Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle talk about Tom Cruise shouting at the crew on the set of his new Mission: Impossible film after he spotted two people standing too close together (breaking Covid protocols). They also try to figure out if David Tennant’s Doctor was actually a jerk and Joel gets frustrated with people who thought the plot of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet was too difficult to follow.
This week’s music:
Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
End – “Christmas is Cancelled” by The Royds
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Warner Bros. announced recently that all of the films they release in 2021 will be simultaneously available in theaters and on HBO Max. The news sent shockwaves through the film industry and prompted Christopher Nolan to speak out against the studio he has been partnered with for almost two decades.
Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle discuss Warner Bros. decision, Nolan’s reaction and what it may mean for the future of movie theaters.
Dennis O’Neil is a legendary figure in the comic book career. He was a writer and editor who worked for both Marvel and DC comics over the course of his impressive 30 year career. As the editor of DC Comics Batman titles in the 90s, O’Neil was the driving force behind the memorable Knightfall storyline, which saw the new villain Bane “breaking” the Batman, leaving him paralyzed and unable to continue fighting crime. This story became one of the key inspirations for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
In anticipation of the release of that film last July, Joel Murphy interviewed O’Neil for a story he was doing about the creation of Bane. They ended up talking in-depth about O’Neil’s career, though sadly most of the content of the interview never made it into the finished article. So, with the Internet abuzz with talk of Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman, Joel thought it was a good time to release this interview in its entirety for the first time ever. If you are a fan of comics, you will definitely want to listen to this.