Five Second Critic 001: Marvel’s WONDER BOYS

Five Second Critic is a new video series from Geek Force Five where I distill a vitally important piece of pop culture criticism into a highly digestible five-second nugget. In the premiere episode of this fine new program, I explain the hidden connection between the film Wonder Boys and the Marvel Comics film universe.

Watched it and still confused? Here are some CliffsNotes:

  • Robert Downey, Jr. appears as Terry Crabtree in Wonder Boys.
  • Tobey Maguire appears as James Leer in Wonder Boys.
  • Terry Crabtree seduces James Leer toward the end of Wonder Boys.
  • Two years later, Maguire appears as Peter Parker in Spider-Man.
  • Six years after that, Downey appears as Tony Stark in Iron Man.

Makes sense, right? Right!

Only thing we can’t explain is why Batman’s girlfriend is in the flick, except perhaps to foreshadow an eventual Marvel-DC crossover on the silver screen.

Please note that episodes of Five Second Critic appear first on The Monday Morning Show.