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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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The Teen Titans are no strangers to television, but Warner Bros. Home Entertainment‘s next movie, Justice League vs. Team Titans, will be the team’s very first DC Universe original movie series from Warner Bros. and DC Comics!  The story centers around Robin working with the Titans after his destructive behavior badly botches a Justice League mission. Demon villain Trigon possesses the Justice League, forcing the Titans to step it up in an effort to thwart Trigon’s plans of world conquest.  Director Sam Liu and supervising producer James Tucker have stocked the voice cast with some major talent, as you’ll see below.   (more…)

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First we were told we’d be getting to see The Punisher as a supporting character (played by Jon Bernthal) in Daredevil‘s second season, premiering Friday, March 18th. Then, rumors started swirling that Netflix and Marvel were interested in pursuing a standalone series based on the troubled comic book character. According to TV Line, not only is the rumor true, but developments on the series are now underway at Marvel! (more…)

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Guillermo del Toro has just signed on to develop and possibly direct a very dark project. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, to be exact; the classic children’s books written by Alvin Schwartz that were nightmare on their own, but being paired with illustrations by Stephen Gammell made them mildly horrifying. Three Scary Stories books were published by Shwartz between 1981 and 1991, each composed of short horror stories influenced by urban legends and folklore. The series is easily one of the most challenged and banned books in schools, and yet over 7 million copies have been sold to date. Del Torro himself was probably responsible for some of those sales. (more…)

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After the latest film opened six years ago to the worst box office numbers and worst reviews of the Chronicles of Narnia series, a franchise re-boot doesn’t sound like too bad of an idea. Rumor had it back in 2011 that Walden Media had an adaptation of The Magician’s Nephew in the works, but nothing ever came to fruition. 2013 brought us news via press release that The Silver Chair would be next up for film treatment, but there had been no news of any progress since- until now. Producer Mike Gordon spoke to Collider about the reboot; specifically what to (and what NOT to) expect. (more…)

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Will The Collector be coming back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Despite a social media comment made by co-star Zoe Saldana to the portray-er of The Collector, Benicio Del Toro, last fall that included “I’ll see you on Guardians!”, the future of some of the supporting characters seems a little less certain than that of their core counterparts. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel will of course be returning, as will Michael Rooker, who played Yondu, and Karen Gillan, who played Nebula. Situations for Lee Pace, who played Ronan, and Del Toro, are not as certain. (more…)

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Widely regarded as the definitive origin story of The Joker, Batman: The Killing Joke is as about as intense as one-shot graphic novels get. When it comes to the animated adaptation, however, it seems to come up a bit lacking. Lead animator on the project, Bruce Timm, revealed in an interview with Comicbook.com that supplemental plot elements will be added to flesh the story out into a more film-appropriate format. Read on for more details about the project and the video of Timm’s interview. (more…)

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It only makes sense that fans as passionate as those of the Star Wars franchise will run through the newest installment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a fine-toothed comb to find criticisms. The most common critique for the film so far has been that it’s structured to similarly to A New Hope, and features too many nods, homages, and borrowed content. Director J.J. Abrams has obviously heard of this, and explained his reasoning recently on the THR Awards Chatter podcast.  Here’s what he had to say: (more…)

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It’s no secret that Adam Sandler‘s movies tend to fall into one of two piles for people- absolutely love, or absolutely hate. With the ups (Grown Ups 2), downs (That’s My Boy), and in-betweens (Pixels and Blended) of the actor’s recent releases, it was anyone’s guess how The Ridiculous 6 would fare when it was released- available only through Netflix. The streaming service is proud to announce, however, that less than a month after adding the Western comedy to its selection of films, The Ridiculous 6 has already earned the title of the most watched movie on Netflix. Ever! (more…)

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One tweet. Five words. “Pocket Mortys. Mobile. January 14th.”. That’s how the news broke about Adult Swim‘s new Pokemon-style game featuring the titular characters from Rick and Morty. For anyone planning on grabbing the free mobile game for iOSand Android devices, get set for what will surely be a sci-fi infused, foul language filled romp as Rick, who must battle with and collect different Mortys from across the multiverse.The game’s voice work will be handled by the show’s co-creator Dan Harmon, while fellow co-creator and avid gaming enthusiast Justin Roiland is currently working on his own unrelated mobile game for the HTC Vive. (more…)

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With the theatrical release of Captain America: Civil War on May 6th at the helm, Marvel’s highly anticipated Phase Three lineup is about ready to kick things off. Along with all the press Chris Evans (who plays Captain America) has been doing, there’s also been a slew of Cap’n propaganda being released. A photo from the movie featuring Cap and his team: Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) has surfaced, as well as photos of Marvel’s new MiniMates. Hablemos des Marvel has given us some prime promo posters, and ABC will be airing a special at 8 PM ET on Tuesday, January 9th entitled Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years; in celebration of Cap’s 75th Anniversary. That would seem to be a pretty great time to premiere the second trailer for the movie, no? (more…)