Jason McAnelly

Profile: Jason is perhaps best known to everyone as “that one guy who did that thing,” but few people know of his struggles in life. After making a name for himself training zombies to make pasta, he wandered the earth in search of the sacred cheese. Though the cheese eluded him, he discovered a talent for writing and has been working on perfecting his skills ever since. He is currently working on a fantasy novel and tapping keys for the folks at NerdBastards. Eventually, he will be rich and famous and way cooler than you.

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Got 30K? Pimp Your DeLorean ‘Back to the Future” Style

- 12-16-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

bobs delorean

While you may not be able to own a proper Back to the Future DeLorean that can make trips backwards and forwards through time, any owners of this rare and expensive car can do the next best thing. One customizing shop is offering the chance to have your DeLorean given the full treatment and turned into a kick-ass replica of Doc Brown’s ride. Wanna know more about the Pimp Your DeLorean deal? Then read on for all the info. (more…)

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Annoyed by the New Lightsaber Design? Deal With It, Cause More Designs are Coming

- 12-12-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

menorah saber

Love it or hate it, the writers and concept artists for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens flick are branching out and pushing beyond the classic lightsaber design that we have grown to know and love. The latest crack at it consisted of the broadsword-saber that we’ve all seen by now in the Force Awakens teaser trailer. And another brand new lightsaber design will be making the rounds via the Star Wars Rebels cartoon. Scroll on to see what the creative heads at Disney have come up with this time around. (more…)

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TV REVIEW: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S2E10 – “What We Become”

- 12-10-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly


The mid-season finale is finally here and we’re all hoping to get at least a small bit of closure with the whole “mystical alien city” thing before we are forced to endure a 2 ½ month-long break. So did Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. measure up? Well, a little bit. For the most part, however, we’re still left with many questions and an ending that is only partially satisfying. Scroll on if you’re interested in what this Bastard has to say about it. (more…)

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Momoa Talks Aquaman – Four-Picture Deals and Zack Snyder Directing

- 12-09-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

Momoa Aquaman

Some people may think of Aquaman as the lamest super hero in the Justice League line-up, but the actor slotted to play him – Jason Momoa – is looking to change that perspective. He’s been barred from speaking on it for a while now, but since the official announcement of his casting went through, he’s now free to drop some details. While chatting at the recent Comic-Con Experience in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the actor had plenty to say about his upcoming role, including a few tidbits about his contract as well as who he’d prefer to see sitting in the director’s chair for his solo flick. Scroll on for all the info. (more…)

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‘Batman v Superman’ Rumormill – More Villains, Bigger Universe

- 12-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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There are millions of rumors flying around about what we can expect from 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But because we here at NerdBastards know that our loyal audience can never get enough of the rumors, we’ve dredged up one more. According to BadassDigest, the newest Zack Snyder flick will be bringing in a few more villains to challenge the team of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Scroll on to find out who might be making an appearance. (more…)

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TV REVIEW: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S2E9 – “…Ye Who Enter Here”

- 12-03-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly


It’s been a couple of week since we last heard from Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, but now they’re back and gearing up for the mid-season break. So what can they do to make us want to continue to watch? Last time around, we watched as SHIELD moved closer and closer to understanding and finding the mysterious alien city. Skye’s daddy was running around getting into all sorts of trouble. And Grant had murdered his own brother, a U.S. Senator. The big question is – will Agents of SHIELD go out with a bang or a whimper? (more…)

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Bill & Ted Land a New Comic Book Series

- 12-01-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The rise of Bill & Ted 3 has been rumored to be on the horizon. We’ve heard from Alex Winter, we’ve heard from Keanu Reeves and what we’ve heard is that they’re both very intent on reprising the roles they made famous back in the late 80s. But as that production lumbers on, scripts and budgets being tweaked to make the possibility into a reality, someone else looks to be jumping on the return of Bill & Ted bandwagon. For according to Ian Brill of Boom! Studios, we’ll be getting another Bill & Ted comic book in the near future. (more…)

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James Cameron Plugs ‘Avatar’ Sequels with Racy Language

- 11-26-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

avatar sequels

Love them or hate them, three more installments of the Avatar franchise are on their way. Tentatively titled Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4, we’ll be seeing them rolling into the theaters one after then other in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Recently, Empire Magazine sat down and had a chat with James Cameron and asked him how the writing process was going. His response was positive and rather strongly worded. Scroll on to hear some of what Cameron had to say about the sequels. (more…)

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A ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Has Officially Been Signed

- 11-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

wonder woman

The Internet has been busy at work trying to figure out who shall be the person to take on what is one of the biggest-deal super hero projects ever made – Wonder Woman. As it happens to be the first big-screen adaptation of this character and the first female-centric flick of the new generation of super hero film fandom, Warner Bros. it taking great care to make sure they do everything just right. And the beginning of said journey is, of course, finding the right person to direct it. Many names have been tossed about, but now an official announcement has confirmed exactly who we shall see sitting in the director’s chair – Michelle MacLaren. (more…)

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‘Star Wars’ Rumormill – First Spin-Off a Bounty Hunter Heist Movie?

- 11-24-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

boba fett

With the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer looming on the horizon, we’re all anticipating what we’re going to see with the first look. But just because the beginning of the new trilogy is getting closer and closer doesn’t mean that the rest of the Star Wars franchise isn’t plowing forward. The latest rumor regarding non-trilogy movie plans is something that might interest you or might just leave you rolling your eyes. For, if the mystic people known as “sources” are correct, 2016 is going to bring us a Star Wars heist flick. (more…)

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