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CYaN Podcast Episode 143: Chris Pratt for President

Coming off Super Bowl weekend, we bring you a new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. This week we talk about all the new trailers and news that came along with the Super Bowl and before.

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Ben Affleck to Don the Cowl

This is interesting. DC Comics has come out and shocked the world by announcing who would play opposite of Henry Cavill in the sequel to Man of SteelIf the title of the article did not make it obvious; former Daredevil star, Ben Affleck, will don the cowl as Batman. A very intriguing casting choice but with recent success in The Town and Argo; this choice has some solid footing.

Swing past the jump to read some quotes from Zack Snyder as well as the eloquent words from Kevin Smith.

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Do We Need the Man of Steel?

The Man of Steel. The Man of Tomorrow. The Big Blue Boy Scout. The Last Son of Krypton. Kal-El. Clark Kent. Superman. He has many names and means many things to different people. He is a legend. He is a myth. And with The Man of Steel due out in theaters this Friday, the question stands. Do we need him?

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CYaN Podcast Episode 58: Colonization : Deconstructation

Good evening, internet people! What better way to close out your evening than with a brand new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. On this week’s episode; Danny and Ricky talk about movie news and trailers, Matt Smith’s departure from Doctor Who, Heath Ledger’s Joker diary and so much more nonsense. Give it a listen.

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Man of Steel Trailer

Originally, the trailer for the Zack Snyder directed Man of Steel was scheduled to show with The Hobbit this weekend. Instead, Warner Bros. decided to show the trailer off a little earlier. Definitely some interesting and fun stuff in the trailer. The teaser had me concerned but this trailer has started winning me back.

Hit the jump for the trailer of the next Superman movie.

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Album of the Week: Superhero Edition!

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Both summer hits The Amazing Spiderman and Dark Knight Rises had soundtracks with impressive scores, but for those of us who enjoy lyrics and melody over ambiance this post is for you.

I have been going through my library to seek out the perfect Superhero Soundtrack and I came across this album from a few years back, circa 2006. There are a few stand out Superhero songs that were left out, like 3 Doors Down Kryptonite and SuperHero by Jane’s Addiction. Though I think this compilation is pretty good on its own. The tracklist is made up of some original songs and others that are covered by some notable new bands.

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DC Universe Fighting Game

So we got a peek at what could happen when DC characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker would appear in a fighting game in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Now the makers of Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm, have made Injustice: Gods Among Us. Check out the announcement trailer:

The game appears to feature a cast of characters including Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Flash, Solomon Grundy, Harley Quinn, and Lex Luthor. There’s also the possibility of Captain Cold, Mister Freeze, or another ice-based villain. NetherRealm also promises a roster with “at least as many” characters as Mortal Kombat

It looks fun and interesting, but not being a fan of fighting games, I’ll probably pass. I wish Warner Bros. could focus on creating content that was more original and less reactionary to the successes of others. A DC Universe fighting game ends up drawing comparison to Marvel’s many Capcom games which are strong examples of excellent fighting games. A unifying Justice League movie would be compared to the Avengers. So Warner Bros. I hope you read this (Yeah, right): Make content worthy of your characters like Arkham City that respects the source material.

CYaN Podcast Episode 5: New DC 52 Special

This week we talk about the DCnU. We talk about our must-reads and our favorites of those. We also talk about a few of the 2nd Wave books.

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Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Trailer

As I’ve said time and again, I’m a big fan of DC comics. I am also a big fan of Legos. On top of that I am a fan of video games. So of course, I love the Lego games, especially Lego Batman. Well, here’s the trailer for Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.

This looks like the same kind of fun and humor of previous Lego titles, but now we get a full stable of DC heroes to play with as well as a stable of Batman villains with Lex Luthor thrown in the bunch. One thing I’m a little wary of is the addition of voices. So many Lego games have done so well with the silent mini-figs. Minor complaint. I’m looking forward to playing this one.

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