‘Gotham’ To Debut Batman’s Worst Enemy. Kind Of.

- 01-21-15TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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The Joker appeared in ‘Batman #1′ in 1940 and was supposed to be killed off to keep from recurring villains making Batman look inept. But creatives gave him longevity and the character ended up being The Dark Knight’s greatest foe. That much we know for sure. Yet, in what has been attributed to the Joker’s unreliable memory, comic book writers were given lots of leverage in depicting his actual origin. In his most popular back-story, the sadistic, goofy, criminal mastermind was once a lab worker aiming to rob his boss for a million dollars. In his guise of The Red Hood, he’s just a guy trying to get money by breaking laws. This is the genesis of what would become an incredible career in crime and we’re about to see him in live action for the first time ever. (more…)

Beware the Batman… In the Upcoming ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie

- 01-21-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The great thing about a shared universe is having characters not necessarily a part of the comic book a hero is based on, pop up in movies that all take place in the same world. You know what I mean. Like when Tony Stark rolled up to General Ross at the end of The Incredible Hulk, or when Loki did a very authentic Captain America cosplay in Thor: The Dark World. Of course, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are thinking along those same lines as they construct an interconnected world for the DC Comics-based characters. Exhibit A is the team-up of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And now it looks like that Exhibit B is going to be 2016’s Suicide Squad, which, according to rumors, may want to be called Batman V. Suicide Squad. (more…)

Internet Reads Too Much Into Jared Leto Joke(r)

- 01-19-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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I think we’re all accustomed to those times where the internet, as a collective community, loses its cool over some misinterpreted joke or slight that was supposed to be funny but is instead taken oh so seriously. Well, it happened again over the weekend, and it involved a guy that those same internet folks are already looking at through suspicious eyes: Jared Leto. The Academy Award-winning actor was cast as The Joker in Warner Bros. upcoming Suicide Squad movie last year, and was not greeted with the upmost fondness by fans who are a) always skeptical of casting, and b) doubling skeptical of some Jesus-looking mofo being cast as the Clown Prince of Crime. But now he’s done it. Jared Leto told the internet that “Batman is dead.” (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Doesn’t Need Roads (Our First and Only BTTF II Reference of 2015!)

- 01-15-15Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Welcome to the future. On this, the very first podcast of 2015, Cyborg Jeremy and Clone Jason sit in their hoverchairs (or as some call them, jazzy scooters) to talk about everything that has happened in the pop culture trendsphere.

THIS WEEK ON THE SHOW (sorry, I don’t know why I yelled that…) (more…)

‘Star Wars Vs. DC/Marvel’ Fan-Made Teaser Pushes All Your Nerdiest Buttons

- 01-12-15Comics, Film, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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We’ve seen a couple of Alex Luther‘s fan made videos and teaser trailers before. The Marvel Vs. DC Epic Trailer was pretty damn good. This time around he’s pitting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes combined against the incredible power of the Dark Side. That’s right, Emperor Palpatine and his Sith Apprentice Darth Vader are bringing all their powers to bear on Earth. Who can save us? Certainly not some scruffy Nerf Herder like Han Solo. This is a job for the likes of Superman, Iron Man, Batman, Thor, The Green Lantern Corps, and Star Lord. Wait… who the hell is Star Lord? (more…)

Drew Struzan Comes out of Retirement to Draw Batkid

- 01-12-15Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If you grew up in the 80s, then chances are that the work of Drew Struzan had a big impact on you. Who’s Drew Struzan you may be asking? Shame on you! He’s the man that created the poster art for such films as Blade Runner, Back to the Future, The Muppet Movie, Coming To America, An American Tail, and The Goonies. He also designed the posters for all the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies. Of course, that was when poster art was still an art, but Struzan did it better than anyone else. He official retired in 2008, so when Struzan releases a new poster now, you know it’s something special, and that’s very true in this particular instance as Struzan has now immortalized Batkid for an upcoming documentary. (more…)

Batman on ‘Arrow’? Possible, If Not Probable

- 01-07-15Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Numerous DC Comics characters have put in appearances on the The CW series Arrow in its two-and-a-half years on the air, even if those characters, ostensibly, have not much to do with Green Arrow. In the midst of the weekly adventures of Arrow we’ve met The Flash, Huntress, Black Canary, the Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller, Deathstroke and Ra’s al Ghul. Now, that last one, you may know, is a Batman villain technically, so it begs the question: is it possible that the Dark Knight might ever visit Starling City to be vigilante bros with Oliver Queen? A key producer on Arrow says that he’d love to welcome Batman to the show, but the fact of the matter is it’s highly unlikely that Brave and the Bold style team-up between the two heroes is unlikely. (more…)

‘Batman V Superman’ Visual Effects Guru Teases Standalone Action Scene

- 01-02-15Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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The hotly-anticipated Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is a mere 14 months away, and there will be many DC fans, comic book fans – and movie fans in general – desperately awaiting the release of DC’s cinematic juggernaut. Directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Superman: Man of Steel), the film is essentially a prerequisite to the Justice League movies and subsequently, the DC Cinematic Universe. Given that Snyder has now wrapped principle photography, the team behind the movie are now entering a lengthy post-production phase. It does seem like a long and tormenting wait, but luckily we have information from visual effects guru Joe Letteri, which is sure to whet your appetite. (more…)

‘Shazam’ Could Still Be Part Of DC’s Cinematic Universe

- 12-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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With production and distribution rights belonging to New Line Cinema and not Warner Bros, the question remains… Is Shazam part of the DC Movie Universe, or not? New Line’s Toby Emmerich made some comments a while back indicating that the character may become a standalone franchise that sits apart from any other built up Universe. But, alas, a new post from DC has now upset the applecart, suggesting that Shazam might actually be part of the DC Universe, alongside Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. So, the ultimate question on our minds now ­– is if the character going to be an active group participant in The Justice League? (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Doesn’t Say Anything Bad About North Korea, Honest

- 12-23-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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TONIGHT, Jeremy and Jason endeavor towards glory in the dystopian Colbert Reportless future while discussing the North Korean response to The Interview and Obama’s response to Sony’s response in a way that won’t get our site hacked.

ALSO ON THE SHOW: (more…)