The BastardCast vs #CancelColbert and MossMan McButtstuffs

- 04-01-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard


Congratulations, you’ve selected the the 95th episode of The BastardCast, a comedy and entertainment podcast for rich and beautiful people BY portly slacker types. On the show this week: I was a teenage teenager! The results from the first ever #TimeChallenge! Over using exclamation points! Oh and the latest in pop-culture news: (more…)

Starting Over: Robert Downey Jr. Says Marvel Will Cast Young Replacements

- 03-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Brandon Marcus

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Nothing lasts forever. Everybody knows that, including Robert Downey Jr. The man who has defined Tony Stark sees the writing on the wall and knows he won’t be playing Iron Man for the rest of his career. He also knows Marvel could – and will – go younger when finding his replacement.

It’s weird to think of a world where RDJ isn’t Tony Stark, huh?


More Details on an Early Scene from ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

- 03-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Brent Cook


In the wake of last night’s Assembling a Universe documentary– which showed us the makings of what promises to be an epic battle between The Hulk and The Hulkbuster– we now have more details on what could be following that opening scene of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. (more…)

Could Introducing The Vision Help RDJ Leave the ‘Avengers’ Franchise Gracefully?

- 02-07-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by James Daniels


An interesting new fan theory seems to think it’s possible.

Buckle up, friends–this one’s gonna be a doozy!

(Remember–this is JUST a theory. It’s a fascinating notion, but not the words of anyone connected to Marvel or the Avengers films)  (more…)

Is There Anything Robert Downey Jr. Can’t Do? Watch Him Belt it Out Onstage With Sting

- 01-14-14Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter


There must be something magical about putting on that Iron Man armor, because ever since Robert Downey Jr. donned the cherry apple red suit of awesome-sauce he can do no wrong. Video has just surfaced from Sting‘s 60th birthday party back in 2011 and you’ve got to see Robert Downey Jr. join Sting on stage and totally blow it out of the park singing Driven to Tears. (more…)

The BastardCast vs. The Ballad Of Shia Baggins

- 01-07-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard


After celebrating the New Year with nerf guns, emotional scarring, and Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo, Jeremy and Jason put on pants to start season 3 of The BastardCast.

On the show this time: (more…)

Bastard Rumormill – Robert Downey, Jr. Looking to Find Marvel Jobs for Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster

- 01-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Getting a job in Hollywood is a complicated affair. If you’re not the next greatest thing, sometimes you get overlooked no matter what your talents might be. And if you’ve made enemies, it can be hard to even get a role in a tampon commercial. Still, Mr. Robert Downey, Jr. appears to be pulling to get some of his buddies a little of the Marvel super hero scratch that he’s been making. What two actors is Downey pulling for? Why Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster – duh. (more…)

Howard Blames Downey for ‘Iron Man’ Departure

- 11-15-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


There aren’t many chinks in the Marvel Studios armor, they please nerds, fans, moviegoers, producers, and studio heads by delivering a good product while making a ton of  money. In this way it’s nice to be reminded that there’s a human side to Marvel, a time where things weren’t so smooth and easy-going, the time of Terrence Howard as James “Rhodey” Rhodes. As you may or may not recall, Howard played the character in the first Iron Man movie before Don Cheadle took over for Iron Man 2 and 3, but more than five years later now Howard is talking about how he lost the gig for the first time, and he puts the blame on some very unheroic actions by his co-star. (more…)

Oh Good, Mark Wahlberg Wants to be Iron Man

- 08-14-13Comics, Film Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson


Just let that sink in a little.

Tony Stark with a Bawston accent. Ok, now breath a sigh of relief since our current Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr., has signed on for at least two more Avengers movies. Still, Marvel Studios top dog (I almost typed dawg… the accent is infectious) Kevin Feige has said that the character is sorta like James Bond, able to be cast and re-cast till the end of time. At some point someone new will be in those red and gold robot pants.

While doing the press junket thing for his next movie, 2 Guns, Mark Wahlberg made a throwaway statement about how he prefers playing ‘real people’ over donning a cape and tights but he wouldn’t be against taking over for RDJ if someone asked him to. If you watch the interview, he is clearly joking (dear god I hope he’s joking.) You can check the video out below. (more…)

‘Iron Man 3′ Deleted Scene: More of the Mandarin

- 08-13-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Overall I enjoyed Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3, overall… until the big reveal about Ben Kingsley‘s character the Mandarin. If you haven’t seen Iron Man 3 yet and don’t want to know more, then for pete’s sake stop reading and go figure out why you haven’t seen this movie yet. Seriously, you should get whatever stopped you from going to the theater straightened out before it prevents you from seeing Avengers 2, on the big screen.