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 when U.S. television only had three channels and required bunny ears to get a clear picture. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines 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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One of the big twists in the Supergirl origin story is that while she was sent to Earth to protect Kal-El (Superman), she actually arrived on the planet after Kal-El had already grown up. In fact, for show runner Greg Berlanti‘s version Clark Kent had already made his appearance as the Man of Steel in the Man of Steel. So there wasn’t much for Kara (Melissa Benoist) to do, Superman could obviously take care of himself. So when it was announced that a young Clark Kent (Daniel DiMaggio) would be making an appearance on Supergirl, it left more than a few of us scratching our heads. Well, now we know how that is all happening and have your first look at young Kal-El. (more…)

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FX is certainly pulling in some big talent for their new X-Men related television movie Legion with the announcement that the production has cast Dan Stevens (Downtown Abby), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), and Jean Smart (Fargo). They join Rachel Keller (Fargo) in a growing cast in writer and producer Noah Hawley‘s new project. What roles will they be playing? (more…)

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Marvel‘s latest mobile game, Marvel’s Avengers Academy is out and has some interestingly well-known folks voicing the characters. There’s Colton Haynes (Arrow) as Thor, Dave Franco (Neighbors) as Iron Man, Alison Brie (Community) as Black Widow, and wrestler John Cena as the Hulk. That’s right, John Cena is the voice of the Hulk. WWE fans might remember that Triple H was the voice of the Hulk for Marvel’s Experience Touring Attraction, that suffered numerous technical and crowd control issues, and it looks like the wrestler Hulk Voicing Belt is now held by Cena. (more…)

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Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters reboot has continued to chug along, whether fans wanted it to or not. As each detail, prop, or cast photo has hit the Internet and people have lost their collective minds either in opposition or support, the production has kept the buzz for the film at a smoldering level. This latest release of cast pictures that features the first look at Chris Hemsworth‘s character Kevin, no last name yet, the nerdy looking secretary. (more…)

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It looks like the casting odds were ever in her favor as the Power Rangers movie locks down Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, The LEGO Movie) to play Rita Repulsa. Banks tweeted the announcement earlier today and already shows signs of getting into character. While she was always colorful and proper as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games, Rita Repulsa will require Banks to really let loose. (more…)

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There’s an interesting story developing out of Pax South 2016 last weekend. Glitch Gaming – Apparel had a booth at the event and was displaying and promoting a prototype psycho bandit mask that they were telling convention goers Glitch Gaming – Apparel would be selling later this summer. The booth even had the voice of Claptrap, David Eddings, come by the booth and put the mask on for a picture. Funny thing is though, many Borderlands Cosplay fans  at the convention noticed that the mask looked a lot like one of Steven K. Smith‘s Psycho Bandit Masks. In fact, not just a lot like one of SKS Props masks, but EXACTLY like one of SKS Props masks. (more…)

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If you’re a fan of The NeverEnding Story, then you’ve dreamed of riding Falkor, the luck dragon. Knowing a number of hardcore The NeverEnding Story fans, one might think this NerdBastard would have know that one can ride the actual Falkor from the first film at Bavaria Films in Munich, Germany. Somehow that never came up, or they just didn’t know about it, until now. (more…)

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If you’re a Deadpool fan living in the Big Apple then we’ve got a special treat to tell you about. If you don’t, like this Southern NerdBastard, then we’ve got a special treat to tease you about. Mike’s Harder Lemonade is sponsoring a Deadpool Beauty Pageant & early screening of Tim Miller‘s Deadpool. That’s right, not only can you strut your stuff down the runway, afterwards you can enjoy the superhero movie that is breaking all the rules a full four days before all your friends. Think of the torture you can inflict on those poor unfortunates that don’t get in. (more…)

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There’s been a long standing rumor that David Bowie once auditioned for a role Peter Jackson‘s Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. Which role changes with each telling, but now Dominic Monaghan, who played the hobbit Merry, has added his story to the mix. While it does confirm that Bowie auditioned, it still leaves up in the air which role he was up for. (more…)