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Editor in Chief of NerdNewsToday.com. Primary video producer, shooter, editor, and purchaser of too many toys... although there is really no such thing as "too many toys".

Two Potential Villains For “The Batman” Revealed?

Earlier today, we reported the big news/ strong rumor that Robert Pattinson was slated to play Bruce Wayne in Matt Reeves’ upcoming movie, “The Batman”. Hours later, another report/ rumor has popped up, this time giving us the dirt on which members of Batman’s gallery of rogues may join the film.

The info came via The Hollywood Reporter, who wrote:

Matt Reeves is still tweaking his script, which is rumored to have at least two villains, the Penguin being one of them, according to sources (one person is telling us there will be around half-a-dozen villains!). We’re hearing of another purrfect character making an appearance in the script as well.

This would be the second time in cinema history that Catwoman and The Penguin were featured on-screen, the first being in Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns”. If the rumors are true and more baddies will be included, they could just be passing roles that don’t have much to do with the main story. Then again, with no real info known yet about most of the movie, anything is possible.

The Batman” will begin filming at the end of this year, with a 2021 release date.

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Robert Pattinson May Be The Next Movie Batman

We know now who may don the cowl in Matt Reeves upcoming movie, “The Batman“, and it’s a choice that is already turning heads. All signs are pointing to the man behind the mask being Robert Pattinson. Yes, that Robert Pattinson.

A report from Variety all but confirmed that Pattinson was cast as the Caped Crusader. Initially, their article made it sound very much like the actor was signed for the part, but it was later updated and amended to read, “sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly.”

Pattinson is best known as Edward in “The Twilight Saga” as well as Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire”. His latest movie is Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse” which he stars alongside Willem DaFoe.

“The Batman” is set to start filming at the end of this year, with a release at some point in 2021 (although that could change).

Fans are already clamoring about this choice, as they have every time a Batman has been cast for a movie. Remember all the fuss over Ben Affleck? It happened with Christian Bale, and it happened with Michael Keaton. All I have to say at this point is let’s just wait and see (and hope it doesn’t turn out like Jared Leto as The Joker).

Interestingly, the 33-year old actor would actually be older than Christian Bale when he took the mantle, but younger than everyone else who has played Batman in a live-action role.

Stay tuned for more updates on this film as news develops.


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“Fortnite Turbo Builder Set” Review – JAZWARES

Wrapping up our look at Jazwares’ series 1 of Fortnite toys, we look at the biggest set from the bunch – the Turbo Builder set. This set includes two exclusive action figures of Raven Jonesy, as well as weapons and loads of building materials – including our first look at metal pieces (this set is the ONLY way to get metal).

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Leaked Set Photos From “Star Trek Picard” Show New Outfits

Trek fans have been more than curious about the upcoming “Star Trek Picard” show, which we know now will in fact be named “Star Trek: Picard“. Today, a leaked set photo reveals some visual details of the show that we peeked at only yesterday when the first image of the show was unveiled during the CBS Upfront.

The image shows us Patrick Stewart surrounded by members of Starfleet, with badges akin to what was worn in the series finale, “All Good Things”.

Some are speculating the uniforms are cadet uniforms, due to the turned up collars.

Some people are suggesting the location seen here is Starfleet Academy, so perhaps Picard, clearly dressed as a civilian without a uniform, is visiting for some reason.

There is still a lot we don’t know about the show, but with it currently filming, let’s hope we get plenty of news over the next few weeks! Engage!

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“Real Ghostbusters” Mr Staypuft figure review from Diamond Select

We conclude our look at series 10 of Diamond Select’s “Real Ghostbusters” action figures, as well as the end of their Ghostbusters toys in general (for at least a little bit) with our review of the Staypuft Marshmallow Man AKA Mr. Staypuft!

We also consider the future of DST’s Ghostbusters line and who, or what, could be part of it when it continues. Let us know who you would like to see in a future GB line of toys!

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First Image and Title For “Star Trek Picard” Show Revealed

Picard is headed back to space, but not necessarily in an Enterprise, as CBS gave us some new details about their new Star Trek Picard show as well as a first (albeit brief) look at it.

During the CBS Upfront yesterday, plenty of other interesting shows were talked about… but we don’t care about those. For us, the biggest news was a practically two-second long tease in video form of Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard. The show just began filming less than a month ago, so it’s very exciting to see something so quick, even if it was a very tiny something.

CBS also revealed the name of the show will indeed be “Star Trek: Picard”, despite telling us awhile ago it will not be called that.

Above is the first leaked image of Picard, and you can see he is not necessarily wearing a standard starfleet uniform. The jacket looks similar to what we saw him wear around season 5 of TNG, but I get the feeling he is a retired civilian at this point and not acting as a member of Starfleet.

We hope more details will be revealed soon, as things are heating up fast!

The Picard show is expected to be released later this fall on the CBS All Access streaming platform.

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Transformers BotBots Series 2 Blind Box Unboxing!

Continuing our look at Hasbro’s Transformers BotBots toys, we take a look at a case of blind box figures from series 2! We have two dozen different BotBots to unbox, so join us as we check them all out, and really enjoy this very cool and surprising series of toys!

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Bruiser Nearly Ready To Join Boss Fight Studio’s “Bucky O’ Hare” Figure Line

We first saw this teased during NY Toy Fair 2019, and now we are closer than ever to the release of the latest entry to their Bucky O’ Hare line, as Boss Fight Studios has unveiled some new proto pics of Bruiser today!

The shots of Bruiser in action were released on the Boss Fight Studio facebook page.

Bruiser, the brother of Bruce, is a Betelgeusan Berserker Baboon, and joins the crew of The Righteous Indignation after his brother is KIA. This figure is just as massive as the comic and cartoon character, and is scaled to match.

Bruiser comes with extra hands, two heads, a mighty blaster and a banana

You can pre-order Bruiser at this link here. He is expected to release in the 4th quarter of 2019.

This figure is priced higher than the other products in the line, but as you can see, he is a mammoth character when compared to the others.

For those curious, joining Bruiser at a later date will be Mimi LaFloo (who you can see in this video from Toy Fair). Hopefully the line continues to expand, and we can get a Wily and Blinky at some point too. I wouldn’t mind seeing an Al Negator either!

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Disney Takes Full Control Of Hulu

The Disney media empire continues to grow to enormous size, as today it was announced that they have now acquired majority control of Hulu.

The announcement came via a press release from Disney, who explained they have “full operational control” of the streaming service at a price of $71.3 billion.

Comcast still owns a 33% stake in the company through its subsidiary with NBC Universal. They have the ability to enforce an option to sell its 33% stake in Hulu to Disney in 2024 at a valuation of at least $27.5 billion.

According to a report from CNBC, “Comcast could either sell its stake in Hulu at a valuation $27.5 billion or whatever Hulu is appraised to be worth in five years. Comcast is guaranteed at least $5.8 billion for its Hulu stake, according to the agreement.”

Hulu went into business in 2007 and has expanded strongly over the years. However, the company has a lot of debt to deal with, so a sale made good business sense.

Last month, AT&T sold its 9.5% stake in Hulu to Disney and NBCU for $1.43 billion, valuing Hulu at $15 billion. Disney and Comcast agreed to allocate that purchase on a pro-rata basis, giving Disney a 66% ownership and Comcast/NBCU a 33% equity stake.

It’s been a busy year for Disney, with their acquisition of Fox as well. It won’t be long before they own everything, so enjoy your freedom from Uncle Walt while you can!

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WWE Retro Randy Orton figure review

Today we continue our look at series 9 of Mattel’s WWE Retro figures with a review of The Viper, Randy Orton! A modern version of Orton from this vintage line, Randy’s action feature is the RKO – but can this toy actually pull it off? Watch the video to find out!

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