The Incomparable Mothership #567 May 22, 2021

Summer of Man-Thing

We know there are a lot of superhero movies out there. Sometimes it seems like there are so many, it’s as if a random-number generator just assigned pieces of intellectual property to film directors. But where some might despair at this situation, we looked at it as an opportunity to harness the terrible power of the random-number generator and use our own creativity to assign the right directors to the right comic-book film projects. Now listen to our choices and try to tell us that any currently in-production films are any less ridiculous.

Listen to this episode (1 hour, 19 minutes)

Show Notes

Final Results

  1. Nathan: Steven Spielberg’s “Krypto the Superdog”
  2. Monty: Christopher Guest’s “Detective Chimp”
  3. Lisa: John Waters’s “Booster Gold”
  4. Phil: Sam Raimi’s “Gambit”
  5. Moises: David Fincher’s “Lois Lane”
  6. David: Elaine May’s “DC’s New Frontier”
  7. Jason: Miyazaki’s “Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers”
  8. Nathan: Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “OMAC: One Man Army Corps”
  9. Monty: David Cronenberg’s “Ghost Rider”
  10. Lisa: Werner Herzog’s “Plastic Man”
  11. Phil: Richard Kelly’s “Power Pack”
  12. Moises: Hideaki Anno’s “Micronauts”
  13. David: Richard Linklater’s “Before Shazamhood” and “Shazammed and Confused”
  14. Jason: Rob Reiner’s “Another Suicide Squad”
  15. Nathan: Henri-Georges Clouzot’s “Man-Thing”
  16. Monty: Nora Ephron’s “The Legion of Monsters”
  17. Lisa: Jean Renoir’s “Namor”
  18. Phil: Jim Henson’s “Muppets Marvel 1602”
  19. Moises: Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Trouble With Howard, or The Wrong Duck”
  20. David: Federico Fellini’s “Watchmen”
  21. Jason: Orson Welles’ “The Dazzler”