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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‘Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie’ Gets a New Poster and Trailer

- 04-11-14Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


If you weren’t lucky enough, or live close enough, to score a ticket to the limited theatrical tour of Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, don’t give up hope. You can check it out on demand starting May 6th. We’ve got a new movie poster and trailer to celebrate this event. (more…)

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Roundup: New Featurette & Mystique Solo Movie Plans

- 04-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


There’s plenty a foot on the Internet for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past. We’ve got a new featurette narrated by Singer and some rumors about a possible stand alone Mystique movie with the uber-popular Jennifer Lawrence. (more…)

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Cousins Mark & Brian Gunn to Script ‘Timecop’ Reboot

- 04-10-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Jean-Claude Van Damme‘s Timecop is getting a reboot. I’ll just let that sink in for a minute………………… HOLY CRAP, TIMECOP IS GETTING A REBOOT!!! (more…)

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10 New Production Stills From ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

- 04-09-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


There’s a new batch of stills from Matt ReevesDawn of the Planet of the Apes making the Internet rounds. We get a good look at the ape and human characters and some scenes like the one above that I can’t wait to see. Notice all those bullets on top of those burlap bags? (more…)

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Danny Woodburn Not Happy Being Replaced by Tony Shaloub as Splinter’s Voice

- 04-09-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter
Last week, Danny Woodburn, who is best known for his roles in Seinfeld and Watchmen, was shocked to learn that he had been replaced as the voice of ‘Master Splinter’ in the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He isn’t taking the news lying down, and has responded, “my legal team is looking into it.” While it sounds interesting, it doesn’t seem as though the actor has a leg to stand on. That’s according to a source for Deadline’s Mike Fleming  who said, “the actors were only guaranteed to physically perform the roles in costume.”

Danny Splinter

The one burning question I wanted answered last week when the news broke that Johnny Knoxville and Tony Schaloub would be taking over as the voices of Leonardo and Splinter in Michael Bay‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot was, “Did the actors, Pete Plozek and Danny Woodburn, know they would only be doing the physical performance?” Now we know. (more…)

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ Script Gets Re-Write by Cooper & Collage

- 04-08-14Film, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter


Fox‘s Assassin’s Creed adaptation is seems to be going through the script writing version of musical chairs. Like a lot of other movies, Assassin’s Creed is bouncing from one re-write to the next, while that 2015 release date looms closer and closer. This time the script writing team of Adam Cooper and Bill Collage are taking a crack at Ubisoft‘s video game franchise. (more…)

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Roundup: Updated Trailer with Additional Footage, Saldana & Gillan Face Off

- 04-08-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


The marketing for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy should start hitting its stride in the next couple of weeks as the August 1st premiere date creeps closer and closer. This time around we’ve got an updated trailer with some new footage of Chris Pratt‘s Starlord in action and a rehearsal still from Gunn’s Instagram account. (more…)

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Nathan Fillion Teases ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Credits Cameo

- 04-07-14Comics, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


Just when you thought he was out…they drag him back in! Nathan Fillion has been a go-to fan favorite when anyone speculates about casting in Marvel or DC movies. He was considered by the Internet as the shoe in choice for Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man and was a top five likely for Green Lantern before Ryan Reynolds got the role. Now he’s hinting that he may finally have a Marvel comic book movie role. (more…)

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Matt Gerald Joins Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ to Fill Villainous Role

- 04-07-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

With Marvel and director Edgar Wright keeping the actual Ant-Man character details, even so far as some supporting character names under lock and key, they continue to add cast members. The latest is Matt Gerald (G.I.Joe: Retaliation, Avatar), who reportedly will play one of the movies bad guys. (more…)

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Karl Urban Gives ‘Dredd’ Message of Sequel Hope

- 04-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Karl Urban has a message of hope for Dredd fans everywhere. Don’t give up hope, there could be a sequel to Alex Garland‘s Dredd. Find out how you can help after the jump. (more…)

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