Once upon a time, Marvel Comics was being dragged hopelessly into bankruptcy. In order to stay afloat, they sold off precious movie rights to their most popular characters. That money helped enable them to create their own studio, and that’s why we get to see awesome films like ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy.’ Those film companies would become rivals and prove themselves incapable of regularly releasing hits starring the Marvel properties. An attempt at making a good Hulk movie bombed and the rights went back home. Same deal with Daredevil. But Spiderman is a longshot. Sony Pictures is dead set on keeping that property, even if that have to reboot it every few years – origin story rehash included! And Cinema Sins and Screen Junkies will be there to point at them and laugh. Welcome to 19 whole minutes of blasting the crapfest that is ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2.’


All sorts of goodies from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have been rolling out since it was announced that the first official trailer would be releasing this Thursday, and today comes bearing more gifts. In addition to the teasers that released yesterday hyping the trailer, and the picture featuring Spidey and foes a few days before that, we’ve now got our hands on an official plot summary. (more…)


Spidey fans are abuzz regarding Paul Giamatti‘s upcoming appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as Aleksei Sytsevich, aka The Rhino….

It could be the best or worst part of the highly anticipated sequel, depending on who you ask, and Sony seems to be banking on Giamatti’s drawing power: In a recent interview with Collider while supporting the upcoming release of Parkland, the acclaimed actor admitted that he’s signed a multi-picture deal. Rhino will definitely be appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, and possibly 4–if 4 actually happens, that’s yet to be confirmed.

Giamatti has also hinted strongly that he’ll be participating in a Sinister Six movie–again, nothing’s been set in stone.

In any case, it appears Rhino’s involvement in ASM 2 will be relatively light (probably because Jamie Foxx’s Electro will be the principle baddie), setting the stage for a larger role in part 3.


Source: Bleeding Cool

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THR reports screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are on board to pen the third installment of Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man film series.  Orci and Kurtzman, along with working on ASM 1 and 2, are best known for their work on the Transformers franchise and J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot.

The highly anticipated Amazing Spider-Man 2, set for release next summer, will introduce Electro and Rhino (Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti).

Part three, allegedly, will present a new take on Spidey’s most famous foe: The Green Goblin.

Amazing Spider-Man 3 is due in theaters June 10, 2016.

Source: Cinema Blend



Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Male or female, nerd or non-nerd, ANYONE can appreciate the majesty of these Swarovski crystal-encrusted, handmade Batman heels from the Etsy store Wicked Addiction. [Fashionably Geek]


Not just another Spidey tee: This shirt comes with an honest-to-Crom ultrasonic motion sensor sewed into the back of the neck that can supposedly detect moving objects from up to 5 feet away. The “Spidey Sense” shirt will make its first public appearance at SDCC, but will not be available for purchase until October. [Fashionably Geek]


Got any friends who you think could be personally responsible for the unpleasant stereotype of nerds as poorly groomed? Fear not! This Integrated Circuit hairbrush by Think Geek is the perfect gift for the unkempt nerd in your life….Remember, it’s Comic-Con season: Our people are going to be all over the mundane news–let’s try to look presentable, eh? 😉 [Geeks Are Sexy]



Because deep down I’m still about six years old…

If you are too, you can order your own Zombie Boogers at the aptly named site Stupid.com–Enjoy! [Laughing Squid]


If you’re done with your good-natured chuckle over the Zombie Boogers, it’s time to soil yourself in abject terror. That is the Combat Alpha/Big Dog concept, and while it is supposedly ONLY a concept, it’s still gonna cost me a few night’s sleep. I mean we just found out our government (and I’m addressing American readers exclusively) has us under 24-hour surveillance…Bad enough when all we had to worry about was CIA spooks, now Big Brother can send in effing K-9 to waste anybody who gets on their bad side?

Canada is looking better and better. [Geekologie]


Hostess brought Twinkies back just in time for some creative individual to come up with these brilliant, and scrumptious-looking Minion cupcakes (as in Grue’s Minions from Despicable Me–if you’ve been living in a cave for the past couple years). This photo comes to us via Long Island radio station WALK 97.5

My only objection is that they all have two eyes….

[Laughing Squid]


Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action webseries based on the immensely popular FPS franchise has been nominated for a Prime-time Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design.

I’ll be honest here: I’ve never seen this series, mostly because I’m not a Halo player (I’m a Playstation man), but it’s hard NOT to be impressed by a webseries about a video game getting nominated for television’s highest honor–even if it is only a technical award.


And now, T-Shirts You Gotta Buy…TODAY! (Before they’re gone.)




And don’t forget the ever-popular official Nerd Bastards tee available at Red Bubble:



Swarovski crystal


Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: This unsettling-ly sexy Venom bodypaint crossplay comes to us via discret incognito78. [Fashionably Geek]


Pryde’s Picks 7/4/13 – Comic Book Reviews


EDITORS NOTE: In partnership with Youtube personality Kelly Carlton (aka F’N Pryde), we bring you another weekly installment of badass, foul mouthed comic book reviews. So without further ado here’s F’N Pryde with her weekly comic book rundown. It’s  ”Pryde’s Picks!”

As always, I’m a rageful little fangirl with this week’s pull. Marvel’s A vs X What If… and Avengers A.1 disappoint in a big way while taking the opportunity to drag out events that are better left over. This week isn’t all about the hate, you’ll catch a glimpse into my sweeter side when I gush about the Kings of the Wastelands kickstarter and What’s Your Passion’s geek jewelry.

One more week until I race off to Comic-con to live the dream. My Kitty Pryde cosplay is getting a revamp and I have a secret but epic costume in the works. I can give one hint: she’s a DC character. If y’all are at SDCC, I expect hugs and high fives!

If you’re a comic book fan or new to the medium, my irreverent and lighthearted reviews are bound to offend and delight… consider yourself warned!

This week features: Batman Incorporated #12, A vs X What If… #1,  Avengers A.1 #1, Superior Foes of Spiderman #1, Deadpool Kills Deadpool #1, Five Weapons #5, Ten Grand #3, Next Testament #3

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Via: Pryde’s Picks


A big ‘ole scene for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was  shot New York on Sunday and we’ve got some photos from the filming.  Dubbed “Park Avenue Showdown” the scene featured Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) trying to get a pre-CG Rhino’s (Paul Giamatti) attention using a bullhorn. Oh, and there’s a mini Spider-Man that gets caught in the middle.  Why does there need to be a little kid in every superhero movie now? What the hell is up with that? But I digress, check out the gallery below for your first unofficial look at The Rhino.



The news coming out of director Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 production ha picked up as of late. Yesterday there was the closer look at some of the changes to the Spider-Man movie suit and today there are some new stills straight from the production set of the Marvel sequel.

Currently shooting in New York, we get some glimpses of Andrew Garfield‘s stunt double (I think it’s Shane Geraghty or Akos Schenek hanging upside down in the pictures), and some costume shots through the tree limbs.

Take a look through the gallery below and let us know what you think about the movie and costume so far in the comments section below. I think the changes to the eyes are a great nod to the comic book costume and will really stand out on the big screen.

Synopsis (So far):

Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds, life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

The movie’s cast is rounded out with Martin Sheen (Uncle Ben), Shailene Woodley (Mary Jane), Paul Giammatti (The Rhino), Felicity Jones (Black Cat ???), and Colm  Feore (The Vulture??? Norman Osborn???)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 its way onto theater screens everywhere on May 2nd, 2014.



Not to say that it would be EASY to pull off, but as far as the tensile strength of certain kinds of spider webbing go–specifically that of the Darwin’s bark spider–stopping a subway train might be “amazing”, but it’s by no means absurd.

A group of students at the University of Leicester (on the heels of another academic who recently built a “spider sense suit”) determined that to stop a train as in the famous scene from Spider-Man 2, the webbing would need to absorb approximately 500 million joules of energy to withstand 300,000 Newtons of force without snapping. All it needs is to be properly anchored–and get this: Only ONE strand of spider silk would be necessary, not the multiple strands Spidey uses in the film (though I have to applaud his erring on the side of caution). It just HAS to be the Darwin’s bark spider, whose silk is 10 times stronger than kevlar.

As one of the study’s (charmingly titled “Doing Whatever A Spider Can”) three authors, Alex Stone puts it:

“It is often quoted that spider webs are stronger than steel, so we thought it would be interesting to see whether this held true for Spider-Man’s scaled up version. We were surprised to find out that the webbing was portrayed accurately.”

Fascinating….But I admit I have my doubts: Someone get Mythbusters on this!

Source: The Mary Sue