Kevin Smith let loose on his latest Podcast Hollywood Babble-On with the news that he has seen the new Batman costume designed for Zack Snyder‘s Superman VS. Batman movie. In fact, he’s seen the suit ON Ben Affleck. What’s he got to say about the whole thing? (more…)
Walt Flanagan is living the dream. He’s got a TV show, draws comics, and he runs a comic shop with a bunch of his friends. Why he would want to let our collection of sad sack and snarky mouth breathers darken his metaphorical doorway is beyond comprehension, but in the interview below, Flanagan fields our questions about comic book reboots, whether he’d advise someone to run their own comic shop, the brick and mortar battle against digital, his upcoming comic book Cryptozoic Man, and the upcoming season of Comic Book Men, which premiers Sunday on AMC at midnight, following The Walking Dead and Talking Dead. (more…)
I could be unbelievably corny and opine that we’ve “Come A Long Way, Baby…” And regardless of how hackneyed a comment that would be, it’s the simple truth: Nerds and Geeks (use whatever term you like–the differences between them are a subject for another article) are at the vanguard of modern pop culture and entertainment: Scientists are celebrities, comic book heroes are movie stars, supermodels talk of their love for video games….This is the world Nerds built….
And this list celebrates some of it’s greatest architects.
Honored here are actors, comedians, filmmakers, physicists, TV personalities, and writers. All are card-carrying geeks, and all have contributed something unique to this wonderful Nerdiverse of ours. In the interest of communicating exactly what makes each of these personalities worthy of inclusion here, I have included a quotation from each of them (and links to their respective Facebook Pages in their names).
Anyhoo, let’s proceed with the list proper–starting at number ten with:
This week on The Bastardcast, Jeremy and Jason go to San Diego Comic Con… in their minds, discussing all the con’s biggest news.
Superman/Batman? Yup, they’re talking about what (and who) the next Batman needs to be and if Zack Snyder can handle Batman’s “curves”.
Avengers 2: Age of Ultron? Of course! Joss Whedon‘s irrational fear of ants and cannon needs to be explored!
Speaking of the Marvel Movie Universe, Jason is concerned about a tear in the fabric of space and time should Magneto Prime bed Retro Magneto, and the fellows discuss Hugh Jackman, Matt Smith, Simon Pegg, and Bryan Cranston‘s penchant for cosplay and a new rule about comic convention etiquette, hash tag: Star Jarring.
Also on the show: The boys ponder which beloved sci-fi franchise they want JJ Abrams to befoul (hand on the glass JJ, you brought this on yourself), and did you believe that Kevin Smith was retiring? FOOL! Smith may want to make a movie about a man in a walrus suit called Tusk.
All of that, sad Dan Harmon, and some chatting about what SDCC is and what we were all not given, meaning real details and any news about a Flash movie, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and of course, WONDER WOMAN!
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I would like to say this is a candid video, just two dudes who ran into each other on a back lot and started talking about killing zombies. I said I’d like to, in reality it looks like AMC is using former movie maker, now hockey jersey model Kevin Smith as the promotional juggernaut for the forthcoming fourth season of The Walking Dead.
Smith hosts two (in what appears to be of many) behind the scenes videos, the first one centers on Norman Reedus and his characters weapon of choice. (more…)
We’ve all seen the trailers and clips of Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel and many of us have wondered about the beard. It’s been an on-again, off-again, almost running gag in the Superman comics and cartoons. How exactly does Superman cut his hair, trim his nails, or shave his beard. Some of us fans have taken it to another level of worry, just check out what Conan has to say on the subject.
Below are a series of videos detailing each celebrity’s theory on how Superman takes care of that Super-Manly beard. After you’ve checked them all out you can vote for your favorite over at Gillette‘s YouTube page: Howdoesheshave.
I have to say that I find this type of movie cross marketing as one of the more amusing of the genre. Usually those commercials are annoying and an obvious cash grab with little thought to the subject matter. I prefer this more cerebral-tongue-in-cheek approach.
Lots of Twitter action today! (By the way, if you’re not already following @NerdBastards… nudgenudge.)
First of all! Drum roll please… The Master of All Things That Are Awesome – aka Joss Whedon – is now on Twitter! As the @JossActual (not the Actual Joss, thank you very much), he’s got his own account and he’ll be twitting around, tweeting the things that Whedons do. Like this, for example:
MY account!I got strong opinions!I’m gettin’ POLITICAL! (Heads up, LEMURS.) And making wry observations about mundane stuff! #airlines
— Joss Whedon (@JossActual) May 13, 2013
That’s pretty Joss-y, to me. Definitely looking forward to the epicness he’ll be getting up to in Twitterland.
In other Twitter news, Kevin Smith has completed the screenplay for Clerks III. And, of course, knowing that people would be saying, “Pics or it didn’t happen!” he went ahead and Instagrammed a picture for us nerds.
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This week on The Bastardcast, Jeremy and Jason get down with the sickness that is Kickstarter revivals, wrestler/actors, and their low budget/high concept version of what Jurassic Park 4 would look like.
You want more? You need it? Fine, we will be your podcast heroin — who want’s to talk about the Pope!?!?! Yeah you do, how about Ukrainian assassin dolphins? Oh, now we got your attention. Ready for the money shot? The Papal pop-shot if you will? How about this: The Pope riding on the back of a Ukrainian assassin dolphin to take on Steven Seagal?! BOOM! Don’t trip on your brain pieces that fell on the floor when we blew your mind with that thing we just said.
I can’t believe you want more show, I can’t believe how voracious your appetites are and the fact that I just used the word voracious in a way that is proper. Fine! We will give you more show! You insatiable pod-gobbler!
KEVIN SMITH EATING A SANDWICH, ASTRONAUT: THE MUSICAL, IRAN DOESN’T LIKE BEN AFFLECK‘S APPLES, AND SLY STALLONE WANTS YOUNG MEN… for Expendables 3.
All that, and a whole other podcast tacked onto the back of this one that will have hilarity ensuing all over your face and up in your business.
The Bastardcast: Kickstartering a Perfect Strangers trilogy since 8 minutes ago.
So I guess it’s really happening.
Posted to the image sharing site Imgur this morning was the title page for the first draft of the script for Clerks III. Writer/director Kevin Smith posted the screencap this morning, saying that he “jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing Clerks III.”
Well if that’s not enough nerd news to feed on this Friday, consider Smith’s next statement. “[A]fter 2 hours of tapping the keys and giggling, I have come to a conclusion… Clerks III will be the best film I’ll ever make.”
I think I speak for us all when I say we the fandom will reserve judgment on that. Come to think of it, I seem to remember Smith once saying the same thing about Hit Somebody, and we all know what happened there.
What I will say is that at least there’s progress on Clerks III and I guess we’ll find out soon if Smith was able to get past a couple of pages. And interestingly, does this solve the Jeff Anderson riddle? If Smith is now punching out the script, is Anderson officially on board now?
More news as it develops.
Kevin Smith‘s Publicity-Pimping, Stage-Show, Road-Trip Tour is coming to a town near you, well maybe in the next state, no, not that one the other one. The show features their new animated movie, Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.
The movie’s budget is unsurprisingly $69,000. Get it, 69, that’s some kind of exotic sex move that makes pre-teen boys giggle, and others like myself, that never really grew out of those fits of giggles and guffaws that follow someone farting, falling, or making an unexpected and unintended innuendo.
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID ! ! !
The animated movie was produced by Jason Mewes and animated by Steve Stark. Tickets to the live event will set you back at least $45 bucks with VIP tickets and bundle of goodies (T-Shirt, Signed Poster, Photo-Op, VIP Laminate and Lanyard) sucking $250 dollars right out of your back pocket, but you’ll get to see Smith strut across the stage with his arms raised shouting, “Are you not entertained?!?!” all Gladiator style. Smith can tell a good story.
Check out the trailer below, turn the sound down if you’re gonna ignore the NSFW warning in the title, the “F” bomb rains down like flak on D-Day at Omaha beach.
What do you think? Are you going to get out and check out the Tour? I’m not sure yet, but since I managed to get through this whole post without using the word “Snoogins” once I might just treat myself to some Jay & Silent Bob time.
Crap, I just used it didn’t I?