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SH136: Our DCEU – Shazam!

SH136: Our DCEU – Shazam!
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Our DCEU continues with our vision of a Shazam! movie. So far we’ve re-written Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. Then Our DCEU diverged from the real one with our Justice League Dark movie. This week, we continue the path we’ve created by introducing Shazam.

Plus, we talk about news with a heavy focus on the Netflix Marvel series cancellations of Iron Fist and Luke Cage along with what that might mean for Daredevil and the rest of the shows. We also talked about the delay of Wonder Woman 1984.

Are you enjoying Our DCEU? Where do you want to see our film universe go? Did you have different ideas for Shazam film? We want to know! Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

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SH136: Our DCEU – Shazam!

SH121: Luke Cage Season 2 Review

Power is restored, so we’re back to talk more about the latest TV and movie news, plus our thoughts on Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2! We kick things off with our news segment covering the release of the International Supergirl Movie Cut, Top Gun 2 casting, Michael Douglas wanting to have his own Ant-Man movie, IT 2 entering filming, and Halo finally coming to TV. Then we switch gears to our main event, Luke Cage Season 2!

What did you think of Luke Cage Season 2? How did it live up to the first season? What about the other Marvel\Netflix shows? We want to know!

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

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SH S4E21: Screen Heroes Awards

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Screen Heroes Awards! We sent out 30 categories across movies, TV, and video games! Then we had you, the listener vote. Now, we’ll see who won each category and which voting viewers will take home a prize in our contest!

What do you think of our Screen Heroes Awards winners and losers? Did you like our show?

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SH S4E07: Marvel’s The Defenders

Marvel’s Defenders is out and has been binged! DC Comics and Warner Bros announce some movie plans, Wonder Woman reigns champion, and more on this week’s episode! We dive into the details on the latest Marvel\Netflix series, The Defenders. We talk about what we liked, what we didn’t, what we thought about Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist, plus all the villains and side characters!

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SH S4E07: Marvel’s The Defenders

SH S3E10: Defending Iron Fist

After binge watching Iron Fist over the weekend, it’s time to talk all about the latest Marvel Netflix series. Iron Fist comes in as the four series and fifth season in the Netflix side of the MCU. The show stars Finn Jones as Danny Rand and we analyze the characters, cast, and plots with tons of spoilers from beginning to end. We also talk a bit about the other shows including Daredevil. Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, plus our thoughts on the upcoming series The Defenders. So be sure to join us!

Head over to our Facebook page to let us know your thoughts on the introduction of Iron Fist in the MCU. Did you like it? Where does it stack against the other Netflix series? Let us know!

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SH S3E10: Defending Iron Fist

SH S2E16: Luke Cage Season 1 Review

This week, we sit down to talk about Season 1 of the new Netflix Original Series from Marvel, Luke Cage. The new series focuses on Harlem hero Luke Cage A.K.A. Carl Lucas, a man in hiding with special abilities. Now, as with most of our reviews, this one has spoilers. If you haven’t watched all 13 episodes, take a break, watch it, and then join us for the conversation. We’ll discuss title actor Mike Colter, his supporting cast, the plot, writing, style, music, you name it!

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Why Your Fandom Isn’t Better Than Mine (and Admittedly Vice-Versa)

Welcome to 2016. A year that feels as if it has been written by some of the greatest and most disliked fiction writers of our time.

If you haven’t been paying attention, 2016 has taken some of our most beloved media treasures from us. It has given us countless important news stories and opportunities that have been ignored by the media while they further drive their agendas on top of a division between classes and race. The year is actually giving us an election that features a billionaire evil villain against an emotionless un-convicted criminal that everybody seems to be settling with. We even have killer (maybe) clowns roaming the streets all across the country. And of course, an unlikely hero in a gorilla named Harambe who, well, really did nothing but die to earn this awkward heroic status.

When Nick Diener tweeted this is the year we desperately need Batman, he wasn’t lying:

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So, as like in every election year, 2016 presents us everything as either Side-A or Side-B, black or white, 0 or 1, gorilla or no gorilla. And if you’re getting ahead of me and starting to guess where I’m going with this article, I’m going to have to ask you to take a step back and not assume my gender… I mean direction.

My point? With all of this pick-a-side controversy, why is a community that once stood so firm together now arguing over whose fandom is better?

For me, I’ve made no secrets in my fandom choices. Although I’ll take an independent or small press comic over the big  guys any day, Batman has always been my hero of choice. Alan Moore could not, and probably still cannot, write no wrong, DC or Marvel, the book over the movie when it came to A History of Violence, and the movie over the book when it comes to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and so forth and so forth.

But before I carry on sharing my opinion, I am certain many of you reading this are ready to tell me that you disagree and more importantly the very reasons why.

But what makes my fandoms superior in my mind are the very same things that make your fandoms superior in yours. Mostly, it’s what we were raised on or maybe it was how we experienced it for the first or best time. Having a friend pop your Doctor Who cherry is amazing, no matter if it was decades ago or more recently when the ever-popular David Tennant was caught up in that wibbily-wobbly timey-wimey ball of a series.

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Most of all, our fandoms are our favorites because they are what helps us escape some realities and have allowed us to unite with others that have a deep love for something. Why do we turn to science fiction? Because even the grimmest of tales is less scary then what is really happening to the planet. Why do we continue to watch that same series over and over again? Most likely because you’re introducing it to a new friend the same way you were, or you’re sharing it over and over again with somebody important in your life.

But escaping in fandom doesn’t mean we’re running away from our problems. It doesn’t mean we’ve buried our head in the sand and pretended nothing is happening. In fact, the nerds and geeks of the world are the ones that have been saving it for generations, the ones that have given us not only all these fandoms, but all these technological channels to enjoy them. But as we try to share our enjoyment, or even sometimes our dislike, as geekdom grows so does the chance for an argument. The arguments grow louder and louder and a once united front of individuals that so often stood on the outside looking in now stand divided even though we hold the key to the entertainment universe. We quit introducing our friends to a fandom in such an intimate way and now just enjoy these things alone and share our strong willed opinions over the internet.

Let’s stop arguing about David Tennant or Matt Smith. Let’s stop arguing about DC Expanded Universe vs the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Rather, let’s rejoice in the fact that Doctor Who came back and has given us four amazing and different actors to portray the lovable Time Lord. Let’s be pleased in the fact we have comic book movies coming out every quarter, if not more frequently. Let’s not complain about race when watching an amazing series Netflix recently released.

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Who cares if you know Jessica Jones and Luke Cage eventually get to the baby making stage of the relationship or not. Let’s welcome our different opinions and new members of the nerd alliance with open arms.

More importantly, let’s enjoy those now argument free times with loved ones, whether new or old. Let’s introduce a new generation to Wolverine, even if only through Hugh Jackman’s portrayal. Let’s walk away from something and appreciate the fact it was there giving us time away from this crazy world and a short window of time shared with somebody we care about.

In fact, next time somebody speaks positively about a fandom you dislike, why don’t you enjoy the fact that there are so many geeky things out there for people to enjoy that there’s no way every individual will like every single one.

Let’s stop fighting over trivial geeky things. Besides, we have more important things to argue about…. You know, like what’s for dinner?

Why Your Fandom Isn’t Better Than Mine (and Admittedly Vice-Versa)

SH S2E14: Superhero Fall TV Prep

It’s that time of year again, time for the new TV season! With so much premiering in the months of September and October, we’ve decided just to focus on superhero themed TV series that premiere in those two months. This includes Marvel and DC related series. We’ll talk ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., FOX’s Gotham, Netflix’s Luke Cage, and The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. We’ll talk about where these shows left off last season, some expectations for this season, plus our hopes and dreams as these shows move forward, some in a positive direction and others on their way down.

Please be aware that we’ll be talking spoilers from these shows. Anything that happened prior to this season is fair game. We might talk last season’s finales, significant plot points, and where this season starts off. You have been warned.

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SH S2E10: Pitching a Marvel Netflix Series

To date, Marvel and Netflix have joined forces for two seasons of Daredevil and one season of Jessica Jones with two new shows on the way, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. So far, this relationship has worked out incredibly well with the Marvel Netflix series earning more praise and support than the major network series on ABC A.G.E.N.T.S of Shield and Agent Carter. Much like what The CW has done for DC Entertainment, Netflix has done for Marvel. In the spirit of this relationship, we sit down to pitch our own Marvel Netflix series with special guest Russ Matthews. By listening in to this episode, you’ll hear four very different TV series ideas, each one part of the MCU, but each one existing in its own way with its own characters.

So, sit back, relax, listen in, and then let us know your thoughts on our Marvel Netflix series pitches!

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Finn Jones is Iron Fist

The last Defender to be cast in the Netflix corner of the MCU is Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones.

Joining Netflix Original Series Marvel’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, Iron Fist will revolve around the titular hero, a New York native who learned the mystical powers of martial arts found in the lost city of K’un-L’un.

Jones, who plays Ser Loras Tyrell on Game of Thrones, has also been seen in British show Hollyoakes. Dexter alum Scott Buck has been opted for showrunner.

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While an Iron Fist date is still unknown, expect to see him show up in Luke Cage considering they are superhero besties. The second season of Daredevil drops March 18th, a week ahead of DC Entertainment’s and Warner Bros’ Bamtan vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones slated for later this year.

What do you think of the casting choice? Are you excited to see Iron Fist come to life as a Netflix Original Series? Comment below with your thoughts!

(image source: Entertainment Weekly)

Finn Jones is Iron Fist

Jessica Jones

jessicaAfter a seemingly endless wait, Jessica Jones is finally available on Netflix, and I couldn’t be happier.

Arguably the area in which the Daredevil excels the most is showing off the sometimes gruesome physical violence of street-level superheroics.  The fight scenes are beautifully choreographed and executed, and generally does a good job of showing the physical toll and consequences that come with Matt Murdock’s nocturnal activities.

Jessica Jones is a completely different animal, and I think is much better for it.  Granted that as I write this I’m only in the second episode of the series, but it’s already incredibly clear that Jessica Jones has in spades something that Daredevil lacked: visceral personal stakes.

With Daredevil, Matt Murdock is almost the stereotypical do-gooder: his motives are generally of the ‘save the city/innocent people’ variety.  He wants to help people.  Stop criminals.  Dismantle the criminal empire that is hurting people.  But all of those motivations are external to him.  There isn’t much in the way of personal reasons for him to do what he does, other than the concept of “doing the right thing”.

But in Jessica Jones, the stakes are nothing but personal.  Where Daredevil focused on the physical violence and costs of superheroics, Jessica Jones focuses more on the mental and emotional toll that comes with the superhero territory.

Luke Cage - Mike ColterThat’s not to say there aren’t any excellent fight scenes.  There’s a bar fight scene in episode 2, between Luke Cage (played by the amazing Mike Colter), Jessica Jones, and some unruly patrons.  I watched the fight several times to just soak in the awesomeness of it.  I absolutely love how totally and completely casual Luke Cage is during the fight.  It’s fantastic.

But the heart and core of the show is Jessica Jones battling her own inner demons, and ultimately the source of those demons.  The source of those demons, in this case, is a character known as Kilgrave.  For the first couple of episodes he appears as little more than a phantom, a hallucination of Jessica’s PTSD-laden mind.  And David Tennant, as Kilgrave, is at his absolute creepy and sinister best here.

The gradual unfolding of what was done to Jessica, what finally led her to break free from Kilgrave’s control, and her struggle to cope with all of it is an incredibly well crafted story.

I can’t wait to finish watching this season.  From what I’ve seen so far, it’s going to be an amazing ride.  My only complaint is that Netflix isn’t making these shows fast enough.

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