The nerd community took a major hit with Ryan Reynold’s Green Lanternin 2011. Reynolds even took some pot shots at the flick in last year’s Deadpool, but all jokes aside, will the upcoming Green Lantern Corpsbe any good? It’s already coming into a questionable cinematic universe alongside DC’s lackluster releases of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad so hopes are high and fingers are crossed that the next venture into the world of Hal Jordan and company fares better than it did the last time. Fellow nerd and filmmaker Duncan Jones has gone to Twitter to share his opinions on what we should get when Green Lantern Corps hits theaters in 2020.
Tyrese Gibson is an interesting person. While no one would ever believe that he could earn an Oscar, there is no doubt that the Fast & Furious star is a welcome addition to any movie he boards. His particular brand of humor is often a welcome break in otherwise serious movies and there is no doubt that the man oozes charm and charisma. Plus, he’s pretty easy on the eyes, to boot, which may have more than one fan following him for a bit more than just his philosophies on life. A while back, an online campaign to place the actor into the role of Green Lantern John Stewart began and if his recent comments to ET are any indication, it appears that the internet may have just gotten their way again. (more…)
It seems that the somewhat convoluted history of DC Comics’ Green Lantern can be a blessing as well as a curse. When you say the name “Green Lantern” the exact character you might be referring to may depend on your point of reference. The most famous may be Hal Jordan, the character who’s been the center of the Green Lantern mythos since the 1960s, and was the subject of 2011 Green Lantern movie. There’s also John Stewart, the African-American Green Lantern introduced in the 1970s, and was the GL included amongst the animated Justice League. Alan Scott, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner… So many possibilities. But now, when it comes to the next Green Lantern movie coming out in 2020 from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the popular opinion seems to be why have one Lantern when you can have two? Or three? (more…)
First time this has ever happened. Okay, I’d like it more if the Star Sapphire’s would justkeep holding it down on an all-female crew, but that goes to show you how much pull I have. We’re talking zero pull. But I’m a fan of John Stewart, as everyone should be. In fact, everyone should be fans of every member of the Green Lantern Corps because those guys are out for good work. And they rock. In this case, it’s all about JS. Here we have a story about the Green Lanterns, that has nothing to do with the Gl’s per se. For this section, we discuss the integration of Green Lantern John Stewart, somehow being shifted into the other spectrum, the Star Sapphires.(more…)
A week doesn’t go by without a wild rumor appearing about DC and Warner Bros.’ future movie plans. There’s already plenty of rumors claiming more characters than the titular two (+ Wondy) are appearing in Batman vs. Superman. So much so, it’s beginning to look a lot more like league of justice or something. Perhaps a gathering of super friends? Anyway, with the latest rumors suggesting the Green Lantern, John Stewart will be appearing played by Denzel Washington (!?!) and another saying it’ll be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wearing the green ring, it’s really just another week on the internet, isn’t it? (more…)
Herman Cain made the news last week when he decided to end his run for the Republican nomination for President. What made it news worthy for you NerdBastards was Cain’s use of a popular nerdy card and video game Pokemon in his farewell speech. Cain said:
“Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it’s never easy when there is so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference.”
Straight out of the Donna Summer’s song that closed every episode of Pokemon. Other politicians might want to pay attention to the amount of press and Internet attention given to this little quote and it’s use by Cain. To help them out NerdBastards decided to take a look at the top ten video game quotes that every politician should have in their back pocket just in case they need to play the Video Game Card.
Included after the list is The Daily Show piece done on the Cain use of the Pokemon quote. As always John Stewart and his writing staff really bring the humor to the situation.
Tell NerdBastards what your favorite and top pick is in the comments section below. If you have another quote that you think beats these then let us know, in the comments section below.
“The Cake is a lie.”
Dead Test Subject, Portal
“A man chooses, a slave obeys.”
Andrew Ryan, BioShock
“You can pick the game, but you can’t change the rules.”
Marcelo Pascon Fernandes Costa, Grand Theft Auto IV
“Snake. We’re not tools of the government, or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing… the only thing I was good at. But… at least I always fought for what I believed in.”
Gray Fox, Metal Gear Solid
“Wishes can come true. But not if you just wait for miracles. Miracles are things we make for ourselves. Here, and now.”
Oerba Dia Vanille, Final Fantasy XIII
“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.”
Andrew Ryan, Bioshock
“Only when we let strangers in, can we find new ways to be ourselves.”
Joshua, The World Ends With You
“One who knows nothing can understand nothing.”
Ansem, Kingdom Hearts
“Only a jackass can change the world.”
Auron, Final Fantasy X-2
“People are ignorant. They’ll feel better as long as someone is punished.”