There’s more than just a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming out of this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. You might have missed this little gem, the deleted animated scene from Clone Wars that explained how Boba Fett’s helmet got that distinctive golf ball sized dent. Wait some of you are saying, Darth Vader dented Fett’s helmet in Enemy of the Empire. Well as you know that is all now considered Star Wars Legends and not canon. This new clip that you can see below was to be the new official version. Check it out below. (more…)
We’ve all wondered, how did Boba Fett evolve from that precocious little clone upset about his father’s decapitation to becoming the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy? Well, maybe some of us want to forget about that first part because who wants to think of Boba Fett as a 10-year-old giving Obi-Wan Kenobi the stink eye? In fact who wants to think of Boba Fett’s childhood period? Perhaps that all will be skipped in the end because, as expected, it’s been announced that Boba Fett will be the subject of the second Star Wars Anthology film. Not bad for a guy who has about six lines of dialogue in three movie appearances. (more…)
David S. Goyer is a mixed bag when it comes to his output within the nerd-o-sphere and all things comic book related, having single-handedly ruin the Bladefranchise with the godawful Blade: Trinity, and further destroying its legacy with the unwatchable Sticky Fingaz staring vehicle Blade: The Series, the man is still a ticking time bomb when given carte blanche on various projects. Goyer is co-creator of NBC‘s Constantine, which suffered from a shaky pilot and its consequent first few episodes trying to gain some traction, eventually coming into its own; but it is probably too late now as it has been put on hold after 13-Episodes with NBC failing to pick up the back nine. I guess what I’m trying to say here, is that Goyer is rather hit’n’miss and tends to work better when he is co-writing scripts – just look at The Dark Knight trilogy for example (Goyer was working alongside Jonathan Nolan on penmanship duties). Now he is set to take on another project for the network SyFy, and while it is great that SyFy are starting to develop great original shows again instead of repeating The Wrestling all night (Helixis a prime example of what the network is capable of, although the last few episodes left a lot to be desired. Anyway, I digress, …Goyer is bringing a Superman prequel to the SyFy network simply titled Krypton. (more…)
For those hoping that Star Wars: Rebels might serve as a sign that the creative fortunes of the Force franchise are heading for greener pastures – Good news! – all signs point to yes. National Fan Expo in Toronto featured a special presentation of the hour-ling first episode of Rebels to a theater of over 1,000 fans Friday, and if the cheers, laughs and applause are any indication, then that’s over a thousand people who will be tuning into the further adventures of this new, ragtag crew of freedom fighters once the series begins its first season run later this year. (more…)
Welcome once again to another reliably ridiculously round of Ask the Bastards, the weekly feature where you, the readers, get to ask us, the writers of Nerd Bastards, what we think about all manner of geeky topics. This week we’re talking about the good an bad of Disney purchasing LucasFilm and what it means for Star Wars and Indiana Jones. We share our favorite Nerdy possessions, and provide some electrifying comments about Jamie Foxx as Electro in Spider-Man 2.
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I need to only hear a bar or two of that infernal Gotye song to feel blood slowly trickling out of my ears (Other songs exist! Play them!, but the people over at TeddieFilms have made everything alright by parodying the video from “Somebody That I Used to Know” and the pain that exists in we original trilogy Star Wars fans who have ire — real, organic ire — for George Walton Lucas.
As an added bonus: all of those fanfic writers who can’t stop tap typing their lusty desires to see Lucas slathered in body paint in the absence of a shirt get to relish in the glory of their ship coming in.
Enough of my words. Watch the video, share this article, and let these people ride atop a fire breathing pegasus toward internet stardom!
By the way, I think George Lucas goona sue somebody!
Cartoon Network has been hyping the return of Darth Maul like crazy. He finally appeared in last week’s episode, and wha d’ya know, he’s crazy! Yup, while in isolation for years after somehow surviving his bisection at the end of Episode I, Maul has gone absolutely bonkers. When he was found by his brother, Savage Opress, the Sith was but a shell of his former self. And arachnid, for some reason, as he was sporting a spider-like lower half. Needless to say, it wasn’t what fans had imagined for the mighty Maul’s return.
Well, if you’re looking to see a Darth Maul returned to his former glory then you must tune in this week for the season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s all been leading to this, Darth Maul versus Obi-Wan, ROUND 2!
Have you got chills? I sure do, this fight looks intense! And this is the Maul I was expecting, less deranged spider and more rage-filled ass-kicker. Who you got in this showdown? Maul or Obi-Wan? EW is actually holding a poll right now if you want to vote. But please, sound off in the comments with your pick.
Me? I really, really, really want to root for Maul because the guy’s got everything stacked against him. He’s supposed to be dead, he’s got no legs and he’s mad as hell, in more ways than one. But, I’m a lifelong Kenobi fangirl, and I’ve got to give it the Jedi. Besides, we know Obi-Wan will be in the later flicks, meaning if somebody’s gonna die here, it’s Maul. Again.
Maybe this time he’ll only lose his arms. Then he can come back again and tell us all how it’s only a flesh wound.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs this Friday at 8pm on Cartoon Network. And stay tuned, Nerd Bastards will be featuring an interview with the voice of Darth Maul, Sam Witwer very soon!
A perfectly straight guy has no interest in swinging the other way (obviously), but under a gun-to-the-head circumstance, in which we had pick to another man to bone or blow, there is…the list. Every guy, whether he care to admit it, has a list filed away of dudes they’d go gay for. In my case, Being Human‘s star Sam Witwer is the top contender. Not only is he a very striking-looking man, but he’s a Jedi master.
The guy’s provided the voice work and likeness for Starkiller in the two Star Wars: The Force Unleashed games, and he’s now the voice of the resurrected Sith Lord Darth Maul on Clone Wars.
So, here’s video of Witwer showing talk show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb how to handle a penis a lightsaber.
Tron 3 or no Tron 3? That tis’ the question. At a recent appearance at WonderCon to help promote the dvd/blue ray release of Tron: Legacy (as if they it didn’t make enough in theaters) the cast and crew members talked or rather evaded talking about this pressing issue. Whenever the topic came up they would utter the sly remark, “Well, if we make another one…”.
However, Disney has confirmed that director Joseph Kosinski along with his writing team of Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will be working on Tron 3. After all, Tron: Legacy was a success, despite popular belief. In fact, Joepsh Kosinski is now the highest-grossing first-time director of a live-action film in Hollywood history beating out J.J. Abrams’ Mission Impossible III. Tron: Legacy made $399 million world wide taking out Abrams’ $397.5 million for MI3. This is all before the DVD / blu-ray was released. Tron: Legacy was made for around $165 million bucks so it made a decent profit in theaters, made a ton of money off merch, and will make even more with the Blu-ray release. So naysayers, it’s a money maker.
So why all the coyness with the a third flick?! Why not just announce it already? It seems to be that they want to build up the fan base for Tron even MORE before releasing another film. Kosinksi explains this quite well when he comments on the animated Tron Uprising,
“Legacy played really well to people in their twenties and thirties, but it actually didn’t bring in kids. So we hope Uprising will bring a new generation of fans in the same way that Clone Wars has brought a new generation to Star Wars.“
So basically, they’re taking a page out of Tranfsormers’ book and focusing on merchandising. In other words, don’t be surprised if you start seeing McDonalds commercials feat. Tron action figures in Happy Meals sometime in the near future! Or maybe Burger King. They usually get the toys for the shit movies. YES, Tron: Legacy was shit, don’t even argue.
With some much needed zeal and vigor our economy could use some Force behind it to make some changes. And who better to make some of those changes than the main man instituting the doctrine of fear ringing the opening bell on Wall Street…No, not George Bush and Dick Cheney…Darth Vader and an entourage of Clone Troopers were in attendance to start up the New York Stock Exchange.
Although the reasoning behind Vader of all characters to Ring the Bell is sort of cryptic, what with no Star Wars anything being released, it is as timeless now as it was then. My theory is, he felt the Dark Side in many stockbrokers and felt the “force was strong” with one in particular and is looking for a new apprentice and together they will “Rule the galaxy!”….
……Hell, it least it wasn’t a sparkly Robert Pattenson.