Miscast Commentary

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure - “Crypt-OOOOHH-Currency”

Published June 14, 2019

The guys travel back in time to the 80's with the movie commentary of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. The guys chat about the upcoming sequel to the franchise, a wish list of who they might want to appear and how Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter caught the eye of the writers of the film.

They pitch ideas for part 3. The origins of Bill and Ted as an improv show. Joe talks about George Carlin's career and they review how many of the seven words you still can't say on TV.

Joe reveals the original script idea. They explore where they would want to travel if they could go back in time. Todd shares a theory about getting special credit for the afterlife. They address offensive language in some of their old favourites.

Joe wonders if the addition of the character Missy had more meaning. They ask the question of what piece of current technology would blow the minds of people in the past. They cast the historical figure roles with bigger stars. The guys share their worst oral presentations ever given in school. Joe pitches a series of spin--offs with the historical figures.


Coming Attractions

Published June 7, 2019

In an almost-missed coming attractions episode of the podcast, the guys tease a video reaction to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, talk about the official signing of Robert Pattinson for The Batman and react to the teaser image of Wonder Woman that was posted (including a theory by Todd regarding the costume).

Joe mentions a fan-created wish for the Batman movie involving a previous actor from the franchise. They watch the trailer to the Dark Crystal Netflix series and discuss the trailer for Sylvester Stallone's latest Rambo installment.

They discuss the race for the highest grossing movie of all time and make their pick for what they think should have made the most among the top grossing movies.

They talk about their upcoming trips to Niagara Falls Comic Con, what they are hoping to get and who they are hoping to meet while they are there.

Todd admits to a guilty pleasure TV show and they announce a most excellent movie commentary for next week.


Howard the Duck - “Lives Were Ruined”

Published May 31, 2019

The guys dip their toes back into Marvel with a commentary of one of the first Marvel movies... Howard the Duck!

They discuss the careers that were ruined because of this project, which actress made her debut in this movie and fill your ears with duck puns. Joe reveals its original rating despite some pretty adult content. Todd reflects on an old job.

They uncover a celebrity likeness for Howard and what this movie cost George Lucas. Joe talks about Comedians who write comics and Todd claims a new record for the podcast.

The guys explore what it would have been like if another actor who auditioned to play Tim Robbins' role got the part instead.


Coming Attractions

Published May 24, 2019

Joe talks about his Finale-filled Sunday, rates the end of Game of Thrones (And teases an upcoming GoT related project) and the guys talk about the divisive fandoms in pop culture in this week's coming attractions episode. Joe gives potential callers a warning regarding the voice mail and they give news about the Falcon and Winter Soldier cast. They guys talk about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and the current and rumoured rules to help keep it from overcrowding. Todd reviews John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum and discusses the future of the franchise. Joe makes a plea to fans to see Avengers: Endgame for just a little bit longer and the guys debate the future box office prospects of the Avatar sequels. Joe talks about the release of new photos from Star Wars Episode IX. Todd addresses rumours about the WWE and the death of Ashley Massaro. Joe talks about Dan Aykroyd's new production company and a prequel to Ghostbusters. They react to the casting of Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Joe talks about his last straw having a negative reaction to an actor being cast in an iconic role. The guys announce next week's movie, a dip back into Marvel Movies. Todd talks about a recent purchase.


Total Recall - “This Guy’s Gonna Have Real Sex-Fun”

Published May 17, 2019

Joe and Todd get back to the roots of their podcast with old school Schwarzenegger and hid classic Total Recall.

Joe explains how Arnold Schwarzenegger helped a company get the rights to the movie and all the projects that were derived from the author of the source material. Todd makes the claim that Arnie's face is perfect for a special effects movie and the relationship between Sharon Stone and Paul Verhoeven is discussed.

Todd poses a question about a significant other being mad at you for what you did in a dream. The writers of the story abandoned this film in the 70's to create another Sci-Fi Classic and Joe reveals which movie it was. The guys pick their ideal women as if they are picking their Rekall women. Joe explain's Arnie's approach to film commentary and why he couldn't watch the remake.

The depth of the deception in this film is discussed at length. Joe tells the story of when he considered using his son for Total Recall cosplay. They discuss the ways you can dismiss the plot of this movie to make an endless amount of sequels.

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Coming Attractions

Published May 10, 2019

Joe and Todd come back with another Coming Attractions episode of the podcast and talk about the Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer, the Marvel Infinity Saga Blu Ray collection and the Don't Spoil Avengers: Endgame campaign.

Injuries sustained from watching movies is discussed as is Meghan McCain's appearance on Seth Meyers. Todd lays out the reasonable range of the political spectrum. The guys ask what happened to the people while they were gone during the snap. Joe teases some potential Marvel Characters that may be coming in based on the Easter Eggs from Endgame. The guys try to figure out which Marvel character will be revealed as gay based on what we have seen so far.

The Disney/Fox movie release schedule has been revealed and is discussed by the guys. Todd has a rant about the current state of the WWE and threatens to cancel his WWE Network. Joe reviews a number of Documentaries he has watched over the week, including Andre the Giant's documentary. Todd finally got around to seeing Venom and gives it a quick review. Joe announces the next movie to get the Miscast Commentary Treatment.

They finish up by talking about Adam Sandler's first hosting gig at SNL and what they expected to happen, but didn't get and Joe shares how his son got into the Beatles.


Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - “I’ve Never Been To Rome”

Published May 4, 2019

May the Fourth be with you once again as the guys leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe and fly back to a Galaxy Far Far Away as they take on Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Joe reveals the original plans for the Death Star in the original trilogy and how Alan Rickman almost made it into the Star Wars Universe.

George Lucas' original choices for director are revealed as well as a Miscast Commentary favourite who was suggested to Lucas. Joe talks about his least favourite addition to the remastered edition of the movie and #ARancorsJourney on Instagram is revisited.

They reveal whose idea it was to put Leia in the sexy slave outfit. Cast from the radio play adaptations are discussed. They weigh the pros and cons of the upcoming streaming service Disney + and share their reverence for Ian McDiarmid (AKA the Emperor), despite George Lucas not wanting him in the role.

Child psychology is introduced into the script writing process and the lost search for Nelleth Skywalker is abandoned in the story. Joe talks about the story line that continued in books, comics and radio plays in the Expanded Universe.

They point out where we have seen many of the actors playing Ewoks in other Miscast Commentary Movies.

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Coming Attractions

Published May 3, 2019

The guys return to a Coming Attractions format for the first time in 2019 and have a lot to cover, starting with a Tribute to Peter Mayhew and his iconic role of Chewbacca across all the Star Wars Trilogies.

Joe updates you on the work done on miscastcommentary.com and a live appearance that he is making on YouTube. They update you on their phone number and read their first text.

Joe takes you back to events from this day in History (May 2). The guys give their Spoiler-filled (and very mixed) Avengers: Endgame review. Todd shares his view on how characters were utilized in the movie and Joe rewrites a major moment in the film.

Joe talks about The Expendables of Horror coming to Netflix and the re-emergence of Gabriel Luna as Ghost Rider and its mysterious lack of a connection to Agents of SHIELD.

Joe announces a new movie commentary that will be released tomorrow, May the 4th (wink). They also discuss the Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker Trailer and some theories.


Captain Marvel Review

Published April 26, 2019

Joe and Todd's review of Captain Marvel from their YouTube show Miscast TV. You can watch the video here:



MCU Commentary #19 - Ant-Man and the Wasp - “It Doesn’t Phase Her.”

Published April 25, 2019

Joe and Todd finish their MCU Commentary marathon with Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The guys celebrate completing so many movies in such a short time and start to look ahead beyond endgame and guess where Marvel will go next. They reveal what they would do under house arrest.

Todd pitches a Disney Ride based on the movie and Joe lets you in on what DCEU actor is under pressure to write his own script after discussing how some Marvel Actors have taken control of their own scripts.

Todd compares today's Halloween costumes with the costumes of old. Joe shares a story about when he was electrocuted. Joe talks about why the casting of Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd is awkward. They talk about how Pym's lab was built. Joe constantly reminds Todd about a major detail in this movie.


MCU Commentary #18 - Avengers: Infinity War - “Gooderer”

Published April 19, 2019

Everything comes together when the guys give their commentary to the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with their Commentary of Avengers: Infinity War.

The guys play an Avengers Featurette and predict James Gunn's Future. Joe reveals a former MCU Director's cameo, they recap the infinity stones and break down the development of the villains in this movie.

They talk about the multiple comics that make up this story and how it was thought to influence the names of this movie and its upcoming sequel. Joe lists the ways that the trailers lied to the audience to avoid spoilers.

They discuss which superhero movie would be the best representation of the genre as a can't miss movie. Joe dishes on Joss Whedon's apparent issue with dealing with the cast in past movies. The guys talk about their issues with the Iron Spider Suit.

Marvel's busy release schedule and combined box office success is discussed. Joe makes a strange but true comparison between this and Star Wars: Episode 1. The guys speculate about Thanos' role in the next movie as well as The Hulk's presence.


MCU Commentary #17 - Black Panther - “What Do You Mean THESE People?”

Published April 12, 2019

The guys visit Wakanda for their Movie Commentary of Black Panther. Joe reveals which Black Panther came first, the hero or the group. They talk about Denzel Whitaker, who is no relation to Forrest Whitaker, but has played a relative before.

Potential castings for T'Challa are discussed as is a previous animated miniseries with a very strong cast. They analyze how Andy Serkis was utilized in the movie and the potential for Disney creating a Marvel Expansion to their theme parks.

Joe tells you which actor was trying to get a Black Panther Movie made for years? The Origins of Wakandan language is talked about.

They view the movie as a James Bond Movie over a superhero movie. Joe lays out the combination of characters that make up the MCU's Killmonger. They discuss how this movie is empowering for females as well as the black community.

A strange piece of Male/Female equality is discussed in this movie. 


MCU Commentary #16 - Thor: Ragnarok - “Smurf Baby”

Published April 9, 2019

In this episode, Joe and Todd learn about their new mixer and so much more in their Movie Commentary for Taika Waititi's Thor Ragnarok.

They guys discuss lightening the mood in the MCU. They talk about Taika Waititi's career and speculate on upcoming work (remembering that this was recorded BEFORE James Gunn was rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3).

Joe reveals the voice talent behind Surtur and his connection to the Miscast Commentary Cinematic Universe (or MCCU, if you will).

They talk about the TV pedigree of the writers and the multiple connections between this movie and the latest Star Trek Franchise. They discuss test audiences and introduce you to the latest Disney Princess.

The source material that was combined to make this movie is revealed and the guys discuss the potential of Idris Elba as James Bond. Joe explains how this movie was its own Ragnarok. 

MCU Commentary #15 - Spider-Man: Homecoming - “What Are We Running Here?”

Published April 5, 2019

Joe and Todd Celebrate a new studio and another step into the MCU with their movie commentary of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

In this episode, the guys explain the circumstances behind their equipment upgrade and talk bout the strange pedigree of the director, Jon Watts.

They discuss their love for Michael Keaton and his surprising first acting role. The concepts of how one becomes a bad guy and how the heroes/villains are costumed in the comics vs. the movies is explored.

Joe reveals which actor was a writer on the film and we connect the MCU to Community once again. Todd has a lot of questions about comic con.


MCU Commentary #14 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - “Many a Tentacled Monster-Beast”

Published April 2, 2019

Joe and Todd improvise a makeshift studio to bring you their movie commentary for Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, but not before they debate a Friends reunion, tabloids and Yogurt.

The guys talk about James Gunn's firing (having recorded this before he was rehired). Todd poses the question of how much it would take to leave his wife.

They swoon over the ageless good looks of Kurt Russell and discuss the change of Starlord's Father to Ego, The Living Planet.

Joe and Todd adopt the powers of Ego and make their own planet as they see fit and explain the rights trade between Fox and Marvel that brought a main character to the movie. Todd denies the death of Groot in part 1 and Joe helps justify it with some Marvel Comics Lore.

Joe talks about the ego of actors and a specific example from an old comedy. The prolific careers of certain actors and the lack of time between their jobs is discussed. 


MCU Commentary #13 - Doctor Strange - “Like Bradley Cooper on Drugs.”

Published March 29, 2019

A number of challenges face Joe and Todd as they take on a movie commentary for Doctor Strange.

Joe realizes that an important movie in the MCU was left of the schedule and then mistakenly calls Ralph Feinnes "Severus Snape" when he knows he was Voldemort.

The strange connection between Marvel and Hannibal is revealed and the decision to cast The Ancient the way they did and some other potential options are discussed.

Joe explains how Benedict Cumberbatch ended up on The Simpsons.

Todd and Joe debate the pronunciation of the star's name and Brits doing American accents are praised.

Benedict Cumberbatch was almost not the lead and the guys talk about why and who was almost cast in his place. Joe reveals whose crew was stolen to shoot this movie.

Rachel McAdams' character's role in the Marvel Comics and her tie to other Marvel properties is revealed as are the multiple connections between Sherlock Holmes and Marvel.

The guys speculated as to this movie's impact on Avengers: Endgame. Joe reveals how the Dutch dub of the movie was a family affair.

Dormammu vs. Thanos is debated. They discuss a way that Doctor Strange can take on The Hulk.

At 1:39:25, a catastrophic failure in the recording had to get the guys to think on their feet and get the remainder of the show out. 


MCU Commentary #12 - Captain America: Civil War - “ScarJoJoe”

Published March 22, 2019

Joe and Todd get into one of the meatiest movies in the MCU with their Movie Commentary for Captain America: Civil War. The guys discuss why the movie didn't have to be a Captain America Movie, the positive changes to The Falcon Character from the Comics to film and the disappointing superhero movies with higher budgets than this one.

Questions arise as to where an Avengers Video game is.

Joe reveals the proposed Roger Corman Captain America Movie and the all star cast that was going to star in it. They talk about the comic version of Civil War and how everything started compared to the film.

Robert Downey Jr.'s role was originally meant to be small, but Joe explains how it ended up being as large as it was and the drama leading up to it. An MCU character with an eight year gap between movies makes his return.

Joe and Todd debate both sides in the Civil War and try to justify each of the sides' merits. The source of T'Challa's accent is revealed.

Romania as a location, a home to one of the cast members and the source of funny stories from Joe's work is discussed. Joe tells you what is in Bucky Barnes' Backpack.

They talk about the evolution of Black Panther and Spiderman's roles in the movie. Joe asks a question about Royalty vs. Diplomats.

Tom Holland's Audition process and who helped him shoot his audition tape are discussed. 


MCU Commentary #11 - Ant-Man - “You’ve Seen It or You Haven’t.”

Published March 15, 2019

It's time to bring in another new character as the guys do a movie commentary for Ant-Man. Joe points out flashbacks that tie in to previous MCU movies and the process of aging/de-aging that was used in the movie. The perceived reasons why Edgar Wright left the film are discussed.

Paul Rudd's long, unaging career is laid out. Joe posits the important role of the supporting characters in superhero films. Evangeline Lily's career as an extra is revealed. M. Night Shyamalan and the concept of Director's jail are discussed as is the guys' opinions on re-watching movies with big twists.

A key HBO TV Role for Bobby Canivale is discussed and Joe talks about his reaction to this film as a father to a daughter.

Multiple connections to the movie 13 Going On 30 are pointed out and Joe details his 2 Vasectomies. Potential candidates for Scott Lang are discussed and the guys have an educated guess as to who Edgar Wright's Ant-Man would have been.

Paul Rudd's self-depreciating thoughts on playing the character are talked about and the reason for a costume revision is revealed. Director Peyton Reed's resume is reviewed. The first ever person to portray Ant-Man makes a cameo in this movie and he is revealed. The guys talk about Lang's daughter's rumoured role in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

Joe's TV viewing habits are discussed and the guys debate Francis Ford Coppolla's career post-Apocalypse Now, particularly how Dracula holds up. Todd points out how Joe keeps ruining past movies for him. New techniques in set/prop making created by Disney is detailed. The guys pitch new licensing for Universal Studio's Marvel-themed rides and Joe points out the source of the laser sound effects in the movie.

The question is raised as to the need for Ant-Man's helmet in the shrinking process. A high school video project from Todd is recounted and Joe tells a story about meeting Will Arnett and having a tweet liked by Chris Miller.  


MCU Commentary #10 - Avengers: Age of Ultron - “Ever the Optimist”

Published March 8, 2019

Joe and Todd Reassemble for a movie commentary for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The guys talk about Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen's relationship prior to this movie and what they wanted to bring to their roles.

A connection to the Fox series 'Gifted' is discussed and a comparison between Quicksilver in this universe and the one in the X-Men movies.

The process of turning The Hulk into Bruce Banner is figured out in this movie and the guys discuss it, plus an interesting decision about his transition by the film makers.

Joe reveals the strategy to work around Scarlett Johansson's pregnancy during filming. An infamous actress auditioned for the role of Wanda (AKA the Scarlet Witch) and she is revealed on this podcast.

Joe corrects a previous statement about how Ultron was motion captured in a previous episode. They address a rumour about James Spader's health. More of Marvel's long game is revealed with the introduction of Andy Serkis as Klaue.

Joe uses physics to describe the power of Quicksilver. This movie's importance in setting up other MCU movies is discussed. Joe points out how Bruce Banner fought The Hulk in this movie. Joe pitches a dark turn for The Hulk.  


MCU Commentary #9 - Guardians of the Galaxy - “Fart and Fight”

Published March 1, 2019

Marvel has taken to the stars which, technically, makes Joe and Todd Astronauts. Join them as they provide commentary for Guardians of the Galaxy.

The guys discuss the prospect of attending a Marvel Marathon in the cinema, the guys' prospective careers in porn and the weird combination of movies written by James Gunn. The impact of this soundtrack on the film and its success is discussed.

The guys try to navigate around the Avengers: Endgame rumours as they do not want to hear anything about them. Then they proceed to make their own speculations. They reach out to the listeners looking for someone who is experiencing the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time through their podcast.

Joe takes on Hollywood's strange relationship with gravity in space. They discuss what a Celestial is in the MCU. They discuss how hiring big celebrities to play the voices of Rocket and Groot was kind of pointless. Joe questions how long one might be able to survive in the vacuum of space.

They talk about humour from a fat person compared to someone in shape.

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