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Surprise! It’s an all-new episode with your favorite podcast personalities that aren’t actually famous or Chris Hardwick. Since last we left our plump buddies, Jeremy has become a totally hairless karate master and Jason has watched Double Dragon and subsisted on beard leavings. Enough foreplay, here’s what you’re getting yourself into: (more…)

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Just saying “Batman” takes you to another level of consciousness. In fact, if you didn’t say it in that deep gravely Christian Bale Batman voice the first time, try saying it again, you’ll most likely use it now. It’s no surprise that Cosplayers around the world love to dress up as the Dark Knight at Conventions, Children’s hospitals, Birthday parties and Charity events, as well as the occasional trip to the grocery store to pick up bread and milk. Now in NerdBastards ongoing attempt to scour the Internet for the best of Cosplay we present to you…

-The Best of Batman Cosplay-
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In a gaming sea of rehashes, remasters, and disastrous launches, it’s great to know that we have Batman to pull us out of the gloom with a kickass new game. Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady’s finale to their critically acclaimed, much loved Arkham franchise, is one of the few releases carrying the 8th generation torch this year, almost single-handedly justifying a console upgrade. That said, it’s great to know that Rocksteady and WB Games weren’t afraid to throw some delays our way to make sure that they launch the best game possible and now, after announcing another 3 week delay, we’ve been given a final launch date and a look at some exciting new gameplay to wet our appetites. (more…)

‘Gotham’ Casts Young Lucius Fox: Chris Chalk

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Gotham continues to grow, filling the Batman Universe with villains and supporting characters. This time around show-runner Bruno Heller has cast Chris Chalk (12 Years a Slave) in the role of the tech savvy Lucius Fox, Wayne Enterprises eventual CEO and the man who helps Bruce gather all those wonderful Batman toys. (more…)

Jared Leto Considering Big Personal Change to Play Joker

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Look at that picture above. Seeing Jared Leto all regal and serene with his long brunette hair, joking comparisons to the traditional image of Jesus Christ are going to happen. You know who has almost nothing in common with Jesus? The Joker. They both have names that start with a ‘J’ and some would argue that they’re both fictional (Hey, I’ve seen the Joker numerous times at comic conventions!), but that’s about it. So one of the questions before Leto in taking up the role of the iconic Batman villain in Suicide Squad is whether or not Leto would cut his lovely hair to play the Clown Prince of Crime? Do we have an answer now? (This may be a slow news day.) (more…)

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When I think of what might make a fun game (which I do way more often than would be socially acceptable), stepping into the sweaty boots of Batman and beating the absolute shit out of everything in sight is often at the top of the list. It’s a shame then that, with the sole exception of Konami‘s sublime Batman Returns brawler on the SNES, game developers failed miserably to recreate that experience for gamers for decades. It wasn’t until 2009 that ole bats gained his most valuable gaming ally, Rocksteady Studios. Their Batman debut, Arkham Asylum, was everything Batman fans could have asked for and more, but it was far from perfect, especially in that idiotic final encounter with Joker. Luckily, the rogues over at Smosh Games and Honest Trailers were brave enough to take on the game’s eccentricities with a hilarious, brutally honest trailer of its very own. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast

This time on that podcast… Hey, did you know they are rebooting Ghostbusters? Jeremy has a few plumbing related concerns about this. Meanwhile Paul Feig apparently found Jason’s weak spot – current Saturday Night Live comedy genius Kate McKinnon.

Hey, did you know they are rebooting the Fantastic Four? The guys watch the trailer and give a honest to goodness mature review. Not really, but truth be told, Jason seems truly afraid and curious to see if the film’s seemingly antiseptic view of the FF mythos will start a trend.
Hey, did you know there is also some other reboot and non-reboot news this week? (more…)

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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…)

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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…)