Podcorn Podcast 2/17/16 — Deadpool Kills the DC Universe

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Deadpool is the talk of the town this week!  After defying studio expectations, taking in a four-day total of $150,000,000, and breaking box office records for a February film release, the R-for-Ryan-Reynolds-Rated flick is sure to change the way that studios make superhero films as well as the way that audiences perceive them.  DC Comics will be the first to witness the effects of this changing tide, as Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is the next people-in-tights movie set to release on March 25th.  We’re talking comic book movies on this week’s Podcorn Podcast!

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00:47 – Show begins!  The changing tide of the comic book market, and how a book like Brandon’s own Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur fits into the new world order.

11:45 – Deadpool smashed February box office records as well as records for the opening of an R-Rated movie.  Could this affect the type of superhero films you see in the future?

21:40 – Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice  is rumored to be getting some middling feedback from test audiences.  What’s the source for the discontent?  What could it mean for the DC Film Universe?  Three years later, how do we remember Man of Steel?

27:00 – Brandon gushes about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., what he names the best comic book-based TV show.  How does that show compared to Zack Snyder’s superhero work?

41:53 – Dark Knight III faces some further delays!  While this might seem surprising and disappointing, it’s far from the most delayed event books in recent memory.  Why do these sorts of production problems occur?  Former editor sound off here!  How might delays affect future DKIII sales?

51:00 – Some potpourri to close the night.  Some additional info for those who saw our bookbinding video podcast.  Scott Snyder’s officially leaving Batman with Greg Capullo at issue #51.  $6.99 Batman coming in the near future?!


Every Wednesday, I talk about comics with Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image series Rocket Girl and co-writer of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series.

We gab about what we’re reading now, what books we consider classics (Brandon loves Dark Knight Strikes Again…), and the hottest gossip of the industry.  Occasionally, the inimitable artist Amy Reeder (Rocket GirlBatwoman) stops by.  Check out our full show archive at podcornpodcast.com.

Intro/Outro music this week is Internet Friends by Knife Party, off their EP 100% No Modern Talking.

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