Joel Edgerton

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Is it just me or is the casting of Suicide Squad starting to look like a revolving door of speculation on top of whispered rumors? Every time I turn around there’s a new story out about this actor or that actress. If three or more aren’t reading for the same unspecified role then two others are rumored to be leaving the cast. It’s a madhouse I tell you, a madhouse! So click on through to the Suicide Squad Casting Wing of Arkham Asylum and find out what all the crazies are yelling about. (more…)

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It’s confirmed, my friends:

The Holy Grail of Nerd Cinema….the team-up we always thought would remain the province of comics, cartoons, and video games–but would NEVER actually happen in the movies–is upon us!

There will be a Superman/Batman movie in 2015! Creatively titled: Batman Vs. Superman, it’s apparently the sequel to the recently released Supes reboot Man Of Steel. That means Henry Cavil will once again be donning the red and blue super-suit….

But what of the Dark Knight?

With Christian Bale out of the Bat-Business, who will take up the cowl and cape of Gotham City’s shadowy protector?

So far, the rumor mill has come up with only one name: Tyler Hoechlin (below)

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If you’ve never heard of him, don’t worry–it just means you have enough self-respect to avoid MTV’s Teen Wolf series.

I honestly don’t know jack about this guy….maybe he’s brilliant–maybe he’ll be the best Batman since Michael Keaton. Anything’s possible….

BUT.

Until an actor is officially announced, we will continue to do what nerds always do, and yammer on about our dream choices to portray the “World’s Greatest Detective”.

Here’s ten we think would do nicely:

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Obviously the answer is yes.

With a release date of August 1, 2013 breathing down their necks, it seems that Marvel Studios is putting their casting list together for Guardians of the Galaxy. Today, Deadline published a short(ish) list of candidates that the studio is looking at for the James Gunn adaptation of the Marvel space-superhero team.

So who’s on the list? How about Joel Edgerton (Uncle Owen in the Star Wars prequels), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas), Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), and Eddie Redmayne (My Week with Marilyn). They’ve all been confirmed by Deadline as testing for the part.

However, there are three other candidates who have expressed interest in one way, shape or form. One is Garrett Hedlund, star of TRON Legacy who didn’t exactly leave fans wanting more from his performance in that movie. Two is James Marsden, who maybe going after Chris Evans’ record for most number of comic book characters played considering he’s most well-known for playing Cyclops in X-Men 1-3 and Richard in Superman Returns. And third is Sullivan Stapleton, who’s well-known for a lot of Australian TV.

No mention of Nathan Fillion, who’s worked with Gunn in the past, and is a top fan pick for, well, anything. But Fillion’s already said he’s too busy with his series Castle to take part.

How about you Bastards? Who’s your pick for Star Lord: one of the people named above or someone off the mark?

Source: Newsarama

So hey, you know that baby-face  lookin’ mother fucker from Warrior and the remake of The Thing? Well… he’s either going to be The Man from U.N.C.L.E., or an oiled-up, half naked, bad-ass in 300: Battle of Artemisia. 

Joel Edgerton (le fore-mentioned baby-face) has been offered the lead in Steven Soderbergh‘s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (via a report from Vulture), which is based on the classic 1960s TV series about an American and a Russian spy that disarm threats worldwide. He’s also been offered the role of Themosticles (a lying, conniving, brilliant, heroic figure.) in the prequel to 300, once called Xerxes and now 300: Battle of Artemisia.

If I had a vagina, I’d be creaming over this guy. Not only is he a very handsome man (I call NO HOMO!), but he won my heart over as the underdog in Warrior, which he played perfectly. I can see him easily becoming another Hollywood heartthrob. Whatever role he picks will just induce faster mass vagina flushing. 

Assuming that he does one of the two, which would you prefer to see him in? The fun spy film, or the film featuring muscles and loin clothes? Personally, I’d rather he cry Uncle.  I’m done with shirtless men and flashy visuals.


 The release of director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.‘s (you have better luck pronouncing that with peanut butter in your mouth)  The Thing, which is  a prequel to the 1982 John Carpenter film of the same name, is only a few months away, and fans are antsy to the what the thing will look like. The alien, not the movie. See, here’s the thing, The Thing is about a “thing”.  Get it? *shakes head* Damn thing is confusing as fuck. Who’s on first?

Anyway, the creature (aka “The Thing”) from the original was goddamn creepy. A parasitic extraterrestrial lifeform that assimilates other organisms and in turn imitates them, or tries to anyway. Often you’d  see the creature in between transformations, looking like stretched silly putty with teeth. Will it look just as fucked up in the prequel?

Well, Amalgamated Dynamics are on par to terrify a whole new generation of fans.

While we don’t have photos of the finished product, we do have a look at some of the maquettes used for the film that give a pretty good impression of what the filmmakers were going for.

Check out the monsters after the jump

UPDATE: Shock Till You Drop reports that “a sculptor on the show says [the photos] are not legit.”

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(article by nerdbastards contributor Adam A. Donaldson, @adamadonaldson)

It’s been a huge week in nerd-friendly news, but the in a surprise addition, we’ve got our first look at the new The Thing in the form of a trailer, which is just about the first time anyone’s heard anything about this movie in months.

The plot of the film follows a Norwegian research group that discovers something alien in the snow and ice of Antarctica. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, from a script by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Eric Heisserer (Nightmare on Elm Street remake) and is directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

What’s interesting about this trailer though is that the film it advertises has been marketed (or at least rumored) to be a prequel to John Carpenter’s version of The Thing from 1982. But did you seen anything in this trailer that suggested it takes place before 1982? And for that matter, why does a prequel carry the exact same title as the movie that preceded it? Oh forget it! Let’s just enjoy the image of Ramona Flowers with a big effin’ blowtorch.

Source: Slashfilm