SDCC14: A New Documentary Reminds Us All That Burton’s ‘Superman Lives’ Was the Worst Idea Ever

- 07-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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Today at San Diego Comic-Con (is anything else happening in the world at the moment?), the first full-length trailer for Jon Schnepp’s documentary, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (the question’s rhetorical, obviously) debuted and has now been released online. One of the weirder “what if” films of all time, Schnepp’s documentary digs at the “whys” behind the collapse of Tim Burton and Kevin Smith‘s potential superhero shitstorm. (more…)

[UPDATE] Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Admits To DC Hero Role, Kinda

- 07-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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EDITORS NOTE: This story is an update from article posted on June 21st. Scroll down for UPDATE! (Above Image Courtesy of @RadioBastard)

With the recently hot topic of Marvel posting release dates of a plethora of future flicks, everybody forgets that Warner Brothers has 11 comic book movies also in development. Like that bald-headed stepchild its parents keep ditching at the mall, DC has a habit of getting lost in the Hollywood shuffle and struggles to get attention. Today, we got a new piece of news concerning Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his oft-reported plans of playing a superhero. No stranger to dropping hints, The Rock has a big mouth on Twitter and in interviews when it comes to donning tights on film. Problem is, he can almost never be trusted. But here he is again tossing clues like softballs about what seems like a done deal.  (more…)

SDCC14: Comic Legend Warren Ellis Jumps to TV, Night Mary and Five Ghosts Also Head to Television

- 07-24-14Comics, TV Posted by Leo Johnson

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It seems that comic-to-TV adaptations become more and more common, and now some of those involved with making the Walking Dead television show are teaming up with one of the best comic writers, Warren Ellis. In addition, even more comic properties seem to be headed to the small screen as Night Mary and Five Ghosts (pictured above) have been optioned.

Ellis, writer of such things as Iron Man: Extremis, Red, Transmetropolitan, and much, much more, has signed up with Walking Dead produced Gale Ann Hurd and Valhalla Entertainment to create an entirely new television project with Universal Cable Productions. No word on what it is yet, but this is Ellis’ first original venture into television, so it’ll be exciting to see what he comes up with. (more…)

[UPDATED] Ben Affleck In Bat-Suit & Jedi Man Of Steel – SDCC14: More Pics of the New ‘Dawn of Justice’ Batsuit

- 07-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The folks in charge of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have been pretty stingy when it comes to letting us see what’s going on behind the scenes. We’ve been teased with a picture of Ben Affleck, all dressed up in his Batman costume and standing next to the newest incarnation of the Batmobile, but other than that photos have been scarce. Well, nothing much has changed, but we do have a few pics coming out of San Diego Comic Con showing off the batsuit once more. Scroll down to check them out. (more…)

Josh Brolin IS Thanos, Far As Kevin Feige Is Concerned

- 07-24-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Guardians of the Galaxy baddie Thanos may not have the brand recognition of Marvel villains like, say: Doctor Doom, Red Skull, or Loki.

However, if Marvel Studios prez Kevin Feige‘s opinion has any merit, then Thanos easily measures up to his nefarious contemporaries–with actor Josh Brolin giving him life, that is.

Brolin did more than simply voice the supervillain–they also filmed him, as Feige recently explained in an interview with Collider:

We reached out to him and it was one of those things that does not happen all the time, but when it does it’s very nice, where he was totally intrigued. We ran it by [Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn] who loved it, ran it by [Joss Whedon] who loved it because Thanos is in this universe because of Avengers. Then we shot him and recorded for it. We wanted somebody to be more than just the voice. Josh did the performance as well.” 

More from Feige after the jump: (more…)

SDCC14: ‘Avengers 2′ Concept Art is Ultron-Fantastic

- 07-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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This is puzzling. I mean literally, not as in I’m confused about what’s happening here. As we hit the halfway point of Day 1 at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Marvel is slowly peeling away this excellent concept art image from Avengers: Age of Ultron. When fans assemble for the Marvel Studios panel on Saturday, there will likely be some kind of Avengers news in the form of a reveal or a teaser trailer, but in the meantime, you can enjoy this slow reveal of the coming fight against the sadistic robot Ultron. (more…)

Bonus Story Packs With Batman: Arkham Knight Pre-Order

- 07-24-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Videogames Posted by Aspry Jones

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This Fall, Batman will again be the talk outside of Gotham when his new Kevin Conroy-voiced game debuts. Yesterday, GameStop teased a playable story within Batman: Arkham Knight, but you have to pre-order the game in order to access it. Inside the tweet was a blurred out image (ABOVE) of the character they were featuring. This information comes behind the already announced challenge maps and “story pack” of Harley Quinn‘s playable avatar. The pixelated image could actually pass as Pitfall Harry (how cool would that be??), but the color scheme is completely wrong. It still produced a good amount of fervor over the interwebs, even though you’d have to be a real noob to not know who it was. There aren’t too many Bat-friends wearing red things on their heads. (more…)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Video Roundup: Nebula Gets Freaky Scarey & ‘The Critic’s Trailer’

- 07-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Just when you thought you were done with anything Guardians of the Galaxy until you saw the movie in the theater, along comes these two video gems. Each has just enough new stuff to tease without throwing away the baby with the bath water. The first has some new footage of Nebula in all her scary blue glory while the second is the Critic’s trailer, slap full of praise and glory for James Gunn‘s Marvel Masterpiece. Find out what these critics have to say. (more…)

SDCC14: ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Mockingjay’, And ‘Warcraft’ All Make A Reveal

- 07-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Leo Johnson

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Today kicks off the first day of San Diego Comic-Con and announcements and teasers are already flying thick at the con. Amidst the crowds and clamor it seems that a few movies are getting posters, which seem to be available at the con, while another is showing off its official logo for the first time.  (more…)

Nerd Bastards Has Invaded San Diego Comic Con 2014

- 07-23-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Ahoy squirts. Luke Gallagher here, the head honcho of Nerd Bastards.com. Wanting to let you know the time is upon us…San Diego Comic Con International is here. Good god almighty is it here at last!

The mecca in nerd media starts tonight and goes until Sunday 7/27. Being the purveyors of news and entertainment that we are, we wanted to make you aware that Nerd Bastards will be on-point bringing you the latest news and updates – in Movies, Television, Comics, Videos Games, Toys and More – as they come.

We’ve actually sent some bodies into the lions den in the form of Sarah Moran, Shawn Schillberg and Manny Lozano. These NB staffers will be on site to provide you first hand recounts, recaps, descriptions, photos and other updates as they make their way through the con floor and brace panel after panel. Assisting them is our at home staff – myself included – who will keep eyes peeled and be covering content remotely.

It’s going to be a media mayhem, a storm of stories, a colossal collection of content. And, Nerd Bastards will be there for you through it all.

Want to stay abreast of best Comic Con coverage around? Check out our SDCC 2014 page ( http://nerdbastards.com/tag/SDCC14/). You can also follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook. We’ll be live Tweeting many of the panels and posting other pundit musings that you surely won’t want to miss #SDCCNB.

Onwards and upwards to another great Comic Con year! Tally Ho!