Heroic Insider Pilot Episode: ‘Batman v Superman’ & Box Office Tracking

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It’s finally here! The pilot episode of Heroic Insider! After being a guest on multiple YouTube shows like Collider Heroes, Meet The Movie Press, Movie Fights, SourceFedNerd, & SchmoesKnow, I felt I was ready to drop my own weekly YouTube show – Heroic Insider. We partnered up with the good folks at Popboom and here we are!

On this episode of HEROIC INSIDER (March 25, 2016), Episode 1: The Pilot aka The Origin Story, we meet hosts Umberto Gonzalez and Daniel Alter and get the inside scoop on their new show coming to you exclusively on the POPBOOM network!

Heroic Insider is all about the Inside Scoop on all things Hollywood and Fan Culture, and this week, in our very first episode, we drop some knowledge on the following…

* First and foremost this is the guys’ first episode, so we’re gonna tell it like it is, and tell you what it is…Get ready for a weekly show taking you behind the headlines, and into the minds of those who make them.

*Batman V Superman is dropping nationwide this week, and the excitement and criticism is at a fever pitch. This is an exciting time for fans!

* Box Office numbers and sense, yeah it kinda doesn’t make sense… What’s tracking? How much does a movie have to make to be successful? What’s first choice? If you love movies and you follow the chatter on Box Office numbers, you are not going to want to miss the guys break down the meaning of all the insider lingo.

*Ask the guys…Hashtag #heroicinsider and ask questions. Fans did it all week leading up to this weeks show and we want you guys to keep doing it! Each week the guys will take questions from you, the fans. Just hit them up on twitter #heroicinsider and ask your questions. We will select a few to answer each week.

And that’s the PILOT Episode of HEROIC INSIDER!







Each week, Hollywood scoop-meister Umberto Gonzalez aka “El Mayimbe” of www.heroichollywod.com, and feature film producer Daniel Alter come together to discuss whatʼs going on in the world of super-heroes and other big studio franchises.

From Marvel and DC mash-ups like BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR to SUICIDE SQUAD and DR. STRANGE. In the aftermath of the box office phenomenon, DEADPOOL, Hollywood continues its courtship with comic books. Other big adaptations scheduled for release this year include X-MEN: APOCALYPSE and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2: OUT OF THE SHADOWS. Next year Hugh Jackman will play WOLVERINE for the last time, while Chris Pratt suits up again for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2. Additionally, Tom Holland takes on the role of SPIDER-MAN, and Gal Gadot gets her own WONDER WOMAN movie. Beyond that, there’s another THOR movie (also featuring Mark Ruffalo’s HULK), BLACK PANTHER, and more AVENGERS and JUSTICE LEAGUE. Not to mention standalone BATMAN movies that Ben Affleck will both star in and direct. We are in the golden age of comic book movies.

From breaking news, to insightful analysis of the weekend box office, HEROIC INSIDER will be the premiere movie news show on POPBOOM, complementing POPBOOM’s growing content featuring original shorts, docu-series, and more!

Celebrity guests, famed comic book creators and Hollywood insiders will make it the ultimate series for genre fans.

**********Heroic Insider is an Independently produced show playing on the POPBOOM network. The views of its hosts and their guests are their own and are not controlled or informed by POPBOOM******

Heroic Insider on Popboom Episode 1 : The Pilot aka The Origin Story

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 14 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit.


    Daniel is right when he sayss he film is convoluted. Films can be complex yet easy to follow but when films are convoluted they’re complex and difficult to follow which is a negative term because it means the story is badly told – and BvS is convoluted. When the film-makers expect people to sit in a theatre for two and a half hours they better be able to tell a good story. It needs more than well cast actors wearing costumes.

    • BAK

      I think Snyder mentioned he wanted to make Man of Steel 2 and it’s too early for Justice League. I think he was forced by WB to launch a DCEU as soon as possible. Although I do blame Snyder for making a killer Batman and a crappy version of Lex Luthor

      • Axxell

        I think Snyder mentioned he wanted to make Man of Steel 2 and it’s too early for Justice League.

        Do you mind if I ask you where you read this? All throughout development I had this feeling.

      • It’s reflective of our society. Everyone wants to be heard and heard first, nobody cares if they’re right. Nobody takes the time to think. They just want to scream. I.e. DC trying very hard to catch up to Marvel’s success which took some time and risks.

  • Axxell

    I also agree that the problem with the movie might’ve been on the script – specifically, the handoff from Goyer to Terrio. Could it be that Terrio, with all the pressure of writing this massive project with a shortened amount of time, just decided to polish up Goyer’s script or borrow liberally from it, instead of building from the ground up?

    • breakerbaker

      I suspect the problem is that he had the story beats that he couldn’t get rid of.

      1. Older, angrier Batman mad about MoS.
      2. Superman angry at Batman for being a psychopath.
      3. Luthor manipulating them.
      4. Wonder Woman shows up at some point.
      5. Tiny JLA cameos.
      6. Darkseid tease.
      7. Doomsday
      8. Trinity Unites
      9. Grim ending.

      Where I think the movie runs aground is with number 3 completely compromising the philosophical struggle implied in numbers 1 and 2. And then the completely misguided decision that a movie called Dawn of Justice should end in the way this one does. I mean, there are a number of things that bother me about the character of this Batman, specifically the killing. And the character of this Superman, who allows the entire car chase scene to happen, who knows people have been killed in that sequence, that the people Batman was chasing who are still alive are probably up to no good, and he chooses to allow Batman to kill this people or at least abandons them without trying to assist. And Superman should never utter the line he says to Lois before going to confront Bruce. And why does he abandon the “I need to talk to you” strategy almost immediately. Really, I like MoS a lot and assumed this Superman would be moving toward being the fully realized character, but from his first scene onward, it’s like every scene has him doing things that Superman would never do just to suit the plot points outlined above.

  • Mike Weaver

    Snyder MUST be removed!