Robert Downey Jr. Is A Hell Of A Tease

- 02-25-15Comics, Film, Internet Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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You love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, right? Of course you do.  And, you love Robert Downey Jr., too, right?  Of course you do.  Well, the King of the Comeback has just teased his legion of fans with an awesome Avengers: Age of Ultron character one sheet and a reason to stick by your computer on March 5.  Are you ready to speculate? (more…)

Marvel Offering Tons O’ Comics to Read Through Scribd

- 02-10-15Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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We know that the comic book business has been changing just as much as any other business that has seen modern reading habits shift from what’s printed to what’s posted. The digital revolution has changed things, and the only thing anyone can really agree on is that things are changing. So they are changing again. Marvel Comics announced a deal today with the e-book/periodical digital distribution platform Scribd to offer hundreds of Marvel comic books via Scribd’s subscription service. Think of it as Netflix for comics, and now, for just $8.99 per month, you can read some of your favorite adventures of the Avengers, the X-Men and Spider-Man. (more…)

My Elevator Pitch To Marvel & Sony On How To Use Spider-Man In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

- 02-10-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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You’re riding the elevator, you look up as the door opens and who walks in but Kevin Fiege and Amy Pascal. You notice the floor button Fiege pushes and now you know you’ve got the time it takes this elevator to get there to make your pitch. You wipe the doughnut crumbs off your shirt, pull up your pants, and swallow that lump in your throat as you decide to give them your best elevator pitch on how they should use Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (more…)

Spider-Man in the MCU, But Andrew Garfield Won’t Be

- 02-10-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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You may remember Andrew Garfield’s quite impassioned speech to fans at San Diego Comic Con prior to the release of The Amazing Spider-Man; he made a pretty clear, simply and emotionally plea to fans that he as just as big a Spider-Man fan boy as some of the people in the audience, if not bigger. So it was, shall we say, disappointing when we got Amazing movies that were something less than amazing as Sony and its team on the Spider-Man franchise floundered hopelessly trying to turn out not just big loud new Spider-Man films, but a whole Spider-Man universe. So in the wake of yesterday’s bombshell announcement, there’s still a lot of unanswered questions, but the answer to one of them seems to be that Garfield will no longer be playing your friendly neighborhood web-head. (more…)

Where Will Spider-Man First Swing Into The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

- 02-10-15Comics, Film, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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In the wake of the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man announcement we can expect to see and read a lot more about Spider-Man and his addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the next few days. There’s still a ton of questions to be answered and the Internet being the Internet, you know we won’t just wait for the answers, we’ll speculate, postulate, and basically throw Spider-man Webbing at the Internet Wall and see what sticks. What’s the burning Spider-Man question we hope to answer right now? Where will Spider-Man make his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? (more…)

Big Spider-man Announcement Shakes Up Future Marvel Release Dates

- 02-10-15Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Last night’s late Spider-Man announcement by Sony and Marvel caught a lot of people by surprise, both that it finally happened and the time it was released. As one would expect, Spider-Man’s inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is sending ripples through all the current and future Marvel projects. How did it affect the announced release dates? (more…)

Forget Rumors – Spider-Man To Officially Join The MCU

- 02-10-15Cool Stuff, Film, Internet, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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For quite some time now, there have been rumblings that everyone’s favorite web-slinger may be sharing screen time with The Avengers.  Rumors of Spidey’s involvement with the Marvel Cinematic Universe go back to at least a decade, and likely further among those in Hollywood.  This chatter has become increasingly louder and finally became a roar when Captain America: Civil War was announced as part of Marvel’s Phase 3 plans.  Tonight, we can officially confirm that Spider-Man is joining the MCU. (more…)

Back to the Drawing Board – Sony Says No Spidey in ‘Infinity War Pt 1′

- 01-15-15Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Well, that was a fun 24 hours there. There were reports yesterday that got fans excited about the possibility of Spider-Man coming home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as of 2018, and an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, but rumors of Your Friendly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler joining Earth’s Mightiest Heroes seems to have been somewhat exaggerated. According to Sony, anyway. In the back and forth of will-they or won’t-they, a Latino Review column made it sound like a solid “they-will” after a firm “they-won’t” back in December. There’s been a lot of talk about the idea of getting Spider-Man in a Marvel movie since the disappointing critical and audience reaction to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and while the movie gods answer all prayers, at this moment the answer, it seems, is “no.” (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Doesn’t Say Anything Bad About North Korea, Honest

- 12-23-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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TONIGHT, Jeremy and Jason endeavor towards glory in the dystopian Colbert Reportless future while discussing the North Korean response to The Interview and Obama’s response to Sony’s response in a way that won’t get our site hacked.

ALSO ON THE SHOW: (more…)

Looks Like Marvel & Sony Might Have Struck A Deal To Save Spider-Man!

- 12-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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To say that Sony has been having a bit of a bad spell as of late would be a complete understatement. It seems like things are going from bad to worse for the company; with constant news hitting the headlines from the Sony Hacks debacle – with the studio eventually caving in to the hackers; admitting defeat by pulling Seth Rogan and James Franco‘s comedy The Interview from theatres nationwide. One interesting aspect of the hacks has been the ongoing leaks of ‘back-and-forth’ conversations/negotiations between Marvel and Sony that have been progressively hinting at some kind of eventual conclusion – and due to the relentlessness of Marvel director Kevin Feige – this has only made it all the more inevitable (he’s gained somewhat of a reputation as being a slightly formidable character). Thusly, it seems that the struggling company are willing to give up some of the proverbially fiscal Spider-Man pie, and it seems that Marvel is feeling rather sweet-toothed this time round: and we are saying to  executives, dig in and enjoy the party. (more…)