On this episode we got up early and recorded in the morning, and then had to start over because we screwed up the audio and didn’t notice until we got ten minutes into the episode! It’s exciting!
We talk about Supergirl‘s pilot getting leaked online, The Craft getting a remake, Black Widow getting left out of an Avengers toy, Toho suing over unauthorized uses of Godzilla in Colossal‘s marketing, and Trae went to Anime Central.
All that, and your letters.
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It was probably one of the coolest scenes in Age of Ultron, right? Cap and Natasha are chasing down Ultron, and Black Widow jumps out of the Quinjet on a motorcycle and flies through the streets of Seoul to- well, we all saw it. And it was badass. And how cool of a toy would that make, am I right?
Yes, a toy based on one of the best scenes from the badass lady Avenger doesn’t have her in it. Instead, Captain America has taken the role from Black Widow and is the figure included in the set. That doesn’t even make sense. If Captain is riding the cycle, WHO’S FIGHTING ULTRON?
We see merchandising failures from DC and Marvel time and time again when it comes to the female demographic, but this just goes beyond reason. At some point, shouldn’t someone have said “Yeah, but guys…isn’t Black Widow in this scene? Shouldn’t we…no? Oh…okay…but…”. Something, ANYTHING, to point out that they were leaving out a crucial character. The fact that the crucial character left out is a woman, not to mention Marvel’s recent leaked e-mail problem … it makes you wonder if anyone at the top is even trying.
On this episodes we break things down into the Good (show renewals), the Bad (show cancellations) and the Unexpected (which is what it sounds like). Listen to and watch us celebrate iZombie, Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD all getting new seasons. Listen to us lament the loss of Constantine… and Helix.
Then we get to Red Dwarf‘s two new upcoming series, a Myst TV show, and a thoroughly unneeded third installment in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight saga.
We also share our thoughts on No Brand Con and read the biggest mailbag in a long while.
On a very special episode of Nerd & Tie, we talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron and literally nothing else. Because we’re insane, we decided to double the room by adding previous guest host Rena Innocenti, regular listener Random Ramblings Man and Famicom Dojo’s Sean Corse.
Because we are masochists.
And we also discovered that larger panels don’t necessarily work so well — but hey, we gave it a shot anyway.
This episode was sponsored by Zach Fisher by the way, because he’s a cool dude.
While it doesn’t hit US theaters until Friday, Avengers: Age of Ultron has already opened in select international markets. According to Screenrant, this has been Marvels biggest international film opening yet, outpacing the first Avengers by 44%.
Right now the film is on track to become the studio’s most profitable release, with major markets like China and the US still waiting to see the movie on the big screen, and this bodes very well for the franchise.
So, in short, Marvel’s done it again before they’ve even finished doing it. Here’s hoping this momentum continues with Ant Man later this year.
The third full length trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron is here, and it’s pretty cool. Besides being able to see Quicksilver punch Captain America in the face, the trailer also gives us the first glimpse of Paul Bettany as The Vision — everyone’s favorite cyborg good guy in the film.
Paul Bettany, of course, has been the voice of the AI Jarvis in the Iron Man films, so it’s not exactly hard to figure out who builds The Vision in the film.
Anyway, check it out. As it’s a trailer, it is designed to look as awesome as possible.
Yesterday the official Avengers twitter account tweeted out the new poster for the forthcoming second film in the series. As a poster, it’s not super surprising. There are a bunch of white dudes front and center (two of them named Chris), Black Widow is contorted in a weird position, and Samuel L. Jackson is put in the corner. I’ve embedded the tweet and image below:
One thing though that has jumped out to a lot of people is a tiny detail, barely discernible at this resolution. In the list of people involved with the film, a particular name is squeezed in:
If you couldn’t tell, that name is Anthony Mackie. Anthony Mackie, of course, is best known to Marvel fans as the actor who played Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So Falcon may not end up an Avenger in this film, but it looks like he at least gets to show up.
And we here at Nerd & Tie think that’s pretty cool.
So I could say a lot of stuff about the new Age of Ultron trailer. I could talk about how it focuses on the Hulk and Black Widow. I could talk about how creepy the use of the Pinocchio “Got no strings” song is. I could talk about how James Spader can add just the right amount of creepiness to his voice.
Or I could just share the trailer with you and you could watch it for yourself.
So last week we got to see the first trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron and it was, in a word, phenomenal. Of course, since the film is so anticipated, once the internet got a hold of it you just knew some entertaining mashups would be produced.
And here are my two favorites so far.
The first is simply the Age of Ultron Trailer with the soundtrack replaced with Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”… and it works spectacularly:
The second mashup is called simply “Age of Pinocchio,” and it combines footage from, you guessed it, Disney’s Pinocchio with the audio from the trailer… and Pinocchio will never seem creepier than this:
Have you guys seen any other great Avengers 2 trailer mashups? Let us know.
Marvel has put out the first teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it’s pretty friggin’ sweet. In it we get to see (obviously) Ultron, but also our first non-concept art look at the Hulkbuster Iron Man armor.
Also, as others have pointed out, Disney’s current ownership of Marvel allowed for the absolute best song to be used in the background of the trailer. It’s just perfect.
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