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HBO Max Deletes Content, She-Hulk Premiere Review, Lord of the Rings' New Owners, and more!

This week Superhero Slate is looking towards Disney+ Day, Lord of the Rings is taking over all the Earths, HBO Max is getting real lean, and more!

What We're Watching: Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, Uncharted (Netflix), The Resort (Peacock)

News

  • The Sandman (12:25)
    • Released extra episode for series
    • Netflix has not said a second season is confirmed yet
    • Gaiman can take show elsewhere if they do not sign up for more
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (19:00)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (20:40)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (23:35)
    • The More Fun version coming on September 2 with 11 more minutes
    • Tickets on sale this Tuesday
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (25:55)
  • Man-Thing (28:20)
    • 2005 Marvel movie now on Tubi
  • D23 (30:00)
    • A Marvel and Disney games presentation is now set for September 9
      • At 1 PST/4 EST
    • Spider-Man 2? Wolverine? 
    • Disney Dreamlight Valley, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Lord of the Rings (33:15)
    • Embracer Group has announced that they've acquired Middle-earth Enterprises.
      • The company now owns the worldwide rights to motion pictures, video games, board games, merchandising, theme parks, and stage productions relating to the iconic fantasy literary works The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit
    • NOT The Rings of Power based on other works
    • "Other opportunities include exploring additional movies based on iconic characters such as Gandalf, Aragorn, Gollum, Galadriel, Eowyn and other characters from the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien."
  • The CW (40:43)
    • Nexstar now owns 75% stake in the CW channel
    • New owners looking to target an Older Demographic
  • The Flash (43:44)
    • Ezra Miller has come out to apologize for actions
    • Is seeking help going forward
  • Avatar (46:00)
    • Removed from Disney+ and streaming as theatrical release gets closer
    • The remastered version
  • The Last of Us (48:30)
  • HBO Max (51:30)
    • Has removed 36 shows and movies from platform
      • Including HBO Max Originals
        • Sesame Street, Infinity Train, Aquaman King of Atlantis
        • All Sesame Street is still on YouTube
      • Goes beyond HBO Max
        • Youtube, Soundtracks, DVDs
    • Targeted titles seem to be towards Kids and Reality programming
    • Reasoning: Finances
      • Residuals are paid to cast, crew, writers, etc
      • David Zaslav has promised a $3 billion in ‘synergies’ with Discovery/HBO
      • Can sell content to another provider, with income
    • New Pricing
      • New and returning subscribers
      • Up to 42% savings
        • $104.99 for a year of ad free ($149.99)
        • $69.99 for ad supported year ($99.99)
  • She-Hulk (1:04:30)
    • Episode 1 Debut
    • Easter eggs, References, Post-Credits Scene

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