Nerdcast: Episode 30

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
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November 17th, 2015

Film Critic and Writer for ComiConverse.com, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast

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ComiConverse is back again with Episode 30 of the Nerdcast Podcast, Co-host Jordan is joined by Roger and Dale to talk about the latest happenings in pop culture. This weekend we discuss the Warcraft Movie Trailer along with some hot new Star Wars News.

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MORE NEWS FROM THE WEB

The Force Awakens

During the week we got some interesting details regarding The Force Awakens which is only a month away. Including some amazing TV Spots that reveal some more brief looks at JJ Abrams vision of the Star Wars Franchise.

We touch up on the awesome new details revealed including Maz Kantana and the newly appointed General Lelia. Along with our plans for the movies long including an hour long special which should be dropping the weekend it drops.

Warcraft

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"For the Horde" The trailer for the Duncan Jones Warcraft Adaptation, which reveals some very scary looking Orcs. We discus are opinions on the trailer along with some talk about 2016 and its video game movie adaptations.

"Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization, led by the humans, faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying world of Draenor to find their place in another. As a portal known as the Dark Portal opens to connect the two worlds, the humans face destruction while the orcs face extinction. Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), leader of the humans, and Durotan (Toby Kebbell), leader of the orcs, are then sent on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home, in which war has many faces and everyone fights for something" - Wikipedia

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Doctor Strange

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Several Set Photos of Benedict Cumberbatch have hit the web revealing the tattered hero walking around Nepal - we discuss the images from the 2016 flick alongside some rumors regarding these pictures.

We all suspect that Cumberbatch is filming the origin story of Doctor Strange, in which he seeks out the Ancient One to cute his hands.

Doctor Strange releases on November 4, 2016 in IMAX.

 Suicide Squad

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Producer Charles Roven has spoken with Collider about when the new trailer for Suicide Squad will be released Online, and what the film's rating will be.

He confirmed that the movie will be PG-13 going on to say "We really want to make these films tonally consistent so that, as I said because this is a shared universe, at least our current thinking—and again, we’re not dealing in absolutes because while this is business it’s also a creative endeavor, so you want to leave yourself open to changing your mind, doing something different, being inspired, that’s the whole process of filmmaking is you have to allow for inspiration as well as having a road map for what you’re gonna do. So our plan right now is to make all these films PG-13. In some cases, you know, right there on the edge of PG-13, but still PG-13." - Collider

The guys discuss our opinions on this along with some speculation on why this has happened, including the future plans for the DCEU.

Jessica Jones

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Next up we discuss the final trailer and posters for Marvel's Jessica Jones which is releasing this week, alongside our opinions on the crazy Purple Man.

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We talk about the hype and early reviews for the second Marvel Netflix project - next week will be our Jones special as we talk about the entire series.

Ever since her short-lived stint as a super hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check. – Amazon

Reviews:

Deadline – Dominic Patten

The dark thriller starring Krysten Ritter and David Tennant [is] grown-up great and certainly binge appointment viewing. Like Marvel’s last Netflix offering Daredevil, which I loved, the NYC of Jessica Jones is grittier than real-life Manhattan in recent years. And compared to Supergirl,which I also loved — well, both the leads are obviously women but they are night-and -day different.

ComicBook – Lucas Siegel

That’s the way Jessica Jones impresses the most: how much it sticks with you. A month after viewing the pilot episode at New York Comic Con, there’s still so much there to analyze and decompress. The way backstory seeps in, the visceral and aggressive nature of the conversations, and the uncompromised presentation of a character who most people wouldn’t like if they met on the street, but somehow will love as the star of the show are all amazing achievements. Jessica Jones is something brand-new to superhero TV, and could really change the way people look at superhero storytelling in general.

Forbes – Merrill Barr

In no uncertain terms, Jessica Jones is the best thing Marvel Television has ever produced. It contains all the hopeful anticipation [of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.], all the feminist-overtones of Agent Carter and all the grittiness of Daredevil. While each of the aforementioned can be defended on their own merits, they are very much divisive (even the latter). It will, however, be very surprising if Jessica Jones ends up receiving a similar reaction from viewers.

… But, of course, not everyone is hot on Jessica Jones, as evidenced by the following excerpt (though it’s worth noting that show still earns an overall “B” grade in the full review):

EW – Melissa Maerz

[Jessica Jones is] a dark fantasy that reflects an all-too-real world, one where violence against women is an ever-present threat… All of this could’ve made for a gritty character drama if it weren’t for the noir clichés (saxophone music, shadows through glass) and a procedural structure that’s very CSI: Marvel. The show’s biggest weakness is the same as Jessica’s: It starts out with extraordinary potential, but somewhere along the way, it loses what make it special.

Justice League

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WB Confirmed that the upcoming Justice League Movie will start filming in the UK around 2016, with all the big sequences being filmed in the London capital city. Heroic Hollywood also dropped a bombshell that Mera Aquaman's wife will appear in the first part of The Justice League - and our opinions on this rumor.

Wonder Woman

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The last topic of the podcast is the fact Wonder Woman 2017 has started production. We talk about the set photos that were leaked online which showcase sons of the characters with the working title Nightingale in the background.

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Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman solo film, being directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster) and co-starring Chris Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness), will begin filming in November and will land in theaters on June 23, 2017. Gadot will first appear as Wonder Woman in March's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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