James Gunn has been re-hired to direct Guardians 3 for Marvel, Taika Waititi remaking Time Bandits for Apple, Netflix has a ton of new animated shows in the works, Marvel’s What If? becoming a Disney+ animated series and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
The surviving Avengers attempt to regroup and figure out a plan to stop Thanos and possibly bring back their fallen friends and family in the true culmination of the first era of the MCU, Avengers: Endgame.
Disney dominates March with both the first MCU movie of 2019, Captain Marvel, and a new Dumbo, Jordan Peele is back with a new horror movie, Us, and more.
An animated Batman/TMNT movie is on the way, The Goldbergs is doing a Highlander episode, Nickelodeon is getting a Star Trek animated series and new versions of All That and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Hulu is getting a bunch of Marvel animated shows, the ridiculously stacked Dune gets a release date and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris, and Joe talk about the new Child’s Play, Will Smith’s Genie, the return of Howard the Duck, the WB cinematic universe, the quirkiness of Cold Pursuit, The Punisher, Polar, In the Heat of the Night and more.
Peter is interrupted on his class trip to Europe by none other than Nick Fury, who recruits Spider-Man to help deal with the threat of the Elementals and the villainous Mysterio in July’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.
There’s way too much coming out on Netflix in the next few weeks, including Season 2 of The Punisher, the follow-up to Nightcrawler from Jake Gyllenhaal and Dan Gilroy, a documentary about the infamous Fyre Festival and apocalyptic sci-fi movie IO.
October kicks off with polar opposites as the apparently terrible and insane film debut of Venom takes on the remake of musical drama A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.
Ant-Man and The Wasp dominated the weekend with an opening at that was over $12 million above what the first Ant-Man made in its opening weekend while The First Purge continued the solid performances of The Purge franchise for Blumhouse and Fallen Kingdom crossed over the $1 billion mark worldwide.
Luke Cage returns to Netflix in June, defending Harlem from old threats like Mariah Dillard and Shades Alvarez but also new threats like the mysterious Bushmaster, who seemingly has the same abilities as Luke and is looking to take down Harlem’s hero.