After years of speculation, poorly-written fanfiction, and tales of woe regarding the disasterrific implications of casting Ryan Reynolds in the role of everyone’s favorite meta-superhuman, Deadpool moves closer and closer to finally being a thing. The staff here at Nerdbastards is torn: we’re excited over the studio’s decision to keep the core of the movie as deep and down and dirty as possible, but we’re also leery of the move of the writing team pulling their punches at the last second and easing up for a more “all-ages” film.  Hope not!



Need a Valentine’s Day present?  It’s never too early to start thinking ahead, so in that spirit, we’ve got two gifts for you, courtesy of AMC and its hit show, The Walking Dead.  The show returns to the air for the second half of its sixth season on February 14th, and we’ve got a fresh trailer for the newest episode to hold us over until then.  As if that’s not enough: the latest issue of Shape magazine has a lovely pictorial of everyone’s favorite all-my-family-is-dead-except-my-husband ass-kicker, Lauren Cohan, in the periodical’s current issue.  Read on to see more about both topics! (more…)

Many, like myself, have watched all three Back to the Future movies end-to-end, but some of you may not recognize the name Tom Wilson. Replace that name with either Biff, Griff or Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen and you’re quoting “butt-head” till the DeLoreans come back to the present.

Unlike some of his co-stars, however, Tom didn’t “break out” following the trilogy. With a few bit parts here and there, as well as playing Coach Ben Fredricks in Freaks and Geeks, Wilson was more known for playing his past, present and future family members. That hasn’t stopped him from having a successful artistic and comedic career, but even twenty-two years later many BTTF fans still ask him to call them “butt-heads” or ask if the manure he was covered in was real.

In an interview with Nerd ambassador to the world Chris Hardwick and the Nerdist podcast last Fall, Wilson talked a bit about the past as well as what’s changed in the present with his comedy and career. An image posted on their site went almost unnoticed, but has recently been making a resurgence thanks to Reddit, answering any question you may have been saving up in case you ever met him. Check it out:

I won’t lie, I used to be scared to death of Bif Tannen. Now I see he’s really just a cool guy that loves his fans. Even with the years of constantly having to repeat the same phrases and answers asked of him, he still manages to be a stand-up guy. But I have even more respect for him putting it into song, something he did back in 2006:

Funny, well-respected and best of all, he’s got a few live shows upcoming up that you can actually go to! Check out TomWilsonUSA for his upcoming appearances and BigPopFun to get a look at Tom’s more artistic side – he’s damn good with a brush.

Source: Cinema Blend

SDCC212 in Pictures: Thursday

So we’re 24 hours into the hottest convention of the year and there’s one thing missing between all this movie, comic and televison news: the cosplay!  These are the kind of people who spend all year making their costumes just to wear them in line over the course of the next four days.

Being the first offical day after the awesome preview night, this is the day where all the heavy hitters come to play. The sewing machines have been busy and here are the fruits of their labor with SDCC in Pictures: Thursday.

SDCC in Pictures: Preview Night

For those of us who aren’t at Comic-Con — no matter where we are, we’re a million miles away. That’s why we eagerly devour every bit of news that trickles out of the con — really it is the very definition of the term bittersweet — an avalanche of news, images, videos, and things, out of our reach but right before our eyes. That’s why every night of the con, we’ll both torture and thrill you with some spare images from the show floor, the panels, cosplayers, cool stuff, and everything else we think you want to see. With that said, here is SDCC in Pictures: Preview Night courtesy of the camera skills of one of our intrepid SDCC reporters, Steven Sautter.

(Additional writing by Jason Tabrys)

With Thor smashing the box office into tiny little pieces, it was only a matter of time before the next Marvel superhero movie comes out.

Up to bat, it X-Men: First Class, starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, facing off against Emma Frost (January Jones) and Sebastian Shaw, played by Kevin Bacon. And the press machine is just getting warmed up for the film, which is set to open on June 3rd, 2011.

We have not one, but two new television spots for the movie (embedded below), as well as a boatload of pictures from the film to show to you.

For the full photo gallery of pictures, click below the jump!


I must admit that I really do enjoy the Harry Potter novels. They are just fun to read by people of all ages, whether your are 4 or 94.

The movies, on the other hand, are very much hit and miss. Some of them have been done extremely well (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, I’m looking at you) while others have glossed over too many things in their quest to fill a two hour movie (*ahem* Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince).

But, the film released last year, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One exceeded my expectations, and was a return to form for the series. It was an extremely well-done adaptation of the book, and despite a few criticisms, was rather good.

I’m very excited for the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise, which comes out on July 15, 2011 starring Daniel RadcliffeEmma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman and Ralph Fiennes.

Below are a few pictures showcasing some extremely important scenes from the film from Entertainment Weekly.



With our first look at Captain America: The First Avenger provided by last night’s Super Bowl teaser trailer, my excitement for this movie officially jumped up to 11.

The trailer, while short, displayed everything I could have wanted from this first look – Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans) are a thin and scrawny boy, the Super Soldier project, the reveal of Captain America, lots of battle scenes, the friggin SHIELD and more.

In case you missed it, there were a few goodies revealed in the trailer that I bet you didn’t see, such as the reveal of the bad guy known as The Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving, and some shots of Cap’s unit called the Howling Commandos (including Dum Dum Dugan played by the always great Neal McDonough.) Click below the jump for some ner high resolution screen caps of the trailer, as well as glimpses from the inside of recent issue of Empire magazine.