UPDATE: Part 2 of our BvS podcast crossover with BLKBOARD is available here!
We’re now only a few days away from the worldwide launch of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Before the movie comes out, this special edition of Hard NOC Life — also available on iTunes and Soundcloud — invites the founders of the new website and podcast BLKBOARD, Jermaine Dickerson and Michael Tré, to discuss the launch of the DC Cinematic Universe.
NOTE: This is the first part of a special two-part crossover with BLKBOARD. After Michael and Jermain appear on Hard NOC Life, Keith will guest on the next episode of the BLKBOARD podcast for the post-movie commentary on Batman v Superman.
Topics covered on the show include:
- The origin — and necessity — of a site and podcast like BLKBOARD
- Jermaine’s “cautious optimism” for Batman v Superman despite trepidation for Snyder’s other films
- Some of the more problematic aspects of Man of Steel beyond Zod and the destruction of Metropolis
- Contrasting Marvel Studios’ and Warner Brothers’ approaching to building shared cinematic universes
- Why the DC Cinematic Universe didn’t tie into Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy
- Comparing the tone of the DC movies vs. the tone of the Marvel ones and how they differ from the original comics
- The DC Cinematic Universe’s embrace of diverse lead characters — see Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman
- What everyone is most hopeful for when they finally see BvS on the big screen
- Why Wonder Woman makes them hopeful
All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this.