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The Fanboy Podcast
121 minutes | 5 days ago
"Talking Zack Snyder's Justice League with Batman-on-Film's Bill Ramey, Superman and Lois Soars, Marvel's Multiverse Amazes, and Latinos Take Over DC!"
On this week's stacked edition of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles welcomes Batman-on-Film's Bill Ramey back to the show for an in-depth chat about Zack Snyder's Justice League. From the project's inception, to breaking the story that it was about to be entirely overhauled, the fallout from the theatrical cut, and the impending arrival of The Snyder Cut, the two share their unique perspectives on what a strange trip its been. MFR also speaks candidly with Bill about their differing approaches when it comes to dealing with the more toxic corners of Snyder's fandom, and anyone who's had an issue with him (or any of the BOF crew) are sure to find what he has to say interesting. Along the way, the two discuss a hypothetical Ben Affleck Batman miniseries on HBO, and share where they're at when it comes to DC's present and future on the big screen. But before all that, MFR starts the show off with a long form reaction to the premiere of Superman and Lois on The CW. He has a lot to say about this latest iteration of the Superman myth, and how it speaks to something he's wanted for most of his life: More time with his friend. Things then continue on to news of a Latino invasion of DC, with Blue Beetle getting announced, Sasha Calle, and Rachel Zegler all being cast in upcoming DC films. And Calle isn't playing just anybody, but she's our new Supergirl! He also touches on Mortal Kombat, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness in a truly loaded episode of The Fanboy Podcast.
44 minutes | 19 days ago
"DC United Under One Vision? WandaVision Lays Exciting Groundwork for Marvel, Maguire and Leto Return, and More From Zack Snyder's Justice League!"
This week's show begins with an examination of quotes from HBO Max's Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys on the interconnectivity of the DC universe, going forward. He paints a picture of an Arrowverse, Snyderverse, Titansverse, and Films universe that all work together in a logical way, and MFR reacts. Things then shift into thoughts on Marvel's Wanda Vision, where things have finally kicked into a gear where MFR had to delve in and see what all the hype was about. What he found was the promising start of the next chapter in the Marvel saga. He also touches on the rumor that Tobey Maguire has officially signed on to film an appearance for Spider-Man 3, starring Tom Holland. But Maguire isn't the only one returning to an iconic comic book role, because this week we got our first official look at Jared Leto's return as The Joker in Zack Snyder's Justice League. He shares his thoughts on the Joker's look, and his thoughts on finally getting to see Affleck and Leto face off in a meaningful way. The show wraps up with a reaction to the latest teases from ZSJL, as we've been getting snippets of what's to come in Sunday's brand spanking new trailer.
71 minutes | a month ago
"Cavill's Superman in SHAZAM! 2? Of Course The Snyder Cut is Rated R! DC Films Are Filmmaker-Driven At Last, THOR, GUARDIANS, More!"
This week's show, as always, covers a smattering of geeky film topics. Host Mario-Francisco Robles starts things off by poking fun at an absurd rumor about DC's BLACK ADAM, before diving into That Hashtag Show's scoop that Henry Cavill's Superman is set for SHAZAM! Fury of The Gods. Steven Spielberg is featured next, for his comments about audiences returning to movie theater, and how they mirror MFR's feelings on the matter. Up next, The Fanboy host delves into how to split up DC's multiverse across several mediums. From there, there's chatter about The Suicide Squad (NEW SYNOPSIS!), Thor: Love and Thunder (STARTED FILMING), and Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3 (will be using some MANDALORIAN tech!). Zack Snyder's Justice League is official rated R, and MFR definitely has thoughts about that. Other quick topics this week include: Resident Evil reboot gets a release date! Jackass 4 is coming The Star Wars Rogue One prequel series Andor hired WHO to write it?!? Tom Holland comments on the ambitious elements being tackled in his next Spider-Man movie MFR remembers when acting meant something to popular culture Enjoy!
103 minutes | a month ago
"Talking The RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT Book w/ Sean O'Connell, KONG Roars, JUSTICE LEAGUE Gets A Release Date, CAPTAIN AMERICA, SUPERMAN & LOIS, And More!"
On this week's episode of The Fanboy Podcast host Mario-Francisco Robles sits down to chat with Cinema Blend's Sean O'Connell, who's just written Release the Snyder Cut: The Crazy True Story Behind the Fight That Saved Zack Snyder's Justice League. But before that, he touches on several major geek topics, like: That Godzilla vs Kong trailer Zack Snyder's Justice League: A release date, new synopsis, a cray cray runtime, and Snyder discusses his emotional departure from the project The Falcon and The Winter..and the search for Captain America? WW84: Jenkins discusses what she wanted to tackle and accomplish with the Wonder Woman sequel Superman & Lois is looking great, and why He wraps things up with a quick rave about Apple TV's Ted Lasso and his Movie of The Week!
74 minutes | 2 months ago
"Affleck Reflects on His Time As Batman in The DCEU, The Snyderverse Never Had A Chance, Marvel's Blueprint Inspires, and Superman Is Coming!"
For the first show of 2021, The Fanboy Podcast's Mario-Francisco Robles opens the show with a look at recent comments made by Ben Affleck about his time as Batman in the DC Extended Universe. Affleck's thoughts thoughts stir up a whole discussion for MFR on how Affleck's run was marred by a studio that couldn't decide what it wanted DC's film franchise to be. This segues things into how Zack Snyder was given the keys to the DC kingdom, then tripped up the moment he tried to take his first step into it, and how that means there'll always be an asterisk on the Snyderverse- because we never actually got to see an untampered-with version of what he'd do with with these beloved characters. We'll always just have to GUESS how things would've gone if they would've allowed at least ONE of the movies of his that they'd greenlit to come out without overhauling it first. Zack Snyder's Justice League was recently referred to as a cul de sac- a road that leads nowhere- since there are apparently no plans to follow up on any of the seeds planted in the film. MFR has thoughts on that, while also bringing up Snyder's own recent comments on his DC future. From there, we shift to Marvel, Kevin Feige, and their new series WandaVision. Things wrap up with some quick thoughts on The CW's Superman & Lois series, which arrives next month.
98 minutes | 2 months ago
"A VERY FANBOY CHRISTMAS: Superman, Wonder Woman 1984, The Future of Star Wars, and a Revenger!"
For today's special Christmas Day episode of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles opens the show with a special geeky way that he was able to celebrate this special holiday this year. (Hint: It involves Superman!) He then brings on his longtime friend, and former co-host from The Revengers Podcast, Brett Thomas Miro, for a long-form discussion on Wonder Woman 1984 (which arrived on HBO Max today!), what Patty Jenkins' Star Wars: Rogue Squadron could be about, the future of Star Wars, and a whole lot more- aided by copious amounts of wine, since MFR needs extra bottles for the Holiday Coquito he's making! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Remember: Life is chaos. So be kind!
103 minutes | 2 months ago
"Snyder's F**kin' JUSTICE LEAGUE Growing in Significance? Fisher and Warner Make Nice, Marvel's Phase of Crossovers, THE MANDALORIAN Finale Freakout"
For this week's packed edition of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles kicks things off with his response to the news that Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins is about to head out into that galaxy far, far away with a film called Rogue Squadron. He sounds off on what excites him about Jenkins and other similarly talented filmmakers getting to make a Star Wars movie. Things then turn towards Zack Snyder's Justice League, which may no longer be called Zack Snyder's Justice League. The film now has a projected release month, as well as some intriguing whispers about what's gone into the 4-5 of additional footage Snyder is adding to his story. MFR shares the rumors he's heard about who was able to shoot more, and who wasn't, and how that factors into the endeavor's rumored $70 million budget. And why isn't it called Zack Snyder's Justice League anymore? Oh, and it's another f**kin' rated-R DCEU movie from Snyder? I'm shocked. From there, we go into the latest between the issue between Ray Fisher and WarnerMedia over conduct on the set of Justice League- and what that means for the likes of Joss Whedon and Geoff Johns. Tessa Thompson's latest comments regarding the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder have MFR realizing a tip he'd gotten about Marvel's future plans was spot on. And then, with proper *SPOILER WARNINGS* he concludes the episode by reacting to The Mandalorian's second season coming to an impactful end.
100 minutes | 3 months ago
"Marvel/Star Wars News Explosion, Nolan and Jenkins Differ on WB, Deathstroke/Batman, Doc Ock Returns For Spidey 3, More!"
Yesterday us geeks of the world got hit with an avalanche of news from both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars Galaxy. The Fanboy Podcast host Mario-Francisco goes item by item, reacting to the projects that were announced during that Disney investor's call. From there, MFR turns his attention to Christopher Nolan's petulant attacks against Warner Bros and HBO Max regarding their decision to do the safe thing by making all of their 2021 films available on the streaming service on the same day they arrive in theaters. Unsurprisingly, Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins has a very different take on it as we prepare for her film to arrive on HBO Max on Christmas Day. Jenkins also made some curious comments regarding the theatrical cut of Justice League and her desire to honor Zack Snyder's vision for these characters, which don't exactly ring true. Joe Manganiello was back in the headlines this week, discussing the discarded plans for both Ben Affleck's The Batman and his own Deathstroke origin film. MFR seizes this opportunity to discuss the likelihood of us seeing any of those projects getting a new lease on life. From there we shift to the insane news that Alfred Molina's Doctor Otto Octavius (Doctor Octopus) will be appearing in Jon Watt's Spider-Man 3, joining Jamie Foxx and J.K. Simmons on the list of "Actors and Characters from previous Spidey franchises" that are set to appear in this live-action Spider-Verse. Things then wrap up with a response to a fun listener question regarding what Christopher Reeve's fifth outing as Superman could've looked like, post-Batman '89.
97 minutes | 3 months ago
"WB Brings Their Entire 2021 To HBO Max, A Rated-R Batman?, Spidey Rumors, STAR WARS' New Frontier, And Exploring Superman's Origins"
On this week's episode of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles starts things off right away by breaking down the news that Warner Bros is bringing its entire 2021 film slate to HBO Max. There are several aspects of this news that act as an escalation of what was discussed last time, and MFR is excited to point out how this will BENEFIT Warner Bros and HBO Max in the long run- even if it's a bummer that these movies won't strike the kind of box office gold they otherwise could have. From there, he goes into two listener/viewer questions: - Should a theatrically-released Batman film be rated-R? - Will we see Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin show up in Spider-Man 3? The next subject on the itinerary is Star Wars. MFR discusses how The Mandalorian truly is the fulfilled potential of Disney's decision to relaunch and continue the Star Wars galaxy. The final hour of the show is dedicated to Superman. The Amateur Otaku Podcast's Brandon Alvarado joins MFR for a layered and passionate dissection of the Man of Steel's origin, using Frank Miller's Superman: Year One as a guide for how to handle the classic tale in a way that brings new life to the 80+ year old character.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Best of The Fanboy: Vol. 1
For this week's holiday edition of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles has created a special "Best of" edition of the show- featuring highlights from three seminal episodes of the show (Episodes 1, 43, and 96). You'll hear how it all began. You'll hear highlights from his great Superman-centric chat with the legendary Mark Millar (Old Man Logan, Civil War, Kickass, Kingsman, and so much more!) And you'll hear the passionate rant about bloggers and the general online fan community that inspired a whole new wave of listeners to the show. Enjoy!
65 minutes | 3 months ago
"WW84 Changing The Paradigm- What This Means for HBO MAX, Listener Questions, and Rewatching BATMAN V SUPERMAN"
On this week's show, host Mario-Francisco Robles leads with the huge news that Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984 is set to launch simultaneously in movie theaters and on HBO MAX on Christmas Day, December 25. He gives context for what this means, since folks are struggling to see this as anything but a loss for HBO MAX and Warner Media since the film would've easily cleared $1 billion at the global box office if they could wait until life gets back to normal in the states. In this new age we've entered, box office receipts are secondary to streaming dominance. From there, MFR fields two questions sent in by listeners. One is about George Miller's Justice League Mortal, and how the DC cinematic landscape would've looked very different if they film had managed to get made. The second is about which upcoming Marvel project he's most excited about (HINT: It involves the next Captain America!). Finally, he closes with how the family screening of Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice- Ultimate Edition went.
86 minutes | 4 months ago
"Finally Taking Flight With MAN OF STEEL, WW84 to HBO MAX?, Latest Snyderverse Rumblings, More!"
On this week's show, MFR shares the breakthrough experience he had watching MAN OF STEEL with his family. The lifelong Superman breaks down how several moments finally landed, and how the film simultaneously filled him with the joy that comes with having another Superman movie to love...while also reminding him that we're unlikely to ever get a true sequel. From there, he discusses Zack Snyder's recent Catwoman tease, and the picture it paints of a Bat-centric storyline for his Justice League next year. He then turns his attention towards the latest rumors about when (and how) we'll be able to see WONDER WOMAN 1984, and how the pandemic is forcing Warner Bros. to make some tough decisions about the hotly-anticipated sequel. MFR then turns his attention to FANTASTIC BEASTS 3 and the rumor that Mads Mikkelsen is set to replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the next film set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Dexter fans were recently given great news, with word that the series was getting a revival. But there's a crucial detail about the revival that really needs to garner more attention! The episode then shifts into Listener/Viewer Questions, covering a wide array of geeky topics!
60 minutes | 4 months ago
"The Theatrical Experience Post-COVID, Adaptations, And Superman's Future"
On this week's episode of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles goes long-form on three topics sent in my listeners. The topics are: Will movie theaters ever return to normal once the pandemic hits? What can theater chains do to attract people? What makes for a good adaptation? Superman's future in the movies and on the small screen. Along the way, he touches on the latest rumors surrounding WONDER WOMAN 1984, he talks those THE BATMAN set pics, Ryan Reynolds' redemption of Deadpool, and more.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
"How Superman and His Friends Saved Us From COVID, and More CYBORG Drama!"
On this week's episode of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles opens up about how he used his geeky nature to insulate and protect his kids from the pandemic sweeping the world. MFR and his family lived through the insane month of April here in New York City, while living roughly 15 minutes away from the hospital that was being hit the hardest, and it took all of his fanboy powers to keep his kids entertained and optimistic through those scary times. It's a testament to the power of movies, heroes, and belief. He also breaks down his addiction to social media and why he had to step away for as long as he did, while explaining the way "echo chamber algorithms" are designed to keep you in a perpetual social media loop. Along the way, he touches on the latest twists Ray Fisher's crusade against Warner Bros. for perceived wrongdoing on the set of Justice League.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
"Leto's JOKER Returns! Was The Snyder Cut Finished or Not? The Ray Fisher Situation, and Batfleck!"
Jared Leto is set to reprise his Joker for Zack Snyder's Justice League. What could that mean for the story they're telling? Does this "prove" that The Snyder Cut wasn't as finished as the director had claimed? What's going on with Ray Fisher and his battle with Warner Bros, and was anything actually illegal done against the Cyborg actor? What could Ben Affleck's Batman be up to if he gets more chances to don the cowl for HBO Max? The Fanboy Podcast host Mario-Francisco Robles tackles all of these topics, and a little more!
60 minutes | 4 months ago
"Marvel and DC's Multiverse Madness, The Fate of Movie Theaters, and The Summer of Superman"
For this return to his weekly format, Mario-Francisco Robles dedicates this episode of The Fanboy Podcast to three long-form topics: 1. Marvel and DC's upcoming forays into the multiverse concept, and how one is destined to beat the other to several punches while on this decidedly similar path. 2. With so many movies getting delayed or shifted to streaming services, what can we expect to happen when it comes to preserving the theatrical moviegoing experience? Is this really THE END? Or is it the start of a new moviegoing culture? 3. A listener asks if MFR thinks Superman might best be suited for an HBO Max TV series, or if he has some other idea for how to make the Man of Steel connect with modern audiences. An enhanced video version of this episode of The Fanboy Podcast can be found on YouTube.
78 minutes | 6 months ago
"DC FanDome Delivers, Snyder Cut, THREE Batmen, Multiverse > Universe, Where's Superman?"
This past Saturday, DC hosted an online event the likes of which we've never seen before- and it was enough to get The Fanboy Podcast host Mario-Francisco Robles back behind a microphone to share thoughts on what happened and what's to come. From the Snyder Cut of Justice League to The Batman, from Wonder Woman 84 to The Suicide Squad- and the latest news on the Flashpoint movie (which will feature Ben Affleck's Batman AND Michael Keaton's Batman), there's a ton for MFR to sound off on.
51 minutes | 9 months ago
"Cavill's Superman Returns, What's Going Into The Snyder Cut, And The DCEU Is ALIVE!"
With reports that Henry Cavill is in talks to return as Superman, and new details emerging about the size and scale of the Zack Snyder's Justice League, host Mario-Francisco Robles has a bunch to say- including how Jim Lee and HBO Max are amidst breathing all kinds of new life into a DCEU that was once thought to be defunct.
59 minutes | 9 months ago
"The DCEU Rises From The Ashes: Zack Snyder's JUSTICE LEAGUE, MAN OF STEEL 2, More!"
On Wednesday, the fanboy world was rocked by the news that Zack Snyder's JUSTICE LEAGUE is coming next year, exclusively to HBO MAX. There's a lot to sift through here, and it was enough to get MFR out of semi-retirement to talk about!
49 minutes | a year ago
"The DCEU And The ARROWVERSE Become One, Sony Punks Marvel, More!"
On this week’s edition of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles starts off by discussing that Ezra Miller cameo as The Flash in the Arrowverse’s epic Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event- and what that all means. He’ll bring in quotes from top-level people from the Arrowverse, from HBO Max, and talk about how DC Entertainment’s film division got involved. It all ties back to what was discussed last week when Andy Muschietti said his The Flash movie would adapt the Flashpoint storyline, and how both the big and small screens are now working together to bring the DC multiverse to life in a way that’s never been seen before. Along the way, he touches on what it was like to see Brandon Routh’s Superman fly one last time, and how important that was for his personal fandom of the character. Then MFR turns his attention to the new trailers for Jared Leto's Morbius and Vin Diesel's Bloodshot. On Morbius, he re-explores the unique dynamic between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios and what an insane compromise the former is forcing the latter to accept- now that they’ve made crystal clear that Morbius is set in the same world as Spider-Man: Homecoming. Somewhere in this section he also manages to address Scott Derrickson's departure from Doctor Strange Into The Multiverse of Madness. This episode of The Fanboy wraps up on a brief discussion regarding Barbara Broccoli’s latest comments regarding the idea of gender-swapping James Bond.
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