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Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters | Weekly News Episode 184

Superhero Slate is diving into Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, the MCU IMAX marathon, what Disney has planned for its streaming service, and more!

News

  • Batwoman (8:00)
    • Ruby Rose (John Wick 2) cast as Batwoman
  • The Flash (11:25)
  • Doom Patrol (14:25)
    • Joivan Wade (The First Purge) cast as Cyborg
    • Villain to be Mr. Nobody
      • "seeking vengeance on the person he holds responsible for the failed experiment that caused his condition which, in addition to his insanity, has left him stuck between two dimensions. While the villains absurd and twisted methodologies will put him into the path of the Doom Patrol, he’ll come to admire the group despite a loathing for superheroes."
  • The Batman (23:15)
    • Report stats project to begin filming in 2019
    • Matt Reeves says not based on Year One
    • Ben Affleck as a producer
  • Aquaman (25:15)
  • Supergirl (26:15)
    • Movie in works at Warner Bros. with Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) writing script
    • No producers yet, just toes in the water
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (29:50)
  • Into the Spider-Verse (31:30)
  • Sony (34:00)
    • "Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters"
      • Holds the rights to over 900 Marvel characters
    • Almost everything hinges on Venom
    • Current slate
      • Morbius the Living Vampire
      • Black Cat
      • Silver Sable
      • Nightwatch
      • Kraven the Hunter
      • Jackpot (Debuted 2007, superhuman strength)
      • Silk
  • Venom (42:30)
    • Will have a PG-13 rating
    • Increases potential for Spider-Man crossover
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (45:50)
    • Samuel L. Jackson & Cobie Smulders confirmed for sequel
  • Infinity War (47:55)
  • Marvel Studios (49:55)
  • Marvel Television (55:00)
    • Using Disney/Fox merger to move TV away from Marvel Entertainment (Ike Perlmutter)
    • No new shows greenlit until merger is done, but can continue on making new seasons
    • New Warriors likely on Hulu
  • Iron Fist (58:20)
  • ABC (1:00:05)
    • “Cooking up a couple things for broadcast”
    • Shows they can’t talk about because Jeph Loeb (Head of Marvel TV) won’t let them
    • SHIELD moved to summer where live-same-day ratings are less important for a longer life
  • Cloak and Dagger (1:02:40)
  • Disney Streaming Service (1:03:20)
    • New home for Marvel TV Shows & Movies
      • Captain Marvel and forward will stream on here
    • Disney shows include High School musical, Monsters Inc, The Muppets
    • Live action remakes include Lady and the Tramp, The Sword in the Stone, Togo, and Noelle
    • Remakes include: Three Men and a Baby, The Paper Magician, Stargirl, and Don Quixote
    • Merger Content: National Geographic will be, but some Fox library (Simpsons) will remain on Hulu
    • Star Wars?
  • Star Wars TV Series (1:07:00)
    • Jon Favreau’s series to cost rough $100 Million for 10 episodes
      • Comparable to Game of Thrones most recent seasons
  • Dark Phoenix (1:08:30)
    • 2.5-3 weeks of reshoots this year (not 3 months)
  • Star Trek 4 (1:10:10)
    • Talks for Chris Pine & Chris Hemsworth to return have fallen apart
      • Deals in place since 2016 for movie
      • Asked for them to take less money due to underwhelming Beyond performance
  • Halo (1:13:40)
    • Master Chief confirmed as lead character in Showtime’s series
    • Ten episode first season
  • Dora the Explorer (1:17:05)

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