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As part of their 25th Anniversary, Empire Magazine is grabbing on the the X-Men: Days of Future Past hype with an interesting marketing gimmick – releasing 25 different covers for their latest issue. While fans of comic books know this is a recipe designed to sell more than one copy of the same book, I’m guessing that still won’t stop people from purchasing a copy of each of their favorite characters. The cover reveals are happening throughout the day, and (in addition to the one above) here’s what we got for you so far: (more…)


If you’ve ever wondered how an actor spends his days on set, it’s not always tea and crumpets. Depending on the role there can be long hours spent in the makeup chair while experts transform you into something out of this world. That’s what actor Nicholas Hoult had to go through to bring his character Beast to the big screen in Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: First Class.

Now we can get a taste of what he had to go through when the folks at StudioADI worked their magic on Hoult and brought our favorite blue furry mutant to life. Alec Gillis of StudioADI had this to say about the process:

Director Matthew Vaughan really gravitated towards the more lion-like versions of the Marvel Comic Beast. He wanted a clean break from the Kelsey Grammer version. Fur was in, hair was out. Any version of Beast that featured human head hair was too ‘rock star’, so ADI and Dave and Lou Elsey kept the palette to the feline textures.

Some warm tone break up was introduced to make the skin tone less monochromatic and more alive. The studio stepped in during post production and digitally removed the naturalistic color break up in favor of a more straight forward blue.

Check out this behind the scenes video,



Another day, another collection of photos snapped on set for X-Men: Days of Future Past. These ones, surprisingly, were’t shared by director Bryan Singer, and maybe because this is the kind of shooting he’d like to keep under wraps. The gallery below gathers photos featuring a fight scene between Nicholas Hoult, in full-on Beast mode, and Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto. Clearly, there’s still some bad blood between the two. Possibly due to Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) – she makes a brief appearance here – dumping potential-boyfriend Beast for a chance at something with Magneto? It would sure add a personal beef to their fisticuffs.



Bryan Singer loves to Tweet pictures about his upcoming movies, and we love him all the more for it. The latest from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past is a fashionable look at the 1970’s outfits of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and the Beast (Nicholas Hoult). Singer captioned the picture:

“Welcome to 1973.”


I’m betting we’ll see some cringe worthy 70’s fashion, it will be interesting to see the 70’s hero costumes change through time and the correlating change in regular fashion. The big question for me is which character will appear first in a Dr. Venture type jumpsuit?

Days of Future Past” is a popular storyline in the Marvel Comics comic book The Uncanny X-Men issues #141 and #142, published in 1981. It deals with a dystopian alternative future in which mutants are incarcerated in internment camps. An adult Kate Pryde transfers her mind into her younger self, the present-day Kitty Pryde, who brings the X-Men to prevent a fatal moment in history which triggers anti-mutant hysteria.

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theater screens on July 18th, 2014.

Via: Comingsoon

Police Arrest Real Life Superhero “Beast”

What’s the first thing you do when a man in costume asks you if you’re in need off assistance? Well, according to what occurred to 23 year-old New Jersey resident, and Real Life Superhero, Matthew Argintar you call the police and have the man arrested.

Mansfield Township police arrested Argintar, known under his superhero identity as Beast, last week after reports of an individual approaching customers at a local Home Depot asking them if they needed help. Police arrived on scene and arrested the unarmed ex-military policeman and charged him with “disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of handcuffs.” Argintar recently issued a statement disputing the charges saying:

“I’ve been doing this for months. I’ve been going out at night and doing this, and meanwhile the one time I decide to go out in the day…” Argintar said. “We are out there to try and inspire hope because that’s what the people need right now: hope… I’m not going out there looking for a fight.”

This could be a case of a social bias right now in America and abroad — masked individuals walking around in a real world Kick-Ass scenario — but you have to look at the other side as well. To some, “Beast” was seen as another possible menace looking for what could have been an opportunity to hurt or kill someone.

Argintar says he was looking to instill good will and kindness into others through his persona, even if the approach was what some would say is a wrongheaded way to go about it. Shame on the local media as well for calling him a “Batman look-alike”, the only thing he has in common is the fact that he was wearing a mask, nothing more and the media is just looking to literally scare up ratings by using the buzz word of the moment.

For his alleged crimes, Argintar may face up to seven months in county jail if convicted and is scheduled for a court appearance on August 21st in Mansfield Township Municipal Court.

Source: Bleeding Cool

The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Winnie the Pooh with his hand in the honey pot (nudge nudge) or even that incident between Princess Leia and Jabba the Hutt (and all while Salacious Crumb was forced to watch, too). Hey, it’s the internet folks. Luckily there is always the counter balance of some mind blowing nerd based art. We collect it, you enjoy it, and we are all better for it.

ABOVE: He’s just looking for a little love ladies, is that so bad? All this prince turned furry beast wants is a good woman that doesn’t mind that he sheds. He even comes with a heart-shaped balloon, instant chick magnet.  [UFC Chick]

Hit the jump for a Breaking Bad/Batman mash-up, Disney princesses getting violent, Wesley Crusher and MOAR!


Everyday more superhero news trickles though the cracks of the interwebz and us Nerd Bastards do our best to gather up these nuggest for you, our loyal readers. Superheroes are all the buzz right now so look for this becoming a common feature.

First up, mere hours after getting a glimpse of the new Captain America trailer on Entertainment Tonight the studio released another itty-bitty clip to continue getting you all worked up for the eventual release of the full trailer. What can I say, they really know how to tease us.

It’s a shorty for sure. In the clip Dr. Abraham Erskine gives Steve Rogers the chance of a lifetime. The trailer should be appearing any day now so stay tuned. We’ll be bringing you the full length awesomeness once we get it.

More news after the jump, including a new image of pre-transformation Beast from X-Men: First Class.