It doesn’t take much of a spark to set the internet on fire. News broke that Henry Cavill, Superman, was on the outs with WB. Rumors flew, vague statements were released, and still the future for Cavill as the Big Blue Boyscout is uncertain. The rumors and speculations don’t stop with Cavill and Superman, other DC properties and franchises were dragged into the conversation, as well as reports of other actors. But who said what? What can be confirmed? Who would be the most likely replacement for Cavill and/or his Superman? Spoilers: No one you would expect.
The last episode of Archer season 7 has just been released. It has truly upheld the Archer style with its signature humour spanning the grim to the immature and always explosive. It has had an epic run already, only slightly dented by its rocky coming of age period during the confusing fifth season, Archer: Vice. Producers Matt Thompson and Adam Reed have no intention of letting down those fans that are eager for more. (more…)
There are a ton of X-Men characters that have made it onto the big screen, Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, and next month we’ll add Deadpool to the list. *(X-Men Origins: Wolverine Deadpool doesn’t count, no red suit and sown shut mouth wasn’t Deadpool, just some fevered dream that went terribly wrong… best forgotten and left buried.) Even with all the X-Men we’ve seen so far, there’s still a bunch of fan favorites that need some big screen treatments, Channing Tatum’s Gambit starts shooting this week, but we’ve already seen Gambit. Cable is really the big X-Men character missing for many fans. Cable’s creator Rob Liefeld shared his thoughts on who should play the role on the silver screen last night during the Golden Globes. (more…)
What’s the only thing more challenging than being a “Part 2” follow-up film to a wildly successful first film? Being a “Part 3,” of course. Minions, the new animated feature about everybody’s favorite capsule-shaped, overall-wearing, begoggled, bad-guy-serving, yellow-hued, strange-speaking, banana-loving… things, isn’t a “Part 3” in the strictest sense of the word. It’s actually a prequel, taking place “B.G.” – Before Gru, the original Despicable in the first two films, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 – but it is the third major motion picture in the Minions universe, and expectations have soared sky-high since the first film became an unexpected hit 5 years ago. (more…)
It would be simplistic to say that comic book adaptations are limited to the books published by DC Comics and Marvel, but when it comes to movies about superheroes, the publishers more or less have that market cornered. That’s kind of surprising, especially for a Hollywood desperate to a) jump on a bandwagon with seemingly infinite rewards, and b) buy up any idea that comes pre-delivered with its own built-in audience. Throughout much of the 90s, Image Comics cranked out one new superhero book after the other, and for a time they did mighty battle with the big two publishers. So where are the movies based on WildC.A.T.s, or Savage Dragon, or Cyber Force? Perhaps this drought is about to be addressed because one of the architects of the Image boom, Rob Liefeld, says that there’s some serious studio interest in one of his characters: Supreme. (more…)
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)
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….
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”.
This week on this thing that is stellar (aka The Bastardcast): Jeremy and Jason deal with the death of Amanda Bynes Drakenated downstairs corridor, the disappointment that is Denny’s Baconated menu, how to escape the Escape from New York reboot, the trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness About The Notion of What Star TrekWas Before JJ Abrams, and a madcap scheme to partially own part of a guy’s face.
These fine gentlemen also talk about the small reason why one particular couple in Taiwan are getting a divorce, the big reason why Jon Hamm is suddenly a social pariah (hint: his new rap names are Ol’ BRICK DICK and Hamm sausage McWiggle), Jason’s wife found him on Twitter, and Jean Claude Van Damme is thinking about doing things to the Marvel Movie Universe.
AMC‘s critically acclaimed Med Men is not a show that we would typically feature here at Nerd Bastards. It’s a bit out of a nerdy wheelhouse. However, it’s so fucking good that we can’t help but mention it.
Madmen takes us into a Manhattan advertising agency before and during the Vietnam war. The men wear snappy suits, smoke like chimneys, and drink like fish. The women, oh the women, they dress and have curves. The show deals with so many issues such as race, marriage and parenting. The brilliance is all in the subtext. Many lines have double or even triple meanings.
While I could go on and on praising the show, I’ll simply say the style, writing and acting is truly phenomenal. This is one of those must watch shows.
Anyway, AMC has released a bunch of promo trailers for Mad Men season 5 announcing that all of our favorite characters will be back to bring on the drama. The characters included in the teasers are for Joan (Christina Hendricks), Roger (John Slattery), Peggy (Elisabeth Moss), Betty (January Jones), Pete (Vincent Kartheiser), and of course, Don (Jon Hamm).
Skipping the obligatory “SNL is rarely ever funny anymore”, one of the most consistent chuckle worthy sketches is TV Funhouse’s “The Ambiguously Gay Duo”. The classic animated sketch of two crime fighting heroes whom are completely unaware of their constant homosexual innuendos.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen the ambiguous adventures of heroes Gary and Ace (almost 4 years) but last night the duo made a triumphant return to the late night sketch comedy show. The phrase “a pleasant surprise” would be an understatement. Just when it looked looked as though fans would be treated simply to a new episode featuring the beloved “TV Funhouse” characters, something far cooler was in store. It went live-action.
Thanks to an out-of-control “flesh ray,” the cartoon duo are embodied by Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm. The villains are transmogrified into the real world shortly thereafter, being played Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Ed Helm and Fred Armisen.
The sketch more than speaks for itself. I have nothing more to say other than thank you Saturday Night Live, for this nostalgic treat of homoerotic double entendre.
Working with Zack Snyder really pays off, at least in the case of Matthew Goode. Goode, who played Ozymandias in Snyder’s Watchmen is now in the running to play bumbling reporter Clark Kent in his reboot of Superman. I’ve gotta say, I’m pretty excited about the low-key British actor playing the role! Clearly, Jon Hamm is too old for the role and I wouldn’t see the fucking thing if they recast Brandon Routh, even though he looked the part (he just didn’t do it for me).
Another nice thing about Goode being considered for the project is that since Snyder plans on relying mainly on CGI for the suit (just like The Green Lantern) this means that Goode wouldn’t haven’t to “beef up” for the part. And I’ve gotta this guy definitely seems like a “good” fit.
In other “Man of Steel” news, next month Mattel will be releasing a 12″ Christopher Reeves Movie Masters Action Figure! The figure will have a cloth-like replica from the suit in the movie, as well as a more muscular build. The action figure will also consist of interchangeable hands, one for flight and one for punching. Also included is a piece of the Fortress of Solitude with removal crystals. The Superman action figure is the first figure being released in a series. Next to follow will be General Zod on December 15th and a Lex Luthor as portrayed by Gene Hackman. It seems like no matter how old, we get we never outgrow sweet toys like this and going for only 60 bucks we can add it to our bookshelves in no time! Check out pics of the action figure after the jump!