From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios

From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios

A special mini-series from the host and producer of Excelsior Journeys, each episode provides a look back at the films based on Marvel Comics properties that were NOT a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from 1986's Howard the Duck to 2019's X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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August 13, 2022 46 min

For this episode of From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios, host and producer George Sirois takes us back to FanExpo STL, where he gave his second pop culture-based presentation at any convention. This was a topic he had been picking at for the past three years, one that is very near and dear to his heart. As a fan of the 20th Century Fox X-Men films, he had heard many fans objecting to the loose continuity compared to the...

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And we're back! To start Season 2 of From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios, host and producer George Sirois takes us to FanExpo STL, where he gave his first pop culture-based presentation at any convention. This became an open discussion about the hits and the misses that both Marvel and DC dealt with while forming their own cinematic universes.

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December 16, 2021 23 min

In 2019, Disney completed the acquisition of 20th Century Fox's film and television assets - including the Marvel properties X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four. Therefore, the latest installment of Fox's X-Men films, Dark Phoenix, became the final one in the franchise. By the time it was released in June of that year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe had already given us Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, with Spider-Man: ...

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December 15, 2021 8 min

Fans were likely a bit hesitant to try seeing Venom again on the big screen, especially since the previous time was Spider-Man 3. Thankfully, this time both the sympiote and Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) did their part to make you forget about the 2007 film. How successful was it? Listen and find out...

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December 15, 2021 9 min

Just when we were given a tearful farewell to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, along comes Ryan Reynolds's Deadpool to get us laughing all over again with 2018's Deadpool 2. And this time, he got Josh Brolin loaned out from the MCU to play Cable! How was it? Just hit play to find out.

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December 14, 2021 12 min

The man had finally come around for Logan, and he goes down swinging, leaving an extremely gory mess in his wake, a mess that fans never thought they would get a chance to see. How did Hugh Jackman's final run as Wolverine go? Listen in and enjoy the latest "But Wait, There's More!" episode.

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December 7, 2021 18 min

The National Podcast Post Month challenge may be complete, but this show isn't just yet. Welcome to Part 1 of the "But Wait, There's More!" section, and we're starting off with a look at X-Men: Apocalypse. With the runaway success of X-Men: Days of Future Past, did the team's first encounter with the first mutant Apocalypse match its predecessor? Listen in to find out.

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November 30, 2021 9 min

The Merc with a Mouth finally gets his time to shine on the big screen. And the result is one of the most beloved of all comic book films either in or out of the MCU. Listen in for my thoughts...

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This completes the 30-episode National Podcast Post Month Challenge! Please join me for the final five movies I'll be covering and the Season Finale. Do you have a sugg...

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November 30, 2021 12 min

When a film’s director tweets about what the final product could have been, you know there are some problems. And there are plenty of problems to cover in this look at 2015’s Fantastic Four.

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November 29, 2021 13 min

The X-Men’s answer to The Avengers came 2 years later with their epic time travel adaptation of Days of Future Past. Did it live up to expectations? Find out what I had to say inside...

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November 25, 2021 11 min

This would be the last time Andrew Garfield would put on the spandex and go swinging around New York City... for now. Did he go out in style? Listen in for my thoughts...

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November 25, 2021 13 min

James Mangold stepped into the director’s chair for the first of two solo Wolverine films with Hugh Jackman. The first was 2013’s The Wolverine, which revived the timeline of X-Men, X2, and X-Men: The Last Stand and sent Logan on his long-awaited trip to Japan. How did it go? Listen in and find out.

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November 25, 2021 16 min

After trying to get a fourth Spider-Man film off the ground with Sam Raimi, Sony Pictures changed their strategy and gave us a reboot intended to launch a new shared universe with Peter Parker at the center. How did they do? Find out inside...

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November 25, 2021 15 min

Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in the sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and with the directors of Crank and Crank: High Voltage behind the cameras, how did the film play? A little differently than expected, I would say. Listen in for more...

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November 24, 2021 10 min

Since X-Men Origins: Wolverine was such a critical disappointment, 20th Century Fox had no idea how their next installment in the X-Universe - X-Men: First Class - would go. It would become one of its most acclaimed chapters in the whole franchise. What did I think about it? Listen in to find out.

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November 24, 2021 14 min

After the trilogy wrapped up, 20th Century Fox decided to take the X-Universe back in time to tell Wolverine’s origin story. How did it go? Well, there’s a reason why there are no more Origins movies after this. Listen in for more...

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November 24, 2021 10 min

Director Lexi Alexander gives us a beautiful ballet of violence in the 2008 film Punisher: War Zone. In the year that changed everything for this genre, this sequel/reboot got left behind while the MCU started and The Dark Knight set box office records. Did it deserve to be forgotten? Let’s talk about it.

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The last Marvel movie before the year that changed everything! How did you enjoy the Rise of the Silver Surfer? How did I enjoy it? Let’s find out...

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November 21, 2021 19 min

This is the big one, one of the most discussion-inducing of all the Marvel movies. How did you like Spider-Man 3? What worked for you? What didn’t? I have my thoughts so please give it a listen...

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November 20, 2021 10 min

At long last, we finally have Nicolas Cage in a comic book film. How did he do? Let’s find out together...

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