Adam A. Donaldson

  • Profile: Adam A. Donaldson is a writer, journalist, filmmaker and promoter based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He cut his journalism chops at the University of Guelph, as a writer at the student newspaper The Ontarion where we served as Arts & Culture Editor and later Editor-in-Chief. Additionally, Adam has served as Managing Editor of Lucid Media and is currently Editor-at-Large for Press+1. He has also been a contributor to the Guelph Mercury, Guelph Tribune, Waterloo Region Record,, Echo Weekly, Women’s Post,, New Theatre Review and End Type. Adam has also made several short films including “Spooky Kids”, “Environmental Science”, “Zombie Apocalypse” and “Ready/S.E.T./Dunk”, and works with Synn Studios, a multimedia production company in Guelph, as a writer and publicist.

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Would Joss Whedon Make a Black Widow Movie? “Duh”


If you like female superheroes then this was a good year at San Diego Comic Con for you because on the one hand Warner Bros. gave us the first Wonder Woman trailer, and on the other Marvel Studios introduced us to Captain Marvel Brie Larson. But come on! We know that there’s been one superheroine that’s been kicking butt since the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for years fans have said that she deserves her own movie. Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow getting the solo spotlight she’s earned is still sadly a long way off, but if Marvel is interested, a director with a proven track record in the MCU might be willing to help make it happen. (more…)


Just when we thought that Marvel Studios wasn’t going to give us anything new in the ways of casting announcements (aside from the confirmation of the long presumed Black Panther supporting cast, of course), they brought her out! Brie Larson, Academy Award-winning actress for Room, highly-acclaimed for her roles in Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now, and will always be remembered for being Scott Pilgrim’s evil ex Envy Adams, was now a Marvel superhero. With the fanfare now having died down, let’s ask Kevin Feige why, after months of speculation, that he and Marvel settled on Larson to fill the boots of Captain Marvel. (more…)


Of the various Marvel things discussed this past weekend in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con, not much was said or revealed about Thor: Ragnarok. The simple reason is probably that the film just began production in Australia; we know all the cast members and it’s too early for finished film, so they just posted a fun little behind-the-scenes video in the vain of Taika Waititi’s vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. Still, if you’re starving for Thor news, how about something from the style section. One cast member was required to get a new hairdo to get into character, and he shared the results with fans on your source for breaking news, Twitter. (more…)


It’s going to be a long time till we see a new live-action Batman movie; 2020 or 2021 at the earliest, so it’s going to be up to The LEGO Batman Movie to tide us over. No problem because LEGO Batman was easily one of the best parts of The LEGO Movie, but can he stand on his own, in his own movie, in the shadow of Ben Affleck, Christian Bale and all the big screen Batmen who’ve come before. The answer you’re looking for, especially from the looks of this new trailer, is yes. Released at San Diego Comic Con yesterday, here’s the latest look at The LEGO Batman Movie. (more…)


Marvel Studios had us scared there for a minute. As the presentation got underway in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con there came rumblings on the internet that those of us stuck at home would have to without seeing any of the goodies. And then a little while ago, the studio dropped a bomb known as the second trailer for Doctor Strange on us and all’s forgiven. If you thought the world of Strange was magically fantastical in trailer number one, you haven’t seen anything yet with trailer number two, which shows Strange in training and offers a look at the extent of the villainy he will face. (more…)


After a stunning debut in Captain America: Civil War, a lot of people are very excited to see what’s next for Black Panther when he appears in his own solo movie in just another year and a half. Tonight at San Diego Comic Con, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler revealed that the main cast for the movie, along with Chadwick Boseman of course, will include his Fruitvale Station and Creed star Michael B. Jordan, Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o, and everyone’s favorite katana-weilding zombie slayer Danai Gurira. Together, they will literally be the new face of comic book movies for the highly anticipated Marvel film. (more…)


It’s been a busy San Diego Comic Con for writer/producer Bryan Fuller, who has not just one, but two huge new series to promote before the discerning nerd audience. Of course the first is Starz American Gods based on the Neil Gaiman book, which has been filming in and around Toronto since last spring. Meanwhile, the other series hasn’t even announced a cast yet and is expected to begin filming in a couple of months. Of course the second series is the new Star Trek show for CBS All Access, so there is arguably more attention for this news that Fuller shared at the con, the series’ official title. (more…)


You’ve seen the Wonder Woman trailer, but the next item up for bids was a full-blown teaser trailer for the next film in the DC Extended Universe: Justice League. Fans in Hall H a little while ago went wild when director Zack Snyder showed the footage, and that’s in spite of the misgivings many of those people might have about his last cinematic endeavor. Now you may be kicking yourself because you’re not in San Diego, but don’t worry. Having learned from the mistakes of last year’s Suicide Squad leak, Warner Bros. has released on social media the complete tease for you homebodies to enjoy from the comfort of afar. (more…)

SDCC16: Warner Bros. LIVE BLOG!

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This is the big day at San Diego Comic Con! It’s Draft Day, the Wildcard game, the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl all rolled into one unending package of breaking news. At 11:30 PST (2:30 on the East coast), fans in Hall H, and here on the Nerd Bastards live blog, will get the scoop on all of Warner Bros. biggest, nerdiest and most anticipated projects. The Warner Bros. panel will include tidbits and goodies from Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Kong: Skull Island, The LEGO Batman Movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and, perhaps, a few surprises. Let’s head to Hall H and check it out.  (more…)


The year was 1999. Buffy the Vampire Slayer let us enjoy high school hell, *NSYNC and Britney Spears ruled the radio, and the country looked forward to the sane and sensible presidency of Al Gore. Then we started hearing about three college students that went missing in rural Maryland, and how their film footage was found in the woods and edited together into something called The Blair Witch Project and how it was going to allegedly scare our pants off. Well get ready to party like its 1999 because the upcoming Lionsgate film The Woods was revealed last night at San Diego Comic Con to be Blair Witch, the second sequel to the Project. (more…)