Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first Spider-Man film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After being introduced in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man will be played by Tom Holland. It’s safe to say that Marvel Studios have got their casting for Peter Parker bang on the money but more often than not it is the villains that fall flat in the web-slinger’s movies. Back in early April, fans were given a ray of hope when it was rumored that Batman himself, Michael Keaton, was in talks to play the lead villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming. (You can find out what NB had to say about that here.) Alas, that was short lived and almost a month ago to the day, NerdBastards brought you the news that Michael Keaton was no longer in contention for the role after talks broke down. Well dry those tears, quit saying Beetlejuice three times and stop watching Birdman on repeat because there is good news after all!
Marvel has made a pretty heavy announcement today adding some big names to the cast of the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. They have also released some beautiful new concept art featuring the new villain Hela. Thor: Ragnarok will be third outing for the Norse God’s solo flicks and fans are hoping that the third time is still the charm. With the new cast additions of Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, and Karl Urban this latest adventure is shaping up to be pretty great. (more…)
Those who grew up with the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series and films have an expectation that the franchise be action packed as well as funny. The 2014 reboot had a lot of weight placed on its shoulders. There was a massive fan base of people young and old, not wanting their favorite scaly heroes to be a let down. It’s safe to say that the film did not disappoint! So when the sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, was given the green light fans expected a lot from it. There have been snippets of the sequel released through various trailers and everyone assumed they’d been given their fill and had to wait for the film’s release. (Check out the previous “final” trailer here.) Well, there has been another trailer released and it seems to fill the simple but effective criteria that fans know and love. Plenty of madcap action and laughs to go with it…
This trailer won’t change the minds of many old school Ghostbusters fans, but if this latest International trailer had been the first Ghostbusters Reboot trailer anyone saw, we might have avoided a lot of the band wagon hating that went on. The first trailers were awful, the jokes didn’t fall, the pacing was erratic, and again the jokes were just off. Paul Feig might have had a chance if he’d cut this trailer in the first place. The Question is, did Paul Feig cut this trailer? (more…)
Who would have guessed that played Cyclops’ mutant cybernetic son from the distant future would end up being one of the most in-demand roles in Hollywood right now? That’s what it’s starting to look like. We know that the leader of X-Force will appear in one way, shape or form in the upcoming Deadpool sequel, and the most often associated name with the part is Avatar’s Stephen Lang. But lately Dolph Lundgren thew his hat into that ring too, and now Ron Perlman has said “Why not me?” Of course, Perlman is arguably best known for playing comic book hero Hellboy, but if the third movie in that series can’t come to pass… (more…)
Say what bad things you will about the TMNT reboot (and to be fair there were very some bad things) but to a 10 year old, it was pretty awesome (and hasn’t that always been TMNTs target audience?). It wasn’t your fathers Turtles, for sure. But… with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes 2: Out of the Shadows coming into theaters on June 3, the sequel looks to bridge the gap between old time fans and the newer younger generation. While the action and camera work still looks like something Micheal Bay crapped outta his butt, it features characters that first generation fans never to see in those 90’s live action movies (TMNT 1-3). Specifically speaking – Beebop, Rocksteady, and Krang!!! Giant Turtles with human noses and everyone loses their minds. Take a few beloved character from the original comics and animated series, and now suddenly everyone is happy.
Speaking of Krang – which by the way we really hope dropping his name didn’t spoil you (it shouldn’t cause he’s in the trailers/tv spots) – it’s just been revealed what actor will be voicing this living brain/hemorrhage from Planet X. (more…)
A project that has been roundly criticised basically since the point of conception, the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters seems doomed to fail before it has even begun. A full thirty years after the succcess of the original, the marketing team behind it are trying to present is as fresh take on the beloved story. It has a cast of popular actors at the forefront, but that hasn’t been enough to save it so far. Still months away from release, it popularity rating on IMDB is already gutter low. (more…)
Another fan favorite has tossed his hat into the Deadpool 2 Cable Ring, or rather Ron Perlman has tossed his hair into the ring. The Deadpool team has done quite well in casting and marketing Deadpool and fans are expecting no let up from the sequel expected sometime in 2017. The casting of Cable, who was announced as a character for the sequel in the post credits scene in Deadpool is a hot topic across the Internet with fans and actors alike throwing out names to play the man from the future. Click through to see Ron Perlman’s pitch to don the cybernetic arm. (more…)
When Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond in 2005 he was mostly known for his ensemble work in films like Layer Cake, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Munich. He wasn’t the most obvious leading man material, and some people said he was too “rugged” to play the dashing 007, which was really a nice way of saying that he was “too ugly” to be Bond. A couple of shirtless scenes in Casino Royale changed that a bit, but Craig’s total refreshing portrayal of a more gritty Bond won him praise and made his era as the super-spy one of the most successful in franchise history. Still, it seems when Craig is done with Bond, he’s really done. (more…)
Are you a Power Rangers fan? Do you wish you could see your favorite Power Rangers in action again? Yeah, sure, Lionsgate and Saban are rebooting the franchise right now, but that doesn’t involve the Rangers you grew up with. What about Karan Ashley, David Fielding, David Yost, Walter Jones, Austin St. John, Jonny Yong Bosch, Steve Cardenas, and Paul Schrier? What about Azim Rizik from Megaforce, Jason Faunt, Erin Cahill, Deborah Philips, and Daniel Southworth from Time Force, Blake Foster, Nakia Burrise, and Hilary Shepherd from Turbo, and Yoshi Sudarso from Dino Charge? Fortunately for you, these former Rangers have all teamed up again for a spy vs. spy actioner entitled The Order.