SoS Ep 107: The Inside Scoop On The Wizard World/SONY Partnership, Black Panther & More

We had a JAM-PACKED show this past week. Black Panther’s set to break big! The Zack Snyder conspiracy theorists rise! Wizard World/SONY Partnership with the head of PR Jerry Milani to tell us all about it! And it all goes down with Bevin from the Adultish #podcast in studio!

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Segment 1
Michael, Hassan, and Bevin (Victoria) discuss the ever-growing hype surrounding Black Panther as it approaches its release. They make their claims as to why Black Panther is not a diversity movie. They then delve into the effect social media has had on socioeconomic climate in the movie industry.

Victoria: “Will Black Panther suffer a similar fate as Wonder Woman did in regards to being a revolutionary movie and critics going easier on it in their reviews?”

Michael on whether Black Panther is a diversity movie: “Black Panther is not a diversity movie… It is an African centric movie that doesn’t just pluck people from different backgrounds.”

Hassan on social media’s use by the younger generation: “Social media has been weaponized by the younger generation.”

Segment 2
They continue down the Black Panther rabbit hole with their comparison to the Wonder Woman movie along with a breakdown of the Wonder Woman character in the film. They then jump into the Justice League conspiracy theory surrounding Zack Snyder’s departure from directing the film.

Hassan on Wonder Woman not being too perfect a character: “She (Wonder Woman) avoids being a Mary Sue character because she is wrong throughout the movie.”


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Segment 3
Michael, Hassan, and Bevin talk about the Wizard World partnership with Sony with the head of Wizard World PR Jerry Millani. They talk how the deal got done. The idea behind the partnership, and the relationship with independent artists once the merger is official.

Jerry on how independent artists can get involved: “There aren’t these parameters… It potentially could be for anyone now.”

Segment 4
Then, Michael, Hassan, and Victoria (Bevin) wrap the show with another edition of Spin the Racks. They discuss the news surrounding Walking Dead comic book news and their sales battle with Marvel comics. The battle between Comcast and Disney to buy Fox.

Michael on the dispute of the sales statistics disputes in the Walking Dead comics sales news: “Statistics are funny right? You can work them anyway.”

Michael on the snag of the Fox Disney deal: “Don’t take the merger away! I want a good Fantastic Four movie.”


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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Black Panther stuntman Ricky Barksdale Jr. on as we give you OUR review of the biggest movie of the year so far!

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