Since no one can wait another 5 weeks until Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel finally hits the big screen, the folks at marketing have decided to ply us with more footage. You may feel like you already know half the story considering all the trailers, TV spots, pictures and spoilers that have been circulating the great landscape of the Internet, but if not then check out some more. Here is the latest UK TV spot for Man of Steel, complete with multiple explosions and 50% more epicness:
Feel free to check out the actual film in its entirety when it releases on June 14th.
05-10-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
A recent Deadline article floated the possibility that Robert Downey Jr. may not be the only person getting a big payday from the upcoming The Avengers 2. Writer/director Joss Whedon, whom many credit at least a portion of the film’s success too, is supposedly going to make somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million for the project. Not bad for the man that used to make his bread and butter at the WB.
But not so fast, says Whedon, I’m rich, but I’m not that rich. He went on his blog, Whedonesque, to explain:
I was going to let it slide, but I’ve got this sour taste in my mouth. (Mmmm, lemonade!). Some facts are not facts. I’m not going to go into the whole thing, but jeepers, I’m not getting $100 mil on Avengers 2. If I were, I would come on this site and laugh and laugh and laugh. I’m not making Downey money. I’m making A LOT, which is exciting. I’m not pretending to be a poor farmer, an Everyman, an ANYman. But that number is nuts. A few other things about me that have been “reported” that people should take with a grain of salt:
That I throw wild Hollywood parties where everyone is naked and dancing and wild and I remember to serve enough snacks.
That I can get a movie greenlit by sighing and staring into the middle distance.
That I ate a unicorn and made it winter for three years.
That I “can write.”
Well, that’s a load off. Sorry to get so personal — the whole thing’s a bit tawdry. But honestly, it bugged me. I’m off for a nice juicy steak. There’s a place downtown that does it with rosemary butter, it tastes just like unico — like a steak.
Now you’ll notice that Whedon clarified that he’s not “getting $100 mil on Avengers 2,” when in actuality Deadline reported that Whedon’s services for that pay check included writing and directing Avengers 2, consulting on the wide field of Marvel movie projects, and developing and executive producing the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series for ABC. That’s still a lot of scratch, but if it’s more multiple projects over three years, then it seems to make (a little) more sense. Either way, Whedon’s a rich man who even FOX would be hard pressed to treat like $#!% anymore. Way to go, Joss!
Now, Super Hero Hype is hearing murmurings Marvel already has an actress in mind for Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. They report,
Although Joss is still writing and probably not ready to send anything out to actors, for the two roles, they’re generally looking for actors in their 20s and we’ve heard word that the “prototype” for their Scarlet Witch is none other than Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. Except something to note is that they’re going “British” for the role rather than trying to have actors playing Eastern Europeans.
Ah yes, the grand Hollywood tradition of casting British actors anytime you need someone foreign. Just look at Sir Ben Kingsley, the man’s made quite the impressive career playing non-whites. Anyway, the mention of Saoirse Ronan is hinting more towards what type of actress they have in mind, rather than seeking her directly.
Still, I like how they’re thinking and I believe an actress like Ronan would be a good choice. Sure, it’d be nice if they actually sought out an Eastern European actress for the role, but I know not to get my hopes up. What do you think of the direction they’re taking with the role?
In case you have been worried about that fact that those in China got to see a longer version of Iron Man 3 than you, put those cares to rest. As it turns out, the execs in charge have decided that we in the West shall also be graced with the extra footage, albeit sometime in the vague future. They’re taking the cut scenes from the Chinese Iron Man 3 and putting them together in a short film. And – bonus! – they’ll be putting in some other cut footage as well, footage that not even China has been witness to.
Tentatively titled The Prologue, this short film is supposed to show some more back-story for Dr. Wu along with all the other stuff that didn’t make the cut. From what I’ve heard, it’s mostly forgettable, though you never know what other footage they might find lying around that they’ll cram into the film at the last minute to make it even cooler. So cross your fingers.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on the how and when of it. So we may all end up having to wait for a Blu-ray release to see any of it. Whatta scam, you greedy bastards!
After much internal struggle, I have decided to come clean with all of our loyal Nerd Readers. We here at Nerd Bastards are secretly aligned with Michael Bay and have dedicated our souls to helping him destroy both your mind and childhood via spreading the disease that is the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. In what we and Bay refer to as “Stage 4”, we’re circulating some more TMNT set pics. This time around, you can see the actors who play the titular turtles all gussied up in their motion-capture suits, along with what appear to be a few of Shredder’s Foot Soldiers. Check it all out below.
And now, you will forget everything I have said while still retaining those images in your mind. Continue your life as normal and don’t forget to buy tickets to Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when it arrives on June 6th, 2014.
Ever since filming began, Bryan Singer has been hard at work tweeting pictures of his new X-Men: Days of Future Past. We’ve been graced with pictures of all sorts of folks thus far, though a few still remain. Earlier today we here at Nerd Bastards sent you a pic of Hugh Jackman looking a little bit disheveled. Now, here’s one more pic, this time of young Professor X, AKA James McAvoy.
Seems like they got him all dressed up like a reject from a 90s grunge band. Either that or the singer of a successful modern-day indie band. But whatever… Stay tuned for even more pics as we feed them to you.
This is not, I repeat NOT, a viral video from ABC/Marvels highly anticipated Agents of SHIELD. No, that is not The Incredible Hulk causing destruction, captured from a distance. What you see here, is video Mrs Nerd Bastards took of me after gorging myself with Taco Bell (did you know they finally have cool ranch Dorito tacos?). Clearly, you wouldn’t like stomach when it’s angry.
Bathroom humor aside, this is indeed a viral teaser for the upcoming show. While ABC has not made an official announcement, they briefly (likely accidentally) published the video on their youtube page. It’s being take down left and right. Much like Hydra, however, cut off one head, and two more will grow in it’s place. Still, watch it before it’s gone.
here’s a second copy, just in case the first get’s pulled
What the hell is The Hulk doing in Agents of SHIELD? That’s a surprise, isn’t it? Does this mean A-List characters like The Hulk will be featured regularly? Or, is this just security footage; something you’d see on a monitor on the Hellicarrier bridge?
I’m sure this viral footage is just a small piece of what’s to come. If the marketing for Iron Man 3 is any indication, you can bet Marvel/ABC are gonna promote the hell out of this show. Cool viral shit like this pleas to my nerdy sensibilities, so I say “bring it!”.
The pilot was directed by Joss Whedon, co-written by Joss, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Clark Gregg reprises his role from the Marvel films as Phil Coulson, appearing alongside Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet and J. August Richards
This is it, the final stretch. Only two more episodes to go, and wow!, did “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” really set things in motion for next week’s finale. It’s almost as if this is the episode we’ve all be waiting for because, finally, all of Arrow‘s tangent plot lines are coming together. Things kicked off at breakneck speed with the Dark Archer, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) attacking Unidac Industries and killing every scientist who had anything to do with the seismic device “the undertaking” is using to destroy The Glades. And I was immediately struck by how distraught I’ll be when Barrowman’s villain meets his inevitable sticky end.
I’m guessing we’ll see his undoing this season, with Tommy (Colin Donnell) taking his place as head of Merlyn Global and The Hood’s arch-nemesis. I do hope I’m wrong, because bad guy Barrowman is too much fun to give up, but the police drawing a connection between the Dark Archer and Merlyn Global so quickly can’t be good sign. At least there’s plenty of promise Malcolm’s not going down without a fight.
Admit it, leaked set photos can be really lame. Often blurry and out of focus, band angles and long before the finishing touches that make movie magic happen. Spoilers in the truest definition of the word. What follows is definitely all that and more, and must be shared.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, purported to be taken on the Montreal set of X-Men: Days Of Future Past as found on the Russian fansite/shrine/stalker headquarters, Hughjackmania (careful how you type that URL.) They show Logan in a casual state of mind… like extra casual. Maybe he just ate a big meal? (more…)
This was inevitable. When a major animation house like Disney buys a company like Marvel it was only a matter of time before the two would work together on an animated film featuring Marvel characters. What they’ve chosen, though, wouldn’t have been my first guess. Expected for release on November 7th, 2014 is Big Hero 6, an animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios directed by Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh), who came across the comic by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau and pitched the idea to John Lasseter. It’ll follow a, “brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo.” Yes, San Fransokyo, a hybrid city, also a deviation from the original comic which was set in Tokyo.
Hall, speaking with the LA Times, talked about the creative freedom that comes from working with a relatively unknown property,
I was looking for something on the obscure side, something that would mesh well with what we do. The idea of a kid and a robot story with a strong brother element, it’s very Disney… Marvel properties take place in the real world. We were looking for something to do where we could make our own world — bring in the Japanese influences, have recognizable landmarks mashed up with a Japanese aesthetic.
Here’s a look at those, “recognizable landmarks mashed with a Japanese aesthetic,”
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