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Powetcast 155: Powet Reunion 2014

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No, you’re not going crazy. This is still the Famicom Dojo Podcast feed, but we wanted to share this one-off Powetcast reunion. (Although, warning: this episode is explicit.) Sean gathers (most of) the old Powet.TV crew to discuss the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the next-gen video game systems we’re playing, 30 years of Transformers, 50 years of Doctor Who, and which comics are still worth reading.

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Marvel and DC Movie Updates – DC Blinks, Moves Batman v Superman Release


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Four months ago, after the success of the Captain America: Winter Soldier’s opening weekend, Marvel announced that Captain America 3 would be produced and released on May 6, 2016. This is the same date that DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film was slated. This was widely seen as shots fired across DC’s bow, whose film franchise plans depend widely upon the success of Batman v Superman. If DC has any hope of replicating Marvel’s film franchise success, it needs Batman v Superman to do well, as it will introduce, not only a new Batman (portrayed by Ben Affleck), but also Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) in a lead up to what is widely speculated to be a Justice League movie.

Today, in a move that has suprised few, DC and Warner Bros. have announced a new release date, March 25th, 2016.

Additionally, Warner Bros. announced 9 more theatrical release dates for as yet unnamed films. See them and more speculation after the break!
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SDCC 2014: Marvel releases Ant-Man teaser poster


Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive reveal of a new poster from Marvel showcasing the Ant-Man film currently in production.
The poster was made specifically for SDCC 2014 by Andy Park, a member of Marvel’s visual development department. Paul Rudd is featured as Scott Lang, the main character of the movie. Scott steals the Ant-Man suit and technology from its creator, Hank Pym, portrayed by Michael Douglas.

The film has seen some rough waters recently as Director and Co-Writer of the film, Edgar Wright, has left the project after eight years of involvement. Peyton Reed has been brought on to fulfil the direction gap, while Adam McKay, of Anchorman fame, will be helping with a script rewrite.

Hopefully, we will be hearing more about the film as the weekend progresses. Stay tuned for more!


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Captain America: The Winter Soldier extended teaser

Marvel released an extended teaser for their upcoming film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In it, we see more of the scene from the first trailer where Cap jumps out of the plane without a parachute. What we learn is that they are engaging a ship taken over by pirates. The pirates are led by none other than Batroc! Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes to theaters April 4th.

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James Spader cast as Ultron for Avengers 2

Ultron_banner just announced that the major villain for the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s Avengers film has been cast. The actor filling the shoe’s of extremely dangerous artificial intelligence is James Spader. The Boston native is known most recently for his work on The Office and Boston Legal, along with a role in the feature film, Lincoln. Sci-fans will remember his as Dr. Daniel Jackson from the 1994 film, Stargate.

Marvel’s release was as follows:

James Spader will face off against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the villain in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the sequel to 2012’s record-breaking “Marvel’s The Avengers.” The Emmy Award-winning actor will play Ultron in the Avengers’ much anticipated return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to theaters on May 1, 2015.
Spader earned three Emmy Awards for his role as Alan Shore on “Boston Legal” and “The Practice,” and will return to television this fall in NBC’s highly anticipated series “The Blacklist.” Most recently Spader was seen in the critically-acclaimed film “Lincoln” directed by Steven Spielberg and has previously worked with a long list of accomplished film directors including David Cronenberg, Curtis Hansen, Sidney Lumet, Mike Nichols, Tim Robbins, Robert Rodriguez, Steven Soderbergh, and Oliver Stone. David Mamet also directed Spader in the Broadway play Race.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will bring the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with “Marvel’s The Avengers” director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel. “Marvel’s The Avengers” was released in 2012 and went on to earn $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the third-largest grossing movie of all time.
Spader is represented by ICM Partners and his lawyer Melanie Cook at Ziffren Brittenham.

Do you agree with the casting decision? Let us know in the comments!

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Did Iron Man 3 introduce Man-Thing to the Marvel Movie-verse?


I know what you are thinking. Man-Thing? How on earth is he going to make this connection?

I’ll be honest. I had to do some research when I came home after seeing Iron Man 3. There was a scene that piqued my curiosity. Do you know the scene I’m talking about?

Join me after the jump as I take you on a magical origin filled journey! (spoiler free!)
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Rights to Daredevil in film have reverted back to Marvel Studios

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Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, has confirmed in an interview with Newsarama that the rights to Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, have reverted back to Marvel Studios.

It was reported that Fox Studios had a deadline of October 10, 2012 in order to retain the rights to the character. It was widely believed that the deadline was missed, but no official word came out until Mr. Feige’s comments at an Iron Man 3 press junket. Daredevil is not the first Marvel character whose rights have reverted back to Marvel Studios. The Punisher and Blade are on that list as well. Fox still retains the rights to the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. Spider-Man and Ghost Rider remain with Sony. The rights to these properties can all revert back to Marvel Studios if no film is in active development by a certain deadline for each. These agreements were all made prior to the formation of Marvel Studios in 2006.

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Thor: The Dark World UK trailer released

Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor in Thor: The Dark World.
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Thor battles an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith who threatens to plunge the universe back into darkness after the events of The Avengers.

Natalie Portman also returns as Jane Foster.
Thor: The Dark World is due out in theaters on November 8, 2013.

Though, I think Thor was the weakest of the first phase of movies, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I am very much looking forward to the sequel’s release and anticipate that only increasing once Iron Man 3 is released.

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