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RadioBastard Episode 147 Batman v Superman


Now that protests have finally died down, now that our customary 3 week spoiler silence ended, now that Jeremy finally had 5 minutes to toss the whole random grab bag of a podcast together, we are now ready to share the 90 minute conversation on the 151 minute big screen edition of the 75 year build up to the battle between the world’s greatest 4 color titans (that lasts about 8 minutes.)

MILD SPOILER ALERT: Jeremy, Jason, and Matt talk in depth(ish) about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice so this will spoil it for you if you are one of the few who have yet to take in billion dollar (let’s call it) divisive blockbuster that no one can seem to agree upon. Is it the greatest movie ever? The worst? Is it fever dream of a mad space-god-turtle? The guys are not here to convince you of any of that. What you will hear is a little exploration in the highs, the lows, and expansive middles the movie had to offer. (more…)

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Fans of TV’s CW‘s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (damn it, I am out of apostrophes already) are about to be treated to Patrick J. Adams being (briefly) added to the cast. EW is reporting that the Suits star will debut in a mystery role in “Legendary,” the season one finale, and stick around for the season 2 premiere. Though the identity of the character was not revealed he was described as a “fun character the fans will love.”

Now come, join me in the chamber of wild speculation… (more…)

DC Comics Preparing to Answer “Who is the Joker?”

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Even in comic books there are certain absolutes: Uncle Ben stays dead, Krypton was destroyed, and no matter what they do the X-Men are always hated and feared. One of those absolutes used to be the lack of origin for the Joker, or at least a canonical origin of the Joker, but all that will change in the near future when DC Comics will reveal the official origin story of the Clown Prince of Crime. That was just one, but perhaps the most consequential, of numerous announcements pertaining to DC’s Rebirth project at WonderCon this past weekend. (more…)

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice…one of the most hyped movies of the year. After many long decades of waiting, we the audience get to see the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel duke it out on the big screen. That’s not all though; we’re gonna be getting our first look at Wonder Woman in all her bad ass glory. In an age of superhero movies being released up the wazoo, dedicated fans have been waiting on baited breath to see DC’s attempt at building its own cinematic universe. So how exactly did it turn out? Well…it did some things right…and some things VERY wrong.

*** MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW. Consider yourself warned ***

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Back from the savage wastelands of the catocalypse Batman (Jeremy) and Tanner (Underoos) must journey to protect the sacred crystal skull of knowledge… So… They meet a new Indiana Jones? And a Janitor.. that, um… something about movies.

Look, it is a podcast and this week the guys run through the great hashtag fights of the 2016. Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Orphan Fight Club, and then round out the hour by (finally) endorsing a new Indiana Jones and fixing the plot problems of Terminator franchise and a couple other things. (more…)

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“Creative differences” is a term you hear quite often nowadays. In 2014, Edgar Wright and Marvel stirred up a chunky stew of controversy when Wright unexpectedly quit Ant Man’s production. Marvel’s bigger plans for its Cinematic Universe supposedly clashed with Wright’s ambition of making a Cornetto-style superhero film. Last year, creative differences also reportedly turned Rupert Wyatt away from directing 20th Century Fox’s Gambit movie. It’s pretty much needless to say that the ambitions of filmmakers don’t always sync up with what studios feel is better for business. Directors aren’t the only ones turned off by studio demands though. Actors are just as capable of packing their bags and abandoning a film’s production that they once had faith in.

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NBC’s Powerless is getting more star power by the minute. The comedy, based in the super-powered world of DC Comics, focuses on the non-super characters populating an insurance agency. Earlier this week, Vanessa Hudgens signed on to play Emily Locke, the show’s lead character.

Now two names well-known in the nerd community have also joined the show: Alan Tudyk, from Firefly and Con Man, and Danny Pudi from NBC’s former show Community.  (more…)

DC Comic’s ‘Powerless’ Picks Up Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens is no newcomer to super-hero themed roles (she appeared in Sucker Punch- directed by Man of Steel, Watchmen and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder, and Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills). NBC’s Powerless will provide her with her first foray into being a bad-ass on the small screen. The half-hour comedy series is based on the world of DC comics, but with a twist. It’s set at an insurance company, where the “powerless” office workers cater to those that have damaged or destroyed property due to superhero battles. (more…)

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Everyone loves it when modern creators take classic characters and stories beloved by millions and update it all to fit in better with the modern artistic palate. That sentence, of course, is sarcasm. In any event, in a move that will surely divide people along strict partisan lines, DC Comics has announced that many of their top creators including Jim Lee, Jeff Porter, Amanda Connor, Howard Porter, and Evan “Doc” Shanner, are bringing back brand new versions of classic cartoons from Hanna Barbera. The Flintstones, Johnny Quest, Space Ghost, and Scooby Doo will all be back in new stories from DC Comics, and wait till you see the artwork! (more…)

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