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We are truly into the summer movie season now with the Memorial Day weekend one week away, and after that, it looks like nonstop hits with Wonder Woman and The Mummy, back-to-back blockbusters about powerful women with mythological roots. If you’ve seen any of The Mummy trailers or featurettes so far then you’re probably already sold or unsold on the latest iteration of the classic Universal Studios monster, but if you’re excitement level’s at 9, 10, or 11, then you will definitely want to enjoy this final look at the film before its June release. Once again, welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.  (more…)

As the first R-rated superhero movie after the raucous silliness of Deadpool, Logan definitely earned its rating. Not through violence and curse words as many people expected, but through its raw, honest darkness, exposing the hideousness of humanity and the tragedy that the world inflicts upon people. For seasoned fans of the X-Men franchise and people coming to it the first time alike, Logan was a perfect example of how mature superhero movies really can be. All across the world, grown adults were moved to tears by this film – for Logan and Laura, for Professor X, for the family who just wanted to give some kind strangers a nice meal, for the underprivileged women forced to carry children they would never have a chance to love. (more…)

There is no denying that the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies released so far are some of not just Marvel‘s biggest hits, but some of the most exciting and brilliant films of the contemporary superhero genre. While there are only a handful of little tweaks here and there that even the pickiest nerd would dare to suggest, the creators themselves have hinted multiple times now about the little – and not so little – differences that they almost made. Almost always, these differences would’ve been incredible to see had they made it into the final cut. (more…)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Texting Lawsuit

For the past few weekends the majority of the free world appears to have made it’s way to the cinema to take in that smarmy spaceman/baby-tree/laser trash-panda epic, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still at the top of the box office and the James Gunn directed cosmic comicbook action/comedy has been universally regarded as both captivating and crowd pleasing. Well, except for one person apparently. (more…)

You’ll recall that last month, there was a rumour going around that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were courting legendary filmmaker Robert Zemeckis to helm their very much troubled movie about The Flash. Those rumours were somewhat quickly (no pun intended) dismissed saying that Zemeckis took *a* meeting with the studio, and there was no kind of courtship going on, but a good idea is a good idea, and sometimes you can’t make a good idea go away so easily. And that’s why there’s renewed hype this morning in an exclusive report that not only is Warners/DC chasing Zemeckis, they actually want him to do it.  (more…)

Breaking the mold that has been established among big budget comic book movies, Logan was a dark and emotional film that thrust its adamantine claws into the hearts of its audience without mercy. It saw the loss of some of the X-Men franchise’s most beloved and powerful characters, which – for all the hope you could glean from Laura’s ending – left fans not only with an ache where those heroes used to be but also a vague sense of despair that the world will never be quite the same. It was a cinematic masterpiece that seemed to come completely out of the blue for anyone used to the colourful happy endings of Marvel‘s movies so far. (more…)

All eyes are on Wonder Woman, which is just a few short weeks away from being released. While the DC Extended Universe series of films have made money, that have so far lacked a critical and fan excitement factor that’s enjoyed by DC’s esteem competition in the comic book movie race, so there’s a lot banking on Gal Gadot’s Amazonian princess to get the job done. Meanwhile, Justice League continues its journey through post-production towards its November release, but there may be a hiccup. One site is reporting that sources are telling them that Justice League isn’t so much undergoing reshoots as a total and complete reconstruction of the film. Twice. (more…)

The final trailer for director Matt Reeves‘ (Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) War for the Planet of the Apes has hit the Internet and it’s packed with action and tense situations. The Planet of the Apes franchise holds a special place in this NerdBastards’ heart and it is wonderful to see it recover from the 2001 disaster that was Tim Burton‘s Planet of the Apes. This latest installment appears to have everything a Planet of the Apes movie should, apes, action, social commentary, horse riding apes with guns. Check it out below. (more…)

Comic fans who have been reading books for a number of years know that it’s not all about tights, round shields, powerful armor, and magic hammers–there is a whole world of books out there dealing with magic, heaven & hell, life, death, and everything in-between. The DC Vertigo imprint has been gaining in popularity across media platforms lately due to successful translations of series like iZombie, Preacher, Lucifer, and Constantine with several films such as A History of Violence, Stardust, and V for Vendetta to name a few.

Don’t get us wrong–we aren’t complaining about these missing titles, but even though development is underway for Y: The Last Man (Which we are incredibly excited to see), there are some Vertigo books that desperately need the small screen treatment. Of the dozens of books the company has put out over the years, we have come up with the following five that need to be developed for the small screen. (more…)