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Marvel Looking at Legitimate Teens as Spider-Man

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Every kid wants to grow up to be Spider-Man, and maybe that has something to do with the fact that you don’t have to be all the way grown-up to be Spider-Man since his great power took hold of him while he was still in high school. On screen though, Tobey Maguire was already 27 when his first Spider-Man movie was released in 2002, while Andrew Garfield was almost 30 years old by the time that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was filming in 2013. So now, as Marvel Studios and Sony are looking to re-cast once again, producers look to be making the shrewd move to set the next film apart by casting an actual teenager for the role. (more…)

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In a little less than a month, Daredevil will bow on Netflix and at once the launch will usher in the next phase of Marvel Studios multimedia strategic takeover while erasing the lingering bad taste left by the 2003 Mark Steven Johnson film starring Ben “Batman” Affleck. Although the main big bad of the series will be The Kingpin played by Vincent D’Onofrio, the Man Without Fear is going to need other bad guys to beat up over the course of his 13-episode first season. Marvel has announced a few additions to the cast list, but in other news Jessica Jones has spotted once again in the City of New York. Or, I guess make that Krysten Ritter in AKA: Jessica Jones. (more…)

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We Here at RadioBastard Labs know that you, the discerning podcast listener, demand nothing but the latest in podcast innovations. That’s why Jeremy and Jason are happy to announce the all new #RapidReport! All the pop-culture news in half the time with a quarter of the humor. We also know you still want plain ol’fashion nerd news headlines, so we still do those too.

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WTF News: Marvel Studios Will Not Appear at SDCC 2015?

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Outside of an eyeful of striking cosplays and the chance of encountering a celebrity incognito, one of the biggest draws to San Diego Comic Con is the Marvel Studios panel. Out of all the studios and networks showing exclusive footage, doing Q&As with cast and creatives, and announcing upcoming projects, none bring the house down quite like Marvel. They’re the ones that get all bloggers and all of social media a buzz. Whether having Robert Downey Jr. fawn over the crowd and vice versa, Tom Hiddleston appearing in costume as Loki, or confirming the cast of The Avengers by bringing every single major team member out on stage. There is no question they are the King of Hall H. But will that all change in 2015? (more…)

Yup, Hawkeye Will Make it to ‘Civil War’ Too

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In the comic books, Hawkeye has been one of the longest serving Avengers and a constant presence on the team since the 1960s, he was even the leader of the West Coast Avengers. In the movies though, Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, has kind of gotten the short shrift with a small appearance in Thor, then spending the balance of The Avengers under Loki’s control, and then having to get written out of Captain America: The Winter Soldier because of scheduling. Of all the Avengers, it’s Hawkeye who could really use some extra screentime, and it looks like he’s going to get it as the archer is joining the swelling ranks of Captain America: Civil War. (more…)

Norman Bates Stakes a Claim to Playing Spider-Man

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It’s easily going to be the most coveted roles amongst young Hollywood actors. Yes, everyone wants to be Spider-Man, and with the hero’s new found place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s safe to say that a lot of guys of a certain age are going to be making their pitch to play your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler. Logan Lerman and Dylan O’Brien have been the leading candidates so far, but that’s not official, so as far everyone’s concerned, the role is wide open. To that end, a new potential has emerged, and he thinks it would be “fantastic” if got a shot, as it would be a nice change of pace from his day job as a semi-incestuous serial killer. (more…)

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Oh my! What the…?! Oh boy. That in a nutshell is the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. One of the most anticipated movies of the year gets even more anticipated with each passing trailer, this latest one being the third we’ve seen so far. If memory serves, this was supposed to premiere sometime during Thursday’s airing of the new ABC series American Crime (Yay, corporate synergy!), but like all things concerning The Avengers, the awesomeness of the new footage was too tremendous to contained by a silly thing like “official release dates.” So what can be expected as soon as you press play on the below video? Why ruin the surprise? (more…)

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The best for last? I’m not sure you can say that since these posters are pretty much all the same, but I must admit, Marvel Studios has certainly laid out an interesting way to release all these various images. Once again, a new character poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released today, and once again it came from the Twitter feed of the cast member in question. I’m not sure if Captain America has a Twitter account, but actor Chris Evans certainly does and he merrily posted the lastest image from the movie in his feed today. So how concerned does Captain America look about the Ultron invasion? Let’s take a look. (more…)

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Step one was getting Spider-Man back to Marvel Studios in the first place, but step two was figuring out just who the heck was going to spin the yarn (web?) for the next solo Spider-Man film director-wise speaking. It would have to be someone capable of managing a big budget with a thorough understanding of the character – like Sam Raimi – and not an indie success that got lucky with one low-budget hit and drowned in a list of studio demands and notes – like Marc Webb. There’s also two studios to please, and it’s probably hard enough just to please one studio as a choice to direct one of their tentpole franchises. So who could possibly come onto Spider-Man that would please all parties. Well, sources say it’s Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. (more…)

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This time on the all new lemon scented RadioBastard podcast hour of power, Jeremy and Jason get wrapped up in the timeless internet sensation known as #DressGate. Also, there’s some hot llama action, a plot to steal Winston Churchill‘s vampire blood and a hot Latin body for Jason, 47 uses for chicken skin, and DuckTales! Wooo… Wha?

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