Week in Geek, season 2 episode 3, recorded 3/26/18. News since last episode, including: streaming shows; Kristen Wigg as Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2; James Gunn and the death of Groot; Infinity War release date change; Star Wars and John Williams and Jon Favreau; Black Panther passes $1 billion worldwide and The Avengers in North America; Smash Brothers coming to the Switch; Marvel theme areas at Disney; Constantine coming to Legends of Tomorrow; and other coming movies news.
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Hosts Holly and David dive into Black Panther, opening with a spoiler-lite discussion, and then heavily into spoilers. If you haven’t seen the film yet, it’s recommended – even if you haven’t been following the Marvel films, or are feeling superhero fatigue!
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Week in Geek, season 2 episode 2, recorded 2/26/18. News since last episode, including: Kevin Smith heart attack; small news for The Name of the Wind and Sherlock season 5; Black Panther and its success and detractors; Joss Whedon steps down from Batgirl and other DCEU talk; Disney streaming service talk; Sony and their movie studio; Brendan Fraser’s #MeToo; and Dumbledore’s sexuality. This episode includes a stinger…
Week in Geek, episode 9, recorded 10/18/17. News since last recording, including: Hollywood is full of stories in the wake of Harvey Weinstein, how long will it last?; a Settlers of Catan movie, apparently; a Hulk 3-movie story arc; looking ahead at Marvel Phase 4; Joss Whedon and director credit for Justice League; Solo: A Star Wars Story; and NetFlix pushing unique content in a big way.
I was not expecting this anytime soon. At least, not until I saw the poster this morning with a statement that the teaser was coming tonight…
They have a lot of worldbuilding to do in this movie! Introducing Wakanda fully is a big step away from the realistic/mostly-like-our-Earth world that Marvel has thus far been operating in. The things that have been unlike our world have been things like SHIELD – operating in the shadows and covering up the unusual or unexplainable – or like the secret society in Doctor Strange.
But now we’re seeing into a deeper, different part of the Marvel universe. And from the looks of this teaser? They’ve done a pretty good job of it!
The one other thing I liked: they’ve captured some of the tension that Black Panther lives with: it’s hard for a good man to be a king.