After weeks of “Slow News Day” podcasts the the floodgates have finally opened and there’s almost too much too talk about. The main story of course is Spiderman’s triumphant, albeit temporary, return to the MCU; the guys discuss both the implications for the MCU as well as potential Sony Universe concepts. From there we transition to Star Wars with news that Kevin Feige may be bringing his Marvel experience to Disney’s other cinematic universe, also, the Obi-Wan series has found a director and J.J. Abrams opinion on Emperor Palapatine’s inclusion in the Episode IX. All this plus some crazy trailers and a couple “Agree or Disagree” segments.. feels good to have a real show again.
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Disney and Sony strike new deal to keep Spider-Man in the MCU for one more movie, plus an appearance in another film.
Ghost Rider series at Hulu is canned.
Charlie Cox will play Peter Parker's lawyer, i.e. Matt Murdock, in the next Spider-Man.
Marvel wants John Burnthall’s Punisher to return in MCU films.
J.J. Abrams comments on bringing back Palpateen. (Slashfilm)
“Some people feel like we shouldn’t revisit the idea of Palpatine, and I completely understand that. But if you’re looking at these nine films as one story, I don’t know many books where the last few chapters have nothing to do with those that have come before. If you look at the first eight films, all the set-ups of what we’re doing in IX are there in plain view.”
The Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series has found a director in Deborah Chow .(The Hollywood Reporter)
She has directed two episodes of The Mandalorian, as well as episodes of American Gods, Better Call Saul, Lost in Space, Jessica Jones, Reign and Mr. Robot.
The Marvel Studios chief, Kevin Fiege, is developing a Star Wars movie at Lucasfilm. (The Hollywood Reporter)
"We are excited about the projects Kathy and the Lucasfilm team are working on, not only in terms of Star Wars but also Indiana Jones and reaching into other parts of the company including Children of Blood and Bone with Emma Watts and Fox. With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together." - Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn.
Agree or Disagree
IGN, and other outlets, see the Star Wars/Feige announcement as a prelude to him taking over Lucasfilm. Do you agree with them in their thinking that Feige will leave Marvel Studios and takeover from Kathleen Kennedy at Lucasfilm?
Sony Pictures is negotiating with Travis Knight to direct the Uncharted film. The film will begin production early next year. (Deadline)
Knight directed the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, and Kubo and The Two Strings. He was also lead animator for stop-motion animation studio Laika, on films that have included Coraline, The Boxtrolls and ParaNorman.
The Irishmen scores 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Looks like we have another Scorcese classic on our hands.
Jeffrey Wright and Jonah Hill are in talks to join Robert Pattinson’s Batman film.
Commissioner Gordon, Riddler or Pinguin, are the rumoured roles.
Jurassic World 3 brings back Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Niel.
Lord and Miller are working on “a handful of live-action TV series” for Sony’s Marvel TV universe.
CW’s Infinite Earths Crossover will feature Brandon Routh as Kingdom Come Superman AND Kevin Conroy will place Bruce Wayne in live action for the first time!
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