The Weekly Rant – July 6, 2007

Published 8 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 9:31 pm,

This week The Weekly Rant covers a wee bit of Iron Man, Live Free or Die Hard, of course I have to talk about Transformers and the goings on of the super-secret J.J. Abrams monster movie with the codename: “Cloverfield.”

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[UPDATE: There was apparently a problem with the initial podcast and my selection of an alternative player. I've updated the player above to the one I normally use and it should now play without a problem.]

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  1. It’s Not Working !!!!

  2. Love your weeklyrants, but stop it working midway. Also Check out what Jon said today on myspace:Posted: Jul 6, 2007 11:48 AM Now that the movie is finally wrapped, I can spend a little more time filling you all in. I have been reading as many of your posts as I can and here are responses to your most popular questions:

    First of all, as you probably already know, there is not a teaser trailer on the front of Transformers as many of you had hoped and speculated. We are, however, planning to reveal something very cool very soon. This month, in fact. In San Diego. We’ve secured a prime slot Saturday afternoon in the big room at SDCC. We will split an hour with Marvel and Hulk and plan to cut something together to reward the fans for their interest, support and patience. In addition to our Saturday afternoon presentation, we will be doing a signing and poster giveaway at the Marvel booth on Saturday. Paramount is also doing a rundown of its slate on Thursday which I will do my best to attend as well.

    Second of all, you had questions about Iron Monger/Mandarin/Obadiah Stane. My response is read the books. We took certain liberties to keep things fresh and unexpected but we are essentially using the books to inspire our story. Iron Man fans should have no problem piecing together what’s what. As far as what villians appear in this movie’s storyline, I should reiterate that in the year spent developing our story we decided to treat Iron Man as a first chapter. We cover the origin story and the rise of the hero. It stands alone as a movie, but definitely leaves room for more to be told. Sequels often feel like the story was slapped together in a scramble to exploit a successful franchise. I prefer when stories are mapped out in advance. They feel less repetitive and arbitrary. Additional Iron Man movies are by no means guaranteed but, if we are lucky enough to do more, we will be ready to do them well.

    Third. Cameos. I’ve read that Sam Jackson and Hilary Swank are Shield agents and that I myself play a Vegas security guard. There is no truth to any of these rumors.

    (Well, maybe one is true.)

  3. I apologize for any problems with this week’s podcast. I just went over to and listened to the full thing and it seemed to play just fine all the way through. I’ve modified the “play gadget” above in the hope that the ‘cast will now work for you guys.

    Adrian, thanks. I was out of the office and just saw that and I’m writing a post about it right now. :-)


  4. Dude love the podcast, don’t always agree with you, but I love the Weekly Rant.

    if you lose the “um’s”, “uh’s”, “you knows”, “anyways”, and “and uh’s” you will find your following across the market will grow just a little faster. Believe me this is coming from a very big fan. :)

    You were a little slow out the box but really get going great after a min or two.


  5. Smitty,

    LOL, believe me I really do appreciate the honest feedback. :-D

    I’m still trying to get comfortable with the whole podcast thing… I don’t script it at all, and it’s hard talking to yourself just staring at the previous week’s entries on my monitor.

    I have a whole new respect for radio talk show hosts!!!