With Spider-Man: Far From Home in theaters everywhere, Dominic and Keith look at what works — and what doesn’t — about the Spider-Man mythos.
Full disclosure: This episode was recorded before either host had a chance to watch Far From Home. That said, both Dominic and Keith reveal their favorite and not-so-favorite aspects of the MCU Spider-Man — including the John Hughes allusions, the meta subtext in the casting, and what the future of Sony and Marvel’s partnership will look like going forward. They also spend some time speculating about Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and which heroes will replace Iron Man and Captain America as the leaders of the Avengers.
What’s #NerdPoppin this week (58:00): Rereading Dune in preparation for the upcoming movie — and the phenomenon of seeing nerd franchise actors crossing over in different movies a la Love Actually. Also, Nerdist mashing up all of the cinematic Spider-Men and DC TV Podcasts raising money for the charity, Magic Wheelchair.
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