J.K. Rowling Posts New Character Bio Story Set In Harry Potter Universe

- 08-20-14Books, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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Harry Potter fans rejoice! J.K. Rowling continues to dip her toes into the Potter Universe. Every now and then Rowling adds to the Potter Mythos by posting new smatterings of content to the Pottermore site, recently posting a closer look at one of the Potterverse characters that was only mentioned three times in the series and never appeared in person. Who could it be? You’re gonna have to click-through to find out! (more…)

Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith Team Up for Canadian Super Hero Movie ‘Yoga Hosers’

- 08-19-14Film, WTF? Posted by Leo Johnson

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Potentially in reaction to everyone’s wish to see him team up with directors other than Tim Burton, Johnny Depp is teaming up with Kevin Smith to make the action-adventure movie Yoga Hosers. The movie marks the second in Smith’s “True North Trilogy”, which began with Tusk and are movies steeped in Canadian culture and mythology. In addition to being the follow up to TuskYoga Hosers will feature the entire cast of Tusk, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein.

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Adrienne Palacki is Joining ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as Mockingbird

- 08-19-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Adding to a kick ass heroine repertoire that already includes Wonder Woman and G.I. Joe‘s Lady Jaye, actress Adrienne Palacki is bringing her skills to a new role on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Who will she be playing? Well, I’ll assume you read the headline and say again that she’s playing Bobbi Morse, AKA: Mockingbird. The character was name dropped in Marvel’s TV panel at San Diego Comic Con, but what was at the time assumed to be an Easter egg is actually a major guest role for the fifth episode of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season. (more…)

Does ‘Batman v Superman’ Have a Flash in the Mix?

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been adding DC heroes left and right. The two titular characters are being accompanied by everyone from Wonder Woman to Cyborg, though how much of a role any given character will play remains to be seen. Now, the mysterious casting of actor Scoot McNairy (12 Years a Slave, Argo) may have just been spoiled and, you guessed it, he’s yet another face from the Justice League roster. Scroll on for all the rumory goodness. (more…)

Fans Cry For More Diversity From Marvel/Marvel Nods Head, Smiles

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Marvel’s Phase Three is full of speculation. There have been rumors and reports of a Black Panther movie in the works, but they always get brushed aside. Fans screaming for a Ms. Marvel or Black Widow standalone project get placated with hems and haws. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was and is still dominated by white males kicking ass with magical hammers and high tech armor while the one girl hides behind wreckage, shooting at super aliens with bullets. Everyone saw that coming and accepted it when Phase Two expanded on that foundation. Phase Three was the hope for forward movement. Yet, with ‘Ant-Man’ beginning production just yesterday and ‘Doctor Strange’ being the new flavor of the month, the likelihood of any minority representation taking the lead gets slimmer every day. But these concerns don’t fall on deaf ears. They’re just being worked on with idle hands. (more…)

First Official Photo of Paul Rudd in ‘Ant-Man.’ Here. Now.

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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As we reported yesterday, production has begun on Marvel Studios‘ twelfth feature Ant-Man. The Peyton Reed-directed flick has been in development since long before there was a Marvel Studios, but now it’s finally becoming a reality, adding an important and historic piece of comic book lore to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. By now you’re saying, “Quit stalling! Get to the picture!” Okay, calm down. Without further ado, let’s take a look – and it’s okay because its not-spoilery – at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, AKA: Ant-Man! (more…)

Don’t Worry, Warner Bros Has Plans for Harley Quinn

- 08-19-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When Harley Quinn first appeared in the an early episode of Batman: The Animated Series called “The Joker’s Favor,” she was an instant hit with fans. Like a couple of aspects of TAS, Harley eventually made her way to the mainstream DC Comics universe where she has flourished, appearing in numerous comic book series, including her own solo book. So it should really come as no surprise that the character is so highly in demand for those working on DC properties in other media, like, say Arrow. But if you’re waiting for Stephen Amell’s archery-friendly vigilante to face off against Mr. J’s Girl Friday, you’re going to be sadly out of luck. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Batzilla, New Batgirl Cosplay, Hiddleston & Barrowman Do the Ice Bucket Challenge, & MOAR!

- 08-19-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Sarah Moran

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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. Monday through Friday 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: Now let’s see who Godzilla really is… what? BATMAN!? Get more action figure hijinks over at gigabeetle.tumblr.com. [Nerd Approved] (more…)