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DCU Starts Over, Henry Cavill Fired TWICE, The Sentry Might Get A Solo Movie, and more!

Superhero Slate Welcomes you to the new year! This week we’re giving our long awaited thoughts on Avatar: The Way of Water, the new DCU sorts out the rumors and truth, Across the Spider-verse shows off every Spider-Man variant ever, and more!

Highlights from past 2 weeks: Disney World, Yats! Restaurant

HBO Max > More shows getting removed, even HBO Originals such as Westworld


  • Misleading Trailers (15:35)
    • Court case allows viewers to sue movie studios for ‘false advertising’ on movie trailers
    • Regarding “Yesterday” and Ana de Armas cut scenes, despite her being in the trailer
    • Future of edits in trailers? Could be overturned?
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (22:25)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (26:55)
    • First superhero movie of 2023, trailer Monday Jan 9 on ESPN
    • February 17 release date
  • Thunderbolts (29:40)
    • Marvel Studios looking to have The Sentry be villain for film
      • Also planning a ‘solo’ movie revolving around The Sentry
    • Adamantium will be introduced through Tiamut’s remains on Earth
      • Celestial from Eternals
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (36:30)
    • On Disney+ January 20, 2023
    • Highest grossing female led super hero movie (above Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel)
  • MCU on Disney+ (39:45)
    • DELETED Video said 5 shows to release in 2023 from Marvel
      • Secret Invasion, Loki, Ironheart, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, and Echo
      • Movies will eventually land on streaming service
    • Delays expected to hit at least Echo
  • DCU (42:50)
    • Insiders report Snyderverse is dead and no actors will move forward
      • Shazam probably has a chance; Wonder Woman too
    • Ben Affleck in talks to direct future DC Film - conversations with Gunn/Safran/WB
  • Black Adam (46:52)
    • Will not be a part of DCU’s first chapter of storytelling
    • Could be around later, but not in “Phase 1”
  • Batman (50:50)
  • Superman (53:05)
    • James Gunn writing new Superman movie for DC/WB
      • Set in the earlier days of Superman’s tenure
      • Not an origin
    • Henry Cavill will not be returning as character
      • Also not returning to The Witcher after being let go from WB/DC
    • Ta-Nehisi Coates Superman film also still in development
      • Could have different name
  • Shazam: Fury of the Gods (1:04:20)
    • The Rock passed on a cameo in film when asked
  • Wonder Woman (1:05:30)
  • The Flash (1:10:05)
    • Will reportedly debut first trailer during Super Bowl
    • First WB trailer in 17 years during event
  • Star Wars: Rogue One (1:11:55)
    • Not canceled, just asked to be completed after Wonder Woman 3
    • Patty Jenkins still on project
  • The Sandman (1:12:50)
    • Netflix considering removing “binge” model for season 2 and future installments
    • Release in batches like Stranger Things
  • Spider-Man (MCU) (1:14:06)
    • Winter 2024/2025 release looks more likely
    • Due to massive numbers of No Way Home
  • Hypno Hustler (1:15:20)
    • Donald Glover to star in Sony’s Spider-man Universe movie based on comics character
  • Spider-Man 2 (1:18:45)
    • Video game release windowed for Fall 2023 on Playstation 5
  • God of War (1:19:25)
    • TV series picked up by Amazon
    • Confirmation it will be based on 2018 series, instead of original games
    • Written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Children of Men), with Rafe Judkins (The Wheel of Time)
  • 65 (1:20:20)
  • Alien: Romulus (1:22:35)
    • Hulu’s Alien movie from Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) under production soon
    • Riding on success of Prey
  • Avatar: The Way of Water (1:24:15)
    • Review incoming
    • Initial thoughts?

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