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HBO Max Launch & The Future of DCEU | Weekly News Episode 275

This week we’re talking about the launch of HBO Max, more details for Zack Snyder’s Justice League drop by, watch The Simpson’s in classic 4:3 ratio, and more!

News

  • Star Wars Underworld (22:35)
    • George Lucas’ unfilmed series had no budget constraints
  • Spider-Man (25:45)
    • J.K. Simmons has signed on for multiple Spider-Man films in the MCU
  • Loki (30:40)
    • Could be confirmed for 2 seasons
      • 6 episode seasons
    • Tom Hiddleston mentioned being committed to 12 episodes
  • Disney+ (34:10)
    • Simpson’s now in correct aspect ratios for classic episodes
  • Mulan (37:25)
    • Potential for straight to digital
    • Disney would be happy to make 50% of $1 billion of average summer movies
  • Doom Patrol (42:15)
    • Only DC Universe show to stream on HBO Max
  • HBO Max (43:05)
    • Launched this week (on select platforms)
      • Not available in UK for “at least the next 5 years
    • Adult Swim Library
    • Officially uses DC Extended Universe label for films
    • Accelerated Anna Kendrick’s Original series due to audience demand
    • Content leaving already:
      • Justice League, Batman Returns, The Hobbit, The Meg, The LEGO Movie, Hellboy, Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, and more
    • Content promised but not delivered:
      • Batman Begins, the Matrix,  Blade Runner, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, A Time to Kill, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Lethal Weapon 1-4, Sherlock Holmes, Snakes on a Plane, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League (57:45)
  • Superman (1:00:45)
    • Henry Cavill is NOT in talks to return as Superman
      • Interest in WB to make it happen
    • Will not film new Superman scenes for Snyder Cut
      • Could cameo in upcoming DC movie
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (1:06:30)
    • #1 on the watched at home list
    • Sequel announced with writers to return

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