March 31st, 2021 | 39 mins 33 secs
dceu, superman, ta-nehisi coates
On this episode of Mad Unreal we unpack the recent news that Ta-Nehisi Coates will write the upcoming J.J. Abrams Superman film. The announcement brought to mind a recurring question: should a BIPOC artist have the freedom to create stories that don’t focus on BIPOC heroes? Get ready for an insightful Mad Unreal discussion that interrogates the boundaries often placed around Black art.
September 11th, 2020 | 58 mins 2 secs
batman, brown hornet, bruce wayne, christopher nolan, dcu, superman
It’s the finale of our special 4-part ‘What If the Batman was a Black Man’ series! In this episode we put the spotlight on the fans themselves and discuss how an African-American Batman would be received by super hero fandom. We take a trip from the 60s TV series through the Reagan 80s and Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, all the way to the present day era of post-Christopher Nolan movies and pre-‘The Batman’ hype. Join Mad Unreal as we wrap up our exploration of this fascinating question.