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With just a couple of days left until the October 2nd DVD/BluRay release date for Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron one would expect Marvel/Disney to ramp up their massive marketing machine for one push at consumers. We’ve seen one gag reel already and now we’ve got another. Many of the actors during the press junket talked about how loose and fun Whedon keeps the set and now we’ve got proof. (more…)


It seems like the perfect combination: take the guy who directed Snatch, Sherlock Holmes (the Robert Downey Jr. versions), and RocknRolla, and let him make a spy movie that stars Superman and The Lone Ranger.  Oh, and set it in the 1960s, where men were men and you had to rely on your wits and your talent instead of letting technology do your dirty work.  Sounds pretty badass, right?  Well, movie-goer, you’re in luck – because The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an amazingly-cool movie that’s fun to watch and easy to enjoy.



Now that we know that Tom Holland (The Impossible) is the new Spider-Man, all the Internet’s attention has turned to figuring out when and how big his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be. Since part of the casting decision was based on Holland’s screen test with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. one can easily, and quite correctly, expect that Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man will show up in Captain America: Civil War. That leaves the question, how big an appearance will he make? (more…)


Just when you thought there was no more room in Captain America: Civil War for another instance of huge casting news, think again! Maybe. Yes, as if the entirety of the New Avengers isn’t enough, along with two villains, Ant-Man, a slew of supporting characters, and Robert Downey Jr., isn’t enough Civil War is also adding a touch of Hulk to the mix. At least that’s the word according to the Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo. You may think that’s official, but here’s the thing: no one from Marvel has told him he’s in Civil War. So who’s Ruffalo’s source? None other than Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr. Confused? So is Ruffalo. Not that he isn’t down for joining the fray, or course. (more…)

martin-freeman_smaug-berlin_aap_1200 has just announced the casting of Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock, The Office, Oh hell this could take forever if I named all the stuff of his we all love…) for Captain America: Civil War. That’s right, Bilbo is going on an adventure with the likes of Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and all the other Marvel superheros involved in Civil War. There’s no word on what role Freeman might play and you know what that means… You got it, what time is it? Speculation time!!! (more…)


There was a big Avengers: Age of Ultron Press conference in London earlier today with a big chunk of the cast including director Joss Whedon, and thanks to HeyUGuys, we’ve got the full conference on video. For those of you that have never attended a press conference or roundtable, they are a collection of fantastic, boring, nutty, and confusing questions that tend to spark some pretty silly answers from the actors involved. Hidden amongst all those examples are a few questions and answers that offer some great insights into the characters and possible future projects. 


It’s important to remember the past, if only not to repeat its mistakes. Director George Miller remembers, just like Pepperidge Farms. His latest exploration of the apocalyptic world he created back in 1990, Mad Max: Fury Road released a fabulous trailer today that pays homage to those glorious days of yesteryear, and gets us all pumped up for what’s coming to theater screens on May 15th. (more…)


It’s the lunch hour, so why not make some time to get stoked about the biggest comic book movie of all time (to date): Avengers: Age of Ultron. The internet’s been exploding the last several days with new clips and promotion of the Marvel Studios film, which remains two very anxious weeks away from release. But perhaps your desire for superhero fun and excitement can be fed with the following clips. The stars of Avengers were very busy yesterday with red carpets and talk show appearances, while the studio is busy releasing new scenes, and new advertisements to convince fans who were already excited about this project mere minutes after 2012’s The Avengers ended, why they should be even more excited.


It’s often said that Hollywood is Highschool with money. While that is mostly true, in the case of the cast and crew of Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, it’s summer camp without the counselors (except not really). What is certain, is this rag tag crew of actors dressed as superheroes like each other a heck of a lot, and sure know how to have fun on set.

A new Avengers: Age of Ultron behind-the-scenes featurette shows what goofs and good times the likes of RDJ, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and the rest of the AOU cast were having on set. (more…)


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.

This week, we’re all over: (more…)