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Marvel's Echo is Rated M, Disney is Buying Hulu, Netflix Rewards Binge Watching, and more!

This week Superhero Slate is taking a look at the first Echo trailer, Disney is buying the rest of Hulu, Netflix will reward you for binge watching, and more!

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  • Ahsoka (11:11)
    • Season 2 rumored to be greenlit
    • Production moving to UK
  • Echo (15:30)
    • New trailer release for series
    • Focus on Kingpin/Wilson Fisk and Maya/Echo
      • Echo is villain and will not have comics powers
    • First look at Choctaw authentic outfit for character
    • Will be first TV-MA Marvel Studios show, requires Disney+ account to be TV-MA
      • Also presented as a “Marvel Spotlight,” character focused sagas that stray away from the grand scope of the MCU at large
    • All 5 episodes releasing January 10
  • Variety (25:50)
    • Current Marvel piece under scrutiny by Industry Insiders claiming most if not all is false
    • Written by Tatiana Siegel to sensationalize news for Variety’s audience
      • Has come under fire for fake ‘hit pieces’ before, including ones praising Joss Whedon/blaming Ray Fisher; Leaking Amber Heard’s therapy notes and falsely accusing Jason Momoa for dressing up as Johnny Depp
    • All “scoops” have been traced back to reddit and other non-verified scoopers
  • Avengers: Secret Wars (31:40)
    • Rumored to bring back original Avengers team, most likely as variants
      • Including RDJ’s Tony Stark and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow
      • RDJ is rumored to have already agreed to return, could be 838 Variant (Multiverse of Madness) or in Armor Wars
    • Tobey Maguire and Hugh Jackman as the two leads; Tom Holland is MCU’s TVA choice
  • Avengers: Kang Dynasty (39:45)
    • Marvel rumored to have thought about replacing Kang with Doctor Doom
    • Writer’s strike leaves no time to change current shows, and is not happening in next phase
  • Blade (47:15)
    • Original scripts (before new writer) made Blade the 4th lead
      • Ali was ready to leave before hiring a new writer and retooling the story
    • Debunked by previous writer, confirming Blade was in 99% of all scenes
  • Deadpool 3 (54:10)
    • Not final title for film
    • Logan is canon in their eyes
  • Disney Studios (57:20)
    • Animators vote to unionize
    • Similar to Marvel Studios VFX unionization
      • Caused by Disney+ series and last minute scheduling changes for Ant-Man and the Wasp, etc
  • Hulu (59:35)
    • Disney to purchase remainder of Hulu from Comcast
    • Could speed up announced plans of a “bundle” app
  • Netflix (1:04:15)
    • Will reward Binge watching with less ads/ad-free episodes
  • Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (1:07:40)
  • Constantine (1:12:12)
    • J.J. Abrams’ version has been scrapped at WB/DC
      • Keanu Reeves version still moving forward
    • Was tied to Justice League Dark, which was canceled earlier this year
  • The Penguin (1:13:25)
    • Pushed to Fall 2024 due to ongoing strikes
    • Originally planned for Spring
  • Dune: Sisterhood (1:14:40)
    • Now called Dune: Prophecy, still coming to Max
    • Set place 10,000 years before Dune movie
      • Tells origins of the Bene Gesserit

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