Robert Downey Jr.


Word is making the Internet rounds that Donald Glover (Community, The Martian) is in early talks to join the cast of Marvel and Sony‘s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Tom Holland made his first appearance as the new Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War alongside Iron-Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans), which placed Spider-man firmly in the Marvel Universe. Glover has ties to the Spider-Man mythos, he was an Internet favorite to play Ultimate’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, if the character ever made it to the big screen. He eventually voiced that character in the animated Ultimate Spider-Man series. What character might he play in Spider-Man: Homecoming? (more…)

After 3 Iron Man movies, 2 Avengers blockbusters, the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, and Marvel’s phase 3 Infinity War it has seemed like Robert Downey Jr. has a full enough plate. Downey has stated in multiple interviews over the past few years that an Iron Man 4 was not in the works – and honestly after the disappointing Iron Man 3 who could blame him? However, it seems the tide may have turned and we just may have a fourth solo film ahead for one of Marvel’s most beloved icons. (more…)


It seems as if every day there is another piece of news coming out of Marvel Studios regarding one of its many projects, as the MCU moves into phase three and beyond.  Yet again Marvel dropped another few bits of information on the public and like all news… With the good, always comes the bad! Earlier today Robert Downey Jr. was revealed to have signed a contract, confirming his appearance as Iron Man (obviously!) in Spider-Man: Homecoming (you can read the NerdBastards article here.) But as Thanos opens a door, he closes a window. It seems that talks between Michael Keaton and Marvel have broken down in relation to his part in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Rumours spread like wildfire after Michael Keaton had been confirmed to be in talks to be part of Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Marvel fanbase lost their minds. Keaton is well known for portraying the lead roles in both Batman (1989) and Beetlejuice (1988) and came was thrown back into the limelight with the insanely brilliant Birdman (2015,)  where he received an Oscar nomination. Keaton’s cult following means he is an ideal addition to any superhero film. Unfortunately it seems that the talks stalled at the offer stage.

Keaton could still be involved in Spider-Man: Homecoming but his current stance is that he is out of the proceedings. It would be incredibly interesting to see where Keaton would fit into the MCU and their upcoming Spider-Man film. Only time will tell who will play what in the film but I think it is safe to say Keaton would be welcome to the Spideyverse with open arms, particularly by the fans.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for release July 7th, 2017.


It was just last week when Robert Downey Jr. coyly answered Jimmy Kimmel‘s question about Spider-Man: Homecoming saying, “Perhaps I will, we don’t have a contract yet.” Well, THR is now reporting that RDJ has completed talks and has signed the dotted line to appear alongside Tom Holland as he makes his first solo Spider-Man movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (more…)


Marvel‘s quiet strength has been the incredible casting of many of their most iconic heroic characters, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, among many others. The villains however, have often stolen the show right out from under those heroes. Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki quickly became a fan favorite in Thor in 2011 and crushed it in The Avengers in 2012. It’s hard now for most fans to think that anyone else might play those parts now or in the inevitable future, but most are resigned to the fact that sooner or later, someone else will be taking the reins of one of our favorites. The question of when isn’t really the burning question though, but who. (more…)

James Gunn Gushes Over Tom Holland’s Spider-Man


Soon after the second Captain America: Civil War trailer hit the Internet like a ton of bricks yesterday, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn praised the film on Twitter. Fans began asking Gunn for his thoughts on the trailer and specifically what he thought of Spider-Man’s appearance in the trailer. Gunn didn’t disappoint, and practically gushed with praise for Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man. (more…)


It might come as a surprise to find out that there are some NerdBastards that don’t want to find out every little detail about every superhero movie before it hits the big screen. Yes, NerdBastards does write a lot of posts every day about just this kind of thing, it is the bread and butter of the Nerdy Internet Media, but does that mean fans need to know every little detail, or want to for that matter, before they see it in the theater? The latest Captain America: Civil War trailer ending is a perfect example of the studios showing too much. Yes, we’re all dying to see what Spider-Man’s costume is going to look like, but did we really need to see it before the movie made it to the big screen? (more…)


From the moment he stepped into frame as Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes in Iron Man 2 and told Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark (and essentially moviegoers, as well) “It’s me and I’m here, so get over it and move on,” fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been 100% behind Don Cheadle as War Machine. He was great in Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, and the worst part of his performance in Avengers: Age of Ultron is that it was all too brief. Now, fans are looking forward to seeing him in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and, according to Cheadle, Rhodey plays a “pivotal” role in the film. You can find out what he had to say recently at the Sundance Film Festival, but first a word of caution: While this article doesn’t contain any confirmed spoilers from Civil War, those wishing to remain completely oblivious to the film until they see it should stop reading now.