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 34 - Discussing Matt Reeves’ The Batman with Special Guest Rick Shew of Batman on Film

    On the 34th episode of The Fanboy Garage, we welcome special guest Rick Shew of Batman on Film to unpack all of the news, rumors and speculation surrounding Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

    We immediately kick things off discussing the set release date ofJune 25th 2021 for the film as well as the announcement that Ben Affleck is no longer attached to play the titular character of Batman.

    From there, we discuss potential stories Reeves could take the character as well explore the villains we’d like to see going head to head with the Dark Knight himself.

    As the fight for the cowl begins, we speculate on some of the actors rumored to be up for the role of Batman before discussing who we’d like to see play the villain.

    To close, we briefly share our thoughts on the latest rumblings that Henry Cavill may still be involved with the character of Superman after another cryptic post goes live on his Instagram feed.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review.

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    EPISODE 33: Birds of Prey Teaser Lands, Green Lantern Casting Talk, Hobbs and Shaw Flex and More

    On episode 33 of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts on the very first announcement trailer for Birds of Prey; giving us a first look at Harley Quinn, Black Mask, Huntress, Black Canary, and more.

    From there, we speculate on which actor would be right for the role of Green Lantern before sounding off and congratulating Aquaman for taking the title of “The Most Financially Successful DC film” to date.

    We then move onto rumors that a new Robocop film is in the works and the potential that Peter Weller would reprise the role of Alex Murphy. In the spirit of reboots or revisits, we quickly talk about the teaser trailer announcing the return of the original Ghostbusters in a film my Jason Reitman.

    To close out, we share news of Zack Snyder’s newly announced project where he’ll return to the world of the Dead by directing Army of the Dead for Netflix and also talk about the testosterone filled world of Hobbs & Shaw – the spin off from the Fast and Furious franchise. We also tackle listener questions about X-Men Dark Phoenix, The Fantast Four and The Batwoman TV show for the CW.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

    Or you can email us directly at TheFanboyGarage.com to ask questions, listen to previous episodes or check out the latest merchandise (there’s even a Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review.

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    EPISODE 32: Shazam! And the New DCU, Black Widow Solo Movie Filming Soon, Disney+ Details Emerge, and The Oscars Hubbub

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts on the teaser trailer for DC’s Shazam! and have an in-depth discussion around the tone and current direction of DCU films at large post-Aquaman.

    From there, we discuss the recent rumor on the Black Widow solo movie potentially going into production as early as late-February and speculate on the kind of film we hope it to be.

    Staying in the Magical World of Disney, we share details on Disney’s strategy for the Disney+ streaming service, the implications it could have on Netflix as well as information around potential pricing information and content.

    To close the show, we talk briefly about The Oscars and the nominations garnered by Black Panther before diving into listener questions about the revival of Netflix Marvel shows and our first impressions of The Punisher season 2.

    If you like what you’re hearing and have something more to say, be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarageor stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

    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 Star Wars inspired tee). You can support the show by leaving us a five-star review.

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    EPISODE 31: Here Comes the Spider-Man, 2019 the Year of Both Marvel and DCU Heroes and Star Wars Episode IX

    On the 31st episode of The Fanboy Garage we immediately unpack our thoughts on the recent trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home and talk about our excitement for the film.

    As part of the conversation, we discuss 2019 at large and look forward to the monster year both Marvel and DC will have in the coming months. From Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home to the continued success of Aquaman, and the release of Shazam and The Joker, both studios will deliver something for all fans to love.

    During the segment, we chat about the progression of the Disney/Fox merger and speculate on how soon we expect to see properties like the X-Men, Deadpool and X-Force make their way into the MCU or remain separate.

    To close the show, we answer several listener questions about Star Wars: Episode IX, the close of the 2018 Box Office and the signing of Chris Jericho to the AEW.

    2019 is sure to be an exciting year with guests and thought provoking topics (we hope). Be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

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

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    EPISODE 30: The New Year Special with a 2018 Year in Review

    Happy New Year! On the first 2019 episode of The Fanboy Garage we unpack our thoughts on the year that was 2018. We cover the good, the bad, the disappointing and the unexpected winners and losers of 2018

    From the domestic dominating power demonstrated by Marvel’s Black Panther to the momentum building of DC with the coming of Aquaman, we give an in-depth year in review and briefly look forward to 2019.

    We look forward to a prosperous 2019 and thank you all for listening. Be sure keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

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

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    THE FANBOY GARAGE EPISODE 29: Aquaman Early Reviews and Box Office Impact, The Experience that is Venom, Visual Effects in Film and More!

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage we unpack our thoughts on the tide of initial reviews and (positive) early word of mouth for Aquaman and what impact, if any, they might have on the opening weekend box office numbers.

    From there, Aaron has finally seen the experience that is Venom and shares his thoughts on the movie along with a discussion on the future of the franchise in the wake of the film’s huge and unexpected box office performance.

    To close, we answer listener questions; tackling our thoughts on the shortlist of potential nominees in the visual effects category at the Oscars and the evolution of effects in film, as well as box office predictions for the 12/21 weekend.

    The King of Atlantis is on the horizon so don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

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

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    Episode 28: Reactions to Avengers End Game and Captain Marvel Trailers, Black Panther and the Golden Globes, Aquaman’s Early Buzz and More

    On this episode of the Fanboy Garage, We unpack our thoughts around the Captain Marvel and Avengers: End Game trailers before speculating about the release of the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, Black Panther’s Golden Globe nomination and the cancellation of Netflix’s Daredevil.

    From there, we jump into the other universe to talk DC; specifically, Aquaman and it’s dominating presence in China and the implications that might have on the U.S. market. In the conversation, we discuss the new path for the DCU and the wave of expected optimism for the film and franchise that is on the horizon.

    To close, we answer listener questions; tackling our thoughts on the box office success of Aquaman, movies we’re most excited to see as we close out the year, and is Henry Cavill in or out as Superman with Amy Adams exiting the DCU.

    We close the show we a simple snap turning the world to ash! Don’t forget to keep the conversation going by tweeting us @TheFanboyGarage or stalk our pictures on the gram at The Fanboy Garage.

    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 Star Wars inspired tee). If you like what you’re hearing, don’t forget to leave us a five-star review.

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    EPISODE 27: A Spoiler Review of Creed II, The Snyder Cut Heats Up, Reactions to the Lion King Trailer, Thoughts on Disney Plus and Listener Questions

    We are BACK! On this week’s episode of The Fanboy Garage, we unpack our thoughts on Creed II and give listeners a spoiler-filled break down of the sequel.

    From there, we share our thoughts around the validity of the Snyder Cut for Justice League after photos were released by Zack Snyder featuring Darkseid and Suicide Squad Director, David Ayer revealed that Steppenwolf was meant to be the big bad of the movie before studio tinkering and interference.

    Before wrapping things up, we share our reactions on the “live action” Lion King trailer before getting into a deep discussion on all things Disney Plus including the recently announced Star Wars shows and content expected to roll out with the launch of the streaming service.

    To close the show, we tackle listener questions around Star Wars Episode IX theories, canon and things we've been watching in our down time.

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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 fanboygarage.com

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