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Morbius Delays & Selling the CW | Weekly News Episode 357

This week Superhero Slate is waiting even longer for Morbius, X-Men is bringing back original voice actors, Warner wants to sell The CW, and more!

What We're Doing: Ghostbusters Afterlife, Encanto, The Witcher S2E1, American Auto, Taco Bell Chicken Wings, The Retro Game Basement Event

News

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (20:00)
    • Box Office - $1.5+ billion
      • #8 of all time
      • #6 All time Domestic
  • Morbius (24:30)
    • Delayed until April 1, 2022 (no joke)
    • Now more dates than New Mutants
  • Blade (27:10)
    • Casting for character called Faiza, with fighting experience
    • Dr. Faiza Hussain, Muslim woman who weilded Excalibur and took on the same name in the comics
    • Has fought Dracula and worked with Dane Whitman in the comics
  • Eternals (29:40)
    • On Disney+ This weekend
  • Echo (30:15)
    • Rumor: Writers from Netflix’s Punisher and Daredevil series have signed up for Disney+ series
    • Ken Kristensen and Dara Resnik
  • X-Men ‘97 (34:05)
    • Cal Dodd will return as Wolverine in the animated series revival
      • Alongside Lenore Zann (Rogue)
    • The show will feature George Buza (Beast), Catherine Disher (Jean Grey), Chris Potter (Gambit), Alison Sealy-Smith (Storm), Adrian Hough (Nightcrawler), and Christopher Britton (Mister Sinister)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (35:50)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (40:10)
    • Bill Murray says his “power is being a bad guy”
    • Could still by a microverse character, not Kang
  • Turning Red (41:05)
    • Pixar film skipping theaters, straight to Disney+
    • Third Pixar film in a row
    • March 11, 2022
  • The CW (44:20)
    • WarnerMedia is looking to sell (most) of the CW Network
      • Nexstar as a potential buyer
    • WM would keep minority stake and continue making superhero shows until inevitable HBO Max takeover
  • Peacemaker (48:35)
    • On HBO Max this Thursday, Jan 13
    • First 3 episodes
    • Sequel to The Suicide Squad (2021)
  • Batman: Caped Crusader (51:50)
    • Animated series has Ed Brubaker (The Winter Soldier) join as lead writer
    • “Set in the past, but viewed through a modern lens”
  • The Boys (53:45)
    • Season 3 confirmed to start on June 3 with 3 episodes, then weekly

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