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PODCAST | Is Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse the BEST SPIDER- MAN FILM EVER? We debate!
PLUS: We rank EVERY Spider-Man movie in the canon. Where will Tobey’s franchise land?

AND: My interview featuring drummer Francois Comtois. YOU get to hear all about the new album, the new single and their pop culture guilty pleasures!

Segment #1: Is Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse the BEST SPIDER-MAN FILM EVER? We debate!

Michael and Hassan debate where it ranks among all Spidey flicks. Michael also asks the question: Does Spider-verse Have Unfair Advantage Because It’s Animated?

And while a strong story all around, there are blemishes. Do the villains motives make sense?
Does the Latino in Miles Morales get shafted with a lack of exploration of his mom in this movie?

Segment #2: We rank EVERY Spider-Man movie in the canon

Here’s the breakdown of the ‘Best’ Criteria. Which film has the best:

  • Peter Parker
  • Spider-Man
  • Costume
  • Quips/Humor
  • Supporting Cast
  • Villain

Segment 3: Spotlight on Young The Giant

We interviewed drummer Francois Comtois and he talked all about the new album, the new single and their pop culture guilty pleasures!

Segment #4: Spin The Racks

  1. ^Netflix vs. Disney escalating:ABC exec Chinning Dungey’s move to the streamer signals a new front in Reed Hastings’ battle with Bob Iger in the run-up to the Mouse House digital competitor’s debut next year, Paul Bond reports:

    + Spending projection: Analyst Todd Juenger of Bernstein figures that Netflix will spend $11.9 billion in 2019 on content and $14.5 billion in 2020. But the 22 percent year-over-year increase will be easily manageable because Netflix adds more than 25 million subscribers worldwide each year, for an additional $3 billion in revenue annually.

+ Imitation is flattering: Following Disney’s live-action Jungle Book, which grossed $966 million globally in 2016, Netflix picked up Mowgli, Andy Serkis’ film based on the same Rudyard Kipling story that was made at Warner Bros, for example. Netflix also invested in developing comic book universes to lessen reliance on Marvel by paying $30 million to $50 million for Mark Millar’s Millarworld while also nabbing rights to Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe.

+ Uphill battle: Netflix will grow from its current 132.9 million U.S. users (as opposed to subscribers) to 169.3 million in 2022, per an eMarketer forecast. Amazon Video at No. 2 also has been at it for a lot longer than Disney, and it lags Netflix by about 53.5 million users stateside

However, notes eMarketer analyst Paul Verna, “If any company is in the position to catch up to Netflix, it’s Disney, not Amazon.”

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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 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!