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Venom Tendrils and MoviePass Sucks | Weekly News Episode 169

Superhero Slate is sad because Marvel is skipping San Diego Comic Con this year, we are Venom, MoviePass’ golden days are over, and more!

Shoutout to Superfan Alan


  • Avengers: Infinity War (8:50)
    • Review Episode now live
      • Spoiler Free Review
    • Box Office Update
      • $250 million opening (highest ever)
      • $630 million Intl (biggest ever, by almost $100 mill)
        • No Russia or China yet
  • MoviePass (16:25)
    • Has stopped multiple viewings of films on all plans
      • Including Infinity War
    • Backpedaling - Ticket per day offering may not return per CEO
    • Helios recorded $150.8 million loss in 2017, from MoviePass mostly
  • Marvel Studios (21:20)
    • No Marvel Studios at SDCC this year
    • Kevin Feige reveals his favorite post credits scene
      • Nick Fury, because of first
      • Shawarma because it happened
    • “Avengers 4 title commotion has gotten out of hand”
    • Horror genre might be next for MCU
    • Namor does not have clear cut rights with Universal on film (like Hulk)
  • Captain Marvel (28:00)
  • Black Widow (30:44)
    • Looking For female director for film
    • Marvel Studios has met with Deniz Erguven (Mustang), Chloe Zhao (The Rider), and Amma Asante (The United Kingdom) among others
  • Spider-Man Homecoming (32:45)
    • Feige says casting videos are out of context
      • Does not confirm Femme Fatale lead for sequel
    • Global film with a villain that will ‘play into that nicely’
  • Sony Pictures (37:00)
    • Jumanji & Spider-Man push studio to $376 million profit
      • 2016 had a $719 million loss
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (38:40)
    • Villains are Ultimate Green Goblin, the Kingpin, and the Prowler
    • Peter Parker died at age 26 in the universe
  • Venom (41:45)
  • Morbius (47:30)
    • Antoine Fuqua (Magnificent 7) approached by studio to helm film
    • Passed in 2017, movie future uncertain
  • Deadpool 2 (49:43)
    • Julian Dennison as Hot Stuff via new promo
  • X-Force (40:30)
    • Has entered Pre-production
      • "a Black Ops force of down and dirty mutant warriors who are far more ruthless than their X-Men counterparts"
    • Domino (Zazie Beetz) and Cable to return in film
    • Release possible 2019
  • Dark Phoenix (53:15)
  • DC Films (54:50)
    • Aquaman got footage screened
    • Shazam had BTS footage
    • Wonder Woman 2 is set in the 80’s
  • Dumbo (56:15)
  • Stranger Things (57:30)
    • Season 3 kicked off production this week
    • Premiere sometime in 2019
  • Netflix (58:5)
    • New research shows most popular programming is Sci-Fi
      • Stranger Things, Altered Carbon, Mute, Cloverfield Paradox, Annihilation, Lost in Space
  • Star Wars Resistance (1:01:10)
  • Watchmen (1:02:30)
    • HBO series not a direct adaptation of the comic series
    • Leaked descriptions don’t have any recognizable characters
      • Could be to throw off reports
  • John Wick 3 (1:03:33)
    • Halle Berry wanted as new female lead, Sofia
      • Has small child in film
  • Star Trek (1:04:05)
    • S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, The Defenders) to direct fourth film in franchise
    • Tarantino’s script still developed, this is a follow up to Beyond first
  • Glass (1:05:30)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (1:07:50)

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