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Cable, Disney, and Netflix | Episode 133

Superhero Slate thinks Deadpool 2 will make you a Cable subscriber, Disney and Netflix might break up, avoid Defenders and Star Wars spoilers, and more!

Riff & Raff


  • Deadpool 2 (9:40)
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (14:05)
    • Toad and Ink to return from DofP
      • Brotherhood of Mutants
  • Millarworld (15:15)
    • Netflix buys Mark Millar’s company
      • Transition to Netflix
    • Third time in history a comic book company was purchased on this level
      • Doesn’t include previously adapted material: Kick-Ass, Kingsmen, Logan, Civil War, etc
  • Disney (20:20)
    • Contract ends with Netflix in 2019
      • Creating own streaming service
    • Purchased BAMtech
      • Streaming ESPN will cover about 10,000 live regional, national and international events
  • The Defenders (30:30)
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (32:55)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (39:20)
    • Digital release now available
  • Cowboy Ninja Viking (42:15)
    • Universal Pictures has announced that Chris Pratt's Cowboy Ninja Viking will hit theaters on June 28, 2019.  The film is an adaptation of A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo’s graphic novel for Image Comics.  Presently, the film will compete with an Untitled Marvel Film from Fox [06/07], an Untitled DCEU release [06/14], Toy Story 4[6/21] and Transformers 7 [06/28].  
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (45:50)
  • Avengers 4 (47:35)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (48:15)
    • Donald Glover to play role if Miles Morales gets spinoff
  • Silver and Black (50:35)
    • It seems Felicia Hardy, AKA Black Cat, is going to wind up being hunted by Mendel Stromm/Gaunt when she steals something of his using what's described as an “enhancement”. This puts Silver Sable on her tail because the lethal mercenary (here portrayed as a bounty hunter for the U.S. Department of Justice) hopes Hardy will lead her to Stromm, who has been performing some kind of experiments on the Symkarian people.
    • The two then decide to put their differences aside and team-up to stop Gaunt and his cronies, Scorpion and Tarantula.
  • Venom (53:15)
    • Riz Ahmed (Rogue One) up for role in film
      • Carnage is trusted; Chameleon could be second guess
  • Aquaman (54:55)
  • Justice League (57:05)
  • Hellboy (1:01:20)
    • Milla Jovovich cast as the Blood Queen

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