If someone ever builds a theme park based on Hollywood, then the biggest, craziest roller coaster will clearly be called the M. Night Shyamarang.  The amount of ups and downs with this guy is unbelievable – and not just overall in his career, it seems like from day to day, you just never know what you’re going to get with him.  And does anyone actually know what the “M” stands for anyhow?   (more…)


Thanks to the Annie Leibovitz‘s Vanity Fair Star Wars: The Force Awakens photo spread, we’ve seen some fantastic looks into the characters of the film. Now we’ve got a previously unpublished picture of Andy Serkis all Mo-Cap-Geared up and looking very serious… or should I say Sith-ious, because this picture comes with some additional information about the character Serkis will be playing. Proceed at your own spoiler risk! (more…)

Live Action Beyblades: Blockbuster Material?

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Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has a very interesting project in the works: a live action feature film based on the Beyblades toy franchise. Paramount Pictures has bought the rights to the figures and toys which are, for all intents and purposes, spinning tops. You pull the rip-cord on your chosen plastic spin-top and let it rip, right into your opponent’s top. The last top standing (or spinning) wins. Pretty simple, right? So simple that it has a lot of people scratching their heads over how this could possibly spawn a feature film. (more…)


We all know that Olivia Munn is playing Psylocke in the upcoming mutant movie X-Men: Apocalypse, but what are some of the distinguishing things about that particular X-Woman? Well, she’s got telepathic powers complete with a “thought knife” she can use to directly invade the thoughts in your head. She’s an expert martial artist. Her brother is Captain Britain. And, perhaps most strangely, she’s an English woman trapped in an Asian woman’s body. Psylocke, AKA: Elizabeth Braddock, does have another trait that sets her apart from the pack, a certain follicle affectation that immediately makes her noticeable as the X-Men’s tertiary telepathic character. So know that it begs the question, what is Olivia Munn hiding under that hood. (more…)


You could see how badly Channing Tatum wanted to play Gambit back when he first started talking about wanting the role. Now that he’s got the studio behind him and a script in hand, you’d think the production would be moving forward faster than a humming-bird flaps its wings. You’d be wrong. It seems that Tatum and the studio can’t lock down a director. (more…)


Franchises are the bread and butter for Hollywood these days, which is why the development of something like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is seen as an incredibly cynical move on the part of a studio. This spin-off of the wizarding world of Harry Potter could be seen as the most egregious example of lack of Hollywood imagination, trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear by further expanding a 7-part book series that’s already been made into 8 movies. (Eight highly profitable movies, that is.) On the other hand, Harry Potter’s was such a vividly realized world, and though Harry’s story is over, it feels like their was so much left unexplored. Combined with the involvement of Potter creator J.K. Rowling, there’s lots of room to hope that Fantastic Beasts might be good after all. But who will search out these creatures? We now have some ideas. (more…)

Chris Pine In Talks To Join Cast Of ‘Wonder Woman’


Bad Robot alumni Chris Pine is rumored to be circling one of Warner Brothers most anticipated DC films, Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot. The DC Cinematic Universe has just barely gotten off the ground, so this could be a great move for Pine to establish himself in the cornerstone role of Steve Trevor! More info after the jump! (more…)


The Hollywood Reporter is sharing that British actress, and all around fanboy favorite Tilda Swinton is in talks to join the cast of Marvel’s Dr. Strange alongside countryman Benedict Cumberbach. Could this be the strange-magic needed to ensure box office and cult-classic success? We here at Nerd Bastards are going out on a limb and saying hell yes. Lets review the facts, shall we?   (more…)