Nerdcast: Episode 43 (Independence Day: Resurgence)

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
June 27th, 2016

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

Nerdcast: Episode 43 (Independence Day: Resurgence)

Nerdcast is back! so get some hot coffee and buckle up for the ride. ComiConverse is back again with Episode 43 of the podcast, hosted by fellow writer Jordan Samuel who invites Dale and Roger to talk about everything in pop culture.

This week the sequel 20 years in the making, Independence Day: Resurgence was released. We also got updates on many upcoming movie projects. Jordan is joined by Ryan to discuss all the main topics seen bellow

Listen to it below:

Independence Day: Resurgence


Credit: 20th Century FOX

The most hyped big disaster movie in years has landed, with Independence Day: Resurgence. Sequel to the beloved 1996 original which created the term summer blockbuster, as we know it today - Roland Emmerich returns to his roots.

Destruction has never been at this level, because the aliens are back with a bigger ship.

Jordan delves into the sequel with a spoiler-free chat.

Check out the trailer:

We always knew they were coming back. After 'Independence Day' redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defence program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

The Flash


Credit: Warner Bros. Television

In a surprise twist Grant Gustin, revealed that the first episode of season three will be titled “Flashpoint,” based on the comic book story-line. Greg Berlanti confirmed the comic would be adapted on the show, but probably would be changed up to prevent confusion with the DCEU.

Jordan and Ryan talk about the news in this segment.

Barry Allen wakes up 9 months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes "The Flash" and fights crime in Central City.

Justice League


Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

This week was crazy for DC fans, as the press release information on Zack Synder’s Justice League. After all the controversy around Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, all eyes are on the next major instalment in the DCEU.

Major changes have been implemented including a lighter tone, and emphasis on a larger threat. Could this be the film DC fans have been waiting for?

Jordan and Ryan discuss the major details, that have been revealed.

Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash — it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Suicide Squad


Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

DCEU is full storm, as the next film in the universe has been completed. The marketing has gone overdrive and will be out in a couple of weeks, confirmed to be a PG-13 superhero movie by director David Ayer. Music videos and posters have been hitting the web. Merchandise is being sold in stores as the squad makes their live action debut.

Jordan and Ryan give their opinions on the upcoming film, and marketing campaigns.

See the poster bellow:


Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?

Star Wars: Rogue One


Credit: Lucasfilm

Entertainment Weekly released a slew of information on this year’s Star Wars anthology movie Rogue One. They confirmed James Earl Jones would be returning, to his iconic role of Darth Vader – along with some Clone Wars characters.

Jordan and Ryan chat about these details in this section of the podcast.

Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule.

And that’s a wrap!

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Jordan Samuel is a Contributor to ComiConverse. Follow him on Twitter: @JordanESamuel

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