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Avengers Endgame Trailer & James Gunn Rehired | Weekly News Episode 214

Celebrate with Superhero Slate as we welcome James Gunn back to the Marvel family, the official Avengers Endgame trailer gives us goosebumps, we’re seeing Shazam 2 weeks early, and more!

C2E2 with Chris this weekend!


  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (13:35)
    • James Gunn has officially been rehired by Disney to direct film
      • Will start production after Suicide Squad reboot for DC
    • Decision made months ago, waiting to announce it
  • Avengers: Endgame (21:45)
  • Doctor Strange 2 (29:50)
  • Shang-Chi (34:05)
    • Destin Daniel Cretton set to direct film
    • Shang-Chi is the son of Fu Manchu, and his considerable martial arts skills earn him the title "Master of Kung Fu."
  • The Avengers Project (38:46)
    • Google’s Game Developer Conference has a panel hosted by Crystal Dynamics on March 19
    • Hopefully status Update
  • Marvel What If...? (40:25)
    • Studio planning an animated series of What If? Segments for Disney+
    • Alternate stories where certain events went another direction
      • Ex: What if Thanos joined the Avengers?, or What if Professor X had become Juggernaut?
    • Disney Investor’s meeting on April 11
  • Disney (44:00)
    • Sets March 20th closing date for 21st Century Fox at 12:02 AM EST
  • Aladdin (48:40)
  • Star Wars Celebration (49:45)
    • Sets an Episode IX Panel on April 12
      • Title reveal on Investor call the day before?
    • Trailer reveal on April 12?
    • K2SO voiced by Alan Tudyk
  • Harley Quinn (animated) (51:20)
  • The DC Universe (52:50)
    • First episodes of Titans, Young Justice Outsiders, and Doom Patrol free online
      • Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody
  • Titans (54:00)
    • Season 1 to be released on digital platforms on March 21 (Not just DCU)
    • Esai Morales cast as Deathstroke/Slade Wilson
      • While serving his country, Slade became an elite soldier before government testing enhanced his physiology to near superhuman levels, putting him on a path of darkness and revenge.
  • Shazam! (56:45)
  • The Flash (58:40)
    • Shooting start date aiming for November 2019
    • Fantastic Beasts 3 production could interfere with Ezra Miller’s schedule
  • Christopher Nolan (1:00:50)
    • Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and the Dark Knight Rises will return to theaters for Batman’s 80th birthday in select cities
      • March 30 in Hollywood with Nolan doing Q/A
      • April 12 in New York/San Francisco; April 20 screenings at Toronto/Indianapolis
    • Tickets on sale Wednesday at 12 pm EST/9 am PT
  • Game of Thrones (1:03:10)

Plugs (1:07:35)

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