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What a wacky movie world we live in! MIB 23, the rumored Men In Black, 21 Jump Street crossover, as reported by Comic Book Dot Com, is official! WTF??

“Little information has been made available yet, although it’s assumed that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will return to reprise their roles from 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Whether the Men in Black will be recast or whether they’ll bring back actors from previous films is, at this point, anybody’s guess. At least one report has said that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are definitely not coming back, although whether they’ll be replaced altogether or whether Sony will make a run at Josh Brolin to reprise his role as a younger Jones isn’t known.”

Yeah, it’s one thing to have something like say Civil War crossing their characters but has every studio gone mad??

Civil War Captain America

Image via Screen Rant

 

Sigh…is this even more ramifications from DC’s movie strategy that includes Batman V Superman, Justice League and Suicide Squad? Or is this something cool?

We welcome our Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez to help break down this craziness and give us insight into the new Avatar and Civil War films as well. PLUS: we continue our DC movie debate!

Suicide Squad Movie

Catch up on previous shows like last week’s hot discussion of Batman V Superman and the future of the DC Movie Universe. Simply click here to download our podcast on iTunes!

After the poor reception from critics and fans alike for Batman v Superman do you have any faith left in the DC Movie Universe? That simple question launched a heated debate from both sides of the coin!

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Batman v Superman kicked off the summer movie blockbuster countdown. With Civil War on tap and X-Men: Apocalypse on deck we breakdown the summer films were dying to see!

Civil War Captain America

Image via Screen Rant

Here’s a breakdown on what’s to come this summer in the Pop Culture realm:

  • Criminal – Friday, April 15
  • The Huntsman Winter’s War – Friday, April 22
  • Captain America: Civil War – Friday, May 6
  • The Angry Birds Movie – Friday, May 20
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass Friday, May 27
  • X-Men: Apocalypse – Friday, May 27
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Friday, June 3
  • Finding Dory – Friday, June 17
  • Independence Day: Resurgence – Friday, June 24
  • The Legend of Tarzan – Friday, July 1
  • The Secret Life of Pets – Friday, July 8
  • Ghostbusters – Friday, July 15
  • Star Trek Beyond – Friday, July 22
  • Untitled Next Bourne Chapter – Friday, July 29
  • Suicide Squad – Friday, August 5

Suicide Squad Movie

Catch up on previous shows like last week’s hot discussion of movie trailers (like Batman v Superman) giving away too much of the movie! Simply click here to download our podcast on iTunes!

Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books – the source material for these films?

Batman v Superman: Box Office Equals Comic Book Fans?

Plus, we announce the winner of the Comic Book Movie Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four!

Click here to listen to Secrets of the Sire: Episode Eleven

Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. And while fan and critic reaction was divided to say the least (see my article on Inquisitr for more on that), one thing is for certain: the comic book movie train continues to roll on!

But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books – the source material for these films?

Batman v Superman: Box Office Equals Comic Book Fans?

My take (and the take of the local retailer) by me is no. I am a vendor at about 5-7 conventions a year across the country (catch me in NJ, NY, CA and more this year alone). And while these pop culture gatherings have grown tremendously, I can’t say the retail side of things has seen any bump. In fact, I sell more sketches and custom prints than books these days. And that really defeats the purpose doesn’t it?

Tune in this Friday as we ask the curator of Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics himself, Larry Doherty, that very question and more. Plus, we give you OUR take on BvS and we wrap up our March Madness Franchise Final Four with the X-Men franchise this Friday 11am ET on TalkingAlternative.com

Be sure to vote in the poll above!

And catch up on previous shows like last week’s hot discussion of movie trailers (like Batman v Superman) giving away too much of the movie! Simply click here to download our podcast on iTunes!

We talk ‪#‎BatmanVSuperman‬ with the gang from @BadCoyoteFunky and the dreaded trend of movie trailers giving away the whole dang movie!

Batman V Superman: Movie Trailer

Plus, we announce the winner of the Superman Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four. next up? Vote in our X-Men Bracket as we countdown to our final four!

Click here to listen to Secrets of the Sire: Episode Ten

Man that Batman V Superman was great wasn’t it? Between Wonder Woman’s surprise appearance and Doomsday catapulting out of a giant meteor thanks to Lex Luthor manipulating our heroes into that massive slugfest, this movie had it all!

What’s that? Shouldn’t I have labeled this post SPOILERS? Well, sure I would have…had the trailer for the film not already spoiled the movie for everyone already.

So, no, I haven’t actually SEEN Dawn of Justice yet, so I’m not 100% sure how everything goes down. But I’ve also seen enough thanks to the trailer and my knowledge of comic books to put the pieces together. Sure, there are probably more spoilers and cameos we haven’t heard of yet, but I gotta say, this disturbing trend of giving away all the twists and turns in the trailer has got to end.

Batman V Superman: Movie Trailer

It wasn’t long ago that Amazing Spider-Man 2 revealed Harry’s role as Green Goblin a good month before the film hit. And the big reveal that John Connor was the villain in Terminator: Genysis even took the director, Alan Taylor, himself by surprise. Or Chris Pratt driving alongside velociraptors en route to a massive Jurassic Park opening.

Maybe I’m wrong. According to an article featured on Entertainment Weekly last year, market research actually seems to argue the MORE we know, the more likely we are to see the film. But I have a feeling those stats are related to more obscure flicks and not FREAKING BATMAN VS SUPERMAN!!! That alone should be all you need to want to see this movie. (Same applies to Terminator too which would explain the sorry box office results I’d wager)

In this age of giving away the whole movie, all I can say is…Thank God for J.J. Abrams.

What do you think? Join the conversation this Friday at 11am ET on Secrets of the Sire via TalkingAlternative.com. Follow us on Periscope & YouNow LIVE @Michael_Dolce or you can reach us the old fashioned way

Plus, we announce the winner of the Superman Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four. Haven’t voted yet? No problem! Do it below! Decide which Superman movie advances to the next round in our #comicbookmovie Franchise Final Four Bracket!

And catch up on previous shows like our breakdown with Transmedia guru last episode! Simply click here to download our podcast on iTunes!

And lastly catch me with the gang from @BadCoyoteFunky Thursday at 9:30p.m. ET for a special crossover event! We chat Dark Knight Returns and Batman vs Superman on http://twitch.tv/badcoyotefunky

Spider-Man has arrived! …in the Marvel Universe that is. So what better way to break down the deal than with Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez of Starlight Runner Entertainment? He chats Spider-Man in the Civil War trailer, his work on the Amazing Spider-Man and Men In Black films and the concept of shared universes in TV and film in use today.

Spider-Man In The Marvel Universe

Plus, we announce the winner of the Spider-Man Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four.

Next up? Superman. Vote below and decide which Superman flick is the best of the bunch — just in time for the release of Superman V Batman!

Click here to listen to Secrets of the Sire: Episode Nine

By now, all us fanboys have experienced the giggle inducing cameo that was Spider-Man in the Civil War trailer (and if you haven’t you really picked the wrong blog to read).

And despite several nit-picky comments concerning his costume (too shiny! too traditional! what’s up with those armbands?) the one emotion Spider-Man’s appearance does evoke is hope. Hope that the Marvel Universe will one day merge completely. That we’ll see Wolverine pop his claws against the Hulk whose busy getting clobbered by the Thing. That Johnny Storm and Peter Parker and Kitty Pryde will all be attending the same high school eventually.

But most of all, it elicits hope that a true Spider-Man adaption will come to fruition. Sure, we’ve had Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 from Sam Raimi, which right now are the best big screen experiences the Wall-Crawler has seen to date (with me counting Spider-Man 2 as my personal fav). But were they perfect? Far from it. Marc Webb’s reboot attempt? Not even close, but again, even those had elements Spidey fans should be proud of.

No, the one true Spider-Man adaption may be coming in the form of newcomer Tom Holland. And it’s all thanks to a monumental deal that merged the Sonyverse with the Marvelverse.

Spider-Man In The Civil War Trailer

So what better way to break down that deal than with Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez of Starlight Runner Entertainment? He’ll chat Spider-Man in the Civil War trailer and talk about the concept of shared universes in TV and film in use today.

With Spider-Man appearing in the new Captain America film, Superman v Batman coming up, Johnny Depp signing on as the Invisible Man, Netflix prepping Luke Cage, Flash crossing over to Supergirl, but Agent Carter failing, the world has gone Transmedia. But BIG MISTAKES are being made! What are the criteria for a successful shared universe? Why are some studios excelling but others falling flat?

Catch Secrets of the Sire exclusively on TalkingAlternative.com this Friday at 11am ET.

Plus, we announce the winner of the Spider-Man Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four. Haven’t voted yet? No problem! Do it below! Decide which Spider-Man movie advances to the next round in our #comicbookmovie Franchise Final Four Bracket!

And catch up on previous shows like our breakdown of Christopher Nolan and Tim Burton last episode! Simply click here to download our podcast on iTunes!

And if you STILL haven’t seen the trailer, we here at Secrets of the Sire have been kind enough to embed that sucker below – enjoy!

We welcome Zenescope’s Ralph Tedesco as he gives us the inside scoop on what it takes to bring a comic book creation to the big (and small) screen. Plus we debate which Batman director performed best under pressure: Christopher Nolan or Tim Burton as we reveal the winner of the Batman bracket in our March Madness Comic Book Movie Franchise Final Four!

Comic Book Movie March Madness

Vote Now in our Spider-Man bracket and tune in this Friday at 11am as we welcome Transmedia specialist Jeff Gomez as he explains Shared Universes and which studios are pulling it off right!

Click here to listen to Secrets of the Sire: Episode Eight