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A New Hope for Obi-Wan & A Big Marvel Series for Disney+ | Weekly News Episode 236

This week we talk about a new BIG series for Disney+, Ewan McGregor returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi, how Birds of Prey is getting John Wick stunts, and more!


  • Venom 2 (17:00)
    • Robert Richardson signs on for cinematography
      •  Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. His other Tarantino films include Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight. For Scorsese, he's worked on Casino, Bringing Out the Dead, The Aviator, Shutter Island, and Hugo. With Stone, he won an Academy Award for JFK, but also worked on Platoon, The Doors, Natural Born Killers, and more
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (20:30)
    • Passing Skyfall (2012) to become highest ever grossing movie for Sony
      • $1.109 billion worldwide
      • Behind Spider-Man and Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle domestically
  • Marvel Studios (23:00)
    • Casting a codename “David”
      • The Ruler of an ancient, distant kingdom
      • Shang Chi? Eternals? Namor?
  • Disney+ (28:30)
    • A “big” new series is coming to the streaming service
      • Ms. Marvel? Hulk?
    • Not announced so far
  • Marvel’s What If...? (32:05)
    • Hayley Atwell has recorded lines for series
  • Agents of SHIELD (33:10)
    • Patrick Warburton to reprise role of Rick Stoner in show’s last season
  • Ghost Rider & Helstrom (35:15)
    • Referred to as a banner called “Adventure into Fear”
    • “Three or four shows” total in this title
  • Aladdin (39:45)
    • Talks about sequel for live-action remake
      • Return of Jafar??
    • Theater or Disney+?
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (44:20)
    • Ewan McGregor has confirmed to be signed on for character in an untitled Disney+ series
      • 2 years,100 episodes ago
  • Star Wars (49:30)
    • Rian Johnson confirms new trilogy will NOT focus on Legacy characters
  • Dark Phoenix (52:35)
    • Ends theatrical run as lowest grossing X-Men film
    • $252 million vs X-Men (2000) at $296 mill
  • Krypton (56:35)
    • SyFy ending show after second season
      • Including Lobo spinoff
    • Warner Horizon in talks to move show to other outlets
      • HBO Max or DC Universe?
  • Birds of Prey (58:55)
    • Chad Stahelski (John Wick) to oversee second unit filming action scenes
      • Will not be credited for work
      • His stunt firm has been working on film entire time
  • Snake Eyes (1:02:20)
    • GI Joe spinoff eying Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) as lead character
    • Origin story of character pre-Joes

Plugs (1:08:24)

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