Mark Poynter

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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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Which Avenger is Worthy? A Crazy Thought About Why Black Widow Wouldn’t Try

- 10-31-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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First we saw the leaked trailer for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron and then we got to see an extended version that included the scene above. Thor was having a bit of fun with everyone about how worthy they are. It’s a great scene that sets up a lot of interesting questions. We’ve saved you a seat on the Who’s Worthy Speculation Tour, click that seat belt and let’s get started (more…)

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Gets the HISHE Treatment

- 10-31-14Comics, Film, Funny Videos Posted by Mark Poynter

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You know a film is going to be huge when the folks over at How It Should Have Ended are making HISHE videos for the trailer. Joss Whedon should take this as a compliment really, usually a film has to hit the big screen before HISHE turns their humorous eye towards it. Avengers: Age of Ultron only had to show a short trailer to get the HISHE juices flowing. (more…)

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LL Cool J Tweets About Mysterious Marvel Movie Role

- 10-30-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Marvel Studios has a lot of irons in the coals these days with five television shows in various stages of production and a ton of movies scheduled to come out from now until 2020. We’ve also seen some great casting news with Chadwick Boseman cast as Marvel’s Black Panther, but according to LL Cool J, he’s also up for a Marvel movie role. (more…)

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Pee Wee’s Next Movie Starts Production in February

- 10-30-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The Nerd Bastards site and Facebook page blew up last week when Paul Reubens announced that another Pee Wee Herman movie was in the works. Fans have been waiting a long time and the talk of another movie was beginning to take on a Ghostbuster 3 vibe, meaning that we’d hear a lot of sporadic talk for the last three years, but nothing would ever happen. Reubens made an appearance on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to talk more about the movie and drop a couple more important details. (more…)

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SNSFW: Yes Virginia, There Will be a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Porn Parody

- 10-29-14Film, WTF? Posted by Mark Poynter

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It was only a matter of time. The number one movie of the summer, James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy is getting the Woodrocket Porn Parody Treatment. That’s right, we’re going to hear Groot yell GROOT in… ecstasy? Woodrocket has made it their life’s mission to Porn Parody up all the nerdiest things they can. Most of your favorite fandoms are there, Game of Bones, Bob’s Boners, Laid Runner, and Doctor Whore. There recently announced next project is Gnardians of the Galaxy: 50 Shade of Groot. (more…)

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Z Nation’ Co-Creator & Showrunner Craig Engler Launches ‘Lovecraft’ Comic Kickstarter

- 10-29-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to meet Craig Engler, co-creator of SyFy‘s Z Nation. If you haven’t checked out Z Nation yet, you should. The mixture of, “Horror, Humor, and Heart” in Z Nation, as described by Engler’s creative Z Nation partner Karl Schaefer, is a hell of a lot of fun to watch. Now that Z Nation has gotten the green light for a second season, Engler is turning his attention to another of his interests, a comic book Kickstarter that takes a deeper look at H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue. (more…)

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Bonus ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Clip: Is Anyone Worthy?

- 10-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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When the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer scheduled to premiere last night on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was leaked a week early, Marvel decided to just go with it. Releasing the Official trailer later that day and blaming the leak on Hydra. That left fans to wonder what Marvel would do for that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spot. Now we know they tagged the SDCC 2014 Marvel Panel footage to the new trailer. (more…)

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Teaser Footage From Marvel’s Big Phase 3 Announcement & MOAR!!!

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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It didn’t take too long for some of the video from Marvel‘s big live streaming Phase 3 announcement event earlier today. They may tell no one to film anything, but you know someone is going to do it anyways. Now we’ve got three clips for you. (more…)

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Jason Momoa Gets George R.R. Martin’s Aquaman Blessing

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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While it wasn’t the first role that Jason Momoa played on television, his portrayal of Khal Drogo in HBO‘s Game of Thrones is truly the role that thrust him into the public conscience. Now the creative mind behind that character George R. R. Martin is ready to share his thoughts on Momoa’s latest casting success as Aquaman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and his own stand alone movie Aquaman. (more…)

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Comic Book Cancellations & The Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Introduction Rumor

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Considering all the attention the Internet has given the lack of a stand alone movie for a female superhero one would think that when Warner Bros. finally announced the 2017 release date for a stand alone Wonder Woman movie that Marvel would soon follow with an announcement of their own. Kevin Fiege has talked about why Marvel doesn’t have one planned.. yet. Rumors though persist and one leading contender for fans and the Internet is Captain Marvel. Now there’s some interesting news that most fans wouldn’t even know about unless they tracked comic book sales and series cancellations. (more…)

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