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Podcast Issue #18 – Who’s Your Showrunner?

We make up for the last show’s length, lots and lots of reviews, plus a little news.
End of September 2007.

Notes and Reviews:

1.    Shout out to Bridge City Comics.
2.    Jonathan reviews Silver Surfer: Requiem.
3.    Comics/movies synergy?
4.    Superman/Doomsday reviews.
5.    Interview with Lori Petty.

News:

1.    Iron Man Trailer reviews.
2.    Wolverine shooting in November in Sydney Austrailia.
3.    Incredible Hulk shooting photos.
4.    Showrunner change on Bionic Woman.
5.    Blade pilot on DVD.
6.    Spectacular Spider-Man series order extended from 13 to 26 episodes.
7.    Season Finale of 4400 review.
8.    Spiderman 3 getting full court press from Sony Oct 30th.  First High Def release with all HD extras.

Rumors:

1.    Kevin McKidd possible for Thor or Donald Blake.
2.    Iron Man not flying?.
3.    Introducing the Gyllenhal scale for rumors.

Posted by Michael - September 25, 2007 at 10:57 am

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Podcast Issue #17 – The Short One

This is our shortest show ever, I guess I was just really tired after DragonCon, we’re excited about the Iron Man teaser, the Scream Awards on Spike and new rumors about JLA.

Beginning of September 2007

Emails and corrections:

1.    Transformers 1:  Optimus was Peter Cullen, not Culkin
2.    Transformers 2: Voice of Starscream in new animated series is Tom Kenny not  Chris Latta
3.    DragonCon – CRAZY!
4.    Interview clip with John Wesley Shipp.

News:

1.    Iron Man Teaser on TV September 10.
2.    Stephen Sommers (Mummy) directing GI JOE.
3.    A writer is hired for GI JOE.
4.    Documentary about Christopher Reeve.
5.    Punisher 2 is now Punisher: War Zone.
6.    Hancock, casting and synopsis.
7.    ACLU putting out comic books.
8.    Scream Awards on Spike TV October 23.

Rumors:

1.    JLA Rumors continue, casting notices?
2.    Wonder Twins?

Issue 17

Posted by Michael - September 20, 2007 at 11:14 am

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Podcast Issue #16 – Those Blogging Directors

A whole lotta reviews, plus casting and directing news about Heroes, The Spirit and more.
End of August 2007

Reviews

1. Dr. Strange DVD
2. Flash Gordon TV Series
3. Jonathan reviews World War Hulk.
4. Who Wants to be a Superhero?

News

1. The Spirit casting.
2. Carla Gugino added to Watchmen as Sally Jupiter.
3. Heroes casting –Kristin Bell (Veronica Mars) the big coup.
4. Nichelle Nichols added to Heroes.
5. Matthew Vaughn (Stardust) directing Thor.
6. Ed Norton re-writing script on The Incredible Hulk.
7. Iron Man footage from Comic-Con coming out.
8. The Dark Knight presentation at Wizard World Chicago.
9. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy in The Dark Knight.
10. Spiderman 3 on DVD October 30th.
11. Fantastic Four 2 on DVD October 2nd.
12. Transformers on DVD in November.
13. 300 best selling high-def DVD title so far.
14. SciFi Channel show for 2008, The Awesomes, from the producers of Saturday Night Live.

Rumors

1. George Miller directing JLA?
2. JLA back on the fast track?


Issue 16

Posted by Michael - September 12, 2007 at 11:21 am

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Podcast Issue #15 – Comic-Con, Comic-Con, Comic-Con

Beginning of August 2007

Emails and corrections

1.    Timelord from Jonja.net asks about Green Hornet
2.    Linnie G about Cillian Murphy in The Dark Knight
3.    USPS Marvel Stamps
4.    Ray Stevenson was Titus Pullo in Rome.
5.    Last day of Comic-Con sold out

Comic Con Discussion

You’ll have to listen to get the details.

Rumors

None this time, it’s all part of the Comic-Con discussion.

Issue 15

Posted by Michael - August 30, 2007 at 11:23 am

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Superhero Cinema Fan Alert

From listening to the show, you know that i’m going to Dragon Con in Atlanta next week.  While I can’t guarantee it, i’m hoping to get some interviews with some of the more than 100 guests who will be there.

Here’s where you all come in, i’ve never really done celebrity interviews, so I could use some help with questions for them.

Here is a list of the Superhero Cinema-related guests and what they’ve been in:

William Katt (Star, Greatest American Hero)
John Wesley Shipp (Star, The Flash)
Feedback (Who Wants to Be a Superhero)
Major Victory (Who Wants to Be a Superhero)
Fat Mama (Who Wants to Be a Superhero)
James Marsters (Braniac, Smallville, Lex Luthor, Superman:Doomsday)
Lori Petty (Live Wire, Superman: TAS, Tank Girl)
Louis Gossett Jr (Lucius Fox, The Batman, Jake, The Punisher)
Jonathan Frakes (Tim, Lois and Clark, Xanatos, Gargoyles)
Juliet Landau (Tala, Justice League)
David Faustino (Static Shock, Zeta Project, Batman Beyond)
Marc Singer (Dr Kirk Langstrom/ManBat, Batman: TAS, The Beastmaster)
Aaron Douglas (Blade 2)

If you have anything you would like me to ask any of these guests, i’m happy to be your voice.  Email your questions to podcast@superherocinema.com. If you call and leave your questions as a voicemail, I will actually play your question for the celebrity and we will include it in the show, the number to leave your voicemail is 303-800-HERO, that’s 303-800-4376.

Any help you can send my way will be appreciated.

-Michael

Posted by Michael - August 22, 2007 at 1:46 pm

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Podcast Issue #14 – Countdown to Comic-Con

Middle of July 2007

Discussion and Corrections

1.    The actor who played the head of Sector 7 in Transformers was Michael O’Neill.
2.    Comic-Con schedule.

News

1.    Laura Vandervoort cast as Supergirl in Smallville.
2.    Heroes receives 8 emmy nominations.
3.    Heroes named Program of the Year by the TCA.
4.    Seth Rogen is in talks for Green Hornet.
5.    Seth Rogen wants Stephen Chow for Kato.
6.    Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) directing Wolverine.
7.    Fox registers wolverineorigins.com and magnetoorigins.com
8.    Transformers box office.
9.    Jonah Hex news.
10.    Who Wants to be a Superhero starts this week.

Rumor Treadmill

1.    Watchmen casting…again.
2.    Dark Knight teaser.
3.    Ray Stevenson (Rome) starring in Punisher 2.
4.    Avi Arad confirms Sam Jackson in Iron Man (Nick Fury) cameo?  Hilary Swank too?

Posted by Michael - July 26, 2007 at 11:28 am

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Podcast Issue #13 – All Sparked Up

I know, there’s no Issue 12, it will be put out, but probably not until after Comic-Con, this show and the next two after it
are more important because of Comic-Con.

1st half of July 2007

Show update

1.    We’re moving to a bi-weekly schedule.
2.    We now have phone number for feedback 303-800-HERO.

News

1.    Transformers Box Office, broke all records for a “non sequel”.
2.    Transformers reviews.
3.    New Transformers animated series.
4.    Future Spider-Man films?
5.    Christian Bale on second Batman sequel.
6.    Casting news for The Dark Knight.
7.    New Line options Conan.
8.    Heroes casting news.
9.    Heroes world tour for DVD release.
10.    Watchmen casting historical figures.
11.    Screenplay for Sgt Rock.
12.    A rant about casting big name actors in Superhero films.
13.    Comic-Con schedule announced.

Rumor Treadmill

1.    Billy Crudup for Dr Manhattan in Watchmen?
2.    Has Watchmen viral marketing begun?
3.    Superman Returns sequel? Kevin Spacey back?

Posted by Michael - July 24, 2007 at 11:30 am

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Podcast Issue #11: No Snake-Eyes, no dice

Yes, it’s been 5 weeks since we put out a show, it’s bad, real bad.  We have two shows recorded, including this one.  And we’re
doing another one tonight!
Week of June 13, 2007

Opinions and corrections

1.    Mob boss in Batman Begins was Carmine Falcone.
2.    What Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are doing next.
3.    Jonathan rants about Fantastic Four 2.

News:

1.    Spider-Man box office post Pirates 3
2.    Several scenes of Dark Knight will be shot in IMAX format.
3.    William Hurt playing “Thunderbolt” Ross in Incredible Hulk.
4.    Iron Man going for PG-13.
5.    Supergirl coming to Smallville.
6.    Matthew Fox is Racer X in Speed Racer.
7.    Heroes Season 2 casting.
8.    Teen Titans movie, for Warner Brothers.
9.    Hasbro renews deal with Paramount for feature film of GI Joe.
10.    Transformers moved up 1 day.
11.    Warner Bros developing Thundercats,
12.    Walt Disney in deal with Stan Lee.
13.    Role Playing videogame “City of Heroes” being developed.
14.    Superman vs. Doomsday will premiere at Comic Con.

Rumor Treadmill:

1.    Criss Angel (Mindfreak) In Mandrake
2.    Zach Snyder still wants Butler in Watchmen.
3.    John Cusack wants in Watchmen.

Issue 11

Posted by Michael - July 11, 2007 at 11:32 am

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Podcast Issue #10 – Surf Worthy

Week of  May 23, 2007

Opinions and Corrections:

1. Heroes finale – what the hell?
2. Smallville finale thoughts.
3. Fantastic Four 2 movie trailers – We ask, how many is too many?
4. Neil Gaiman’s Stardust.

News:

1.    Spider-Man box office, Week 3.
2.    The Dark Knight, casting news and viral marketing campaign.
3.    Heroes Season 2 and DVD news.
4.    Thomas Jane out as the Punisher.
5.    Sgt Rock film news.
6.    Robert Rodriguez to direct Barbarella.
7.    Bionic Woman picked up by NBC
8.    Another convention appearance at Opus Fest.

Rumor Treadmill:

1.    The Rock wants to play Shazam/Captain Marvel.
2.    Gerard Butler not in Watchmen.
3.    Possible Watchmen casting, not sure we’re happy about it.

Posted by Michael - June 3, 2007 at 1:40 pm

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Podcast Issue #9 – Web Crawlers and Whining

Week of  May 9, 2007

Emails and Corrections:

1.    Jerod from Pensacola asks who each of our 5 favorite Superheroes are.
2.    Superman/Doomsday trailer correction.
3.    Adi Granov was the artist for Iron Man poster.

News:

1.    Spider-Man box office news and reviews.
2.    Liv Tyler is Betty Ross in Incredible Hulk.
3.    Tim Roth is Emil Blonsky (Abomination) in Incredible Hulk.
4.    The Batman Animated introduces Justice League.
5.    Luke Goss (Nomak in Blade 2) back for Guillermo in Hellboy 2.
6.    Torchwood premiering on BBC America. Thanks to Timelord from Jonja.net for the info.
7.    Scifi Channel premiere dates:
Doctor Who – July 6
Flash Gordon – Aug 10
WhoWants to Be a Superhero – July 25

Rumors:

1.    Iron Man caught on video, Iron Monger pics?
2.    Josh Holloway (Sawyer on Lost) contacted about playing Gambit.

Posted by Michael - May 25, 2007 at 1:41 pm

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