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Triple Whammy 2002! Moon Knight! Doctor Strange 2! Obi-Wan Kenobi!
It’s our long-awaited Triple Whammy 2022! Three, count ’em THREE Disney/Marvel/Star Wars reviews: Moon Knight, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and a look at the first half of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
2:20 – Moon Knight Wrap-Up
We talked about Moon Knight in previous episodes. We also did a profile of the character in prep for the series. Here, Seth and Train discuss the finale and the overall quality of the show.
We discussed Moon Knight more in-depth in episode #303 “Who Is Moon Knight?”
Geekville Radio #303: Who Is Moon Knight?
22:15 – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Better late than never! Seth and train finally sit down to talk about Stephen Strange’s second solo outing. They also discuss what could happen in the future with Clea, and whether we will see more multiverse incarnations of existing characters. Our written review is available here.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review
46:30 – Obi-Wan Kenobi
As of this recording, only Parts I-IV have aired. But that still leaves a lot of stuff to go over including:
* The Imperial Base/Tomb was eerily reminiscent of a creepy Transformers episode. * Vivien Lyra Blair’s performance as a young Leia* The return of Joel Edgarton as Owen Lars* The politics going on with Vader, Reva, and the other Inquisitors
And, of course, we could not go through this review without mentioning the character of Reva and the problems she presents. You may not hear opinions like this in very many places right now. Don’t worry, it has NOTHING to do with Moses Ingram’s performance. Anybody who’s followed us for a good length of time knows our opinions when it comes to actors and directors. The issues stem more toward how the character fits into the setting of Star Wars as opposed to other villains and how they are presented.
And that’s a wrap for Tripple Whammy 2022! If you have any thoughts on these three reviews, let us know below!
Black Adam Trailer & DC News, Star Wars Bad Batch & Tales of the Jedi
Geekville Radio #306 is on the air! Seth flies solo to talk DC movie news on the Black Adam trailer, the early receptions of The Flash, the rumored reboot of DC movies, and whether Superman might be recast. On top of that, he also talks about the second season of The Bad Batch as well as the Tales of the Jedi series that will feature the return of Qui-Gon Jinn.
1:00 – News
1:15 – Black Adam Trailer
Warner Bros. released the first full-length trailer for Black Adam, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the title role. The trailer asks the question of whether Adam will be a hero or villain. Will the movie answer that question?
8:40 – Flash movie being well-received
Variety reports that the internal reception to The Flash movie has been very good. Is Warner Bros. Discovery even going to release the film with so many headaches caused by Ezra Miller’s legal issues?
Image credit Warner Bros./DC
11:30 – DC Advised to keep Cavill as Superman
There are a ton of shakeups in the Discovery/WB merger. One such shakeup is the naming of a new head honcho to overlook DC movie developments. One insider reportedly is advising him to continue the DC reboot while keeping Henry Cavill as Superman.
Logo Credit: Disney/LucasFilm
16:10 – The Bad Batch Season Two
We got out the first glimpse of The Bad Batch’s second season in a trailer shown at Star Wars Celebration. The story seems to center around whether Clone Force 99 will be able to find allies in the early days of The Empire.
22:05 – Tales of the Jedi
Tales of the Jedi is another animated Star Wars series headed to Disney+ that will feature the return of Liam Neeson to the role of Qui-Gon Jinn. Will it be an episodic series or several standalone stories like an anthology? Could we see other eras as well as characters we already know?
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MCU News and Obi-Wan Kenobi Predictions
Happy Second Star Wars Day! Seth flies solo to talk a lot of MCU news and gives his predictions for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series debuting this week.
3:00 – Thor Love and Thunder Trailer
We see a bit more of the plot, as well as Christian Bale as Gorr.
6:35 – Full She-Hulk trailer dropped
Marvel also debuted a full trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney At Law to the tune of 20 million views on their YouTube page alone. We she break the fourth wall like she did in the comics?
12:30 – Stan Lee Cameos will return
Stan “The Man” Lee will return thanks to a deal between Stan Lee Universe and Marvel.
Stan Lee, The Generalissimo of Marvel who taught us to say “EXCELSIOR!” and “‘Nuff Said!”
16:30 – Daredevil at Disney+
Variety reports that Disney is rebooting Daredevil for the MCU. Of course, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones were part of their own shows that aired on Netflix. All of those shows were canceled in 2018. Pretty safe bet this will not be the TV-MA format we saw on the Netflix versions.
19:45 – Secret Invasion Timeline
Details have come out about Marvel’s Secret Invasion series. It will reportedly take place during The Blip.
25:25 – Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Predictions
We are mere days away from the premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Seth gives his predictions for what we will see on the show.
Casualties of the WB/Discovery merger, MCU News, Noon Knight Predictions
Seth and Train return with a ton of news and predictions for the Moon Knight finale!
This edition of Geekville Radio is dedicated to the memory of Neal Adams.
1:05 – Arrowverse Shows Canceled, More to Come?
The much-hyped Warner Bors./Discovery merger was finalized last month. Since then, some WB and DC projects have been halted or modified. While we may not know for sure at this point, it’s possible that the merger may have had something to do with these projects being scrapped.
1:30 – Arrowverse Shows Canceled
CW has canceled Batwoman and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. This marks the first time CW has canceled an Arrowverse show. Arrow itself was never canceled. It ended because the producers chose to end it. There is no word yet how LoT‘s seventh season finale will be addressed, as it ended on a cliffhanger.
16:10 – Several DC Movies are changing release dates
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been pushed back to a March 17, 2023 release. while The Flash will now hit theaters on June 23, 2023. This means Michael Keaton will be seen as Batman before The Flash premieres since Batgirl will drop sometime this year. Keaton considered returning to Batman before getting approached by WB.
Note: At the time of recording, we thought the release date changes were announced in May, not March.
23:00 – The Batman 2
A sequel to The Batman has been greenlit with Matt Reeves returning to direct.
23:45 – Marvel MCU News
24:30 – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
A final Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness trailer dropped. The film has already sold $42 million in advance ticket sales. Early reviews have stated that it is still very much a Sam Raimi film. Hopefully, this still means cameos by Bruce Campbell and a 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88.
28:20 – More Spider-Man spinoffs are coming
Venom 3 with Tom Hardy and El Muerto with Bad Bunny are officially in the works. They join the untitled Kraven movie as part of Sony’s “Spider-Verse”. Hardy actually signed a three-picture deal when he made the first ...
Who is Moon Knight? Christopher Lloyd in Star Wars, Kenobi series delayed, and leaked Batman footage
It’s a big week for news as well as Disney+ subscribers as the next MCU series makes its debut in Moon Knight.
1:25 – Christopher Lloyd Cast in The Mandalorian
Veteran character actor and King Of Geek Cred Christopher Lloyd will appear in Season Three of The Mandalorian.
6:20 – Obi-Wan Kenobi delayed
Disney+ has announced a delay in the release of the latest Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, the series will debut with two episodes rather than just one.
12:45 – Joker scene from The Batman released
The Batman director Matt Reeves released a scene cut from the theatrical release that features the latest big-screen incarnation of The Joker. While The Clown Prince Of Crime does appear in the final cut, it is very brief and does not show his face. Fans have speculated that a sequel would have Batman’s most famous nemesis as the main villain. Reeves stated in a recent interview with Variety that we could see more Joker sooner rather than later. Two spinoff series have been revealed, with one focused on The Penguin and the other on Arkham Asylum and The GCPD.
9:25 – Who Is Moon Knight?
Moon Knight has often been called “Marvel’s Batman”. But unlike The Caped Crusader, he actually has had superpowers based on the rotation of Earth’s Moon.
MOON KNIGHT 101
* First appeared in Werewolf By Night as a villain but was soon turned into an anti-hero* Follower of Khonshu, the Egyptian god of The Moon* Main identity is a mercenary by the name of Marc Spector* Marc has multiple personalities which don’t all know each other* One of his regular villains is his own brother Shadow Knight
RIP William Hurt, MCU News, Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer, review of The Batman
We are back with a fun-filled news edition of Geekville Radio. A lot of Marvel and Star Wars talk before a deep dive into the latest superhero movie hit The Batman. But first, a look at the career of the late great William Hurt.
1:10 – William Hurt (1951-2022)
William Hurt passed away Sunday at the age of 71. His career spanned six decades and consisted of all kinds of genres from drama to comedy to sci-fi to action. Marvel fans of course will probably remember him most as General (later Secretary Of State) Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in five MCU films.
He also shared the screen with Emperor Palpatine himself, Ian McDiarmid, in this scene from 1983’s Gorky Park.
Recommended Viewing: Gorky Park, Altered States, Dark City, The Big Chill, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Body Heat
13:30 – Deadpool 3 has a director
Deadpool 3 will be directed by Shawn Levy. Fans want Hugh Jackman to cameo, even if it’s not as Wolverine.
16:15 – Werewolf By Night
Marvel will have a Halloween special called Werewolf By Night that will be directed by Michael Giacchino. The name Werewolf By Night may be recognized by ardent Marvel fans because that was the title in which Moon Knight debuted.
We will have a primer episode for the Moon Knight character before his Disney+ series drops at the end of this month. It is worth noting that the TV series will not have any direct connection to any current MCU continuity. It will be a completely standalone story.
Note: We do mention Stan Lee’s decision to not use the Comics Code Authority on some Marvel comics issues in our tributes to Stan from 2018.
22:00 – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness image
As if there wasn’t enough already, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has a promotional poster that hints at a ton of possibilities.