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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

Our Justice League re-shoots discussion turned into a full-on debate: are you Pro or Anti Joss Whedon? Can he save the movie that’s reportedly “Unwatchable” in its current state? Or is he overrated as a writer and director?

PLUS: Is Defenders Marvel’s swan song from Netflix with the new Disney streaming service announced?

Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast via: http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/early-cut-justice-league-deemed-unwatchable-substantial-changes-made/#gallery-8

 

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Poor Justice League. No matter how much good Warner Bros. does, the upcoming pic just can’t catch a break. Even after the smashing success of Wonder Woman, and a thrilling Comic-Con trailer for Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon’s team-up film that was very promising, negative buzz continues to surround it. That doesn’t change today, either, with a follow-up report coming in that expands a bit on what we heard last night.

To recap, yesterday we learned that Warner Bros. was apparently unhappy with a few things in Justice League. Namely, the tone – which they felt was too dark – and the portrayal of Cyborg. Now, Batman-On-Film has added onto that, telling us that the situation is much worse than it appears. Here’s what they had to say:

These reshoots – which are still taking place – are not standard pick-ups/additional photography. Why? Apparently, an early cut of the film was deemed “unwatchable.” Thus, substantial changes to the film were ordered.

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NEXT WEEK: Secrets of the Sire welcomes special guest Barry Josephson, executive producer of new reboot of The Tick – coming to Amazon Prime this weekend! Will this be the version that finally puts the Tick in the mainstream?

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.

With a win for Wonder Woman under DC’s belt, we break down her impact on the new Justice League movie re-shoots and the entire film U going forward.

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PLUS: We’ve got Spider-Man and Venom film news that will make your skin crawl!

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast: Is the Wonder Woman movie a Captain America movie clone?

Michael Dolce: Alright what do we want to talk about, do we want to talk about the Wonder Woman Captain America thing? Lot of people are saying that Wonder Woman is the exact copy of Captain America.

Hassan Godwin: In context of this conversation a lot of people are saying, that Wonder Woman is the female connotation of Captain America.

M- Alright this is what wanna know Star Wars unleashed “it is not a direct copy if she didn’t have super powers from the military.” I think people are just saying they basically took the structure of Captain America to turn it into Wonder woman. Well they specifically changed the war so that it wouldn’t copy Captain America.

H- I think what does it for everybody is the shield. Wonder Woman is shamelessly stealing the shield.

M- Is it really just the shield? Its a period piece taken during war, she’s bringing peace and hope to those that lost it. and that was the same thing as Captain america

H- Her idea was to bring hope however, she got the dose of reality and realized she couldn’t bring hope to the hopeless. Whereas Captain America just wanted to fight and wound up bringing hope to the hopeless. One actually brought hope, the other didn’t but both went against their intentions.

M- True, “Star Wars Unleashed” chimed in and said “Wonder Woman shouldn’t really have a shield she has bracelets.”

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ABOUT OUR GUEST: Tom Ossa

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I’ve done radio and also did a few shows with a colleague from WRCR radio, called the Rockland Riff

NEXT WEEK: It’s That 80’s Show! With the last Transformers flick hitting theaters we break down our favorite toy to movie franchises and relive the decade most (but not me) consider to be the best ever.

PLUS: The voice of courage the cowardly dog Marty Grabstein chimes in on the 80s and the art of voice acting

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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Everclear lead singer Art Alexakis talks about his favorite Comic Book Movies, the 20th anniversary of “So Much For The Afterglow” and more!

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PLUS: Wonder Woman results are in! Has DC finally landed on money island? We bring you our spoiler-filled review of the most talked about movie of the summer

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Arthur Paul “Art” Alexakis is an American musician best known as the singer, composer, and guitarist of the rock band Everclear. He has been a member of several notable bands, in addition to his own work as a songwriter for other artists. Alexakis founded several record labels throughout his career, and worked as an A&R representative for major record labels, between and during his own musical projects. Later he became a political activist, and lobbied for special concerns which included drug awareness policies, and support of the families of the military

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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of “So Much For The Afterglow” on tour now

NEXT WEEK: With a win for Wonder Woman under their belt and Joss Whedon now at the helm, we break down the future of Justice League and the DC Universe.

It’s Ladies night! Women’s business coach Sarah Walton joins us to break down the cultural impact behind DC’s Wonder Woman. With positive reviews hitting the ‘net will this be DC’s first and most important victory at the box office?

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PLUS: Star Trek contributes to genocide…according to the trolls.

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ABOUT OUR GUEST: Sarah Walton

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Brief bio, credits and how you like to be referred to on air. Think Twitter Bio)

I’m a business mentor for women, specifically those in corporate who want to climb higher, those who’ve chosen to stay home and now want to start something, or entrepreneurs who are looking to take it to the next level. I’m also an author and speaker.

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I’m launching a course about women and money and I’m speaking all over the nation. I’m also running masterminds for small groups of women over the summer to stay focused and disciplined while finding time to enjoy the summer months. Perfect for Wonder Woman, no? 😉

GOT AN OPINION? (We dig hot button issues in the industry and would be happy to hear your take)

Yep. It’s time for women to start kicking butts and taking names when it comes to money. We now we get paid about .77 cents on the dollar, so until the rest of the world catches up, it’s on us to make sure we remove that gap. We’re seeing a colossal collapse of faith in institutions right now, and that means that communities are turning more and more to women. We have to stop pretending like we “don’t get” money or acting like it’s OK and playing nice when we need to be standing up for each other and ourselves. (It’s much more fun to talk about with me in person, I promise!)


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NEXT WEEK: The results are in! Has DC finally landed on money island? We bring you our spoiler-filled review of #WonderWoman!

PLUS: We welcome Everclear’s lead singer Art Alexis on to talk about his favorite Comic Book Movies, the 20th anniversary of Sparkle and Fade and more!

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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ABOUT OUR GUEST: Chris Arrant

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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Twitter: @ChrisArrant

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