Superman is a powerful character. Enhanced by earth’s yellow sun, Superman is imbued with super strength, super breath, heat vision, x-ray vision, the ability to fly, and more. He protects the people of earth, fighting battles and having adventures that mere mortals cannot. In the midst of all his astonishing power and heroic feats, you’ve probably thought once or twice, “Hey, I wonder what Superman’s grandpa was up to a few decades ago?” Well, you may have to wonder no longer! The people at SyFy along with creator David S. Goyer sensed your ponderings and are prepared to answer just that question, as SyFy has ordered a pilot for Goyer’s television show Krypton.
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…)
Doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well. Spider-Man represents Queens, Captain America was raised out in Brooklyn. You know who’s really doin’ it well? Marvel Studios. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now comprised of twelve movies that have made a combined total of over $9 billion dollars. With that kind of money you could send almost a quarter of a million kids to college! Or you could run about 9 presidential campaigns. Whichever. The point is that Marvel has been outpacing and outperforming every other superhero franchise for almost a decade now. This article will look at why Disney-owned Marvel releases such exemplary material and, in the spirit of holding them accountable, what things Marvel could improve upon. SPOILER WARNING on… most superhero movies. If a superhero movie is brought up, there’s a good chance some sort of spoiler will follow.
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.
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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…)
DC isn’t a stranger to R-Rated storytelling. Even before their pre-Final Crisis storyline turned pretty much every event into a superhuman abattoir, their older (and arguably more famous) stories have always seemed to target a more adult audience, even as they promoted their own more moral, archetypal heroes. Their Cinematic Universe seems to be moving down that path, especially in light of the recent announcement of an Ultimate Edition for the upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will has been rated a very hard R.
Superhero nerds everywhere have recently been pelted with the mysterious announcement of the REBIRTH event, following a short teaser video that hints at a larger crisis which is probably heading toward New 52‘s way. While there has been no confirmation on whether or not this event will rework the DC continuity (Crisis-style), there has been some rampant speculation regarding the presence of a lot of Silver-Age heroes in the teaser’s line-up. The mystery is soon to be resolved, however, as the publisher recently went ahead to announce their full comic book line up for the duration of the event…
One of the big twists in the Supergirl origin story is that while she was sent to Earth to protect Kal-El (Superman), she actually arrived on the planet after Kal-El had already grown up. In fact, for show runner Greg Berlanti‘s version Clark Kent had already made his appearance as the Man of Steel in the Man of Steel. So there wasn’t much for Kara (Melissa Benoist) to do, Superman could obviously take care of himself. So when it was announced that a young Clark Kent (Daniel DiMaggio) would be making an appearance on Supergirl, it left more than a few of us scratching our heads. Well, now we know how that is all happening and have your first look at young Kal-El. (more…)
Dawn Of Justice hasn’t even been released and it has already been a point of contention, lots of hype and a torrent of fan speculation. Obviously, Warner Bros have a heck of a lot riding on the spanking new DC Movie Universe that they are going to throw at us and it seems like they are already pulling all the stops. Already, the new Suicide Squad trailer is ready to hit the Interwebs and the Cartoon Network animated series, DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League is about to prep us for the next big-budget incarnation of the Justice League of America.
In a concerted effort to get the hype-train rolling into full speed, Warner Bros has gone ahead to reveal their concept art for their new Justice League, as well as to present the full roster and look of Earth’s Bravest and Boldest.
With Marvel already dominating the Box Office, it’s no wonder that DC should scramble into action with its next big cross over movie, Batman V Superman-Dawn of Justice. The mere mention of the movie’s development caused untold Internet hype, tipped millions of nerds to the breaking point when Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman and has some of the more cynical among us worrying whether all this belly aching is going to be even worth it.
The movie promises to be the first step toward the first proper Justice League live action movie. According to the buzz created after the first appearance of Scaleless Doomsday McGee, fans speculate that Batman V Superman might tease into a whole lot of the DC trademark cosmology, all at once. Apparently, their suspicions were well-founded as the movie will indeed introduce another threat to the future Justice League in the form of…
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