Universal Tell Us All What We Already Know, Monster Movies Have Been Failures

- 11-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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As it stands, we have Marvel and Disney making lucrative business with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fox have the lucrative X-men to branch out on (recently announced Deadpool movie) and Sony have Spiderman (however, things aren’t looking too hot business wise with that franchise as Venom has been cancelled). So it’s only natural that Universal were planning on expanding their Monster Movie Universe. But here’s the kicker, the past couple of movies have performed rather poorly at the box office. The original monster movies’ are what Universal studios were built on. With the success of movies such as Frankenstein, The Invisiable Man, Dracula and The Mummy that originated from the 1930s, helping Universal become the mammoth studio it is today. However, it seems like Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has conceded defeat. (more…)

Yup, Rob Liefeld is Involved in the ‘Deadpool’ Movie

- 11-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Deadpool fans weren’t the only ones pleased that the Merc with the Mouth is finally going to get his own movie, Deadpool’s creator Rob Liefeld was too. Liefeld takes a lot of heat from fans for this drawing skills, particularly in the areas of proportionality and appendages, but he is responsible for co-creating a number of popular X-Men characters introduced in the early 90s, including much of X-Force. So with Deadpool now definitely maybe coming soon to a theater near you, Liefeld talked about his involvement with the project to fans at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in Los Angeles this past weekend. And guess what? He’s a little bit excited about it. (more…)

Will the 2020 ‘Green Lantern’ Movie be a Reboot?

- 10-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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When the news broke earlier today that Green Lantern would be getting another stand alone movie in 2020, the first question that popped into my mind was, “Would this movie continue the Green Lantern story or would it be a reboot?” Now we know. (more…)

Will The Solo ‘Deadpool’ Movie Exist in a 20th Century FOX X-Men Cinematic Universe?

- 10-06-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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When the Deadpool movie test footage leaked last month creating an Internet avalanche of support that prompted FOX executives to do a one hundred and eighty degree reversal and fast track the production by announcing a release date, a lot of fans wondered how it would fit into the rest of FOX’s Marvel properties, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. Now Simon Kinberg, the man with a three-year deal to oversee the future of the X-men and Fantastic Four movies has weighed in on the future of Deadpool. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast With #3Boobs and a Bakula

- 09-27-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Tune in and then tune out as super showfriends Chris Cummins and Matt “Gator” Jackson return to help make sure that Jeremy doesn’t pass out from his (legally prescribed) back pills before the end of the show, all while Jason — driven by an intense desire to possess sole control of the show — tries to stall with his wild attempt to re-create the legendary “Night Of A Thousand Sh—y Impressions” fiasco from last year. Please don’t stop reading, they also talk about this week’s biggest and weirdest news stories like: (more…)

Would You Prefer To Spend $200 On Chimichangas or This 1/6th Scale Deadpool Figure?

- 09-24-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Boy, this has been some week for Deadpool news. First, our favorite wise crackin’ “Merc with the Mouth” gets a confirmed live action movie deal slated for 2016 (all thanks to that leaked test footage and the internets power to move mountains). Like an endless platter of savory fish tacos, the heaping portion of satisfaction continues. Now, Sideshow Collectibles has announced the first entry in their Marvel Comics 1/6 scale figure series, Deadpool. And sweet Christmas if it isn’t everything you ever wanted in a premium Deadpool figure – 12 inches of red coated righteousness.  The first figure ever to break the 4th wall!   (more…)

Rob Liefeld’s Compelling Argument On ‘Deadpool’s’ Rating. Will It Be R Or PG-13?

- 09-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Rob Liefeld and I have an interesting relationship: he has no idea I exist and I have to accept that he invented Deadpool, one of the coolest comic book characters in history. Deadpool grew into something more amazing long after Liefeld moved on. But he still deserves the credit, just as he deserves props for creating Domino and Cable, among others. It hurts me to admit it, but the man has ideas. He just shouldn’t be drawing anything, ever, because he has zero understanding of human anatomy. He’ll draw Captain America with a little head and a massive chest. It also annoys me to admit that he makes great points concerning what rating the Deadpool movie might get. The internet is throwing chairs over the reported PG-13 rating. But there’s hope that we fans might actually get what we want after all. (more…)

Success! The Leaked Test Footage Proved to Fox that ‘Deadpool’ was Viable

- 09-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There’s been a lot of movement on the Deadpool movie in the last couple of weeks. After years of waiting, and wanting, Twentieth Century Fox finally announced last week that the “Merc with the Mouth” was not only greenlighted for his own solo adventure, but it’s also got a release date set in just one and a half years time. To what do we owe this sudden interest in a big screen Deadpool? Well, one could point out the test footage that was released this past summer, and the excitement it generated with fans, as the primary cause, but can it really be that simple?  Actually, it can. And Rob Liefeld says it is. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Panders To Their Listeners In The United Kingdom

- 09-22-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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We came back! This time on… THIS PODCAST, Jeremy and Jason let a storm of wild and erotic comedy overtake them as they deliver all the hits with none of the filler. Honestly, I don’t know how you made it through without us but *finger to face* shh shh, it’s okay now. Let’s talk about Dan Aykroyd‘s idea to explore the mythology of the Ghostbusters one shard at a time. Let’s talk about stolen Batmobiles and Ben Affleck‘s feels. Lets talk about sex, baby. Fat guy sex, that is. Let’s put a black hamburger in our mouths and taste the squid juice goodness. Let us be adventurers together on the dope wave that is the internet, bro.

Other things that we will touch on during the show… (more…)

Why You Shouldn’t Get Too Excited About That ‘Deadpool’ Movie Just Yet

- 09-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Leo Johnson

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Recently we saw some test footage for a potential Deadpool movie. The internet was pretty dang happy. Then, earlier this week it was officially announced that we’d get a Deadpool movie. The internet promptly exploded with glee. We’d gotten a taste of the Merc With A Mouth with Ryan Reynold‘s fantastic portrayal of him in X-Men Origins: Wolverine before they immediately messed up the character, also in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. After the the test footage, we had hope that we’d get to see the character done justice in a movie, finally getting the right mix of violence and insanity down. Well, it looks like we’ll get a movie, just maybe not quite what everyone was expecting.  (more…)