Look! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s three fat guys talking about Superman!
Jason Tabrys, Jeremy R! Hudson, and Blastr’s Matthew Jackson join up for the latest, most epicest edition of the BastardCast since the last time they joined up for a podcast, and like Zack Snyder and The Man of Steel, they don’t give a damn about how much destruction they cause!
Cheap shot? #SuckIt because these guys are a porridge table of feels when it comes to Warner Bros. new superhero spectacle — one is too hot for it, another is cool to it, and Jason is a bowl of steaming rage.
What’s that, you want to know more about this thing you’re about to put in your ears? Fine, the guys are breaking down what they think Superman is, how they feel the filmmakers either flew or fell, Superman’s responsibility to humanity and the responsibility of the character to be accessible, and why this destroyed city is different than the countless others that have flashed on our screens.
Also on the cast: the kiss and quip among the ashes of Metropolis, the Will Arnett Engine, Dildo space ships, the best way to kill Kevin Costner (in a movie), Russell Crowe on a dragon, and Superman’s Vader “No!”.
Man of Steel‘s leading man, Henry Cavill, is making the late night talk show publicity rounds for next weeks opening of director Zack Snyder‘s summer blockbuster. He sat down with Jay Leno last night and discussed a number of topics about his career and the obligatory movie clip was shown. If you don’t want to sit through the late night banter of Leno then you can skip to the second video at the 3:15 mark to skip to the clip.
You can add “Messing with Superman’s Mother” to the list of things one shouldn’t do to Superman. The clip also throws in a little bit of a spoiler on how Kryptonians see and hear on our world. Superman’s time spent growing up on our planet is a distinct advantage in this regard. General Zod finds out in the clip below.
Does Zack Snyder have the moxie to make a Superman movie worth a damn? We wont know until the flick is signed, sealed and delivered, but whether the Internet likes it or not, he’s on the right track. Production is well under way and there’s virtually nothing for anyone to complain about. Er… OK, the lack of red undies on Supe’s suit was a Superclusterfuck. But that’s it! Brilliant choices in casting; Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Amy Adams as intrepid reporter Lois Lane, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Ma and Pa Kent, Micheal Shannon as General Zod. Beyond that, I think the set photos, especially the ones released today, speak volumes to the non-stop wise decisions Snyder has made. It’s all adding up to mean the promise of a successful, cinematic reboot.
So…as mentioned earlier we have a new batch of set photos to gander at. Good ones too.
For starters, we have a few pics of Michael Shannon with a production assistants head up his ass (as seen above), whilst wearing a black, Superman style, Kryptonian suit. If the suit wasn’t menacing enough, check out Michael rocking the Zod style chin beard, it screams villain.
To no one’s surprise, the villain in Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot has been announced as the Kryptonian villain known as Zod, to be played by Michael Shannon.
Whether this will be the same villainous General Zod that fought Christopher Reeve‘s Superman in Superman II, that remains to be seen. Now, Zod is one of Superman‘s greatest villains, aside from Lex Luthor (who had better appear in the film in some capacity). If not, the fan boys and girls will be in an uproar!
According to the press release from Warner Brothers, the untitled Superman film also has a new title: Man of Steel.
I have my fingers crossed for this Superman film, as the last one, Superman Returns, was just bad. It could have been worse, but also could have been a hell of a lot better.
Are you excited for the upcoming reboot, or have you given up on the Superman franchise altogether?
Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Michael Shannon will star in the role of General Zod in director Zack Snyder’s new Superman film, titled “Man of Steel.”
Snyder stated, “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don’t. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role.”
As General Zod, Shannon will go toe-to-toe with Henry Cavill, who plays the new Clark Kent/Superman in the film. The main cast also includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Martha and Jonathan Kent.
Michael Shannon was honored with an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road,” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Shannon was most recently seen in the award-winning HBO drama series “Boardwalk Empire,” from executive producer Martin Scorsese. He will next be seen in Sony Pictures Classics’, “Take Shelter,” from director/writer Jeff Nichols.
Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.
“Man of Steel” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
NASA to Hold News Conference on Astrobiology Discovery Science Journal Has Embargoed Details Until 11 a.m. PST On Dec. 2
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.
The news conference will be held at the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E St. SW, in Washington. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website.
Mary Voytek, director, Astrobiology Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
Felisa Wolfe-Simon, NASA astrobiology research fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.
Pamela Conrad, astrobiologist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Steven Benner, distinguished fellow, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Gainesville, Fla.
James Elser, professor, Arizona State University, Tempe
Life in Outer space or just Nazis on the moon? Does this end with everyone kneeling before Zod?