Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle look at all of the new content coming out of DC Comics online fan event – FanDome. The company released a lot of new trailers for upcoming films, including The Batman, The Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman 84. They share their thoughts on it all.
Also, Joel’s pug Jolene finally figured out how to lie down on command and he shares a delightful YouTube channel with Lars.
This week’s music:
Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
End – “Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) for 8 Cellos” by Samara Ginsberg
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Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre are continuing their quest to watch maligned movies in hopes of finding a silver lining.
For the month of July, they are watching superhero movies.
1997 was an odd year for comic book movies. In addition to Batman & Robin (which we revisited to start the month), ’97 gave us Steel, a film starring Shaquille O’Neal as John Henry Irons, a man who builds himself a metal suit to fight crime with the help of his disabled partner Sparks.
Joel and Andy revisit the film to find its silver lining.
Comic book legend Dennis O’Neil passed away at the age of 81. O’Neil was a writer for both Marvel and DC Comics from the 1960s through the 1990s. He created Ra’s and Talia al Ghul and, as DC’s Batman editor, oversaw the Knightfall storyline that introduced the world to Bane.
In 2012, Joel Murphy interviewed O’Neil for an article about Bane to introduce causal fans to the character before the release of Christopher Nolan’s film The Dark Knight Rises. Most of the interview, unfortunately, ended up on the cutting room floor and has never been heard before. But today, to honor the man and his amazing legacy, Murphy is releasing the full, unedited 40-minute interview for the first time.
Todd Phillips’ Joker film (and the bizarre press tour leading up to the premiere) has been a frequent topic of discussion on Hobo Radio. Now that the movie is finally out in the world, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle share their thoughts on Joker in what will (hopefully) be the last time they discuss it on the show.
Did they enjoy the film? How did it rank among other DC Comic films? Is there any way it might tie into a larger cinematic universe? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.