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HBO Max & Stranger Things Season 3 | Weekly News Episode 231

This week Superhero Slate is packing our bags for San Diego Comic-Con, Warner announces HBO Max streaming service, Zack Snyder is making a Norse Anime on Netflix, and more!


  • San Diego Comic-Con International (19:15)
    • July 18-21
  • Marvel Studios (20:15)
    • “Inactive” Facebook Pages are not hinting at reveals
      • Deleted/Removed pages show same error
  • Black Widow (21:25)
    • David Harbour is NOT playing The Thing
  • Shang Chi (24:40)
    • Looking to cast unknown for title role
    • Chinese ancestry required, no other Asian ancestry accepted
  • Falcon & The Winter Soldier (26:40)
    • Hires Derek Kolstad (John Wick) to work on script, alongside Malcom Spellman (Empire)
  • The Mandalorian (28:50)
    • Sneak Peek to be shown at Disney+ panel during D23
    • Rumored cost per episode is $15 million
    • Jon Favreau working on Season 2
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (30:15)
  • Sherlock Holmes 3 (33:15)
    • Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) has signed on to direct third installment
      • Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law to return
      • RDJ schedule opened up
  • Venom (36:20)
    • “No timetable” to make film, per Amy Pascal
  • HBO Max (37:10)
    • WarnerMedia’s new streaming service debuted
      • Warner Bros, DC, Cartoon Network, HBO
        • New Line, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, the CW, Turner Classic Movies, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes
      • New shows like Gremlins animated series, Dune: The Sisterhood
      • Exclusive streaming rights to Friends
    • Spring 2020
  • Netflix (54:00)
    • Zack Snyder to executive produce a Norse mythology anime for streaming service
    • Jay Olivia (storyboard artist for 300, Watchmen, Batman v Superman) as co-creator, showrunner, director, and EP
  • Shazam Director Breaks down Problem Solving (55:45)
    • Dig on CinemaSins
  • The Suicide Squad (1:00:08)
    • Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time) cast as Idris Elba’s daughter
    • Deadshot redux?
  • Mortal Kombat (1:01:05)
    • Joe Taslim (The Raid) signed on to play Sub-Zero
    • Movie will feature fatalities and be R rated
  • Stranger Things (1:02:50)
    • Season 3 conversation
    • FULL Spoilers

Plugs (1:17:40)

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