The Fanboy Garage
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Super geeks Chris Lisanti and Aaron Virola host this weekly podcast unpacking their love and nostalgia for film, TV and more mixed with current pop culture.
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    Episode 26: Ewan McGregor Joins Birds of Prey as Black Mask, PG-13 Deadpool 2, Aquaman Box Office Projections, Rotten Tomatoes and Fan Questions

    On this week’s episode of we unpack our thoughts on Ewan McGregor joining the cast of DC’S Birds of Prey as the Black Mask.

    From there, we speculate on how successful Deadpool 2 could be as a PG-13 film during an already pack release weekend – December 21stweekend before moving on to a conversation about the potential box office performance and success of Aquaman while exploring the idea that audiences don’t really care about poor Rotten Tomatoes scores.

    To close the show, we talk about the development of an Explorers TV show by Cary Fukunaga and David Lowry for the Paramount network before jumping into a discussion around their favorite B movies. We wrap things up with a chat about their favorite 2018 comic book movies and horror elements in comic book movies adaptations.

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    Episode 25: A Halloween review, The Batman coming in 2021, Boba Fett cancelled, and a Flash Gordon remake plus fan questions

    On this weeks episode of The Fanboy Garage we and pack our thoughts and review the latest Halloween movie which is making a box office killing in it’s second week.

    From there we switch gears to talk about the latest news surrounding the Batman and it’s expected release date in 2021 and possibly after. Then we travel to a galaxy far far away to discuss the supposed cancellation of a standalone Boba Fett movie which was to be directed by James Mangold.

    To close the show, we discuss news of a potential Flash Gordon remake before jumping into listener questions Discussing everything from a PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 to our excitement surrounding Creed 2.

    Grab your mask, kick some pumpkins and grab a bag of candy because this is a suite episode. Be sure to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @fanboygarage or by emailing us at the

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    Episode 24 : Wonder Woman 1984 Moves to 2020, Hope Brewing in the DCU, Halloween Kills at the Box Office, Titans, Fan Questions and More

    On this week’s episode we unpack our thoughts on the recent release date shuffle of Wonder Woman 1984 moving from November 2019 to June 2020 and what it means for the rest of the DCU slate.

    From there, we discuss the success of Blumhouse’s Halloween reboot, when we'll get the chance to check out the movie (at the Revenger watch party) and the potential for other iconic slashers to make a return to cinemas.

    To close the show, we go in depth into episode two of Titans before diving into listener questions around our favorite films across a variety of genres and the battle royale showdown of horror icons!

    Technical difficulties won’t keep us down-- so don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarageor stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

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    Episode 23 : Titans: A Hit or Miss, The Death of Iron Fist, The Flash is WB’s Gambit, Hellboy Without GDT, Fan Questions and More

    This week on The Fanboy Garage,we unpack our thoughts on the first episode of Titans, available on the DC Universe streaming service. During the discussion we examine the idea of weekly and episodic steaming and whether or not it’s something that can help or hinder a show like Titans.

    From there, we talk about the cancellation of Iron First before moving into how streaming services are changing how content is consumed. Next, we flash past updates that The Flash movie has been postponed to 2021 before diving head first into the controversy surrounding a behind the scenes photo of Tyler Hoechlin sporting the infamous black Superman costume. Before jumping into fan questions, we give listeners a breakdown of the new Glass trailers and share our intial reactions to the recently leaked Hellboy trailer.

    To close the show, we tackle listener questions around our favorite trilogies, questions we’d ask Walter Hamada and Kathleen Kennedy, how we’d rank the Nightmare on Elm St franchise before challenging the idea that age of the movie star not dead but very much ALIVE!

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    Episode 22: James Gunn Heads to DC, BtS of New York Comic Con, Reactions to Venom, Fan Questions and More

    This week on The Fanboy Garage, we react to news that former Guardians of the Galaxy Director, James Gunn is potentially heading to DC Entertainment to write and direct Suicide Squad 2 before we unpack their favorite moments of New York Comic Con 2018.

    From amazing cosplay and exclusive scavenger hunts to trailers and sneak peeks, we unpack our thoughts on everything from the Aquaman and Daredevil season 3 trailers as well give listeners as a spoiler-free breakdown of 35 mins of footage from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. Switching gears, Chris gives drops his thoughts on Venom and shares what works and what doesn’t for this new box office monster.

    In classic fashion, we close the show with a handful of fan questions including movies that should go the way of Cobra Kai and become a TV show, things we’d do if we were invisible, and potential criticisms of Aquaman, despite it not being in theaters.

    Grab the breath mints and shine your shoes because you’ve got a date with Retired Wonder Woman! Don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

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    Episode 21: The Venom Surrounding Venom, Creed II, Cowboy Rambo and More Plus Fan Questions.

    On this episode The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts around the reception of Venom from critics and fans before Aaron dives into a rant about fandom and the MCU.

    From there, we discuss our impressions of the second, hard-hitting trailer for Creed II, the DC Universe streaming service, the new of Netflix launching a Chronicles of Narnia series as well as the first image of Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo in Rambo 5 (Yee-haw!).

    To close the show, we take on fan questions sharing our thoughts on Zack Snyder’s plan to kill off Batman in the DCU, our most favorite rewatchable movie, a movie or franchise least liked by the masses that we enjoy and an in-depth discussion on the Star Wars prequels.

    Throw on your chaps, hat and cowboy boots because this episode is coming for you! Don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage.

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    Episode 20: The Joker breaks the Internet, New Bumblebee Trailer Brings the Heat, Comic Book Movie Fatigue and Fan Questions

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts and reactions on new footage and images of Joaquin Phoenix in full on Joker attire. We speculate on whether or not the upcoming solo Joker film would be connected to the larger DC universe or truly serve as a standalone film before a quick discussion on whether or not there’s comic book movie fatigue.

    From there, we discuss our impressions of the latest BumbleeBee trailer and its departure from previous Transformers films (in a good way). We also discuss some of the tough decisions movie goers will need to make in December.

    To close the show, we answer additional fan questions sharing our thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story, the controversy around Batman’s “batarang”, the missing heroes in both The Joker and Venom films, as well as their A list of B and C list DC characters and more.

    Get your capes and collars ready because Krypto is going to be a hit that DC slate with a bang and don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.comto ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Superman inspired tee). If you like what you’re hearing, don’t forget to leave us a five-star review.

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    Episode 19: Aquaman vs Mary Poppins vs Bumblebee, A Peek at the Joker, Captain Marvel and More!

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we set a friendly wager between ourselves and fans as we unpack our thoughts on the three-way box office showdown between Aquaman,Bumblebee and Mary Poppins Returns. Which one will steal the hearts, minds and dollars of family audiences during the holidays? We break it down and place our bets!

    From there, we share our reactions on the first picture of Joaquin Phoenix as “Arthur” in the upcoming Joker movie as well as our thoughts on the first trailer of Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson. Before jumping into fan questions, we follow on up last week’s episode with our final thoughts on Henry Cavill’s departure as Superman and quickly discuss rumors of a potential Loki and Scarlet Witch series for the Disney streaming service.

    We close the show in grand fashion by fielding fan questions tackling everything from our favorite voice actors, how we’d reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the person that influenced our fandom, which classic movie we’d like to see rebooted ala Mary Poppins, and our impressions of the latest Venom poster, and the intention that Zack Snyder planned on including The Atom in the DCU.

    Place your dollar bets and rub your lucky rabbit foot because your gonna hit the jackpot with this episode! Be sure to subscribe where all great podcasts are found and don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage.

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    Episode 18: Henry Cavill Potentially Hangs Up the Cape as Superman, The Longevity of the Predator Franchise, The Connectivity of the MCU on TV, Swamp Thing and More!

    We at The Fanboy Garage deliver a super charged episode as we immediately unpack our reactions to the latest news of Henry Cavill reportedly hanging up the cape and boots as Superman. With news reports, statements, recasting rumors and strange videos, we try to make sense of everything happening with the blue boy scout and whether or not we expect to see Cavill sport the “S” again.

    After tackling that bit of news, we open the show with some casting news for the DC Universe’s Swamp Thing show and quickly move onto TV shows we’re currently watching like Ozark, Better Call Saul and season-two of Iron Fist. From there, we discuss the on again/off again love we have for the broader Marvel TV shows on Netflix and whether or not there are strong threads connecting the TV and cinematic universes. That leads us through a quick and dirty dissertation on Star Wars canon across the books, comics, TV shows and movies and how maybe sometimes having EVERYTHING connected isn’t necessarily a good thing.

    To close the show, we share our thoughts on the incoming reviews and reactions to Shane Black’s The Predator and where we are on the current standing of the franchise. Before we close the doors of the garage, we discuss the latest teases from Sylvester Stallone that a fifth Rambo movie is on the way and whether or not fans need another movie.

    Stand up for truth, justice and really good podcasts because we really deliver the goods in this packed episode. Be sure to tune in to some of our other DC Focused episodes where we cover the DC Trinity’s cinematic and TV appearances and subscribe where all great podcasts are found. Also, don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage.

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    Episode 17: Batman Beyond, a Joker Give and Take, Face/Off, Remakes, McClane, Nerds and More!

    We at The Fanboy Garage kick things off in this episode unpacking our thoughts on the quick entry and departure of Alec Baldwin from the Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie as well as Dave Bautista’s decision to potentially no longer work with Disney and Marvel’s in their widely successful Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

    With a jab, cross, hook, we bob and weave to take on questions from our listeners; debating and discussing topics like the best cinematic facial hair (yes mustaches, goatees and chops) and our thoughts on John Woo’s movie, Face/Off with Nicholas Cage and John Travolta. From there, we get into a conversation on whether or not there should be a set time between original movies and their remakes/reboots before we jump into the Fall and Winter movies we’re looking forward to the most (hint Halloween, Aquaman and maybe Venom).

    To close the show, we tackle some of our favorite DC Elseworld stories in comics and in animated films before answering a final listener question about a Batman Beyond movie. From casting to plot, we wax poetic on what we’d like to see in this futuristic Batman movie and discuss the idea of a battle for the cowl story line.

    Put on your gloves, sunglasses and best Lando smile because this episode has a lot of charm

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