Superhero Slate

Home Alone Reboot & The Boys on Amazon | Weekly News Episode 235

August 12, 2019

On the latest Superhero Slate, the streaming service wars are heating up, Disney+ starts bundle announcements, will the Joker beat its box office brethren, and more!

News

  • The Boys (9:20)

  • Netflix (20:00)
    • David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed an exclusive deal with Netflix

      • Write, produce, and direct new series/films for service
    • Rumored to be 5 year contract
    • Intend to complete remaining obligations, ie: Star Wars Trilogy
  • Disney+ (24:55)
    • Announced initial bundle for $12.99 month on investor’s call

      • Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+
    • More bundles/plans in the future when pages go live
  • 20th Century Fox (27:55)
    • Merger and productions caused operating loss to Disney during 3rd quarter

      • Specifically Dark Phoenix
    • Reports for movies to focus on Avatar, Planet of the Apes, others
    • Disney+ properties such as Home Alone, Cheaper by the Dozen, Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, etc
  • Deadpool (37:40)
    • Variety reports debates about whether Deadpool can seamlessly move between R-rated solo films and PG-13 rated MCU movies
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (41:30)
    • Reports are Taika Waititi has finished script for 2020 filming
  • Marvel TV (43:10)
    • ABC Entertainment in active talks about a project that focuses on a brand new female character mostly.
  • Spider-Man (45:45)
    • Phil Lord and Chris Miller developing live action TV shows based on Spider-Man characters
    • Using Sony’s Marvel characters
      • Around 900 in the Spider-Man vein
    • Each shows are unique experiences, but also related (MCU style?)
    • Nothing to debut or announce soon
  • Venom (50:00)
    • Andy Serkis officially directing sequel

      • Tom Hardy helped write script, different direction than first Venom
    • Michelle Williams confirms return
  • Joker (52:10)
    • Box office range predictions have the film bringing in $60-$90 million domestically

      • Above Aquaman $67.8 million and Shazam $53.5 million
    • October 4, 2019
  • Titans (53:45)
    • Season 2 trailer

      • Bruce Wayne, Robin, Wonder Girl, Aqualad, Superboy, Deathstroke, Raven

Plugs (58:40)

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