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.


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