The Superhero Report 12: Everybody Has a Streaming Service

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Everybody Has a Streaming Service


Hank and Alex discuss all the latest superhero movie and tv news. Everybody has a streaming service, Wonder Woman is epic, Uncle Alex gets on his soapbox, The Greatest American Hero gets a reboot, and much more.

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Movie News:
Stan Lee says Marvel are trying to regain X-Men and Fantastic 4 rights.

The Expendables scribe Dave Callaham will work on the script for 2019’s Wonder Woman 2 alongside director Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns.

Hellboy Reboot Unveils Our First Official Look At STRANGER THINGS’ David Harbour As The Horned Hero. The anticipated reboot of the Hellboy franchise will arrive in theaters in early 2019.

JJ Abrams’ Screenplay Will Be Episode IX’s Fourth Script. Episode IX has moved release dates from May to Dec. 20, 2019.

IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond said they nearly passed on IT in favor of Marvel’s Inhumans

In the face of some pretty severe weather, production has paused on Ant-Man and the Wasp and Avengers 4.

Spider-Man: Homecoming has passed the $800 million mark worldwide for a total of $823 million. The film is the most profitable of the franchise (it cost $175 million to make) and has passed Spider-Man (2002) to become the second-highest grossing Spidey film behind Spider-Man 3 ($890.9 million).


Last month, it was revealed that The Walt Disney Company would be pulling all of their films from Netflix as they prepare to launch their own streaming service. Now, new details on the Disney streaming service have been revealed by Disney CEO Bob Iger
“We’re going to launch big, and we’re going to launch hot,” Iger said, confirming that the service will arrive in late 2019. “It will have the entire output of the studio, animation, live action at Disney, including Pixar, Star Wars and all the Marvel films.”
Iger also revealed that content will be made exclusively for the streaming service, including original series and original feature films. Pricing for the service wasn’t mentioned just yet but Iger said,“We intend to get more specific about that in the months ahead.”

Disney released the Star Wars Rebels Season 4 trailer and announced the premiere date with Monday, October 16th.

Turns out that as a crime-fighting quartet, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist together may be weaker than they are as solo vigilantes. “Marvel’s The Defenders,” featuring the street-hero characters, was the least-watched Netflix Marvel original series premiere in the U.S. as measured over the first 30 days of viewership. For the comparison, Jumpshot created an index bench-marking each of the Netflix Marvel series against the top-viewed of the bunch, which was “Daredevil” season 2 in March 2016. Following its Aug. 18 premiere, “The Defenders” clocked in with just 17% of the viewership that “Daredevil” season two received in the first 30 days. The study looked at Netflix U.S. subs who watched at least one episode of each series.

Alan Ritchson (Blood Drive, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) have been cast as the crime-fighting/romantic duo Hawk and Dove in the upcoming DC live-action series Titans, according to Deadline. The Warner Bros. TV series will premiere in 2018 as part of DC’s direct-to-consumer digital service.

The Emmy-nominated animated series Star Wars Rebels returns for its fourth and final season beginning Monday, October 16 (12:30 a.m., 3:00 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney XD and the Disney XD App. The one-hour episode marks the beginning of the most important mission yet for the Ghost crew as the series draws closer to its grand finale.

It appears that the promised Watchmen TV series is beginning production. HBO is reportedly working on a TV version of the classic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons comic book with The Leftovers‘ Damon Lindelof.