When we last left Loki, the God of Mischief, he was sitting atop the Throne of Asgard pretending to be his adapted father Odin and watching his brother walk away and return to Earth and the Avengers. But then what? We imagine some of that will be addressed in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, the third chapter in the saga of the God of Thunder, played by Chris Hemsworth, and his highly dysfunctional family. According to Tom Hiddleston, the man that’s played Loki very successfully in three previous Marvel movies, his character’s not at all over past disagreements with his brother, but he’s willing to be brotherly enough to stop an imminent threat. (more…)
To a lot of people, actor Kyle Chandler will be most fondly remembered as Coach Taylor in the TV series Friday Night Lights, but he’s had a long and accomplished career in Hollywood. For instance, he was in Peter Jackson’s King Kong remake as Bruce Baxter, the leading man of a film being shot on Skull Island before all hell breaks loose and the giant ape arrives, at which point he has mixed feelings about saving Ann Darrow with the Venture crew. Well Chandler just can’t see to get away from the monsters, because his next big role will find him face-to-face (so to speak) with another famous movie monster: Godzilla. (more…)
Peter Mayhew has been a part of Star Wars from the beginning and a fantastic ambassador at conventions and appearances. He’s just a nice guy all around and while it is sad that his health is in such a state that he really couldn’t physically do what was necessary to continue on in the role of his lifetime Chewbacca. While he did appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Finnish actor Joonas Suotamo took over the more physical parts of the role. Now the Chewbacca torch has officially passed on to Suotamo in the as yet untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. To mark the occasion Suotamo wrote Peter Mayhew and fans a very nice letter. (more…)
February 20, 2017 is a day that will live in infamy; it’s the start of production on the young Han Solo adventure and the next standalone Star Wars Story film in the franchise. Details are still scarce about what part of Han Solo’s life will be revealed in the course of the film, which has long been a dream project of Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, but we now know that it will definitely have something to do with the Millennium Falcon. Have you ever seen a happier group of people? Well, you would be too if you were behind the stink of the Falcon as well! (more…)
Fan support may have gotten Guillermo del Toro in the door for a Hellboy III meeting, but it was all for naught. Just as quickly as he raised fans hopes, del Torro today dashed those same hopes into a thousand pieces with one tweet. (more…)
For some reason, the first thought of the morning was “What if Gilligan found a crashed alien spaceship on the island and got face-hugged?” Who wouldn’t watch the heck out of that episode? The good money is on Mary Ann to be the sole survivor. In other Alien news, director Ridley Scott‘s Alien Covenant production has released a cast photo which you can check out below. (more…)
Expectations are high for Wonder Woman, and not just because Warner Bros. is hoping that she might right the ship in terms of the studios’ efforts to correct widespread critical disinterest and mixed fan reaction to the DC Expanded Universe. Of course, people are just generally looking forward to seeing the first superhero movie led a solo superheroine, which is maybe why we’ve gotten this new cover art for the subscribers of Empire magazine. It’s a very flattering picture of Gal Gadot, and it seems to portend that sunny days are on the horizon, and maybe not just for the Amazonian warrior princess. (more…)
Ever since the first time we got to see Hugh Jackman (The Prestige, Prisoners, and Chappie) pop his claws in X-Men, fans have been asking the obvious question: where’s his iconic yellow costume? It has been referred to and even shown in a short scene at one point over Jackman’s career as the Weapon X, but he has never worn it. With Logan‘s release just around the corner, we may have finally learned why the original costume for Wolverine just doesn’t work thanks to comments by the film’s director.
In 2014, Keanu Reeves’ career got a much-needed adrenaline boost with the premiere of John Wick. The tale of a secret underworld of assassins, and one in particular, who unleashes hell on everyone after the death of his dog (and the theft of his car). Given the surprise success of the first John Wick film, it’s a no-brainer that they greenlit a sequel. This past weekend, John Wick: Chapter 2 hit theaters and once again, Director Chad Stahelski and Reeves caught lightning in a bottle again. The sequel gave us a perfection of well-choreographed mayhem. We here at Nerdbastards loved the sequel. It’s no surprise that there will be another John Wick movie in the pipeline.
On February 13th, writer and director Jonah Feingold launched a Kickstarter to fund a prequel movie to the Robin Williams classic Hook. It planned to tell the story of Rufio, who had become the leader of the Lost Boys by the time the adult Peter Pan returned to Neverland. It would shed light on a part of his story that was a mystery in the original movie – how he came to Neverland, what qualified him to be in charge, what life might have held for him if he hadn’t become the Pan. The Kickstarter was endorsed by Dante Basco, the actor who played Rufio twenty-five years ago. (more…)