The Popcorn Muncher Podcast: Episode 128 – “This is like the Batman Begins of Robin Hood”

Taron Egerton stars as the iconic hero Robin Hood in a new 2018 reboot
Taron Egerton stars as the iconic hero Robin Hood in a new 2018 reboot

It’s time to talk reboots on this week’s Popcorn Muncher Podcast, hosted by Patrick Wilson, Luke Stevenson with Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.

Our review section begins with the spiky, slightly smug satire Assassination Nation, which played at the London Film Festival earlier this year. We then discuss the return of Lisbeth Salander, this time played by The Crown‘s Claire Foy, in soft reboot The Girl in the Spider’s Web and the new take on Robin Hood, in which Taron Egerton steps behind the iconic longbow and steals from the rich to give to the poor.

In the news, we chat about the first teaser trailer for Disney’s upcoming Artemis Fowl adaptation and the news that Nia DaCosta has been hired to helm the Jordan Peele produced remake of Candyman. We also give a brief awards season update in the wake of this week’s Gotham Awards and the National Board of Review accolades. Finally, in the quiz, Tom leads a series of questions based on this week’s biggest releases.

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Music by Bensound.

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