GBBP 185: Dan Fogler

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The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 185: Dan Fogler

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Dan Fogler is having a moment. When he’s not chewing through scenery as Jacob Kowalski in the Fantastic Beasts movies (The Crimes of Grindelwaldis out this November), he’s bringing a dystopian story (that’s become terrifyingly plausible) to life in the pages of Brooklyn Gladiator.

Between playing around in the Wizarding World and collaborating with some of his own heroes in the graphic novel world, Fogler’s like a kid in a candy store. And can you blame him? (Be sure to check out my story for SYFY about Fogler and a deeper look at his creative drive. )

Brooklyn Gladiator is Fogler’s own epic saga that draws on the action stories he loves and grew up on. Read through the pages of Volume 0 (out now from Chapterhouse), and you’ll see definite influences from Escape from New YorkDie HardThe Running ManTwelve MonkeysAkira, and The Matrix.

On this episode, we talk about Brooklyn Gladiator, how its fantasy has been slaughtered by the reality in which we live, getting some of his artistic heroes on board, finding a home at Chapterhouse, auditioning for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and why he’s still one of the lucky few who get to create for a living.


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