Looks Like The X-Men May Be Meeting The Fantastic Four

- 12-15-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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It really is incredible just how much information the hackers that hit Sony really gathered.  Some of the information may be old and moot by this point but much of the information stemming from the leaked emails seems to be fairly fresh, which makes this newest tidbit very interesting.  According to The Daily Beast, who claim to have “spent days and days sifting through hundreds of thousands of email correspondences between Sony execs”, it appears that Fox may be planning a huge crossover event that would feature both the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Shuts Down All The Trash Compactors On The Detention Level

- 12-15-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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This time on PODCAST, HUMOR Jeremy and guest host (that is totally not Jason) Neil B. Deep (see? Not Jason,) gather around the glowing internet fire to discuss all manner of things that pertain to fitness, finance, and faith. Also reports indicate that Marvel and Sony discussed a Spider-Man double-team and Deadpool is happening (I know you already knew that… just go with it). Also there are other things!

Here are the other things! (more…)

First Look at the End of the ‘Fantastic Four’ (the Comic)

- 12-12-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s been a source of tremendous controversy, but yes fans, Marvel Comics is wrapping up its run of Fantastic Four in 2015. Whether it’s a truly creative decision, or whether it’s spite on the part of Marvel to punish Twentieth Century Fox for holding on to the rights of the first family of superheroes with a death grip, but at this point the end of the Fantastic Four is nigh. For now, anyway. Marvel has released today a first look at the issue that kicks off this final (for now) Fantastic Four story arc. Naturally, it’s chock full of guest stars, including the “All New Captain America,” so you know this is going to be good (and long-lasting). (more…)

Abandon All Hope Ye Who Read this ‘Fantastic Four’ Synopsis

- 11-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Basically, nothing can be said or reported about Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot without fans getting a head of steam about it. It’s understandable for a number of reasons, primarily that we’ve been burned twice by Fantastic Four adaptations and because this is Twentieth Century Fox and they don’t have a sterling record of treating their comic book-based movies right. But hey, they could get it right this time, right? Right? Well, if you read the below synopsis you may have some second thoughts about that opinion. Especially if you’re a believe in the sanctity of the accepted comic origin of a superhero team. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast And The Revenge Of The Fart Lords Of The Sith

- 11-19-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Welcome back to the podcast of fun, this time on the show your life model decoy hosts, Jeremy and Jason, have brewed a cup of nerdy pop-culture talky news things and awkward moments. Do you like Star Wars, beard chat, Doctor Who, and scandalous sexy sex sex on the television set? Wow! Then do we have a show for you, clown shoes!

On the unnamed super terrific hour this week: (more…)

We May Know What ‘Fantastic Four” Is About. Or Not. Probably Not.

- 11-18-14Comics, Film, Internet, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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If I’ve said (written) it once, I’ve said (written) it a million times: if you are going to remake, reimagine, reboot, reinvent, or whatever other “re” buzzword that Hollywood feels like using this week, a movie or franchise, you have to bring something new to the table.  As the Fantastic Four re-whatever is getting closer and closer to seeing the light of day, it is becoming more of a case of “be careful what you wish for”.  Hot off the heels of the recent Dr. Doom bomb that hit, a new synopsis for the Josh Trank helmed Fantastic Four movie is making its way through the interwebs and if it is to be believed, Trank is changing a hell of a lot more than Victor Von Doom’s origins. (more…)

Toby Kebbell Said ‘The Fantastic Four’ Reboot’s Doctor Doom Was What?!?!

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

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The Fantastic Four reboot has been a hard nut to crack with most of the cast and crew involved keeping information in what seems like a hermetically sealed vault. Finally, some details are starting to surface regarding Doctor Doom and the altered origins of this iconic comic book villain. We have been told to expect a much more grounded film than the previous installments which starred, Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis as The Fantastic Four, and were more comedic in tone. It seems director Josh Trank is going for a far more brooding Dark Knight approach this time round. (more…)

Yup, Marvel is Confirms ‘Fantastic Four’ is “Going Away for a While” in 2015

- 10-13-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s been grinding in the rumor mill since last summer, but over the weekend at New York Comic Con Marvel confirmed that yes, next year the Fantastic Four will be cancelled with issue #642, and just in time for the big screen release of the new Fantastic Four movie, which is not being released by Disney/Marvel Studios. Of course Marvel Comics isn’t spinning it that way, they’re calling this a “closing act” for the super-team, which implies that the long-running comic is coming to some kind of natural conclusion. Still, the stink of competitive corporate sabotage is on this move, even as Marvel assures that this will be ending that fans will enjoy. (more…)

No New X-Men Characters?!? Aw, Say It Ain’t So, Marvel!

- 10-07-14Comics, Film, Uncategorized, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Yesterday, we reported that the Marvel temper tantrum that resulted in the cancellation of the Fantastic Four comic book series’ was no more than the internet’s best way to avoid blaming itself.  Rather than accepting that low sales killed FF, many fans are blaming Marvel’s decision to pull the plug on the upcoming Fantastic Four movie.  If these fans are to be believed, Marvel is actively trying to sabotage the film’s success by removing any products that they consider advertising for the 20th Century Fox reboot.  This notion seemed completely ridiculous and implausible, considering the fact that Marvel really has nothing to fear from any other studio at this point.  Well, as much as I hate to think it, we just received some news that lends more credibility to rumor. (more…)

Is Marvel Throwing A Temper Tantrum?

- 10-06-14Comics, Film, Internet Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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The Fantastic Four comic book series has been a fan favorite since its original run, dating back to 1961.  All good things, as they say, must come to an end and Fantastic Four’s days are numbered.  It has been announced that FF will be concluding its run in June of 2015, much to its fans’ displeasure.  Cynical fans have been quick to point out that the cancellation date coincides quite nicely with the release of the Josh Tank helmed Fantastic Four big screen reboot, which is leading many to speculate that the cancellation of the comic series is due to Marvel’s attempt to sabotage the new movie.  While it may appear to be a valid conspiracy theory, and everyone adores a good conspiracy theory, this one is made entirely of whole cloth.  (more…)