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Joss Drops Batgirl & Look at that Brainiac | Weekly News Episode 160

Superhero Slate has got you covered when Batgirl loses its writer/director, Fox is trying to rush Skrulls in the X-Men, Infinity War could be the longest Marvel movie ever, and more!

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  • Black Panther (14:00)
    • Updated box office
      • Passed Avengers for highest Wednesday
      • Passing $700 million worldwide today
    • Highest Rated superhero movie of all time on RT
    • Go listen to our Review
  • Avengers: Infinity War (18:55)
    • Marvel Studios: The First Ten years
      • “Every story that Marvel has told since Iron Man 1 finds a narrative thread in these next two Avengers movies. It is a culmination of all that storytelling.”
    • Runtime possibly 2 hours and 30 minutes
    • Trailer this Thursday?
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 3 (27:20)
    • Start filming early 2019 in Atlanta
      • Captain Marvel is March, Spider-Man 2 is May
  • Agents of SHIELD (28:25)
    • Episode 100 to reveal Coulson’s deal with Ghost Rider
  • Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur (29:50)
    • Animated show for Disney
      • “Follow the adventures of nine-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette, an African-American girl who teams up with her crimson-colored dinosaur and uses her smarts to save the day."
  • The Muppets (32:10)
    • Rebooted series coming to Disney Streaming Service
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (33:20)
    • Digital release on March 13
    • Physical on March 27
  • Star Wars IX (35:05)
    • Script is complete and will start filming in Late July for 2019 release
  • Silver & Black (37:45)
    • Production delayed indefinitely
      • Planned to start March 1
    • Script rewrite and no actors cast probably big factors
      • Sony’s sale of film side may also be making them reprioritize productions
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (39:50)
    • To feature the Skrulls as villains (An attempt before Marvel)
    • Serious film, but better than Apocalypse in terms of quality
  • X-Force (45:15)
    • May start filming this October
      • Aim for finishing before Disney deal is done
  • Batgirl (47:20)
    • Joss Whedon has exited Batgirl film
      • Could not find the right story
      • Initial thoughts it would be original Batgirl origin, not Killing Joke one
        • Detective Comics #359
    • Roxane Gay (An Untamed State; Bad Feminist essays) and Hope Larson (Batgirl comics) offer to write movie on Twitter
      • DC VP responded
  • Aquaman (53:50)
    • Trailer around Wonder Con in late March
    • Test screenings this week point to a great film
      • “Plays like an Indiana Jones movie”
      • “Action puts Wonder Woman and Justice League to shame”
  • Flashpoint (56:10)
    • John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein (Homecoming) have not signed on yet
  • Krypton (58:10)
  • Jurassic World 3 (59:45)
    • Release June 11, 2021
  • Ghostbusters World (1:02:30)
  • Westworld (1:05:15)
    • HBO building real life version at SXSW 2018

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