Geekville Radio #286: Happy Loki Day! MCU Casting, Batman and Superman Series, 2021 Movie Previews

Geekville Radio #286

1:30 – Happy Loki Day!

Marvel’s latest MCU series, Loki, has premiered to mostly favorable reviews. It currently has a rating of 96% at Rotten Tomatoes which makes it the highest-rated of all series so far. For the record Marvel’s MODOK is at 88%, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is at 89%, and WandaVision is at 91%.

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Tom Welling Allegedly Turned Down Being The Arrowverse Superman

Actor Tom Welling recently appeared at New Zealand’s Armageddon Expo, where he confirmed rumors that he will be appearing in Arrow’s upcoming eighth season. He also implied he turned down being Superman in previous seasons of Supergirl.

CBR published the story the other day:

According to worldofmera on Twitter, Welling confirmed the news at Armageddon Expo in New Zealand. During a panel, he reportedly said, “I will be on Arrow next season.” The poster then noted that Welling didn’t indicate the extent of his role or even who he would be playing. However, he did reportedly reveal he turned down the chance to play Superman on CW’s Supergirl.

-via CBR.com

Welling of course played Clark Kent for ten years on Smallville, and only wore the Superman suit in the series finale.

Arrow was given an early renewal for an eighth season, but lead actor Stephen Amell revealed that it will be the final season. The series finale for Arrow will likely be around the time the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover special airs.

So what role will Welling have come this fall? The actor didn’t say, but we likely won’t have to wait too long to find out.

Cavill leaving Superman? RIP Burt Reynolds

There are only two main subject in this episode of Geekville Radio, but they are real doozies. Seth and Crazy Train are joined by fellow Superman and Burt Reynolds fan David McKinney of South Atlanta Wrestling. The three talk the recent news about the potential departure of Henry Cavill from the DC Movie Universe as Superman, and the recent passing of Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds.

CAVILL NO LONGER SUPERMAN?

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Henry Cavill may indeed be leaving the role of Superman. Reports indicate that the hold up stems from negotiations to cameo in Shazam. Cavill had recently signed to appear in the Netflix series The Witcher, and sources told THR that scheduling would not permit Cavill from making an appearance in the film.

Another source, according to the report, stated the fallout may have happened due to a change in direction by Warner Bros.

“That’s because the studio has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story featuring a teen superheroine. This effectively removes an actor of Cavill’s age from the storyline’s equation given that Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to DC lore.”

Warner Bros. released a statement

“We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films.”

Cavill has only responded with a video clip released to social media where he holds a Superman action figure.

All three panelists hold out hope that Cavill will appear in at least one more film before leaving, if he’s leaving at all.

BURT REYNOLDS (1936-2018)

Burt Reynolds passed away last week at the age of 82. Contrary to earlier claims, Reynolds was actually born in Michigan, not Waycross Georgia. Which means the icon of so many Southern flavored movies wasn’t actually Southern.

Seth, Train, and David all pay tribute and share memories from their favorite Burt Reynolds movies. Deliverance was a breakthrough leading man role, but it was his light-hearted car chase action comedies (Smokey & The Bandit, Cannonball Run) that became his signature genre in the 1970s. In the 80s he made more mature dramas and thrillers, such as Sharky’s Machine and Stick.

David talks about a story involving a young Reynolds and Clint Eastwood leaving their respective TV Western roles (Gunsmoke and Rawhide). Seth mentions a movie originally written for Reynolds that wound up going to Eastwood.

So, at the end of this episode, the panelists officially induct Burt Reynolds into Geekville Radio’s Honorary Southerners

Superhero Sunday: Superman – The Mad Scientist (1941)

Copyright Warner Bros.
Copyright Warner Bros.

Superman captivated the world in the 1940s. Fleischer Studios, most famous for producing Popeye cartoons, made several Superman animated cartoons that were shown in theaters.

This entry, The Mad Scientist, has the style at its finest. Every frame was hand drawn back in the day. This was truly an animated cartoon.

Geekville Radio: Deadpool 2 Trailer, Punisher and Justice League Reviews

It’s a review filled edition of Geekville Radio with three big subjects to go through.

First off, Fox has released another trailer for Deadpool 2, featuring Deadpool parodying the late great Bob Ross. How many Easter Eggs were in it? And did we get all the references.

Also in the Marvel field, The Punisher series had made its long-awaited Netflix debut. In a mild spoiler review, Seth and Crazy Train discuss the series and whether it lives up to expectations.

The final segment of the show is devited to a thorough review of the highly anticipated Justice League movie. Why did it get panned? And is it really as bad as some fans are making it out to be? Warning: This review is SPOILER HEAVY, so it’s highly recommended to see the film before listening to avoid spoilers.

All this and more in another fun-filled Geekville Radio!

Trailer for the R Rated Justice League Dark Blu Ray

Batman: The Killing Joke isn’t the only R-Rated DC Animated Release. Warner Bros. have confirmed that the upcoming Justice League Dark will also carry the Restricted rating.

Below is the first trailer for the anticipated release.

Justice League Dark will star the voice talents of Jason O’Mara as Batman, Nicholas Turturro as Deadman, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, and Jerry O’Connell as Superman. Fan favorite Matt Ryan will also be reprising the role of Constantine that he played for the NBC TV Series.

Justice League Dark is set for DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital Release in early 2017