EL FANBOY: ‘The Age of Endless Studio Tinkering- Delays, Reshoots, and Drama, Oh My!’
On this week’s episode of the El Fanboy Podcast, host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles takes a look at the latest Hollywood craze: Studios Tinkering And Overhauling Their Movies Until The Moment They Arrive In Theaters.
MFR discusses where he thinks this trend began (hint: It’s not with Batman v Superman or Justice League), what he thinks it means to the filmmaking process and to us as consumers of these entertainments, and how it’s all a negative side effect of something most people love: Shared Cinematic Universes.
For this topic, he examines recent examples of large scale overhauls in franchises like Star Wars, the DCU, and the current Fox/X-Men Universe.
Then, in an effort to make up for the lack of a Revengers Podcast this week, MFR invites one of his co-hosts from that show, Brett Miro, onto El Fanboy for a full-blown news segment. But before that, the duo give their non-spoiler impressions of Ready Player One– which they saw together last night as part of a Revengers Watch Party in Queens.
Then, together, they cover all of the week’s top stories, including:
- Ready Player One‘s box office prospects
- The big delays for X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants
- Interesting updates on the plot and characters we should expect to see in Deadpool 2
- That unicorn of a movie known as Gambit
- The casting and character possibilities for Pedro Pascal in Wonder Woman 2
- Mark Hamill’s endless “What If?” chatter when it comes to Star Wars, and how disorganized the storytelling structure seems to be at Lucasfilm
- Those Solo rumors regarding the changes Ron Howard needed to implement when he took over for Chris Lord and Phil Miller
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Editor-In-Chief and Co-Founder of Revenge of The Fans. Previously, he's written for Latino-Review, IGN, Moviehole, and The Splash Report. He's also the host of the top-rated show The Fanboy Podcast and the co-host of The Revengers Podcast. E-Mail: MFR@RevengeOfTheFans.com | Twitter: @I_AM_MFR