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We interviewed HERCULES himself Kevin Sorbo at Wizard World Chicago to talk about his iconic role and his controversial new movie “Let There Be Light”.

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PLUS: We reveal the #1 movie of the Summer (and it’s not what you think) and Is Marvel’s Inhumans already cancelled?

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the Highest Grossing Superhero Film of 2017

Thanks to its recent release in China, Spider-Man: Homecoming has now become the highest-grossing superhero film of 2017 so far, with an estimated $874.4 million under its belt, according to Box Office Mojo. Note that there are still two major superhero movies left in the year: Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, both of which are poised to be big box office earners, so it’s entirely possible that Homecoming will be dethroned come year’s end.

 

Of course, one of the most talked about comic book films of the year has been Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as the eponymous character. The DCEU installment surpassed all expectations to become the highest-grossing superhero origin film as well as the highest-grossing DCEU chapter domestically, while also blasting past several other milestones. Still, Spider-Man has consistently been one of the world’s most recognizable heroes and Homecoming‘s global box office performance proves just that.

 

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NEXT WEEK: It’s our New York ComicCon preview! We welcome Buffy’s own Nicholas Brendon to talk about the 20 year anniversary of the show, his favorite episodes and the new movie he’s got coming out

House of Cards actor Kevin Kilner comes to Secrets of the Sire! On the latest episode we go inside the hit Netflix show with Senator Michael Kern himself. He talks about his time on set with David Fincher and Kevin Spacey. His experience with Joss Whedon on ‘Dollhouse’ and the one movie he’s most remembered for.

PLUS: What Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s box office means for Marvel as ComicCon2017 begins!

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast with Kevin Kilner:

Michael Dolce: I would like to welcome our next guest, who’s resume is incredible. It includes Doll House, House of Cards, Quantico, starred in Home Alone 3, American Pie 2, and he was on the Cosby Show. Welcome Kevin Kilner, how are you doing?

Kevin Kilner: I’m good, Michael, how are you?

MD: Fantastic, I have got to tell you, I mentioned to my interns that you were going to be on the show today and one of the interns was like “he was in A Cinderella Story.” She was very blown away that we are having you on the show today.

KK: It’s interesting having being a dad in these movies because they stick around. I’m having all generations, all walks of life come up to me. People from sci-fi or fans of House of Cards or A Cinderella Story, it’s interesting how it turns over. I did like five or six episodes of One Tree Hill and I have mothers and daughters come up to me.

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NEXT WEEK: We get you through your post-ComicCon hangover with in-studio guest: actress and producer Jordan Gelber of Starbaby Enterprises.

Who were the big winners and losers? Get the latest buzz, the big announcements and more!

It’s Spider-Man: Homecoming review time! We give you OUR Spoiler-Free (mostly) take on the newest friendly neighborhood Spider-Movie.

PLUS: Winter in July? We break down the return of Game of Thrones with Den of Geek’s David Crow!

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast: David Crow Den of Geek:

Michael Dolce: Whats your favorite episode so far in the whole series?

David Crow: I would say season 2, which wasn’t my favorite season, but I loved black water. They did an entire episode around battle, which they have done several times since then, it did not have the budget or spectacle as the last battle. Reason why I love Black Water is the cinematic eye they had with it; they showed how each character reacted to the battle. It almost remind see of a play, in a sense there is this great violence and its showing how everyone is reacting to it in real time.

MD: A lot of people tell me season 2 wasn’t that good, but we are saying a type of pizza isn’t good, all pizza is good. Those first five episodes, not having read the books, was tough to get through. The first episode was intriguing, but then the next four were just a set up, but Season 2, I binged that in a weekend.

DC: I read the books, but only after the first season. I fell involve with the world, so by the time Season 2 came out, I was well rehearsed in it. I think they left out so much quality material in Season 2 because it was a good book. I think thats the reason why they broke the third book into Seasons 3 and 4.

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NEXT WEEK: It’s ComicCon season! And who better than ‘House of Cards’ actor Kevin Kilner to help us preview the 2017 festivities.

On the latest episode of the Secrets of the Sire podcast, we break down Spider-Man: Homecoming: the casting decisions, the Marvel fatigue, the Wonder Woman effect and more with Ultimate Spider-Man writer Brian Smith!

PLUS: Is this the beginning of the end for Robert Downey JR. as Iron Man?

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast: Kevin Veldman from Comic Noobs:

Michael Dolce: Brian, you write Spider-Man comics, what is your take on the whole conversation we’re having here?

Brian Smith: First of all, I would like to thank you guys for having me on the show, its great to be here. All the stuff you guys were talking about, I could tell you guys are really passionate, but I had to have one finger in my ear the whole time.

MD: That makes sense, I like to go in fresh as well. The little casting decisions, like finding out the name of a character and you’re just like “Really, why would you do that?”

BS: I did not know that the best friends name was Ned Lead. I don’t know why they did that.

MD: Right? Like out of all the things they could have done. Little things like that just doesn’t smell right. Welcome to show, you write the all ages Ultimate Spider-Man comics, how excited are you for this movie? From an inside point of view how much is this movie going to mirror the stuff you write about?

BS: I was actually an editor at Marvel during the first Spider-Man movie. I actually worked on the film adaptation to the comic. I remember how excited we were at that point to go to the theater and see the first Spider-Man movie. The amount of versions we have of Spider-Man, if your a Spider-Man fan, its a good time to be alive. Its pretty amazing to see.

MD: Whats your favorite incarnation of Spider-Man?

BS: I tend to go back to the old stuff. I like the first 20 issues of the Amazing Spider-Man. I’m also a huge fan of John Romita Jr. In fact when I was in high school, I got to meet him in a convention and those were the only comics I brought to the show. I was also lucky enough to work on the first Spiderman stuff at Marvel, when I was up there, to see the whole rebirth of Peter Parker.

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NEXT WEEK: The reviews are in! Will Spider-Man: Homecoming be another hit for the MCU or is there Spidey fatigue kicking in? We give you OUR take on the newest friendly neighborhood web slinger.

PLUS: Winter in July? We break down the return of Game of Thrones!

With Wonder Woman‘s overwhelming success and moderate buzz for Spider-Man: Homecoming are fans over the MCU? Or will Avengers: Infinity War tip the scales back next year?

PLUS: We welcome the Comic Noobs podcast on to talk..what else? COMICS!

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast: Kevin Veldman from Comic Noobs:

Michael Dolce: Whats your take on the DC Film U? To me DC is this train wreck that we have to watch, but all of the sudden it went from “we can’t make good movies” to “I’m more excited to see the future DC films than I am the MCU.”

Kevin Veldman: I was a fan of Man of Steel, it wasn’t perfect and had a lot of pacing issues. I did not like Batman vs Superman, it had a ton of issues, but I did feel a lot of those issues were do to studio interference. I’ve been pretty confident in the movies going forward. I don’t know what happened with Suicide Squad, I was super hyped for that one.

MD: Yeah, it just wasn’t very good.

K: I had fun watching it, but I did not like it. Wonder Woman, I have to be honest, I haven’t seen it. I have a toddler at home, so it is very hard to go to the movies.

MD: That is no excuse. I have a 16 month at home. So you haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet?

K: You can blame it on my son.

MD- That is perfectly fair.

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I host a Comedy podcast where we recap the most important, most fun, and most iconic comic book stories every week.

WHAT DO YOU GOT GOING ON THESE DAYS? (Shameless Plug Time)

We’ve launched a new segment on our show called SuperRealityTV, where we put various comic book characters into shows like Big Brother, The Bachelor and Survivor and try to figure out who wins. It’s a hilarious and a ton of fun. We’ve got something special planned for our 100th episode comic up soon! I can’t tell you what yet though. We’ll be launching a bonus series called COMICS IN SPACE where we’re going to be talking about some epic Green Lantern comics and Marvel’s cosmic stories that are amazing but not nearly as well-known as their superheroes (featuring your favorite guardians of the galaxy!).

GOT A HOT TAKE? (Tell us the burning issues you’re dying to talk about)

Oh man I’m terrible at this kind of stuff. All my hot takes are so geeky it’s embarrassing. So a new Spider-Man movie comes out this weekend and you know how nerds like to get into pointless debates on this stuff. My most controversial position is that Spider-Man’s greatest enemy is…. Mary Jane Watson. Think about it! She’s awful!

Additionally people love to talk about superhero movie fatigue. Given the success of Guardians of the Galaxy (and Star Wars!) I could see a shift coming soon where Marvel Cosmic and the Green Lantern Corps could become the blockbuster stars of the next era of comic book movies!

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NEXT WEEK: Spider-Man: Homecoming is receiving positive reviews and could win the summer for the House of Ideas. We welcome Ultimate Spider-Man writer Brian Smith on to discuss the film’s chances of bringing back the buzz to the MCU.

We had a tremendous pot luck shuffle of a show last night. We talked Wonder Woman and her impact on the DC Film Universe, Spider-Man Homecoming and the not so brilliant move to keep the Venom movie OUTSIDE the MCU. And we mentioned briefly the passing of Adam West.

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-50:50: We compare Wonder Woman and the Captain America film franchises: Did Wonder Woman rip-off the MCU or is it simply the setting that reminds me people of each film?

-46:18: Critical Success for Wonder Woman: This is clearly the first win for DCU but Mike and Hassan have differing opinions on whether this was the first.

-39:58: Wonder Woman’s impact on DC Universe and Justice League: How this beat out Man Of Steel, BvS, and Suicide Squad. PLUS: The big debate on why Wonder Woman succeeded versus why Suicide Squad didn’t quite succeed

-27:27: Interview with Tom Ossa from WRCR radio. His take on the conversation of the day.

-11:25: Spider-man Solo Trilogy Confirmed by Tom Holland and why Venom is already failing by not partaking in the MCU.

-7:59: We go spinning the racks to bring you the most fantastical pop news out there including Gene Simmons, BumbleBee Transformers spinoff and more

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On the latest episode of Secrets of the Sire – Summer Comic Book Movie Season is upon us, including heavyweights Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Wonder Woman and more! Which summer flicks “Pop Our Corn” and which one belongs in the “DVD Bargain Bin?” We rank’em with Newsarama ‘s Chris Arrant!

PLUS: The one factor Deadpool 2 and Guardians 2 shares that could sink both franchises!

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WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)
I am the editor of Newsarama.com, the longest running comic book news website going. For the past 13 years here and for other venues such as Publishers Weekly, Life, USA Today, Marvel Comics, and others, I have written about the comics medium as well as its major concepts spreading out into movies, television, video games, and elsewhere.

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Just here to promote Newsarama.com and my twitter, @ChrisArrant.

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I’m free to talk anything about comic books, comic books being adapted to film (such as the Marvel and DC movies), or any general “geek” things.

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NEXT WEEK:The reviews are in as Guardians 2 kicks off the Summer Movie Madness. But will it live up to the original or is it destined to suffer from sequel fatigue! We go full Guardians 2 next week

So you know when you watch a movie trailer and it’s like “Awesome! Spidey and Iron Man are holding a boat together that must be the climactic action sequence,” or “Wow! Batman cracked a joke! This movie must be super funny!”

But then you watch the movie and you’re like wait a minute…that trailer lied to me (I’m looking at you Suicide Squad)!

On this week’s episode of Secrets of the Sire we play ‘Truth or Trash’ with the Justice League and Spider-Man: Homecoming trailers. Hassan and host Mike Dolce break down the key moments of each trailer and predict what scenes will actually ring true when the movie hits the big screen.

PLUS: Ghost in the Shell hits theaters this weekend – does anyone care?

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome comedian and actor Alex Berg on from the Funny or Die parody ‘Gay of Thrones’ to talk about the return of your favorite fantasy action sexual thriller. And we’ll talk about the new Game of Thrones trailers while we’re at it.

This week we ask the question: LEGO Batman vs the DC Movie Universe…who got it right? Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez joins us to dish on this and more!

PLUS: Ben Affleck…Batman No More? What this means for the DCU going forward if its true.

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Jeff Gomez is an expert at transmedia storytelling, incubating new entertainment properties, strategic planning and production for cross-platform implementation.

As CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, an animation and live-action feature film production company and leading creator of highly successful fictional worlds, Jeff transforms intellectual properties into highly successful transmedia franchises. He also extends niche properties such as toys, animation or videogame titles across multiple platforms, evolving them into high quality persistent narratives, which in turn generate multiple revenue streams for his clients.

Jeff has worked on such blockbuster universes as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Persia and Tron, Microsoft’s Halo, James Cameron’s Avatar, Hasbro’s Transformers, Mattel’s Hot Wheels and Coca-Cola’s Happiness Factory.

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome DC writer Justin Grey. He’s got a new Kickstarter campaign running that he is thrilled to talk about. PLUS: How he stalked Joe Quesada into giving him his first break in comics.

This week on Secrets of the Sire we go full anime when we welcome Sailor Moon Crystal ADR writer Deborah Crane to dish on writing for the popular cartoon series as well as other Animes. Plus, she’ll edumacate host Michael Dolce on all things manga and anime I should be checking out

PLUS: We’ll break down the controversial Mary Jane casting in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Is Disney pulling the strings creatively now?

To read more about the topic before Wednesday night’s show you can check out two articles I wrote for Inquisitr on the topics:

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Did Disney Pull Strings To Cast Zendaya As Mary Jane?

So unless you’ve been living under a rock (or just don’t care about superhero movies) you know there was a major announcement surrounding the Disney actress Zendaya and next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming film.

http://www.inquisitr.com/3445967/spider-man-homecoming-did-disney-pull-strings-to-cast-zendaya-as-mary-jane/

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