Captain America: Civil War

Chadwick Boseman’s measured performance of the hero-king of Wakanda in Captain America: Civil War was a highlight of Marvel’s eight-year box office reign. But Black Panther wasn’t just one of Civil War’s best characters, he was also one of the truest comics to screen adaptations. Panther was handled with respect and reverence to the character persona and classic look. Marvel did him right.

Thanks to his debut in Civil War, this character, who’s history has spanned 50 years in the comics, is on the pulpit of pop culture like never before. To commemorate Black Panther into the MCU and beyond comes a 1/6th scale collectible figure from Hot Toys.

Nerd Bastards was fortunate to receive a sample figure from our friends at Sideshow Collectibles. Join us, as we marvel at it’s splendor.  (more…)


Despite the quality of the product, 2016 remains a record-breaking year for the movie business, and nobody is rolling in dough more than the Walt Disney Company. Their last big hit of the year was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which, being a Star Wars movie, was always expected to make a lot of money, but no one knew precisely just how much money it would make. We still don’t, but we have a pretty good idea. More than that, we know where Rogue One stands currently at the medal podium for the 2016 box office winners, and here’s a hint: Captain America: Civil War just got bumped down to bronze. (more…)


Before Ant-Man made his big-screen debut, if fans were asked whether they would ever imagine dropping a couple hundred dollars for an Ant-Man figurine, the question would have been met with a hearty balk look followed by a “How dare you, sir!” slap across the face, but here we are. Ant-Man got his solo movie and a favorable return appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Oh, how easily those early doubters were converted into fans. What was once a laughably lame hero (“You mean his power is he can make himself really small?”) turned out to be far more impressive than anyone would or could have expected – the character was received as a charming and winning edition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Suddenly, spending a little scratch on a high-end collectible Ant-Man figure doesn’t sound so absurd.  (more…)


Captain America: Civil War was/is arguably one of Marvel’s best films. Achieving a rare equity in plot, action, humor and drama. It was fun. It was smart. It was coherent. And, hey, it was the first time a villain not only didn’t die… he won! The bad guy did exactly what he intended, he broke The Avengers, leaving their friendship fractured and future uncertain. Now, however, the film is not without its criticisms. It’s scad of characters, excessive globe trotting, slow start, and overly long run-time are among common quibbles. Perhaps, though, the films biggest outcry among critics, is that the films plays it safe.  (more…)

Screen Junkies are at it again taking on, or down as the case may be, Captain America: Civil War. That’s right, even the most beloved film of the summer (90/90 on Rotten Tomatoes) doesn’t walk away with a free pass when it comes to Honest Trailers. Did they mention that one plot point that drove you crazy in the movie? Don’t worry, Honest Trailers gives you the answer to all your issues with the film.. roll the Airport scene!!! (more…)


Ever since it was announced that Robert Downey Jr. was reprising his role as Iron Man (Tony Stark) for Captain America: Civil War, fans were eagerly anticipating the showdown between the two leaders of The Avengers. When the third Captain America film was first teased, the title had “Serpent Society” before “Civil War” was revealed. This means we could have had a completely different film. It all depended on RDJ wanting to come back to the table and reprise his role as Iron Man. After all, his Marvel Studios contract was up. Even though we love his take on Iron Man, the role he was born to play, he’s not going to do it forever. Luckily for everyone, Downey agreed to extend his contract with Marvel Studios and will continue to be Tony Stark for the foreseeable future. But what if he didn’t come back as Iron Man? What would the third Captain America film look like? (more…)

Captain America No More

The final battle between Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Tony Stark (Iron Man) at the end of Captain America: Civil War was both epic and personal as the two went toe to toe over Bucky as well as their relationship over the past several films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The battle ended with Captain America defeating Iron Man but hesitating to deliver the death blow. Stark calling out to Captain America saying he didn’t deserve his shield and then Rogers acknowledging that fact and dropping the shield. We all know they’ll back for Avengers: Infinity War to take on Thanos and save the galaxy. But will “Captain America” be back?



Captain America: Civil War comes out on video in a couple of weeks, so it seems like an excellent time to look back and consider all the things that weren’t in the movie. Yes, there were ideas and characters that were rumored to be a part of the story, and that’s despite the fact it had two teams of Avengers, a new villain, and no less than two major new heroes that were introduced. Civil War was stuffed, but how much more stuffed could have been in it? Joe and Anthony Russo address that in a recent interview, and they also discussed their thoughts about Spider-Man: Homecoming. (more…)

Russo Bros

When it was revealed that the directors most famous for directing the television comedy Arrested Development were going to direct the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, it was met with a healthy dose of skepticism. However after knocking it out of the park with Captain America: The Winter Soldier they earned some breathing space and trust from Marvel fans. The next film they were given was the megahit Captain America: Civil War which has received critical, fan, and commercial praise. Now the Russo Brothers have effectively taken over Joss Whedon as the showrunners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and will be directing the next two Avengers sequels: Avengers: Infinity War and the Untitled Avengers film (formerly known as Avengers Infinity War Part 2). The two brothers are currently preparing for a nine-month shoot for the two upcoming Avengers sequels but had the chance to promote the Captain America: Civil War DVD/Blu-Ray release.