There are some movies that, as you watch, you think to yourself “the blooper reel is going to be hysterical.” Thanks in large part to the up-tempo dance moves of Paul Rudd, Ant-Man has proven to be one of those movies. Rudd has a constant aura of goofiness radiating about him at seemingly all times, so his timing of mid-shoot to break out the moves isn’t so out of character.  And judging by the way the rest of the cast kept getting their groove on, it seems his vibe was contagious! (more…)


Over the weekend, Ridley Scott let slip the new title for the sequel to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant. Now 20th Century Fox has confirmed that title change and released an official synopsis along with the premiere date of October 6th, 2017 for the film. There’s an interesting lack of mention for Noomi Rapace‘s Elizabeth Shaw in the synopsis… what might that mean for the character and movie? (more…)


Word is racing around the Internet that Jeffery Dean Morgan (Watchmen, Magic City) has been cast in the villainous role of Negan in AMC‘s The Walking Dead. Speculation on who should play Negan on the show has ranged from Madmen‘s Jon Hamm, to Henry Rollins, but I have to say that Jeffery Dean Morgan is a fine choice and he’ll do Lucille proud. “Who’s Lucille,” you ask? (more…)


Science enthusiasts and Peter Parker fans alike will get a kick out of this news- and so would Peter Parker himself!  Comicbook.com  has reported that two new spider species have been discovered in Iran, and the archaeologists took inspiration from the big screen incarnations of Spider-Man when naming the species.  Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield now have the honor of adding to their respective namesakes the Filistata maguirei and Pritha garfieldi!  Yuri M. Marusik and Alireza Zamani are the two archaeologists that published the papers which christened the new species. The spiders were found in the Geno Biosphere Reserve of southern Iran, and in the Alborz Mountains of northern Iran. Both species come from the same family, Filistatidae, which boast a common name of Crevice Weavers, as that’s where they like to build their homes. As the paper notes, the spiders “are venomous, but do not pose a risk to humans,”which is probably what Spider-Man would want.  Read on to get a look at these suckers! (more…)


While doing some press for his new web series Con Man, Alan Tudyk made a few comments about his time working on the set of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While his role on the movie is a closely guarded secret that no one has been able to pry out of Tudyk yet, his comments do offer an interesting perspective on how these latest Star Wars movies are being made. (more…)

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It’s one of the questions that people love to ask and love to think about the answer to: what if?  Many movies, novels, and TV shows have been created around that simple premise, and things get even more detailed when the question is extended to what if something that actually happened might have happened a different way?  As we approach “Back to the Future Day” – October 21, 2015, the destination date that Doc Brown set the DeLorean to travel into the future (but not the film’s release anniversary date, that’s July 3, FYI) – the love-fest for the film trilogy is reaching an all-time high, and deservedly so.  It also has cast and crew talking about the experience like they never have before; long silent on the topic, director and co-writer Robert Zemeckis has finally decided to share more insight on one of the most famous what if scenarios surrounding Back to the Future: what if Michael J. Fox hadn’t played the role of Marty McFly?



Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Every Wednesday and Saturday (mid week/end of week) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Game of Thrones Bunnies cosplay. Brienne of Tarth (Galacticat), Margaery (Lyddi Designs), Cersei (Gogo Incognito), Littlefinger Hef (Dean Newbury), Sansa (Materia Girl), Ygritte (Lara Cupcake), Jon Snow (Crazy Callisto), Melisandre (Mary Anne Butler) Front: Asha Greyjoy (Amanda Kirk), Daenerys (Nicole Grecco), Nymeria Sand (Katherine Kneece). (more…)


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. began life as a meditation on what it’s like for ordinary people to be surrounded by a world where the extraordinary is possible, but the upcoming season seems to want to turn all that on its head. For season three, the question is how can the ordinary cope when they’re suddenly extraordinary? ABC has released a 30-second promo for the upcoming new season of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will explore how Coulson and his ragtag crew of world police men and women will help the emerging Inhuman community as they join a world that will likely fear and hate them. (more…)