THE FANBOY: ‘Star Wars: The Fandom Menace, Mandalorian Dreams, Superman’s Future, and DC’s Supposed Plans’
For this special Thanksgiving Edition of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles opens Episode 103 with something he’s hugely grateful for: The new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Without going into any spoilers, he discusses what he finds so exciting and well-executed about Jon Favreau’s journey into that galaxy far, far away. Along the way, he also addresses “The Fandom Menace,” which is a nickname some have given to the increasingly bitter and partisan Star Wars fandom- and why that really needs to stop because it’s starting to have an impact on the types of creators who would normally be drawn to projects like these.
From there, MFR changes gears and takes this episode of The Fanboy full steam into a dissection of the latest Superman rumblings. He lays out a timeline and a sequence of quotes that seem to indicate a way in which Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam could ultimately help bring Henry Cavill back to the role of Superman. He also touches on how this all connects to why Cavill has been hesitant to join in on the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement. MFR wraps up his thoughts on Superman with the most exciting option he sees for moving the character forward in a way that doesn’t involve starting from scratch again.
Finally, the episode wraps up with a deep dive on some of the claims made in a recent Variety article regarding The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, The Batman, and Birds of Prey. There’s lots to discuss there, as it looks like we may get a lot more standalone bat-villain films now that Joker has crossed the billion dollar mark…and yet because of the way things have played out in the last 2 years, it creates a convoluted conundrum for potential general audience members.
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