Sony Might Make An Aunt May Movie… Wait… What?!?!

- 11-11-14Comics, Film, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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A friend of mine goes around being bummed out a lot because his sister sleeps around all the time. I told him to just be cool about it because she is who she is, and everyone has to accept that. A long time ago, I understood that you can’t change people or ask them to be something different than they are. That’s why it doesn’t surprise me in the least that word is going around about the morons at Sony developing an a Spider-Man’ movie spinoff starring Peter Parker’s Aunt May. You just gotta let a clown be a clown, and Sony’s just a bunch of clowns. Now, this comes from a Latino Review Exclusive, so take it with a grain of salt. But it’s being reported everywhere, so I’m thinking it’s real. Sadly real. (more…)

Feige Takes Spider-Man Question During Marvel Mega Event

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The speculation was running rampant before Marvel Studios‘ big info bomb earlier today that one of the details to be revealed concerned the movie rights to one of Marvel Comics‘ biggest characters. On the one hand, Marvel is proving that they can make an event out of anything, even little heard of titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, or Black Panther, or The Inhumans, but on the other hand the studio bigwigs and Disney shareholders would probably love to get a piece back of some of those marquee characters. Spider-Man has been association with Marvel since the web-slinger’s inception in 1962, but the movie rights remain buttoned up with Sony where they are, for all intents and purposes, trying to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear (not that Spider-Man is a sow’s ear). But might that be changing… (more…)

Sony’s Spiderman Franchise And Venom Movie Are In Big Trouble

- 10-08-14Film, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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With the negative feelings surrounding the film work for the Fantastic Four, Spiderman and all the rights that reverted back to Marvel due to epic failure, it’s hard not to diss bad ideas. Marvel Entertainment continues to wow fans with every move, and it seems they are the only ones who know what to do with their creations.  Sony, on the other hand, doesn’t know what they’re doing with Spiderman. Every week we hear a report that proves it. Like that time Andrew Garfield was coy about his involvement with the Sinister Six flick. Now we’re hearing he won’t even be in it. Then, there was a title for the new Venom movie. Today, we hear the project has been scrapped. Want some syrup with those waffles, Sony? (more…)

Sigh. Sony Buys Million Dollar Pitch for ‘Robin Hood’ Shared Universe Series

- 10-07-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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A lot of words have been expended about Hollywood’s current pre-occupation with franchises and brand names. Originality has gone out the window, and with millions of dollars at stake and a risk-averse attitude at the top of many Hollywood studios, execs are doubling down on simple ideas and established stories and characters. Which is why we now have this: Sony Pictures has bought a pitch for a new movie series based on Robin Hood for seven figures. Yes, that Robin Hood, he of the Prince of Thieves, Men in Tights, or Rocket depending on the version you first encountered him in. Forget the fact that he’s been in the pubic domain since before there was copyright law, but why such a big price tag for a movie based on Merry Men and their leader? Well, in no uncertain terms, it rhymes with “Smavengers.” (more…)

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…)