There’s a child like belief built into the Internet that if you want something bad enough, make enough noise about wanting it, and get enough other people to do the same, that someone somewhere with the power to make it happen will cave in and give you what you want. Any parent can tell you how that usually works out, but this time around I am totally down with holding my breath until Deadpool gets his own movie. That didn’t work out so well. I passed out after about 3 minutes and hit my head on the edge of the coffee table. So instead, I’m going to retweet Rhett Reese‘s Deadpool Movie plea. What will that do? Let’s find out! (more…)
The critical and commercial success of X-Men: Days of Future Past proved that there’s still a lot of life in the X-Men as a film franchise. But while we’ve heard a lot about Sony Pictures specific plans to franchise random Spider-Man characters, even in spite of the lackluster returns of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s been mostly quiet over at Twentieth Century Fox aside from one announcement that the next X-Men film, Apocalypse, was in development. Although there’s occasionally talk of another spin-off film aside from the next Wolverine solo adventure, such as Jeff Wadlow’s X-Force project, there’s mostly been long periods of silence between small bits of news about process.
And then something weird happened. Either by accident or on purpose, test footage for a Deadpool film hit the internet last weekend as San Diego Comic Con, and its drought of genuine movie news, came to a close. Although fans were uncertain of the degree of legitimacy the nearly two-minute clip actually had, it was soon revealed by the production company that made it, the Culver City-based Blur Studios, that this was indeed commissioned by 20th Century Fox to do a proof of concept for an ultra-violent, hard-R-rated Deadpool movie. Now the question for the many Deadpool fans around the world is, would such a movie be allowed to come to fruition from a major Hollywood studio? And the answer, despite Blur’s instantaneous success in capturing the character on film, is no. (more…)
Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at email@example.com
ABOVE: Sideshow has announced a whole new Marvel Sixth Scale Figure line is on the way! Up first is the wise-cracking, fourth wall-breaking, and possibly a tad mentally unstable – Deadpool! That’s right chimichanga lovers, Deadpool is coming to you in Sixth Scale form soon, so be on the lookout! This will truly be a HOT TOY. [Sideshow] (more…)
A little over two years ago, back in 2012, Deadpool creator Rob Leifeld hinted to fans that there was test footage made for an “R” rated Deadpool movie with Ryan Reynolds. He described the footage, but no one really knew if he was telling the truth, or just pulling our collective legs. Now we know! Watch it quick before FOX or Marvel get it taken down! (more…)
Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No matter how many times we here at Nerd Bastards announce a new super hero movie in the works, there’s always at least one person that sounds off in the comments with “Where’s the Deadpool movie already!?” And while we can’t tell you exactly when the Merc with a Mouth might make the transition from comics to film, there is one woman that knows something. X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner has stepped up to address the Deadpool conundrum. (more…)
Big, shared universes are all the rage, all the cool movie studios are doing it after all. The Marvel Cinematic Universe being produced over at Disney/Marvel Studios is a good example of the system working well, but keep in mind that they don’t have access to the film rights for all the Marvel Comics characters. This is where Twentieth Century Fox comes in. They have the film rights for the Fantastic Four and all the X-Men related characters, and one man has been involved in the production of both film franchises: Simon Kinberg. While at Wonder Con a couple of weekends ago, Kinberg was asked about how Fox is going to capitalize on it’s Marvel properties now and in the future. (more…)
Everyone in Hollywood has jumped on the Superhero bandwagon, plotting out years worth of movies and trying to mirror the successful Marvel Studios Model of creating a shared universe for the character rights they own. 20th Century Fox is the latest continue this trend by announcing three new film dates for The Fantastic Four 2, The Wolverine 3, and an as yet unnamed, mystery Marvel movie. (more…)
With the release of the fifth and sixth pieces of the Wedding Puzzle (after the jump) , fan suspicions have been confirmed: Wade Wilson will be the Marvel Universe‘s blushing “Groom-to-be” in 2014. (more…)