April 7th, 2021 | 45 mins 38 secs
daredevil, disney plus, marvel studios, mcu, netflix, wandavision
Do you remember how it felt, back in 2015, when Netflix dropped the first seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones? On this episode of Mad Unreal, we examine the impact those shows had, and compare it to the debuts of WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Did Marvel’s outlying Netflix shows have a greater initial impact than the more MCU-connected Disney Plus series?
March 24th, 2021 | 48 mins 43 secs
avengers, disney, falcon, marvel, mcu, winter soldier
Mad Unreal is back! This week we’re discussing the premiere of Marvel Studio’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and doing it in the way that only we can. Join us as we examine the Falcon’s emerging storyline and ask: can Sam Wilson become the second Black MCU hero whose motivations are not based solely on the needs and desires of his white counterparts?
January 1st, 2021 | 2 hrs 4 mins
bond, disney plus, hbo, lucasfilm, mandalorian, marvel, mcu
2020 was unreal—but not in a good way. On this special episode of Mad Unreal we’re bringing in the new year the right way by taking a look at the upcoming 2021 films and TV series we’re most excited about. From The Falcon & The Winter Soldier to Bond, The Bad Batch, Batwoman and more, we dive into the movies and shows that will hopefully make this year the right kind of Unreal.
November 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
daredevil, disney, lucasfilm, mandalorian, mcu, netflix, star wars
Now that Disney Plus has announced the WandaVision premiere date, a new era of storytelling for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to begin. But can Marvel Studios emulate the streaming success of Lucasfilm's Star Wars content? Have the stakes changed for the MCU shows because of the pandemic? And is there any chance they’ll bring back Charlie Cox’s Daredevil?! Join us as we explore this topic, plus give our thoughts on recent episodes of The Mandalorian.
September 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
batman, black panther, dc, matt reeves, mcu, robert pattinson, ryan coogler
In a very special episode of Mad Unreal, we give love to Chadwick Boseman and discuss his passing in the context of both Black Hollywood and Super Hero cinema. And before giving the actor a final farewell, we reveal the exact on-screen moment when we became true Boseman fans. To finish out the ep, we go deep on the first The Batman trailer and wonder: will a hyper-violent Bats be embraced by a #BLM world?
July 31st, 2020 | 52 mins 39 secs
bond, dc, disney, mcu, netflix, star wars
After last year’s epic MCU climax, we were all eager to dive into the next era of superhero storytelling. But will the long pause of 2020 be the beginning of the end for the golden age of superhero cinema? Will franchises like Marvel, DC, James Bond, and Star Wars migrate an increasing amount of their stories to streaming platforms? And what could this mean for the future of BIPOC projects? Join Arthur and Isaac on a new episode of Mad Unreal!
April 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
ahsoka, bond, marvel, mcu
Is Marvel Studios’ devotion to canon having a harmful effect on the MCU? On this week’s episode of Mad Unreal, Arthur & Isaac examine the massive rescheduling of Marvel’s Phase 4 and debate the consequences of canon and sequential storytelling. We also give our thoughts on the two most recent episodes of Star Wars Clone Wars!
March 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
blade, marvel, mcu
Mad Unreal is back with Mad Thoughts on Indiana Jones, Star Trek: Picard, Star Wars: The High Republic, & The Clone Wars! Then we jump into our main topic by asking: can the release of the upcoming MCU Blade film starring Mahershala Ali become a black culture ‘moment’ in the same way as Black Panther?
September 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
disney, marvel, mcu, sony, spider-man
Arthur and Isaac are back for round 2 of Mad Unreal! This week we’re focusing on the split between #MarvelStudios and #Sony over #SpiderMan. How will this affect the rest of the #MCU? And most importantly, does this news threaten the future of #MilesMorales?