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The writers of The Flash certainly had some brass when they decided to incorporate the DC Comics hero Firestorm into the show. Now Firestorm may not make the front bench of the Justice League, and he may not make the Top 100 of the best-selling superheroes of all time, but his super-power is fire and he’s got, easily, one of the most flamboyant costumes in the entire DC Universe. Now we’ve seen what Firestorm (and actor Robbie “cousin of Arrow’s StephenAmell) looks like when the flame is on – so to speak – but one has to wonder how The Flash will re-interpret the costume for TV. Well wonder no more! Behold, Firestorm’s CW-approved, ready for prime time, updated haute couture. Warning, this may not exactly meet you definition of fighting style. (more…)

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Upon the initial announcement of his casting as the iconic, bald baddie Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s upcoming titanic superhero collision, there was a mixture of head-scratching and groans that seemed to fill the Internet. But now, while touring with his latest indie film (Richard Ayoade’s Dostoyevsky adaptation The Double — which is quite good), Jesse Eisenberg has spoken with IGN about the role. Mixing his trademark smarm with purposeful vagaries, Eisenberg answered a few questions…without really saying anything at all.

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John Carpenter Is Ready For ‘Dead Space’

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Dead Space is a very popular video game franchise that obviously takes its inspiration from the haunted spaceship horror motif coined by Alien. So it would be a natural fit to have a horror movie director slip into the role and bring Dead Space to life in a live-action movie, right? But how about a horror movie legend like John Carpenter? Could you see the man behind Halloween, The Thing, Star Man and Assault on Precinct 13 directing a Dead Space movie?

Well, John Carpenter thinks he can? He told IGN that he was seriously interested in the possibility:

“I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made. You know it’s great. The first game was more – I guess it was like Alien – but not quite. It was a little different than that. I maintain that Dead Space would just make a great movie because you have these people coming onto an abandoned, shut-down space ship and they have to start it up and something’s on board. It’s just great stuff. I would love to make Dead Space [into a film], I’ll tell you that right now. That one is ready-made.”

Of course, Carpenter’s last trip into space, 2001’s Ghosts of Mars, didn’t turn out so well, but his last film, The Ward, I enjoyed a lot, so I wouldn’t mind seeing what Carpenter could do with an established brand like Dead Space.

What do you Bastards think?

Source: Comic Book Movie

When you watch the latest trailer for Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA:V) one word seems more appropriate than all others to describe what you are seeing: ambition.

The world is bigger (as big as the last 2 games and Red Dead Redemption combined according to The Guardian) and it is completely open to us from the first play.

Every picture and frame we’ve seen screams for us to notice the intricate detail work. Los Santos is LA and it is fantastically rendered.

This is more than hollow beauty though. The story — headlined by three crimey protagonists named Michael (the old one), Franklin (the young one), and Trevor (the loco one) — seems equally intricate, with a focus on massive heists and tremendous action set-ups, like a firefight in a helicopter. Oh yeah, the world is that large because flying is a huge part of the game. So is our ability to switch between the three main characters, meaning this game should be as re-playable as it is cinematic.

That’s really all I got, but I advise you too go read both The Guardian’s and IGN’s hands on previews as they contain a lot more information and notes from Rockstar’s development team.

GTA:V comes out this Spring and once it does, you won’t see me for months. Here’s the second trailer.

I’m sure you’ve got it marked down in your iCal already, but if you didn’t know, The Dark Knight Rises comes out on home video on December 4th. And in case you need any inspiration to pre-order it, or just otherwise need a reason to buy the disc when it comes out in less than two months, we have a new trailer for the Blu-ray release, which is embedded below (via Coming Soon): (more…)

Back from the Crusades… and by that we mean the Baltimore Comic-Con and a hellish server transfer, Jason and Jeremy launch into an all-new BastardCast with a renewed vigor and a resplendent infatuation with this week’s overflowing cornucopia of headlines… and would you look at all those shiny words that barely jive. Anyway, the boys discuss: the awfulness of Revolution, Arrow casting, a death in the Marvel U, the impending death of Nintendo’s Wii U, Pacific Rim in the third dimension, the Ant-Man footage you knew you’d one day see, and so much more!

Following that, Captain Corpulent and the Ginger Lantern (we’re trying it out) invite Kyle Moody aboard the S.S. Sinking Ship to discuss the college course he is teaching on video games and journalism in association with IGN before the boys kick him out and do the Dirty Nerdy Confession, and when I say “do”, I mean… well, you’ll have to listen to find out. (We don’t know where that innuendo is going honestly…)

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You may have forgotten, but long before Ronald Moore launched his critically-acclaimed Sy-Fy remake of Battlestar Galactica, filmmaker Bryan Singer was planning his own Battlestar redo, and it seems he still is.

Working with screenwriter John Orloff, Singer was asked about the status of his BSG by IGN. “I have a script that’s in revisions right now, and it’s very cool,” Singer said.

Cool or not, Singer added that the tone and style of his Battlestar will likely be somewhere in between the campy 70s version and the darker, new millennium take.

“It will exist, I think, quite well between the Glen Larson and Ron Moore universes, but that’s all I want to say about it,” Singer said. “But it’s evolving quite well, and quite recently. I’ve been developing this for a while, and certain things came to fruition recently, and I hope to do it.”

Now I’m not usually one to bitch and moan about remakes, but Moore’s BSG was so seminal and so different from the original to be a classic in its own right, then why do we need a third version? What direction can Singer possibly take it to make it cool and fresh again? Even if he takes a lighter approach to the material, it’s going to feel like Singer is mocking Moore’s more serious, real world approach to BSG. Somehow, I don’t think we’ll be seeing this anytime soon.

Source: Blastr

In an interview with IGN, filmmaker Bryan Singer was asked the inevitable about the next cinematic chapter of the X-Men, and in course confirmed the previously discussed rumor that the plot, and title of the film, will be based on the seminal Days of Future Past storyline from Uncanny X-Men.

“It’s called Days of Future Past, and it deals with aspects of that comic, but also some very new things,” Singer told the interviewer.

Singer then confirmed that the film is currently being written and will start shooting in a couple of months. He also talked about how the film might also blend a combination of cast members from the initial X-Men trilogy and the rebooted First Class.

Singer also talked about the possibility of getting behind the camera again for an X-Men movie, and although he says he’s happy in his role as producer right now, he hasn’t ruled it out.

Watch the complete video below:

Source: IGN.com

It’s finally happening! Prepare for the next level with the second season of Mortal Kombat Legacy. Kombat producer and director Kevin Tancharoen makes the announcement official in the video below saying that this season is going to be all about the tournament; more fighting and more effects. Click play to check out the awesome video announcement, which includes teases about what characters might show up to… FIGHT!!!

Props to Tancharoen and his team for making a teaser announcement almost as entertaining as the series itself. Especially those beat-box-ers. Impressive.

More news as it develops.

Source: IGN

Hold on to your Xbox 360 nerdy dudes and dudettes ’cause the U.S Government may be making a new court ruling that will have the popular video game console removed  from store shelves Nationwide this fall. How did this happen and why haven’t you heard of this sooner? Well it’s quite simple, recently the case surrounding this suggested ruling has been kept under wraps due to the parties involved.

Here is the main issue at hand:

“Motorola and Microsoft have been tied up in a copyright battle for a while now, over some Motorola WiFi and video codec patents used in the console, and U.S. Judge David Shaw has actually recommended against the continued sale of the Xbox 360 in the United States until the matter is resolved.” –Blastr News

Judge Shaw, in an interview with IGN, divulged the reasoning behind his suggestion to discontinue the sale of the Xbox 360:

“Enforcing intellectual property rights outweighs any potential economic impact on video game console buyers,”

While Shaw believes that Sony and Nintendo could fill the void left by Xbox 360 for the U.S. videogame market, Microsoft argues that shutting them out of the market completely would leave them at disadvantage and be unfair to consumer.Now that Judge Shaw has heard the case and made his recommendation, it is now up to ITC  to make the final decision on the matter this August. If the International Trade Commission (ITC) agrees with Judge Shaw’s recommended ruling we could be seeing some major problems with console sales, along with a standstill in production for their star game of the year ‘Halo 4’.

This news really could not have come at a worse time for Microsoft. With E3 only a week and a half away , what will come of the projects the company plans to unveil this year? Will it be empty promises or plausible productions? Last year their sales promotion was the bundled pack of KINECT & Xbox 360 with a  revamped user interface, and it was a huge success in sales for the Christmas Season. But if Microsoft is removed as part of the ‘Big Three’, other console company’s will take the chance to crush Microsoft while its down.

At this point it seems out of Microsoft and Motorola‘s hands, and if the International Trade Commission (ITC) agrees with the recommendation to remove Microsoft from the market the only person who can overturn that is the  U.S. President.

The Library is Open: What are your thoughts on the matter at hand?

–Update 05/23: 11:00 p.m.—-

Microsoft Response & Press Release:

On the current news of ITC’s ruling in the Fall,   “the full Commission will rule on this in August, and until that time, nothing will change.”

“The recommendation by the Administrative Law Judge is the first step in the process leading to the Commission’s final ruling. We remain confident the Commission will ultimately rule in Microsoft’s favor in this case and that Motorola will be held to its promise to make its standard essential patents available on fair and reasonable terms.” –Microsoft.