‘The Wolverine’ – SR Underground Ep. 102

Published 2 years ago by

sr underground 102 the wolverine The Wolverine   SR Underground Ep. 102

The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one hundred two of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, as well as special Andrew Dyce, as we review James Mangold’s The Wolverine, offer updates on the Fantastic Four reboot and discuss whether HBO has a right to influence George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones writing process. Plus answer your mailbag questions.

Screen Rant Underground is available on the iTunes Music Store or Stitcher Radio but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our latest episode in the player below.

Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does happen – so use discretion when playing the podcast at work and around young, or sensitive, ears.


Screen Rant Underground: Episode 102 - The Wolverine

We review James Mangold’s The Wolverine, offer updates on the Fantastic Four reboot and discuss whether HBO has a right to influence George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones writing process. Plus answer your mailbag questions.

[0:00] News: ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot to Start Shooting in Louisiana This September and HBO Pressures ‘Game of Thrones’ Author to Finish Books.

[59:45] Rants and Raves: Mailbag – Batman vs. Superman movie follow-up, box office bombs, and the most iconic Marvel actor.

[1:28:35] Review: The Wolverine (read our full review of The Wolverine).

[1:52:54] The Wolverine SPOILERS discussion (join the conversation in our Wolverine spoilers post).

[2:20:17] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.



Next Week: Stay Tuned to Twitter at #SRUnderground

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (RED 2 opening): Sal reports that Sam Howard won with a score of 8!

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • 2 Guns – 2,800+
  • The Smurfs 2 – 3,400+

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • N/A

Use the comment section below to continue our various discussions by weighing in with your own thoughts – or just to let us know what you think of the show.

Also, don’t forget to vote in our weekly Screen Rant Underground poll(s):


[poll id="650"]


We release one episode a week every Monday and while host Ben Kendrick as well as Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw are standard fare on the podcast, we’ve lined-up plenty of guests for future episodes.

Subscribe to the Screen Rant Underground at your online digital store of choice:

sr underground itunes The Wolverine   SR Underground Ep. 102 sr underground stitcher The Wolverine   SR Underground Ep. 102

If you don’t use iTunes or Stitcher Radio you can still say up to date with new releases by bookmarking the Underground RSS feed – or keep an eye on the site for future Underground episode posts.


Follow 3/4 of the Screen Rant Underground team @benkendrick, @rob_keyes, and @anthonyocasio. Also, feel free to contact us with questions, comments, and other insights at underground@screenrant.com, by adding #SRUnderground to your tweets, or leave a message on the SR Underground voicemail line at (323) 522-5455.

Special Guest: Andrew Dyce (@Andrew_Dyce)

Music by Omarie B. Williams (@OmarieWilliams)

Make sure to check out ScreenRant.com and GameRant.com for entertainment news, reviews, and editorials.

Follow Ben Kendrick on Twitter @benkendrick
Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. Sorry guys but Anthony was right about the movie. Maybe if that Yukio on a snowblower scene had been included it would have been better.

    Still excited for DOFP though. Wolverine will absolutely have to get back adamantium claws. What good will bone be against sentinels? It would be a nice little reversal if Magneto somehow recoated his claws especially since we’re unlikely to see him ever rip the adamantium out of Wolverine like in the comics.

    • NO ONE is saying that the snowblower scene shouldn’t have been in there.

  2. No, I don’t agree with Anthony’s opinion of the movie. On the other hand, I am probably biased, having grown up reading the original X-books by Claremont, Miller, et. al…… the first 2/3 of The Wolverine plays like the best of those early 80′s stories (yes, the bear is in the 1982 limited series!), while the last 30 minutes is like the worst of the 90′s Wolverine comics. Yes, it’s boring if you have the attention span of a 5yr old, but most adults can probably follow it. That ridiculous 3rd act is for people who thought X-Men: Origins- Wolverine was too slow

  3. I also have to say that I agree with Anthony. I thought The Wolverine was really boring and I kept checking my cell phone every 5-10 mins to see how much time I had to stay in the theater. The ending tease for Days of Future Past was cool but that was the only thing I liked about this movie. Otherwise it was boring and forgettable; and when it comes to “bone claws” I feel as grossed out as Ben.

  4. #1 The Smurfs 2
    #2 2 Guns
    #3 The Wolverine
    #4 The Conjuring
    #5 Despicable Me 2
    #10 The Heat

  5. 1 – 2 Guns
    2 – The Smurfs 2
    3 – The Wolverine
    4 – The Conjuring
    5 – Despicable Me 2
    10 – Pacific Rim

  6. …Ok, just putting this out there, but now couldn’t turn Yukio into the cinematic version of Psylocke instead of her being Betsy Braddock, in the cinematic X-Men universe just use Yukio?…..

    • This is exactly the type of thing the folks at fox would do in the movie verse but I’m against it, she’s simply not hot enough.

  7. That is the stupidest reason, not too do it, she is perfectly fine to be cast as a hand drawn character,

  8. Fantastic Four ALWAYS works best when there are heavy science fiction elements. FF is sort of like an alternative “super hero” group. A great example of how they should do the new FF movie would be the ultimate fantastic four comics. More specifically, the “God war” arc. If I were in charge of the films, the negative zone/anihilus and Kree/Ronan would be heavy focuses. Mr. Fantastic’s awesomeness doesn’t lie in him throwing his stretch arms around people, but on his intellect. If the studio is too scared to go sci-fi, then they can always go the route of the ultimate version of the mad thinker (change the name though). The character felt creepy to the point of being scary.