Gabbing Geek 53: Slice And Dice, has 100% more female whale genitalia than you were expecting! First we cover Lego Dimensions and some Marvel TV news before bringing you an epic, impromptu space adventure featuring things about whales you never knew you always wanted to hear. Finally, we wrap things up with an upgraded spelling test to see who knows their fictional swords! You can listen to the episode right now or jump after the break to read more!
It was only a matter of time before more details emerged about the Marvel Studios reorganization that led Kevin Feige to directly report to Disney Studios rather than Marvel COO Ike Perlmutter. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that it may have been the budget for
Avengers 2.5 Captain America: Civil War that was the final straw. Follow the link for more interesting details, but the biggest takeaway that surprised me is that Marvel TV shows (including Agents of SHIELD and the Netflix series) will remain on the Perlmutter side of the fence rather than the Feige. The Netflix series have been too new to overlap much, but SHIELD has had some interesting movie tie-ins. Will those continue or will the two mediums begin to separate? Perhaps we’ll find out when Agents of SHIELD starts back up and Jessica Jones releases on Netflix in the next few months.
Gabbing Geek 51, Battle Lines, is so contentious you’ll think it was a presidential debate where every single candidate is Donald Trump. We talk about corporate wars at Marvel, the latest salvo in the battle of the video streaming giants, our epic Geek Book Club discussion of Armada, and our latest game: Battle Royale. You can start listening to this amazing, ferocious episode right now or jump after the break to find out more!
News broke yesterday that Marvel Films was being reorganized within the Disney company so that President Kevin Feige would report directly to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. While news of a studio reorganization is usually the stuff for entertainment industry publications, this involves beloved geek properties in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and actually has some fantastic consequences for fans of the Marvel films. Marvel Studios is now free to go after bigger talent for their main roles–we might even have a chance to see Jennifer Lawrence as Captain Marvel! Jump after the break to find out why it’s now possible!