Frank Castle’s journey to live action has been spotty at best. Sure the 2004 film staring Thomas Jane wasn’t absolutely terrible and the sorta-sequel-but-not-reboot with Ray Stevenson four years later was fun ultra-violent romp, and neither of those films featured anyone naked in a sewer, fans of the Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr. and, Ross Andru created Marvel character have been waiting to see the war veteran turned crime buster get a more truthful adaption.
Then, in Netflix’s second season of Daredevil last year, the prayers of Punisher fans were answered when The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal debuted in the role. Well, their prayers were sorta answered. While Bernthal brought a lot of what was missing from the violent vigilante from his previous live action appearances, Frank Castle still wasn’t sporting the classic skull emblazoned combat gear…
Well, wait no more, with the character getting his own Netflix series soon (sometime this year,) and not only do we have the trailer which shows off Castle set to ‘collect’ but also a first look at the heavily armed anti-hero finally dressed properly.
You can check out both below:
After a very successful theatrical run ($860.6 million USD!) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to household screens (legally) later this month. Of course this means that the James Gunn directed smarmy spaceman/talking tree/angry trash panda sequel will hit digital and physical video packed with bonus features and deleted scenes, right? Of course! and you can check out one of those features, the gag reel, here, Now! BELOW! (more…)
On the weekend at D23, there was a statue of Thanos surrounded by four shrouded figures, and the assumption a lot of fans started making was that these four represented a very significant quartet in the annals of Marvel Comics: the Fantastic Four. That was shot down quickly when the shrouds were lifted to reveal four members of the Black Order, Thanos’ henchmen for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, but the hopes of fans remain high that after three underwhelming FF movies produced by 20th Century Fox, Marvel’s First Family might finally be coming home. Well, Kevin Feige‘s got some cold water to throw on you. (more…)
If you’re waiting on news for a third (and possibly good) Incredible Hulk standalone movie inside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you may be waiting a long… long time. Speaking with Variety at D23, current Bruce Banner/Hulk star Mark Ruffalo rather bluntly laid out the bad news of the less than jolly green giant getting his own movie again any time soon: (more…)
Happy D23 Day! Disney‘s prime time event to promote all things Disney that happens every other year at Disney HQ in California. This is a major event because it seems like half of everything we cover here on Nerd Bastards is a Disney-owned property, Star Wars and Marvel being the two primary examples. So, it’s Disney’s weekend to make some noise, how do we kick things off? How about a display of the showroom floor at D23, where fans can seen in plain sight a display of costumes and other things from Marvel’s upcoming cinematic offerings like Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther. Holding court in the middle though, is our old friend Thanos, the mad Titan and main villain in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
Marvel Studios has changed the face of franchise filmmaking with their Cinematic Universe. Most of the other studios are now chasing their own shared universe dreams, which means that out the window goes any sense of full creative license on the part of some individual filmmakers. For those that made their name helping to re-write the rules of cinema, is it really so surprising when such a person says something about being “bored shitless” by Marvel movies? Well, that’s a direct quote from John Landis who recently unloaded on the MCU for losing any sense of the “human scale,” which is why he liked Wonder Woman. (more…)
For the past few weekends the majority of the free world appears to have made it’s way to the cinema to take in that smarmy spaceman/baby-tree/laser trash-panda epic, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still at the top of the box office and the James Gunn directed cosmic comicbook action/comedy has been universally regarded as both captivating and crowd pleasing. Well, except for one person apparently. (more…)
In a Marvel film, you can always count on a few things. It’s going to be entertaining as hell, and there will no doubt be a Stan Lee cameo. Considered the godfather of Marvel (and comic books in general), Stan Lee is responsible for giving us most of the characters we hold dear to our hearts. Although the 94-year-old has since retired from his position at Marvel, he almost always has made cameos in the films based on his properties.
Recently, the head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, said that they have some ideas for what the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe might look like after Avengers 4 in May 2019. It may be a world without phases, he said, but the one thing he did know was that it was “gonna be very, very different.” Different how? Below are some suggestions for what new directions the MCU might go into next, some educated guesses given what they’ve done so far. So what might be in store for – well let’s just call it – Phase 4? (more…)
The first press screening for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 finally happened earlier this week, and they were, for the most part, a rave. These are good days to be Marvel Studios, the company seems perpetually able to do no wrong, and they look primed to have a record breaking year with three big movies coming out this year. Perhaps that’s why the studio was cocky enough to have let reporters into their offices this week for an open house and preview upcoming work. And perhaps that’s why the head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, also decided to open himself up to pressing questions. (more…)