In 2018, the studios have 47 different superhero movies scheduled to hit screens, along with 15 different network shows, 6 Netflix specials, and 18 touring superhero spectaculars. Our numbers may be off a bit, but are we headed into a world of superhero saturation? Are superheroes the zombies of the twenty-teens?
It's been enough time that the nerds can talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron without spoiling anyone on the movie... except Todd, who hadn't seen it when we recorded. So, listen to James and John share their opinions on the movie, while Todd is added via CGI and green screen effects. The 123rd podcast in the ongoing Nerd Tangent saga...
James and John discuss the first season of Daredevil on Netflix. With Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters, we've cleared Nerd Tangent's Superhero Spoiler Space, so there will be spoilers for Daredevil in this episode, but we put them in the back half and call it out when we're about to go down that path, so you will be warned what to avoid if you haven't yet watched the show.
This IS the podcast you're looking for! The Star Wars trailer dropped a few weeks ago, and more than the Force was awakened. In the first-ever James-free episode, Todd and John dig deep into their nerdy Star Wars interiors to talk about 35 years of fandom and dreams that have been stirred by the latest installment in the Star Wars saga... or, at least what they're thinking when they see 2 minutes of clips from a movie that will come out in just over 7 months.
Since 2004, Franklin Leonard has been publishing the Black List - a survey of the most well-liked screenplays from the year that were not yet in production. This week, the nerds review the list from 2010 to see how many ended up as feature films, how many they would have greenlit if they were studio heads, and how many were just variations on a well-worn theme. 2010 was a good year for representation, if you were a secret assassin living an otherwise mundane life, or if you had a small notebook full of obtuse rules that would help you land the perfect mate. Join us now, as we delve deep into the 2010 screenplay Black List.