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We got 3 brief super hero news bits for you. We would have gone a little more in depth with each story, but today’s Taco Thursday, we’re getting a NOMs on. Read on thru for abridged bites on the U.S. release dates for the Anime Wolverine and Iron Man, the newest Captain America poster, and word on Julia Ormond being offered role of Supermans mom in ‘Man of Steel’.

Anime Iron Man and Wolverine U.S. Airdates Announced

G4TV has announced the premiere dates of the Marvel anime series for Iron Man and Wolverine that were developed by Madhouse. The series have already been running in Japan, but those wacky asians won’t get exclusivity, as we will get to see them here in the U.S. The anime series will hit G4TV this summer on July 29th at 11pm. I’m happy to see that they were able to find a time block to put these shows in among the endless supply of COPS episodes.

Here’s the full detailed press release:


This summer, G4 and Marvel team up to bring fans a whole new way to see their favorite Super Heroes with the premiere of two original Marvel anime series, “Iron Man” and “Wolverine.”  The eagerly anticipated series will air exclusively on G4 with twelve half-hour weekly episodes that include interconnecting storylines and cameo appearances by several popular Marvel characters. G4 viewers can be part of all the action when “Iron Man” premieres on Friday July 29th at 11pm ET/PT followed by “Wolverine” at 11:30pm ET/PT and will air weekly Fridays from 11:00-Midnight ET/PT.  With epic battles, action-packed storylines and mind-blowing animation, these series star some of the most popular Super Hero comic book characters of all time. And for more intense action, two new Marvel anime series—X-Men and Blade—will premiere later this year, exclusively on G4.

G4 is the exclusive U.S. television home of the four brand-new anime series, guided by New York Times best-selling author Warren Ellis (Iron Man: Extremis, Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis) and produced by Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ).  Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes,” “Castle,” “Profit”) will lend his voice to the character of Tony Stark in “Iron Man” while Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,”  “Gilmore Girls,” “Rocky Balboa”) takes on the title role in “Wolverine.”

“Iron Man”
In an effort to make amends for his past in weapons manufacturing, Tony Stark has dedicated himself to building the world up rather than tearing it down. Traveling to Japan to build a new arc reactor that will deliver unlimited free energy to the Japanese people, Stark is challenged by the Japanese government and the media when he attempts to import the necessary nuclear priming device.  When the nuclear reactor is repeatedly attacked by the mysterious Zodiac consortium, Stark must gather his allies to take on Zodiac and its mastermind.

“Wolverine”
Based on the popular graphic novel by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, the series begins when Mariko, the love of Logan’s life, is forced back to Japan by her crime-lord father, Shingen. Logan vows to get her back at any cost. He is plunged into a chaotic world of corruption and violence, forcing him to team up with young assassin, Yukio, to battle their way through the Japanese criminal underworld.

For more information, visit http://www.g4tv.com/marvel

New Captain America: The First Avenger Poster

Here’s the newest and perhaps spiffy-ist poster for Captain America: The First Avenger. It’s going for hope, glory and all that other fuzzy American idealism. I just think it’s desaturated to all hell. Though, I gotta respect Chris Evans jaw line. That’s a fine looking piece of masculinity.

Oh FYI, there will be a new trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger this evening (it hits at 7:30 EST). Stay tuned.
Directed by Joe Johnston, Captain America: The First Avenger opens on July 22. It stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Neal McDonough and Derek Luke.

Julia Ormond in Talks for ‘The Man of Steel’

Director Zach Snyder has solidified the bulk of the cast for his upcoming ‘Man of Steel’ (aka Superman reboot). Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will be Ma and Pa Kent to Henry Cavill‘s Clark Kent. Amy Adams with play the Superman love interest/reporter with an attitude, Lois Lane. Michael Shannon will play General Zod (“Kneel Before Zod!”) with Antje Traue playing his female lacky Faora.

Really, the only other roles left at this point, is Clarks (aka Kal-el) ‘real’ parents. Russell Crowe has been offered the role of Jor-El, famously played by Marlon Brando when Richard Donner brought the story to the screen in 1978. Now Julia Ormond is in talks to play Lara Lor-Van, aka Superman’s mom (Space MILF)  Deadline suggests that this is a deal that will come together quickly.

The cast is pretty great so far, but after seeing that monstrosity called “Sucker Punch“, I feel like I should be worried.

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