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One of the main complaints (amongst many) about the series of Transformers movies by Michael Bay is that robots in disguise featured in them look nothing like the Transformers we know and love. Of course by that we mean that Bay’s VFX team took a significant departure in the look and style of all the assorted Autobots and Decepticons, so much so that they got their own name, “Bay-formers.” So a lot of you have been missing those good old days from the 80s, and someone has heard your call, and they work in the video game industry. If you’re looking for a taste of the old school then Platinum Games has a surprise for you this fall, and this your first look. (more…)

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This is turning out to be the most exciting E3 in ages. All the major players have come out in full-force. If you thought Microsoft and Ubisoft toggled your joystick, wait until you see what’s next. Well… you don’t have to wait – a new challenger enters. It’s Sony! The purveyors of the Playstation revealed more on their upcoming line-up, including The Last Guardian (coming in 2016 to the PlayStation 4), Horizon Zero Dawn, Hitman, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and more. Watch the reveal trailer below: (more…)

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Man, those Marvel types are a fickle bunch, eh?  I mean geez, the guys create one mega-million dollar “shared universe” cinematic behemoth, generate another few hundred million dollars in advertising and tie-in product revenue, and single-handedly save not only their company but the superhero genre itself from the Pit of Despair, and they think they can just pick and choose whomever they want to play their characters on their own time frame.  The nerve!

Okay, that pseudo-rant is not all entirely accurate.  Marvel is working closely with Sony to pick the successor to the Spider-Man mantle, what with their “shared business universe” and all, so all sides need to be on the same page with the casting – and apparently, Asa Butterfield won’t be the winner of this race.  While the reasoning for his being dropped isn’t immediately clear, some people think he may have rubbed Marvel the wrong way by recently hopping on Reddit threads and replying to posts about him portraying the web-slinger.

According to The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider, there are only three actors left in contention for the role of Spider-Man in the MCU: Tom Holland (“The Impossible”), Charlie Plummer (“Boardwalk Empire”), and Matthew Lintz (“Kill the Messenger”).  In his report, Sneider indicates that Plummer is the leading choice from the Marvel side, and Holland is the frontrunner in the eyes of the Sony camp.  The two companies are going to have to start drawing straws or something soon, as romor has it that Spidey is slated to start filming his portion of Captain America: Civil War next month.

The newest Captain America film – jokingly labeled Avengers 2.5 by many fans, due to the high superhero count – is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2016.  Sound off below, fellow Bastards: who would you most be interested in seeing cast as Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man?

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All eyes are on the casting process for the new Spider-Man, the young actor who will carry the mantle of the web-slinging hero into his next solo film and through other appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is sort of big deal, and Spider-Man himself still looks likely to make his first full appearance in next spring’s Captain America: Civil War (rumors that casting was taking place recently in Atlanta, where Civil War is currently filming further suggests this), but fans have been eager to see if hints will be made in upcoming Marvel projects. Some shrewd fans got the better of the internet with a faux scene that was supposedly the end credits tag for Avengers: Age of Ultron of Spider-Man yelling at a window washer, but as it turns out you may not have to wait for Civil War to get your Spider-fix. (more…)

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While it may seem like a small detail at first glance, a film’s title plays a big role in not only the marketing, but also establishing your first impression of what you’ll be watching. The subject, theme, intent; anything really, can be built into the name in order to prepare you for what you’re about to see. Imagine going to see a movie called Pocket Lint that ends up being a detective yarn about a serial arsonist. Perhaps something called Lampshade that ends up being about an alien invasion set in the Elizabethan era. Not only would those both be confusing, they’d be down right stupid. So it’s no surprise that Marvel and Sony, clearly keeping over-analyzers like myself in mind, are reported to be eying a certain exciting new working title for the newest Spider-film. (more…)

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Now that we’ve all come down from the incredible nerdy high that the Spider-Man Sony/Marvel announcement took us all to, we can get back to worrying things to death on the Internet. Things like, how long will this obviously complicated Spider-Man marriage between Sony and Marvel continue? Will it be just long enough for Marvel to establish Spider-Man in the MCU before Sony pulls the carpet out from everything? Kevin Feige has a thing or two to say about that. (more…)

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By now, everyone knows that the Spider-Man franchise is being rebooted… again. This time Sony has bent over for Disney and given them the opportunity to use Spidey in their own version of the Marvel Universe. This gave rise to a lot of fan outcry that Marvel should give one of the other favorite incarnations of Spider-Man a chance – namely Miles Morales. But according to MCU overlord Kevin Feige, they’ll be sticking with the familiar face of Peter Parker. (more…)

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Ever since Marvel (thankfully) regained the rights to include their endlessly popular Spiderfella in the ever-expanding MCU films, speculation has run rampant as to who may be behind the webs. Outside of who would be playing the iconic web-head, there’s also been a lot of hubbub over which of the many iterations of Spider-Man would be appearing in Marvel’s films. Of course now that we know that it will be an apparently young Peter Parker behind the mask, the only thing we have left to ponder is the identity of the young new movie hero. Today, as if the casting Gods heard our pleas for answers, a second young actor has been brought forward as a potential contender for the role. (more…)

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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There used to be a time that the question “who you gonna call?” was a fairly easy one to answer.  Hell, some of us even remember the number to call (555-2368)! You knew that if you had a problem with poltergeists and needed someone who was ready to believe, you called Drs. Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, and even trusted the one member of the ‘Busters without a PhD., Winston Zeddmore.  Times, they are a-changing, and earlier this year, we learned that a whole new group of Ghostbusters would be heading to the big screen without a Y-chromosome to be found.  Last night, it was revealed that the “who you gonna call?” question was getting even tougher to answer, now that it’s been revealed that Sony plans on launching an entire universe around the concept.  Today, we have even more details on this otherworldly expansion. (more…)