Chris D.

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Profile: Although she plans to become a professional Mind Fucker before the age of 30, being a nerdbastards writer allows Chris to do the two things she does best: snark and procrastinate on "real work". She takes her nerdery very seriously and has no patience for those who didn't allocate enough points toward their Intelligence scores. Also, she swears like a fuckin' sailor and can get extremely vulgar... but that's why she's here! Until she takes over the world with her Jedi mind tricks, that is.

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SDCC ’13: Andrew Garfield May Hang Up the Spidey Suit After 2018

- 07-20-13Comics, Film Posted by Chris D.

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Whether you love or hate Andrew Garfield as our current Spidey, the time will eventually come to say goodbye.

He spoke with USA Today about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and touched on his feelings about reprising the role moving forward. The studio’s got dates already set for the 3rd and 4th instalments of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, set to be released June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018, respectively.

Garfield aims to misbehave. Oh, wait, wrong fandom… He has no intention of getting comfortable. Fair enough.

As soon as you’re comfortable with that kind of responsibility and job, then you won’t take it as seriously and you won’t put as much care and attention and effort into it. So I guess I have the intention of not being comfortable.

He says as much as he loves bringing the role of Spidey to life, he also has days where he’d like to watch the film in the audience, watching another actor on the screen.

Will that time come for him soon?

“They might ask me back for No. 3, that would be very nice,” Garfield said. “As far as a No. 4 goes? I will be I think 40 years old at that point. So I don’t know whether it would be appropriate.” (He was joking — he’ll only be 34, with at least a few more web-swinging years before hitting middle age.)

Well, this could mean anything if you read into it enough. Either he’s just joking, he’s decided it’s up to whether the studio wants him to stick around, or he’s debating whether he wants to continue past the third instalment. Paired with his next comment, I suppose we can conclude that he’s been thinking about his options.

The opportunity to step into the suit and step into his shoes is one I relish but it’s a mixed bag,” Garfield said. “I do cherish it, it is a true dream come true, but when the dream becomes a reality, we all know what reality is. Reality is good and bad, reality is flowers and a gravestone. You can’t just have the flowers.”

So, he seems to be saying that he’s got to decide for himself whether it’s worth sticking around based on what he perceives to be the contents of his mixed bag.

What do you guys think, would you like to see Garfield see it through to the end?

Source: USA Today

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SDCC ’13: Continued Speculation on Vin Diesel’s Future Marvel Involvement & Trailer for ‘Riddick’

- 07-19-13Comics, Film Posted by Chris D.

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We’ve reported last week that Vin Diesel is acting all squirrely about something to do with Marvel and his potential involvement in future film adaptations.  And he’s continued to deliver.

During the SDCC panel for Riddick, he let loose another cryptic comment with a little bit more substance (if you choose to look into it that way):

He was asked about rumors he’s been tapped to join the Marvel universe. “It’s the one thing I’m not supposed to talk about it,” he answered. But then he let loose that “there is some very big news coming at the end of this month. … Poor Marvel.”

One of the rumors that are floating about out there right now is that he may be playing the Vision in The Avengers 2, but nothing has been confirmed on that. There may be some more light shed on this during Marvel’s panel, but Diesel did say at the end of this month, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Also during the Riddick panel, they shared with fans a new red-band trailer for the film. We got a TV spot a few weeks ago, so here’s the trailer.  Hit the jump to watch.
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The Critics Have Spoken: ‘R.I.P.D.’ Sucks, And It Sucks Hard

- 07-19-13Comics, Film Posted by Chris D.

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R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department), the film adaptation of Dark Horse Comics series, opens in theaters today and the critics are unsurprisingly unimpressed. It stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges and according to the reviews… it absolutely sucks. Like, the kind of sucking that actually sucks so much, it sucks.

It’s not unexpected, honestly. Although apparently the original comics have some sort of merit to them, the bits that we’ve seen of the film before its release were already doused in suckage. Whether this is due to the fact that Ryan Reynolds is the kiss of death for any comic book movie, although for some reason he keeps being cast in them, or because the writing just genuinely sucks… I suppose it really doesn’t matter. It just sucks.

Hit the jump to see the critics go to town.

Just Not Good, says Hollywood Reporter:
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‘Family Guy’ And ‘The Simpsons’ To Meet In Springfield In Fall 2014

- 07-19-13TV Posted by Chris D.

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It’s that time: Fox is doing a crossover episode of The Simpsons and Family Guy.  Whether this is a great idea or it’s simply an attempt to keep both shows alive as long as possible, we’ll just have to wait and see.  The episode of Family Guy is titled “The Simpsons Guy” and will air in the fall of 2014.

There have been mini-crossovers before – Homer had a quick, one-line cameo appearance in an episode of Family Guy in 2012 and Seth MacFarlane had a guest role in an episode of The Simpsons just this year.  But this time, it’s a full out episode with both families meeting and mingling.

From EW:

Simpsons castmembers Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria will lend their voices to the installment, in which Peter and the rest of the Griffins embark on a road trip and wind up in Springfield. There, they cross paths with Homer, who graciously greets his new “albino” visitors, and the two families become fast friends. Stewie is impressed with Bart and his assortment of pranks, Lisa tries to figure out exactly what it is that she’s good at, and Marge and Lois do some bonding. Meanwhile, Peter and Homer argue over which beer is better: Pawtucket or Duff.

It would be interesting, to say the least, to see how the families mesh with each other.  Marge and Lois would definitely be able to bond over kids who are constantly up to no good and their dumbass husbands.  Maybe they’ll end up channeling their inner lesbians and ditch the dudes.  Who knows.

What do you guys think of this?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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A ‘Firefly Online’ Game is a Thing… But is it a Thing We Want?

- 07-18-13Videogames Posted by Chris D.

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We’ve all hoped for more Firefly goodness over the years.  We’ve all thought that the idea of a shiny online game would be absolutely epic.  We all refuse to let the Browncoat love die.

Fox has answered the call and is releasing a Firefly Online game.  However, it’s going to be a “multi-user, social online role-playing game”.  Yes, you read that correctly.  It’s a gorram MUSORPG (or whatever) for Android and iOS.

So, so, so not shiny.  While it’s entirely possible that the game would be executed well and the fandom would warm up to it, because all things are possible in the ‘Verse, it’s definitely getting a lukewarm reception right now.

If you haven’t already completely tossed everything out the window, hit the jump for more.

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4 Kickass New TV Spots For ‘Kick-Ass 2′

- 07-18-13Comics, Film Posted by Chris D.

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With Jeff Wadlow‘s Kick-Ass 2 hitting theaters in just under a month, Universal has released four new TV spots to remind people just how there they are.  And  and all the others are all there, that’s for sure.

Hit the jump to watch the TV spots.

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Saoirse Ronan on Rumors of Her Playing Scarlet Witch in ‘The Avengers 2′

- 07-17-13Comics, Film Posted by Chris D.

There’s been speculation on the Interwebz that Saoirse Ronan, the young Irish actress from The Host, Hanna and Atonement, might be playing the role of Wanda Maximoff – Magneto’s daughter, otherwise known as Scarlet Witch – in The Avengers 2.

Turns out that’s not actually a thing.

She spoke with IFTN about the word on the street that she might be taking on that role:

Is there any truth to rumours that Joss Whedon has you in mind for a part in ‘The Avengers 2′ as the Scarlet Witch?

That’s not happening, no! I think that was just one of those little rumours floating about.

Joss Whedon has confirmed the presence of Scarlet Witch in the sequel to The Avengers, but we still don’t know who will be playing her.  Unfortunately, it won’t be Ronan in the Scarlet Witch costume, even though she did express an interest in doing so not long ago. She would’ve been good for the role.

Who would you like to see in the Scarlet Witch gear?

Source: Digital Spy, Blastr, IFTN

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First Look at ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

- 07-16-13Film Posted by Chris D.

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This is our first look at the “COBRA Strikes” featurette from the G.I. Joe: Retaliation DVD.  Jon Chu, the director, talks about his vision for Cobra Commander and about the ultimate execution of the character’s portrayal from costume to the little on-screen details.

Hit the jump for the video.

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Blacksmith Makes Wolverine’s Adamantium Claws and They’re Epic

- 07-16-13Comics, Cool Stuff Posted by Chris D.

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Tony Swatton is a blacksmith who has created weapons for 200+ feature films, and now he’s made a set of Wolverine‘s adamantium claws out of tempered steel. In the video below, part of his Man at Arms series, he goes through the process of making them and testing them out by destroying tons of stuff. They’re actually seriously badass – that’s all I can say. You’ll just have to see it for yourself.

We’ve covered other things he’s done before, like the Orcish battleaxe, Cloud’s buster sword, and tons more. He’ll also be a panelist at the SDCC this weekend.

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Check Out The Official Logo For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

- 07-15-13Comics, Film Posted by Chris D.

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Although The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn’t hitting theaters until May 2014, it looks like marketing is already starting to pimp out the film.

A meetup has been put together by tumblr for this Friday night for fans. No details have been given aside from the time and location and “basic pizza” written on the invitation. But the more interesting part of it all is that it’s our first look at the official Spidey logo for this film.

Hit the jump to see the invite.
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