Mike Anderson and Jim Tudor mull over the “shared universe” craze that’s going on at the movies.

What does the future hold for Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe’s The Mummy, part of Universal Studio’s new “Dark Universe”?

Is Cars 3 the final chapter in the Pixar Cars universe?

Or… Do all the Pixar movies secretly exist in their own shared universe??  (Yes, that old crackpot fan theory.  It’s back!)

Mike and Jim kick around the whys and what-fors about this whole “shared universe” mentality.

ALSO:  A tribute to the late Adam West.