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Universal vs Theaters & Star Wars Day | Weekly News Episode 271

This week Superhero Slate is discussing Theaters vs Studio throwdown, Star Wars Day predictions, more video game news, and more!

Shout Outs: Vicky Chan, Auldin Reynolds, and Jim Minteer

HBO Max - $11.99/mo if you sign up now (Chris Kidman)


  • Universal (24:35)
    • Trolls 2 made more revenue in first month on Digital than first movie made in 5 months in theaters
      • Digital First for some movies?
    • AMC boycotting Universal films in theaters
      • Regal kind of
    • Discuss!
  • Transformers (39:44)
    • Animated Prequel written by Josh Cooley (Toy Story 4)
    • Next live-action sequel gets June 24, 2022 release date
      • Based on Beast Wars series
    • Bumblebee sequel written by Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi show)
  • Star Wars (48:15)
    • May the Fourth on Monday!
      • Star Wars Day
      • Announcements ahead
    • The Clone Wars final episode
    • The Last Jedi on Disney+ 2 months early
  • Battlefront 3 (52:55)
    • Scrapped in favor of Jedi: Fallen Order sequel
    • BF2 end of life recently
  • The Mandalorian (56:30)
    • Season 2 reveals?
    • S2 post production continuing despite studio shutdowns
      • 4,000 visual effects shots (Avengers has around 2000)
  • Hercules (1:00:30)
    • Live-action remake in the works
    • Joe and Anthony Russo as producers und AGBO banner
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy (1:05:50)
  • New Mutants (1:10:00)
  • Wonder Woman (1:13:50)
    • Amazons spinoff confirmed by Patty Jenkins
      • Not directing it
    • Takes place before 3rd film
    • Thought up by PJ and Geoff Johns
  • The Flash (1:17:05)
    • Season 7 is last on Grant Gustin’s contract
    • Pandemic interrupted Season 8/9 talks
  • John Wick 4 (1:20:30)
    • Pushed to May 27, 2022
      • One full year back
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (1:22:10)

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