Did ‘Suicide Squad’ Just Find Its Amanda Waller?

- 12-17-14Comics, Film Posted by jacqueline dwig

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One of the DC’s most understated and over debated head of teams, Amanda Waller, best known for her team leading skills in Suicide Squad, may have her leading lady after all. If you’re new to the whole Suicide Squad thing, depending on which medium you’re watching/reading she’s the skinny or wonderfully full figured alpha woman with her hand on the button ready to obliterate the team of super criminals sent to do the dirty work for the government. And now according to sources, she’ll have a place in the 2016 film. Read on through the break to How To Get Away with Being Amanda Waller… (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Zelda Wedding, Menorasaurus, Steampunk Gameboy, 707 Classic Who Episodes and MOAR!!!

- 12-17-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Regina Lizik

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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. 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: This Elf on the Shelf is having a really bad day. [Reddit via Gizmodo(more…)

Neil Gaiman Suggests Tom Hiddleston As Morpheus In His ‘Sandman’ Adaptation

- 12-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Neil Gaimans‘s The Sandman is still in the early stages of development, however, that isn’t stopping David S. Goyer (*shudder*), Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Gaiman from going full steam ahead with casting ideas in regards to the possible actors who could potentially play the lead role of the titular character – otherwise known as Morpheus. Recently, word on the street (…well, the word on the interwebs) was that Goyer and Levitt had been working on a script for the movie adaptation and Warner Bros. liked the draft they handed in. Also, following the news of the script, everyone involved sounded a little more upbeat about the project after a long period of worrying silence . Thusly, Gaiman, Goyer, and Levitt‘s enthusiasm is a real bonus to getting the project pushed along further; and maybe even fast tracked after the new year. (more…)

FUNNY: Honest Trailers – ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

- 12-16-14Film, Funny Videos Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Our friends at Screen Junkies  have submitted another entry in their ongoing Honest Trailer YouTube series. This time, they breath their fiery verbal quips and cynicism onto The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Before you say goodbye to Middle Earth with The Battle of the Five Armies, relive The Desolation of Smaug, the bloated second chapter in Peter Jackson’s mercilessly long Hobbit trilogy.  (more…)

Tim Burton Thinks People Will “Get Sick Of” The Marvel Movie Formula…Huh?

- 12-16-14Books, Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Derek Robertson

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Tim Burton has been doing the promotion circuit for his new film Big Eyes – which, surprisingly, doesn’t star a dressed up idiosyncratic-characteristic Johhny Depp, or a gothic looking Helena Bonham Carter –  which is due to be released on Christmas day. Talking about everything from Beetlejuice 2 being closer than ever going into production, to how he has missed working with Michael Keaton, and now he has been talking about the superhero comic book genre and how much it has changed in the last 20 years. Burton, who isn’t usually one for too much controversy, has hit out with a belter of an opinion which will no doubt be splitting comic book fans and film fans down the middle. (more…)

Got 30K? Pimp Your DeLorean ‘Back to the Future” Style

- 12-16-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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While you may not be able to own a proper Back to the Future DeLorean that can make trips backwards and forwards through time, any owners of this rare and expensive car can do the next best thing. One customizing shop is offering the chance to have your DeLorean given the full treatment and turned into a kick-ass replica of Doc Brown’s ride. Wanna know more about the Pimp Your DeLorean deal? Then read on for all the info. (more…)

‘Doctor Who’ Too Dark? Not According to Moffat

- 12-16-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There may be a great many grown up nerds amongst its fan faithful, but Doctor Who was conceived, sold and continues to be marketed as a family show. Say whaaaaaaaaat? Yes, consider the Saturday at 8 pm timeslot, the lack of blood and bad language, and the hero’s aversion to violence and always using the power of his mind over a firearm. Yes, Doctor Who is meant for kids to enjoy every bit as much, if not more, than the adults who also enjoy it. But has it gotten too dark for those kids? Many people have been asking themselves that question, and now it’s Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat‘s turn to give us an answer. Spoiler alert: he doesn’t think it is. (more…)

‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Series Begins In Los Angeles

- 12-16-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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When AMC‘s The Walking Dead series spinoff was announced, one of the major questions fans had was: Where would it take place? The flagship series has been set in and around Atlanta, Georgia for the first 4.5 seasons. Fans were ready to see how The Walking Dead Zombie Apocalypse was affecting other parts of the country. Now we know that the as yet untitled spinoff series will start out on the West coast in Los Angeles. (more…)