BONUS EPISODE – ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Breakdown!

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By this time you’ve probably already seen the trailer for Captain America: Civil War, but you haven’t heard Myke and Marian’s thoughts yet. We break down the trailer shot by shot and pontificate about what we’ll be seeing in Avengers 2.5. Is Marian excited? Is she lying? Find out in this quick recap.

Let us know what you think about the trailer! Hit us up in the comments, or tweet at us.. #CaptainFalcon.

Listen to the episode below, or on your favorite podcasting app (through iTunes) by searching Marvel-less Marian.


Episode 12 – Ant-Man


After a few months off we’re (finally) back. We went to the biggest screen we could find to watch Marvel’s SMALLEST hero (and other such Ant jokes). This movie had it all. Paul Rudd! Michael Pena! Ants! Did the movie live up to Marvel’s BIG expectations?! How many more size jokes can I make?!

Since we’re all caught up to movies just being released we’re going to have spoiler sections – it’s hard to talk about the movie without giving away mid act twists and fun parts. So if you haven’t seen it yet, just stop listening when you hear the alarm.

Listen to the podcast below or find us on iTunes!

Episode 11 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (ft. Derek Vigeant)

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His time has finally come. This week marks the first time all three members of our podcast venture into a Marvel movie for their first times. Yes, it’s finally here. Avengers: Age of Ultron. For the second big MCU crossover event, Marvel-less Marian needed to have a crossover event of our own so we brought on Derek VigeantMyke’s co-host of The Geekdom Fancast!

Together we discuss Ultron’s arrival in the MCU. According to the box office numbers many of you have watched this one already – which is good because this episode is SPOILER HEAVY. We talk about every bit of this one, so avoid at all costs until you see the movie! As always you can listen to the episode below, or through iTunes on your favorite podcast app by searching EITHER ‘Marvel-less Marian’ or ‘The Geekdom Fancast’! Let us know if you agree with our thoughts!

Episode 10 – Guardians of the Galaxy


DISCLAIMER: We recorded this episode weeks ago and a lot of news has come out since then. James Gunn literally started throwing out all the news about Nebula and the sequel details the day after we recorded this episode.

Marian’s journey through the MCU has come full circle. This is the first Marvel movie she’s ever seen, and now it’s the last one until the world sees Age of Ultron. According to the numbers that this movie did, everyone in the world has seen this movie and now Marian sees it again with her freshly trained Marvel eyes.

How will it hold up for her compared to all the other Marvel flicks? Will she like it the second (or third) time around? Will the scenes with the Collector and Thanos mean something to her at this point? Find out by listening to our “review” (read: love fest) of Guardians of the Galaxy!

Listen to the episode below, or find us on your podcast app by searching ‘Marvel-less Marian’ and download the episode there!

Episode 9 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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But, wait! Wasn’t The Winter Soldier one of last year’s Marvel movies?! Why yes, yes it was dear reader. You know what that means? Age of Ultron is just around the corner – in fact some of our UK friends, and the select few that braved the Nerdist Marvel movie marathon (we thought WE were crazy) have already seen it. But before our Marian gets to witness Ultron and all his glory, she’ll have to see what happened to TWO of our Avengers post-Battle of New York, and for everyone who has seen TWS, you know it’s a universe game changer.

Will Marian enjoy Cap’s second outing, especially with the weight of his first movie being her FAVORITE MARVEL MOVIE EVER, riding on its shoulders? Also, it was Patrick’s first time seeing this film also! Will the critically, and commercially, lauded entry into the MCU be anywhere near as good as the hype says it was? Listen to the episode to find out! (You can also listen to it on your favorite podcast app via iTunes).

Episode 8 – Thor: The Dark World

Thor The Dark WorldOn this week’s installment of Marian’s virgin journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe we revisit one of the single-hero franchises that Marian actually kinda dug in Phase I – Thor. Now, this is considered in many circles to be one of the few misses in the MCU so far. A lot of it is due to the last min exit by NOW Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins. Of course, Marian does care about that. One other big caveat to this episode – we recorded this a few weeks ago, and things are said about the creative team of Avengers Infinity War that we now know to be true, the hiring of Captain America writers Markus and McFeely.

Will Marian’s second trip to Asgard be just as fun as her first? Find out by listening to the episode below, or (how many times do I have to say this, guys?!) on your favorite podcast player via iTunes by searching ‘Marvel-less Marian’. What did you think about this movie? Are you excited for Thor: Ragnarok? Will Marvel ever get a villain as good as Loki? How many questions will I ask you before I figure out how to end this synopsis? None. Enjoy the episode!

Bonus Episode – Furious 7

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Sometimes it’s not just about being Marvel-less…

This week we have a special BONUS episode of Marvel-less Marian. Marvel’s isn’t the only cinematic universe that Marian isn’t familiar with so for this episode she’s trading the MCU for the FFU (F&FU?) as she watches her first movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise. Now why would we see this on a podcast mostly about superhero movies? Well, let’s just say that Nerdist’s Dan Casey put in best in this video from the Nerdist YouTube channel. The TLDR version? The mythos, stakes, and hijinks of the FF franchise has gone so over the top, that Toretto and his crew may as well be superheros. In the movie before this one they grounded Spruce Goose with CARS and went up against a tank. In the film before that, they used a safe they were dragging behind their racers as a weapon and of course the trailers for Furious 7 have been showcasing Vin driving from one building to another in Abu Dhabi.

Now, making Marian see F7 isn’t entirely just trolling. There are several valid reasons why she might like this one. It’s the most diverse cast for a major Hollywood franchise, the banter between the main crew is almost as funny as Joss’ best work, and The Rock. Did this overblown Corona commercial that exploits family charm her? Find out by listening below! You can also download the app on Stitcher, the iPhone podcast app, or whatever pod app you love the most via iTunes by searching ‘Marvel-less Marian’.

Ready? Set? Pod!