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Hugh Jackman has fans just about all the Wolverine fans out there convinced that his final Wolverine movie will be using the incredibly popular Old Man Logan story line. There’s one glaring problem with that belief, FOX doesn’t own the movie rights to a ton of the characters that appeared in that comic book story. Mark Miller, the writer of Old Man Logan and FOX’s Comic Book Movie consultant has some things to say about that. How would he get around that problem? (more…)

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Matthew Vaughn – of Kick Ass and X-men: First Class fame –  has directed a new movie based on Mark Miller’s (Kick-Ass 1 & 2) comic book that has got us real excited here at NerdBastards. Furthermore, after each update, our interest in the movie is ever increasing. With the release date of Kingsman The Secret Service set for February 13th and the film is entering the final stages of its marketing campaign, word on the film has been building incrementally with each update offering more of an insight into what we should be expecting to see when the movie finally hits the big screen. Starring Colin Firth stars as a dapper secret agent training a new recruit and we have some rad and rather risqué character posters featuring Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and an awesome little pug named Jack Bauer. Check em out below peepsters. (more…)

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20th Century Fox has released a new international poster for The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima (Yukio on right) and Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper on left). Based on the celebrated Chris Clairmont and Frank Miller limited comic book series, Wolverine, the movie sees our pint sized’ claw swiping hero fight ninjas and other nefarious villains in Japan. The official synopsis is below:

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

Sounds scary doesn’t it. Hopefully this movie is finally going to give fans the Wolverine solo film they’ve been crying for since the first X-Men movie hit the big screen.

Via: Comingsoon


Never has a title been so true, so hilarious and so simple as that of Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass. It’s an irreverent, juvenile, over-the-top, outrageously violent, love letter to comic books and superheroes. Suffice to say, it was well received in the nerd community. Eh, give us nerds some chaos and cartoonish gimmicks and we’re a happy bunch. Anyway, since the release of the movie based on the comic of the same name, there has been sequel talk. However, indifference between actors and creatives (Director Matthew Vaughn and writer Jane Goldman are working on other projects) has led to it not being bloody likely. A spin-off however, may be in the works…

Hit-Girl, the 11-year-old that massacred a room full of baddies to the tune of The Banana Splits Theme, may get her own flick. Mind you, there is no official news on this, it’s pure speculation. Here’s why:

Mark Millar, the writer of the comic from which the film was adapted, has been teasing a “huge announcement” that will make Kick Ass 2 fans “very happy”. Which is strange, because the only Kick-Ass 2 we know of is the upcoming comic book series.

Hit-Girl herself, Chloe Moretz suggested (via an interview with MTV news) that regarding Kick Ass 2 there was news…”Something, something we’ve got up our sleeves.”

Are they hinting at a now-planned Hit Girl movie? Goodness knows Kick-Ass was best as a movie whenever Hit Girl was on the screen. I think Mark Millar has perhaps realized that fans would much rather watch a Hit Girl movie rather than Kick-Ass 2. In fact, Millar has been publicly pointing out the preponderence of people dressing up as Hit Girl in Cosplay as of late. Not that that means anything, but it does sorta feed into the suspicion. Furthermore, there was a  Hit Girl mini series meant to launch in September, set between Kick Ass and Kick Ass 2 to fill the gaps in delayed shipping, but it got dropped. It’s rumored this material was going rewritten as to be a sequel to Kick Ass 2 – with Hit-Girl being a lot older. So… maybe this unused work is instead being cherry picked for a stand alone movie?

Again, we’re being speculative bastards. This “huge announcement” could be anything. It might even be an Kick-Ass 2 announcement – with a new writer and director. Will see.

Via: Bleeding Cool

Recently a few news items dropped that bode well for the fan of the superhero movie genre.

After what seems like months of photo leaks from the set, speculation & rumor and, word that Chris Nolan has tighter security on the script than most European nations we finally have the first (and of course vague) official synopsis for “The Dark Knight Rises”.

If you have been waiting for a silver screen treatment for everyone’s favorite sorcerer supreme, well you might be in luck. Someone says someone else registered some things that might be related to a certain Marvel character.

Speaking of Marvel, still worried about the sequel to Wolverine sucking as much the first one? Hugh Jackman made some off hand statements that could set your mind at ease (or, convince you it will be called Wolverine 2: Suck Harder).

Finally, looks like another Mark Millar property might hit the big screen, and it’s a very good idea.

It’s all coming up in the Superhero Movie Round Up!

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Kick-Ass 2, Not Bloody Likely

You got to hand it to Mark Miller, much like the title character in Kick-Ass, he doesn’t when to just stay down and wait for the beating to stop. Not soon after the release of the movie based on the comic of the same name, sequel chatter started.

One year later, talk is about all there has been and it doesn’t look very promising. Speaking to the LA Times, Miller finally sounds like he’s coming to grips with the (rather large) chance the movie won’t see the light of day.

“The thing about the first movie is that it kind of exploded all our careers. People forget, but this was a $28-million indie movie made in the UK. It grossed $100 million at theaters and made the same again and more on DVD and Blu-ray and got amazing reviews. So everybody involved suddenly got hired for a million different things, and re-forming the band again would be impossible.”

Write and Director Matthew Vaughn and writer Jane Goldman have moved on to bigger (as in budget) and better (as in actually going to happen) projects. Miller is also well aware that time is a factor, the original cast was young and in a few years, they just won’t fit the tights or the roles. Personally, I will feel better about myself when Chloë Grace Moretz (Hit Girl) turns 18, but the movie needs her to be young.

“There’s a window because the actors are all supposed to be in high school and if this came out after 2013, for example, that window would have closed,” he said. “I obviously know more than I can say, but I think people will be pretty happy with the conversations we’ve been having.”

Read that last sentence again. Damn it Miller, you’re still hopeful aren’t you? He says that he expects Vaughn to produce and at the very least have something to with the writing. Still, it is nice to see he is at least admitting the project might never happen and if it does, it will be an uphill battle.

If there is one lesson that the movie taught us, its that some days the under dogs do finally win in the end. Maybe Kick-Ass 2 has a chance? A little bit of luck and proverbial jet pack with chain guns my come his way yet.

Source: Hero Complex and /Film

 

This super hero news round-up is so big it’s actually exploding in your face with cape ‘n’ tights awesomeness! Let’s get to it! First up we have an incredible fan-made trailer for Mark Miller‘s Old Man Logan. All the footage is provided from multiple films but Clint Eastwood has the honor of portraying our lead. Pretty fantastic casting if you ask me.

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I re-read the books again and wanted to make something for now. Later on I want throw in more from the books into a longer trailer. In it I plan to shed a little more light as to what caused the apocalypse. I also am changing it up and removing the Kingpin (wasn’t a fan of how they changed him in the books and no it’s not a racial thing). Instead I’m throwing in Magneto (was curious about his presence in a post-apocalyptic world). Enjoy.

Kick-ass trailer plus an extra helping of Magneto!? Lots of win here.

source: GeekTyrant

 

There’s more super hero new below the cut including (but not limited to) a first look at the new Wayne Manor, set pics from Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, and The Avengers might show up at San Diego Comic Con after all.

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Matthew Vaughn might be tiring of super heroes after helming both Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class. (I don’t understand how, but then again I’m a cape ‘n’ cowl junkie) But if he is sick of ’em that’s not the reason he’s giving us for why they’ll be no Kick-Ass 2. Mark Miller and John Romita Jr. are already hard at work with the comic book sequel, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, which has two issues published. But a movie based on this comic is unlikely, at least one directed by Vaughn,

Everyone says we’re doing Kick-Ass 2 but… the weird thing about Kick-Ass 2 is I’d love to do it, because I enjoyed it so much, but I’m a big believer that if you’re going to do a sequel it’s got to be as good as the first one if not better. I just don’t know how I could…

My business brain just says do Kick-Ass 2, shoot it and get it out there and it would make a lot of money but I really do love that movie. It was a special moment to me making that film and I don’t want to spoil it. I’m not saying it’s as good as Pulp Fiction but I think it would be weird if Tarantino did Pulp Fiction 2. Everything that made Kick-Ass original and fun, if you do it again, it would be crass…

I would go out on that limb and say Kick-Ass is the Pulp Fiction of comic book movies, and maybe a sequel would ruin the bloody magic of the first. We’ll really just have to wait and see how the comic’s sequel pans out. Thus far the first two issues have delivered on all the violence and dark humor of the first, so if the comic sequel is good enough why not try for another movie? It shouldn’t be a rushed production by any means, but with enough time and preparation I say why not. Sequels are so common these days, it’s refreshing when Hollywood makes one worth seeing.

Bummed out by no Vaughn-directed Kick-Ass 2? Don’t worry , we’ve got First Class opening in a week, June 3rd. Somehow I doubt First Class will feature a 10-year-old girl slicing through thugs and dropping ‘cunts’ and ‘fucks’ left and right. Which is a downright shame.

source: BleedingCool

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Throughout 2010, the internet has been buzzing news about a sequel to Kick-Ass. We got a title name, Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall, Matthew Vaughn showing interest to return to direct the sequel, and Mark Miller saying that filming for the second film would start this spring. Well, it seems that Miller may have been just saying things as it was revealed recently that Kick-Ass 2 is currently not in the works.

Jane Goldman, who co-wrote Kick-Ass with Vaughn and doing the same with X-Men: First Class, had this to say about the recent reports about Kick-Ass 2 on Twitter:

“Saw a few erroneous reports today that I’m currently writing Kick Ass 2 script – sorry if anyone’s disappointed, but not true.”

Goldman later revealed that she is currently working on two projects, with one being Vaughn’s next project. While it may suck-ass that we’re not getting Kick-Ass 2 anytime soon, it may be worth the wait seeing how Vaughn is currently busy making sure fans will enjoy X-Men: First Class.

Via Screen Junkies

Mark Millar Announces Kapow! A UK Comic-Con

What is the difference between an Englishman and his photograph? The photograph is fully developed! Ha, I love that joke!

Why da fuck would I tell that joke? Well, much about this joke can be compared to nerds in America vs. nerds in the UK. Fans in the states, I think are a wee bit more cultured and earnest. Seriously, Brits have Doctor Who and Harry Potter, that’s about it. *fires gun into air, high-fives bald eagle* Haha, OK, I’m just being mean for the sake of humor. UK fan-boys are just as nerdy as us Yankee’s. I’m serious. Heck the UK was host to the largest fan light saber battle in history, you don’t get much nerdery than that.

Now, what da fuck am I getting at? Besides wanting to take a crack at those limey bastards, I also feel bad for them. Their just as devoted as the rest of us, yet they are not as privileged as us Americans. We get all the cool shit, namely awesome Conventions and Expo’s. Minus the occasional Doctor Who tea party, they don’t have the gatherings we do (Excluding the Light Saber battle, of course. That was a one time thing). It kinda sucks for them.

Well, that’s all about to change.

Legendary comic-book writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Nemesis) is launching a comic book convention in the UK called Kapow! Comic Con, happening April 9 and 10, 2011 at the London Business Design Centre (a month after C2E2 in Chicago, a week after WonderCon in San Francisco, and more than three months before Comic-Con International in San Diego). Kapow! is ideally scheduled to take advantage of 2011 and 2012’s motion picture lineups, which are heavy with comic book and genre movies including Thor, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Dredd, a Star Trek sequel and a Spider-Man reboot.

In a video message announcing the endeavor, Millar explains that it makes sense to host a Britain-based companion to the San Diego show given the nation’s population of venerable comics creators, not to mention the local presence of America’s major film studios.

Kapow! Comic Con Trailer from kapowcomiccon on Vimeo.

Tickets to Kapow! can be purchased now through the convention website

Guests include Andy Diggle, Jock, Steve Dillon, Duncan Fegredo, David Hine, Simon Furman, John McCrea and Kieron Gillen, plus Frank Quitely, Lenil Francis Yu , Dave Gibbons and of course Mark Millar himself.

source: comicalliance