CYaN Podcast Episode 129: Boots & Pants
A new week means a new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. On this show; we talk about Gone Girl, DC/Warner Bros announcements of movies, and other rumor and news.
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 Steel. If 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.
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?
New Pacific Rim Trailer Gives a Lot More than Just Some Story
At WonderCon a few weeks ago, Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures showed off a brand-spanking new trailer for Pacific Rim. Well, now they’ve decided to share it with those who weren’t able to get down to Anaheim. Take a look!
Yes, I admitted Guillermo del Toro wouldn’t be high on my list for a Wonder Woman movie, but I cannot wait for this to come out! In the trailer, we get a little bit more of the character-driven stuff. I can only assume star Charlie Hunnam’s character, Raleigh Becket, loses his original Jaeger co-pilot and has to train newcomer Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi). We also get some glimpses of Charlie Day and Idris Elba, but most importantly, there’s some all-new footage of Jaeger on Kaiju violence. Now excuse me, those last thirty seconds made me need to change my pants.
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.
Batman of Shanghai
You heard us talk about it this week on the podcast, now check out the video. I must reiterate how excited that something that looks like this can still be made and released on American television. Thank you, DC Nation and Cartoon Network.
The Dark Knight Rises Review
What You Need to Know:
Christopher Nolan wraps up his Dark Knight trilogy with a bang. Christian Bale returns to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, aka the Batman. He’s joined by returning cast members Gary Oldman as Commissioner James Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. The incredible Tom Hardy joins the cast as the brutal Bane, along with Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate, and Joseph Gordon Levitt as Officer John Blake.
Eight years following the events of The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne has shut himself away into the newly rebuilt Wayne Manor. The Batman has gone missing since the Joker’s assault on Gotham and the tragic loss of Harvey Dent, Gotham’s White Knight. The violent and intellectual Bane has a plan to take down Wayne and all of Gotham.
Warning: While I try to avoid spoilers in my reviews, I will be spoiling portions of the first act. Hit the jump to read on. If you want to read what I thought and avoid spoilers, scroll past the “What I Thought” section and read “In Summary”.
Warner Bros. and the CW has been trying to capitalize on the success of Smallville for a long time. First, there was the pilot for the Aquaman show, Mercy Reef. There was the short-lived Birds of Prey. Recently, rumors and test footage of a Jaime Reyes-led Blue Beetle have been flying around. But now, we have to prepare ourselves for Arrow, based on DC’s Green Arrow. Hit the jump to read the synopsis and see the trailer. Read More…