No Spidey for ‘Civil War’ But for ‘Infinity War’? Maybe…

- 12-18-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The ongoing cyber-hacking issues of Sony Pictures have been both morally ambiguous and informative. In the wake of the cancellation of the release of The Interview, which Nerd Bastards commented on earlier today, news continues to be parsed from stolen e-mails about the various people and projects at Sony’s two studios, and a lot of that news has concerned Marvel Studios, the Walt Disney Company and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. We discussed yesterday how negotiations to get Spider-Man into Captain America: Civil War came apart as time was getting down to the wire for production to get started on the film. The end result was that there will be no cameo in Civil War for Spidey, but that was by no means the end of the discussion, and by no means the end of the negotiations. As the old saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way, and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are many ways to draw Spider-Man into the fold. (more…)

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Moving On Spider-Man-Less

- 12-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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In the comic book version of Marvel’s Civil War, a pretty key part is played by Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man; his backing of Tony Stark and the pro-registration movement was the watershed moment in the miniseries when Spidey unmasked as Peter Parker at the end of Civil War #2. When the plot line of the third Captain America was revealed to be based on Civil War, many fans wondered if it was a sign that Spidey might come home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially after rumblings over the last several months (confirmed by e-mails released by hackers last week) that Sony was looking at a Spider-Sharing deal with Walt Disney and Marvel Studios. As we know now though, that talk was just talk, and sources inside Marvel are confirming that Captain America: Civil War is now proceeding without Spider-Man. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Shuts Down All The Trash Compactors On The Detention Level

- 12-15-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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This time on PODCAST, HUMOR Jeremy and guest host (that is totally not Jason) Neil B. Deep (see? Not Jason,) gather around the glowing internet fire to discuss all manner of things that pertain to fitness, finance, and faith. Also reports indicate that Marvel and Sony discussed a Spider-Man double-team and Deadpool is happening (I know you already knew that… just go with it). Also there are other things!

Here are the other things! (more…)

‘Amazing Spidey’ Producer Wants to Ruin Another Hero in Red and Blue

- 12-12-14Film, Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If you don’t know the name Avi Arad, I’m sure then that you know the name Spider-Man. Well, Arad is the man that’s been producer of every live-action Spider-Man movie made from the good to excellent films by Sam Raimi through to the subpar Spider-Man 3 and on through the flaccid one-two punch of The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2. So let’s split hairs and say that Arad’s batting average at franchise management is .500, and then ask this question: Is Avi Arad the kind of man you want involved in making a new Super Mario Bros. movie? If you answered no, then good news, it seems that Arad has convinced the fine folks at Nintendo into letting him have the movie rights to the game. (more…)

Sony Hacks: Russo Bros Offered To Produce ‘Spider-Man’ Movies; Directing ‘Infinity Wars’

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

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More news straight from the recently robbed Sony vault people; and we have a mix of revelations to dish out (once piece in particular leaving Sony Entertainment Chairman Amy Pascal, looking rather “two-faced,”). With emails bouncing back and forth like a swing band full of ritalin and sugar-pop, overtice.com have been able to extract some more voyeuristically joyful imformation that we are relishing – in a schadenfreudian sense, of course – due to the torrent of bad movies they have assaulted our senses with in the past decade. It’s nothing personal (…oh, wait… maybe it is?!), as, if you are a fan of the Spiderman comics like myself, perhaps, you too, will be rubbing your hand together before reading this tangled web of a mess, feeling nothing but unadulterated gleefulness’. (more…)

Sony Approached Sam Raimi About Returning To Troubled ‘Spider-Man’ Franchise

- 12-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Dear-oh-dear, poor Spidey, and poor Sony. They were on a winning streak with Sam Raimi‘s Spiderman 1 & 2, then they became greedy and took away creative control from Raimi; and chucked him after the third film (which broke Box Office records despite the unfavorable reviews). Five years later (2012) Sony rebooted the franchise to mediocre reviews, with the second installment of the reboot receiving even worse reviews and under-performing at the Box Office. As we reported earlier on today, Sony executives will be having a Spiderman summit come January to decide where to take the character next. It has been the Sony leaks, due to the hacking scandal, that has sparked an interest in Spidey’s fate after it was announced that Sony had been negotiating with Marvel about introducing the character in Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man plays a big part in the comic book story arc during Civil War Chapter and would have been a terrific addition. (more…)

Sony Hacks Saga: Marvel Tried (But Failed) To Get Spider-Man For ‘Captain America: Civil War’

- 12-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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The Sony revelations due to the hack scandal just keep giving, with this latest piece of information will be sure to interest geeks, the world over.  In has been quite a fun week – in a strictly anti-corporate voyeuristic sense – watching more and more details being released from the Sony Pictures hack scandal, with information seeping out into the big bad interwebs (or caught on Spidey’s webs), which, quite frankly, has no bounds. From angry and discontented staff waxing lyrical about the lack of quality content the company have been churning out (Adam Sandler movies, Happy Madison, Mall Cop: Paul Blart 2 etc…),  it’s interesting to get into the mindset of the geniuses over at Sony (…they had Passwords in a folder called ‘Password’) to find out where the company’s heads are at in regards to one of their biggest franchises (in fact, sole franchise…) Spider-Man after the disappointing run of the second installment of the reboot at the start of the summer. (more…)

Spider-Dad Swings In To Surprise Terminally Ill Son On His Fifth Birthday

- 11-17-14Comics, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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While Kim Kardashian’s greased big butt, or at least all the photo shopped versions of it, might have broken the Internet last week, this story of a Hampshire, England father doing what he can to make his terminally ill son happy on his fifth birthday, truly deserves all the spotlight we can shine on it. Jayden Wilson was diagnosed with an inoperable Grade Four Brain Stem Tumor, the most aggressive type. The tumor was discovered during a CT Scan after Jayden had a fall in August. Doctors estimate that Jayden has a year to live. (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…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Is A Valid Replacement For Saturday Morning Cartoons

- 10-10-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Smack dab between two very successful Con appearances as ‘guy who lingers at the long boxes too long‘, the boys are back with their contractually obligated attempt at a solid hour of pop-culture news and other strangeness. This week Jeremy and Jason tackle: (more…)