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The Last Jedi & Lets Buy Fox | Weekly News Episode 151

This week Superhero Slate is talking details on the Disney deal, our Star Wars: The Last Jedi impressions, the upcoming DCEU slate has been revealed, and more!

Guest Host Brian Smith!

Shout out to superfan Andrew Bagnara


  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (5:20)
    • Initial impressions
    • Review Episode live now!
    • Soundtrack now streaming on all platforms
  • Boba Fett (10:30)
    • In development again
      • Stopped after firing Josh Trank
  • Disney (14:20)
    • Makes tentative purchase of 20th Century Fox
      • 12-18 months before official
      • Film and television studios, cable entertainment networks, and international TV businesses
        • Controlling stake in Hulu (operates at a massive loss)
      • $52.4 billion
    • Details
      • "The agreement also provides Disney with the opportunity to reunite the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool with the Marvel family under one roof and create richer, more complex worlds of inter-related characters and stories that audiences have shown they love."
      • Avatar, The Simpsons, Modern Family
    • Reactions
      • Good all around
    • Marvel Cinematic Universe
      • Fox’s slate will move under Feige
      • Fox has several release dates already locked down, future uncertain
        • 2019: Feb. 14; June 7 ; Nov. 22
        • 2020: March 13; June 26; Oct. 2
      • Puts several movie’s futures in doubt
        • Gambit, New Mutants sequels, Multiple Man, X-Force, X-23 Spinoff
        • Also unannounced Marvel films may be swapped to make room for new players
        • Nothing changed or added till probably 2020
      • Deadpool has and will be Marvel branded
        • Opportunity for Marvel R brand, as long as audiences are aware before film starts
    • Streaming service one step closer
  • The Punisher (41:20)
    • Season 2 announced by Netflix
    • Sliding in before Disney creates own shows
      • Could still have healthy partnership
  • New Warriors (43:10)
  • Captain Marvel (46:55)
    • Hires Ben Davis as Cinematographer
      • Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Age of Ultron, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Avengers 4 (50:00)
  • Deadpool 2 (52:45)
  • New Mutants (54:30)
  • Titans (58:15)
  • Arrow (1:01:22)
    • Arsenal (Colton Haynes) to return to show for 6th season arc
  • DCEU (1:03:10)
    • Upcoming film slate declared
      • Wonder Woman II, Aquaman, Suicide Squad 2, Flashpoint, Shazam, Batgirl, The Batman, Justice League Dark, and Green Lantern Corps
      • Lots of movies which weren't mentioned, including Cyborg, Deathstroke, Gotham City Sirens, Harley Quinn, The Joker vs. Harley Quinn, Nightwing, the standalone Joker movie, and the long rumoured Justice League 2.
  • Justice League Dark (1:08:35)
  • Dragon Ball
    • New movie in 2018 featuring the first Super Saiyan God

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Brian – @picketfence14, @HipposForHire, ComicUI

Chris – @Valdan, Filmside Chats, ComicUI, The DNN


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