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Carl Weathers Remembered Superhero Ethics episode 289

Carl Weathers Remembered

The recent passing of beloved actor Carl Weathers was a sad loss that left many fans reminiscing about his storied career. In this episode of Superhero Ethics, host Matthew Fox brought in frequent guests Paul Hoppe and Ashley Coffin to remember Weathers’ varied roles across film and TV, and how an actor who almost never was the top star is still so fondly remembered.

Some key discussion points from the episode:

  • Weathers left a strong impression and built substantial goodwill through memorable supporting roles rather than as a leading man. His intelligence and charisma allowed him to excel as both a hero and a villain.
  • Weathers portrayed a convincing boxer and helped ground the racial portrayal in the original Rocky film. His friendship with Sylvester Stallone hit some bumps but recovered over time.
  • In Predator and other action films, Weathers stood out with an athletic build and physicality equal to stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Later acting projects showed Weathers’ versatility, including comedic work like Arrested Development.
  • As Greef Karga on The Mandalorian, Weathers demonstrated new depths of emotion and helped anchor the show’s moral core. His directing also led to acclaimed episodes.

Carl Weathers left behind decades of fan-favorite acting across beloved films and shows thanks to his smooth charm, intelligence, and versatility. Though departed too soon, Weathers lived an impactful life doing what he loved. His presence and talents will be dearly missed.

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.
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