This week on The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy come together to celebrate the show’s one year anniversary while still managing to talk about Star Trek Into Darkness, Chris Nolan’s Bat-Bond, Doctor Who, and the art of Bea Arthur’s pricey yet magical mams.
Also on the show, the fellas discuss the tale of the tape for a fight between Whovians and Star Wars fans, Pac Rim‘s 70 minute orgasm delivery system, Schwarzenegger’s toxic new roll (that was a lazy description but I’m still drunk from the Anniversary Party), the Office finale, the atrocity that is Pac Rim mock-off Atlantic Rim, that Ludicris seal of approval, and the death of the friggin terrible Zombieland TV show that died because we’re all awful to awful things or something.
You need more, don’t you? Fine! This is one fat friggin taco of a show! You wanna hear about Rob Liefeld‘s new Kickstarter (which is, for the record, NOT called “The Adventures of Tiny Foot and Titbutt”)? How about Canadian Jesus and the Jimmy Olsen AIDS Initiative? You got it! How about another nail in Nintendo‘s coffin, the Disney black-market where handi-capes are making a killing, and the saga of a 10 foot Robocop and his pending siege on the city of Detroit? Sure!
Is that enough freaking show for you? No?!?! SCREW YOU, we’ve got all that and an a cavalcade of easter eggs from the show’s rich (LIE) history, a never-before-shared story about the time the boys tried to interview a pornstar, AND a bunch of shitty impressions. If you want more, I suggest you go mount a unicorn named Bo Jackson and ride off to the magical kingdom of fairytales and superior podcasts where Leslie Nielsen is still alive, the 3 titted chick from Total Recall is mayor, and Simon and Simon is still on the air. All of that, plus, a song about blowjobs on THE BASTARDCAST!
The Bastardcast: Hell yeah, we’re giggle dealers and proud men with tits and opinions.
Well this sucks, the last time we talked casting details for Thor 2 we happily announced that Zachary Levi would be taking over for Joshua Dallas as Fandral the Dashing. The main issue for that is mainly due to scheduling conflicts and it seems like the schedule has taken another victim.
When Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige promised that Mads Mikkelsen he may have overstated things just a touch. Thanks to prior commitments to Bryan Fuller’s new show Hannibal (damn you television!) Mads will not join Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins as originally thought. No word on who Marvel is looking at to replace Mikkelsen, but hopefully they limit the search party to those not presently involved with a TV show?
Bummed about Mads? Turn that frown upside down, we have pics of every Batmobile cheer you up.
Few vehicles are as recognizable as the Batmobile, just ask someone which one is their favourite and they’ll give you an answer. Well at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, to celebrate the upcoming release of Chris Nolan‘s Dark Knight Rises, every real version of the classic vehicle was on display to the viewing public. Featuring both versions of the “Tumbler” Batmobiles as well as Dark Knight Rises flying vehicle nicknamed “The Bat” – Warner Bros. gave everyone a great viewing experience.
Check out all 6 in this massive gallery thanks to heavily to Collider:
Looks like people may still love Joss Whedon and The Avengers, but until the Marvel feature releases on DVD and Blu-ray on September 25th, another Marvel hero has taken the number one spot in our nerdy hearts. In the six days since its release North American release, Marc Webb and The Amazing Spider-Manhave earned an “amazing” $141 million, bringing its global total to $341.2 million!
Opening with a solid $7.5 million from midnight screenings, the feature has since added to its astounding $200 million in the overseas markets. This is a great start for a movie that’s only a few years removed from the last time people saw the red and blue spandex on film. In nearly a week, The Amazing Spider-Man has earned more than the budget of the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man and that’s not bad for something that originally had a huge backlash over certain aspects of the reboot – i.e.: mechanical web-shooters.
Webb stayed faithful to the source material and stayed away from emo haircuts and cheesy dance scenes and created a suitable beginning to a new trilogy. And until Chris Nolan and The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, it may be safe to say that for the next few weeks the theaters belong to our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Sally Field, Martin Sheen and Denis Leary and is in theaters now.
Even with Warner Brothers’The Dark Knight Rises and Sony‘s The Amazing Spider-Man soon being unleashing into theaters, people are still talking The Avengers.
The Joss Whedon feature continues to break records months after it’s initial May 4th release, now becoming a $600 million dollar blockbuster! That brings it’s global total to an astounding 1.4 billion, making it the 3rd highest grossing feature film of all time and also the highest grossing comic book movie ever.
It’s an amazing feat for such a film, even with a $50 million paycheck reportedly being netted by Robert Downy Jr. and his fantastic contract negotiators. But despite all these accolades it’s still only “phase one”, which means it’s time for the second phase of Marvel’s money-making production. This next step in Marvel Studios’ expansion of the multi-franchise might be a little much, but with everything set to be released over the course of the next few years instead of all at once, it should be easy to digest.
Currently being worked on are future sequels Iron Man 3, Captain America 2 and The Avengers 2 as well as the rumored Ant-Man,Black Panther and Guardians of the Galaxy projects. The future looks bright for Marvel and it’s films right now. In the meantime, The Avengers must surpass James Cameron’sTitanic and his blue alien love fest Avatar to take the top spot. But given enough time, it could be done.
So if you’d like to see it cross that heavenly $700 million dollar marker you should head to theaters and watch The Avengers for what could be your eighth or ninth time. Be sure to pray to your Joss Whedon statue before you go in order to give it a little more meaning.
Yesterday we spoke with Sam Witwer about playing Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, his love of the force, the chances that he might come aboard Frank Darabont’s upcoming series, LA Noir, and I asked Sam if some around The Walking Dead had tried to diminish Darabont’s contribution to the show. Part 1 can be found here, but today Part 2 is ALL about Being Human (well, almost ALL about Being Human).
On the series, Witwer plays Aidan, a Boston-based vampire who is trying to find the way to normal. He shares an apartment and a life with Sally (a ghost) and Josh (a self-hating werewolf). The concept is based on the popular UK show of the same name but the two aren’t particularly identical at this point and Aidan has been on the edge of a downward spiral all season long.
In this half of the interview, Witwer discusses that potential spiral, the journey his character is taking, what he doesn’t like about his vampire super powers, and the chances that we’ll see zombies on Being Human.
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things the exploration of time travel through Doctor Who’s butthole, an unfortunate orgy with Darth Vader and the Care Bears and other weird stuffs. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm art lovin’.
Above: Flinstone pin-up art by DeviantArt artist qiqo. Now we know why Fred was hollerin’ “Yabba, Dabba, Do” all the time.
Director Christopher Nolan is hard at work with pre-production on Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, locking up final castings and prepping for his director’s seat in May of this year. He’s got a lot of work pulling off what could be the darkest of of all 3 Batman movies, his own ‘Star Wars’ trilogy if you will. Just like George Lucas however, Nolan is pulling a twist to his filming and keeping the ending of the movie secret, even to the cast.
In an interview with U.K.’s Absolute Radio actor Gary Oldman, who reprises his role as Commissioner Jim Gordon, gave them a little insight into just what the cast has to do to read their scripts:
“To get into the production office, you have to have someone meet you and there are keys and various doors that lock. The script you read in the production office, and there is no ending because (Nolan) tells you the ending so that it doesn’t leak and get out, and people spoil it on the Internet.”
It’s not like the internet is going to spoil everything about the movie…OK, maybe they would but that doesn’t mean Nolan is going overboard. He wants to protect his newest “baby” of a project with the utmost secrecy and his taking all preventative measures possible. Gary of course, calls the film a “really great story, a great script,” and that Nolan has “outdone himself from The Dark Knight.” Oldman also added that that the film brings Nolan’s Batman trilogy to a complete circle, saying, “He sort of brings it back … he brings it around.”
If Chris Nolan can keep his crew under the tightest of security for the entire shooting schedule then this is a secret that nobody will see till July 20th, 2012. Which, honestly is a good thing. Spoilers are like car wrecks, you can’t look away. I’d like to be a bat-virgin for TDKR.
Robin Williams recently did an interview with Empire Magazine where he stated that he would love to be in a Batman movie playing anyone, and that he was originally offered the roles of both the Joker (which was taken by Jack Nicholson) and The Riddler (later filled by Jim Carrey) but even though he wanted the roles, they were taken by other actors. So he would love to work with Chris Nolan again and do the new Batman movie.
Well, comicbookmovie.com reported that Williams brought this up again in an interview with The Sun and was quick to point out that the he had just thrown that information out there, really. He has not been offered a role in the new Batman film, nor has he been actively pursuing any roles in the upcoming movie. Instead, he was merely putting the information out there that he wouldn’t mind playing a character, any character, in a Batman movie. The press took what he said and ran with it, blowing it out of proportion.
Thanks for clearing that up, Robin Williams. We salute you. Still in the running of potential E. Nigmas are Leonardo DiCaprio (Bugger off if you need me to tell you what he’s been in), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Tom Hardy (also Inception).
Found a video today that might be interesting for all you devoted readers. Some nice person with a lot of free time decided to edit a chase scene from Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and added Danny Elfman’s Batman theme music from the first two Burton directed films.
I’m a huge Tim Burton fan (or former fan, if he keeps up with the bullshit) so I can pick out a Danny Elfman tune from a mile away, how’s about you? Anyway, the funny thing is this kind of seems to fit, though the comments on the youtube page for it would tell you otherwise. What do you think? Would Danny Elfman’s music be up to par with the dark grittiness of Nolan’s Batman series? Watch the video and see for yourself.