James Mangold came out swinging on Twitter, declaring that fans behaving like jerks will ensure that auteurs steer clear of the big franchises. He cited the treatment of Rian Johnson online as a prime example. John and Mike look further back and wonder whether the precedent was set with the treatment of Zack Snyder for Batman v Superman, or earlier....
Mike and John discuss the rumor that Billy Dee Williams is returning in Star Wars Episode IX, the original Predator with JCVD, what makes a director's cut, and how to restart John McTiernan's career, which at one point was positively spectacular.
Mike and John discuss the new Halloween trailer, but more importantly highlight what fans of this, and every, horror franchise can teach other fan bases about rolling with the punches, accepting failures and moving forward with eternal hope for a new gem that captures the spirit that they love.
Mike (@mumbles3k) and John (@kesseljunkie) discuss alternate cuts of films they'd like to see - such as Miller & Lord's version of Solo or Edwards' first cut of Rogue One - and then John invites Mike to share his perspective on the "why" of how he reacts to new Star Wars films.