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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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It seems that Paul Feig’s live action Ghostbusters reboot was just the first step in building a franchise. An animated movie is currently in development by Sony Pictures Animation as well, with the added expertise of Clash of Clans commercial director Fletcher Moules. Along with a second live action film already in development starring Channing Tatum and directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War), Sony has even gone as far as to gather original Ghostbusters Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd to lead a creative collective called Ghost Corps. The goal of the Corps seems to be the creation of a cinematic universe. (more…)

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Zack Snyder‘s Justice League has found its Police Commissioner Gordon in Oscar winner J.K. Simmons. Having already played J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man movies, this screenplay (written by Chris Terrio) shouldn’t feel like unfamiliar territory. Produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, Warner Bros. plans to release the film in two parts, with Justice League: Part One starting to shoot mid-April. After the former’s slated November 17, 2017 release, Part Two will arrive in theaters June 14, 2019. (more…)

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Is it really that shocking that the folks over at Game of Thrones would make an unprecedented move? HBO has announced that no advanced screeners will be going out to any press outlets during season 6 of GOT. It’s a move sometimes pulled by film studios expecting poor critic reviews, but in the realm of major tv series, this is a first.  Especially after the first 4 episodes of GOT‘s season 5 found its way to torrent sites last year, it’s understandable that HBO would amp up their security measures. Plus, with all of the loose ends we were left with last season (mainly the fate of Jon Snow), it would be a shame if any plot points were spoiled. (more…)

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While there weren’t too many things that went right in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a case could absolutely be made that Liev Schreiber‘s portrayal of Victor Creed (aka Sabertooth) was one of the things that did.  Word until now of whether Schrieber would be reprising the role in the upcoming Wolverine film had been restricted to mere rumors and wishes, but the actor spoke up on the possibility last night at the Oscars.  Here’s what he shared with MTV News: (more…)

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Some fans are a little worried about spoilers going into this season of Game of Thrones; and understandably so.  The HBO series has surpassed the events of the most recently released installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series: aka, their source material.  George R.R. Martin, author of the series, assures fans that there will be some events in the book that will be virtually impossible for the show to spoil. (more…)

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If Fox’s plans for the final Wolverine movie prove to be true, Wolvie may finally be free to cause some unrestrained havoc thanks to an R rating.  Last year’s teaser image for the film, featured at San Deigo Comic-Con, gave us our first hopeful hint that Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold were headed in this direction; showcasing Wolverine with his middle claw extended in a pretty specific gesture.  THR had inside sources spill that Wolverine 3 had been set for an R rating since the beginning, due to the language and violence in Michael Green’s script.  Deadpool‘s R-rated box office domination, they say, was not taken into consideration as a deciding factor. (more…)

DC Comic’s ‘Powerless’ Picks Up Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens is no newcomer to super-hero themed roles (she appeared in Sucker Punch- directed by Man of Steel, Watchmen and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder, and Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills). NBC’s Powerless will provide her with her first foray into being a bad-ass on the small screen. The half-hour comedy series is based on the world of DC comics, but with a twist. It’s set at an insurance company, where the “powerless” office workers cater to those that have damaged or destroyed property due to superhero battles. (more…)

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Bold Films, the production company known for compelling movies like Nightcrawler and Whiplash, is taking a step in the superhero direction.  They’ve picked up a drama written by Bragi F. Schut titled Samaritan, which they hope to produce and finance- with the help of Michel Litvak and Jon Oakes as producers and Gary Michael Walters as executive producer.  It’s unknown as to when production will begin; Bold is also in the prepping stages of production for Stronger, a film about the Boston Marathon bombing starring Jake Gyllenhaal.  Schut also has a project in development: a screenplay for a period horror film titled The Last Voyage of the Demeter. (more…)

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Let’s be honest: would anyone really expect Deadpool to play by the rules?  Deadpool annihilated the box offices this past weekend, raking in over $135 million and surpassing records left and right.  The film is also, like many in the comic book-based genre, riddled with Easter eggs and subtle winks and nods for true fans to find.  One wink, however, may not be returned; as screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick featured a Marvel-owned character without permission from Marvel Studios or Disney.  That could be one big no-no. (more…)