Hard NOC Life 232: ‘Shang-Chi’ and the Legend of the Rep Sweats

On a new episode of Hard NOC Life, Keith, Britney, and Dominic revisit the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, worry about the discourse surrounding Shang-Chi, how the Free Guy creative team should bring Deadpool to the MCU, and recap the latest episode of Disney+’s What If. They also look back at the one-year anniversary of Chadwick Boseman’s passing.

Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 232: ‘Shang-Chi’ and the Legend of the Rep Sweats”

Having a Great Day at the ‘Free Guy’ Press Conference

Do you hear that sound? The sound of Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” getting louder and louder? Do you know what that sound means? It means we’re getting closer to the release of, honestly, one of my favorite movies of the year so far, Free Guy.

Continue reading “Having a Great Day at the ‘Free Guy’ Press Conference”

Deadpool and Korg Team Up for Hilarious ‘Free Guy’ Reaction Video

OH MY GOD! Deadpool is officially part of the MCU guys!

In an email sent out today by the Deadpool Corps entitled “[Draft] Deadpool Integration Test Email #1” (timely, Reynolds!), 20th Century Fox 20th Century Studios Disney included a link to an unlisted video featuring everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth AND Korg from the MCU, meaning — DEADPOOL IS OFFICIALLY PART OF THE MCU! THIS IS HIS FIRST CANON APPEARANCE (…I think? Maybe?…Not?)

Continue reading “Deadpool and Korg Team Up for Hilarious ‘Free Guy’ Reaction Video”

Lewis Tan on Shatterstar, Representation, and How He Really Feels about Thirst Tweets

This year seems to be the Year of the Tan, aka Lewis Tan.

After the internet went nuts over Tan’s portrayal as the drunk villain, Zhou Cheng, in last year’s Marvel’s Iron Fist, the 31-year-old actor gained a large following and many job offers including last week’s Deadpool 2 and a recurring role in AMC’s hit martial arts drama, Into the Badlands.

Continue reading “Lewis Tan on Shatterstar, Representation, and How He Really Feels about Thirst Tweets”

Karan Soni on His Unlikely ‘Deadpool’ Hero: Dopinder the Cab Driver

The much-anticipated Deadpool sequel is sure to be full  of what fans love: more action, more mutants, more pop culture references. And most importantly, more Dopinder, Deadpool’s taxi driving sidekick. Watch the opening of this trailer. It starts with Dopinder listening to his radio while Deadpool does his superhero duties. The cabby audiences saw for all of five minutes in the first Deadpool movie, who got crisp high fives instead of cold hard cash, is back. The man scorned by his lover who got his revenge, Deadpool-style, returns for a second chance to be a hero. We got a chance to talk to the actor who plays Dopinder — Karan Soni — and he gave us the inside scoop into playing Deadpool’s number one driver.

Continue reading “Karan Soni on His Unlikely ‘Deadpool’ Hero: Dopinder the Cab Driver”

EXCLUSIVE: Shioli Kutsuna Reveals Her Secret ‘Deadpool 2’ Role

Deadpool 2 premieres this week and it has already been praised for its rated-R comedy and off-the-wall antics from actor and executive producer Ryan Reynolds. Another thing the film is getting praise for is the appearance of a queer couple in Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and her girlfriend, Yukio, played by Japanese-Australian actress, Shioli Kutsuna.

The 25-year-old actress has starred in many Japanese films and television shows and made her first international debut in last year’s The Outsider. Now, Kutsuna is playing her most electrifying role yet — X-Men recuit, Yukio.

Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Shioli Kutsuna Reveals Her Secret ‘Deadpool 2’ Role”

‘Deadpool 2’ Review: Sequel is More of the Same

Sequels are extremely hard, especially when you have a completely different person in the director’s chair and the first film was a massive hit. The first Deadpool relied on Ryan Reynold’s charm, crude jokes, and kickass major fight-to-the-death scenes that earned the film’s R-rating. All of that paid off. Deadpool became the second highest grossing R-rated movie in U.S. history after Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. And, if you’re wondering, yes, the sequel does mention this achievement.

Continue reading “‘Deadpool 2’ Review: Sequel is More of the Same”

Lewis Tan Shatters Through The Badlands

It’s been a hell of a year for Lewis Tan. And for the next seven days, it’s going to be one hell of a week! An O.G. and official Friend of the NOC, Lewis Tan is back on Hard NOC Life.

Continue reading “Lewis Tan Shatters Through The Badlands”

It’s a Draw with Natalie Kim and Reilly Brown

How do the best comedians and cartoonists do what they do? Check out our new twice-weekly collaboration with Natalie Kim to find out!

On today’s show,  Natalie sits and draws a SPICY MEATBALL (sent in by Doug Lloyd) with Marvel Comics’ Reilly Brown (Deadpool).

Check it out after the jump!

Continue reading It’s a Draw with Natalie Kim and Reilly Brown”

Mighty Avengers, Don’t Believe the Hype?

For most regular folks, Wednesday is known as “hump day” because it represents the halfway point between weekends. Because if you’ve made it to Wednesday, congratulations, the weekend is almost upon you. But for people like me (i.e., nerds), Wednesdays were the destination point. As a fanboy, I didn’t need to wait until Friday afternoon to reward myself for a week’s worth of work or school. Instead, Wednesday afternoons offered me a respite from the week because I could trek down to my local comic shop. You see, Wednesday isn’t “hump day,” it’s new comics day.

So in honor of this American tradition, we’re going to have a weekly column here at The Nerds of Color that focuses on notable comic books debuting that week. Except this week, that is. I wanted to kick off Wednesday Comics talking about a book that doesn’t even come out for another three weeks. The book in question? Marvel’s hotly anticipated Mighty Avengers #1, which is being reviewed in advance by multiple sites this week. And so far, those reviews cover the spectrum from good to not so great and everything else in between.

Continue reading Mighty Avengers, Don’t Believe the Hype?”