Super badass actor Michael Madsen will be playing an iconic character in the comic book adaptation of Powers, the PlayStation series based on the popular Brian Michael Bendis comic book. The cool part is that Madson will not be playing a bad guy but rather the greatest hero in the Powers universe Super-Shock — Michael Madsen will play Super-Shock in the second season of the superhero drama, as Sony announced.
Super-Shock in the comic book Powers is described as “a perfect physical specimen with an unparalleled presence that catapulted him to global fame,” Super-Shock is like the Powers version of Superman-type figure hero who has long since retired from the game four decades ago. Now Super-Shock is coming out of retirement to investigate the death of Retro Girl. Powers the series is about a group of detectives who have to investigate the crimes that involve these super heroes and super villains. Not quite the easy day job if you know what I mean.
In the comic book, Super-Shock acted as the ultimate hero who inspired other to do good in the world. Super-Shock also lead a team of supers called Unity. This was before Super-Shock goes on a hulk style rampage causing massive damage and ultimately takes the life of the once great hero.
The cool thing about the Playstation Network series is just like The Walking Dead TV series in that it does not follow the comic book. Powers TV series plays in its own new sandbox of new ideas and stories. The second season of Powers, which will see Remi Aubuchon, who will be the sole showrunning of the second season of Powers. Second season of Powers will debut on the PlayStation network in 2016.
I am very excited to see what this union will do for the sophomore year show. Michael Madsen is quite a familiar face for fans of Quentin Tarantino movies (like myself). Starting off with Reservoir Dogs the pair have worked together multiple times including Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Kill Bill 2 and Madsen can be seen next in The Hateful Eight. Having that cool calm deminour is Madsen’s calling card which is on display in movies like The Getaway but Michael also has an amazing actors talent connecting with audiences as he did in the Free Willy Movie. The combination of Powers, Madson and being a super hero (that has the potential to go mad on everyone) will be fantastic to see develops.