to consider the dangers they pose to regular folks? That’s the premise for Powerless debuting on NBC this year. Powerless follows run-of-the-mill human, Emily Locke, as she begins working for a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises (yes, THAT Wayne) that develops specialized products used to make normal people feel a little safer around all the metas flying/running around.
Sounds interesting enough, right? However, the trailer for Powerless just dropped and, well, let’s just say it doesn’t lead with a strong first impression. (more…)
The “Ragnarok” in Thor: Ragnarok refers to the end of the world as imagined in Norse mythology. The events of Ragnarok were preluded to in The Avengers: Age of Ultron when Thor was fucking off on a vision quest, took a dip in a cavern-based pool (presumably took a dump beforehand) and had a himself a trippy vision quest – in which he sees a nightmarish version of Asgard, where he’s blamed for killing all of his friends and family. But what the hell did he do to lead up to this catastrophe and how the heck is The Hulk involved?
Question no more. The studio has finally revealed an official Thor: Ragnarok synopsis that confirms some of the story details that have been whispered across the net; including some strong ties to Planet Hulk. (more…)
The new Power Rangers reboot has aimed to take the Rangers and their Zords into a new direction. Something that is far different than those who grew up with it would be familiar. While most fans get huffy and puffy when it comes to creativity liberties being taken with the properties they love, in this case, not many argued. The promise of a darker and more serious take on the Power Rangers was received with both curiosity and attention. Of course, that was before the trailer hit and the toys were released. That trailer looking like someone ripped-off of Chronicle, and those toys revealing the Rangers and their Zords with some weird and terrible designs choices (see Alpha 5 and Goldar).
And now those aesthetics go a little deeper. Thanks to some fan with a cell phone, a first look at Ranger mentor and giant floating head, Zordon, has been unleashed. (more…)