The John Campea Podcast
Summary: The John Campea Podcast features John Campea and guests as they discuss the news and trends in the world of movies as well as other topics that catch their interest from TV shows to sports to world events.
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode #66 Recorded Wednesday July 26th 2017) John takes the following viewer emails: 2:28 Chip Jordan - Hey John love the podcast and make sure to watch it everyday. I wanted to know why Marvel can't just buy the rights to all of their characters and have their version of the characters and other studios (Fox and Sony) could have theirs. I mean it makes sense to me. 8:19 Sean Burtt - Why the hell does everyone believe Ben Affleck when he said that he loved being Batman. He looks in physical pain saying that it's so clearly bs but the click bait sites jump all over it saying oh Ben Affleck confirms he's staying as Batman 19:04 Jeff Griffith - With Bond 25 now having an official release date in 2019, I find myself thinking about that rumor about the Bond producers wanting a 007 Cinematic Universe. What would you think if certain Bond characters got the spin-off treatment? 20:30 Robert E Smith - I know that you have said that you were a big fan of warcraft in the past, and while the movie may not have been the best, I want to know your opinion on if any of blizzard's properties could be adapted to the big screen? the starcraft franchise in particular could make for a great movie if done correctly. 23:47 Golden age - Do you think we will ever see Calvin and Hobbes get a movie, a special or anything on screen? I know the creator ,Bill Watterson, isn't a big fan of those types of things but it would be nice to see my favorite comic strip get animated. 26:24 Marc Coutanche - Reviewers and fans talk a lot about movie directors, who often receive praise or blame for a movie's success or failure. Why do we not hear more about scriptwriters? It seems to me that a scriptwriter can sometimes be equally, or even more, vital to a movie's success. Has it always been like this? Why do the writers get no love?
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode #65 Recorded Tuesday July 25th 2017) John takes the following viewer emails: 2:30 The Canon - Can you talk a little about your expectations for The Defenders? I know it might be crazy to say, but I came away more impressed with the Defenders' trailer than anything else at Comic-Con. I wasn't a fan of Iron Fist or Luke Cage...but there is something to be said about a team up of fully fleshed out characters over multiple seasons. 7:17 Frank Johnston - After the Infinity War movies, do you see the MCU taking a break for a year or 2? I am wondering if after a massive payoff after 10 years of movies if they'd take a break, in order to stop potential fatigue? (I don't believe comic book movie fatigue is out there yet, as you've said many times). Or do you think the MCU will keep rollin'? 11:11 Robert Kessler - With the success of The Simpsons Movie a decade or so ago, why hasn't there ever been a Family Guy movie? This could be a good way to being Seth McFarlane back to the big screen. 13:46 Topher Doll - Prior to Comic-Con we heard rumors from sites normally known as reliable that the Justice League reshoots would take months and would be considerable but we learned at the panel they were brief and almost completed. What are your thoughts on this now that we know the Whedon's role seems to be accenting the film Snyder made rather than remaking it? 23:14 Kailas Menon - What are the chances that we will see a movie adaption of the play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"? The play has been a hit since its release.A year ago there were rumors from Warner Bros about the possibility of a movie being made after the "Fantastic Beasts" series ended. 25:34 Madoka Aburaya - A few years back we had Les Miserables which was good, but a lot of the singing was mediocre compared to professional and experienced broadway actors. Do you think broadway actors or regular actors should star in these adaptations of musicals into movies?
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode 64 recorded Monday July 24th 2017) John takes the following viewer emails: 0:47 Who Won Comic-Con? 6:41 Lina DeMammon - This week at Comic-Con Noah Hawley said that he was going to be making a Doctor Doom movie. Why is Fox still trying? Is it pride? Is it money? Do they actually think they have a good idea this time? Isn’t it time for them to give up on the Fantastic Four stuff? 15:18 MrYazMan300 - Who are some of the director or actors you think the media is overhyping them as the next best thing even though you don't think they are. My pick is Adam Wingard, I don't think he's as good as everyone is making him to be. 18:53 Erwin Marlin - Do you think box office and news media as a whole will ever recognize the fact that films do not open on Friday, but they open on Thursday night? I always see ads saying that "X" film opens "Y" day, but it is never true. Is there any reason why Thursday night is not acknowledge as opening day? 22:04 Jason Dolan - I was showing my dad Captain America the First Avenger for the first time and in the opening scene with Red Skull... he makes reference to Hitler digging up trinkets in the desert, possibly referencing the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark... and of course, Indy is now owned by Disney. Could we EVER see a crazy Indiana Jones crossover in the MCU? 23:54 Austin Caspar - I have noticed that the Dark Tower marketing team is pedal to the medal with trailers and tv spots since June and doesn't look like they will stop till the release on august 4th. I honestly forgot there was a trailer for justice league released at SDCC in 2016. I hope this is the new trend moving forward with having a 2-3 month push, what is your opinions on the how a movie should market itself? 27:05 Thomas Markey - My question is regarding Michael Fassbender. He has the ability to be a great actor but probably hasn't had a strong movie since 2015's Steve Jobs. His last few movies have been Alien: Covenant, Assassins Creed, Song to Song, The Light Between Oceans, and X-Men Apocalypse. Do you think The Snowman will get his career back on track? Thanks!
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episdoe 63 recorded Sunday July23rd 2017) John takes the following viewer emails: 4:25 Frans Stal - Could you talk about the Box office performance of Cars 3 it seems absolutely catastrophic for Pixar but no one is talking about it. 9:28 Michael Pement - Hi John, love the show! I watch it every day. What are your thoughts on the trailer for Darkest Hour? It looks like Gary Oldman could be getting his first Oscar (though, like you say, we won't really know until we see the movie). Thanks. 13:17 Keith O'Neil - Going on what you said about the Force Awakens' opening weekend record, do you think the Last Jedi has a shot at even coming close to it? I think it will ride the momentum from the Force Awakens and come up a little short, maybe around $220 million. TFA had Phantom Menace level hype around it, which I don't think we will see ever again. 17:58 Dan Lynn - I noticed you gave your ranking of the Spiderman movies but I want to know whats your ranking of the 3 actors to play Spiderman? I remember when Civil War had just hit theaters and you said it was too early to say Tom Holland was the best Spiderman portrayal but now he has had a spidey movie all to himself how do compare him to Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield? 23:49 Duncan Butler - My question is regarding Bladerunner 2049, not to spoil anything from the original film but do you think we'll get a better idea of who Harrison Ford's Deckard is in this new film? Also, I know you aren't the biggest Bladerunner fan, but how are you excited for this sequel? 27:27 Chris Flener - Do you think Avengers Infinity War will be the movie where we finally get to see and hear Captain America yell out his famous line "AVENGERS ASSEMBLE"?
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode #62, recorded Monday July 17th 2017) John takes the following viewer questions: 3:45 Daniel Taylor - In almost every film I've seen this year, there have been people blatantly using their phones during the movie. Some of the more popular movies even had entire rows of people on their phones. Do you think it's time for Drive-in theaters to return in order to combat this problem? Because the understaffed theaters in my area don't seem to be capable. 7:21 Optimus TheGamer - Hey John, when do you think the new trailer for Jurassic World 2 will pop up? Don't you think it was a little rush since it took 4 months only? 10:58 Noot - Greetings john my question is since Warner brothers owns all the dc characters why did it take so long to create a shared universe? i mean marvel with all their obstacles were able to create a shared universe with its heroes. was it a lack of vision? or innovation? you would think dc/WB would have done this years ago, would love to hear your thoughts. 15:44 Tampa Movie Guy - Been following you since Man of Steel review in 2013. My question is, what do you think of the recent Netflix movies War Machine and Okja? While these get talked about a lot when they are announced due to the talent involved, I feel like upon release on Netflix, they get no where near the attention that theater-released movies get. No one is talking about them. Does that mean no one is seeing them? 19:00 Tim Duplisea - Hey John love the new podcast. You have mentioned many times how much you like Batman V Superman and I am total agreement with you. I also know that we are in the minority. If the infamous " Martha" scene never happened do you think it would have been more widely accepted? To me it is the only part of the film where I found myself rolling my eyes. Anyways keep up the great work 25:21 Jeff Steinbeck - Hello John, big fan. Since we have four films in the DCEU, how would you rank them so far? Thanks for taking my question and keep up the great work.
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode #61 recorded Friday July 14th 2017) John discusses the following topics: NEWS TOPICS 0:45 New Justice League image 2:28 The Layover Trailer 4:21 Mama Mia adds Lily James VIEWER QUESTION 6:42 Brandon - My question is: as follows: Was The Force Awakens’ $247 million opening near the physical limits for an opening weekend? Many theaters had showings all night to fill demand, and could not do much more than they did for TFA. What is the max opening weekend you think is physically possible if demand were not an issue? 9:25 Matt Varney - With the Sony / Marvel partnership details still blurry at best, has there been any confirmation on which members of Spider-man's rogues gallery Marvel has access to? Clearly Venom, Black Cat & Silver Sable are off limits, but has there been any deal made for Marvel to have 1st draft on the other villains and of so, who? 11:00 Flemming Jensen - Hi there, I'm a great fan of your channel. I have a question about the Valerian movie. When not many movie viewers know about the french graphic novels it was based on, do you think the audiens will see it as a copy of Star Wars, Guardians of the galaxy, Avatar etc. when its the other way around? And do you think it could influence the success of the movie? 13:01 Tristan El - With Disney recently announcing that they have yet to cast the lead role in their live action release what do you think are the chances of them casting Dev Patel? I personally have been advocating for he and Freida Pinto in the lead roles way before Disney announced a live action release in a "what if.." scenario having a Slumdog reunion. What are your thoughts?
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (recorded Wednesday July 12th 2017) John talks about the following: 2:30 Warner Bros frontrunner for Suicide Squad 2 is Jaume Collet-Serra 7:15 Charlize Theron wants to do another Mad Max. 9:43 Quentin Tarantino targeting a Manson Family movie. 11:29 THE TICK trailer drops for Amazon 13:05 Frank Calderon - Hey John! Love the podcast! My question to you is 'What is the latest on a Matthew Vaughn directed Man of Steel sequel? He is my first choice for this and I hope he is still in the running. If he doesn't get the gig, however, who would you like to see come in and direct it? My second choice is JA Bayona who has publicly stated what a fan of the character he is' 16:42 Bryan Kruse - Dunkirks run time was just officially revealed to be only 107 minutes. Does that sound way to short for a war movie and a Nolan movie? I was thinking 2 and a half hours at least. 18:39 Bomb Squad - Hey John, with San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner, do you think that Marvel will drop any Infinity War footage? Last year, all the chatter was about DC, with Justice League and Wonder Woman. Does Marvel drop Infinity War, Thor, or Black Panther? 21:51 Thomas Stimpson - Hello John, my name is Thomas and I was wondering what your feelings on 'The Wire' are? I heard Josh Macuga say you had started watching it a little while ago. I believe it's the best show ever made and the people I know who have seen it all agree. How would you compare it to 'Breaking Bad'?
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode 59 recorded Tuesday July 11th 2017) John takes the following viewer questions: 2:11 Jake Cleveland - Hey John I have a questions about property rights, I was recently watching the first Spiderman movie and I noticed Aunt May told Peter he's not Superman. I was just wondering how a Spiderman movie that is made by Sony could reference a DC superhero owned by Warner Brothers? Would love to hear your opinion or am I just over complicating this? 3:57 Jim Casey - It seems after watching the movie that Marvel really wove Spider-man into the MCU. What happens if after Homecoming 2 Sony and Marvel decide not to continue the deal? For Marvel it seems easy, they just don't put him in anymore MCU movies. For Sony how would they unravel Spider-man out of the MCU without having to do yet another reboot? Thanks for your time and love the new podcast! 8:11 Daniel Fitzpatrick - Hi John loving the new resurgence of the channel lately. My question is about why studios release certain movies a lot later in some countries. For example Cars 3 is only opening here in Ireland this forthcoming weekend whilst it opened in the US a few weeks ago. 11:14 Joshua Langston - Hey John! Here's one I hope you can talk about! Do you think we'll see any more movies set in Middle Earth? I understand that New Line Cinema has just the rights to the Hobbit and the Lord of the Ring and not the Silmarillion unfortunately. Do you envision a return to this world someday on the big screen? 13:24 Chris Debord - It's obvious that DC is trying to have the same success the MCU has had. Do you ever think that DC will be as successful and intricate as Marvel has been able to be? With a lot of projects they are working on seemingly being stuck in development hell, I just don't see the DCEU lasting much longer than Justice League 2. 19:11 Hardybuck14 - Thoughts on the Borg vs Mcenroe trailer? And do you think Shia Labeouf is a capable oscar winner?
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode 58 recorded Monday July 10th 2017) John takes the following viewers questions: 0:48 Sebastián Lerda - Hi John, love your podcast, watch it daily. My question to you is, what is your take on the Dark Tower movie? Do you think it'll be far different from the books? Do you think it'll be a trilogy and series? 5:40 Julia Vermoothe - Just saw Spider-Man Homecoming and I absolutely loved it! It might be my favorite movie of the year. My question is: Is this the best Spider-Man movie ever? How would you rank the existing Spider-Man films? Thank you and bring on the filthy! 9:16 Rory Hogan - Hi John, my question for you is: Do you think all films can be considered art, or do you think that many blockbuster franchises such as Transformers are merely made to sell tickets and have no artistic intentions whatsoever? Thanks! 14:30 Bradley Davis - Bradley Davis- Hello John. I think we might be in for a down year when it comes to animated films. The only great one I can think of right now is The Lego Batman movie. So with that in mind, what are the chances that The Lego Batman gets nominated for best animated film? 17:58 Callum Morrison - After seeing the news of Daniel Day Lewis' retirement I am curious to know who do you believe can take up the mantle of, or is the best working actor today? 23:02 Humphrey Rogers - Superhero films are big. While I love them to death, do you believe they are indirectly to blame for Hollywood's reliance on brand-name (franchise) filmmaking? Many 'original' films have to be auteur driven while a film like Battleship gets greenlit instantly. What are your thoughts, John.
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode 57, recorded Saturday July 8th 2017) John takes the following viewer questions: 1:19 Miljan Tanić - We've just got Peter Parker as Spider-Man in the MCU but, many people have been clamoring for years, wanting to see a movie-version of Miles Morales. Now since Sony is making their own Spider-verse, and since I really can't imagine Spider-Man villains in their own movies without any trace of Spider-Man (it would be bonkers)... is it feasible that Sony makes their own Spider-Man with Miles Morales? 6:34 Philip Jacobsen - Loving the "new" channel and content. My question is regarding the comedy genre. Is the pure comedy genre dead? I remember back in the 90's and the early 00's feeling like there was a stream of gut-busting comedies released every year. Now I struggle to name a handful of comedies from the last 7-10 years that have come close to the comedies of the 90's and early 00's. 9:50 Rondale Williams - Do you think Spiderman: Homecoming will out earn Wonder Woman at the box office this weekend? Why or why not? 13:35 Ryan Clarke - Ready Player One has been done filming since late last year and is currently in a heavy post production stage. With the film slated for a March 2018 release date, when do you think we will get our first footage from the film? 15:42 Hampton Sipper - Hey John! I've been following you for a while and thoroughly enjoy listening to your insight. I wanted to ask your thoughts on the TV show, The Office. I've never heard you talk about it and just wanted to hear your thoughts. Thanks man and God bless! 19:38 Kenny Drew - I have a question about who will get directing credit for the both Justice League and the Young Han Solo movies, as they seem to be similar situations. Will both Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon receive directing credit on Justice League? And will Ron Howard and Lord/Miller share credit on Han Solo?
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode 56 recorded Friday July 7th 2017) John takes the following viewer questions: 0:59 David Pyle - I just read that the new Tomb Raider reboot has recently wrapped shooting, and I wanted to hear what your thoughts were about its prospects? What are your thoughts on Uthaug's directing ability, and the movie's potential to infuse the video game movie genre? 3:04 Trey Davis - Comic Con is coming up later this month. DC only has two movies with official release dates coming out, Justice League in November and Aquaman next December. Assuming DC will be there, do you think they will focus their time on those two movies, or will they also announce future movie and tell us about movies like Batman, Batgirl, and Flash? 9:04 Bryan Kruse - In a recent podcast you mentioned your wife is an exec at hasbro. Im curious, does she get a little offended at you and your former Collider colleagues bashing of the Transformers movies? 12:54 Jenny Dunn - I read on Deadline that Spider-Man Homecoming is tracking for around a $100 million domestic opening weekend. That can’t be right can it? I thought it would be closer to $180 million or something like that. 16:19 William Bento - How much is/should the message of a movie be considered when talking about oscar consideration? For example an amazing movie that happens to be nazi propaganda. 20:11 Pardis Jesudasen - Do you think the reason that Disney/lucasfilm didn't show anything about Han Solo at celebration due to the behind scenes?
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode 55, recorded Thursday July 6th 2017) John takes the following viewer questions: 0:43 Brandon Torres - I am beyond excited for Atomic Blonde later this month. Since it’s being directed by one of the John Wick directors, what do you think the chances are that we see Charlize visit a Continental hotel while in Berlin. 3:20 Charleston Thomas - I recently heard RDJ interviewed and he said he wants to hang up the iron Man suit before it gets embarrassing. Do you think RDJ wants to leave the MCU? Or that he simply wants smaller roles in the MCU, like he does in Spider-Man Homecoming? 6:18 Kishawn Lewis - Ghost in the shell was no "Movie of the Year", but I don't think people actually realize how successful this film is being a live action anime adaptation coming out of hollywood. I've also observed the unsatisfactory reception of most movie critics, but as a fan of the series do you think these responses could hinder a possible sequel, and is Paramount and Rupert even in talks to continue? 8:43 Anthony Perez - My question is regarding this facebook post Sylvester Stallone recently put up implying that the sequel to CREED will involve Adonis fighting the son of Ivan Drago, or even Drago himself. while this idea is all kinds of awesome, it does raise a question...... is Stallone writing and directing CREED 2 himself? 12:13 Micah Delgado - Alien: Covenant stands as my favorite film of the year thus far, and Ridley Scott has stated that he plans to make at least 2 more films in this Alien Prequel series. However, the film overall was a box office disappointment, and the critical reception was about the same as Prometheus. With the disappointing returns of Covenant, and Ridley Scott coming up on 80 this year, will we see another Ridley Scott Alien film? 15:12 Chris Clough - With Universal releasing the Director's cut of Fast & Furious 8 exclusive to digital, is the studio signalling blu-ray is dying?
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode 54, recorded Wednesday July 5th 2017) John takes the following viewer questions: 0:58 James Phung - I loved Wonder Woman and I would love for Patty Jenkins to come back to direct the sequel. However, I'm setting up myself for disappointment that she won't be back. A year ago, everyone loved Deadpool and it made massive amounts of money. We know now that director Tim Miller is no longer attached. Could we be getting our hopes up so soon with possibility that Patty Jenkins will be back? 9:17 Igor - Please tell me are you excited about an upcoming movie Death Wish staring Bruce Willis? I remember you once said on Movie Talk that the only upcoming picture staring Bruce you are excited about is Glass. 12:51 Justin Fawcett - I've really been enjoying your new videos, Youtube channel, etc! You've said before that you're a digital movie purchaser....well, after reaching critical mass with my movie collection I've seen the light and am in the process of converting 1/3rd of it to digital. (and eventually probably 50/50) I am primarily an Itunes user...but there are other formats that I'm unfamiliar with...Ultraviolet, Flixster, etc. My question is....what is your preference for digital purchases/renting? 17:00 Andrew Odette - My question regards fantasy movies. With the current adoration for Game of Thrones, there is clearly a desire for the fantasy genre, yet since the Lord of the Rings trilogy, we have yet to see any cinematic phenomenons. Is there a reason we have yet to see something as easily accessible as Star Wars or Marvel from a fantasy stand point in the mainstream of blockbusters and is there anything you would like to see from a pre-existing IP? 20:49 Zbigniew Zabinski - Do you think Lucasfilm would take the risk of killing off Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, forcing the newer cast members to try and carry episode IX on their own, without the help from anyone in the original trio? 22:39 Duncan Butler - I know when actors sign up for roles in large franchises like the MCU, they often sign multi-film deals. My question is, does Chris Evans small cameo on the tv screen in Homecoming count against his deal? Or are there exceptions to the size of the role for it to count against a contract?
On this episode of The John Campea Podcast (Episode 53 recorded Tuesday July 4th 2017) John takes the following viewer questions: 1:09 Jonathan Stubbs - Please discuss the recent rise of studios blaming outside factors (marketing, critics) in films failing at the box office. 8:06 Tony Dingwall - With Iron Man being a massive part of the new Spider-Man film, do you think the MCU are relying too heavily on the Iron Man character? 10:40 Ryan Peabody What is your favorite John Goodman performance? 12:27 Eloy Vasquez - If they reboot the Transformers movies would Peter Cullen return as Optimus Prime? 14:36 Ulysses Mayorga - Will we see the marvel studios intro in Spider-Man homecoming or just the Sony pictures intro? 15:32 Brendan Day - Who's your favorite character on Game of Thrones?
On this installment of The John Campea Podcast (Episode 52, recorded on Monday July 3rd 2017) John takes the following viewer questions: 0:42 The Canon - Now that we have had some time to see the Mavel-Sony deal play out a little, from the outside looking in, do you think this was a good deal by Marvel? We can assume Marvel is sharing profit on some level for homecoming, we also can safely say Civil War would have been a blockbuster with or without Spider-Man, and on top of all that Amy Pascal hasn't exactly made the PR of this deal any easier. 5:58 Steve Rogers - Thoughts on the first trailer for Breathe. I've not heard anyone mention this film once even though it's Andy Serkis' directorial debut? 8:38 Angry Goats - Hey John! I hope you are doing well! My question is one that I know we've all wondered many times before. It's this: will we ever see a Real Steel 2? What are the odds that we do see one? Has it been too long? I think it's a extremely charming, heart-warming film that shocked me at how good it was. It would be a shame to just let it be. 11:26 David Pyle - I just went out to see Wonder Woman yesterday, and was a little surprised I read a lot of reviews about how Wonder Woman was such a strong female superhero. To be honest that is not how I felt walking out of the theater. While yes, the character of Wonder Woman is a complete badass when it comes to fighting, but am I the only one that felt like Wonder Woman was clueless for 90% of the movie? She seemed more like a lost puppy to me until the final act. 14:23 Ben Robinson - Hey John, you mentioned recently that Sons of Anarchy was one of your top 3 TV shows of all time. I recently watched the whole series on Netflix and I have to agree that it's a great show and surprisingly underrated. My question to you is, why do you think it's such a great TV series? What puts it above Breaking Bad or The Sopranos in your opinion? 18:39 Joshua Morris - With Antman and the Wasp being released in between Infinity War and Avengers 4, what timeline do you think it will be? Will the effects of Infinity War effect it? Or do you think there is a chance a lot of it could be set in the past with Hank Pyms Antman and his wife?