This week on the supple Bastardcast, your mother lets Jeremy and Jason out of her bed long enough to talk about Free Comic Book Day, Doctorless Who and the Time Lord’s E-Harmony account, the great Marvel vs. DC debate, and the return of four classic Marvel characters to the Disney owned Marvel Movie Universe that will now be completely ignored after being totally abandoned. So, welcome back Matt Murdock!
Also on the show: Fanboys have Fury over Human Torch casting rumor, Ray-J and Brandy (or possibly another pair of siblings) joining the Avengers if “sources” are to be believed, Jim Gaffigan doesn’t care about your toenails and we don’t care about the resulting controversy, and stop, collaborate, and listen as Ziggy Stardust Jr. compares Tom Cruise to Vanilla Ice.
Do you demand more? Alrighty, Jason performs emergency surgery on a couch that may contain a pathway to another dimension, Charlie Day rides a robot like a bronco while it pinata’s the head of a monster with the whooping stick made of 100% boat, and the boys sing an ode to Grand Theft Auto Trevor, patron saint of fucking shit up and wife-beater tees.
All that, vaginal care products, fresh meat for the Hall of Excellence, and the continuing search for Jeremy’s stolen Batman colorforms on this week’s episode of The Bastardcast.
The Bastardcast: Please don’t listen to us while you masturbate.
The true treat in this trailer is listening to director Guillermo del Toro’s introduction. You can almost feel his love of Manga, Mecha, and Monster movies come right through the screen. There’s also some new footage we haven’t seen yet to add to mix.
Pacific Rimhits theaters July 12th and stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Idris Elba (Thor), Rinko Kikuchi (The Brothers Bloom), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). The ensemble cast also includes Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, DiegoKlattenhoff,and Brad William Henke.
Any lingering doubt you had about Pacific Rim maybe not being big or bold enough is about to go out the window. Shown originally at WonderCon earlier this month, Warner Bros. has uploaded the footage for us all to enjoy. And enjoy it you will. Giant robots. Fighting giant kaiju. And Idris Elba. What’s not to love?
I’m pretty damn impressed, are you? My jaw was gaping at the end. I mean, it swung an oil liner as if it were a baseball bat!
This week on The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy talk about a nightmare Justice League cast, why Smurfs hate Jamie Foxx, why Guillermo del Toro (like many others) hates Michael Bay, why everybody hates Gwyneth Paltrow, and how a bunch of toys that were designed in 1979, might be the key to solving all the lingering questions from Prometheus.
Also on the show: The boys investigate what both G-Pal (we call her G-Pal now) and Iron Man smell like, what it would be like if Arnold Schwarzenegger replaced Kelly LeBrock in the Weird Science remake, how Porn Inspector would look on a resume, and why Patton Oswalt, the guy from Monk, and Superman are freaking awesome, and possibly the same person (bum! Bum!! BUM!!!).
If that gets your blood pumping, don’t miss Jeremy traumatizing his son, and Jason calling for hand job flavored cough medicine before raging about his uncapitalized upon rumble pack masturbatory aide invention and the magical vibrating underthings that are swooping in to capitalize on that market. ‘
All that and unicorn recipes that will make your head spin, on The Bastardcast.
Ever since Michael Bay snatched up the big-money Transformers franchise and began churning out sequel after mediocre sequel, there’s been a bit of a resurgence in the ‘Giant Robot’ genre. Fame may have gone to Bay’s head over the subject, as apparently he made some off-hand comments about other big robot flicks being little more than attempts to copy the success of his movies. And while the story is that he was speaking of the crappier big robot offerings, such as the god-awful Battleship, the statement rankled Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro. Check out what del Toro had to say in response, below:
We are far, far, far away from that in a very willing fashion. For good or bad, this is my movie. This is my universe and my creation, and I do not create through comparison.
The fights don’t occur in well-lit, supercool, car commercial-looking environments. They occur in the middle of a raging sea storm or in a savage snowstorm. They happen in a universe that is incredibly saturated.
I doubt Bay was trying to piss in del Toro’s cornflakes about Pacific Rim, however. I mean, even with all his money, Bay has to realize that he doesn’t come anywhere near to having the level of directorial skill that del Toro possesses and that Pacific Rim is going to make Transformers look like… well, it already looks about bad as it can, so I guess that doesn’t matter.
Still, the media felt the need to report it, and so shall we relate it in turn to our fair readers. I’m sure you’re all smart enough to know what the better big robot movie is, so Bay’s words are pretty much a moot point.
Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim production team has released it’s first television spot for the epic bots battlin’ big monsters, unfortunately I can’t find a single frame of new footage.
Seriously Warner Brothers Marketing Department?
What the hell is wrong with you? I can’t believe that the first TV spot has Zero new footage, no teaser to get fans excited? Nothing to string us along and create MORE excitement? Annoying the Internet is not a smart marketing move, things start to happen.
Am I wrong about this, am I making any sense? Let me know in the comments section below if you think I am over-reacting.
PACIFIC RIM SYNOPSIS – When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
So what is it that Guillermo del Toro’s new Pacific Rim movie and the upcoming Godzilla reboot have in common? Why, big-ass fkn monsters, of course. And since they’re both being put together under Legendary Pictures, why no go the whole nine yards and exploit the hell out of both titles by putting them into some sort of crossover flick?
02-26-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
We keep hearing a lot about the upcoming Justice League movie, and the problems it’s encountering as it tries to come to fruition. But there’s another Justice League movie on the table, one based on the DC Comics New 52 title Justice League Dark.
The book features the team-up of several of DC’s magic and supernatural-related characters like John Constantine, Zatana, Dead Man and Frankenstein, so naturally, you can see why it might appeal to Hellboy filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.
Despite his busy schedule, the Pacific Rim director is intent on making a Justice League Dark movie, and he recently talked to Total Film about the project:
It’s going really, really well. It’s like meeting old friends. I grew up with Demon Etrigan, with Swamp Thing, with Deadman, so these are characters that are near and dear to my heart. I’d love to use the origins that are proper to each character. I love the idea of Jason Blood as a paladin and a knight…I love the entire Constantine mythology, the Dead Man mythology, the Alec Holland Swamp Thing mythology. These are really rich things to well, and to dig.
So when can del Toro get started?
I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens.
We hope it happens to. It would be nice to know that we’re going to be seeing A Justice League movie even if it isn’t The Justice League movie.
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ABOVE: Gina B. makes a fine Velma from Scooby Doo, though I’m thinking the next mystery they need to solve is what happened to her skirt. Or not. [CBM]
It’s a new year, and along with the resolutions you’ve probably already broken, there’s a fresh slate of films to look forward to, and Nerd Bastards has chosen 25 to keep your eye on. Some titles you’ll know, others you might not, but one thing’s for sure, by the end of the year you’ll think some of them rocked and the rest of them sucked. As to which films will go which way, I’ll let that be a pleasant surprise.
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