Every time a new Marvel Studios movie comes out, it’s an occasion for Kevin Feige to be asked about all the films he’s currently overseeing and all the films he’s currently not overseeing. This is a story about the latter. And when you trace back the present comic book movie boom, it goes all the way back almost 20 years ago to a little movie called Blade. Based on the Marvel Comics vampire hunter, and played by Wesley Snipes, Blade became an example of how to do comic book movies right, so he’s do for a comeback, right? What about it, Feige? (more…)
Recently, the head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, said that they have some ideas for what the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe might look like after Avengers 4 in May 2019. It may be a world without phases, he said, but the one thing he did know was that it was “gonna be very, very different.” Different how? Below are some suggestions for what new directions the MCU might go into next, some educated guesses given what they’ve done so far. So what might be in store for – well let’s just call it – Phase 4? (more…)
It’s not incorrect to say that today’s comic book movie slate owes a credit to 1998’s Blade, the alpha test prototype that proved that movies based on comic books that are faithful to their source material can be a license to print money. It’s kind of sad then that the Daywalker has kind of receded from the public eye with no new movies or appearances currently announced at any level in the vast Marvel Studios film and TV empire. Unfortunately for Blade fans, this is no mere oversight, as the head of Marvel says that there’s currently no immediate plans for more from the kickboxing vampire. (Community reference.) (more…)
By the time the credits rolled on Blade: Trinity, a lot of people thought of further Daywalker adventures by paraphrasing the immortal words of the farmer in Babe, “That will do, Blade. That will do.” Given Patton Oswalt’s now infamous oral history of the behind the scenes rancour of the film, the fact that Trinity was in anyway comprehensible is a tribute to David S. Goyer and his editor. It does make you wonder though: why would Wesley Snipes want to come back? Is he looking to make amends for past cinema sins, or given the present superhero movie hysteria does he know a good deal when he sees it? (more…)
Rumors reguarding Wesley Snipes possibly reprising his iconic Blade role and returning to the big screen for Marvel have been have been making the rounds as of late. Before this, the rumor was that if Marvel did indeed move forward with a Blade project, it would be centered around Blade’s daughter: Fallon Grey. Snipes has been dropping some hints, however, that you really never know when it comes to Marvel- and nothing should be ruled out. Here are the details he’s shared about the discussions he’s been having with Marvel on the subject. (more…)
Earlier this month there were reports that Marvel’s Blade the Hunter, by Tim Seeley and Logan Faerber was going to be delayed past its expected October release. Now we might know the reason this new book, about the daughter of Blade, has been kept off comic book shelves and it’s all about the Box Office Benjamins. (more…)
Wesley Snipes has done his time and has thrown himself back into the world of acting. His latest acting gig is on the television series The Player. Snipes is at SDCC 2015 to promote the show and you… and of course Snipes, both knew that Blade questions would be thrown at him. What’s Snipes got to say about Blade? (more…)
There are a lot of movies out there. There are a lot of comic books out there too. Both have been made for over 80 years now, so it’s no surprise when a popular comic book is adapted into feature-film form (and on occasion, vice versa). We’re currently living through what is easily the high point of cinematic comic adaptations (in terms of sheer volume, at least), and superheroes are all over the big screen – but comic books contain so much more than spandex-clad do-gooders! In fact, there’s been there’s been a crap-ton (very scientific term there) of movies to hit the theaters that you probably never even realized were based on comics.
This list is by no means all-inclusive, but I’ve rounded up 15 of the biggest and most intriguing movies that you might not have known started out in art-book form. Let’s take a look, shall we – and no, this isn’t one of those annoying sites where you have to click NEXT after every entry to visit a new page to help us build our site-view count! You’re welcome! (more…)
The Marvel Comic Universe features a plethora of characters – some that would translate well off the colored pages and onto a movie or TV screen, and some that wouldn’t. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently plugging away at full steam, and after a rocky start with the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s TV offerings seem to be hitting their stride as well. Of course, both the film and television productions are all part of the larger MCU, which begs the simple-sounding yet very-convoluted questions: what characters will be added, and how? (more…)
This week on The Bastardcast, Megan Fox bounces on a trampoline, Jeremy and Jason advance the theory that Jurassic Park 4‘s delay was caused by a raptor attack, and then they talk about your Mom when discussing the latest Dungeons and Dragons movie.
Also on the show: Rubber cocks replace carrier pigeons, Marvel bets on black (and also the awesome power of Danny Rand’s V-neck), the IT Crowd tries to turn itself back on again (I’m sorry), and the boys discuss why the term “shot for shot remake” might not be the best choice of words when discussing the new Crow movie.
Do you require more giggle flakes in your bowl? Fine. We’ve also got an ALL NEW Trailergasm, and this time, our two fat assholes are talking about casting Sandra Bullock out into the dark nethers of space, one last lick of cornetto, and a boy named Ender that they don’t care about.
Holy crap this is a full show!… is a thing that you could accurately put in that iTunes review that you’ve been meaning to write, because we’ve also got the (brief) return of Taco Talk 2-Nite in “Taco Talk 2-Nite 2: Taquería Exotica”, and Jason teaches us all a little something about love.
All of that, the Handicapped Cadillac Trumpet Detective, and more on this week’s episode of The Bastardcast!
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