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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.

WHAT DO YOU GOT GOING ON THESE DAYS? (shamless plug time!)
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

On this week’s episode of Secrets of the Sire: We talk Entertainment Weekly’s #SuperHeroPowerList and how they got it all wrong!

PLUS: We welcome Walking Dead’s letterer Rus Wooton on to talk about working on the popular comic book series and the most anticipated upcoming season premiere on television! Who lives? Who dies? Find out HERE!

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NEXT WEEK: We’ll bring Rus BACK on next week to discuss all the Walking Dead stuff he WASN’T allowed to spill this week. PLUS: we gauge YOUR reaction to the brutal death. And we countdown the Top 10 most powerful deaths in comics and movies!

So Entertainment Weekly put out it’s list of “50 Most Powerful Superheroes.” And of course they got it all wrong. And they did it on purpose too.

Yes, I understand this list is meant to spur conversation. Putting Superman at the top of the list wouldn’t really spur debate  (or would it? Maybe considering how bad his films have been recently…) but did I expect any less from a magazine like Entertainment Weekly who continually pushes a PC agenda? No. So why am I up in arms? I think it’s because EW is the closest thing we have to a magazine about comics anymore. It’s filled the void once occupied by Wizard Magazine. And that’ what makes me sad.

See for yourself. Go check out the list and the criteria for their conclusion and tell me if you agree. Then tune in Wednesday 8pm ET TalkingAlternative.com for MY take on this mess.

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PLUS: We talk Walking Dead with the letterer for the comic book, Rus Wooten! Who bites the dust this weekend?

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On the latest episode of Secrets of the Sire radio show & podcast we talk Spider-Man: Homecoming and the controversial casting of Disney child star Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson. Has “race swapping” become an issue in comic book movies? Or is there a larger agenda at play that could result in the downfall of Marvel movies as we know it?

Plus: We welcome Sailor Moon Crystal ADR writer Deborah Crane to talk about the show, the business and the best Anime and Manga titles you need to consume!

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Zendaya in Spider-Man: Homecoming: Is Race The Issue Or Something Deeper?

“While Zendaya is of mixed race, it’s not far fetched that she could pull off red hair which is really the core characteristic the Mary Jane Watson character is ascribed to. In fact there are several photos of Zendaya with red hair on the internet and her appearance is pretty close to what Mary Jane would look like despite the mixed ethnicity.

No, it was an article posted on a web site called Grunge prior to the Mary Jane casting announcement that insinuated something far more sinister at foot regarding Marvel’s parent corporation in Disney.”

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Next week: Fall Preview! Who made it past Negan’s bat in Walking Dead? How’s Dr. Strange going to fare compared to other Marvel Movies? Green Arrow, Supergirl, Daredevil, Flash and more!

On the latest episode of Secrets of the Sire radio show & podcast we breakdown 5 signs of HOPE for DC following Suicide Squad.

Plus: Deadpool 2 Casting News, George Takei Controversy revisited and we welcome Vince Hernandez from ASPEN COMICS on the show to talk the Aspen Universe: Revelations and breaking into comics! All this and we OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED OUR PATREON PAGE!

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[Suicide Squad] proved a DC movie could be fun

“The marketing showed a DC movie could be fun again. Did you catch Ben Affleck smiling in the Justice League trailer? That’s a direct result of Suicide Squad.”

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Next week: We go full anime as we welcome Deborah Crane, writer on Sailor Moon to the show!

On the latest Secrets of the Sire #Podcast: We break down the aftermath of Suicide Squad’s record breaking opening. How can a movie that took in $135M still end up a flop? We discuss!

PLUS: We welcomed Bubba The Redneck Werewolf creator Mitch Hyman on the show to talk about his movie, the indie comic that inspired it and his 20 years in the business!

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On The dropoff from Friday to Saturday faced by Suicide Squad and how the reviews of the film played into it:

“The reviews are usually a barometer of a big drop next weekend. I don’t know that it’ll be as bad as Batman v Superman (which tumbled 69% after opening with $166 million in March) but it’s still not quite on par with what Marvel is doing. All their films received really high marks across the board.”

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Next week: Is “Old Man Logan” on the horizon for the final installment of Wolverine?

PLUS: We welcome Vince Hernandez from Aspen Comics to talk about all their exciting projects.

On the latest Secrets of the Sire #Podcast: The moment of truth is here for DC’s much hyped bad-guy superhero flick Suicide Squad. But with the reviews in from critics, it’s sounding more Batman V Superman than Deadpool. We discuss that and more with Human Echoes Podcast’s own Tony Southcotte!

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There’s a lot at stake for the DC movie universe when Suicide Squad debuts in theaters this Friday. And writer/director David Ayer knows it.

He told Entertainment Weekly as much when asked about the pressure he now faces, brought on by the dismal performance at both the box office and from critics of DC’s supposed tent pole superhero flick Batman V Superman.

“Two years ago ¬Suicide Squad was a tertiary [DC property]. No one knew anything about it. It was a cool little playground, and I was going to go make my movie,” David Ayer said in the interview.

That’s a very interesting statement. Let me read it again. “I was going to make my movie. Does this suggest that it isn’t his anymore?

“Now it’s like the hype bus. All of the attention has swung onto it, and it has to carry a lot more weight than it was ever intended to. I think it can sustain it. But it’s a lot of pressure. You definitely feel the pressure.”

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Next week: We analyze the fallout from Suicide Squad. Critics hated it, but what did fans think?

PLUS: Halloween comes early when we welcome Bubba The Redneck Werewolf creator Mitch Hyman on to discuss his new film!

With Civil War less than a week away we pose the question: Is it fair to compare The DC movie universe to the Marvel movie universe? Granted, Batman V Superman was a critical and fan disappointment for the most part, but it did accelerate the process.

Is DC as far away from competing with Marvel as some people think? Or will Suicide Squad lead DC out of the rear view and into the forefront. Join the conversation 11am on TalkingAlternative.com

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

  • 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

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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??

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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!

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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!

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!

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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

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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!