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Suicide Squad Set Photos & Spider-Man Costs How Much? | Weekly News Episode 244

Suicide Squad Set Photos & Spider-Man Costs How Much? | Weekly News Episode 244

October 14, 2019

This week Superhero Slate is looking at the latest Suicide Squad set pics, more DC properties join CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths, how much can Disney pay for Spider-Man’s movie rights, and more! 

Shoutout to @UncannyLZ, Auldin Reynolds, Electric

News

  • The Suicide Squad (10:30)

  • Crisis on Infinite Earths (15:15)
    • Upcoming CW Crossover will feature Lucifer Morningstar

      • Filming scenes with Diggle, Mia Smoak, and Constantine
    • Burt Ward (Robin 66) with Ace the Bat-Hound?
    • Batman - Michael Keaton to appear on newspaper
    • Titans to appear scheduling permitting
  • John Wick (21:25)
    • Ballerina spinoff hires Len Wisemen (Underworld) to direct
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (25:35)
    • Final trailer rumored to drop October 21

      • Halftime during Monday Night Football
      • Carrie Fisher’s birthday
    • Source has been reliable for trailer dates in the past
  • Jungle Cruise (29:10)
  • Onward (34:00)
  • Dolittle (37:50)
  • Rick and Morty (43:05)
  • Spider-Man (45:00)
    • New rumor says Disney wants to buy back Spider-Man rights
    • $4-5 billion for character rights
      • More than Disney paid for Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the rest
  • Ant-Man (52:45)
    • “The chess pieces were arranged very purposefully after Endgame” - Kevin Feige teases about Ant-Man 3
  • Nova (55:15)
    • Character rumored (again) to debut in Phase 5 of the MCU

      • Alongside Blade, The Fantastic Four, and the X-Men
  • Black Widow (57:20)
  • The Eternals (1:00:30)
    • Kit Harington says he’s “Playing a superhero and he’s got a sword.” when referring to the Black Knight/Dane Whitman character
  • WandaVision (1:02:55)
    • Studio is looking to cast babies to show up as Speed and Wiccan, the children of the Scarlet Witch
    • Rumored to grow up rapidly in her vision, but somehow become real and part of the MCU afterwards
  • She-Hulk (1:04:20)
    • Liv Tyler rumored to be in talks to return as Betty Ross for Disney+ Show
    • Reprise role from 2008’s The Incredible Hulk
  • Helstrom (1:05:55)
    • Cast revealed: Tom Austen (The Royals) and Sydney Lemmon (Fear the Walking Dead) cast as Daimon and Ana Helstrom
    • 10 episode first season, debut on Hulu in 2020

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The Joker Review & Infinity Saga Box Set Breakdown | Weekly News Episode 243

The Joker Review & Infinity Saga Box Set Breakdown | Weekly News Episode 243

October 7, 2019

This week Superhero Slate is reviewing Joker, taking a look at Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot, New York Comic-Con gives us Marvel games, and more!

News

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Joker | TV & Movie Reviews

Joker | TV & Movie Reviews

October 7, 2019

Superhero Slate puts on a happy face and dances into our review for Joker (2019)! Is the latest DC film enough to turn our frowns upside down? Is this comic book film adaptation worthy enough for an academy nomination? Who will really have the last laugh? Find out all our thoughts and more in this review episode!

Review for Joker (2019)

$93.5 million opening (expected), the biggest October domestic opening

Spoilers (17:15)

Plugs (35:30)

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Spider-Man Is Back in the MCU & The Star Wars Knights of Ren | Weekly News Episode 242

Spider-Man Is Back in the MCU & The Star Wars Knights of Ren | Weekly News Episode 242

September 30, 2019

This week Superhero Slate celebrates the return of original Jurassic Park actors to the franchise, Kevin Feige dips his toes in the Star Wars universe, Spider-Man can come play in the Marvel movies again, and more!

 News

  • Joker (13:35)

    • In theaters this coming week
    • Review next week!
  • The King’s Man (17:50)
  • Jurassic World 3 (21:30)
    • Original Jurassic Park stars to return

      • Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum
  • Star Wars (27:35)
    • Kevin Feige producing movie for Franchise with Kathleen Kennedy
    • Pursuing new era in Star Wars Storytelling - connected universe?
    • No details yet
  • The Rise of Skywalker (35:00)
  • Obi Wan Kenobi series (39:20)
    • Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) will direct series

      • Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive) will be show’s writer
    • Takes place 8 years after Revenge of the Sith
  •  Uncharted (41:20)
    • Tom Holland film gets Travis Knight (Bumblebee) as director
  • Spider-Man (43:10)
    • Sony and Disney/Marvel Studios reach a new deal for more Spider-Man appearances in the MCU

      • 25% equity return for Disney; co-finance film
    • Deal includes 1 movie and 1 appearance
      • July 16, 2021
    • Jon Watts in talks to return to direct 3rd MCU film
    • Sony Universe & MCU could have “call and response” with films
      • “Shared Details Universe”
      • “He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
    • Could extend again
      • Feige might be plotting an endgame to wrap up Peter Parker’s MCU story and cross over into Sony’s universe
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (53:40)
    • Filming to begin November 1 in Sydney, Australia
  • Ghost Rider (54:40)
    • Series no longer moving forward at Hulu

      • “Creative Differences”
    • Rumors that Ghost Rider could appear in MCU earlier in the week
      • Could impact any television appearances
  • Madame Web (58:35)
    • Collider reports Morbius writers will write a Madame Web film

      • Set in Sony’s Live Action Spider-verse
    • Madame Webb is psychic, clairvoyant, access to multiple dimensions
  • Arrow (1:03:05)
    • Female-led spinoff starring Mia Smoak/Green Arrow and Black Canaries in work at CW
    • Backdoor pilot on Arrow’s final season
  • Birds of Prey (show) (1:06:25)
    • Ashley Scott/Huntress will appear in CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths
  • The Batman (1:08:12)
    • Jeffrey Wright cast as Commissioner Gordon
    • Jonah Hill in talks to play Penguin

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Han Solo Spinoff Series & the Infinity Saga Boxset | Weekly News Episode 241

Han Solo Spinoff Series & the Infinity Saga Boxset | Weekly News Episode 241

September 23, 2019

On Superhero Slate, the CW is having a Crisis from Multiple DC Shows, a Han Solo spin-off series could be in the works, Marvel reveals a trailer for the Infinity Saga, and more!

 News 

  • Batman Day (11:18)

    • 80th Birthday on 9/21

      • Fortnite skins and challenges
    • The Animated Series intro redone in Arkham games
  • Arkham City Games (15:45)
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths (18:25)
    • CW crossover continues to add more universes

      • Smallville Clark Kent & Lois Lane to return
      • Erica Durance plays Lois Lane and Supergirl’s mom
      • Multiple episode count
    • 5 part series
  • Birds of Prey (23:50)
  • Titans (26:20)
  • Star Wars (27:15)
    • Jon Favreau open to making another Star Wars Christmas Special for Disney+
    • 1978 original met with negative reception, introduced Boba Fett
  • Solo (31:55)
    • Rumored spin-off series for Solo movie coming to Disney+
    • Focus on Crimson Dawn and other underworld criminal moments
    • Follow Darth Maul from Solo appearance to Rebels
  • New Warriors (37:00) 
    • Has failed to find a network and series is no longer moving forward

      • Disney+ and Hulu passed
  • Loki (42:20)
    • Tom Hiddleston promises answers to following questions:

      • Is Loki dead?
      • Where did he go with the Tesseract?
  • The Infinity Saga (48:20)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (54:00)
  • Funko Pop! (54:45)
    • WB enlists Oscar Nominated PIxar Director/Designer Teddy Newton (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant) to work on story with Mark Dindal (The Emperor’s New Groove)
  • Jojo Rabbit (58:00)
    • Taika Waititi film takes home People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival

      • Former winners are Green Book and La La Land

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The Suicide Squad Cast & Disney+ Cartoon List | Weekly News Episode 240

The Suicide Squad Cast & Disney+ Cartoon List | Weekly News Episode 240

September 16, 2019

Superhero Slate is looking at the potential return of Tony Stark, James Gunn unveils a hefty Suicide Squad cast list, J.J. Abrams sells out to WarnerMedia, and more! 

News

  • Young Avengers (15:40)

    • Plans to introduce team on Disney+
    • Cassie Lang/Stature, Wiccan, Speed, America Chavez, Kate Bishop
  • Hawkeye (18:30)
    • Hailee Steinfeld offered Kate Bishop role in series

      • Bumblebee, True Grit
  • Disney+ (20:20)
    • X-Men ’92, Spider-Man ’94, Spider-Woman ’79, Spider-Man ’81, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Iron Man ’94, Fantastic Four ’94, Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, and Spider-Man Unlimited
    • Gargoyles, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Ducktales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop, Darkwing Duck and TaleSpin
  • Avengers: Endgame (27:10)
  • Iron Man (29:00)
  • Black Widow (33:55)
    • Tony Stark rumored to appear in film
    • Rumored to use unreleased scene from Civil War where Tony tells Nat to run.
    • Possibly chance for more new scenes?
  • Silver Surfer (36:55)
    • Rumored solo film in early stages of development
    • Adam McKay has expressed interest in Silver Surfer movie before
  • Venom 2 (40:20)
    • Andy Serkis sequel to begin filming in November
    • Working title: Fillmore (historic music district in San Francisco)
  • Mission Impossible (42:15)
    • Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter) to be female lead in Mission Impossible 7 and 8
  • The Suicide Squad (43:25)
    • Full cast reveal from James Gunn
    • Returning: Harley Quinn, Boomerang, Rick Flag, Amanda Waller
    • Usual James Gunn suspects: David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Michael Rooker (GotG)
    • Newcomers: Pete Davidson (SNL), Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), Idris Elba (Thor), Taika Waititi (Thor), Nathan Fillion (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Batman (48:45)
    • Kevin Smith says new film follows The Long Halloween story arc
  • Watchmen (50:55)
  • J.J. Abrams (52:40)
    • Bad Robot Production company signs exclusivity deal with WarnerMedia
    • Create original series, films, and video games for all platforms
      • Includes theatrical releases
    • Through 2024
  • His Dark Materials (55:40)
    • TV show to debut on HBO Monday November 4 at 9 PM EST
    • Stars Dafne Keen (Logan)
  • IT (56:55)
    • Director planning 7 hour supercut of both movies
    • Including (Planned) newly filmed footage to make it cohesive film

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Marvel’s What If Animation & Shows on HBO | Weekly News Episode 239

Marvel’s What If Animation & Shows on HBO | Weekly News Episode 239

September 9, 2019

Superhero Slate is taking a look at Marvel’s What If show, the Joker is taking top prize at the Venice Film Festival, the next Star Wars trailer is rated, and more!

News

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (19:30)

    • Trailer C has been rated for previewing

      • October 14 during Monday Night Football?
    • Comic-Con panel with Ian McDiarmid and Hayden Christensen canceled
      • Reportedly Disney fearing they’ll spoil TROS
      • Anakin as force ghost?
  • Watchmen (29:00)
    • Premieres on HBO 10/20
    • Expected to have 9 episodes
  • Westworld (30:10)
    • Season 3 to have approximately 8 episodes

      • Previous seasons had 10
  • Joker (35:40)
    • Awarded top prize at the Venice Film Festival
  • Birds of Prey (39:18)
  • Mission Impossible 7 (40:25)
    • Hayley Atwell joins cast of upcoming film
  • Marvel’s What If...? (43:15)
  • Hawkeye (48:25)
    • Mad Men writer Jonathan Igla to write Disney+ series
  • Fantastic Four (51:10)
    • Doom may not be villain in first MCU film

      • Mole Man was original antagonist in comics
  • Avengers: Endgame (53:20)
    • Now the longest running movie in 2019

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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Bingo & Inhumans Reboot | Weekly News Episode 238

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Bingo & Inhumans Reboot | Weekly News Episode 238

September 3, 2019

This week Superhero Slate is making a lot of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker predictions, some D23 posters for Disney+ show up online, The Joker is in select cinemas already, and more!

 News

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D23 2019 Coverage & Spider-Man No More | Weekly News Episode 237

D23 2019 Coverage & Spider-Man No More | Weekly News Episode 237

August 26, 2019

Superhero Slate is covering D23 going on this week and we’ve got Star Wars debuts, new Marvel show announcements, Spider-Man is probably leaving the MCU, and more!

News

  • D23 2019 (8:10)

    • All things Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!
    • Anaheim, CA
    • Happens every 2 years
  • Disney+ (9:55)
    • Launches November 12, 2019
    • 300 movie titles and increasing to more than 500 in the first year
      • Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World
      • Almost every Pixar Film
      • Star Wars 1-7 & Rogue One
    • 7,500 TV episodes
    • 7 profiles, 4K streaming, 4 devices at once
  • Muppets Now (20:25)
    • Unscripted, short-form series launching on Disney+ in 2020

      • Muppet Show, Muppets Tonight, The Muppets
  • Star Wars Sagas (22:00)
  • The Clone Wars (25:00)
  • The Mandalorian (27:25)
  • Rogue One Prequel (31:15)
    • Begins product in London next year
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (33:10)
    • Series is coming to TV service

      • Scripts are written and shoots 2020
    • Ewan McGregor returning as Obi-Wan
    • Takes place during Solo film timeline
  • Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker (36:30)
  • Star Wars (40:10)
  • Marvel Studios (43:50)
  • Spider-Man (45:25)
    • Current plans are for Spider-Man to NOT be in the MCU

      • Reported negotiations over future films broke down
    • Tom Holland to continue playing Peter Parker
    • Jon Watts in custody battle between Marvel & Sony
    • Potential for companies to work together
  • Black Panther 2 (52:20)
    • May 6, 2022
    • Ryan Coogler to return as director
  • Black Widow (53:10)
  • The Eternals (54:30)
    • Cast on stage in front of Costume Concept Art

    • New Casting
      • Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel) as Sersei
      • Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) as Druig
      • Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) as Dane Whitman (The Black Knight)
        • Non-Eternals character
    • Confirmed as earliest set Marvel Studios film
  • Falcon & The Winter Soldier (1:00:04)
    • First poster at D23
    • Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) is directing the 6 episode series
      • August 2020
    • Emily VanCamp to return as Sharon Carter
    • Wyatt Russel (Overlord) joins cast as U.S. Agent (John F. Walker)
  • WandaVision (1:04:00)
    • Kat Dennings (Darcy) and Randall Park (Jimmy Woo) will return as characters

      • Kathryn Hahn (Into the Spider-Verse) joins as nosy neighbor
    • Matt Shakman (Fargo) directing 6 episode series
  • Loki (1:07:50)
    • 6 one-hour episodes
    • Logo flips through TONS of fonts
  • What If? (1:09:15)
  • Ms. Marvel(1:11:35)
    • British writer Bisha K. Ali to write the series
    • Added to Phase 4 lineup on Disney+
  • Moon Knight(1:12:35)
  • She-Hulk(1:13:30)
    • Follow Jennifer Walters, lawyer
    • Last Phase 4 Marvel show on Disney+
  • Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur (1:17:30)
  • Avengers Campus (1:21:10)
  • Video Games (1:25:50)
    • Ultimate Alliance 3

      • Marvel Knights - Curse of The Vampire on 9/30/19
      • Blade, Moon Knight, Punisher, Morbius
    • Marvel’s Avengers
    • Insomniac
      • Spider-Man developer purchased by Sony
      • Ensures sequel to #1 superhero game 
  • The Joker (1:27:40)
    • Lands a hard R rating
    • Strong Bloody Violence, Disturbing Behavior, Language and Brief Sexual Images 
  • The Matrix (1:29:10)
    • 4th film in franchise in the works
    • Lana Wachowski to direct
    • Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss to reprise roles as Neo and Trinity
      • Script calls for younger version of Morpheus to be cast
  • James Bond 25 (1:31:45)
    • No Time To Die

      • In NO TIME TO DIE, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
    • April 8, 2020

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A New Hope for Obi-Wan & A Big Marvel Series for Disney+ | Weekly News Episode 236

A New Hope for Obi-Wan & A Big Marvel Series for Disney+ | Weekly News Episode 236

August 19, 2019

This week we talk about a new BIG series for Disney+, Ewan McGregor returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi, how Birds of Prey is getting John Wick stunts, and more!

 

News

  • Venom 2 (17:00)

    • Robert Richardson signs on for cinematography

      •  Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. His other Tarantino films include Kill Bill: Vol. 1 andVol. 2, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight. For Scorsese, he's worked on Casino, Bringing Out the Dead, The Aviator, Shutter Island, and Hugo. With Stone, he won an Academy Award for JFK, but also worked on Platoon, The Doors, Natural Born Killers, and more
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (20:30)
    • Passing Skyfall (2012) to become highest ever grossing movie for Sony

      • $1.109 billion worldwide
      • Behind Spider-Man and Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle domestically
  • Marvel Studios (23:00)
    • Casting a codename “David”

      • The Ruler of an ancient, distant kingdom
      • Shang Chi? Eternals? Namor?
  • Disney+ (28:30)
    • A “big” new series is coming to the streaming service

      • Ms. Marvel? Hulk?
    • Not announced so far
  • Marvel’s What If...? (32:05)
    • Hayley Atwell has recorded lines for series
  • Agents of SHIELD (33:10)
    • Patrick Warburton to reprise role of Rick Stoner in show’s last season
  • Ghost Rider & Helstrom (35:15)
    • Referred to as a banner called “Adventure into Fear”
    • “Three or four shows” total in this title
  • Aladdin (39:45)
    • Talks about sequel for live-action remake

      • Return of Jafar??
    • Theater or Disney+?
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (44:20)
    • Ewan McGregor has confirmed to be signed on for character in an untitled Disney+ series

      • 2 years,100 episodes ago
  • Star Wars (49:30)
    • Rian Johnson confirms new trilogy will NOT focus on Legacy characters
  • Dark Phoenix (52:35)
    • Ends theatrical run as lowest grossing X-Men film
    • $252 million vs X-Men (2000) at $296 mill
  • Krypton (56:35)
    • SyFy ending show after second season

      • Including Lobo spinoff
    • Warner Horizon in talks to move show to other outlets
      • HBO Max or DC Universe?
  • Birds of Prey (58:55)
    • Chad Stahelski (John Wick) to oversee second unit filming action scenes

      • Will not be credited for work
      • His stunt firm has been working on film entire time
  • Snake Eyes (1:02:20)
    • GI Joe spinoff eying Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) as lead character
    • Origin story of character pre-Joes
    • Hasbro Universe Timeline

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