In this episode of Nerdstalking, we respond to a message from listener BlueIncandesence, who had some issues with our breakdown of the Wonder Woman movie in Ep. 20. Other topics we cover include Bill arguing against the existence of a god, the firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the Han Solo, uh, solo movie, the 35th anniversary of the original Tron, the demise of Batman’s Adam West, and more. Then there’s a big SPOILER ALERT for our in-depth breakdown of Spider-Man: Homecoming, what we liked and disliked, and our favourite moments from the film.
01:27 – We answer listener email about our Wonder Woman episode.
12:53 – Nerdly News: Chris Miller and Phil Lord canned from Solo, TRON anniversary, Hellboy reboot, the passing of TV’s Batman star Adam West, OMNI magazine reboot, Daniel Craig signs on for BOND 25.
32:35 – We start our review of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
40:29 – Spider-Man film as John Hughes comedy.
50:28 – Movie gives good MJ.
55:02 – The great Michael Keaton.
1:11:25 – Captain America as high-school health instructor.
1:16:02 – Tony Stark: Biggest douche ever.
1:24:16 – Peter Parker’s hilarious buddy.
Thanks for listening!
Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0D3AOldjMU
Chad’s Spider-Man theme song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89eHN9Uyzds
Michael Giacchino’s official theme song from Spider-Man: Homecoming – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeX8TkHN6mE
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Hey guys, I’m currently getting caught up with your podcasts and I just finished 21 – Spider-Man Homecoming. But before I get into my comments in that one, I want to step back to Wonder Woman for a moment.
I don’t remember who said it, but somebody asked ‘since when was Ares a Wonder Woman rogue?’ The answer is, since 1942. He’s been a reoccurring villain for decades. He was the villain in the animated movie a few years ago. More recently, in the ‘Nu-52’ reboot, Diana actually killed Ares and took his place as God of War, though that has been rolled back.
But anywho. Spider-Man.
The question was asked if Peter was ever 15 in the comics. The answer is ‘yes’. He was 14 when he first became Spider-man in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962). For the first 4 years (until 1966), the comics progressed in real time. That means from his freshman year through his senior year in high school passed in real time.
Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal (Homecoming producers) have said on record that Michelle Jones wasn’t the ‘MJ’, she was a ‘MJ’. Unless the fans really love her, then maybe. Meaning that Mary Jane (the comic book MJ) may still appear.
Liz Allen is currently the CEO of Alchemex, one of the biggest tech companies and rivals to Stark in the comics. Her son (Norman) is showing signs of the “Goblin Madness”, and Liz is kind of a ‘grey area’ character currently. She’s been making appearances in both Venom and various Spider-Man books.
The ‘bomb’ was activated by the metal detectors at the entrances. So, I guess medium range electro-magnetic fields?
You were correct when you guessed that spider-sense is supposed to replicate a spider’s ability to detect slight changes to their web.
Miles Morales. He’s not a ‘replacement’ for Peter Parker. Peter’s still around. Miles was originally from an alternate reality where that world’s Peter Parker was killed. After a large cross-over called Secret Wars (no, not the original, or that one, or that other one. The newest one. – Damned recycled names.), Miles found himself in the main universe with both Peter Parker and Miguel O’Hare, the Spider-Man from the future (2099) and who first appeared some 20-odd years ago (early 90’s).
Oh, and from the Detour episode: DC absolutely should not have won that lawsuit with Faucett. Superman actually copied a lot of his now ‘core’ abilities from Captain Marvel, such as flight. DC has several Danvers. If you want to stick solely with the comics, Linda Danvers was basically a version of Supergirl in the 90’s. There’s more to it involving Matrix (another version of Supergirl), but who cares, really. There’s also the Kara Danvers that’s currently being used as the alter-ego of Supergirl in the tv show of the same name.
Anywho, that’s all I have time for tonight. I’ll try to get another episode or two listened to later. I’m enjoying your show, keep up the good work.