Mark Poynter

  • Profile: At 45, Mark has newsstand bought comics older than most of the other writers at Nerdbastards in his collection. Growing up nerdy means that Mark remembers things like big floppy disks, bank accounts before ATMs, having VCR parties to record bootleg copies of Anime and BBC TV shows, and U.S. television with three channels and bunny ears. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines and Monday morning quarterbacking suddenly exploded when asked to write an introduction to an article on Nerdbastards. The rest they say in hushed whispers . . . is history.

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If you’re bored and want a little excitement in your nerdy life, just go down to your local comic shop, stroll in and loudly proclaim that there’s no way that Batman could ever beat Superman, or the Thing is stronger than the Hulk, or cross the DC/Marvel lines with one of my favorites – Who wins in a Namor/Aquaman fight? Bring some snacks, you’re most likely going to have someone take the bait and start a lively discussion. With Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, the old Batman versus Superman fight topic is back on the top of the Who Would Win arguments happening in comic book shops, the back of school buses, and the Internet. Who better to answer the question of why Superman doesn’t just use his incredible powers to take out Batman in a single blow is Henry Cavill, that man who plays Superman himself. (more…)

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The reviews are in, Marvel and Netflix‘s Daredevil is a bona-fide hit. It didn’t take long for Netflix to confirm an order for the second season. That means it’s time to move to the next step in the Internet Hit Show Second Season Check List: SPECULATION. What’s going to happen in the second season, what exciting new characters will show up? Daredevil’s own Charlie Cox has a few ideas! (more…)

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The commercial success of director Jonathan Liebesman‘s 2014 reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cannot be denied as much as many hard-core fans might want to wish it away into the cornfield. That financial success made a sequel a slam dunk for the beans counters over at Paramount. Word is that Megan Fox and Will Arnett are already signed and returning for the sequel with the Arrow‘s Stephen Amell locked in to play Casey Jones. Now word is making the Internet rounds that Tyler Perry is joining the cast and will play Baxter Stockman, the mad scientist and TMNT adversary. (more…)

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While George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road is sure to blow fans away this May, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios are hoping to do the same with gaming consoles this September with the release of Mad Max. This morning a gameplay video for Mad Max was released that explores the video games Apocalyptic world and how you’ll customize your character’s skills, gear and transportation to survive in a world gone Mad. (more…)

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The news made its way across the Internet yesterday afternoon that Paramount was developing Galaxy Quest as a television series. The 1999 Dreamworks movie did quite well at the box office, doubling it’s $45 million dollar budget with a world-wide gross of $90 million. The film has gone on to achieve a cult like status in television reruns, so it was no surprise that Paramount would eventually get back to Galaxy Quest in some capacity. The question though, “Is television the right medium for a Galaxy Quest return?” (more…)

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There was a big Avengers: Age of Ultron Press conference in London earlier today with a big chunk of the cast including director Joss Whedon, and thanks to HeyUGuys, we’ve got the full conference on video. For those of you that have never attended a press conference or roundtable, they are a collection of fantastic, boring, nutty, and confusing questions that tend to spark some pretty silly answers from the actors involved. Hidden amongst all those examples are a few questions and answers that offer some great insights into the characters and possible future projects. 
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When the trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice leaked onto the Internet days before the big special screenings planned around the United States, many wondered if Warner Bros. would follow Marvel‘s example in the wake of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer leak by releasing the official trailer online, (Curse you Hydra!) and showing additional footage at the big screenings. Well, Warner Bros. did exactly that. You’ve seen the high quality trailer that was released online, now check out the additional footage shown at the special screening. (more…)