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"What kind of Jean Paul Gaultier shit is this? What are you? A pimp stormtrooper?"

Batman Casting & John Wick 3 Review | Weekly News Episode 223

On this week’s Superhero Slate we’re talking about the controversial Batman Casting (again), the taste of Dr. Pepper Dark Berry for Spider-Man, the James Wan-iverse, and more!


  • John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum (9:10)
    • Review & Experiences
    • MINOR Spoilers
  • Batman (19:00)
    • Casting list:
      • Robert Pattinson (not finalized)
        • Unhinged fans already signing petition to not play him
      • Nicholas Hoult (X-Men)
      • Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass)
      • Armie Hammer (Lone Ranger)
    • May have 6 villains including Catwoman & Penguin
  • Batwoman (27:11)
  • His Dark Materials (30:20)
  • Netflix (33:10)
    • Success of Umbrella Academy leads to First Look deal at Dark Horse
    • Current comics: Hellboy, Sin City, 300
  • The Magic Order (36:35)
    • Mark Millar’s series ordered at Netflix
    • Pilot directed by James Wan (Aquaman)
    • “A group of five families of magicians entrusted to keep the world safe from supernatural problems. However, the order is in danger as its members are being targeted and picked off one by on”
  • Saw (38:40)
    • Chris Rock to work with James Wan/Leigh Whannell to reboot series
    • October 23, 2020
  • Mortal Kombat (41:00)
    • James Wan produced reboot to land March 5, 2021
      • Same day as Masters of the Universe reboot
  • Avatar 2 (44:20)
    • Casts Jemaine Clement (Legion) as Ian Garvin
  • Avengers: Endgame (45:30)
    • Box Office Update
      • Passes Avatar’s domestic
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (48:35)
    • Projected at $200+ million opening off success of Endgame
    • Dark Berry Dr. Pepper
    • Popcorn at AMC
  • Black Widow (52:55)
    • Sebastian Stan mentioned it takes place right after Civil War
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe (54:50)
    • Feige Reddit AMA details:
      • Plans for the Real Mandarin after All Hail the King
      • "Respect the source material. Hire passionate filmmakers regardless of how much money their last movie made. Hire the best cast regardless of their current marquee value."
      • MCU is planned out 5 years at any given time, but general ideas for further
  • Star Wars (1:01:30)
    • 2022 film to be written and directed by Game of Thrones duo - David Benioff & DB Weiss
  • X-Men Dark Phoenix (1:06:20)
    • Looking at record low opening with $50 million
    • June 7, 2019
  • Star Trek: Picard (1:08:00)
  • Detective Pikachu 2 (1:11:00)
    • Sequel being fast tracked after success of original
      • Similar to Iron Man 2, with expansion films following
    • Oren Uziel was reported earlier this year to write film
      • Sonic the Hedgehog writer
    • Red & Blue adaptations are after

Plugs (1:16:20)

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