"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.