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Mario Bros Sequel Confirmed, Batman Caped Crusader Leak, Rebel Moon v Barbie, and more!

This week Superhero Slate is celebrating Mario Day with a sequel announcement, we’ve got a leaked look at Batman Caped Crusader series, more Disney+ series get steelbook releases, and more!

Academy Awards/Oscars tonight; Razzies announced: Winnie the Pooh - Blood and Honey sweeps wins; 

News

  • Dragon Ball (11:50)
    • Akira Toriyama passed away at 68
    • Creator of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, Sand Land, artwork for Dragon Quest series, and more
  • Super Mario Bros (20:30)
    • Sequel announced for April 3, 2026 on Mar10 day
  • Batman v Superman (23:55)
    • Zack Snyder prefers Ben Affleck over Christian Bale because “Batman’s a big dude”
      • “He’s a great Batman, but he’s still 5’10”
      • Not being rude, just prefers bulkier batman
  • Rebel Moon (27:30)
    • Zack Snyder on Joe Rogan Experience: “So say right now [‘Rebel Moon’] has almost 90 million views … 90 million starts or 90 million accounts turned it on, give or take. They assume two viewers per screening,”
    •  “So you think if that movie was in the theaters as a distribution model, that’s 160 million people supposedly watching, based on that math.”
    • “More people probably saw ‘Rebel Moon’ than saw ‘Barbie’ in the theater. That’s how crazy Netflix — that’s the distribution model they set up,” Snyder concluded.
    • Big assumptions: viewers = viewed minutes divided by runtime; assuming 2 viewers per screening is a non-confirmed assumption; streaming vs theaters is apples to oranges
    • In the end, both Rogan and Snyder praised Barbie, just thinks his movie would’ve performed better
  • Superman (39:35)
    • First scenes filmed in Svalbard, as stand-in for ice fortress location
  • Batman: Caped Crusader (40:35)
  • Spider-Man (46:40)
    • Sony releasing all Spider-man movies from Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland’s live action adaptations in theaters this year
      • Spider-man - April 15
      • Spider-man 2 - April 22
      • Spider-man 3 - April 29
      • Amazing Spider-man - May 6
      • Amazing Spider-man 2 - May 13
      • Homecoming - May 20
      • Far From Home - May 27
      • No Way Home - June 3
    • No plans for Into the Spider-verse at this time
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (52:30)
    • Releasing to physical via 4k/bluray steelbook on April 30
    • Includes featurettes and deleted scenes
  • Moon Knight (54:00)
    • Releasing to physical via 4k/bluray steelbook on April 30
    • Includes featurettes and deleted scenes
  • Marvel Zombies (55:30)
    • Moon Knight in animated series will be Blade with Khonshu empowerment
    • Mahershala Ali to voice character still
  • X-men 97 (56:55)
  • Deadpool and Wolverine (58:20)
    • Vinnie Jones could not strike a deal to return for movie as Juggernaut
    • Mostly because of practical suit he wore in X-men: The Last Stand
  • Star Wars (1:01:10)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (1:05:05)
    • Complete series Releasing to physical via 4k/bluray steelbook on April 30
    • Confirms that show was a one-off, as Lucasfilm has said previously
  • Andor (1:06:45)
    • Season 1 Releasing to physical via 4k/bluray steelbook on April 30
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (1:08:50)
    • Netflix series renewed for seasons 2 and 3 to tell the books of Earth and Fire.
    • Remained #1 on streaming charts for multiple weeks

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