The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 027

Marvel/DC Movie Slate 2020 Part 6: The Final Insult

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Face Front, True Believers! After six non-consecutive weeks of blathering on about prospective movies that are mostly in the spit-balling stage with no fo’reals actual news to process, Illegal Machine, Mister Fixit and Diabolu Frank are finally going to shut up, but not for another, like, 90 minutes or so! There’s still a lot to discuss with the barest of facts, including the casting for Jessica Jones and Luke Cage on their Netflix Marvel series and Daredevil (01:12), then Justice League Parts 1 & 2 v Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2 (14:42); plus some left field coverage of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Deadpool (35:13)! Finally, the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag (37:37); where Mac & Frank almost catch up with a few weeks worth of accumulate mail for about twenty minutes! And that’s it! Episode art tumblr here. Good night folks! Nothing more to see here! 01:33:43? That’s a long time code for an hour long episode, huh? Excelsior!

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8 thoughts on “The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 027”

  1. Thanks for another great show. Some comments …

    In one of those weird cosmic serendipity things, I just reread all of Alias. I really really love that series, so smart. I never thought that Jessica was ‘ugly’, I thought Gaydos’ art on that series was grimy and rough. And since she was the main character, she never looked glamorous. But in that book, she is called beautiful by all the men who love her, she dresses provocatively to sneak into a drug den, and Bagley draws her very attractive in the Purple Man flashbacks. I actually think Ritter can pull it off because, as Frank says, she has the snark component that is necessary for that character.

    I simply think that all the DC movies are going to be disappointing and will suck. Every time you say ‘who will win Marvel movie or DC movie?’, I side with Marvel. And I am a DC guy! Marvel has simply done it right. But I am begging you … please please please don’t talk about Man of Steel anymore!!

    As for Routh channeling Reeve, Singer made ‘Superman Returns’ within the continuity of the Donner movies. He wanted Routh to be Reeve. Even Luthor’s plot about land acquisition is a copy of the first movie. I thought Routh was great as Clark.

    The piano playing Peanuts character is Schroeder.

    Lastly, my death pool Avenger is Hawkeye. A human archer has no right to be in a Thanos battle. He’ll die doing something heroic, showing that someone without powers can make a difference. But no one will go to see Avengers to see Hawkeye. So he is toast.


  2. @Anj (and others) – I liked that Routh at times appeared to channel Christopher Reeve in his portrayal of Clark Kent. It was one of the highlights of the film for me. On the other hand, I think Singer went too far in making Superman Returns a love letter to the Donner movies that there weren’t any really original ideas in the story, other than Superbastard, which was mostly dumb.


  3. I think we’re all a little surprised Frank went this long without making a Bill Cosby dig.

    I loved hearing all the guest voices in the stinger… although, I’m not sure you can call it a stinger if it’s half as long as the rest of the episode. I assume the portion with me was all Frank could cobble together from the distorted audio problems that plagued our recording session.


  4. Regarding Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, my first concern was that she’s too much of a manic comedic actress–even taking into account her performance in Breaking Bad. I never thought Jessica Jones was ugly or even plain, but I did think she was the type who could start–and win–a bar fight. Ritter looks like she’s 90 pounds soaking wet, so I wonder how physical they will make her character.

    On the other hand, I think Marvel will soften the character a little. Even if the Netflix shows are skewing for an older, more mature demographic, I don’t believe for a second they’ll make the character as dark and emotionally raw as she was in the comic. They need to lighten her up a little bit, because Jessica Jones in Alias was a hard character to like. In that case, maybe casting someone like Ritter is the smart choice.

    Having taken some time to re-think my fan-cast choice for Carol Danvers, I’ve come up with two candidates, both of whom have been suggested by other sources. I went and saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 specifically to see Natalie Dormer in a different sort of role. She was good–didn’t have much to do but she was solid and she looks good with half of her head shaved. I would be happy with her playing Captain Marvel.

    My first choice, though, is an actress named Katheryn Winnick. Someone made a piece of fan art with her in Carol’s new costume and it looked nice, so I checked out the actress by watching the first two episodes of Vikings. She’s good. She comes across as tough and confident and beautiful, plus she has a legitimate background in martial arts, and I think she’s a licensed bodyguard.

    I don’t want Emily Blunt to play Captain Marvel because I still wish she had played Black Widow all along. It’s no criticism against ScarJo; she’s terrific, and she’s paving the way for more female action heroes right now. But Blunt would have made a better Black Widow.


  5. In response to one of Mr. Fixit’s questions or statements, the Owl is supposed to be in Daredevil. Bob Gunton, who played the warden in Shawshank Redemption, was announced at NYCC as playing Leland Owlsley.

    Man, if I had my $#@% together I could have organized these ideas in one big comment instead of a bunch of little ones.


  6. I sure hope Daredevil gets to use a proper costume before long and isn’t in the black leotard for more than the early parts of the pilot episode. It’s such a strong long, it would be absurd to limit him to what is basically the one he wore in the Hulk TV movies.


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