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Issue #57: Should Joseph Gordon Levitt Play Batman? | Comic Book Podcast

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We’ve managed to lift ourselves up out of the post Thanksgiving blues just long enough to bring to you an all new Talking Comics Podcast. With Stephanie still in the land of Lira, the boys call in Talking Comics contributor, and all around awesome person, Mara Whiteside to help fill out their ranks.

This lineup may have a look, but it’s business as usual as the gang bares down to gab about Marvel NOW, Indestrctible Hulk, Amazing Spider-Man #698, Uncanny X-Force and shock of shocks, an Avengers book Bob actually likes!

Then it’s on to the meat of the show where we discuss whether or not Joseph Gordon Levitt should play Batman and what we think of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Annnnnnnnnnd… we say it on the show, but just in case you missed it, the Talking Comics crew on Twitter are:

Bobby: @bobbyshortle
Steve: @dead_anchoress
Mara: @marvelousmaraw
And Bob’s email is

FYI: the gang have brand new avatars on Twitter, Facebook and they’ll be uploaded here to the Talking Comics site shortly. The crew have gone all superhero on the world, thanks to the wonderful Hanie Mohd. Like them? Make sure to follow her and let us know what you think of our new superhero pictures.

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2 Responses

  1. thisjohnd

    I definitely have to start out by saying that Mara makes a great addition to the podcast. Her views on big name books like Avengers and Incredible Hulk mirror mine exactly: If I’m voting with my dollar, I’d rather it go toward keeping titles like Saga and Captain Marvel on the shelves.

    As for the discussion on JGL possibly playing Batman in the Justice League movie, I’m actually quite surprised by the negative response given the generally positive comments you all had on the Dark Knight Rises ending. Don’t get me wrong, I completely agree that JGL shouldn’t be Batman. For one thing, I think Steve’s right that he just doesn’t have the build for it. But most importantly I think this is just a rumor that is being given a lot of credence because of the way Dark Knight Rises ended. If that film didn’t end the way that it did and JGL had just been plain ‘ol John Blake, this story would be dead in the water by now.

    Also I agree with Steve that a JLA movie is just a mistake all-around. DC is pushing too fast in an attempt to make Avengers money with a film that’s probably going to only make Green Lantern money (if they’re lucky). As a comic fan I’m excited at the prospect of a 2015 slate with Avengers 2 and JLA but I wish DC would take their time with this project. I don’t want the first JLA movie to be the last.

  2. Karl

    Short answer, No. If they plan on making a cameo Nightwing appearance in JLA, then fine. Otherwise it would just cause confusion. Besides, he doesnt have the bat “build”.

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