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Marvel Gives Us More Animation, WGA Strike is Over, James Gunn's DCU Keeps A Few Actors, and more!

This week Superhero Slate is celebrating the WGA strike ending, Marvel is doubling down on animation offerings, James Gunn reveals his DCEU carry overs, and more!

News

  • One Piece (12:15)
    • Dominates Netflix top 5 for fourth week
    • Welcome all new listeners from our review!
  • WGA Strike (15:45)
    • Writers have preliminary agreement with AMPTP to resolve strike
      • Board has let members go back to work with caveat
    • Voting Oct 2-7 to ratify agreement
    • SAG-AFTRA now meeting with AMPTP, similar sticking points
    • Projects resuming immediately include The Last of Us season 2, One Piece Season 2, Stranger Things Season 5 
  • Bethesda (24:00)
    • Working on game ‘under the Disney banner’
    • Also working on The Indiana Jones game
  • Marvel’s Avengers Anime (28:40)
    • Streaming free on YouTube
      • Produced by Madhouse (One Punch Man, Death Note)
    • All 39 episodes will be released weekly through 2024
  • Great British Baking Show (32:25)
    • New season debut
    • Show favorites
  • Loki (37:40)
  • Wakanda (41:00)
    • Black Panther spinoff series from Ryan Coogler now rumored to be an animated show
    • Revealed by Marvel Studios founded production companies
      • “Maglev Train” working on “Golden City”
  • The Marvels (45:10)
    • Has secured China release
    • Clocking in at 1 hour and 45 minutes with credits
    • Shortest MCU to date
      • Word is that it jumps in and goes fast
  • X-Men (47:25)
    • Marvel Studios beginning search for writers
    • No decision till top of 2024
  • DCU (50:00)
    • James Gunn reveals which 4 actors who will continue from DCEU to DCU
      • Xolo Maridueno/Blue Beetle, John Cena/Peacemaker, Viola Davis/Amanda Waller, Freddie Stroma/Vigilante
    • DCU canon officially starts with Creature Commandos and Superman Legacy
  • Rick and Morty (55:44)

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