In the Toronto area today it was the start of March Break, the Canadian equivalent of spring break, but pre-spring. Today was also the start of Toronto ComiCon, the younger cousin of August’s National Fan Expo and the unofficial kick-off to the Canadian convention season. From as far away as Windsor, London, Kingston and Ottawa, Canadian nerds of all stripes – comics, gaming, sci-fi, anime, and horror – have descended on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for three days of festivities, including, obviously, the parade of cosplayers on the convention floor. Below, is a gallery of some of the costume all-stars who came out on day 1 and showed off their skill with a needle and thread. (more…)
The last day of on-site filming for Joss Whedon‘s follow-up film Avengers: Age of Ultron has wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend. Luckily for us, some enterprising fans snagged some video and set pictures for the rest of us to ponder and scrutinize. (more…)
An interesting new fan theory seems to think it’s possible.
Buckle up, friends–this one’s gonna be a doozy!
(Remember–this is JUST a theory. It’s a fascinating notion, but not the words of anyone connected to Marvel or the Avengers films) (more…)
Let’s be clear: That’s not as in a new movie in the Avengers film franchise. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is already under way, and Avengers 3 is planned as well–none of this is news.
No, apparently an unnamed source at Disney seems to be suggesting that the New Avengers comic series–which is connected to, but different from The Avengers as moviegoers currently know them–will be getting its own film sometime in the RELATIVELY near future. (more…)
Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, recently spoke to SFX Magazine regarding the highly-anticipated sequel to Avengers–Avengers: Age of Ultron (after the jump). (more…)
While principal photography for the sequel to arguably the biggest superhero film in history will be at London’s Pinewood Studios–where Marvel also shot Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy–at least a portion of Avengers: Age of Ultron will apparently be filmed in Cape Town, South Africa (more after the jump). (more…)
This time on The Bastardcast, Jeremy and Jason thread each other’s eyebrows and discuss the Spider-Man evil cinematic universe of evil, the return of Community, and we gaze into our crystal skulls to look at the future of the Indiana Jones franchise. (more…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom based art to hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump!
ABOVE: Taking a twist on some classic movies with a retro touch. Artists Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo have taken movies like Batman, Robocop, Army of Darkness and Blade Runner and made these amazing prints that will be featured in a show titled Modern Vintage that opens at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles on December 6th. [SlashFilm]
(Yes, this is from that superlatively nerdy Verizon commercial with the whole family in Star Wars costumes.)
As nerds of a “certain age” (I’m making the assumption that at least the majority of our readers are “legally” adults), it is our responsibility to ensure that the hallowed traditions of our subculture are passed down to the next generation. Younglings must be schooled in the ways of comics, sci-fi/fantasy, gaming (video and otherwise), pop culture, film and television, so that the Way of the Nerd will live on long after everyone reading this has become one with the Force…
And one of the best ways to achieve this is to utilize that nerdiest of all holidays: Halloween. (more…)