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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Is Robert Downey Jr. Set to Co-Star in ‘Captain America 3’?

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


Word swept the Internet late last night that Robert Downey Jr. is in almost completed talks to join the cast of Captain America 3. This isn’t a cameo or flyby appearance, Captain America 3 is believed to be based on the Marvel Comics event Civil War which pitted Captain America against Iron Man over the Superhero Registration Act requiring all those with powers to register with the government. Looking at it from a fan’s perspective you’d think this would be a slam dunk, but apparently, not everyone at Marvel thinks RDJ should have such a large role in Captain America 3. (more…)

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Hippolyta Can Put Away That Clay – Wonder Woman in ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ of ‘Demigod’ Origin

- 10-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


When her appearance was first announced most fans were worried more about who would be cast to play the Amazon princess. Now that most have decided to give Gal Godat a shot, their attention should naturally turn toward how her origin story would turn out on the big screen. With an already bursting at the seams amount of additional characters being shoved into the Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, would there be room to tell any origins at all? (more…)

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Just How Much Was That Jack Kirby/Marvel Settlement?

- 10-13-14Comics Posted by Mark Poynter


While DC and Warner Bros. “won” their legal battle with the Joseph Shuster estate when the Supreme Court denied the review concerning the rights to Superman, Disney and Marvel worked out a quiet settlement with the Jack Kirby estate. The details of that settlement were kept private, until now.


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Has Dave Bautista Joined the Infamous Ranks of ‘James Bond’s Evil Henchmen?

- 10-13-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Dave Bautista‘s star continues to burn brightly. He’s just come off a well received performance as Drax the Destroyer in James Gunn‘s incredibly successful Guardians of the Galaxy and now word about the Internet water cooler is that Bautista is up for another fantastically villainous role in the upcoming James Bond film by director Sam Mendes. (more…)

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That ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel? Maybe Don’t Hold Your Breath

- 10-13-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Late last week Variety posted some details about Billy Crystal‘s new project Which Witch with a tiny blurb towards the end that said the Jim Henson Company was also working on a Labyrinth sequel. The Internet blew up as the Internet tends to do with these type of stories. Hell, we were pretty damn excited to see that news too. Over the weekend Entertainment Weekly reached out tho their sources and got a different story. (more…)

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Nerd Bastards’ Own Luke Gallagher Appears on Tonight’s ‘Comic Book Men’

- 10-12-14Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Mark Poynter


Tonight features the return of the only two surviving scripted reality television shows in AMC‘s lineup. AMC canceled all the rest and only The Talking Dead and Comic Book Men survived the brutal slashing. It probably helps that both shows follow the incredibly popular The Walking Dead which generally shatters viewing number records every year. Tonight’s episode of Comic Book Men takes on even more Nerd Bastards significance with the appearance of Nerd Bastards’ Head-NB-In-Charge Luke Gallagher. How and what the hell is he doing on Comic Book Men tonight? (more…)

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Sony TV’s NSFW ‘Powers’ Trailer: Looks Like They Got It Right This Time

- 10-11-14Comics, TV, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter

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FX couldn’t bring it, but Sony TV has gotten Brian BendisPowers through Pilot production to series. Right off the bat we’re gonna warn you that there’s strong language in this trailer. Definitely not safe for work, or in front of small children. What this trailer does show is that Sony TV has an interesting look at Super Powers and the police that must try to… police them in Powers. (more…)

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‘Archer’ Quietly Drops ISIS Spy Organization Name From Show

- 10-11-14Cartoons, TV Posted by Mark Poynter
It was done so quietly in the sixth season premiere that some fans didn’t even notice two guys pulling down and rolling away the large circular blue ISIS sign. Archer and company, for the past five years have been working for ISIS, International Secret Intelligence Service. In light of recent world events in the middle east it’s easy to see why the creator of Archer, Adam Reed and the show’s producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis decided to make this change to the show.


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‘The Lego Movie’ Batman Spins Off into His Own Movie!

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


While he may only “work in black and sometimes very, very dark grey,” the powers that be over at Warner Bros. want to capitalize on the Lego Batman’s incredible popularity in the LEGO Movie. Everyone loved that crazy guy, and not in the gritty, dark as all get out Batman we’ve known in comics and the big screen. It was more like Adam West and Christian Bale had a love child that sounded a hell of a lot like Will Arnett. Wanna know more details? (more…)

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Hide Your Babies! Jim Henson Company Working on ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel!

- 10-10-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Just when you thought it was safe to let your baby brother take a nap, news has come out that the Goblin King will be back on the big screen! That’s right, Labyrinth is getting a sequel from the only people in the world that could do it justice, the Jim Henson Company. Variety buried this golden sequel nugget at the bottom of an announcement concerning Billy Crystal‘s involvement in another Henson project, Which Witch. (more…)

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