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Word is making the Internet rounds today that Marvel is in final talks with Joe Robert Cole (Amber Lake) to handle the scripting chores for Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman (41, Captain America: Civil War). Not only that, but when you take a peek at Cole’s IMDB page, you’ll see that Inhumans (2019) is also listed. Could Cole be at the forefront of Marvel’s third phase of characters? (more…)

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When the first season of The Flash ended, jaws dropped, fans stood up, and others raced out of the room. The season finale was so ambitious that, let’s face it, where do you even begin to compile a second season? From singularities to time travel, the first season was enough to give a normal person a headache. Yet, somehow, the show manages to make the complicated not so complicated. And, if the premiere of the second season is any indication, then fans of the show can relax because everything is going to be okay.

If you haven’t seen the premiere yet, then you may want to look away because, while it’s not intended, spoilers may be given away. So, if you’re ready to move forward, then keep reading.



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

ABOVE: Hot Dogs dressed as Disney Princesses. [Geekologie] (more…)

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Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we had our first return to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team in months. Coulson and crew were out trying to grab up Inhumans and bring them in before someone else did likewise. A rival, Rosalind Price, was out to do the same thing, albeit in the name of the government. A wild card Inhuman with crazy dreadlocks and energy powers was hunting Inhumans too, though his intention was to murder them. Daisy and Mack were trying to build their new Inhuman team. And Fitz was desperately trying to discover where Simmons was and how to get her back home again. The latest episode, ‘Purpose in the Machine’ answers the Simmons riddle while bringing Ward and May back into the mix. And all-in-all, it was a pretty damned good outing. (more…)

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With every new superhero sequel, there is one thing you can always expect… the heroes will always be sportin’ brand new spanking costumes. New movie means new duds, that’s just the way it is! I mean, how else do you expect toy companies to make any money if they don’t have new character designs to market from, eh?

In the case of Captain America: Civil War, all the Avengers you know and love will surely be rockn’ new gear. All those Marvel standalone movies, their subsequent sequels, and Avengers flicks have all seen new costumes in each iteration. Why would Civil War be any different?

There’s been a multitude of set photos, videos, leaked footage and what not that has come from the Civil War production giving fans a glimpse of what new looks returning characters will have. Now some BRAND NEW leaked concept/promo art reveals an even better look at some of the updated costumes.

Head on past the page break for shots of: Captain America, Iron Man, The Winter Solider, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and Black Panther.

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The final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2 has been released online, and watching it will definitely get your blood pumping to see the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise.  The heavy drum beats echo the urgency of the mission that Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and co. have undertaken by leading this resistance.  It’s not just their own lives that are at stake this time, it’s the lives of everyone in Panem.  Among those fighting this culmination battle as a part of Team Katniss are Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth), and Finnick (Sam Claflin).  Along their journey to assassinate President Snow and liberate the oppressed citizens of an utterly war-torn Panem, Katniss and her friends have to face tough decisions, traps, enemies, and danger at every turn. (more…)


Remember when the internet was set a flutter in the months before the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron with all the news about all the cameos that will be found there in? Of course you don’t, you’re still wallowing in the disappointment over the finished film. One of the things you may be disappointed about is the lack of appearance of Loki, the villain of the first Avengers film played by Tom Hiddleston. While talking about his new film, Crimson Peak, Hiddleston was asked about what happened, and why it turned out that Loki was cut from the film. The actor gave the following honest answer. (more…)


Without reservation, we can say that Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns is one of the most seminal graphic novels ever published. The sequel, The Dark Knight Strikes Back, not so much. The latter book, published in 2000, is largely seen as part of an overall decline in quality from Miller in the last several years, including heavily critiqued works like 300, Holy Terror, and All-Star Batman and Robin: The Boy Wonder. Now those books may have their good points too, but Miller criticism will go to a whole new level if the following piece of art is a hint at what we might be getting with the upcoming The Dark Knight Returns III: The Master Race. (more…)