Law And Order And Superheroes: Sony Adapting Comic Series ‘Powers’ for PlayStation Network

- 09-17-14Comics, TV, Videogames Posted by James Daniels

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PlayStation Network: The multimedia service offered on Sony‘s PlayStation game consoles is set to release its first original series, an adaptation of the comic book series Powers published by Image and written by Ultimate Spider-Man scribe Brian Michael Bendis, who will also executive produce the show.

Powers follows the adventures of a pair of “normal” cops fighting crime in a world where superheroes and villains are very real, and public knowledge. The series will star South African actor Sharlto Copley of District 9, and The Following‘s Susan Heyward, and it’s being produced by Charlie Huston. Director David Slade–known best for directing 30 Days of Night, and several episodes of NBC‘s Hannibal–will helm the first two episodes. More after the jump: (more…)

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Rumormill – Female Spidey Movie and Venom Movie Has a Title (Maybe)

- 08-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Sony’s making moves to get their Spider-Man ball rolling so they can perhaps catch up with some of the bigger players in the comic book movie game. They’ve got plans for a Sinister Six flick, a third (and fourth and fifth…) Amazing Spider-Man film and there are several other spin-off movies in the works. Today we here at Nerd Bastards bring you a couple of tidbits concerning how Sony’s franchise is doing. Hear the latest rumors about a 2017 female-centric Spidey movie and the title of the upcoming Venom-themed movie. (more…)

SDCC14: ‘Goosebumps’ Panel Drops Footage and Story Details

- 07-24-14Books, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Fans of R.L. Stine may be skeptical about what the upcoming Goosebumps movie will bring to the table, but the folks at Sony seem confident enough about their project to have made it the main course of their SDCC panel. Courtesy of some other folks that managed to make it into the panel, we bring you a brief rundown of Sony’s presentation, including story details and a rundown of the bit of footage they showed to their audience. Scroll on for all the creepy goodness. (more…)

‘Sinister Six’ Gets Official Release Date

- 07-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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There has been some speculation regarding the state of affairs when it comes to the release dates of the many Sony Spider-Man flicks and spin-offs in the works. At first it was thought that Amazing Spider-Man 3 would be the next to hit the big screen, but now the truth is officially official – Sinister Six will be Sony’s next big release. Furthermore, they have finally nailed down an exact release date. (more…)

‘Amazing Spider-Man 3’ Being Put on the Backburner?

- 07-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The folks at Sony have been desperately trying to make their way into the big boys club with regards to the super hero movie craze. All sorts of news and rumors have trickled down from on-high, talking about the endless stream of movies that the production company wants to make, each and every one of them a Spider-Man or Spider-Man spin-off flick. It was believed that Amazing Spider-Man 3 was going to be the next in line and that Sony would proceed into unknown territory from there. Now, it seems as if that may not be the case. (more…)

Karen Gillian Ponders Which Superhero She’d Like to Play

- 06-20-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Sorry about that horrible character pun in the title, just couldn’t help myself. While making the UK press rounds for her latest release, the horror film Oculus, Ex-Doctor Who companion Karen Gillian was recently asked which superhero she’d like to portray on the big screen. (more…)

Is ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3′ Getting Pushed Back?

- 06-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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I usually feel like a colossal piece of shit when I root for a film to fail (because who knows how art will age, be viewed in the context of history, etc.), but I definitely think I can make an exception when it comes to Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man films. These ‘movies’ are artless, consumerist dog-piles; the worst examples of comic book anti-cinema being authored by a boardroom full of bottom-line motivated suits. But it looks like we’re going to be spared another feature-length trailer for future franchise installments for at least a little while longer, as Sony may be pushing Marc Webb’s third pile-driver of fuck back until 2017 (though ‘never’ is certainly the better option). (more…)

Prepare Your Butts! Sonic the Hedgehog’s Getting a Movie!

- 06-10-14Film, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Because the glory of the Super Mario Bros. movie back in 1993 just wasn’t enough for the world, it looks like another classic side-scrolling franchise will be coming to the big screen. This time around it’s Sonic the Hedgehog and the perpetrators of this potential eye-roller are the execs over at Sony. Scroll on for more. (more…)

Whatever: Do Movie Tie-In Toys Matter Anymore?

- 06-05-14Comics, Featured, Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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Whether you are aligned with Marvel or DC in this fatuous battle for supremacy, you have to admit that Marvel has been on a bit of a winning streak since the release of the first Iron Man movie; revolutionizing the way that people look at comic book IP and event films while earning a ton of money and accolades in the process.

Perhaps that’s why it feels so weird to see Marvel sustain body blow after body blow as they’ve had to deal with blowback from the Edgar Wright/Ant-Man divorce, Drew Goddard’s ill-timed departure announcement from the Daredevil TV series and rumors that Marvel’s publishing arm might pull the plug on The Fantastic Four and the Ultimate FF comic book series’ to deny FOX a promotional boost in the run-up to the release of their Fantastic Four reboot film. Add to that, X-Force creator Rob Liefeld’s tweeted-out observations about the lack of an X-Men: Days of Future Past action figure line and his proclamation that, “The Fox shut out is real”, and it appears that Marvel may have a new fire to put out… unless they just ignore this controversy until it flames out on its own.

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X-Men: DOFP Easter Egg from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Is Now Online!

- 05-05-14Comics, Film Posted by Shawn Schillberg

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If you were like me and couldn’t exit the theater fast enough when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 credits rolled, you missed the X-Men: Days of Future Past easter egg that ran half way through said credits.

Don’t fret though – IGN has posted the film’s teaser and it gives a very brief look at Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique rounding up some mutant help and declaring herself (at least temporarily) working without Magneto.

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