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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The first trailer for Captain America: Civil War hit the Internet a couple of days ago thanks to Jimmy Kimmel Live and it is a wonderful, almost joyous look at what’s going on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s no big alien cloud threatening the world, it’s just what we’re willing and eager to do to one another regardless of the consequences. That means this movie is a lot more about characters and their motivations, but don’t worry, just like the trailer showed us, there will be plenty of fighting action. The Russo brothers are the creative force behind the camera on Captain America: Civil War and they talked with Empire about the movie, deconstructing the main plot lines. (more…)


I’m surprised it took this long for Screen Junkies Honest Trailers to take a crack at Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four. Well, rightfully we should call it Fox‘s Fantastic Four. Trank opted out of taking any credit for this movie once it hit theater screens. Now this may seem like beating a dead horse, we’ve all taken a swing at this movie at some point, but some people need that negative reinforcement to actually learn anything. Yeah, I’m looking at you, you meddling-can’t-leave-well-enough-alone Fox Executives. (more…)


The second DC Comics spin-offs from the CW‘s successful Arrow is coming to television and we’ve got a new trailer to prove it. Producer Greg Berlanti is once again expanding the CW’s superhero lineup with Legends of Tomorrow, the first of the CW’s lineup to feature a superhero team that includes Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Firestorm, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Brandon Routh as the Atom, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave, Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl, Falk Hentschel as Hawkman, and Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter. Check it out after the jump. (more…)


Hollywood Marketing Departments certainly love a good movie contest, hoping to raise awareness and spark some fan interaction across the Internet. This time around War For The Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves and motion capture star Andy Serkis want to see your best impersonation of an ape. What’s the prize up for grabs? A part in War For The Planet Of The Apes as one of Caesar’s apes of course! (more…)


This Vin Diesel guy must be contracting out his sleep because I don’t know how else he has the time to do everything he’s got going on lately. Diesel is taking another run at a Triple X movie in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage , there’s the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, the Fast & Furious sequel, and on top of that, he’s helping to launch a new television division for One Race Films‘ production company called MERC CITY which will look into the lives of the Mercenaries in the Riddick Universe. The man is flat-out busy. (more…)


Gillian Anderson doesn’t have much to say in this new The X-Files teaser, but she sure has a lot to show us. In true X-Files style Anderson gives us a ton of information so quickly that it’s hard to make sense of it. Luckily for us, the rest of the Internet loves a good puzzle and spent the time picking out each individual image so we can speculate on what the hell is going on in this X-Files revival. (more…)


After Christopher Nolan nailed it both financially and critically with Batman Begins in 2005, Warner Brothers started looking to expand that success and make more superhero movies based on the DC comic book stable. George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) was brought in to put together a team superhero movie, Justice League: Mortal. Well, since you’ve never seen Justice League: Mortal something, or combination of things happened, and the whole thing fell through, never to be made. The production had already done some interesting casting that featured Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Martian Manhunter, the Flash, and others. Thanks to photographer Mark Rogers, now we’ve got a look at what George Miller’s Wonder Woman would have looked like. How does it stack up against Zach Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman? (more…)

Mark Hamill Has Secrets Man… Deep Dark Secrets

If you think Mark Hamill might drop a hint or let some Star Wars: The Force Awakens tid-bit before the December 18th premiere, you can forget it. The man is tight-lipped for a very good reason, the dreaded NDA (None Disclosure Agreement), and once again in true Hollywood style, it’s all about the Benjamins. (more…)