Sony‘s latest run at making a decent Spider-man movie has released its latest trailer for director Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to the Internet today. Prepare yourself for a ton of nerd rage about the whole Rhino suit. Not sure what I’m talking about? (more…)
Ronald D. Moore, creator of one of my favorite science-fiction programs of all time, the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, is back on SyFy with what seems like a similarly dark and claustrophobic series: Helix. (more…)
Fandango has just revealed that Marvel Studios will be including about five minutes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier footage with every North American 3D screening of Thor: The Dark World. (Sorry, rest of the planet.) (more…)
Above you see the new banner for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug–it was released today by Warner Bros. in anticipation of the film’s new trailer, due out at 9:00 am EST tomorrow.
The film, the follow-up to 2011′s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is second in a trilogy of films directed by Peter Jackson based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
The Hobbit is best known as the precursor to the Lord of The Rings novels and the book that introduced readers to the fictional universe of Middle Earth.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is scheduled to hit theaters on December 13.
Behold, the power of LEGO and the all-father of comics Stan Lee, in the official trailer for the epic LEGO video game.
Presenting an original story featuring the entire Marvel Universe, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes gives players button smashing control over the likes of Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine and many other Marvel heroes as they assemble to stop Loki and a legion of super villains and their attempt to destroy the planet.
There are many LEGO games, but this will top them all. Only in this one, do you get to play as Stan “The
Man LEGO” Lee. He’s got great power and responsibility, and will bam kapow his way thru LEGO land with his array of super natural powers. Finally, Lee isn’t just a cameo, he’s the merry marvel magnate. Watch the trailer below:
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes lands this fall for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation Vita and next-gen consoles Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
I don’t hate myself enough to actually watch SyFy‘s made-for-cable films. However, there’s a part of me that just loves the fact that we live in a world where a project like “Ultraslug vs. Pirahnasaurus” starring the finest actors the late 1980s Hollywood B-List can offer can actually get made.
I mean, just look at this thing…Mother lovin’ SHARKNADO! If a 5 year old came up with this concept, you’d send him to the “special” class, and make sure he’s no longer given access to pointy objects.
Dig the synopsis:
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air.
Someone made a movie about tornadoes made of sharks…on PURPOSE!
I don’t know if this is the most awesome idea in the history of civilization–or a harbinger of the apocalypse. Maybe that’s why the world didn’t end in 2012 like the Mayans told us: Because Sharknado hadn’t been made yet.
Below is the new trailer, which SyFy and The Asylum seem to be implying is so violent it shouldn’t even be shown on TV. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it does give a pretty good impression of what to expect from a–let’s call it a “movie”–like this:
(UPDATE: NerdBastards did indeed cover this film last week, but that was only a teaser trailer from the SyFy website…THIS is the full Sharknado experience right here…)
Marvel has just released a TV trailer for its highly anticipated Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. series. As reported, Clark Gregg will be returning as resurrected Agent Phil Coulson. Rounding out his team will be combat and espionage expert Grant Ward (Bret Dalton), pilot/martial artist Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), brilliant engineer Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), genius bio-chemist Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), and a new recruit: Computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
This trailer will debut tomorrow night during the NBA Finals:
2010′s Kick-Ass, directed by Matthew Vaughn was kinda one of those “love it or hate it” flicks. And Jeff Wadlow’s sequel, imaginatively entitled Kick-Ass 2, looks like it’s going down the same road–combining self-referential superhero genre humor with nearly absurd levels of ultraviolence.
At least this time Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) is in her teens, and thus her appetite for mayhem and death will probably disturb fewer audience goers. Plus I’m excited to see what new cast members Jim Carrey, Donald Faison, and John Leguizamo are going to bring to the party.
Here’s the official synopsis courtesy of Collider:
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.
Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.
Kick-Ass 2 opens in theatres August 16. Check out the red-band trailer below, with all the naughty words and nasty violence intact. Plus what I’m pretty sure are Russian subtitles:
Yesterday, your collective worlds were rocked by a cinematic trailer ALMOST as awesome as Pac Rim’s: James Mangold’s The Wolverine – presented by your good friends here at NerdBastards.
Today, as you see, Hugh Jackman as Wolvie gets the cover of Entertainment Weekly, just as Henry Cavill’s Man Of Steel graced their Summer Preview Issue recently.
What’s to be said about this? Well, Jackman‘s been playing Wolverine for 13 years, and he still looks fantastic. We’re living in interesting times, aren’t we? Hollywood’s elite BEG for roles as characters that would barely have been considered popular enough for cartoons 20 years ago.
More than that, we’re past the point where A-List stars turn superheroes into household names….Now superhero portrayals are turning up and coming actors into major celebrities.
Brave New World – ain’t it, nerds?
I’ll admit, I didn’t catch “Pac-Rim Fever” (If no one else has thought of that, I’ll be utterly amazed) until recently when I saw the theatrical trailer right here on NerdBastards: The “one-two” punch of Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay had me incredibly distrustful of anything inspired by Kaiju or Mecha that wasn’t made in Japan….
I happily admit that I have dispensed with all reservations regarding Pacific Rim: Guillermo del Toro appears to have created the next great sci-fi masterpiece here…a work on the level of Star Wars and easily surpassing Avatar.
Below is the first TV spot, and while not as long or detailed as the theatrical trailer (naturally), it packs quite a bit into 33 seconds, including some never before seen footage–observe:
Pacific Rim hits theatres this summer–on July 12.