Cinematic Universe are creating a comic book movie podcast
64
patrons
$164
per month
WHO ARE WE?

Cinematic Universe is a podcast about superhero and comic book movies and TV shows.

Each fortnight, host Joe Cunningham (Film4, Empire) introduces a different film or show to review, while comic book experts Seb Patrick (Den of Geek, Anglophenia) and James Hunt (Comic Book Resources, Den of Geek) fill in the context and explain the source material. Along the way we also recommend related reading for Joe to explore, compete to pitch our not-always-entirely-serious ideas for future superhero films, and run through the latest comic book movie and TV news. Every other week, we also put out a minisode in which some or all of us get together to catch up on the news and generally discuss anything else that might be going on.

Since launching in January 2015, we've put out over 200 episodes and minisodes, which you can find on Acast, iTunes and Spotify. Anything either featuring a superhero or based on a comic book is fair game, so as well as the MCU, DCEU and other universes, we've also covered everything from Ghost World to Scott Pilgrim, Tank Girl to Kick-Ass, and Dredd to Howard the Duck. We’ve also featured guest experts including Sarah Dobbs (SFX, Total Film), Caroline Siede (The AV Club), Al Kennedy (House to Astonish) and Michael Leader (Sight & Sound, Film4).

We think we're just about the best podcast out there for insightful, knowledgeable and entertaining coverage of this genre - we love these films and these characters, and if we sometimes get a little angry about Zack Snyder, well... that's done with affection too. Our aim is always to be accessible and entertaining whether you're as much of an obsessive as Seb and James are, or if you're as new to this world as Joe was four years ago.

WHAT DO WE WANT?

Simply put, our Patreon is here to keep the podcast going. We all have full-time jobs, so we're not looking at it as a way to make money - but conversely, because we all have full-time jobs (and families), for the podcast to be worth the time we spend on it every week it needs to support itself. That means hosting costs, recording equipment, travel, cinema tickets, movie rentals, comics research and prizes for you guys - this is all stuff that the Patreon budget pays for, and so far we haven't taken a single penny of profit for ourselves.

That's not a complaint, either - we're more than happy to put every bit of cash the Patreon earns back into making the podcast, and indeed Cinematic Universe as a whole, a better experience for you the listener. If our income rises, then we'll look to start spending it on exciting things such as production of merchandise and possibly even some public events like quizzes or screenings.

What we'd particularly like to do is to be able to earn enough via Patreon to bring in additional resource that helps us get the podcast recorded, produced and published in a timely fashion. For so long as we're above a particular level, we can ensure that this is the case.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

As of April 2019, we've moved the podcast onto a new platform that means, among other things, that some or all of the episodes are now ad-supported. So in the process, we've decided to simplify and streamline our Patreon rewards.

Everyone who backs us on Patreon will get our behind-the-scenes updates, and any bonus episodes we produce, as well as getting at least one entry into our periodic giveaway competitions. How these work is that each time we have something to give away, we create a post - and anyone who comments gets one entry into the draw for each dollar they back us at. You'll also get a one-off shoutout on the first episode after we see that you've backed us.

If you back us at $2 or more, then you can hear every episode of Cinematic Universe without adverts, courtesy of your backer-exclusive feed. What's more, the majority of these episodes will be released a day earlier on Patreon than they are on the public feed!

And if you really want to go above and beyond, then at $10 or above, we'll give you a special supporter shoutout on every edition of the show (we don't do this automatically, though, as some people may want to back without the shoutout - if you want your name on the show, send us a message!)

If you support us already, at any level, then we're hugely grateful. Probably everyone says it, but it's backers like you that enables us to keep doing what we're doing - we enjoy it, and we hope you do too. And we want to keep doing it even better and better.

Cheers!
Joe, Seb & James
Tiers
DAVE LIZEWSKI
$1 or more per month

A one-off thank you on the podcast, plus access to all our Patreon-exclusive bonus episodes, our behind-the-scenes blog, and one entry into any giveaway competitions.

PETER PARKER
$2 or more per month

Hear every episode of Cinematic Universe AD-FREE, with day-early access for the majority of episodes to boot! Plus all the bonus material above, along with two entries  into any giveaway competitions.

MATT MURDOCK
$5 or more per month

All the above, with FIVE entries into our giveaway competitions.

CHARLES XAVIER
$10 or more per month

All the above, with TEN entries into the competitions, and a shout-out on EVERY episode! (We'll only shout you out if you send us a message after backing to confirm that you want us to do this)

LEX LUTHOR
$20 or more per month

All the above, with TWENTY entries into the competitions.

TONY STARK
$30 or more per month

All the above, with THIRTY entries into the competitions!

BRUCE WAYNE
$50 or more per month

All the above, with FIFTY entries into the competitions! Let's face it, if you back at this level you'll probably win quite often.

Goals
$164 of $200 per month
For as long as we're at this level, we can guarantee at least one bonus minisode every month that will be exclusively available to all Patreon backers!
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WHO ARE WE?

Cinematic Universe is a podcast about superhero and comic book movies and TV shows.

Each fortnight, host Joe Cunningham (Film4, Empire) introduces a different film or show to review, while comic book experts Seb Patrick (Den of Geek, Anglophenia) and James Hunt (Comic Book Resources, Den of Geek) fill in the context and explain the source material. Along the way we also recommend related reading for Joe to explore, compete to pitch our not-always-entirely-serious ideas for future superhero films, and run through the latest comic book movie and TV news. Every other week, we also put out a minisode in which some or all of us get together to catch up on the news and generally discuss anything else that might be going on.

Since launching in January 2015, we've put out over 200 episodes and minisodes, which you can find on Acast, iTunes and Spotify. Anything either featuring a superhero or based on a comic book is fair game, so as well as the MCU, DCEU and other universes, we've also covered everything from Ghost World to Scott Pilgrim, Tank Girl to Kick-Ass, and Dredd to Howard the Duck. We’ve also featured guest experts including Sarah Dobbs (SFX, Total Film), Caroline Siede (The AV Club), Al Kennedy (House to Astonish) and Michael Leader (Sight & Sound, Film4).

We think we're just about the best podcast out there for insightful, knowledgeable and entertaining coverage of this genre - we love these films and these characters, and if we sometimes get a little angry about Zack Snyder, well... that's done with affection too. Our aim is always to be accessible and entertaining whether you're as much of an obsessive as Seb and James are, or if you're as new to this world as Joe was four years ago.

WHAT DO WE WANT?

Simply put, our Patreon is here to keep the podcast going. We all have full-time jobs, so we're not looking at it as a way to make money - but conversely, because we all have full-time jobs (and families), for the podcast to be worth the time we spend on it every week it needs to support itself. That means hosting costs, recording equipment, travel, cinema tickets, movie rentals, comics research and prizes for you guys - this is all stuff that the Patreon budget pays for, and so far we haven't taken a single penny of profit for ourselves.

That's not a complaint, either - we're more than happy to put every bit of cash the Patreon earns back into making the podcast, and indeed Cinematic Universe as a whole, a better experience for you the listener. If our income rises, then we'll look to start spending it on exciting things such as production of merchandise and possibly even some public events like quizzes or screenings.

What we'd particularly like to do is to be able to earn enough via Patreon to bring in additional resource that helps us get the podcast recorded, produced and published in a timely fashion. For so long as we're above a particular level, we can ensure that this is the case.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

As of April 2019, we've moved the podcast onto a new platform that means, among other things, that some or all of the episodes are now ad-supported. So in the process, we've decided to simplify and streamline our Patreon rewards.

Everyone who backs us on Patreon will get our behind-the-scenes updates, and any bonus episodes we produce, as well as getting at least one entry into our periodic giveaway competitions. How these work is that each time we have something to give away, we create a post - and anyone who comments gets one entry into the draw for each dollar they back us at. You'll also get a one-off shoutout on the first episode after we see that you've backed us.

If you back us at $2 or more, then you can hear every episode of Cinematic Universe without adverts, courtesy of your backer-exclusive feed. What's more, the majority of these episodes will be released a day earlier on Patreon than they are on the public feed!

And if you really want to go above and beyond, then at $10 or above, we'll give you a special supporter shoutout on every edition of the show (we don't do this automatically, though, as some people may want to back without the shoutout - if you want your name on the show, send us a message!)

If you support us already, at any level, then we're hugely grateful. Probably everyone says it, but it's backers like you that enables us to keep doing what we're doing - we enjoy it, and we hope you do too. And we want to keep doing it even better and better.

Cheers!
Joe, Seb & James

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Tiers
DAVE LIZEWSKI
$1 or more per month

A one-off thank you on the podcast, plus access to all our Patreon-exclusive bonus episodes, our behind-the-scenes blog, and one entry into any giveaway competitions.

PETER PARKER
$2 or more per month

Hear every episode of Cinematic Universe AD-FREE, with day-early access for the majority of episodes to boot! Plus all the bonus material above, along with two entries  into any giveaway competitions.

MATT MURDOCK
$5 or more per month

All the above, with FIVE entries into our giveaway competitions.

CHARLES XAVIER
$10 or more per month

All the above, with TEN entries into the competitions, and a shout-out on EVERY episode! (We'll only shout you out if you send us a message after backing to confirm that you want us to do this)

LEX LUTHOR
$20 or more per month

All the above, with TWENTY entries into the competitions.

TONY STARK
$30 or more per month

All the above, with THIRTY entries into the competitions!

BRUCE WAYNE
$50 or more per month

All the above, with FIFTY entries into the competitions! Let's face it, if you back at this level you'll probably win quite often.