You’ll recall that last month, there was a rumour going around that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were courting legendary filmmaker Robert Zemeckis to helm their very much troubled movie about The Flash. Those rumours were somewhat quickly (no pun intended) dismissed saying that Zemeckis took *a* meeting with the studio, and there was no kind of courtship going on, but a good idea is a good idea, and sometimes you can’t make a good idea go away so easily. And that’s why there’s renewed hype this morning in an exclusive report that not only is Warners/DC chasing Zemeckis, they actually want him to do it. (more…)
Breaking the mold that has been established among big budget comic book movies, Logan was a dark and emotional film that thrust its adamantine claws into the hearts of its audience without mercy. It saw the loss of some of the X-Men franchise’s most beloved and powerful characters, which – for all the hope you could glean from Laura’s ending – left fans not only with an ache where those heroes used to be but also a vague sense of despair that the world will never be quite the same. It was a cinematic masterpiece that seemed to come completely out of the blue for anyone used to the colourful happy endings of Marvel‘s movies so far. (more…)
Because life is weird sometimes, it sounds like Disney is facing down real life honest to goodness pirates (NOT the “yaar, matey” ones, but internet hacker types,) and a threat to release the first 20 minutes of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales weeks before the film’s release at the end of the month. (more…)
All eyes are on Wonder Woman, which is just a few short weeks away from being released. While the DC Extended Universe series of films have made money, that have so far lacked a critical and fan excitement factor that’s enjoyed by DC’s esteem competition in the comic book movie race, so there’s a lot banking on Gal Gadot’s Amazonian princess to get the job done. Meanwhile, Justice League continues its journey through post-production towards its November release, but there may be a hiccup. One site is reporting that sources are telling them that Justice League isn’t so much undergoing reshoots as a total and complete reconstruction of the film. Twice. (more…)
You may remember that a couple of weeks ago HBO announced they were working on four different Game of Thrones spin-offs. Time’s running out for the cable channel’s cash cow, they’ve only got two seasons and 13 episodes left on their appointment Sunday viewing epic before it goes to re-run land, so finding a way to keep the Game of Thrones name on your TV is kind of key to their long-term strategy. So what does the man that created the basis for the series, George R.R. Martin, have to say about all this? Well he confirmed it’s all going down, and added a surprising new detail in the process. (more…)
The final trailer for director Matt Reeves‘ (Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) War for the Planet of the Apes has hit the Internet and it’s packed with action and tense situations. The Planet of the Apes franchise holds a special place in this NerdBastards’ heart and it is wonderful to see it recover from the 2001 disaster that was Tim Burton‘s Planet of the Apes. This latest installment appears to have everything a Planet of the Apes movie should, apes, action, social commentary, horse riding apes with guns. Check it out below. (more…)
Comic fans who have been reading books for a number of years know that it’s not all about tights, round shields, powerful armor, and magic hammers–there is a whole world of books out there dealing with magic, heaven & hell, life, death, and everything in-between. The DC Vertigo imprint has been gaining in popularity across media platforms lately due to successful translations of series like iZombie, Preacher, Lucifer, and Constantine with several films such as A History of Violence, Stardust, and V for Vendetta to name a few.
Don’t get us wrong–we aren’t complaining about these missing titles, but even though development is underway for Y: The Last Man (Which we are incredibly excited to see), there are some Vertigo books that desperately need the small screen treatment. Of the dozens of books the company has put out over the years, we have come up with the following five that need to be developed for the small screen. (more…)