On this week's episode of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles catches you up on all of the latest happenings when it comes to Henry Cavill's possible return as Superman, as well as the actor's relationship to the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign.

From there, he discusses Zack Snyder's latest bombshells regarding the state of his cut of Justice League and how he thinks the director may have been able to complete the film on his own time. But beyond that, MFR also explains why he's following all of this so closely and supporting it even despite his negative views on Snyder's DC films- pointing out how the entire situation is win for him no matter which way it goes.

Then he turns his attention to the uniquely bizarre situation DC's cinematic canon is right now- With Aquaman, Birds of Prey, The Suicide Squad, and Black Adam all following up on seeds planted in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Suicide Squad, and are majorly located in Batman's corner of the DC Universe, yet Robert Pattinson's Batman will seemingly exist in an entirely different world. 

But then he stumbles onto a possible solution.

Along the way, he also reacts to the newly-released trailers for Marvel's Black Widow and the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die.

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For this special Thanksgiving Edition of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles opens Episode 103 with something he's hugely grateful for: The new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Without going into any spoilers, he discusses what he finds so exciting and well-executed about Jon Favreau's journey into that galaxy far, far away. Along the way, he also addresses "The Fandom Menace," which is a nickname some have given to the increasingly bitter and partisan Star Wars fandom- and why that really needs to stop because it's starting to have an impact on the types of creators who would normally be drawn to projects like these.

From there, MFR changes gears and takes this episode of The Fanboy full steam into a dissection of the latest Superman rumblings. He lays out a timeline and a sequence of quotes that seem to indicate a way in which Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam could ultimately help bring Henry Cavill back to the role of Superman. He also touches on how this all connects to why Cavill has been hesitant to join in the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement. MFR wraps up his thoughts on Superman with the most exciting option he sees for moving the character forward in a way that doesn't involve starting from scratch again. 

Finally, the episode wraps up with a deep dive on some of the claims made in a recent Variety article regarding The FlashGreen Lantern CorpsThe Batman, and Birds of Prey. There's lots to discuss there, as it looks like we may get a lot more standalone bat-villain films now that Joker has crossed the billion dollar mark...and yet because of the way things have played out in the last 2 years, it creates a convoluted conundrum for potential general audience members. 

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The Fanboy Podcast host Mario-Francisco Robles has a lot of catching up to do on this week's episode. There've been a ton of really exciting castings pertaining to Matt Reeves' The Batman these last few weeks, and it's finally time to discuss what this cast brings to the table. Also discussed is the overall direction Reeves is taking our beloved Caped Crusader in, and how the latest comparisons being drawn are music to this bat geek's ears.

From there, MFR touches on some concerns he has about Daniel Craig's next and final outing as James Bond in Time To Die.

But after that brief pit stop, he launches into a full-on analysis of the latest news and rumors surrounding the future of the DC universe and the Star Wars galaxy via premium streaming networks HBO MAX and Disney+. From Green Lantern, to the upcoming Superman series, and the prospect of what Disney+ could mean to the future of Star Wars, there's a lot to say about all of the geeky splendor that's on its way to a streaming device near you.

On this week's show, The Fanboy Podcast host Mario-Francisco Robles talks about the polarizing brilliance of the moment that Todd Phillips Joker is having.

MFR also takes a moment to drop his two cents on all of the hoopla being made about legendary director Martin Scorsese's recent comments about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

From there, he ventures into the latest casting news regarding Matt Reeves' The Batman- namely that Jeffrey Wright is going to be our new James Gordon!

Then he talks about his experience attending the first ever AEW Dynamite in Washington, D.C. a few nights prior, before tackling a slew of listener questions about a wide swath of geeky topics.

For the 100th episode of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles keeps it simple. There were a lot of interesting bits of news and notes that came out of this week, from all over geekdom, and he touches on a ton of it.

From Kevin Feige getting to make a Star Wars movie, to Spider-Man returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after an apparent split last month, to Todd Phillips' zeigeist-grabbing DC flick Joker, MFR has plenty to work with this week.

Then add in that the Arrowverse's upcoming DC TV event, Crisis on Infinite Earths seems to be the greatest gift to DC fans right now, and how both The Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey have offered updates lately that confirm whispers he'd shared with you previously, and you've got a stacked show.

But as if that all wasn't enough, he closes the show talking about a trip he'll be taking to Washington D.C. next week to see the first-ever AEW Dynamite, as wrestling becomes the most exciting it's been in over a decade. He's got plenty to say about why it's important for AEW to succeed, and how they seem to have set themselves up for many successes. He also speculates about who one of Chris Jericho's mystery partners can be (and it would change...EVERYTHING).

After a long, needed break, Mario-Francisco Robles is back with Episode 99 of his top-rated show The Fanboy Podcast.

He starts things off right away with a deep-dive on the latest happenings between Sony and Marvel Studios where it now seems like a lock that we'll never see Tom Holland's Spider-Man as an Avenger again (but that he'll now play a pivotal role in films like Venom 2).

From there, he discusses the buzz AND the backlash surrounding Todd Phillips' JOKER starring Joaquin Phoenix, and what a genius move this was to make it a DC tale.

The final news item centers on Robert Pattinson's recent comments about becoming the new Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman!

Along the way, he also shares his thoughts on Marvel's Spider-Man: Far From Home and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

This week's show is a little different. Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles recorded this one late at night with his family asleep down the hall, because he simply had to get some things off his chest and he wasn't sure he'd get a chance to record at his usual time tomorrow. So what you get here is straight stream-of-consciousness observations on a number of topics, including:

  • A night of dueling Batman rumors
  • The unbelievable amount of headlines the lead up to this film has generated
  • The dream state, discussing the interesting responsibility a filmmaker has to shepherd their audience with a sure hand and the responsibility of the audience to not be too easily led astray
  • Why does Man of Steel get crapped on for all of its destruction while no one bats an eye at what goes on in Godzilla: King of The Monsters?
  • Then, after a clear and lengthy disclaimer, he wraps up the final 20 minutes talking about All Elite Wrestling and how unbelievable the launch of the company has been


For this week's episode of The Fanboy Podcast, host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles secured a very special guest. He was instrumental to one of the pillars of Marvel's Phase One, as well as to the X-Men franchise's rejuvenation with First Class; He's written for The FlashTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; He's got a new film arriving on Netflix today (Rim of The World) and is attached to write both Booster Gold and Big Trouble in Little ChinaHe's Mr. Zack Stentz.

MFR goes full geek, covering a laundry list of topics you won't want to miss if you're a fan of superhero movies.

Following a night of mixed signals about Matt Reeves' The Batman, Mario-Francisco Robles is here to recap it all and break it down for you. He shares where he stands on this confusing story, as well as with his old report about Armie Hammer being on the verge of becoming the next cinematic Batman. He also sounds off on the controversy this week surrounding the script for Joaquin Phoenix's Joker movie, and shares some insights he's gathered this week about the corruptive nature on hardcore online fandom- where even fans and bloggers with the noblest of intentions seem to get drowned out by the very worst, vile, toxic fans with their incendiary hot takes and childish petitions.

On this week's episode of The Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles builds upon his "State of The DC Union" column on Revenge of The Fans. Of note, he expands upon his concerns regarding Ezra Miller's future as The Flash, drops some intel about the characters James Gunn is currently casting for The Suicide Squad (and is Idris Elba really up for Deathstroke?), and wraps things up with his feelings as he's about to attend his second viewing of Avengers: Endgame.

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