Geek Columnist, DJ, Actor, And All-Around Jackass of All Trades Mario-Francisco Robles Talks Movies, TV, and Life. Sometimes He Brings On An Epic Friend or Two.
"WB's Rough Week: Ray Fisher and Chris Terrio Tell All, and There Are Some Numbers For The Snyder Cut!"
The Hollywood Reporter and Vanity Fair each published revealing tell-alls this week, exposing details and insights about the behind the scenes drama with Zack Snyder's DCEU films. One tells the story of Ray Fisher, who finally opens up what exactly his crusade against Joss Whedon, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, and now Walter Hamada is all about. The other is a candid interview with a fiery Chris Terrio, the screenwriter behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (a title he hates as much as I did, apparently) and Zack Snyder's Justice League.
The Fanboy Podcast host Mario-Francisco Robles takes a fine comb through both interviews, analyzing and offering his take on what the Cyborg actor and screenwriter had to say.
Before delving into that, he also offers up his thoughts on the early numbers that have come in for the Snyder Cut, and what kind of Snyderverse- if any- can live on if these numbers are to be trusted.
"Zack Snyder Was Once DC's Kevin Feige, And Now They're Afraid of Singular Visions"
On this week's The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles analyzes DC's move away from "singular voices." He digs into the history of how Zack Snyder was once given free reign, and the keys to the kingdom, and how that seemingly backfired.
But MFR also points out that the two sides never seemed to be on the same page about what Batman v Superman was supposed to set up. Snyder was looking to continue a self-contained 5 part story, while the studio wanted a sprawling, interconnected universe.
From James Wan almost exiting Aquaman in 2016, to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson not fully embracing his Black Adam movie until the Snyder regime was over, there's lots to look at when breaking down how we ended up in a DC Universe that is terrified of one singular voice calling the shots.
Along the way, he shares what he thinks the best prospects for the #RestoreTheSnyderVerse camp are, because there's definitely still hope, and ends with some of the latest updates about what's to come in DC's cinematic future (They nixed New Gods and The Trench?!), and why we shouldn't be so scared because we're actually about to get a true filmmaker-driven universe for our beloved characters to play in.
"The Snyder Cut Is Finally Out: Now What? Discussing The Uncertain Future of The Snyderverse w/ ScreenRant's Stephen Colbert!"
Zack Snyder's Justice League arrived last week, and now that MFR has weighed in on the film, he's asked ScreenRant's Stephen Colbert to come on and discuss what comes next. They break down Ann Sarnoff's recent comments to Variety, and sound off on the latest version of the Snyder Cut campaign: The "#RestoreTheSnyderVerse" hashtag.
"Zack Snyder's Justice League: My Reaction To The Film, How We Got Here, and A Great Chat With Seth Travis!"
This week's show is all about Zack Snyder's Justice League. Things open with non-spoiler thoughts, followed by a chat with Superman/Zack Snyder super-fan Seth Travis about the film, and then a spoilerific breakdown from MFR on the backend of the episode.
Superman-On-Film Audio Commentary: "Justice League (2017)"
"You’re about to listen to the Superman-On-Film audio commentary for Justice League- the 2017 version. You know the one. The Justice League that Warner Bros brought Joss Whedon in to rewrite and reshoot at the last second. The Justice League whose validity is about to be questioned when Zack Snyder’s Justice League arrives on HBO Max on March 18.
This is Mario-Francisco Robles, host of The Fanboy Podcast and Founder of Superman on Film, and joining me on commentary for this will be Brett Miro- my old cohost from The Revengers Podcast."
And remember, www.Superman-on-Film.com, a place for news, reviews, and analysis for all things the Man of Steel, will be ready to go by April 18.
Zack Snyder's Justice League will begin streaming March 18 on HBO Max, but you can also currently find this version of the film on the service.
"Tom, Jerry, and Zack Snyder's Justice League? Batfleck's Departure Led To DC's Multiverse, Bloggers Didn't Cause This, and Superman and Lois Still Rules"
With Zack Snyder's Justice League almost upon us, of course there are a few more wild stories related to the most controversial blockbuster of all time.
Joe Manganiello's recent comments about abandoned plans for his Deathstroke- and the revelation of how Ben Affleck wanted to approach their onscreen rivalry- send MFR down a rabbit hole, discussing how Affleck's decision to abandon that project led to the creation of the multiverse that DC Films is about to head into.
Along the way, he discusses his hopes for what should happen after the Snyder Cut premieres on March 18- and part of that is putting to bed a false narrative that bloggers and critics are why everything got derailed with the original DCEU.
He concludes with some more raves for The CW's Superman and Lois, and an announcement about how his plans for a new Superman-centric fan site.
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Brutal honesty about bloggers and fans
Episode #96 was the best one yet because Mario put into words exactly what I been thinking for a long time now. Bloggers and fans are making it so unbearable to be a fan of film and shows lately. It’s always something never happy at a time when we never been more fortunate. A kid me from 91 could only dream of what we have now especially with comic films. But no all we do is complain and make demands as if we are owed anything. Keep up great work Mario.
Been listening to Mario for around a year now and it’s always an entertaining and informative listen. He gives an honest opinion without trolling one side or the other which is refreshing compared to others out there. Will also throw in some nuggets of info that you haven’t heard anywhere else. Keep doing you Mario!