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 38 – Laughing with SHAZAM!, X-Men’s Last Stand, DC’s Connected-less Universe, and Spielberg: A Man Out of Touch

    On the 38th episode of The Fanboy Garage, we immediately kick things off by unpacking the second trailer of DC’s SHAZAM! hitting theaters on April 5th!

    We then move on to an in-depth discussion around the latest Dark Phoenix trailer and share our thoughts about the anticipation for the film as it looks to close out the close to 20-year franchise.

    From there, we quickly discuss the positive reviews humming around Marvel’s 21st movie, Captain Marvel before we jump back into a conversation about the connectivity of the new DC cinematic universe.

    To close, we explore the war waged by Steven Spielberg against Netflix as he challenges the company’s validity in winning Academy Awards and briefly weigh in on the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland.

    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 and don’t forget about our Cancer Awareness Campaign coming soon.

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    EPISODE 37 – Can the MCU have an R-Rated film, Doom Patrol Stumbles, The Return of Batista, Captain Marvel Shakes the Hate and More

    On this episode of The Fanboy Garage, we jump right in by unpacking some of the early word of mouth buzz rolling out around Captain Marvel. Projected to have a $100+ million opening weekend, Captain Marvel looks to be another success for the MCU as it marches towards Avengers: End Game in April

    From there we discuss our thoughts on the Rated-R comic book movies and whether or not the MCU should have Rated-R films in its universe. In the conversation, we unravel the latest updates and news surrounding the Disney and 20thCentury Fox merger and the implications it can have on the broader television landscape

    We quickly turn heel and discuss the return of Batista to the WWE and speculate on how long we expect to see Guardians of the Galaxy actor after WrestleMania 35. We even chat about how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the success he’s had post-his days as a WWE Superstar.

    To close the show, we lightly discuss the results of the Academy Awards and give props to Black Panther for its win in the Original Score category before we talk a bit about Bohemian Rhapsody and the second episode of Doom Patrol.

    In something near and dear to our hearts, we are excited to announce that we are planning a Cancer Awareness Campaign with more details to come in the near future.

    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 36 – Armie Hammer is/isn’t Batman, Captain Marvel a Dud?, Doom Patrol and Unpacking the Short Film Catfight with Director Ariel Sinelnikoff and Actor Vanessa Bontea

    On the 36thepisode of The Fanboy Garage, we immediately kick things off by unpacking all of the scoops, rumors, and debunkings related to Armie Hammer potentially donning the Cape and Cowl of Batman.

    From there we discuss the potential that Captain Marvel could be the MCU’s first official flop before quickly talking about the first episode of Doom Patrol and the many Star Wars characters rumored to be getting their own show on Disney+

    In the second half of the episode, we welcome special guests director, Ariel Sinelnikoff and fellow Revenger and actor, Vanessa Bontea. They join us to talk about Catfight, a short film set in a dystopian world where men gather in hordes to bet on women who have been dressed in degrading costumes, doped up on performance enhancing drugs, and are forced to fight to the death. In the discussion, we talk about their influences, experiences making the film and more.

    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 35: Pro-Wrestling and The Rise of AEW with Special Guest Paul Crockett of Beyond Wrestling and a TFG Fan Roundtable

    It's a battle royal on this week's episode of The Fanboy Garage. Our first ever wrestling focused episode, inspired by the shock waves caused by All Elite Wrestling.

    First up, Chris is joined by the voice of Beyond Wrestling and Women's Wrestling Revolution and the co-host of The Foreign Aces podcast Paul Crockett to discuss AEW and the changing landscape of pro wrestling in 2019...oh and we might've fit in some Star Trek talk as well.

    After that, Chris brings together a round table, or more fittingly, a squared circle of wrestling fans to discuss the beginnings of, and the current states of their fandom.

    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 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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