With Game of Thrones preseason in full swing the ToB Crew is running at full capacity pushing out content. Unfortunately, that means keeping up with the latest in film and television news becomes that much more difficult. Fear not though, Julian, Dan, and Jeremy are back with an ALL NEWS EXTRAVAGANZA! From Detective Pickachu to True Detective ,and Suicide Squad sequels to Star Wars trilogies, the guys delve into the biggest stories from the last several weeks. Including a more recent news bit; that Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is confirmed to be set during “The Second Age of Middle Earth” (Which is something that really got Dan’s blood pumpin’). PLUS, a look back at this year’s Oscars and reveal who nailed the most predictions. All that, and so much more, on this week’s Tower of Babble Podcast!
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Dark Phoenix Trailer #2
Detective Pikachu Trailer #2
Captain Marvel Box Office
$153 million domestically and an additional $302 million internationally for a worldwide total of $455 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
The $153 million opening weekend is the seventh highest for a Marvel film.
James Gunn hired for Suicide Squad 2.
Idris Elba is replacing Will Smith as Deadshot in Suicide Squad 2.
Matt Reeves Batman set to open June 25, 2021.
Ben Affleck officially retired from Batman role.
Rami Malek is in final negotiations to the play the villain in the next Bond film.
Warner Bros. wants more Matrix and Mad Max movies.
Edge of Tomorrow sequel in the works with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt expected to return.
Steven Spielberg is petitioning the Academy to change rules to disallow future Netflix films.
Zack Snyders Watchemen film is 10 years old.
Gundam is coming to the big screen. A Gundam film is being written by “Y The Last Man” creator Brian K Vaughan.
Disney+ will contain the entire Disney motion picture library, including films in the Disney Vault.
Bumblebee is officially being confirmed as the first film in a rebooted Transformers franchise.
Batman TMNT animated movie coming this spring.
Game of Thrones showrunners, Benioff and Weiss, are confirmed to be working on a trilogy of films for Star Wars.
2019 Oscars winners and discussion.
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series will be set during “The Second Age of Middle Earth”.
Brooklyn 99 renewed for S7 at NBC
CW’s Arrow is coming to an end with season 8 this fall. The final season will have 12 episodes.
Star Trek Discovery renewed by CBS for third season.
True Detective S3 finale
Punisher cancelled at Netflix.