Welcome to the 68th Episode of Collider’s Heroes, hosted by Jon Schnepp, with guests John Campea, Robert Meyer Burnett, and the long awaited return of Amy Dallen. We bring you the latest news about the World of Heroes and Villains! On this episode of Collider’s Heroes (Wednesday August 3rd, 2016) we discuss:
- Suicide Squad opens this week
- Avengers: Infinity War title change
- Superman image released for Supergirl
- More Inhumans to appear on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Minor Mutations
- Flashback: The Rocketeer
- Spotlight: Super Power Beatdown
- Twitter questions
Suicide Squad Opens This Week
In two days, DC’s third film in their cinematic shared universe opens across the country and everyone is waiting on this with baited breath. Many reviews are out, and a few of the Heroes panel have seen the movie. Now, it’s time to talk about it. The Heroes panel give you a few of their non-spoilery opinions on Suicide Squad!
Avengers: Infinity War Title Change
Well, the two-part Avengers: Infinity War has now become one movie and this leads us to wonder, what will be the shakeout as far as characters surviving the movie? Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely recently shared a bit about their writing process revealing that they lock themselves in a room with The Russo Brothers and a couple of execs from Marvel; with one wall of cards for the movie and the other wall for the second movie breaking down all the characters still alive in the Marvel universe – down to Darcy’s boyfriend in Thor 2. The panel discuss who they think might or might not make it out of Avengers: Infinity War alive.
First Images of Superman Revealed for Supergirl
This past week, fans were treated to the official image of Tyler Hoechlin playing Superman next to Melissa Benoist’s character from Supergirl. The panel look at the image and pics from the set itself, which they weigh in on with their thoughts.
More Inhumans in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4
So besides the newer version of Ghost Rider (who wears a skull mask and drives a car not a bike), The Inhumans, namely the actual original core crew like Karnak, Triton, Medusa, and Black Bolt, have been cleared for use on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Will the giant teleporting mutant dog named Lockjaw show up, or will we actually get the story of Black Bolt? Does this mean Marvel is abandoning the film?
- Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson thanks the fans for their support
- Michael B Jordan feels safe playing the villain in Black Panther because of Ryan Coogler
- James Gunn says “No infinity Stones” in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
- Legends of Tomorrow’s JSA will be set in the 1940’s
- The Rocketeer flies back into theatres with a female led sequel
The Rocketeer was created by writer and artist Dave Stevens, who brought so much incredible artwork to the series, and introduced people to the art deco inspired, hard hitting streamlined world of gangsters, Howard Hughes, nazi-spy actors, young love, rocket packs, and the wonders of Bettie Page. The film stars Billy Campbell and Jennifer Connelly with Paul Sorvino and Timothy Dalton. It was directed by Boba Fett’s designer and Captain America: The First Avenger’s Joe Johnston. The reception to the film was overall positive, but it was a box office failure at the time. With the recent news of an updated sequel, the panel discuss the merits of The Rocketeer!
Spotlight: Super Power Beatdown
This week’s Spotlight is Super Power Beatdown, an action packed superhero series on YouTube, made by Aaron Schoenke and his talented team BatintheSun; which features incredible battles between characters you would probably never see fight each other – like Batman vs Darth Vader, Thor vs Superman, or Deadpool & Domino vs The Joker & Harley Quinn.