FAN EXPO – Images from Day 1: Cosplay, LEGO, and Gaming

- 08-28-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Whenever Nerd Bastards goes to a con, we don’t just like to highlight the celebrity guests, news items and other things. No! We also like to put the camera on you, the fans. Those of you in costume anyway. So many fans get into an incredible amount of detail with their costumes, fret over the smallest detail and make sacrifices of comfort and mobility, so it’s only right that as we celebrate the culture, we also celebrate those that make the culture possible with their mad nerdiness. On this Thursday of Fan Expo 2014, we found judges, super-people, brains, robots, and something that looks suspiciously like something out of Will Graham’s nightmares. Also, some very impress LEGO sculptures were on display. All that, and MOAR, in this first photo gallery from Toronto’s National Fan Expo! (more…)

Is The DC Cinematic Universe Following a “No Joke” Policy?

- 08-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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There is no doubt that there are plenty of differences between the movies that Marvel continues to pump out and the movies that WB/DC continues to give audiences.  One of the biggest differneces, of course, is the tone of these movies.  While Marvel loves to give fans some laughs with their superhero action, DC prefers to keep things a bit darker, and for the most part any laughs that come from the audience are almost ironic in response to what’s going on in the film itself (“Want to see a magic trick?”).  If you follow the comic books released from each of the publishers, you may even believe you understand why. A new rumor, however, may give us a better answer to why the DC Cinematic Universe seems so depressing. (more…)

Fully Costumed Superman & Lois Lane Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge On Set

- 08-26-14Uncategorized Posted by Mark Poynter

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While we’ve seen Henry Cavill walking around the set in his super suit covered up with a robe, this time we have perhaps the best look so far at his Man of Steel costume for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Amy Adams is is her usual Lois Lane woman reporter vest and shirt. Separately they have been challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and decided to do it together on set. (more…)

‘Gotham’s’ 19-Minute Special: ‘A Legend Reborn’ Is A Behind-The Scenes Feast

- 08-24-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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TV’s ‘Gotham’ is taking flight. You can tell that by all the promotion it’s getting. It’s drizzled in so much pomp and circumstance that I’m sold on the show’s flavor from previews alone. I don’t care much about the no-name actors being stirred into this soup and Jada P. Smith isn’t a strong enough presence for me to want in. But the whole pot’s on medium with the steam rising lightly. All the ingredients are there and this gumbo is smelling like something out of Emeril Lagasse’s cookbook. I haven’t tasted a thing, but from the way stuff looks, we’re in for a gourmet experience. Like top chefs with a well-stocked fridge, the preview gives us a powerful “making of” that just clocks in under 20 minutes. We meet the characters, see some choreography, several interviews, everything but the kitchen sink. Today’s special is ‘A Legend Reborn.’ Bon appétit!

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Frank Miller Laughs At Nolan’s Dark Knight

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Frank Miller is known for being a writer that commands an almost “genius” status.  His work on Daredevil back in the 80’s is the stuff that legends are made from and his Sin City and 300 comic book properties have been made into movies that are jaw-droppingly beautiful and  stylish – artistic in all of the right ways.  In other words, when Miller speaks, many people listen, and with good cause.  His recent remarks regarding one of the most popular characters that he has worked on, however, may have a few fans scratching their heads. (more…)

James Bond Actor Could Have Played Batman for Burton

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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At this point, Batman is the American equivalent of James Bond with eight actors having donned the cowl (SDCC footage and moody grey snapshots give Affleck full membership status prior to the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), but if Pierce Brosnan had less defined opinions about grown men in their underwear, his career could have gone in an entirely new direction. Yes, Pierce Brosnan could have starred in Multiplicity(more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Reveals The Terrible Secret of 2025 and Celebrate The 111th Batman Mention

- 08-19-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Welcome back to the self proclaimed nerdy podcast of record, RadioBastard. This time on the show, Jeremy and Jason warn you about multiple robot threats, reveal the forbidden love of Daryl Dixon and Herschel’s Head (I loved that show) on the Walking Dead, discuss how Aquaman will cut you for real and the french fried circle of life.

Do you crave more? Jeffrey, you are a gluton! How about… (more…)

Ben Affleck Talks ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ & Fan Reactions

- 08-14-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Now that the initial fervor over Ben Affleck‘s casting as Batman in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice has died down, or at least reached a low simmer on the Internet, the unusually tight-lipped Affleck has begun to talk about his role in the movie and fans reactions. No matter where you sit on the Batfleck Fence, you should at least hear the man out. You might be surprised by his answers.  (more…)

Does This Superman Villain [REDACTED] Have a Significant Part in ‘Batman v Superman’?

- 08-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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When it comes to upcoming comic book movies, there is often an eternal struggle that fans have to face. That being the urge to know every little thing there is to know about an upcoming or current production vs the desire to keep oneself distant of spoilers. More often than not, curiosity wins out. Resisting the urge to know what Hollywood talent and creatives are doing with long standing beloved characters is quite frankly futile. Insatiable fans (and of course us bloggers) pick up quotes, rumors, unofficial set photos, leaked footage and everything in between. Stringing it all together and letting speculation take hold. All for the purpose of prejudging an unfinished product of course. Some fans will cheer while others will rage. But hey, that’s all in the fun in reading (an in my case writing) about comic book movies. 

So, today’s hot rumor comes from an extra on the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice who claims to know how Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luthor plays into the story. If true, these are some pretty big spoilers. Read on if you dare.   (more…)

‘Batman V. Superman’ EP Answers “What’s Batman’s Age Again?”

- 08-11-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s a question that’s plagued the production of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice since it was announced over a year ago: How old is Batman going to be in the movie? Okay, that’s probably not the question, but it’s certainly been in the barrel with all the other questions waiting to be drawn, at least since the casting of Ben Affleck as an older more experienced Dark Knight. Recently, one of the film’s executive producers offered a semi-hard answer to the question, and you know the most basic fact about Affleck’s biography, then it should come as no surprise really. (more…)