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Marvel Us Disney - The problem with secret identities

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about HBO’s “Watchmen” reboot, which seems to be its own animal (rather than being a slavish copy of Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’ groundbreaking graphic novel from 1987 or a direct continuation of Zack Snyder’s feature film from 2009). They then talk about how Marvel’s attitude toward secret identities made the movies that were based on those comic different from DC-inspired films.


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

How Martin Scorsese’s New York Times opinion piece – which was supposed to explain why he said that the movies Marvel Studios makes aren’t really cinema – only made things worse

Why – according to the screenwriters of “Avengers: Infinity War” & “Endgame” – the quieter moments in those movies were just as important (if not more so) than their big, FX-filled action sequences

How Sony’s next few “Spider-Man” -related projects demonstrate that that studio now has a plan in place for that franchise after they finally officially separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Why it’s kind of surprising – after Freeform canceled “Cloak & Dagger” and then passed on that “Ghost Rider” pilot – that Marvel’s “Helstrom” TV series found a home at Hulu

How the July release dates for 2015’s “Ant-Man” and 2018’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” suggest that “Ant-Man 3” is a lock for that July 29, 2022 date that’s currently open on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s future release schedule


released November 15, 2019
Hosts: Aaron Z. Adams and Jim Hill
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams


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The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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