Universal fires the opening salvo of its ambitious Dark Universe of monsters on this week’s Popcorn Muncher Podcast, hosted by Patrick Wilson with Luke Stevenson and Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.
We review The Mummy, in which Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella square off in a dark horror-adventure designed to launch Universal’s new monster-focused Dark Universe. Meanwhile, we chat about mysterious gothic drama My Cousin Rachel and the hideously glossy religious drama The Shack, which sees Sam Worthington meeting God. It’s every bit as ridiculous as that sounds.
In the news section, we take a look at the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman after his brief appearance in Captain America: Civil War. We also take a look at the Empire Magazine list of the 100 greatest movies ever made and complain about various inclusions and exclusions. In the debate, we decide where the success of Wonder Woman leaves the burgeoning DC Extended Universe and Tom leads a fiendish genre-based quiz.
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