Who’s Who in ‘Transformers 4’ Answered by Toy List


Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Stanley Tucci… These are NOT the names you typically associate with a Transformers movie, but they’re the names we know are involved so far. But because secrets don’t stay secret in Hollywood for long, we seemed to have gotten our first confirmation about which robots will be fighting it out for the Earth (and bragging rights) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. (more…)

Shane Black Explains Himself, RE: The Mandarin Twist


Anyone who’s seen Iron Man 3 falls into one of two camps on the subject of the twist involving main villain, The Mandarin: they either love it or they hate it. Writer/director Shane Black had to know that when he developed the story, but he still pulled the proverbial trigger anyway. So how about Shane, why piss off half the nerd world with this development? Total Film asked him the question, and the answer, obviously, was spoilerish implications. Stop reading now if you want to see Iron Man 3 and not be spoiled. (But really, why haven’t you seen Iron Man 3 already?!)

Here’s what Black had to say:

“I would say that we struggled to find a way to present a mythic terrorist that had something about him that registered after the movie’s over as having been a unique take, or a clever idea, or a way to say something of use. And what was of use about the Mandarin’s portrayal in this movie, to me, is that it offers up a way that you can sort of show how people are complicit in being frightened.

They buy into things in the way that the audience for this movie buys into it. I think that’s a message that’s more interesting for the modern world, because I think there’s a lot of fear that’s generated toward very available and obvious targets, which could perhaps be directed more intelligently at what’s behind them.”

Sounds reasonable. I, frankly, don’t know what all the fuss is about considering that The Mandarin is as much an Asian stereotype as Ming the Merciless, Charlie Chan and Mr. Yunioshi, but I’ll leave it to the Bastard nation to decide: does Black’s explanation satisfy you, or are you still pissed?

Source: Blastr


We’re in the last week of Doctor Who‘s seventh season. Only one more episode to go, an episode promising epic revelations with massive consequences for The Doctor’s future, and likely, his past. The kind of episode companies and creators take great care not to spoil or have accidentally leak. Except, this is exactly what’s happened as BBC Worldwide has confirmed some fans who pre-ordered the Series 7 Part 2 DVD/Blu-ray have received their copies early. As in early enough they’ve already seen next week’s finale, “The Name of The Doctor.”

How this happened isn’t exactly clear, but what matters is that now, about 4 days before the finale will air anywhere else, there’s a select group of people who’ve seen the episode. And, unavoidably, there are assholes out there who will do their best to spoil and ruin what could be one of the series’ biggest episodes. Like the d-bag who hacked the Doctor Who Wikipedia page, deleted all its content, and uploaded a list of spoilers from the episode. The page has since been fixed, but I feel sorry for those who seeking a little info on Doctor Who ended up with far more than they wanted.

This of course means you’ll need to take great care while browsing the web this week. Major Doctor Who spoilers will continue cropping up, especially with the orders from Amazon UK expected to arrive on Friday and the inevitable pirated copies already making their rounds. Since the BBC are well aware of this giant slip up they’re dong their best to keep things hush-hush with promises of rewards if spoilers are kept off the net. I know, an impossible task, but here’s what we get if those who’ve seen the episode keep their mouths shut,

Some US DVDs of this series have gone out early. The #DoctorWho team would be hugely grateful if fans helped keep spoilers off the net. Steven Moffat has promised if fans help keep the finale’s secrets, we’ll release a special video featuring Matt & David right after the ep!

The bribe’s a nice try, but I don’t know how well it’ll work. Obviously spoilers have already been making their way online. Below the cut we’ve got two quick reviews of the episode from those lucky bastards who’ve seen it. They contain no specific spoilers but rather discuss the episode in a general manner, but I still wouldn’t recommend reading if you’d like to remain completely unspoilt. There’s also a few officially released episodes stills and the invariable speculation that comes with them. Hit the jump, if you dare.



Yo, Joss Whedon! You’re out in public, so give us some damn Avengers 2 scoopage!

I sometimes wonder if that’s what reporters yell to Joss whenever he appears on the red carpet for anything. Fortunately for us he always seems ready to oblige, as was the case on the recent Iron Man 3 premiere red carpet in Los Angeles. Desde Hollywood asked the filmmaker about some details about the upcoming superhero sequel. Naturally, one of the questions concerned Iron Man star Robert Downey, Jr. and his future in the franchise, but the topic of the villain in The Avengers 2 also came up, and that answer offered some interesting new insight.

What, pray tell, could that be? How about the revelation that Thanos may not be the villain in The Avengers 2 after all, and Whedon and Co. are, in fact, setting him up for “the grand finale?” Here’s what Whedon had to say:

“Thanos is more powerful. He’s not someone you just trot out and punch him. Like you did in the comics, you want him to be threading through the universe and to save the big finale for the big finale. He’s definitely a part of what I’ve got going on. The thing about The Avengers is, that they are very powerful, but they aren’t very stable. There’ll definitely be some people who are gonna shake them up in the next installment!”

To hear that from Whedon’s own mouth, as well as other nuggets from the interview, press play on the embedded video below:

Source: Comic Book Movie


When it comes to book adaptations, HBO’s Game of Thrones is one of the best. The first season was basically flawless, and even in the second and now third season the changes from the source material have been minimal. More often than not any changes the show employ are for the audiences’ benefit, usually by condensing characters and sometimes plots. And I mean, hey, if you wanted the full, rich experience that is George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, you’d have read or are reading the books.

As the third season moves along there’s only going to be more and more of those condensed characters and plots. We already mentioned a fan favorite, Strong Belwas, won’t be appearing due to Barristan Semly’s reappearance story line getting condensed, and now with these new episode synopses from Spoiler TV hint at more of the same.

Spoilers for the television series as well as the books below the cut, but, I’m sure you already put that together.



After Sherlock’s first two very successful seasons, you can understand that there’s a lot of anticipation about the now-shooting third season of the BBC series. Anticipation is so huge that the London locales where the new episodes are being shot are being inundated with fans. Fans armed with cellphone cameras and a willingness to post those pictures online and thus creating a spoiler-frenzy.

Well, Sherlock producer Sue Vertue has had enough of that. She posted a special request to Sherlockology, a Sherlock fan site, asking that if fans could maybe chill out a little and maybe enjoy the anticipation a bit more.

Hi, Sue Vertue here.

As many of you are aware, we’ll soon be embarking on our first London leg of filming for series 3.  I’m also aware that there is quite a lot of speculation about where we’re shooting when.  I can’t stress how  much we the Producers and Benedict [Cumberbatch], Martin [Freeman] and the rest of the cast appreciate your love and dedication to our show – we’ll endeavour to live up to your expectations for Series 3.

What I am nervous about is that our London shooting schedule is punishing and will really give us very little time to interact with you.  The actors really hope you understand that.

Also, and I know this is probably asking a lot, the majority of fans and indeed ourselves would REALLY appreciate it if you didn’t post pictures or spoilers or ideally our daily locations.

Thanks for your understanding.  Sue x

She maybe whistling Dixie on that account. This is always the issue when a fan-obsession shoots out on the real-life streets, but hey, I guess it can’t hurt to ask. And who are we at Nerd Bastards to tell people that they can’t spoil stuff? It’s kind of our bread and butter after all.

Source: The Mary Sue

The Amazing Spider-Man

So, uh, spoiler alert? Damn right!

For months we’ve been hearing about who’s in Amazing Spider-Man 2, and who might be playing them, and now, courtesy of Comic Book Movie, we get some cool details hot off the press. So spoilers revealed in…











Still here? You asked for it. Let’s take these one at a time

-Electro played by Jamie Foxx, will not being wearing the character’s traditional yellow and green outfit. Look for Foxx to sport something a little more stylish, like Electro’s Ultimate Spider-Man duds. Also, as if you didn’t know, Electro’s alterego Max Dillon will be gainfully employed as an employee at Oscorp.

-That Venom rumor? Forget about it! That morgue shot released last month wasn’t a Venom reference, but rather the morgue is where Dillon is taken after his “accident,” presumably the same “accident” that turns him into Electro.

-We know Chris Cooper‘s been cast as Norman Osborn, but there won’t be any Green Goblin in the film. What there will be is lots of foreshadowing, and that, at the beginning of the film at least, Norman won’t be cured and is still dying from his mysterious illness.

-And the biggest spoiler of all, sources confirm that Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) will indeed being going to the giant comic book store in the sky by the film’s end, perhaps even sooner than that. In fact, sources are saying that Stone may not have a very big role in the film at all.

So Bastards, are you intrigued yet? Sound off below.


In preparation for the highly anticipated Iron Man 3, Marvel and Disney have released a new series of interviews. In them, co-star Gwyneth Paltrow and Producer Kevin Feige reveal key details about the sequel’s plot and characters…Said details COULD be seen as spoilers to some, so please: Read ahead at your own risk.

The following quotes and the interviews they were taken from are courtesy of Superhero Hype. Let’s start with a word from Feige regarding the Iron Partiot:

What we learn in the beginning of ‘Iron Man 3′ is that they’ve made an arrangement. Tony has let Rhodey have this suit; he’s using it in conjunction with the US Government. So, at the beginning of ‘Iron Man 3,’ we see that the President has asked Rhodey as War Machine to get a new paint job and take on the new moniker of the Iron Patriot in order to do American business and be the American hero as opposed to The Avengers or Iron Man himself, who is sort of a separate entity… In a way it becomes a buddy action film, in the third act, where they team up. Neither of them have a suit at a certain point in the movie and they really team up in a great, sort of old- fashioned action movie way and Don and Robert have such an amazing rapport.

He continues by discussing Guy Pearce’s character and AIM:

Killian heads a brain-trust organization called AIM that is developing Extremis, which is something that taps into human DNA and is able to reprogram it and regenerate limbs and enhance strength and cure wounds. But it also could change the whole world, which is what Killian intends to do with it.

And finally, Gwyneth Paltrow talks about how Robert Downey, Jr. wanted Pepper Potts to do more in this film:

There were talks of Pepper getting in the suit at the end of ‘Iron Man 2,’ but Marvel wasn’t ready to do it yet….I know Robert was really interested in having Pepper do more in this movie, and it was also a factor in me coming back and getting to do things that were a little bit more fun and different and a little bit more adventurous. It would’ve still been nice, but it would’ve been very much the same thing just to be buttoned-up Pepper, and in this movie there’s a whole different experience of her.

Does Pepper get to wear the suit in IM3? HELL YES SHE DOES!

I didn’t mind wearing the suit at all. I thought it was light and perfectly comfortable and my children thought I was extremely cool. They were here on a day where I was in it, so they were trying it on and when my son saw me in the suit, he had the biggest eyes, so it was definitely worth it.

That kid will win every “My Mom Can Beat Up Your Mom” argument for the rest of his childhood.

Iron Man 3 is due in theatres May 3rd.

Source: /Film










You’re a multi-million dollar Hollywood franchise and your best kept secrets are supposed to remain exactly that -be secret. So why is someone once again spoiling key scenes to a Marvel movie like Iron Man 3, just like they did with The Amazing Spider-Man?

Pictures of two LEGO playsets for the Shane Black directed film have hit the ‘net and yes, they seem to be spoiling some key scenes from the movie.

Brick-based spoilerage stars up after the jump.


This weekend, between brief and intermittent acts of football, TV audiences will see the first trailer for Iron Man 3 (you can see the teaser here.)  When the Shane Black directed movie hits theaters on May 3rd it will be the starting point for Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic universe, a phase that seems to be taking a bit of a darker tone. If you’ve watched any of the previous teasers, you see that things won’t be to calm and easy for Tony Stark and as more details start to come out it only seems to get darker.

After the jump we have the just released poster that shows the path that Stark is on in this movie (spoiler alert, its not up) plus we have Robert Downey Jr. giving some insight on the films villain, the ominous Mandarin, played by the incomparable Sir Ben Kingsley (spoiler apparently he is awesome) and something that is just a big ass cosmic sized spoiler. Just so you know.