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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Gary Sinise & Others Join Even MOAR ‘Suicide Squad’ Casting Rumors

- 01-23-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Is it just me or is the casting of Suicide Squad starting to look like a revolving door of speculation on top of whispered rumors? Every time I turn around there’s a new story out about this actor or that actress. If three or more aren’t reading for the same unspecified role then two others are rumored to be leaving the cast. It’s a madhouse I tell you, a madhouse! So click on through to the Suicide Squad Casting Wing of Arkham Asylum and find out what all the crazies are yelling about. (more…)

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Marvel In Early Talks With Chiwetel Ejiofor For ‘Doctor Strange’ Role

- 01-22-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Word is making the Internet rounds that Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Serenity) is currently in early talks with Marvel for a role in Doctor Strange. Marvel has already locked up Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role. What role might the Oscar nominated actor be playing? Let’s speculate… I do so love to speculate.


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CBS ‘Supergirl’ Series Has Officially Cast The Lead Role

- 01-22-15Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Everyone has been speculating, but CBS has finally come out and officially announced the casting of Supergirl. Melissa Benoist (Glee, Whiplash) will come crashing to Earth with incredible powers. Some of you might be asking why a brunette was cast, but don’t worry, Miss Benoist has already taken care of that, and we’ve got the photographic evidence to prove it. (more…)

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’s Oscar Isaac Talks Apocalyptic Costume

- 01-22-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Things are happening in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse production. We recently found out that Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen won’t be back, and now word around the Internet is that Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood, The Bourne Legacy), who’ll be playing En Sabah Nur, or Apocalypse as X-Men comics fan know him, is gearing up for some costume fittings and special effects pre-production. (more…)

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Captain America & Star Lord Start Their Own Superbowl Civil War

- 01-22-15Comics, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


After the dust settled from the NFL playoff games over the weekend, Seattle Seahawks super-fan Chris Pratt (Parks & Rec, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Patriots super-fan Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger, Snow Piercer) started up some Twitter banter which quickly lead to an all out Superbowl Super Hero Civil War! It’s on y’all, and to the victor belongs the spoils. What could these two Hollywood Super Heroes be wagering? (more…)

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Watch Mark Millar Dance the ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Dance

- 01-21-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


You’d think that the man FOX put in charge of their comic book movies might have some things to say about Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot, but you’d be wrong. Last week Matthew Vaughn tried to reassure fans that the movie was in good hands and that he liked what he has seen. Millar on the other hand, dances around the subject like Fred Astaire’s electronic ghost in a vacuum cleaner ad. Why would he do that? Because he hasn’t even seen it yet. (more…)

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‘Fables’ Feature Film Grabs A Kick-Ass-First-Class Screen Writer

- 01-20-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


We haven’t heard much about the Fables movie since it was announced almost two years ago. Fans of Bill Willingham‘s Vertigo series were ecstatic, and we were too, but then it seemed to just fade away. Just like some of your favorite fairy tale memories fade with time. Well we might be hearing more soon because the project is finally moving forward with an additional screen writer assigned to turn Willingham’s comic book masterpiece into a workable big screen script. Who’s been tagged with the writing chore? We’ve given you a hint in the title… (more…)

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Proof That Stan Lee Will Cameo Anything, Anytime, Anywhere

- 01-20-15Comics, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


Stan Lee is the Where’s Waldo of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I personally can’t settle down at a Marvel movie screening until I see Stan “The Man”Lee’s smiling face flash across the big screen. Now we’ve got proof that Stan will cameo anything, anywhere, at anytime. (more…)

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Stewart & McKellen Won’t Be Back For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

- 01-19-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


All indications are pointing toward X-Men: Days of Future Past being the last time we’ll get the thrill of seeing Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen‘s Professor Xavier and Magneto. If the story line from the last movie wiping their existence in favor of the younger versions then perhaps Patrick Stewart’s own words are the final nail in their character’s coffins. (more…)

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Danny Devito Weighs In On ‘Gotham’s Penguin

- 01-19-15Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia returned to television last week for its tenth season and star Danny Devito was making the publicity rounds at the Television Critics Association Winter Tour to promote the show. Access Hollywood attended and asked Devito the question a lot of us were wondering about, “What’s he think of the new Penguin (Robin Taylor) on Gotham?” (more…)

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