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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Wonder Woman continued to bring in the box office dollars over the weekend and passed Deadpool to join the top ten highest grossing superhero movies in the United States. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) of course broke the 5th wall, that’s the one dividing Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes to acknowledge the success of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman with a witty tweet. (more…)

If you’ve enjoyed Matt Faction‘s run on Hawkeye then you’re very familiar with Faction’s take on how much Hawkeye gets banged around and beat up while trying to go about his daily routine. (If you haven’t read that series you should.) In a life mirroring art moment, Jeremy Renner fractured his right elbow and left wrist during a stunt while filming Avengers: Infinity War. Check out his Instagram post below. (more…)

Fans have been wondering what role Jennifer Connelly would play in Spider-Man: Homecoming since her casting was announced, but there was little to go on as only her character name was listed. Now the cat is out of the bag as the movie hits theater screens and unless you want to keep this little nugget spoiler free until you see Spider-Man: Homecoming, don’t click-through. Those of you that don’t give a fig, check out how cool that unknown role actually is below.



Netflix Releases New ‘Death Note’ Trailer

The Netflix adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba (Writer) and Takeshi Obata‘s (Illustrator) incredibly popular manga Death Note continues amist the white washing controversy with a second trailer that explores more of the series plot and characters. Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) heads up the series that stars Nat Wolfe as Light Turner and William Dafoe as the Death God Ryuk. Check it out below.

Dear Internet, James Gunn is not and is not planning to shoot a Howard the Duck movie. No matter how much we all wish he would. Today’s story is just another “Hey the Internet says…” type of story that started with a simple tweet, that lead to a bunch of tweets, that lead to a couple of James Gunn tweets. Follow the bread crumb trail of tweets below. (more…)

Marvel‘s new television series Inhumans now has an official premiere date and a nice new poster to celebrate. Inhumans will begin airing on ABC Friday September 29th at 9PM EST. If you feel you just can’t wait until then don’t worry, Marvel will be screening the first two episodes during an exclusive two week IMAX event begining September 1st. Both the pilot and second episode were shot with IMAX equipment to start off the Marvel royal series with a bang. Check out the new poster below. (more…)

After the abrupt departure of the directing team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were ousted after four and a half months of shooting by Lucasfilm over creative and tonal differences on set for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, Ron Howard was high on everyone’s list of replacements. Word around the Internet is that Howard will be confirmed as director today. (more…)

Is there a message in this second Game Of Thrones season seven trailer… a dire prediction? Of course there is! There are at least three huge armies roaming the seven kingdoms as the White Walkers look south and Winter settles in across the land. Can those factions unite to face the true enemy or will the undead claim the field after defeating the last army standing? July 16th can’t get here fast enough! (more…)