Nerdcast: Episode 25 (D23 Special)

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
August 16th, 2015

Content Editor, Film Critic and Writer for, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast

Nerdcast: Episode 25 (D23 Special)

ComiConverse is back again with episode 24 of the Nerdcast podcast. Today's host, Jordan, is joined by Ryan and Dale to talk about the latest happenings in pop culture – this weekend we discus D23 2015 which is basically Disney's very own comic-con.

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Nerdcast Podcast Ep. 25 Topics

This weekend Marvel and Star Wars held their panel where they showcased footage from Captain America: Civil War, sadly this not the case for the later – no new Star Wars trailers were shown this year.

D23 Marvel Panel

On the podcast this weekend we talk about the descriptions of the new Civil War trailer, which was shown to the panel this weekend, followed by some chat on the Doctor Strange details revealed during D23.

Civil War Trailer Description (from Variety and The Wrap)

The disagreement between the former allies seems to stem from a speech delivered by William Hurt's General "Thunderbolt" Ross, who tells Steve, "The world owes you an unpayable debt — a great many people see you as a hero, but there are some who prefer the word vigilante. People are afraid."

In one scene, Downey's Tony Stark tells Evans' Steve, "Sometimes I wanna punch you in your perfect teeth." In a turnaround from "Age of Ultron," Tony seems to be arguing for more accountability from the superheroes.

The footage also showed Frank Grillo in costume as the villainous Crossbones during a brutal fight with Cap, with Crossbones tossing Cap against cars and gloating about Steve's former friend Bucky (Sebastian Stan). "He remembered you, you know — your pal, your buddy, your Bucky." The trailer delivered on the promise of "Captain America: Winter Soldier" and the stinger at the end of "Ant-Man," showing Bucky shedding his Winter Solider programming to join forces with Cap in the fight against Iron Man. "

— Variety

"In the "Civil War" trailer, we see the Falcon deploy his trusty Redwing and then team up with Captain American and Black Widow to fight Frank Grillo's Crossbones, who tells Cap that "he remembered you. Your pal, your buddy, your Bucky."

We hear William Hurt's General Thunderbolt from "The Incredible Hulk" say, "the world owes you an unpayable debt" but soon after, he says that people are afraid of superheroes and questions whether they are actually vigilantes.

There's a funeral glimpsed before Tony Stark shows up to throw down with Cap, and as Black Widow fights Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, she asks him, "we're still friends, right?" The footage ended with Ant-Man waking up from a nap to geek-out over meeting Captain America. "I know you know a lot of super people so thanks for thanking of me. Er, thanks for thinking of me," jokes Scott Lang."

— The Wrap

D23 Star Wars Panel


The next topic we discuss in our D23 special is the Star Wars panel that started with the confirmation that Colin Trevorrow will indeed direct the final instalment in the trilogy Star Wars: Episode IX.

Here is what he had to say (from Star Wars)

"This is not a job or an assignment. It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, artists and craftspeople. We've been charged with telling new stories for a younger generation because they deserve what we all had—a mythology to call their own. We will do this by channeling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope."

To end the podcast we talk about this first look image from Star Wars: Rogue One.


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