On this week's Episode 67 of The Fanboy Podcast, host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles sounds off on the state of the cinematic DC Universe and the seemingly endless wait for good Superman news (and for a viable, thriving Superman movie franchise).


After an unexpected hiatus, The Fanboy Podcast returns with its 66th episode! Host, and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief, Mario-Francisco Robles opens the sure with his closing statements on yesterday's big Wall Street Journal feature on the Snyder Cut of Justice League. From there, he talks about Henry Cavill and the state of his negotiations with Warner Bros. over his future as Superman. Next on the docket are all of the different little happenings and whispers are Batman-centric films like The Batman, Joker, and the various Harley Quinn films on the horizon. 

MFR then shifts gear and shares some new insights he's been given into the parameters of Marvel's deal with Sony and what it means for Spider-Man, the MCU, and those Spidey Spin-Offs they've got on the way, like Venom, Silver and Black, abd Morbius. Find out the corner Disney/Marvel backed itself into with this deal, and why Sony has the potential to laugh all the way to the bank while the Mouse House has plenty to lose.

Next on the agenda for this week's The Fanboy Podcast are MFR's thoughts on the first trailer for Titans, the new series expected to launch alongside the release of the DC Universe streaming service.

Finally, he wraps up by answering a listener question about Suicide Squad 2.


On the 65th edition of The Fanboy Podcast (formerly the El Fanboy Podcast) host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-In-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles discusses several important topics. He opens with an explanation for the show's revised name and where he hopes to take the podcast moving forward, but then segues into some revised thoughts and insights that came to him on his second rewatch of Justice League.

That leads into a discussion about the importance of these seemingly trivial superhero movies.

From there, he turns his attention towards all of the bananas stuff coming out of Sony lately. From their ambitious SDCC plans, to the way they seem to be doubling down on their expanded Spider-Verse, and what he thinks it all means. One thing's for certain: With VenomSpider-Man: Into The Spider-VerseMorbius (!!!), Silver & Black, and seemingly more on the way...Sony's Marvel efforts aren't going anywhere (and that may have been their plan all along). 

Find out why it's a Win-Win for Sony, and a Win-Lose for Disney.

Then The Fanboy shifts its focus over to The Batman, the streaming DC Universe service, and some recent comments from Marvel Studios honcho Kevin Feige about how DC should use Richard Donner's Superman: The Movie as its touchstone moving forward.


On this action-packed 50 minute edition of the El Fanboy Podcast, host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles takes us on a ride through the latest DC gossip he's been hearing through back-channels. They have to do with everything from Henry Cavill's Superman, to the continuity for Matt Reeves' The Batman, to SDCC plans, a big possible change for Aquaman, and an intriguing tidbit he's heard about Krypton.

A lot of ground is covered here, in Episode 64 of El Fanboy, so it's time to dive right on in.


On the 63rd edition of the El Fanboy Podcast, host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles discusses this week's tidal wave of DC Entertainment news. From Geoff Johns' role within the studio evolving, to the latest updates and rumors about Green Lantern Corps and The Batman, to the promotional campaigns for Aquaman and Wonder Woman 1984 beginning in the last few days, there's a ton of ground to cover.

And he's not alone, shortly after an introduction where MFR discusses the importance of James Wan's Aquaman to the DCU film franchise based on some insider chatter he's heard about, he brings on Justin Shanlian of the Shanlian on Batman Podcast to help him unpack all of this week's crazy DC chatter.

Specifically, the topics discussed today include:

  • The AT&T/Time Warner Merger Going Through, And What That Means For Walter Hamada's DC Plans
  • Geoff Johns Has Been Shifted From An Executive Role To That of A Content Creator, And Why That's Great
  • Green Lantern Corps
  • The next-level buzz around Wonder Woman 1984
  • The Aquaman hype train has left the station!
  • The Flash taking cues from Back To The Future
  • Ben Affleck, Matt Reeves, and all things The Batman



On this week's episode of the El Fanboy Podcast, host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles talks about the latest rumblings coming out of geekdom, sharing his insights and takes on what's going on. The big story earlier this week was that Penguin may be the main villain in The Batman and/or Birds of Prey. MFR takes a hard look at this information, discusses what he's heard, and what he thinks it all means. 

From there, he analyzes the latest writing on the wall that we won't be getting a Cyborg movie.

Up next on the docket is this news that Silver and Black is no longer on the Sony slate, having been pulled from its release date. MFR uses that news to give his two cents on what Sony and Marvel Studios need to do with the shared custody they have of the Spider-Man mythos.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is about to enter its second weekend and hopes are high (or low, depending on who you ask) about what it'll do at the box office. Beyond that, what does Solo mean for Kathleen Kennedy's legacy and her ability to effectively run Lucasfilm. With many fans calling for her head and trumpeting Solo's so-so performance as the main reason why, MFR weighs in on what the deal really is at this point.


On this week's episode of the El Fanboy Podcast, host and Revenge of The Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles offers some initial perspective on some of the reporting he's done on the site this week. Namely things about the power structure at DC Entertainment, and how a new philosophy at the studio could be the best thing that ever happened to the DCU. 

He also touches on the latest Affleck rumors, reveals how he got this close to trying to pry an answer out of Affleck once and for all about his future as Batman.

From there, he touches on the latest news items coming out of that galaxy far, far away...namely the first batch of box office numbers for Solo: A Star Wars Story, how he's totally caved into his fanboy impulsiveness for the film he once declared was a hard NOLO, and what it means to have names like Favreau, Benioff, Weiss, and now James Mangold guiding the future of this beloved franchise.

In a somewhat unexpected tangent, MFR also delves into how what happened to WCW in the late 90s in the world of professional wrestling actually illustrates all of the good that can come out of having a boss who imposes strict limits on what you can do.

Indeed, the central theme of this El Fanboy is the idea of Making the most out of a little because it's important to never take for granted what's really important by taking full advantage of- and appreciating- what you do have.


On this week's El Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles sounds off on the big question he's been seeing since last week's big rumors about Ben Affleck's future as Batman: "When will the studio finally address this officially?"

From there, he clues you in on the latest he's heard about the status of the Snyder Cut of Justice League, and how it factors into DC Entertainment's current plans under its new leadership. This leads into some chatter about how the company is handling its small-screen endeavors, whinch includes this week's big ArrowverseDC Universe, and Gotham announcements.

There's also some discussion about Solo, with regard to the early reviews, what he's heard about the movie, and where his personal hype level is at for this new Star Wars Story.

MFR then turns his attention to Deadpool 2, and whether or not Ryan Reynolds got the last laugh after showing Tim Miller the door.

This week's El Fanboy wraps things up with MFR's revised thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War, now that he finally had a chance to see it for a second time. He picked up on some provocative, potentially controversial themes he noticed about the film's script, as well as uncovering some more of what makes Thanos such a compelling character (and yes, it's hard to call him a villain!)


Mario-Francisco Robles, host of the El Fanboy Podcast, has come into some exciting bochinche- aka gossip- about where the DC Cinematic Universe is headed (and what it wants to avoid) that he just has to share with you. From details about how Warner Bros. views Henry Cavill's Superman, to the most conclusive thing he's ever heard about Ben Affleck's future as Batman, and the reversion of Flashpoint back to The Flash, there's plenty to talk about!


On this week's lean and mean edition of the El Fanboy Podcast, host Mario-Francisco Robles offers his brief, non-spoiler thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War, and sounds off on all of the DC news and rumors that have been clogging up the inter-webs these last few weeks.

MFR is fired up this week, with a show that's urgent and filled with passion.

Of note, he touches on:

  • The WB/DC panel at CinemaCon, which included updates for AquamanWonder Woman 2, and Shazam!
  • The recent chatter from Henry Cavill and Christopher McQuarrie about the Superman Sequel

And plenty more!


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