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

Enjoy!

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.

On this week's edition of The Fanboy, host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles opens with the experience he had watching Avengers: Endgame last week. He shares thoughts on how both the experience and the film have aged for him (and it's not all smooth sailing). 

From there, he touches on the brief update we were all given about The Batman yesterday, and- of course- throws in his two cents and insights on the situations.

Then he dives the report he wrote earlier this week, outlining his concerns about Dwayne Johnson's future in the Worlds of DC, how Henry Cavill's Superman factors into that, and why the studio can't be blamed if things are at some sort of stalemate.

The Fanboy Podcast is back! After an unexpected monthlong hiatus, Mario-Francisco Robles is back with Episode 93 of his top-rated solo podcast.

On this week's show, the Editor-in-Chief of Revenge of The Fans talks about the significance of Avengers: Endgame, his thoughts on Shazam!- both as a film, and as a cog in the wheel of a franchise, the news of Ray Porter playing Darkseid in Zack Snyder's unreleased cut of Justice League, and he finishes by touching on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Give it a listen, and get back in the groove. The Fanboy Podcast will be back every Friday from here on out, as there is a lot to talk about in the months ahead.

On this week's episode of The Fanboy Podcast, host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles opens up by expanding on the Batfleck: The Timeline piece he published this morning. He's got fresh insights into what went down between Affleck in the studio before, during, and after the production of Justice League. From there, he shifts into a discussion about how the slow moving reboot of the DCEU is continuing (and how Wonder Woman 1984 may expedite the process). 

After that, he warns listeners of a sharp left turn, giving them the opportunity to exit the episode 40 minutes in...so he can talk some wrestling!

That's right, MFR finally gets to sink his teeth into a subject he's been wanting to explore with you for the last few weeks. For the latter half of the show, he lays out the case for why he thinks wrestling is about to have another one of its big booms- It'll hinge on WWE trying its best to become relevant again by reaching out to a vital part of its glory days, and the rise of AEW!

Check out all that and more on this week's all-new episode!

On this week's The Fanboy Podcast, host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles shares his thoughts and insights on what's going on out there.

Another week, another edition of The Fanboy Podcast, where Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles sounds off on the latest big topics, trends, and concerns in geek fandom. In Episode 90, he addresses where things are at with both Captain Marvels, as Marvel's Brie Larson-starrer opens everywhere today, and as the social media embargo on Shazam! gets lifted notably early- opening the floodgates for all kinds of love for David F. Sandberg's film.

Other topics covered:

  • James Gunn
  • The Suicide Squad
  • In Hamada We Trust?
  • Geoff Johns
  • Superman

And more! Enjoy.

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