Next week’s edition of pop-culture magazine Entertainment Weekly is a double-sized issue dedicated to full-on coverage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Instead of making you slog through the entire magazine or even be forced to buy a subscription if you don’t have one already, we’ve rounded up a few of the juiciest tidbits for your reading pleasure right here.  Please note that the cast and crew are obviously not going to give anything major away to a magazine interview, but there is some info in this post that could be considered spolier-ish depending on your point of view or how in-depth your prior knowledge of the Star Wars universe is.  So consider yourself duly warned, and read on if you dare!


SPOILER ALERT! Another Death Revealed for ‘Civil War’


It’s time for war! Civil War! As in Captain America: Civil War. The next Marvel Studios film is wrapping up principal photography and is on course for its release next summer, but spoilers are starting to leak out, and that’s what might be making publicity for Marvel Studios saying “It’s time for war” this morning. It concerns a kind of a major character who is going to have a bigger part in the Marvel franchise as we move headlong into Phase 3. Who could we mean? Wanna find out? If you do it should go without saying that some potentially big spoilers are below. (more…)


We pause in the midst of the 24 hour break between portions of The Flash/Arrow crossover to talk spoilers about the immediate future of the Emerald Archer of Starling City. (Incidentally, you can read the Nerd Bastards review of “Flash Vs Arrow” here if you so choose.) Now Arrow and his cohorts have a lot of problems on their plate at the moment, from the return of Malcolm Merlyn, to the death of Black Canary, to the pending arrival of Ra’s al Ghul, but it seems that the Arrow writers room has one more potentially deadly twist up their sleeve for Oliver Queen and his rascally crew of do-gooders; a blast from the past that will by no means be a welcome surprise for anyone on Team Arrow. Potential spoilers below. (more…)

‘Walking Dead’ EP Talks About Why THEY Had to Die


So last night’s mid-season finale of The Walking Dead was a proverbial (and literal) blood bath, even by Walking Dead standards. It featured the death of two important characters and rearranged the deck chairs of the show, which will surely take the motley crew of zombie apocalypse survivors in strange new (darker?) directions in the back-half of season four. But before we head those directions when the series returns in February, it seems like a good time to talk to executive producer Scott Gimple and gets his insight on what [SPOILER] and [SPOILER] had to die. (more…)

Wow, Marvel. Wow. This is becoming a little ridiculous, and at this point kind of hilarious. After last week’s brouhaha over Marvel being the perpetrators behind some pretty spectacular spoilage, they go and spoil another comic a WHOLE DAY before it comes out! I mean, wow. I realize you want to grab new readers with these headline worthy stories, but can it really not wait at least 24 hrs after the book’s released? Come on, at least give some fans a chance to read it in the comic itself and not in a headline from The Washington Post.

Though I’ll give them this one doesn’t have the same dramatic punch last week’s big reveal had, this one is pretty dumb. As in, “is this really happening in 2012” dumb.

Hit the jump to find out, but please, only if you had no intention of reading Ultimate Comics Ultimates #15 – and, wow, that’s a real title of a real comic being printed today!?

Seriously, if you’re planning to buy the book why spoil it now? That’s just wasting $4 bucks. And everyone else, don’t be a dick. Unlike most mainstream media that get wind of this story or are encouraged by Marvel, share with a clear and obvious SPOILER WARNING!


Earlier this week, y’know, before the madness that is Comic-Con struck, I shared some comments from Karl Urban where he outright named Star Trek 2‘s villain. Of course, since then fans have been suspecting it was only more misdirection as the name dropped is another character writer Robert Orci has denied being in the film. But still, the slip-up happened, we all heard it, and we can’t help but wonder if there’s a grain of truth to it.

Now at Comic-Con promoting Dreddwhich we’ve heard looks incredible! – Urban explained to Coming Soon the reason for his spoilery slip-up,

I’m really not at liberty to discuss anything about Star Trek. All I can say is that I did that interview after a 22-hour flight from New Zealand. I literally hopped off the plane into the interview.

Yeah, I don’t know if jetlag is enough of an excuse to smooth things over with J.J. Abrams, who must be fuming if what Urban said is true at all. I think you’re in the doghouse, Karl.

The good news, for us anyway, is he just can’t stop talking about Star Trek! Continuing on to say,

I can promise you that before the end of Comic-Con, some exclusive Star Trek footage, it’s going to come out. You’re going to find it. It’s going to come out.

Star Trek 2, sadly, doesn’t have an official presence at Comic-Con this year so when he says “exclusive Star Trek footage,” what could he mean? Who would be revealing it? And when he says, “You’re going to find it,” what kind of a clue is that?

Well, while on another panel Urban added there would be “secret” Star Trek footage on YouTube. But we don’t know when, and we don’t know from whom. Hmm, the plot thickens. I’m gonna suggest you stay glued to your computer, and Nerd Bastards, because once we figure out where this “secret” footage is hiding we’ll be dragging it out for all to see. Stay tuned!

But in the meantime, what do you think this “secret” footage will be?

Source: Blastr

With just over a month to go before the release of The Dark Knight Rises, we’re getting some new compelling details on the main antagonists of the movie: Bane and Catwoman. The recently released Dark Knight Rises: The Secret Files Scrapbook hardcover includes bios for the characters, which offer some spoilery clues to their motivation in the film. Read below, if you dare:

Bane: Little is known about Bane. He was born in prison and trained in the darkest forms of deception by the League of Shadows, but rumor has it he was cast out due to his extreme behavior. Bane is a ferocious hand-to-hand fighter who is willing to do anything in order to take down his opponents. Bane is in peak physical shape, but he must wear a breathing apparatus that feeds him with pain relieving gas due to an old injury. He’s never been photographed without his mask and only a handful of people have seen his face. While his true motives remain a mystery, he appears to be building an army of followers in the dark tunnels underneath Gotham in order to create his own League of Shadows.
Selina Kyle: Selina Kyle is a world-class cat burglar and mistress of disguise. She’s cunning and devious, but has a deep sense of honor. As Catwoman, she targets Gotham’s wealthiest. Her weapons usually include infrared goggles, bladed high-heel boots, and a belt filled with lock picks.

The reference to the League of Shadows in Bane’s profile is interesting. It certainly adds credence to a reprise from Ra’s al Ghul in the film if maybe Bane is out there trying to make his own. Will Ra’s, or maybe daughter Talia, be able to stay away if Bane’s leading his own perverted version of the League? And how does Catwoman’s path cross with Bane? That’s still a question that isn’t answered here.

Damn you Nolan!

The Dark Knight Rises is out in theaters July 20.

Source: Blastr

That’s what I’ve heard, anyway. Apparently this additional post-credit scene is the one that comes after the credits and it’s only been added to US prints of The Avengers. The scene is also not the usual set up for the next Marvel movie, either. What we’ve heard from those lucky bastards who’ve already seen The Avengers is the post-credit scene is more of a wrap-up to something that happens earlier in the film.

Since I’ve been trying to stay as pure as possible for The Avengers I don’t actually know what happens in this new post-credits scene. But I can show you where to find out. Enjoy.

Now, play nice. Don’t be a dick and spoil it in the comments!

Source: Bleeding Cool

I’m just going to lay this out there, DO NOT WATCH THE CLIP IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED! It’s so obvious, right? Good, because I don’t want to hear anyone complaining about, “OMG. SPOILERS. I HATE YOU.” It’s clearly marked and no one’s forcing you to hit play. I haven’t even watch the clip, and if I can resist while I’m here writing the articled about, I think you can too. But I know there are those of you out there who are just itching see anything from The Avengers, and you want to see it now. So by all means, give it a watch. Just please, don’t be dick and post a comment telling us all what happens.

Whether or not you watched the super spoiler above I think you’ll really dig this infographic. Created by Comic Book Movie’s own Patrick Casey Bennett this timeline is a collection of all known events of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a perfect way to brush up on your Marvel Movie knowledge before The Avengers opens May 4th. Major kudos to Bennet for this true labor of love.

The infographic is spoiler free for The Avengers, but obviously it contains lots of info about all the films leading up to it. Make sure you click to embiggen, and just in case you still can’t read the text I’ve added it below the cut.


Ready for a HUGE ‘Walking Dead’ Spoiler?

If you clicked on this story by reading the headline then you’re here because you know what you want. You want to know exactly what happens in AMC‘s The Walking Dead before it airs. If you don’t and you clicked her by mistake. Leave. Sorry, don’t want to sound rude but I feel really confident in this spoilery tid bit and I don’t want to be responsible for ruining your enjoyment of what is, my griping about changes from the source material aside, a pretty damn good television show.