Nicole Canovas

  • Profile: Nicole Canovas is a very tiny 28 year old and a professional answerer of the question “What grade are you in?” She is very passionate about comics, movies, and video games, and is not ashamed to devote a whole day (or sometimes several) to any of the aforementioned pursuits. Along with writing for Nerd Bastards, Nicole is an artist under the name “Feral Doe”, and you can check out her work by following her on Twitter and/or Instagram, both under the name @feraldoe. She’s always up for new reading suggestions or a good debate or discussion on what her mother lovingly refers to as “all that nerd stuff you like.”

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Elliott of ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Photo Reveal


It’s been a good 40 years since we first saw Elliott of the 1977 film Pete’s Dragon, but true fans will remember how he had “The head of a camel, the neck of a crocodile,” and that “He’s both a fish and a mammal.”  According to the teaser trailer released last year, however, Elliott is looking a little different these days.  Largely CGI, the new and improved Elliott will be covered in fur and, from the looks of the promo image, walking on all fours.  The overall effect seems more like a lion or a tiger than a dragon, but there are a lot more complex components to this creature. (more…)


It’s 2016 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is only just now developing its first female-lead superhero movie? Well, it’s better late than never, and Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, is a strong place to start.  Amping up the girl-power factor of the film, Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman and Inside Out co-writer Meg LeFauve are set to start the script for Captain Marvel, which should arrive in theaters in 2019. So the next question is, who will take on the directorial duties of this thing, and who will star in it? (more…)


Initially, not even Arrow insiders were sure who would be in the ominous “Mystery Grave” glimpsed at the end of the Season 4 premiere. With the tell-tale episode “Eleven Fifty-Nine,” written by executive producer Marc Guggenheim and Keto Shimizu mere hours from airing, it’s safe to say they know who’s in the ground by now. Unfortunately, thanks to some paparazzi snaps, fans might already know who it is as well.  We’ll give you the full story- but none of the spoiler pictures!  You can choose what you do with the info.  We trust you.  Kind of. (more…)


Waiting for April Fools Day to pull a prank is an amateur move for a God of Mischief such as Loki. Tom Hiddleston, who plays the aforementioned MCU villain (and sometimes reluctant good guy), paid a surprise visit to Fox 32 in the Chicago area on Thursday, the day before shenanigans are to be expected, to deliver the weather report. Meteorologist Mike Caplan felt it was only natural that, as the brother of Thor, The God of Thunder, Loki should shed some light on the storms happening in the Midwest. (more…)


From the footage that’s been released, director Jon Favreau’s adaptation of Disney’s The Jungle Book, which hits theaters in a few weeks, is taking the original story of home, family and belonging to a whole new level. Favreau has stated in the “Legacy Featurette” video included later in this post that, as a huge fan of the original film (based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling), he didn’t want to do a re-telling without a reason behind it. The intent this time around is to utilize today’s technology to provide the story with “photo-real animal animation” that will fully immerse viewers into Mowgli’s world. (more…)


We’ve learned about the dynamics behind Daenerys’ dragons, and now we’re getting a closer look at the workings of a White Walker.  To be more specific, Game of ThronesYoutube channel uploaded a behind the scenes video of the making of the prostheses for the show.  The pieces aren’t only used exclusively on White Walkers, but it seems they undergo the most prosthetic-wise.  And after watching the video, you may notice that it looks almost as painstaking to stay in that getup all day as it looks to create it!  Prosthetic Designer for Game of Thrones Barrie Gower narrates the short video, which clocks in at just under 4 minutes.  He explains the artistic process behind creating the prostheses, from getting the briefing of a character, to creating a design concept that’s practical enough to be worn all day. (more…)


A new trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War has just been released by Universal Pictures, and while Chris Hemsworth plays the title character, it’s Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna that steals the show. Emily Blunt also strikes a fierce image as Ravenna’s sister, Freya, though it’s hard not to view her as Elsa from Frozen come to life. Jessica Chastain rounds out the main cast, playing Sara, a fellow warrior of the Huntsman with whom he takes up a taboo relationship; enraging the Queen.  Not something you generally want to do! (more…)


While Harrison Ford may have stumbled into the role of Han Solo, the casting of the young Solo in the Star Wars spin-off film will not be left to luck. From a pool of actors that sources tell THR originally numbered over 2,500, Disney recently made the cut from ten down to three. Two notable names that didn’t pass the screen or costume test portion were Miles Teller (Fantastic Four, Whiplash) and Ansel Elgort (Divergent franchise). (more…)


When word first started going around that Carrie Fisher‘s daughter, Billie Lourd, would appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first conclusion that was jumped to was that she would portray a younger version of Fischer’s character Princess Leia.  Lourd was quick to squash those rumors, and the movie revealed her role to be that of  young Lieutenant Connix, who serves the resistance under the leadership of General Leia.  Lourd only had one speaking line the whole movie, but she says that won’t be the case the next time around when she returns as Lieutenant Connix for Star Wars: Episode VIII. (more…)


Marvel is doing something really amazing to help support the dreams of the female Tony Starks and Bruce Banners of the world. Also supported by the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange, a challenge has been issued to female students ages 15 to 18, and in grades 10 to 12th, to submit videos of ideas the applicants feel could be world-changing. Titled the “Girls Reforming the Future Challenge”, it’s aimed at girls interested in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math.  In the introductory video, posted below, Captain America: Civil War stars Emily VanCamp and Elizabeth Olsen explain the initiative, “for girls just like you to explore your inner potential to reform the future with positive world change through STEM.”