Bryan Cranston rocked the role of an anti-hero stepping into the bio-hazard suit of drug kingpin Walter White for six seasons on Breaking Bad, but recently he mentioned that he was in the market for something more straight up evil. While as the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, he said, “You know what I’d like to do? I’d like to do some big superhero villain in some Marvel classic.” That villain, he explained, would be a new creation, but you can tell that Cranston likes the classics, he said so, and now he’s amended his previous comments saying that there is a Marvel Comics villain he’d like to play, X-Men arch nemesis Mr. Sinister. (more…)
After watching him portray Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad, there’s no doubt that Bryan Cranston can pull off a convincing villain-type character. Cranston seamlessly took his character from meek family man to a very intimidating “one who knocks”, which, along with his role of LBJ in the Broadway play All the Way, earned him several awards. His upcoming performance as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Trumbo may even garner him some Oscar gold this year. Cranston has also expressed interest in participating in larger films as well, and he recently revealed to The UK’s Metro what kind of role is on the top of his wish list: a Marvel super-villain. (more…)
Yes, there’s a lot of super-hero stuff out there these days – movies, TV shows, and of course, comic series galore. But most super-fare is either very do-goody, very “serious,” or a combination of the two. So, when new content comes along that doesn’t take itself too seriously, we might want to pay attention – as is the case with SuperMansion, the upcoming web series produced and starring Bryan Cranston (he of Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle fame). Oh, and it’s claymation as well, which always kicks ass.
As the convention hall doors prepare to close on another sensory-overload edition of the most media-heavy nerd gathering in the known universe, we here at NBHQ thought it would be wise to take a quick trip down Recent-Memory Lane by recapping some of the craziest, zaniest, and most mind-blowing-y moments of SDCC15. As with all forms of public opinion, this list is not meant to be all-inclusive or definitive, but simply a gathering of some of the cool stuff that transpired. Enjoy!
As Simon Pegg dips his quill into the ink well for Star Trek 3‘s script, there are some other rumors floating around the Internet that possibly hint at what Pegg might be writing about: Bryan Cranston rumored to be the movie’s villain and the addition of three strong female characters to the Star Trek 3 mix. What characters might these new additions play and what could this mean for the franchise? (more…)
As we reported at the end of last week, production has wrapped on Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now the spoilers are coming at us in like flies round s**t. There has been rumored plot points about potential major villains, and more has been revealed about Justice League characters and their potential story-arcs . Now if that isn’t bad enough, there are now spoilers about characters in the Batman universe that are not even included in the movie (…it will make much more sense when you read about it – if you decide to read about it!). To explain the logistics behind this would involve revealing a rumor that is based on another rumor, which is based on uncertain revelations (… are you still following us,?! it’s kind of like a ‘matryoshku’ of rumors – eventually you will get to the center of it all, then the movie wont be as fun…), so if you are alright with potential spoilers then feel free to read on, and if you are trying to avoid all SPOILERS before the release date of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, then you know the drill. (more…)
Looking back on AMC‘s award winning Breaking Bad series, the only thing I regret not seeing is Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) singing. now we don’t have to imagine what it might have been like thanks to the folks over at Animeme and Toonocracy. They teamed up and produced this little animated video gem. (more…)
Toys ‘R’ Us Pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ Figures, Cranston Hilariously Responds [UPDATE: Now Aaron Paul Speaks]
Thinking about giving some awesome Breaking Bad action figures to someone you love for Christmas? Well, don’t go to Toys ‘R’ Us to get them because some Florida killjoy/mom has decided that because she thinks its inappropriate for figures marketed to adult fans and in the adult section of the store to be sold in Toys ‘R’ Us stores. Hey, it’s only the country’s largest retailer, am I right? Whose going to go to Toys ‘R’ Us first to buy action figures? So anyway, Spartacus won, and had the whole kit and kaboodle of figures from Mezco Toys have been pulled from the shelves. But don’t think that this whole thing is going to end quietly, or without the input of a key figure from the Breaking Bad saga. (more…)
With the pending home video release of Gareth Edwards‘ 2014 reboot of Godzilla coming to a retailer near you in another week, we pause to do some navel gazing at all the things that he did wrong in the film. YEAH! Take that Edwards. You may be still growing as a filmmaker, and Godzilla was only your second movie, but since you didn’t make the Godzilla movie we all had playing in our heads we’re going to tear you a new one! Ahem. Now that I’ve got that out of my system, let’s introduce a couple of new videos to hit the interwebs today. On the one hand we have a judicious You Tuber who edited together all the Godzilla and MOTU bits in two vids that show how little screen time they all got, and secondly, Honest Trailers has put together a – well – honest trailer for Godzilla. (more…)
Godzilla has had a career unlike any star of the silver screen. Debuting in 1954, Ishirō Honda’s Gojira was a somber, bleak and quite realistic depiction of the sheer destructiveness of nature (itself an allegory for humanity’s own penchant for destruction). From there, some 27 films later, the franchise has gone through many iterations. Sometimes Godzilla’s simply a monster, sometimes a hero, sometimes he’s truly terrible and frightening, and other times a chintzy, campy joke. Yet though all of it, Godzilla endures. [Minor SPOILERS follow.] (more…)