Call The Leak Squad! ‘Batman v Superman’ Teaser Is Ready And…”Batman Heavy?”

- 10-23-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Kevin Smith likes to refer to the Frank Miller version of Batman from ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ as “Fat Batman.” So I found the image above to be very appropriate when referencing the term “Batman Heavy.” But in the meantime, let’s talk about this teaser trailer. Now that The Avengers have everyone talking, stepchild DC/Warner Bros. understandably wants in on some of that comic book movie chaos. All of a sudden there’s talk about a teaser/trailer starring our ‘World’s Finest.’ One actually appeared at San Diego Comic Con months ago. This one is reportedly starring Batman. In a Superman movie. Which is just ‘Justice League Lite.’ Check out the video, shot bootleg from inside an orgasmic geek’s armit. (more…)

Felicia Day Steps Forward to Discuss Her Views on #GamerGate

- 10-23-14Nerd Culture, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s been going on for months now, the chaotic online struggle known as #gamergate. What began as an angry letter from a boyfriend that felt he’d been wronged has transformed into a movement so large (and utterly confusing) that the hashtag alone cannot encompass everything that’s happening. You have people upset about corruption, you have people upset about misogyny, you have trolls making death threats, you have trolls verbally attacking the suicidally depressed, people screaming nonsense, people taking things out of context, etc. etc. etc. It’s pretty much everything you expect from the Internet, except bigger and louder. One of the main issues about #gamergate is that people on both sides of the argument have, for fear of being doxxed or relentless trolled, been afraid to step forward and make their opinions known. Now, one of the biggest female names associated with gaming and geek culture in general has stepped up to say a few words about how the #gamergate debate has affected her. Scroll on to see how actress and uber-nerd goddess Felicia Day is responding. (more…)

Let’s Get Dangerous! With a New Colllection of BOOM Comics’ ‘Darkwing Duck Series

- 10-23-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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One of the linchpins of the Disney Afternoon was the superhero series Darkwing Duck. A kind of mallard-ization of Batman and The Shadow, it followed the adventures of the masked-hero as he fought to protect St. Canard from a tremendous rogues gallery including Bushroot, Megavolt, Quackerjack and Steel Beak. Only 91 episodes were produced, but as these things go, there’s a wider world of Darkwing in comic books, and in the over 20 years since the show first premiered on TV, the Terror that Quacks in the Night hasn’t lost any fans, and has actually gathered new ones. The recent BOOM! Studios series proved that again, but the series came to a close when the deal between Marvel Comics and Disney was closed. With a surplus of heroes at Marvel Comics though, it seems an upstart publisher is game to bring Darkwing back, re-publishing old stories and printing brand new ones. (more…)

Edward Norton Is Singing A Different Tune About Why He Left The Marvel Universe

- 10-23-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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I didn’t like director Ang Lee’s ‘Hulk’ because it was boring and the title character should’ve never grown substantially in size the angrier it got. That was just one of many Lee mistakes, though star Eric Bana was fine as Bruce Banner. I was, however, thrilled to see Marvel take back the rights and create a better movie with Edward Norton. That’s not saying much because it still wasn’t great. Just better. But bad blood seemed to boil within the comic camp and issues concerning creativity between star and studio hit the news. Ugly words were said, Norton and Marvel would disastrously part ways. With Oscar buzz about his recent performance in ‘Birdman,’ Norton’s doing interviews and giving a very whitewashed version of why he let the MCU ship sail without him. (more…)

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Is Out Of The Bag, What Should Marvel Do Now?

- 10-23-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Last night a lot of Disney and Marvel‘s marketing plans spectacularly blew up in their faces on the Internet. The original plan was to bolster Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.S.‘s lackluster viewer ratings with an exclusive first look at Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. When a low res version of the trailer was leaked online, Disney and Marvel made the decision to release the high res trailer immediately. Now that the cat is out of the bag almost a full week before the scheduled tie in, will Disney and Marvel make another bold move and show fans different or additional footage during Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (more…)

James Spader Clips Ultron’s Strings in New Interview

- 10-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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After last night’s leak, and eventual official release by Disney of Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that was supposed to be aired for the first time next Tuesday during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers fans have a lot of new Avengery things to discuss. Just getting a good look at the big screen version of Ultron played by James Spader would have been more than enough for most fans in one week, but now we’ve also got a few interesting comments Spader made about Ultron in a recent interview. (more…)

Here’s A Rumor About Who Andy Serkis Is Playing In ‘Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron’

- 10-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Hello everyone! Hope you all slept well. I assume you did, what with all the tranquilizing multiple orgasms going on across the planet, thanks to the leaked trailer of ‘Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron.’ I hope it was as good for you as it was for me. It was filled with tantalizing imagery and provided us with lots of questions (aside from why did Thor’s hammer bounce?)  Site Master Luke took to Facebook to immediately ask you all for theories on who Andy Serkis may have been playing in his split-second appearance. It continues to be a mystery, as he got more snarky answers than substantial theories. The internet is like that and you have to have a thick skin. But it will eventually do right by you, and some smart detectives were able to build on an existing idea thanks to that revealing shot of the motion-cap maven…
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Just How Crazy is This ‘Gotham’ Oswald Cobblepot Transformation into the Joker Theory?!?

- 10-23-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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One of the things I love about watching certain television shows is that after watching the latest episode I can go online and join discussion groups, Instant Reaction podcasts, or just join the comments section from one of Nerd Bastards’ reviews to discuss the episode and series as a whole. Gotham is one of those shows that has a very active fan base of discussion. Now there is an interesting, and far-fetched Gotham idea that is making the Internet rounds. Imagine this, Cobblepot becomes the not the Penguin as everyone expects, but instead becomes… wait for it…. the Joker. (more…)