In Episode 53 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Robert Yaniz Jr. collapses into a pile of piping-hot movie news, including the latest on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie, Jurassic World 2, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe. It’s hard to believe so much news has come out in just the past few days, but fear not, the Crooked Table Podcast is here to break it down for you. Nostalgia continues to rear its profitable head on the big screen, as once-dormant franchises like Saw and Jumanji are resurging in record speed to compete with burgeoning shared universes like Universal’s Dark Universe and Paramount’s Transformers series. Let’s crack open this week’s movie newspaper and see what’s abuzz in Hollywood, shall we?
In Episode 51 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Robert Yaniz Jr. finally reunites on the show with Kai (along with their infant daughter) to discuss director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Will the film finally mark a decisive win for the DC Extended Universe after films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, or will it prove to be an underwhelming attempt to deliver a successful female-led comic book film? After all, between Supergirl, Catwoman and Elektra, the ladies have had a rough time of it on the big screen. Fingers crossed that Diana Prince’s first solo adventure is worth the wait.