SDCC14: A New Documentary Reminds Us All That Burton’s ‘Superman Lives’ Was the Worst Idea Ever

- 07-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight


Today at San Diego Comic-Con (is anything else happening in the world at the moment?), the first full-length trailer for Jon Schnepp’s documentary, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (the question’s rhetorical, obviously) debuted and has now been released online. One of the weirder “what if” films of all time, Schnepp’s documentary digs at the “whys” behind the collapse of Tim Burton and Kevin Smith‘s potential superhero shitstorm. (more…)

Watch Burton’s ‘Planet of the Apes’ Get the Honest Trailers Smack-Down

- 07-02-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Whatever feelings you may or may not have for the latest incarnation of Planet of the Apes, there are few people on this or any monkey-ruled planet that would exchange the rebooted franchise for another visit to Tim Burton’s 2001 version. As is befitting a turd of this caliber, the folks over at Screen Junkies have decided to give it the ‘Honest Trailers’ treatment. Scroll on and click the video thingy for a more accurate look at the Apes movie we have tried so hard to forget. (more…)

Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Batman’ – 25 Years Later

- 06-23-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


Here’s something to make some of you feel old, Tim Burton‘s Batman was released 25 years ago today! The film marked a turning point for comic book films specifically and blockbuster level films generally. Batman was a game changer, and it seems fitting that we not let that anniversary pass without notice. I guess others felt the same way because someone went to the trouble of digging up this gem, a behind the scenes look at the production of Batman made in 1988 as the film was in pre-production in England. Apparently Burton’s dark tone for Batman was so in doubt that the studio, Warner Bros., wanted to assure fans and investors that they knew what they were doing with the production. Now, it’s just a quirky little time capsule. (more…)

Helena Bonham Carter to Return to Wonderland as “The Red Queen” in Upcoming Sequel

- 03-13-14Film Posted by James Daniels


While Tim Burton will, sadly, not be returning to helm the sequel to his 2010 Alice in Wonderland adaptation, according to Variety: Helena Bonham Carter is in negotiations to reprise her role as The Red Queen.  Johnny Depp will also return as The Mad Hatter–making this possibly the only time Carter and Depp have been in a movie together without Tim Burton directing.  (more…)

Micheal Keaton Screams: ‘Beetlejuice 2′ ‘Beetlejuice 2′ ‘Beetlejuice 2′ But Will it Work?

- 02-14-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Even the craziest odds makers in Vegas wouldn’t take a bet about Micheal Keaton getting asked about Beetlejuice 2 in just about every RoboCop reboot publicity interview he’ll do this opening week. It’s what they call a “Sure Thing,” but we still want to hear him talk about the possibilities. (more…)

Nic Cage Says ‘Superman Lives’ Was Too “Gutsy” for WB

- 12-10-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


As movie nerds, I think we all have a perverse fascination with Superman Lives, the woulda/coulda/shoulda Man of Steel movie that was once meant to be made by Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage. Maybe it was the burgeoning internet film culture of the time, or maybe it was Kevin Smith‘s hilarious remembrances of his time on the project, or maybe it’s been the leaks of concept art and other details in the intervening 15 years, but we all have a morbid curiosity about the project. I’m not sure if Cage, the film’s would have been star, has ever commented before about Superman Lives, but he has something to say about it now in a new interview with Metro, and to sum up his thoughts, Warner Bros just wasn’t ready for the “mind-blowing experience” the movie would have been. (more…)

Lydia Deetz Could be Resurrected for ‘Beetlejuice 2′, Says Winona Ryder

- 11-19-13Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels


As Nerd Media has been eagerly reporting, Beetlejuice 2 is well on the way to being summoned forth into the land of the living. Star–and ONLY actor who could possibly play the “Ghost With The Most”–Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton have both essentially confirmed their presence.

(and please remember my use of the word “essentially” if/when this information is denied/disproved)

Now it appears Winona Ryder is following suit.  (more…)

The BastardCast vs. Ghost Sex, Zombie Transformers, and the Mustache Hall of Fame

- 10-21-13Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard


This time on The BastardCast, Jason and Jeremy discuss the world of the psychic and supernatural while also investigating the world of ghost dating. Also, the pain and gain of bad boys trying to throw an air conditioner at Michael Bay, crack addled mice, the mustache hall of fame, bacon and your bits, and President Terminator and Vice President Dennis Rodman. (more…)

‘Beetlejuice 2’ May See Tim Burton Returning to the Director’s Chair

- 10-20-13Film Posted by Jason McAnelly


Some of you might already know and to others it may be news, but Warner Bros. is moving ahead with plans to produce a sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 hit movie Beetlejuice.  And while there have been groans of pain from the general populace due to the fact that most of the original cast and crew appear to want nothing to do with the sequel, it looks as if there may be at least a small light at the end of the tunnel.  If the rumormill is to be believed, Burton himself will be coming back to direct the second flick. (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Crossplay Venom, TARDIS Minions, The Truth About Female Gamers, and MOAR!

- 07-08-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, WTF? Posted by James Daniels


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

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