Welcome back faithful listeners. Podcast 12 is now available.
Please enjoy this episode featuring monsters in need of slaying, comics that need opening and even a mention to the old school virtual boy
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced today that he will be playing the role of Captain Marvel’s nemesis, the sometimes antihero Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie from New Line Cinema and DC Comics.
The Rock has been teasing his possible role in a future DC movie, however many thought he would be playing the eponymous role of Shazam in a rumored extremely kid friendly film.
With Dwayne confirmed to be Black Adam I am hoping the movie will take a darker route – and personally I think that he can fill the position of Black Adam perfectly, as he was (and sometimes still is) the Most Electrifying Man in all of Sports Entertainment! Ironic, no?
Having been beaten by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles disaster for the previous two weekends, Guardians of the Galaxy has resurfaced as the number 1 box office film this past weekend. This puts the domestic gross for the film at just over $250 million making it the top grossing summer film (previously held by another Michael Bay disaster, Transformers: Age of Extinction). It is estimated that by Friday Guardians will pass The Winter Solider as the year’s top grossing film which currently sits at $259 million. All eyes are on Marvel going forward, can they keep the streak alive? Check back here for the latest Marvel Studios news.
The first picture of Scott Lang from Marvel’s Ant-Man has surfaced online. Not much to see here other than Paul Rudd looking like a drifter, down on his luck, looking forward towards greatness or something equally ridiculous. The premise of the film revolves around Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Lang (Rudd) teaming up to perform some sort of heist to save the world. Hank Pym has presumably already discovered Pym Particles, which allow him to shrink in size while maintaining the strength of a full sized man, in addition to constructing a helmet that can communicate with ants. The comic version of Scott Lang has him as a street level criminal who stumbles upon an old lab belonging to Pym and discovering the Ant-Man gear enabling him to perform a number of heists to enrich himself. He also uses it to watch women undress without permission. It will definitely be interesting to see what direction they take with developing the character given Rudd’s primarily comedic background; fortunately Marvel is no stranger to jokes. Hopefully the numerous rewrites and strife on the project to this point, including dropping longtime director Edgar Wright for Peyton Reed pays off.
Ant-Man will be released in the US on July 17, 2015.
The “reboot” to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (the only Power Rangers I care about) is officially happening. Lionsgate has announced a release slated for July 22, 2016. The movie will be launching in what appears to be a pretty big month, including a new Marvel movie (untitled) and the latest Planet of the Apes.
No word on plot or actors currently, but I am certainly keeping an eye on this one even if it only leads to disappointment. Also, Toys, I want new toys.
Yet another Justice League character confirmed for what is increasingly looking like one rush job of a path to the Justice League movie. The more characters they add, the less confident I am in this movie. Cough Spider-Man cough. We’ll see what happens.